Believe it or Not– William Dedrick of Perth

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Believe it or Not– William Dedrick of Perth

MR. JAMES WALKER, 93-year-old resident of Smiths Falls, tells this one:

A great many years ago, the late Wm. Dedrick of Perth, told that he had been bewitched. He said he got out of his buggy on a lonely country road one dark night, but when he attempted to get back again he found he couldn’t lift his feet from the ground. Wondering what to do, he threw himself forward against the horse, grabbed the harness and pulled himself up to the back.

But he couldn’t move his legs— all the power seemed to be gone out of them. He succeeded tumbling off the horse’s back of the seat of the buggy.

“The moment he landed on seat of the buggy, the horse set at a terrific pace, as though witched, and there they went swaying over seven miles of rough country road until he reached the ferry wharf at Perth. The most astonishing part of story is that the moment the horse stopped Derrick regained the use of his limbs just as though nothing had happened.

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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