In the warm humid air of South Carolina in 1792, a plague of sorts shook the residents of Fairfield County. Many folks were thought to be possessed and at the same time herds of cattle began to fall ill. People began to suspect that a local band of Gifted Brethen were behind it all. They were known to use hypnosis and entertain unorthodox customs. Among them, was a well respected German immigrant named Mary Ingleman. She as well as a few of her brethren friends were accused of witchery.
|The Fairfield County Courthouse in Winnsboro, South Carolina is said to be haunted by the ghost of Mary Ingleman, known as the Witch of Winnsboro Courthouse.|