Hex Author:Arthur H. Lewis On November 28, 1929, at one minute past midnight, in a sparsely settled area of York County, Pennsylvania, Nelson Rehmeyer, self-proclaimed witch, was bludgeoned to death. Two days later his body was discovered and the murderers apprehended. — In their confessions, the accused left no doubt that their belief in witchcraft had led to the murder. ... more »They stated flatly that they were justified in killing him when he refused to give up a lock of hair and his copy of the witches' bible, needed to remove the curse.
In these pages, Arthur H. Lewis tells the whole fascinating story of Rehmeyer's murder and the ensuing trial. And he presents us with startling evidence that witchcraft is being practiced, even today, throughout the Pennsylvania Dutch country.« less