Category: STORIES OF SATAN, GHOSTS, ETC.
A Charm For The Shingles
This custom (charming for the shingles) was more prevalent in this
parish than in any other in Montgomeryshire. A certain amount of penance
was to be done by the sufferer, who was to go to the charmer in the
morning fasting, and he...
It must have been a consolation to those who believed in the power of
wicked Spirits to trouble people, that it was possible to lay these evil
visitors in a pool of water, or to drive them away to the Red Sea, or to
some other dista...
A Witch Transformed Into A Hare Injured By One Whom She Tormented
An old woman, thought to be a witch, was said by a neighbour to be in
the habit of visiting her nightly in the shape of a hare, and that in
consequence she was deprived of her rest. The witch came to her bed, as
a hare, and crossed...
The Powis Castle Ghost Revealing A Hidden Box To A Woman
The following is the narrative:--It had been for some time reported in
the neighbourhood that a poor unmarried woman, who was a member of the
Methodist Society, and had become serious under their ministry, had seen
and conversed wit...
There is a picturesque glen between Corwen and Cerrig-y-Drudion, down
which rushes a mountain stream, and over this stream is a bridge, called
Pont-y-Glyn. On the left hand side, a few yards from the bridge, on the
Corwen side, is ...
A Witch Shot When In The Form Of A Hare
The following tale was told me by the Rev. R. Jones, Rector of
An old woman was evicted from a small farm, which she and her family had
held for many years. She was naturally greatly annoyed at such conduct
on the pa...
A Witch Who Was Refused A Goose And Her Revenge
A witch called at a farm when they were feathering geese for sale, and
she begged much for one. She was refused, but it would have been better,
according to the tale, had her request been granted, for they could not
Mr. Hamer in his Parochial Account of Llanidloes published in The
Montgomeryshire Collections, vol x., p. 249, states that he has in his
possession two charms that were actually used for the protection of live
stock of two small far...
Witches And Conjurors
From and before the days of King Saul, to the present moment, witches
have held dreaded sway over the affairs of man. Cruel laws have been
promulgated against them, they have been murdered by credulous and
infuriated mobs, they hav...
The Charms Performed With Rosemary
Rosemary dried in the sun and made into powder, tied in a cloth around
the right arm, will make the sick well.
The smoke of rosemary bark, sniffed, will, even if you are in gaol,
The leaves made into salve, placed ...