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Although belief in witchcraft has persisted in the American Midwest for nearly two centuries, Mysterious Heartland has found it surprisingly difficult to locate stories of witchcraft in the region. Never-the-less, we have scoured newspaper archives and dusty volumes to bring you some of the most exciting and obscure accounts of conjuring, hexes, and mistaken identity. Which story will prove to be the most compelling of them all?

Posted: 9/15/2014 8:13:41 AM   Reads: 328   Submitted By: makleen   Source: mysteriousheartland.com

All of a sudden a coyote ran in front of us. We started to say a prayer - this was bad luck. We continued driving for I don't know how long when 3 more separate coyotes crossed in front of us. We were starting to become frightened.

Posted: 9/3/2014 8:12:29 PM   Reads: 385   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

Lucy was 18 and left for Texas with the male leader of the bandits (the old woman's son). They made their home in the west and northwest regions of Texas. There she gave birth to her first son which is my Grandfather. There, she practiced and improve her skills.

Posted: 9/2/2014 7:19:57 PM   Reads: 390   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

I have written extensively about the York County, PA Hex Murder (Rehmeyer Hollow) and some of the history of Pow-wow folk magic, Pennsylvania Dutch hex-meisters and witchcraft...including my personal experiences. Previous to the Rehmeyer murder was the Tumbling Run Valley 'Hex Cat' incident in Schuylkill County, PA. At the time, it was also a national story. I have included several reports of the incident and follow-up information.

Posted: 8/17/2014 8:17:38 PM   Reads: 327   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.astralperceptions.com

Witchcraft was a very serious and real thing to the colonists. The cult was believed to be a threat to the Christian Church, and everyone during the early 1700's was on the lookout for witches, who could be recognized by so-called unusual or mysterious behaviors.

Posted: 7/16/2014 12:31:35 PM   Reads: 266   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com



Posted: 3/6/2014 6:37:18 PM   Reads: 664   Submitted By: GhostDiaries   Source: theghostdiaries.com

I have written extensively about the York County, PA Hex Murder (Rehmeyer Hollow) and some of the history of Pow-wow folk magic, Pennsylvania Dutch hex-meisters and witchcraft...including my personal experiences. Previous to the Rehmeyer murder was the Tumbling Run Valley 'Hex Cat' incident in Schuylkill County, PA. At the time, it was also a national story. I have included several reports of the incident and follow-up information.

Posted: 11/19/2013 2:15:24 PM   Reads: 369   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

A reader from Mississippi forwarded the following article from the Times Post in Houston, Mississippi, printed on October 30, 1996. After a bit of research, I came across an 1877 article from a local newspaper describing a similar location, but using a different name. The Natchez Trace had a reputation for thefts and murder (including the death of Meriwether Lewis)...as well as occult activity. Read the accounts below and tell me - are the Witch Dance and the Witches' Acre the same location?

Posted: 10/26/2013 12:07:32 AM   Reads: 422   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

Join Eric, Lon & Sean as we welcome lifelong witch & author Mya Om to BTE. Mya, who hails from Michigan, has traveled around the world. A lifelong witch, she was initiated into the Craft in 1998, after studying both Dianic and American Eclectic Wiccan traditions. She has written two books, 'Energy Essentials for Witches and Spellcasters' and 'The Un-Spell Book: Energy Essentials for Mastering Magick.' Make sure you mark this date and time down! LIVE Sunday October 20th at 8:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM CT - You can listen & chat on the network page at http://www.para-x.com/live.htm or use the show link at http://www.beyondtheedgeradio.com/listen-live-and-chat.html - Google+ Community https://plus.google.com/communities/111117077774636652698 - Call toll-free 1-877-677-2858

Posted: 10/16/2013 10:13:07 AM   Reads: 360   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.para-x.com

"The Navajo Skinwalkers use mind control to make their victims do things to hurt themselves and even end their lives," writes Doug Hickman, a New Mexico educator. "The Skinwalker is a very powerful witch. They can run faster than a car and can jump mesa cliffs without any effort at all."

Posted: 9/3/2013 2:25:01 PM   Reads: 448   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

Kira, Daughter of the Moon by Beth Trissel has witchcraft and murderous thieves and so much more inside its pages. The story takes place in colonial Virginia where Logan McCutcheon returns home and many people start to wonder if he really was a captive of the Shawnee Indians or was it something else.

