Witch curse blamed for pub fire
Posted 03 September 2010 - 04:40 PM
A Twitter friend bought this interesting little story to my attention.
Posted 03 September 2010 - 07:16 PM
Posted 20 August 2011 - 04:25 PM
Wow, what a story! Shame that the curse seemed to affect the place instead of the person who had the gall to steal it. Really wish someone knew the history of those three felt figures...I'm so intrigued! lol
The article basically said that whomever touched the witch felt figure got bad luck in the shape of an accident... Who knows, maybe the thief got an accident too but we don't know about it coz lol we don't know who the thief is lolol...
I have to admit that I'm really curious too about the witches and the pub's history...
Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:13 AM
The owner said I used to say to the witches 'I tell people not to touch you so look after me'. I guess the spirit was angry she didn't tell the guy who stole the witch, so no looky after anymore!
Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:05 PM
I found this interesting (a bit scary as well as the 17th century does not feel that far away to me) and found this article on BBC News "The Witch trial that made legal history" http://www.bbc.co.uk...gazine-14490790 by Frances Cronin (date: 17 August 2011). In that article, the author relates to us that a child aged 9 was used as a "witness" against the women of her family accused of witchcraft and this led to 10 people being executed in Pendle in 1612. In the Salem witch trials of 1692, children were also used as witnesses! The article speculates that maybe this child, in Pendle, being illegitimate, was feeling resentful towards her family or that she was not aware of the impact of her words would have. It is very sad indeed, and now Pendle benefits from tourist trade because of these trials. There is even a shop there selling dolls representing the witches who were murdered, at http://www.witchesgalore.co.uk/. I wonder what people think of buying such dolls. In Belgium, flower shops sell dolls of witches but I don't know if they are representing real people or not and my mother never let me buy one. Thx.
Kind regs to all,
I found a song sung about Pendle, mentioning "witches fly(ing) out on a dark rainy night"!; I do love the voice of the man singing: the title of the youtube video is:
"Guitar: Old Pendle (Including lyrics and chords)" and can be found at
Edited by Heks, 09 November 2011 - 09:44 PM.
For there thou art the master.
It makes a man's heart bleed to ask
for a midday meal at the house of another."
(35 Havamal, Edda)
Posted 09 November 2011 - 11:36 PM