A new documentary on Pendle Hill and the Pendle Witches was brought to a dramatic stop this week when three of the production crew were struck down with a violent illness. The incident happened during the filming of a séance.
Roy Basnett, the renowned broadcaster and ghost-hunter, and investigators from Pathfinder PI had been attempting to contact the spirits of the witches in a barn on the hill.
The scene was due to feature in Pendle’s Paranormal Road Map, a new documentary presented by Simon Entwistle.
Pendle’s Paranormal Road Map is being produced by GCH Entertainment who described the film footage as stunning and features members of the 17th Century Life & Times re-enactment group.
It is believed that the local Wellsprings restaurant or staff features in the documentary which is scheduled for an October DVD release. GCH Entertainment are in negotiations over television rights.
The Pendle witch trails are one of the most famous witch trails in British history. In 1612 twelve locals where accused with the murder of ten people through the use of witchcraft.
Only one of the twelve was found not guilty. One died in prison.
Half of the Pendle witches came from the Demdike and Chattox families. It is possible that the initial accusations stemmed from each family trying to out do the other on wealth generated from promising healing, begging or even threats.
In Pure Spirit
Have you ever been to Pendle Hill? What was it like?
Do you feel the Pendle Witch case is as significant as many people say it is?
What about the Pendle’s Paranormal Road Map documentary. Was the séance effected by the spirits of the witches? Or could this be a successful publicity stunt?
I am the locations manager for GCH Entertainment and I was the first to be struck down that night it was the most frightening experience i have ever had the illness lasted over three months, family and crew said that i had changed and i need spiritual help. The spirits of pendle are not a friendly bunch beleive me i know.
Andrew Girdwood says
Would you go back?
Marion Bridger says
I get a little bit fed up with all the rubbish about the Pendle Witches being evil!! There were more than supposed witches hung on that hill! Get real!
Carole Ballard says
I am a Pendle Witch, I practiced there a long time, in the 1980's and the only negativity on that land, is from the non Pagan societies, who consider us to be evil.
Trust me dear friend, its not the witches that struck you down nor would it have been the local spirits.
The land is wonderful, if not wild.
The sotry of Jennet Preston, who cursed a man who subsiquently had an atttack was struck down by fear.
Are you seriously telling me you are as gullable as that man to think that the spirits would get you in this way?
Think about it, up on a hill? cold, windy? you probably have a virus and it passed on to the crew.
Even as a Witch I would look to modern medicine before you start thinking you are under attack.
Unless of course your motives where evil itself lol
A Pendle Witch
merry meet, and well said, i myself go to pendle every year, and the only thing i get is peice of mind, an energy boost and the warm feeling that i have come home
Richard case says
Could you contact me 07595 456680 I'm filming in Pendle hill this weekend and agree with you
If it was a virus how would he instantly get it?
john turner says
demdikes and the chattox in our modern world would never have gone to trial never mind being hung,in there day people were ignorant if you use modern logic you would see they werent witches just normal people w ho ,i think just used herbal medicine to help people and that made them outcasts and someone to blame if something went wrong they couldnt understand then they would call them witches,as for the film group well they should know better but hey it makes a good show bit like most haunted dont you think.
D Goudie says
Witches are not evil. Hollywood, and television make them out to be.
We are not green and ugly. We do not harm people or kill them. Wiccan is the old religion prior to christianity. Wiccans view th earth as scared, unlike many crude oil companies, and people consuming more energy from the earth than needed. A non believer would be surprised to find out, that " Witches" are among you. Many are teachers, many environmentialist, many your co workers. Life is sacred, but due to our modern times, many are more worried about money over family, and greed over relationships. Something can be learned about the "Old religion" today, values that are lost in this modern world.
The Pendle Witches are real and the spirits around Pendle are real. There is just something truly amazing about Pendle Hill. It is without a doubt, the greatest haunted location in England.
there must be modern witch,s as that guy set him self on fire,up there,the guy could not have known that the police had somthing to put him out with
courtney abbott says
pendel hill is great
Been recently but my sav nav couldn't get us close enough. Does anyone know the post code for a good parking spot? Thanks
gretta boogie bum says
we went and were attacked by the witches
they are EVIL
Philomena Paul says
Been Pendle hill.. it's my passion… to go as often as i can… it's all good thier.. if u go with positve thoughts all is good. Have not seen the other wordly going on as yet.. maybe they only frighten those who they fear!!"
I'm planning going campin there after the new year! Any decent camping spots?
Michael Whipp says
As a descendant of John and Joan Bullock,I have been interested in the area for as long as i can remember,I do not believe they were anything other than social misfits for some reason.If their spirits are haunting the area it would be because they were angry at being classed as witches with evil powers,and hanged falsely..After watching Derek Accorah shouting abuse at Demdike in most haunted "live" I was not surprised that some of their crew got"possessed"or was it done for dramatic effect.?
I have visited the area many times and have never felt any evil forces at work.I believe if you go there axpecting to be frightened,you will be.
Maybe its time to let the condemmed ones rest in peace.
Agreed and we’ll said c