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Beware the witches of Rocqueberg

Witch
The tale tells of witches dancing around trees at Rocqueberg

Wherever you are in the world, spooky stories abound, and Jersey is no exception from witches and ghosts to black dogs and tombs.

North, south, east, west - it seems that each part of the island has a ghostly tale to tell. From the black dog roaming the paths of Bouley Bay to the Witches of Rocqueberg.

One such story involves a young man called Hubert who was engaged to a girl called Madeline.

Hubert used to go for long walks during the evenings, and one evening he walked towards Rocqueberg Point.

He fell asleep next to the rock, but when he woke up the rock had gone - and was replaced by a magic wood.

There were beautiful girls dancing around the trees and Hubert danced with them, and as he left he promised he would return the following night.

Rocqueberg
Hubert danced with witches at Rocqueberg

When he got home, he told Madeleine about the strange events, and she warned him not to go the next night, but Hubert decided to go anyway.

Madeleine told the parish priest about her suspicions, and the priest told her to take a crucifix and follow Hubert.

When Madeleine reached Rocqueberg, she saw Hubert, merrily dancing. But there were no beautiful girls - just ugly old witches.

Madeleine held the crucifix high above her head and ran towards the witches - who vanished, shrieking, whilst Hubert collapsed, unconscious.

So if you find yourself merrily dancing around Rocqueberg of an evening - beware of ugly old witches dancing around the trees.





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