Wednesday, July 27, 2011

P13A27: "Witch of Gatlinburg"

Designation: P13A27

Aliases: Witch of Gatlinburg, Crow Face, The Mountain Maid, Bird Mother, Smoky Mountain Witch

Physical Characteristics: A woman in her mid-twenties to mid-thirties. Pale skin. Blonde hair. Dresses in a cloak of black feathers and an abnormally large bird skull, which she uses as a mask (the species of bird is unknown). Often seen carrying a stone dagger.

History of Activity: P13A27 was first reported in the early 19th century, with many sighting around the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, USA-- most concentrated in the area that is now the town of Gatlinburg. Sightings since then have been sparse, and it is unknown whether this is the same woman as the subject of the original sightings.

Most believe her to be a witch who commands the birds in the area. Sources describe her has using her knife to cut into her own flesh, creating openings from which birds emerge. It is more likely that she is a "nest" for PRE13 "Convocation"


  1. Huh. That's about 50 miles from my home. I doubt I'll see anything, but it's strange to see something so close.

  2. Almost as much of a witch as our "Scribe" here.

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  4. I have to ask, have there been any recorded sightings as far south as Georgia, specifically the Stone Mountain area? This sounds oddly similar to a description in a story I heard from a friend who lived in that area at one time.

  5. FidgetyLissie: There have been a handful of sightings all along the Appalachian mountain range, so it is possible.

  6. I saw a Convocation “nest” in Gatlinburg several years ago… It may have been her.