A Documentary Is Being Made About The Haunted History Of Lytham Hall

posted: 04/12/17
by: Kelly McClure
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Lytham Hall, an 18th-century Georgian country house in Lancashire, is the subject of a spooky new documentary. The film, which has yet to be completed, is the passion project of students from Blackpool and the Fylde College who are working to piece together historical facts and first-person interviews on the somewhat secret haunted history of the gorgeous building.

Originally the site of a monastic cell called Lytham Priory, which was dissolved in the 1530s, the structure of Lytham Hall as it stands now contains hints of its mysterious past, if you look closely enough. As the media students creating this film are discovering, the layer beneath the current plaster of the building contains ritual burn marks, which were used many many years ago as a way to keep evil spirits at bay.

"We have found only a few signs of the superstition which existed in medieval times," Chairwoman of the Lytham St Annes Civic Society, Marion Coupe said to press. "Ritual burn marks were deliberate and took about five minutes to create with a candle. They were perhaps to ward off evil spirits or were seen as a protection against fire."

Although Lytham Hall is known to be haunted, the students themselves stated that they did not personally experience any paranormal activity while making the documentary. Maybe those burn marks are doing their job?

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