Mummified cat in a wall – found in 1963 in Blandford Forum, the mummified cat was found standing on a ledge sandwiched between a lath-and-plaster partition and brick wall about six feet from the floor in a house in Whitecliff Mill Street that was being demolished. A few inches away was a black-bound volume of poetry and prose, ’The Speaker’ published in 1851.
In 1980 one was found in the attic of a Burton Bradstock house. It was estimated to be over 100 years old.
A dried cat was discovered in a thatched house in Briantspuddle. It appeared to be in a sitting position and the builders who found it put it in a skip. The owner of the house decided to replace it in the roof to continue “doing its work.”
A dried cat was discovered under the floorboards of the main bedroom at Boar Mill, near Corfe Castle. It was found with a George III cone and thought to date back to 18th century.
A dried cat or kitten was discovered in the roof of a cottage dated from 1821 in Elwell Street, Upwey in 1987. After work was completed, the cat was replaced.
Other strange things found in houses in Dorset over the years include ox hearts, a besom broom and shoes.
Are we talking witchcraft with this findings?
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