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for The State Vol. 4 Issue 27, Dec 1936
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Many of the Cherokees believe in witches, ghosts, and other supernatural figures, and they have their remedies for guarding against these malignant influences. Ghost may be friendly at times, but witches harm simply because doing so is an inherent trait of their nature. Witches are said to take the form of the mysterious lights that are often seen in western North Carolina, and relatives and friends must guard an ill person all night to prevent a witch or ghost from taking their spirit.
Jesse James, the 19th-century's most noted bandit and outlaw, once passed through the village of Yanceyville, or rather, there are almost irrefutable facts of evidence leading to the substantiation of the claim that that he did. Whilst engaged in his acts of outlawry, James lodged in Yanceyville, posing as an officer of the federal government.