The curse of the rocking chair
The curse of the rocking chair
These are only the more modern stories. The museum hung the chair high on a wall and no-one has tempted the curse for nearly 30 years. One local was told about a driver who had picked up an airman. Awety had been sitting in his favourite chair! Busby and Elizabeth took up lodgings in the local Inn a little ways down the road from Dannotty Hall which was no doubt a perfect home for the ale swilling Busby but soon as with all stories of this ilk things went bad. Some instances include a roofer who sat in it died after the roof he was working on collapsed, and a cleaning woman stumbled into it while mopping, and was later killed by a brain tumor. They sat in the inn and waited until a very drunk Busby arrived home. In the summer of Busby was tried and sentenced to death for murder at the York Assizes. And, from that time, many also believed the old coaching inn haunted by the restless spirit of the executed man. Soon after Earnshaw must have decided that the chair despite being a profitable tourist attraction was too dangerous to keep any longer. Another man hangs by the neck, covered in pitch, making for a grisly display. Awety's body was eventually found and Busby was charged, trialled and found guilty of the murder. What is clear is that later that day a drunken and volatile Busby returned to his inn only to find Awety waiting for him threatening to take Elizabeth home with him. Image source: darkhauntingswordpress. In he was hanged.
Unsolved Mysteries states that Busby was killed in ; however, all other sources state that he was killed in During World War II, airmen from an nearby base made the pub a hot spot, and the chair became a "hot seat" and people noticed that the ones who sat in it would never come back from war.
Awety's body was eventually found and Busby was charged, trialled and found guilty of the murder.
Quinty hotel haunted chair
Image source: Paranormalguide. To this day the chair is mounted high up on the wall of the Thirsk Museum and no one has been allowed to sit in it, no matter how much they offer for the thrill. Found guilty of murder, he was condemned to hang and his body be dipped in pitch and left in a gibbet opposite the coaching inn at the crossroads. The sweep was found the following morning, hanged on a gatepost, next to the old Busby gibbet. Many airmen from the nearby airfield lost their lives after having sat in the chair. Well that's what he was arguing about Mock noose outside the inn. The airman asked to go to the bathroom, so they stopped at the Busby Stoop Inn. This case served as the inspiration for a "Fact" segment on Beyond Belief. Their relationship was known to be far from harmonious with Busby often in a foul mood with Awety for some reason or another. Next to that gibbet was a quiet country inn where the hanged man once lived, his favourite chair now cursed to kill any who dare sit in it. They both died on the way to the hospital. So the chair was locked away in the cellar. They sat in the inn and waited until a very drunk Busby arrived home. Later that night, still seething, Busby went up to Danotty Hall.
A Longer Version of Events Busby's favorite chair. Later that day he fell through a roof and died. A few years later, two brick layers decided to try it, and that afternoon, the one who sat in it fell to his death. The sweep never made it home that night, being completely inebriated he laid down on the road to sleep.
It was a much quieter location for Awety to conduct his illicit trade of faking currency or shortening it. When he finished, he said "May sudden death come to anyone who dare sit in my chair.
Busbys chair story
The Busby Stoop Inn. During World War II, airmen from an nearby base made the pub a hot spot, and the chair became a "hot seat" and people noticed that the ones who sat in it would never come back from war. A notorious ruffian Portrait of Thomas Busby. Image source Trip Advisor. He was found hanging from a gatepost next to the mock Busby Gibbet located next to the inn. Awety did not want his daughter to be married or otherwise associated with a drunkard. Image source: Hauntedyorkshire. Returning to the airfield their car left the road and crashed into a tree. Their relationship was known to be far from harmonious with Busby often in a foul mood with Awety for some reason or another. A strange picture this may paint but it is all pretty straight forward. The airman asked to go to the bathroom, so they stopped at the Busby Stoop Inn. To ensure nobody sat in it again, they hung the chair five feet from the ground. It seemed, that because the museum had made it nearly impossible to be able to sit in it, its "killing" days were over. Source unknown. You would no doubt wish I to sit in said chair if I left the story at that and not wishing to reach my end prematurely here is the more full and robust tale of Busby's Chair.
The next morning his body was found hanging from the post next to the gibbet.
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