History hides dark secrets. Innocent places hide truths forgotten.
Bidston, South of Liverpool in the Uk has such a forgotten truth.
During the 19th century murderous attrocities did occur. Bidston was no longer a sleepy town hiding in the shadows.
In fact not all was what it seemed. Especially when what was left of five bodies was found buried in the cellar of a building near Rain Hill. For their lay the mutilated and scarred remains of Emily Williams and her children; Bertha, Marie, Lilla and Syndey.
One member had survived these horrifying circumstances. However, the Father and Husband of the deceased Mr Williams, was no-where to be found. He was certainly a prime suspect in the investigation. Police investigated and discovered that Mr Williams previous history had much to be desired. In fact his true name was Deeming, who was also suspected for murder. Not satisfied with just one name the Police discovered he had even more, and had given himself titles such as Baron Swanston.
His Knife attacks were so brutal that historians wondered if he could have been the elusive Jack the Ripper.
Bidston was known to the underworld for its associations with the dark arts. One gentleman Alex Sander, born in 1926 at Birkenhead was known as King of the Witches. He practiced a form of witchcraft that was a blend of Crowley’s magic and Masonic symbolism.
Bidston Hall was described as a Masonic Lodge. A place where secrets were kept and never revealed. Sitting on top of a warren of underground tunnels, presences are often felt and creepy sounds heard echoing off the arches. Could this be how the witches kept in touch, out of sight, out of mind.
The Hall was built by William, 6th Earl of Derby, 1595.
Paranormal entities were reported acting inappropriately to women taking up occupation within the rooms whilst venturing to seek a good night’s rest.
Other guests have woken only to discover that they cannot move, with some feeling an oppressive weight on their chest or a force holding them down.
The cellars of Bidston Hall have been an area of interest to paranormal investigators and mediums alike. Mediums have suggested that the lodge has seen more than its fare share of deaths.
In January 2009 Most Haunted Live visited Bidston Hall.
The village of Bidston is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and its buildings are mainly constructed in mellow grey stone. It is situated in the northern section of the Wirral. The location makes it the logical choice for black magic and the congregating of witches.