Actress Margaret Hamilton, best known for terrifying multiple generations as the Wicked Witch of the West, was a former kindergarten teacher who used her fame to benefit children, animals, and public education for the rest of her life. She was described as very kind and great with kids. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The filmmakers for β€˜The Blair Witch Project’ saved money by returning the video camera to Circuit City after they were done filming moviefone.com/2019/07/15/…
Witch’s Milk is milk from lactating babies. Breast milk production occurs in about 5% of newborns and can persist for two months. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit…
The '12 Days of Christmas' are not the days leading up to the holiday, but rather the 12 days AFTER. In some lore, a witch named Befana brings candy & gifts to kids on January 5th, 'Epiphany Eve,' much like Santa does on Christmas Eve wikipedia.org/wiki/Befana
Dorothy Good, the youngest accused in the Salem witch trials, was so traumatized by the ordeal she was left with "little to no reason" and required a carer for the rest of her life historyofmassachusetts.or…
Old homes in Vermont have diagonal windows called Witch windows, meant to stop witches from flying in on their broomsticks. schmidtroofing.com/peculi…
Iceland has 13 Santas, a Christmas Witch, and a man-eating Yule Cat smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
After being denied the part of Peter Pan in the Steven Spielberg family-adventure film Hook, Michael Jackson hired a Malian witch doctor to put a death curse on Spielberg. vanityfair.com/news/2009/…
In Tucson, Arizonan in 1970, a teacher was fired for being a witch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
As of 2012 there is still an active witch hunting unit in Saudi Arabia. In 2009, 118 people were charged with witchcraft and by 2011 there were 9 bureaus in the country to combat sorcery. The US has been accused of having sorcerers. theatlantic.com/internati…
In the state of Vermont, some homes have diagonal windows named "witch's windows", which are nearly exclusive to homes in that state vpr.org/post/whats-histor…
Heather Donahue brought a knife with her when filming "Blair Witch Project" because she was afraid it was a snuff film. All of her friends and family urged her not to work on it. whatculture.com/film/7-re…
The Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz wore extremely toxic paint to make her face green. It contained high levels of copper. The actress, Margaret Hamilton, had to be on a strict liquid diet while filming due to this. doyouremember.com/98597/i…
Today I learned about Hetty Green, the Witch of Wall Street. Know as "the greatest miser", she was said never to turn on the heat or use hot water, wore one dress and undergarments until they worn out, didn't wash her hands and ate fifteen cents pies. Her son lost his leg after she refused to pay. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Het…
There was a Sabrina the Teenage Witch movie before the original show that starred Ryan Reynolds, as well some of the tv show's cast; and it's set in Riverdale! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sab…
The Connecticut Witch Trials were the first large scale witch trials in the American Colonies, predating the Salem Witch Trials by nearly 30 years. The first recorded witch execution in the Colonies was of Alse Young in Hartford, CT during 1647. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Johann Weyer a doctor who argued that Witch craft does not exist and people who believe in it "are suffering from delusions", him self believed in the occult and demonology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_…
In 1584, over a century before the Salem Witch Trials, an English nobleman wrote a book exposing fraudulent witches using simple tricks, and criticizing the prosecution of witchcraft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There is a statue of the witch Samantha from TV's Bewitched in Salem, Massachusetts. atlasobscura.com/places/s…
Heather Donahue, the lead in The Blair Witch Project, brought a large knife with her to the set on the first day of filming because she was concerned it was a snuff film, and her friends & family didn't want her to do the movie. papermag.com/heather-dona…
You would be considered a witch if you had moles or freckles during the 1692 Salem Witch Trial period. apecsec.org/11-important-…
Beth Broderick, probably best known for playing Aunt Zelda in "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, got her start in acting by doing softcore adult films. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bet…
Salem, MA is not only the site of the witch trials but: Birthplace of the National Guard; Home to 1st ever U.S. millionaire; Largest concentrations of 17th & 18th century structures; 1st Living History Museum (Pioneer Village/visitors can experience daily life of a 1st period Puritan village) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Witches in parts of medieval Europe where weighed. A witch had to be almost weightless to fly on a broom. Nobody was found guilty of witchcraft at the weigh house in Oudewater. visit-oudewater.nl/en/wit…
Along with 20 people, two dogs were accused of witchcraft and executed by hanging during the Salem Witch Trials livingwithagolden.com/dog…
When the first complaints of witchcraft had gone out starting the Salem Witch Trials, a church member had a "witch cake" made. They said it was "a means to discover witchcraft". It was made from rye meal and urine from those that were afflicted and then fed to a dog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
The 1989 teen fantasy comedy "Teen Witch" was originally pitched as the female version of "Teen Wolf" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tee…
There is a woman in the Bible named the Witch of Endor. King Saul consults her to summon the spirit of the prophet Samuel for battle advice, after various attempts to consult God through sacred lots and prophets had failed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit…
