The Untold Story Of North Carolina’s Granny Witches May Surprise You

Throughout time, people the world over have been fascinated with others who present special powers. Over time, many have been persecuted for possessing what appeared to be an ability to magically wield influence over creatures and persons, time and space, health and sickness, and more. The earliest witch trials took place in Europe in the 15th century and soon followed to the New World where, beginning in the mid-17th century, witch trials were conducted in New England. But there is one kind of ‘witch’ that has always held a position of honor: the Granny Witch of the Appalachian Mountains.

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You may be surprised to hear that Granny Witches are still a thing in the Appalachian Mountains (including the Blue Ridge Mountains) in North Carolina. With the addition of modern conveniences in the world, they are relied upon much less for everyday healing and other issues for which they have a keen ability to magically solve.

Have you, or anyone you know, ever had an amazing experience with a Granny Witch? I’ll go first: that person above whose wart on the end of her finger magically disappeared overnight after a visit from a Granny Witch… was me at age 11. We’d love to hear all about your amazing encounters with our Granny Witches!