THE CAGE ST. OSYTH - WELCOME
Step into this strange world of witchcraft, execution, torture and darkness in ones of England’s most haunted houses, The Cage Medieval prison St Osyth where even today the unrested spirits of men, women and children from many years past still roam.
Tragedy, depression, suicide and death have plagued the many past residents and owners of The Cage spanning over hundreds of years..is it just coincidence? or the curse of many tortured witches who once languished there waiting for their final pitiful untimely end ……
The cage is most famous for the imprisonment of England’s most notorious witch Ursular Kemp who was accused of witch craft and hanged as a witch in 1582. In the cruel witch trails in ancient England the young nurse maid and healer Ursular was well known by the local folk for her special ability for removing spells or black magic curses from those who thought they had been hexed, she also sold potions to cure the sick and dieing and was used greatly by the village folk when they needed help for various matters and ailments. Ursular was reputed to be a good women and a good single mother to her 6 year old son Tom. After a disagreement Ursular had with a local women who would not pay Ursular for healing her sick child the women accused her of witchcraft and went to Lord Brian Darcy of St Osyth Priory with her complaint, hence the start of the infamous st osyth witch trails, which of course ended up with the execution of women leaving behind many young children to perish alone with no help or kind words from local folk.
As the spawn of accused witches these children would have been outcast or abandoned and left to attempt to survive in the harsh ancient England,
You see The Cage would have been the last place they would have seen their loving mothers taken to or the last time they knew of their ware abouts in many cases. Inside The Cage held their mothers love, cuddles and tenderness that only a mother can provide a child with, inside The Cage was their protection and the one who made sure they would eat and keep warm. The lost and broken hungry little children would often sit outside the cage trying to feel the last few remnants of comfort being close to their mothers before they would be carted off for trial and hanging and gone from them forever. Maybe that’s why The Cage still holds the spirits their feelings and the heart breaking stories of the women and children there, where we still hear the mothers cry and the children say “ime looking for my muma “to this very day.