Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A WITCH TRIAL IN 1969?

One of the strangest stories we found about the area comes from Newell, West Virginia.  It started with one of our crew members, who had an experience with a man claiming to be Frank Daminger.  This crew member was given a coin by Mr. Daminger and was told it would serve as protection should they decide to ever go back into Nessly Chapel Cemetery.  Despite our efforts, we could not find an explanation of what the coin means.   About three weeks ago this truly awesome lady named Jane Mehaffey sent me a story she did recently about the 1969 Witch Trial called Strange Brew. I will be printing it in two parts.  Mike and I went out and took pictures of the areas talked about in the story and I will be including those with the article.  Even today the whole affair is something of a mystery.  No one knows to this day how Mr. Daminger caused the wine bottle to fall from the tomb stone.....Wait, I am getting ahead of the story here.    :)

3 comments:

Tisha Troyer said...

I didn't know about all of this, it was well before I was born, but my mother has been Frank Daminger's "mistress" from about the mid 70's to present day. I was told of her witnessing the same graveyard antics and my grandmother was very frightened of him. In my experiences with him he played parlor tricks that scared me because of my young age. i did however watch my mother nearly kill my aunt because of Mr. Daminger. My grandfather was a horse trainer at Bowie Race course and my mother was an outrider.My mother was in her early 20's when they started their affair.

Dave Tate said...

very very interesting and i was raised only few miles from there yet had never truly know all about this

Anonymous said...

Dude that's where I live