If your anything like me then you have some kind of interest in Strange, Odd, and/or Paranormal History of our past Ancestors.
I have been interested about learning more on odd, paranormal history since my jounior year of highschool, 2007. Reading about Elizabeth Bathory, The Blood Countess, and also reading about Dracula, the history of Vampirism and what caused the belief of vampires, I love reading history on how Monsters came about. Vampires, Werewolfs, Witch Trials, and Places haunted by Spirits. If we read topics such as these in history class I probably would of had better grades. Lol
To be honest I’ve only visited one place that claims to have been haunted by a Witch. The Bell Witch to be exact. A farmers family was possessed and harrassed, probably driven crazy by the witch that haunted the land this family built their home on. A cave resided near by their farm where a grave close to the cave entrance had been made from the stone floor was dug up. The tour guide says that they beileve this grave is where the witch had been buried.
I decided to create this post to share places of interest of mine that I would love to visit and learn more of the interesting history on and I think others would love to learn more about these places as well. Down below I will share places I’d love to visit and include links to sites that go into more detail for anyone that would like to learn more about any specific places I mention.
The Witch House:
The Witch House, home of Judge Jonathan Corwin, is the only structure still standing in Salem with direct ties to the Witchcraft Trials of 1692.
Today, Witch House tours blend information about seventeenth-century lifestyles, furnishings, and architecture with fascinating insights into the events of 1692. Visitors gain a deeper comprehension of the lives of those involved in the Witchcraft Trials through examination of the material culture of the period
The Bell Witch Haunting:
“America’s Greatest Ghost Story.”
Bellwitch.org Says: One such haunting is the legend of the so-called “Bell Witch,” a sinister entity that tormented a pioneer family on Tennessee’s early frontier between 1817 and 1821. Unlike the blockbuster films and many other ghost stories, the “Bell Witch” haunting involved real people and is substantiated by eyewitness accounts, affidavits, and manuscripts penned by those who experienced the haunting first hand. This distinction led Dr. Nandor Fodor, a noted researcher and psychologist, to label the Bell Witch legend as “America’s Greatest Ghost Story.”
The Devil in New York — The Witchcraft Trial of Goody Garlick: A Witchcraft Trail 30 years before the Salem Witch Trials began.
The most famous American witch-hunt began in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Yet, more than three decades before that notorious event, Long Island had its very own witchcraft trial — the trial of Goody Garlick! Accusations of flying on poles and cavorting with the Devil ran rampant in the colonies during the 17th century and led to hundreds of accusations of witchcraft. To understand what happened during these trials, we must first understand the stresses of ordinary 17th century life in New York and why the fear of witches existed. The trial of Goody Garlick will act as a lens to understand the hysteria associated with these accusations.
Below are events in 2019 that you can join in on with other Wiccans/Pagans in the U.S.!
Brotherhood & Sisterhood Ostara Campout:
March 29-31, 2019
Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, New Port Richey, FL
Join the Brotherhood of the Spear and Sisterhood of the Shield for a fun and relaxing camp out to celebrate Ostara. Cost: $15 per person (kids too) – Tent Camping & $20 per person for a Cabin Bunk – Cost covers admission, all activities and meals. Activities: Hanging out and enjoying nature, chillaxing, walking the trails, painting rocks, setting up the fire, spending time with friends, pot luck cook out on Saturday, Ostara Ritual, a beautiful Fire, making s’mores and telling stories.
Trees of Avalon Gathering – Flames of Desire:
April 4-7, 2019
Trees of Avalon is a new and upcoming festival; family friendly and ready to learn and teach. We have classes for almost all levels and we do have children’s classes. We have games for all ages. As a festival, we are committed to serving our community of Pagans from all over. We believe that our children have the right to know our history so that they can pass it along to their future generations.
Spring Mysteries Festivals:
April 18-21, 2019
Fort Flagler State Park, Nordland, WA
The festival is always the Thursday through Sunday over Easter Weekend. Spring Mysteries Festival is the longest running recreation of the Eleusinian Mysteries in the modern world. For millennia before Christ, and for hundreds of years after his worship, the Cult of Demeter facilitated histories longest running pilgrimage. The Aquarian Tabernacle Church has devoted a lifetime of scholarly work and production into bringing these mysteries into today.
To view all other Wiccan/Pagan events in the U.S. visit the link below! Who knows there might be an event close to you!
This has been my post and share of Historical/ Wiccan & Pagan Events, I hope you enjoyed reading this and let me know if you go to any of the events I shared.
Always love to hear feed back.
Until then Blessed be.