17th Century "fairytale cottage" may have link to dark history

Workers from United Utilities in the village of Barley, England, were "stunned" to discover a well-preserved 17th century cottage during a construction project. The cottage included the bones of a cat found inside a wall, possibly put there to ward off evil spirits.

"It's not often you come across a fairytale cottage complete with witch's cat," said Carl Sanders, United Utilities' project manager, linking the site to the nearby Pendle Hill witch trials, where 12 people were tried, with 10 executed in 1612 for witchcraft.