Friday, November 3, 2023

Hexeglaawe: The Witch's Chair

The latest investigation for our Hexeglaawe Pennsylvania folklore series led us to the St. James Episcopal Church in Bristol, PA.  Behind the Church you will find a small iron chair near the grave of Merritt P. Wright (1860-1911).  Little is known about her, but the local legend claims Merritt was a witch.  According to the legend, if you go to the graveyard and sit in the chair at midnight during the month of October, you will feel the cold hands of the witch.  Curiously, there were fake cobwebs stretched over the chair and a small twig witch broom to the right of it.  This seemed to indicate the community, and the Church, embrace (or allow) the legend to continue.  We didn't wait around until midnight, since it was November, but we definitely plan to head back next October to see if the legend is true.


Revenant Manor said...

That's a VERY cool local legend.

(I do get a funny sort of mental image of a long queue of goth kids lined up and staring at their phones while waiting for their turn to sit, though)

Rot said...

Haha that’s hilarious! And probably 100% accurate.

MR. Macabre said...

I see you brought your traveling companion along with you. Awesome as usual.