Richard Estep & Vanessa Mitchell: Spirits of the Cage: True Accounts of Living in a Haunted Medieval Prison

Published on August 28, 2017 by   ·   No Comments 515f4BeC6rLComing September 22nd 8pm eastern

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The jailer’s evil spirit torments residents.

The demonic black entity appears in broad daylight.

The ghost of a trapped child still searches for her mother.

These examples are just a taste of the terrifying phantoms and tortured souls that dwell in the Cage, a cottage in Essex, England, that was used to imprison those accused of witchcraft in the 16th century. When Vanessa Mitchell moved into the Cage, she had no idea that a paranormal nightmare was waiting for her.

From her first day living there, Vanessa saw apparitions walk through her room, heard ghostly growls, and was even slapped and pushed by invisible hands. After three years of hostile paranormal activity, Vanessa moved out, fearing for her young son’s safety. Then paranormal researcher Richard Estep went in to investigate. Spirits of the Cage chronicles the time that Vanessa and Richard spent in the Cage, uncovering the frightening and fascinating mysteries of the spirits who lurk within it.

Richard Estep (Boulder, CO) first got involved with paranormal research in 1995 in the UK after attending an overnight investigation at the infamous St. Botolph’s (“Skidbrooke”) church. He spent the next five years investigating the haunted hamlets of Great Britain as a member of Andrew Wright’s Leicester-based team. Richard co-founded Boulder County Paranormal Research Society (BCPRS) with his wife, Laura, after relocating to the United States in 1999.

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Vanessa Mitchell (Essex, UK) is a sales worker who lived in a haunted cottage known as the Cage from 2004 to 2008. After being driven out of the Cage by violent ghosts and paranormal phenomena, she co-wrote Spirits of the Cage with Richard Estep.

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