The Untold Story Of West Virginia’s Granny Witches May Surprise You

When, exactly, did witches get such a bad reputation? In as early as the 15th century, Europe was deep in the throes of witch trials, the likes of which followed to America in the mid 17th century when New England was awash with witch phobia. Fortunately, witch phobia never really took hold in what was to become the Mountain State, even though West Virginia has for centuries been populated with witches throughout. Our state is filled with many tales of folklore, and even though the following natural healers in the Mountain State are labeled “Granny Witches,” they have nothing to do with the traditional practice of witchcraft.

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Have you, or someone you know, had an experience with a Granny Witch? We’d love to know about the experience!