‘Witch’s cottage’ unearthed near Pendle Hill, Lancashire

The cottage was discovered near Lower Black Moss reservoir in the village of Barley, in the shadow of Pendle Hill.  Archaeologists brought in by United Utilities to survey the area found the building under a grass mound.  Historians are now speculating that the well-preserved cottage could have belonged to one of the Pendle witches.  The building contained a sealed room, with the bones of a cat bricked into the wall.  It is believed the cat was buried alive to protect the cottage’s inhabitants from evil spirits.

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Ixel Balamke

Ixel Balamke was one of the two founding members of Sekhet-Bast-Ra in Oklahoma City. Currently living in the Twin Cities, she is currently the LBM of Leaping Laughter Lodge. She also is a Meanad and lover of fine wines. Her life long partner Hunahpu and she are well known for their Wine Tastings at NOTOCON. Together they have a small wine cellar that currently holds over 300 bottles.

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