Wikipedia (Zitat):Pendle Hill is located in the east of Lancashire, England, near the towns of Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Clitheroe and Padiham. Its summit is 557 metres (1,827 ft) above mean sea level. It gives its name to the Borough of Pendle. It is an isolated hill, separated from the Pennines to the east, the Bowland Fells to the northwest, and the West Pennine Moors to the south.
The story of the Pendle witches is one of the best-known and well-documented examples of alleged witchcraft in 17th-century England. The hill continues to be associated with witchcraft; large numbers of visitors climb it every Hallowe'en, although in recent years people have been discouraged by the authorities.
The area is popular with ghost hunters after Living channel's show Most Haunted visited it for a live investigation on Halloween 2004. The show's presenter, Yvette Fielding, said it was the scariest episode they had made, and is widely considered to have been the scariest of the entire series
Wikipedia (Zitat):Die Hexenprozesse von Pendle fanden 1612 statt und gehören zu den bekanntesten und am besten dokumentierten in der englischen Geschichte.
Die zwölf Angeklagten, die in der Gegend um den Pendle Hill in der Grafschaft Lancashire lebten, wurden der Ausführung von zehn Morden beschuldigt. Eine Person starb in der Haft, den anderen - neun Frauen und zwei Männern - wurde in Lancaster und einer Angeklagten am 27. Juli 1612 in York der Prozess gemacht. Das Assisengericht in Lancaster vom 18./19. August 1612 verhandelte dabei mehrere Hexenprozesse, welche heute als Hexenprozesse von Lancashire bekannt sind. Zehn der Angeklagten aus Pendle Hill wurden für schuldig befunden und am Strang hingerichtet, eine Person freigesprochen.
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Pendle Hill is notorious for its history in witchcraft and worshipping the devil. There are various tours in the area today which trace the witches from their arrest to their execution. The Pendle Hill witches are said to still haunt the buildings and the villages. Visitors have reported feeling anger when visiting the grounds. Local people even fear discussing the events that went on during the witch trial.
Over the years, Pendle Hill has been featured in the show “Most Haunted” among several other TV shows and ghost tours. Members of the television crew reported being hurt; some even said that they were strangled by unseen hands. The medium (Derek Acorah) reported being in contact with Elizabeth Device, one of the accused witches. Elizabeth told them that there were nine more spirits in the room and none of the spirits wanted the crew present.
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