Accession book entry MISS M. A. MURRAY. - Small glass flask of bilobed shape, silvered over the inside and stoppered. This is reputed to contain a witch, and the late owner, an old lady living in a village near HOVE, SUSSEX, remarked, “they do say there be a witch in it, and if you let un out there’ll be a peck o’trouble.” It was obtained from her in 1915.’ It is on display in the Court (Ground Floor) in Case 31.A - Magic, Witchcraft and Trial by Ordeal.
Treasure Holt, Essex - dates back to 1138 and is surrounded by tales of witchcraft and murder. When a brick floor was being relaid in 1928 workers found leather buckles, human bones and a token dated from 1793. Many apparitions have been reported on and around the grounds including a woman wandering around in the lounge, a monk seen walking about a foot or so above the floor, a lady with blond hair sitting near the fireplace and the ghost of a highwayman hanging near the corner of the building.