Guernsey, an island steeped in folklore has a long and
spell-binding association with witchcraft and many tales of sorcery have been
passed down through the generations.
Folklore tells us that many of Guernsey's oldest and best-known
families have association with the practice.
Both black and white witches were said to practice in Guernsey,
with white witches using their craft solely for the benefit of other
people. Black witches however were said to practice ritual witchcraft,
holding assemblies and covens to summon demons and devils.
Many of the old houses and cottages in the west of the island
have a strange piece of granite extruding from the chimney; these are known as
"witches seats" and are a place for these night-time flyers to stop
It is believed that over one hundred people were found
guilty of witchcraft in Guernsey in the 16th and 17th centuries.
the last witch trial in guernsey took place in January 1914 when local women,
Aimee Lake was charged with witchcraft.
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Europa: Stories and Myths (Guernsey Witches)