The last Salem Witch Trial actually took place as late as 1878 - it was a civil court case in which Lucretia Brown accused Daniel Spofford of using mesmeric mental powers to harm her. Both followed the Christian Science religion, which includes a belief in mesmerism. The case was dismissed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
In KyōryΕ« Sentai Zyuranger (The show that was the basis for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) that Bandora (Rita Repulsa) is a Satan worshiping witch who sacrifices children because a dinosaur killed her child en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In early medieval Europe there were no witch trials. Christian churches taught that magic was not real and belief in its existence was superstition and heresy. Only in the early Renaissance did belief in witchcraft’s actual existence spread widely in Europe, and witch trials began. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
After the death of Margaret Thatcher in 2013 the song β€œDing Dong! The Witch Is Dead” from the Wizard of Oz entered the British music charts at number two. bbc.co.uk/news/entertainm…
Margaret Hamilton, known for her role as the Wicked Witch of the West, appeared on an episode of Sesame Street in 1976, playing the iconic character. The episode only aired once, however, as many children were traumatized at the sight of the witch. lostmediawiki.com/Sesame_…
Today I learned about Zura Karuhimbi, a 'witch' who saved over 100 people during the Rwandan genocide because attackers believed she possessed magical powers. bbc.com/news/world-africa…
Whilst Filming the Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland was shunned by the Scarecrow, Tinman and Cowardly Lion due to jealousy. Her only friend on the set was Margaret Hamilton who played the Wicked Witch of the West express.co.uk/expressyour…
The snow in 'The Wizard of Oz' was asbestos. The Wicked Witch’s broom was made of asbestos, as was the Scarecrow’s entire outfit despite the fact that asbestos’ health risks were already known at the time in 1939. atlasobscura.com/articles…
In 1768 there was a witch hunt in China's Qing Dynasty, where people are accused of "Soul Stealing" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
The first letters of the episode titles for season one of The Owl House spell out, "A WITCH LOSES A TRUE WAY". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In an interview on the set of Pulp Fiction, Bruce Willis predicts that in 5 years some kids would make a movie filmed exclusively on camcorders with poor lighting and a micro budget that would be a huge hit. 5 years after Pulp Fiction came out The Blair Witch Project was released. youtube.com/watch?v=rkuE3…
Today I learned about the Salt Witch of the Nebraska Plains. Indians maintained that a salt column was under the custody of the Salt Witch, and when they went there to gather salt they would beat the ground with clubs, believing that each blow fell upon her person and kept her from working other evil. legendsofamerica.com/ne-s…
The 20 people accused of witchcraft and executed during the Salem witch trials in 1692 and 1693 were all found innocent in 2001. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
The Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz series was once a man named Nick Chopper. A witch cursed his axe causing it dismember him over time. He then had each bit replaced until he was completely metal. Upon encountering his surviving human head, they argue as to which one is the real Nick. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
The last Great Auk in Britain was beaten to death with sticks by two Scottish men for being a witch. Noting the white spot on its head and small wings they blamed it for causing a storm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Cotton Mather, one of the puritans behind the Salem Witch Trials, was also a scientist who promoted inoculation during the smallpox outbreak, even receiving a London prize for his work americanheritage.com/when…
In 1976, Margaret Hamilton reprised her role as the Wicked Witch of the West for an episode of Sesame Street. Screenings showed kids were "exceptionally attentive" during scenes with the witch and their fear was difficult to judge. The episode was never re-run and became lost. muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Ep…
Charlie the goat who played Black Philip in the 2015 movie The Witch was so problematic on set that numerous intended scenes had to be dropped from filming, after the violent and uncooperative billy goat tormented the cast and crew and sent one actor to the hospital with a dislodged tendon hollywoodreporter.com/new…
"witch windows", or diagonal windows, exist almost exclusively in Vermont. The name comes from the superstition that witches cannot fly their broomsticks through slanted windows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit…
The reason witches are often depicted with warts is because in the 16th century witch hunters would use lesions and protrusions as signs of someone having made a contract with the devil en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit…
Today I learned about the werewolf trials of Europe. In the early 15th century people were often prosecuted for being a werewolf as well as for being a witch. In the Netherlands a 13-year old boy claimed his family could turn into wolves by command of satan. His family was executed for witchcraft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wer…
After British ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died, a campaign was started to bring "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" from "The Wizard of Oz"to the top of the music charts. It sold over 50,000 copies and entered at Number Two. bbc.co.uk/news/entertainm…

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