From Nancy Robert’s 1978 book Appalachian Ghosts comes this tale, originally titled “The Angel of Death,” about a woman and her ill husband. In a desperate attempt to make sense out of her new circumstances, the wife visits a witchwoman of sorts, and is told some alarming news: that under no circumstances is she to let anyone open the cemetery gate across the street and down the road from their home. What will happen if the gate is opened? Well – her husband will die. The only question is…how?
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