Yes, there was a so-called witch living here...she is better known as Mother Barnes. This is the Mother Barnes Homestead, owned by one of her granddaughters. Mother Barnes/Witch of Plum Hollow
The word witch, in this sense, was not a negative term. If anything Mother Barnes was largely revered as the wise woman that she was. It was a reporter who dubbed her as 'The Witch of Plum Hollow' and it stuck,as many wise women were indeed regarded as witches. Thus the name stuck.
The seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, Elizabeth Barnes was from an upper-middle class family, of Black Irish (Spanish-Irish descent) who emigrated from Ireland to Canada in the early 1800s. She had several children and, after her second husband left her, in order to support them she used her gift of the second sight.
Recognized far and wide as a clairvoyant, dowser, soothsayer and seer, she solved at least one local murder, read tea leaves, told fortunes and is reputed to have been consulted at least twice by no less a figure than Sir John A. MacDonald, Canada's first prime minister.
This is her house, on the original property, though restored as it was allowed to fall into disrepair. Still, her granddaughter has ensured that as much of the original beams and timbers were used in the reconstruction as possible.
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I love how you've processed this. Especially after seeing the title, the image is very creepy. It seems like there's a slight, intentional blur covering the whole image, except the door. This kind of sucks me into the door. It's as if there's a witch inside and she's put a spell on me!