A hill called Galley Hill on the outskirts of Luton was in former times the site of a gallows, where public executions would have taken place.
The site was also used to bury the bodies of local witches who where hanged during the persecutions in the 16 and 17th century. Often these witches where no more than village wise women and people who were fingered by villagers with a grudge against them in those paranoid times. However a strange discovery was made on the site during excavations in the 1960’s. A steer skull was found with a dice placed on top of it, evidence of possible ritual usage in the past.
Gallows sites where often considered to be haunted sometimes by black dogs and other fearful guardians. Places avoided by the local population would have made the best sites for clandestine rituals.