Mummified Cat Found In A Witch Cottage In England

By on Dec 9, 2011 in Animals, Archaelogy, Europe, Science, Weird, World Comments

Pendle, England – Workers in Lancashire, northern England unearthed a cottage with a mummified cat believed to be linked to a famous group of 17th-century English witches, international news sites reported on Thursday, December 8, 2011.

Witch Cottage
The Witch Cottage
Image Credit: NP Archaeology

According to reports, the site was discovered during a construction project in which water engineers found the cottage during excavations near the Lower Black Moss reservoir in Pendle.

The site was described as “Lancashire’s Pompeii” by an archaeologist. Experts think the site could be linked to the famous Pendle Witches since a mummified cat was found sealed into one of the walls, reports said. The cat was thought to have been entombed in the wall while still alive as a paranormal protection.

“Cats feature prominently in folklore about witches. Whoever consigned this cat to such a horrible fate was clearly seeking protection from evil spirits. We’re just a few months away from the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch trials, and here we have an incredibly rare find, which could well be the famous Malkin Tower,” Simon Entwistle, an expert on the Pendle Witches was quoted as saying.

“It’s not often you come across a fairytale cottage complete with witch’s cat,” Carl Sanders, United Utilities‘ project manager reportedly said.



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