Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism…
The York Witch Trial
This episode of True Crime Historian gives us a little lesson in the Pennsylvania Dutch Powwow mysticism traditions.
Although it sounds like the Native American word for an inter-tribal gathering of dancing and feasting, the origins of the term in this context are obscure but refer to more European form of healing and the casting of spells — and hexes.
In this story, a simple minded fellow named John Blymyer tries to rid himself and his friends of an evil curse. Yeah. Not gonna end well.
Music by Dave Sams.