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Old Mysterious Photos of Witches

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Witches. One of the most persecuted, least understood groups of people on the planet. Blending ideas of occult magic with Wiccan and pagan traditions, practitioners of witchcraft have been labelled everything from demonic to jesters. For most of their history, witches were treated with savagery and contempt; they were frequently run from towns during ‘witch hunts’ and, worse, burned at the stake for their heretical beliefs in spirituality and magic. Sometimes, they didn’t even practice magic. Sometimes, merely eccentric women or artists or alchemists that seemed peculiar to the hierarchical townsmen were cast out as witches.

The following photos are some mysterious images of witches from a time long forgotten…some are most likely costumes, but many look to be glimpses of strange ceremonies. See if any of the faces look familiar. It could be a distant relative of yours, casting a spell on you from the past.

And please have respect for witchcraft… as the Wiccan religion reads “We are all children of the earth”.














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  • Damiana

    Poor Janet Farrar. That photo of her holding tje sword isn’t *that* old, I’d hardly classify the 70s as a mysterious long ago time. I’m pretty sure it’s out of the Witches Bible.

    • Exactly what I was thinking!

    • Naema Sinclair

      Janet Farrer Is a beautiful person.

    • Jared Salas

      Sadly the 70’s was almost half a century ago. Kind of scary isn’t it?

  • DandelionViolet

    Oh my goodness, that line about a distant relative casting a spell…my great-great-grandmother was supposedly a hexenmeister, if my grandma’s recollection was correct.

  • Frankie Pelletier

    some are from old movies, the silent era

  • bob

    witch=X=Wiccan and vice versa

    • Kelly Thomas

      Witch does not always mean Wiccan. Wiccans are witches, but not all witches are Wiccan.

  • edwin keeler

    I kind of think that since people say and claim witches have been among us, that sometimes you should believe that. Because who ever said curses are’nt real

  • PhoenixNocturnal

    I think these are really neat. none of them are scary at all but very neat indeed.

  • RickAutry

    I just love the ‘College Witches’- Wearing the alphabet and the evil lord Calculus must have seemed quite funny. I know Calculus scared the hell out of me, and I’ve forgotten most all of it by now…

  • Jon

    God’s word is clear; Those who practice witchcraft will not inherit the Kingdom of God. If you are involved repent and walk away. Jesus can and will break any contract with the Devil if you repent and ask his forgiveness.

    Revelation 21:8
    But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

    • As a Christian, what are you doing looking in here in the first place?

    • who knows

      there are christian witches, plus shouldn’t you “love your neighbors?” you have done plenty of sin and just because you are uncomfortable with witchcraft doesn’t mean you can pick and choose what to “enforce.” and besides, don’t people in the bible have premonitions, or visions, like joan of arc and so many others? are you telling me that they are witches because thats divination, a part of sorcery? and miss midnight is right, why are you looking here in the first place?