Buying Warts From Someone Would Make The Wart Disappear
The ability to remove warts was a shared talent within the family, rooted in their Appalachian heritage in North Georgia. On the paternal side, the grandmother showcased this skill by successfully eliminating over a hundred warts from a young relative in a single day. She initiated the process by instructing the child to collect a substantial number of smooth stones. Prepared with a paper bag, she systematically took each stone, and while quietly murmuring inaudible words, she rubbed it over every wart. After the treatment, she deposited the stone into the paper bag.
When all the warts had received this unique treatment, she directed the child to seal the bag and place it by the side of the road. She explained that, as people passed by, the warts would somehow jump onto them, leaving the young relative free of warts. Remarkably, in about three days, all of the child’s warts had disappeared. On the maternal side, the grandfather possessed a similar ability to make warts vanish through touch and whispered words, even extending his healing prowess to seed warts that affected livestock in the town. This effectiveness challenged skepticism regarding the placebo effect, leaving an enduring mark on the family’s belief in their healing traditions.