Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Real Estate Agent Turned Witch

It's a sign of our times for real estate!! Real estate agent in England decides to be the witch of Wookey Hole.

From The Times
July 29, 2009
New Witch of Wookey Hole: estate agent beats 300 rivals to the job

Carole Bohanan will be known as Carla Calamity, the Witch of Wookey Hole. As Carole Bohanan is happy to acknowledge, it is a big step up in her career. From now on the estate agent from Shepton Mallet, Somerset, will be known as Carla Calamity, the Witch of Wookey Hole.
Miss Calamity, who admits to being several hundred years old — it would be impolite to ask how many — beat 300 other witches to the most coverted job in covendom.
Wookey Hole, a cave attraction near Wells owned by the Cottle family, advertised for a witch after the incumbent announced her intention to move. More than 3,124 people requested application forms, 278 “volunteered” their mother-in-law and 23 church groups sent in letters of complaint. Inquiries came from 401 male witches and one London banker.
Miss Calamity, who wore sparkly stilettos and described herself as a “glamorous witch”, will now give up her job selling homes and instead greet visitors to the limestone cave complex. She said that the £50,000 a year pro rata salary was only appropriate for the best witch in the business. -->
“I am on top of the moon. This is a natural step up from my current job. You need witchy skills to sell houses at the moment.”
The original witch of Wookey Hole was an old woman who lived in the caves with only a goat for company. According to legend the she was turned to stone with a splash of holy water after a monk from Glastonbury came to investigate complaints that she was casting spells on farm animals.

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