Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Horsingdon Transmissions No.43: Invisible Horses

Near the summit of Horsingden Hill at dusk, reputedly the final resting place of the Saxon king Horsa, and supposedly haunted by the spectre of his horse which legend holds was buried alongside him. Other tales tell of a herd of ghostly black horses with glowing red eyes, a monstrous fire-breathing black dog (after which the Black Shuck pub next to St. Ormund's Church is named), and the sound of something approximating the neighing of a horse - but otherwise entirely alien and grotesque in character - as variously manifesting in the vicinity of the hill.

Whatever the case, the hill has a long and tragic history, being the site of numerous murders and inexplicable disappearances, such that the locals tend to avoid the area at night.

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