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Witchcraft Superstitions

Just a forewarning ... Some of these are weird, some are gross and some are just downright wicked.

A cow licks her hair and that hair goes down in the left side of the pouch and forms a ball, and if you have one of those in your hand you can bewitch anyone.

An evil person can take the length of your fingers and hoodoo you in two days, to make you do what ever they want.

A hoodoo bag can contain salt, pepper, chicken feet, a rabbit foot, ashes and a piece of a razor.

A hoodoo can rub their hand over your head and make you bald-headed inside of two weeks.

A hoodoo person can let you bite a piece of an apple and all your teeth will fall out of your head.

A hoodoo person can take your old clothes and run you insane.

A hoodoo woman could rub her hands over your eyes and you will go blind in one night; and she can rub them again over your eyes and you can see.

A love powder is a half teaspoonful of sugar, teaspoonful of peppermint and a teaspoonful of grated candied orange peel; give a teaspoonful of this mixture in a glass of wine and the person will love you forever.

A person can take some of your hair and make you go crazy.

A person can take one of your shoes and bury it and make you walk all the time.

A person can make you get very thirsty by putting a whiskey bottle under your porch for three weeks, and then throwing the bottle into a fire which will make you very thirsty for whiskey.

A sure way to hoodoo a person is to catch their eyes when talking to them and don't let them go.

A witch can cure her pain by rubbing sugar, salt, vinegar and hot water over her pain.

A witch doctor can tell if you are bewitched when he looks at you, for if you are, he will see white clouds floating around you.

A witch is one that sells her soul to the devil and she has to keep someone in her power all the time; if not, the devil will make her suffer untold agony.

A woman should take her first urine on Monday morning, put it in a jar and place it under the bed for nine days and it will hold her husband.

Always carry a black cat's bone in your pocket, if you think someone is bewitching you.

As you eat the wing of a chicken, take the little bone that is near the end and drop it into the pocket of the fellow you are going with, without him knowing it, and he will ask you to marry him.

Boil a black cat until all the meat comes off and take the bones to the four corners of the road and you will meet the devil.

Burn a black cat up and there will be one bone that will not burn up; that is called the lucky bone, and if you carry that bone you will never have bad luck.

Burn your shoes as soon as you are through with them and you will never be bewitched.

Bury some hair from the top of your husband's head under the front doorstep and he will never leave home for good.

Bury your husband's shoes in the front yard with the toes toward the door and he will never leave you.

Carrying a rabbit's foot keeps all evil away.

Clean out the stables between Christmas and New Years, and the witches will not hurt your stock during the year.

Cut some of your hair and some from your man's head, and tie it all together to wear in your left shoe and make him crazy about you.

Every seven years the witches come to life.

Get a pair of old shoes and put pepper inside, then send them to a person and it will give them rheumatism.

Grave dust is what a witch uses to hoodoo you, and you will conquer her if you get some and wear it.

Hang black coats over all the outside doors at night, to keep witches out of the house at night.

If you don't want your man to talk to another woman, take a nail and drive it at the end of his heel prints, and he will run from her the next time he sees her.

If you take a strand of hair out of a person's head and wear it in your pocket for two days, it will give that person the headache.

If your husband is running around, take some of his hair and a piece of his necktie and put them in a bottle, then throw that in the river; and when that necktie rots, that will change him.

If a hoodoo person wants to show you something, let them put their own hand on it, for if you touch it they can poison you.

If a man carry a gun all the time, he will kill someone soon; because a gun can hoodoo him.

If a man get your hair and put it in a bottle of vinegar, it will make you crawl on your stomach for him.

If a man loves you and you love him, don't let him get a strand of your hair; for if you do, he will run you crazy.

If a man sees a woman he wants, he can get her by taking a picture of her and sleeping with it face down under his head for a week; and she will look for him until she finds where he lives.

If a man wants to get rid of his wife, he should make a hole in a tree, then put her monthly rags in that hole and stop it up; which will kill the tree and his wife will die.

If a man wants to run a woman crazy, he can take a strand of her hair and wear it in his shoes for a week.

If a person is bewitched and the witch dies, the witch must be dead a year before the spell is broken.

If a person is in bed and you don't want them to wake up, just hang your nightie over their head so they can inhale the perfume and they will sleep until morning.

If a person kill somebody and get way, a hoodoo can take one of their letters and make them surrender in one week.

If a person keeps coming to your house and you don't want them to come back any more, just pour some salt over the doorway and they will never come back again.

