Lord Carnarvon was reputedly felled by 'the pharaoh's curse' a mere 4 months and 7 days after entering the tomb of Tutankahmun. This was on my mind as I read with mounting astonishment that a feline corpse has been found bricked up in a sealed room of a ruined Pendleside cottage. I hate to be beaten to the punch by the BBC on my own backyard but their programme this morning - see this link - explains all.
What is undoubtedly true is that this strange find comes just as events to mark the 400th Anniversary of the Pendle Witches Trial are about to start in 2012. The Lancashire Witch Trials took place in 1612 and the Lancaster Visitor Information Centre will be keeping visitors uptodate with what is planned including the publishing of new books portraying the witches story, exhibitions, guided tours, public art and theatrical performances in Pendle and Lancaster and along the route which the witches were taken from Pendle Hill to be held in Lancaster Castle in 1612 before they were hung on the moors close to Lancaster.
I do not honestly know whether to start lighting candles for Julia Bradbury to come over the horizon on a white unicorn to explain it all to us (poor heathens that we are) or whether to stroke a few toads to keep her away. I'll sort out an on-line poll before the sun sets a second time over Pendle Hill.