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16369
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Many stories refer to root doctors in African American belief systems. The root doctor worked as a sorcerer or conjurer, providing potions against enemies, helping with pregnancy, or showing an individual their fate.
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35708
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The story of the Bell witch was a well-known tale about a spirit that stayed with a family for years. The Bell family moved to Tennessee in the early 1800s, and lived peacefully until 1816, when a spirit made its presence known and did not leave for years to come. For some, the spirit was kind and helpful, while to others in the family it was cruel. The spirit was not shy, and conversed with the family and visitors. After the death of the family patriarch, whom it was unkind to, the spirit left.
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35709
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After hearing about Mr. Miller’s stories, the author spent the morning with him, collecting stories and folktales that Mr. Miller had experienced or heard since his childhood.
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35706
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A ghost who hung around Kings Mountain liked to catch rides with unsuspecting people passing by. First he would hop on the back of a horse, then on the backs of trucks when a more modern age arose.
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