The Cage was a medieval prison where thirteen witches were kept in 1582 while awaiting trial. They became known as the Witches of St Osyth, and among them was the notorious Ursula Kemp. At the end of the trial three were found guilty, including Ursula, and were sentenced to death by hanging.
The Cage remained as a prison for men, women and children up until 1908. After this time it became a private residence. Many of the subsequent owners could not handle the paranormal activities and sold on quickly, and in recent years there has been a suicide.
It has been owned by Vanessa Mitchell since 2004, but she only lasted living there for just over three years because of the relentless paranormal activity. The house has been empty for over ten years.
It is time for someone else to take on this unique Cage, one of only seven cages left in the country, and none with the reputation of this one. Maybe someone interested in the paranormal? Or maybe someone wishing to invest and turn it into a lucrative holiday cottage for the ultimate thrill-seeking experience.
Could it be you? Call or email Florent to register your interest and book your special viewing experience.
You will need to sign a disclaimer, and you won’t be left alone during the visit.