Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The newest Witch of the West

A few weeks ago I mentioned that the Wookey Hole Caves in England were advertising for a new witch.

Auditions were held yesterday. According to the Daily Mail:

And the Hex Factor winner is... Carla Calamity.

The former estate agent (real name Carole Bohanan) was yesterday named the new 'resident witch' of Wookey Hole Caves near Wells in Somerset.

She beat 300 other finalists who queued for hours to take part in X Factor-style auditions. In total, 3,000 men and women applied for the job.

Armed with broomsticks, they had 60 seconds to wow the caves' managers and the outgoing witch. Carla said after her win: 'Going from an estate agent to this is a natural progression I suppose. You need a bit of magic and witchery to sell houses.'

The job comes with a salary of £50,000 pro rata based on work during school holidays and at weekends. Carla Calamity will teach visitors about witchcraft and magic.

In busy times, she will have to leave her rented Shepton Mallet home and sleep in the caves.

There's more at the link, including many more photographs. Looks like a good time was had by all!


1 comment:

Jenny said...

Awesome hat.

I kinda like the raven gal...too bad. Maybe they were afraid Llewellyn would through an IP suit their way. :)