Although it gives the appearance of been
considerably older, the Three Nuns was not built until
1939 in a mock Tudor style. It replaced the original building
of which parts were thought to date back to the 1497 inn.
The original inn stood alongside the road occupying the
present Three Nuns car park; the new building being set
further back. It is rumoured that the original inn's extensive
cellars still remain intact but sealed off under the car
park to this day.
The Three Nuns also has connections with the Luddites
who gathered in the nearby field before attacking Rawfold
Mills in Cleckheaton. The Shears Inn at Hightown is the
recognised meeting place of the Luddites, but rumour has
it that the Three Nuns also played a part. In the 1920,s
a collection of Luddite weaponry was found concealed in
Team: Mick, Bren, Mikey, Gaz, Steve, Royboy,
Katie, Simon, Jane, Sharon.
Joined by John, Donna and 2 friends doing
a sponsored sleepover for the N.S.P.C.C. and David Long
(manager) and 4 members of staff.
We met at the pub just before 11pm. We split
into two groups.
Group 1: Mick, Bren, Mikey, Gaz, Katie,
Royboy, Sharon, John, Donna and 2 friends.
Group2: Mikey, Steve, Simon, Jane, David
and 4 staff members.
We started off by splitting the cellar into
two sections, group1 taking one part and group 2 the other
Whilst issuing equipment, it was found that
the batteries in four torches and two sets of walky talky's
were dead although they were fine before we left for the
Group 1 set up their camcorder and sat quietly
waiting to see what happened. Two of the group said that
something touched them. Mick asked for any spirits to
come forward and thought that he saw a shadow behind Roy.
Brenda picked up on the name Tony Lee. Mick thought he
saw something move behind Donna. Brenda got the impression
of someone or something being dragged across the floor.
Mick asked if it was a body Brenda said 'Yes' as this
was said there was a loud crack that came from between
Roy and Donna. Donna yelled and jumped up giving everybody
a heart attack. Roy's torch battery died. Brenda picked
up on a man whose right eye drooped, wearing a grey heavy
linen jacket (not a suit jacket) and dark trousers. The
temperature dropped by 4 degrees. Something moved on top
of the filing cabinet.
The EMF started to go wild. Brenda thought
she heard a girl singing. Someone saw something move down
the corridor. Roy felt a breeze on his hand. The EMF was
still behaving erratically. The air got colder and the
surface temperature dropped from 24 degrees to 15 degrees.
The EMF was going off the scale by now. The camcorder
went out of focus. A man came through Brenda. He was called
Wesley, he had a droopy right eye and a harsh manner.
He was pointing at someone or something. Someone said'
Devil' and he became very angry and disturbed. The EMF
was off the scale. The man asked why we were keeping him
there. He said 'It is under there' and pointed to the
floor. Mick asked who was keeping him there and he answered
'Askwith'. Mick asked who was under there, 'His daughter-
slut- she did this (pointing to his eye) - slut'
Mick asked if he had killed her and he said
he had. When asked her name, he replied 'Annabell'. Brenda
came out of trance and the EMF meter dropped to nothing.
John told us that a young woman had been killed in the
cellar. Brenda had no knowledge of this. John and some
of the others had seen a light around Brenda whilst she
was in trance.
Brenda went and stood in the flooded area
of the cellar and once again went into trance. Wesley
came through again and aked where the door was, he said
it used to be on th back wall and led to a cart track.
He said there was a tunnel which led underground. The
air gat a lot colder. When asked who his master was he
got agitated and said that he had no master. Brenda came
back out of trance and everyone met back in the bar for
The second vigil took part in the other
part of the cellar. Brenda and several of the others could
see a moving dark mass down the passage way. The EMF started
going of the scale and the temperature dropped. Brenda,
Mick, Gaz and Katie walked forward and stood in the presence.
Gaz was quite badly affected by it and felt quite sick.
Mick felt something blowing on his cheek and saw a movement
in the doorway. Katie went back and joined the others.
Some orbs (or dust) can be seen on video footage, someone
threw a bottle top but no one admitted to throwing it.
Brenda felt like her arm had gone completely dead.
Bren, Mick and Gaz (followed by Roy with
the camera) went to look at the rest of this part of the
cellar. Several noises were heard and the smell of roses
was experienced. Bren and Gaz felt sick.
They all went back to join the others. As
they got back to where the dark mass had been seen both
Brenda and Gaz experience heavy cobwebbing. Roy felt something
blow on him.Brenda felt someone walk through and picked
up on the presence of a strikingly attractive girl of
18 or 19 years old who had been strangled (picked up by
hee also senr throat). Shsed a girl child.
Everyone went for a break and to exchange
notes. Mikey had also saw the dark mass and picked up
on an evil man, Annabell and a girl singing.
The two groups joined together to do the
last vigil together in the cellar. Wesley came through
again and seemed to be distressed about the presence of
another man in the cellar (we were not sure who this was).
The camera went out of focus and a few of the group including
Brenda and Mikey picked up on the dark mass again, a lot
of the group felt sick. After a while it all calmed down
and we decided to call it a night.
We discovered that one of the trigger objects
placed on a barrel in the flooded area had moved slighty.
All in all quite a productive night.