The Wicked Witches of Wyoming
There's no way of knowing exactly how many witches, pagans and wiccans there are here in Wyoming. However, stories of witchcraft and warlocks are alive and well here in the Cowboy State.
Here's a few of Wyoming's witchiest tales.
The Casper Mountain Witches - As far back as the 1930s, witnesses have reported a witch haunting the area near Crimson Dawn road on Casper Mountain. Over the years, the legend has grown to include a museum and an annual festival which draws hundreds of spectators every year on the summer solstice to reenact pagan rites.
The Witches' Circle in Sheridan - Another local legend that dates back to the 1930s involves a mysterious row of columns at the Bellevue Cemetary in Sheridan known as "Witches' Circle". Although the old cemetary was closed for nearly 50 years, from the late 1930s to the 1980s, it has been a popular destination for brave visitors, curiosity seekers and generations of high school students in the area.
The Witches of Green River - For decades, residents near Green River, Wyoming, have reported fires burning in the desert outside of town. Typically, they occur in the fall around Halloween. According to local lore, when authorities search for these mysterious blazes, they are never found, leading some to believe they were set by a secret coven of witches.
Nunn was also known as the "water witch" for his uncanny ability to locate water wells. According to local lore, Ronnie would often wave a copper rod or willow twig when surveying land which he used to determine the size of underground water streams.