It was a cold stormy night in 1821 and the Earl was travelling back to his home, alton towers,suddenly a black darkAnd figure appeared in the distance. The Earl demanded why the carrige stopped but the woman rushed towards the man and begged for a coin. The Earl cruely denied her request for a coin and orderd the carriage to keep on going home. The old woman screamed a curse "for every branch of the old oak tree that fell a member of the Earl's family will die!!!!"
The next night a ferocious storm occured and one mighty stroke of lightning hit a single branch of the oak tree and that branch hit the ground with a huge 'THUD'. True to the old womans curse a member of the Earl's family suddenly and mysteriously died!!!!
The Earl orderd each and every servant to chain up the branches of the oak to prevent further misfortune but the story did not end there.... The Earl got so obsessed with the a fallen branch that he dragged it through the wood until he eventually reached an underground tomb. The chaind up the branch there and left......the underground tomb started to move around,the walls twisting until the room was completley upside down!!!!!!
The Earl got ito a HUGE experiment between science and the supernatural.....it is said that Alton Towers is still haunted today and that the full oak tree is hidden somewhere underground. know one has ever found it!!!!