Skulls of Culgrath

THE SKULLS OF CULGRATH
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

The story of the skulls of Culgrath.

The skulls of Culgrath is a story of devious acts, death, and curses. As the legend goes here in Windermere district of Cumbria, a man by the name of Myles Philipson was Justice of the Peace in the area. He was a very prosperous man and had the desire to become even wealthier by purchasing more and more land. The land that Philipson had his eyes on belonged to Kraster Cook and his wife Dorothy. Kraster and Dorothy were an elderly couple and did not wish to sell their land. They refused to sell their land to Philipson.

Myles Philipson was not the type of man that was use to hearing the word no, he planned a devious plot to get the land from the couple. He invited the Cooks over for a giant Christmas Feast. After the feast was over, he accused both of the Cooks of stealing a silver cup that he said was missing from his home.

He had someone plant evidence against the Cooks so it did in fact look as if they had stolen the silver cup from his home. Of course, the Justice of Peace, Myles Philipson himself presided over their trial. The Cooks were sentenced to death for stealing the silver cup.

On the day of their hanging at Appleby, Dorothy announced to the crowd that she was placing a curse on Culgarth Hall, which was the home of Myles Philipson. In her words, she stated that her and her husband would haunt the home day and night until every last one of the Philipson’s were dead.

Shortly, after the hangings in Culgarth Hall, two skulls were seen. Every night ghastly screams were heard throughout the house. Everything was done to rid the home of these scary skulls; they were even buried in quicklime only to return before nightfall. As far as anyone knows, the skulls remain in the Hall today.


Skulls of Culgrath

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