Posted: 5/2/2013 8:16:46 PM   Reads: 469   Submitted By: mardeck   Source: www.examiner.com

Muscle Shoals, AL — Tools used to dismember the body of Amanda Taylor were found in a haunted house recently. Alleged killer Ronald Weems tells authorities his friend hid the tools there. Weems is accused of killing Taylor with a nylon strap over a child support check.

Posted: 4/10/2013 11:01:52 PM   Reads: 571   Submitted By: John Albrecht   Source: www.examiner.com

Christopher Penczak is a Witch, teacher, writer and healing practitioner. His practice draws upon the foundation of both modern and traditional Witchcraft blended with the wisdom of mystical traditions from across the globe as a practitioner and teacher of shamanism, tarot, Reiki healing, herbalism, astrology and Qabalah. He is the founder of the Temple of Witchcraft tradition and system of magickal training based upon the material of his books and classes. He is an ordained minister primarily serving the New Hampshire and Massachusetts pagan and metaphysical communities through public rituals, private counsel and teaching, though he travels extensively teaching throughout the United States. Chistophers Website-http://christopherpenczak.com/online/ Join us for an amazing show!

Posted: 2/12/2013 11:12:59 AM   Reads: 408   Submitted By: Mackie2   Source: www.blogtalkradio.com

Kris Bradley, aka "Mrs.B.", is the author of the popular Pagan blog, Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom, featured at Patheos.com. A practicing domestic witch for nearing twenty years, Kris is also the author of "Mrs. B.'s Guide to Household Witchery." Kris is an ordained minister, Reiki practitioner and teacher, and certified Chakra therapist. The founder of the Monmouth County Broom and Brew in NJ, Kris has helped establish 18 Broom & Brew groups across the US, in Canada and South Africa. Living in Central NJ with her husband and three children, Kris spends much of her time writing, creating her line of Voodude™ poppets, gardening and trying to keep her herd of cats out of trouble. Links: Blog: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/confessionsofapagansoccermom/ Website: http://www.krisbradley.com/ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ConfessionsofaPaganSoccerMom

Posted: 12/8/2012 1:06:59 PM   Reads: 714   Submitted By: Mackie2   Source: www.blogtalkradio.com

Christopher Penczak is a Witch, teacher, writer and healing practitioner. His practice draws upon the foundation of both modern and traditional Witchcraft blended with the wisdom of mystical traditions from across the globe as a practitioner and teacher of shamanism, tarot, Reiki healing, herbalism, astrology and Qabalah. He is the founder of the Temple of Witchcraft tradition and system of magickal training based upon the material of his books and classes. He is an ordained minister primarily serving the New Hampshire and Massachusetts pagan and metaphysical communities through public rituals, private counsel and teaching, though he travels extensively teaching throughout the United States. Chistophers Website-http://christopherpenczak.com/online/ Join us for an amazing show!

Posted: 11/23/2012 5:46:40 PM   Reads: 510   Submitted By: Mackie2   Source: www.blogtalkradio.com

While many historians have attempted to dismiss tales of witchcraft as “superstitions of the past,” these stories have been told in the Prairie State throughout its history, from the very first French settlers until the present day. This month, we at the Legends and Lore of Illinois have scoured newspaper archives and dusty volumes to bring you some of the most exciting and obscure accounts of witchcraft in Illinois. Which story will prove to be the most compelling?

Posted: 5/7/2012 8:40:32 AM   Reads: 853   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com

The murder of Pow-wow witch Nelson Rehmeyer in York County, Pa. in 1928 became a media sensation worldwide. Since that time, the Rehmeyer’s ghost roams the property he once owned.

Posted: 8/21/2010 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 374   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: naturalplane.blogspot.com

Chieftainess Kalaba of Mansa district in Luapula Province has fled her palace for fear of being bewitched by her subjects. And several teachers at Lupende basic school in the same chiefdom have also threatened to flee the school due to what they called incessant nightmares caused by wizards.

Posted: 6/10/2010 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 317   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: naturalplane.blogspot.com

They go and capture other people’s children. They bring the heart and the blood directly here to take to the spirits... They bring them in small tins and they place these objects under the tree from which the voices of the spirits are coming

Posted: 1/8/2010 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 292   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: naturalplane.blogspot.com

The dark forces of witchcraft may be at work in a Midland parish where 14 vicars have been ousted, or quit, in the last 40 years.

Posted: 12/23/2009 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 338   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: naturalplane.blogspot.com

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