Britain’s most haunted house is up for sale – after owner left traumatised by satanic goat

Britain’s most haunted house is up for sale after its female owner has been traumatised by the ghost of a SATANIC GOAT.

Vanessa Mitchell, 43, from St Osyth, Essex

Vanessa Mitchell, 43, from St Osyth, Essex

Vanessa Mitchell, 43, from St Osyth, Essex, was unaware that the cottage, known as the Cage, was haunted when she moved there in 2004.

Since then she claims to have seen numerous ghostly figures, been pushed over while heavily pregnant, smacked on the bottom and even seen blood splatters appear on the floor.

The property, which was formally a medieval prison, hosted one of England’s most famous witch hunts where eight women died after being accused in the 16th Century.

Vanessa has kept the her cursed cottage for 11 years – making her the second longest owner, with previous buyers selling the property in under four years.

She’s now putting the Cage up for auction after a picture has been revealed that shows the face of a satanic goat – an animal that some believe represents Satan and could confirm an evil force haunts the house.


Vanessa, who works in sales, said: “The face spotted on the picture and CCTV footage is the spitting image of a satanic devil.

“I honestly believe the house is cursed, I have lived there for years but for me seeing a tall dark figure standing between me and my son’s cot was the final straw for me.

“Footage from the past couple of weeks shows the picture of a satanic goat which just reaffirms that the place is haunted by something malevolent.

“There’s something evil there in there, something demonic, whatever it is that’s keeping the other spirits trapped inside.

“I have seen more than I could ever have imagined over the years in the Cage – from being attacked while I was pregnant to being smacked on the backside.

“I was never warned about the paranormal activity in the house when I bought it and think I was drawn to it to try to help the house.

Vanessa Mitchell with paranormal investigator Micky Rawlins

Vanessa Mitchell with paranormal investigator Micky Rawlins

“The house has always constantly been up for sale before I bought it, it’s a lovely house in a perfect location in a nice quaint village but what’s in the house makes people move in as little as six months.

“A couple of hundred years ago one man bought the Cage for £150 and sold it for £50 less shortly after just to get rid of it.

“I’m selling the house now because the house is getting worse we’re catching evidence all the time of the tortured spirits inside, I’ve had every medium, psychic and investigator in there to try and get rid of what’s in there.”

When Vanessa first bought the Cage for £148,000 in 2004, she was unaware of its haunted history.

One of the most shocking incidents to happen since then was her being pushed over when she was eight months pregnant, with Jesse, who is now eight-years-old.

Vanessa Mitchell, 43, from St Osyth, Essex

Vanessa Mitchell, 43, from St Osyth, Essex

She said: “It was absolutely terrifying, I just remember feeling the force like something had pushed me and falling on my side.

“When I was on the floor I just lay there in shock.

“Another incident happened while I was brushing my teeth something gave me a hard smack on my backside when there was just me in the house.

“It wasn’t a tap it was a full blown whack, it was such a vicious act and there wasn’t a person in sight.”

“While I had company with me in the house I felt safe but when I was left on my own I couldn’t stand it and never wanted to go home it was truly ruling my life.

“Some nights I was so scared that I’d sleep with my head under the bedsheets and all the bedrooms lights on.”

Vanessa Mitchell outside the Cage

Vanessa Mitchell outside the Cage

Since then she’s been researching history of the former prison and found out about plague victims sent there to die along with modern day suicides in the house.

While the house is still up for sale she’s continuing to look into its troubled history in the hope of discovering why it’s been so active and why the spirits communicate with living centuries on.

She said: “It’s very rarely that I go back to the house, I never go back on my own, I try to not step foot in the house – I know what’s in there and don’t want to go in because whatever is in there recognises me.

“I’ve had the best paranormal investigators, psychics, mediums trying to help the trapped souls in the house but it’s never worked, I don’t think anyone can change it.

“But I’ve had enough of its spooky residents and the recent devil goat picture has led me to finally put it on the market.”