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Slippery Hill Cemetery in Avery County has been the site of a number of strange occurrences since the turn of the century. Local citizens who have reported seeing a hovering light over the cemetery have died shortly after or lost someone close to them. Two men have crashed and died while driving past the cemetery. In the early 1900s, men on horses reported feeling a presence jump on the back of their horses as they rode past the cemetery. To this day, people avoiding looking at the cemetery for fear of seeing the lights.
Joann Denton of Morganton is a self-proclaimed witch. When she accurately predicted the death of Dorothy Ramsey, Ramsey's daughter brought charges against Denton. Denton, cleared of all charges and now with nationwide notoriety, predicted the death at a sÃ©ance. Denton never charges for her sÃ©ances or readings.