The Lifetime TV movie Amish Witches: The True Story of Holmes County is about a reality TV crew who are invited to film an Amish community in Holmes County, Ohio. They happen to be there when Brauchau, an Amish witch, is found dead. A group of young Amish women want the TV crew to record the strange, spooky events that are haunting them since her death. The story is being compared to the tale of The Chesterville Witch.
The Chesterville Witch folklore is about a young woman named Kate who turned up dead after being accused of witchcraft (and/or challenging the conservative views of the Amish church elders) in the early 1900s. After her death in a town called Chesterfield, Illinois, the lore has her hanging around the graveyard where she was buried. Some believe the story was made-up to keep young Amish girls in line when they try to question authority. Amish Witches: The True Story of Holmes County premieres on Lifetime on Saturday, October 29 at 8pm. The Real Amish Witches, a one-hour special featuring “the real people who inspired the movie” will air immediately after, at 10pm.
[Want more witches? Check out the “terrifying” The Witch, new and streaming at Amazon.]