The Bewitched Chestnut Tree

Spread the love

There’s an old story from the mountains of southwest Virginia about a witch named Bill Boggs. It was said that Boggs got his powers from a chestnut tree on top of a ridge, and around this tree was a zone of death in which no plant nor animal could live. One old farmer decided to rid that ridge of the cursed tree.

Things did not go well, at least not at first.

That, friends, is our story for today.

Be sure to subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at so you don’t miss out on any of our tales.

We’re on TikTok @storiesofappalachia and on Instagram @storyappalachia with more video tales of Appalachia. Be sure to follow us!

Til next we meet, sweet dreams, podcast listeners…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *