At the time, according to the Penwith Local History Group, Carn Cottage was being rented out by a couple, Gerald and Ellaline Vaughan. On the evening of May 21 1938, Ka Cox was asked to go up to the cottage, because, depending on what account you read, either Mrs Vaughan was very ill, the Vaughan’s were in a state of panic because the cottage was so haunted, or, the Vaughan’s were concerned about a satanic ritual taking place in the cottage involving Aleister Crowley himself. Whatever happened that evening, by the end of it Ka Cox was dead and Gerald Vaughan had gone mad, eventually ending up in an asylum.
When I used to live in Penzance within Penwith in Kernow (Celtic Cornwall) from 1976 to 1989, I heard about the rumours of A.C.’s presence in Carn Cottage. It is certainly true that The Great Beast’s son Aleister MacAlpine: Ataturk Crowley: Randall Gair: Count Charles Edward D’Arquires (1937-2002) lived in Newlyn, West Cornwall. My Cornish mother still lives in Newlyn.