If a person leaves you and you want them to come back, just take their picture and turn it upside down, and they will come back to you.

If a person try to hoodoo you in leap year, put a horseshoe over your door and they can't hoodoo you.

If a person wear your coat and give it back to you before the time is up, they have hoodoo the coat; and if you wear it you will get hoodoo.

If a witch comes to your house, say, "Kiss my ass" three times under your breath, and she can't harm you.

If a woman can get a little of your blood on a piece of cloth and tie it up in a bag and wear it on her leg, she will run you crazy in nine days.

If a woman don't know you and try to rub her jaw against you, she will hoodoo you if you let her.

If a woman kisses you twice on one cheek and once on the other cheek, she is trying to hoodoo you.

If a woman sprinkles some salt from her house to yours, it will give you bad luck until you clean the salt away and put pepper over your door sill.

If a woman wants her husband to stay away from other woman, she can do so by putting a little of her blood in his coffee, and he will never quit her.

If a woman's husband dies and you don't want her to marry again, cut all of her husband's shoes all in little pieces, just as soon as he is dead, and she will never marry again.

If another girl is after your boyfriend, get some of her clothing with monthly stains on it and throw the clothing in running water; when the stain fades she will fade out of his mind.

If anyone finds your monthly cloth and buries it, when the cloth rots you will die.

If anyone puts your hair up in a tree when the sap is coming up, you will be hoodooed and not get well.

If someone always comes to the house at dinner time, place a bottle of castor oil by their plate which will make them so sick they will never impose on you again.

If someone bewitched you, put a piece of red flannel in hot water on the back of the stove and let it boil; so the one that has a spell over you will come and ask for forgiveness.

If someone comes to your house and you don't want them to come back, find their tracks and nail them full of nails and they will just keep walking and walking; and will not be able to come back.

If someone dislikes you, break an egg into a glass half full of water, put a needle in it and place the glass under your bed to take that person's anger away.

If someone does you harm and you wish they would live a lot to suffer, they will die before you.

If someone does you dirty and you don't want them to come to your house, drop some salt back of them.

If someone has put something down for you to walk over, place a brown paper packet of red pepper in your shoes so walking will do you no harm.

If someone hoodoo or bewitch you, if you are a woman, you must go to a man to take it off; and if a man, you must go to a woman.

If someone is going with your husband or beau and you don't want them to go, go to their house and throw red pepper and salt in front of the door so they will walk over it; which will start them quarreling and they will fall out.

If someone is putting an evil spell on you; sit for an hour and close your eyes while imagining that everything around you is orange in color; which will break the spell.

If someone is bothering you, take a handful of salt and call their name and throw it over your right shoulder, and they will not bother you.

If someone shit in your front yard, take it up on a shovel, put turpentine on it, burn it, and their ass will burn forever.

If the law is after you, go and sleep in a cemetery overnight; and the next morning you can get up and the law will not be looking for you.

If the wife doesn't like her husband and she is pregnant, she should turn her back to him and make a wish for the child not to like the father, and the child will never care for the husband.

If two people are running around together and you want to break them up, take salt and pepper and mix it good, then put it down for them to walk over; and it will start them to fussing.

If you are blind a hoodoo woman can make you see in two days.

If you are going with a man and you don't want him to come back, get some of his hair and put it in a bottle, then go to the river and throw it in, and the man will go whichever way the bottle goes.

If you are going with someone and want to stop, get a can of acid and pour over their picture; and it will burn you apart.

If you are going with a young man and you don't want him to come back, put some red pepper and salt right in his foot tracks, and he will never come back again.

If you are going with a fellow and you can get one of his socks he has worn but never washed, and sleep with that under your pillow, he can never get away from you.

If you are going with a man and you want him to come back, spit on his back just as he is leaving the door.

If you are rich, a hoodoo woman could put her hand on you, and you will get poor in one hour.

If you can bury anyone's dirty clothes down by a stream of running water, when that cloth rotes they will start to fade and die.

If you can get someone's hair and bury it by a running stream, it will make them fade away and die.

If you can keep chickens with the feathers turned back the wrong way, you will never be hoodooed.

If you can't sleep at night, put some blessed water under your bed, and the witches will not bother you.

If you chew gum and lay it down around and a person don't like you, they can take your gum and hoodoo you if they want to.

If you do something to a person they don't like, they can drive a nail in your footprint and it will make you walk yourself to death.

