In the Cherokee Nation’s Back Then Halloween video Cherokee Elders spin spooky Halloween tales, from headless ghosts at Witch Hollow to Halloween pranks and the little people.
Cherokee Elder Jim McGee tells viewers about Witch Hollow, a place that during the Civil War people saw headless bodies. “Every time you went to Witch Hollow you looked for these headless people… Witch Hollow was a scary place,” he says.
Cherokee Elder Nadine McLemore Mahaney tells viewers what she knows about the little people. “If you hear a language and you can’t understand what you’re saying, that’s what it is… if you hang around, they’ll get you lost.”