We told last week how Vanessa Mitchell, 37, was forced to move out with her baby son after being attacked by ghosts in their home.
Our reporter decided to try a spell at the former witches’ prison, called The Cage — despite Vanessa’s warnings that it’s CURSED.
She said: “People who live here seem to die, get divorced or go mad.” Within hours we’d seen chains rattling on the walls for no reason, heard mysterious scratching and felt sudden extreme temperature drops.
The cottage in St Osyth, Essex, looks cosy from the outside.
But the chills start in the entrance hall, where spots of blood once appeared for no reason in front of Vanessa’s horrified guests.
The terror grows in the living room, where she saw the ghost of a man in ancient clothes with straggly hair. But most menacing of all is a sitting area by the kitchen, where up to 13 witches were chained in the 16th century.
The building was still being used as a jail right up until the early 20th century.
As darkness fell a chain hanging from a wall in there started swinging — though there was no breeze.
As our reporter settled down for the night she heard scratching behind a wall.
Just before midnight the temperature suddenly dropped to freezing and the fire spluttered and died.
The investigator felt unwelcome, as if she were being watched — and after just a few sleepless hours scarpered, terrified, around midnight.