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Ghostofpungowitch by XxSuEyXx Ghostofpungowitch by XxSuEyXx
The "Witch of Pungo" as she has been titled, looking over the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA. Juxtaposition of a 17th-18th century ghost looking over a ocean next to a 20th century ship in a "old" photo.

The witchcraft case of Grace Sherwood is one of the best known in Virginia.  She was accused of bewitching a neighbor's crop in 1698.  Allegations grew over time until the Princess Anne County government and her accusers decided she would be tested by ducking, since water was considered pure and would not permit a witch to sink into its depths.  Sherwood's accusers, on July 10th, 1706 at ten of the clock, tied her thumbs to big toes cross-bound and dropped her into the western branch of the Lynnhaven River near what is now known as Witchduck Point.  Sherwood floated, a sign of guilt.  She was imprisoned, but was eventually released.  Sherwood lived the rest of her life quietly, and died in 1740.  Was she really a witch or was Grace a woman before her time?  She was a healer, a midwife and a friend to the children and animals.  www.carolshouse.com/witch/

Witchduck rd. is also named after her plus there is a statue in VA Beach

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