Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Horsingdon Transmissions No.134: A Hallowmere Murder

Very much like Burn Hill, Hallowmere Playing Fields (location of Northwich's infamous 'Witching Tree') is also home to a colony of crows. This seems typical of many of the stranger and more curious locales in the region. These birds seem drawn to such places - portents and harbingers of the unlikely and preposterous fates that often seem to overtake those unfortunate souls whose destiny appears inextricably linked to these sites. Typically, the days before an otherwise unexpected disappearance or praeternatural manifestation, one will notice a growing congregation of crows, whose cawing becomes increasingly more regular and insistent. Then in an instant they will cease their hollow and sinister song before taking to the skies in a wild panic. In the hours that follow, one can be assured that something terrible will happen.

Needless to say, Hallowmere Playing Fields is best avoided in the aftermath of its murder of crows.

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