If you don't like someone, take some of their hair and nail it on a tree; when that hair starts to grow, they will die.

If you don't like someone, take a rattlesnake and kill it, dry the snake and make a powder of it which, when placed in their coffee, will make them full of little snakes.

If you don't want anyone to live in a house, put rusty nails under their front doorstep and they will not live in that house over three days.

If you don't want someone to come back to your house, stick three nails in their heel of their shoe where they leave a track in the yard.

If you don't like someone and don't want them to come to your house, hang a bottle of blue vitriol by the porch or door and they will not come in your house.

If you don't like someone and can get a tintype of them, and put it in the cemetery, they will die.

If you don't want your friend to come back to your house, put his picture in the ground in salt, with the face down touching the salt and the head away from the house, and he will not come back.

If you don't want a girl to marry another man, just get her engagement ring and wear it for three days, then give it back to her; and she won't marry that man.

If you don't want your husband to have any nature for you, when he is sleeping measure his privates with a cord string and tie three knots in it; hide the string in the house and he will not have any desire for you.

If you don't want someone to come to your house, put red pepper, black pepper and salt under your door, and they will not come back.

If you don't want enemies to come around your house and put a spell on you, wash your front doorstep every Monday morning with urine.

If you fall out with your sweetheart, get up on a Friday night at midnight and put his picture on a cross and burn it up, and he will come back to you.

If you fall out with someone, and want them to come back, place their picture upside down while looking through a glass of water in front of a looking glass; which will make them come back.

If you find a rag in your feather bed with needles and thread just stuck in it, some old woman will come dressed in black and want to buy bottles or fruit jars at your house.

If you get a man's foot prints and put a rusty nail in it, his foot will burn him all the time.

If you get someone's sick clothes that you don't like, and bury them in an old hollow tree, they will start to bloating and never will come sick again unless you take the rags out of the tree.

If you get the eye of anyone and can hold it, you can make them do anything.

If you get the hat of someone and put vinegar and red pepper in it, then bury it, that will make them never satisfied with anything.

If you go somewhere and think you will be hoodooed, always carry a piece of bread in your pocket.

If you hang a bottle of bluing down a fireplace, it will keep Satan away.

If you have an enemy and don't want them to come around your house, wear salt and pepper in your shoes.

If you have a woman and don't want her to go with anyone, just give her a stick of powder chewing gum, and she can't leave you.

If you have a beau and he leaves and you don't want him to come back, throw a small bag of salt at him as he leaves the house.

If you have company and you don't want anyone to stay, try and get back of them and sprinkle a little salt on their left shoulder and they will leave.

If you have got it in for someone, take their dress or (if a man) pants and bury them; and when the clothes rot the person will die.

If you have it in for someone, get red pepper and have it cursed, and sprinkle it around their house so they can walk in it; it will make them very sick.

If you have not seen anyone for a long time, take their picture and set it up against the wall on the floor and you will see them soon.

If you have not seen anyone for a long time, take their picture and put it behind the looking glass and they will come soon.

If you have trouble with your beau and want him to come back, take his photo and bury it face down, wishing he will come back; and he will sure come back in three days.

If you keep a silver dime in your mouth, no one can poison you.

If you like someone and you want them to return, take a pin and lay it down with the point toward your front door, and leave it there nine days; and they will return.

If you love someone and they are indifferent to you, get a piece of their clothing that they have worn next to them and pin it next to the clothing you wear next to you, and they will soon grow to love you again.

If you love someone and want to bring them back, take a piece of cream cheese and some flour and make a ball of it, and drop it in their pocket without them knowing it.

If you meet someone with whom you are not acquainted, and he wants to pin a lower on you, he intends to bewitch you.

If you put your stockings on wrong side out, the witch will get you.

If you put a horseshoe over your door with the points down, a witch will never come under your door.

If you put salt and pepper in front of a house, it will bring bad luck to the people that live in the house.

If you put some vinegar and pepper in a man's pants, he won't be able to sit down for four weeks.

If you room at a house and leave your clothes there, they can fix you so you can't leave if you wanted to.

If you rub hot ashes on the inside of a person's shoes, it will make their arches fall.

If you see a witch coming, run and put the broom down in front of the door and say, "Kiss my ass" three times and she will not be able to step over the broom.

If you see someone on the street and they are very beautiful and look real strong at you, you had better turn around and spit three times, for they may have the evil eye and will throw a spell on you.