There’s a series of limestone caves that are known as the Wookey Hole Caves in Somerset, England. The caves have been used for thousands of years. The petrified remains of human and animals have been found within the cave system. Some believe the remains are that of the witch. There are various legends that tell of a witch that used to live in the cave.
The Legend Of The Witch Of Wookey Hole
A man from Glastonbury was supposedly engaged to a woman from Wookey. The witch put a curse on the relationship and ended the engagement. The man became a monk and looked for the witch to seek revenge. He finally found her but she hid within a dark corner in the underground river. The monk then blessed some water and splashed it into the river petrifying everything with in it including the witch. Apparently the witch has remained petrified in the cave until this very day.
A 100 year-old skeleton was discovered in some near by caves that has also been linked to the story. The remains reveal it was a male between 25 and 35 years old. This led many to believe that the story of the witch in the cave was true. The legend even attracted the likes of the show “Most Haunted” to do an exploration of the cave and its history. While they didn’t capture anything too crazy, they did find some rather creepy things.