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Mysterious markings to be revealed at Wookey Hole Caves

PUBLISHED: 10:27 03 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:27 03 October 2017

The surreal, vibrant colours deep in the caves of Wookey Hole (c) Phillip Coldwell

The surreal, vibrant colours deep in the caves of Wookey Hole (c) Phillip Coldwell

Philip Coldwell

Spooky symbols and mysterious markings believed to be 400 years old are to be displayed to the public for the first time at Wookey Hole Caves

The letters and symbols would have been made to ward off the evil of the Witch of Wookey Hole, and lay undiscovered for hundreds of years.

At first they were thought to be graffiti, but now specialists from Bristol University believe that an eerie draught of air spooked visitors to the caves prompted the ritual markings to be made.

Daniel Medley, owner of Wookey Hole Caves, says: “We are always discovering new things in the caves and four new ritual protection markings were discovered when we were creating the Wild Wookey attraction for this year.

“Their discovery proved that the route our adventure cavers use is the same one used in the 15th century, mentioned by William of Worcester in 1470.”

To find out more, or to book your trip, visit the Wookey Hole Caves website here.

For lovers of all things spooky and supernatural, have a look at our Somerset haunted locations.

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