Self-proclaimed witch runs coven and has ‘ghost pals’ after meeting them aged 4

A self-proclaimed witch has said she has been able to see spirits since the age of four and that she even has 'ghost friends'.

Shelley Mayes says she has always been drawn towards witchcraft and even runs her own coven.

The 53-year-old from Lincolnshire and runs her own witchcraft shop in Horncastle, with a 'coven' of other women who work there as mediums, life regressors and tea leaf readers.

Ms Mayes told Lincolnshire Live: "I've always felt like I didn't belong and should've been born in a different era.

"I picked up my first set of tarot cards when I was eight or nine and I knew what they meant. I knew how to read palms, I knew how to look into a crystal ball and see things in there."

Ms Mayes also told Lincolnshire Live that she feels "sick" when a spirit is present and had her first encounter at the early age of four.

She said: "We used to have a very long garden and I was down the bottom of the garden throwing my shoes to someone and they came back.

"I just remember them being thrown back to me, there was nobody there."

Her witchcraft 'coven' is also a gift shop selling all things witchcraft-related including cauldrons, crystals, herbs and jewellery, and local reaction to the store has been mixed.

Ms Mayes said: "In Horncastle, it's very accepting. There is the odd religious group that don't want to walk past my shop and don't want to have anything to do with us.

"The vicar of the local church did come in and introduce himself to us which was really lovely."

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She added: "All our customers come in quite nervy as it's quite a daunting thing if you don't know much about it.

"Once they meet us and realise we're quite normal they think it's actually quite a good place to come."

Ms Mayes explained that some of the outlooks of witchcraft is to manifest what you want, look into the future to find out what you want, and then make sure it happens in whichever way the universe sees fit.

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She also said she has an atar in her shop, where she speaks. toa goddess and request things she needs.

She'll ask for a 'good day' ahead, or that her children are kept safe, claiming the goddess looks down on her and grants her wishes.

And she never forgets to thank them at the end of the day too.

The shop owner added outlooks of witchcraft include manifesting what you want and to look into the future for the things you desire, and making sure they come true in whatever way the universe sees fit.

On top of spooky experiences, she also tries to live sustainably while remaining in tune with the elements.

Ms Mayes said she's "quirky and eclectic" and it's the only lifestyle that makes sense.

The Lincolnshire witch also has three children and lives in Potterhansworth village.

She said her children, and her siblings, were very supportive of her business, but added she understood that not everyone will understand or be interested in witchcraft.

She said: "It's their choice. You can't change people's minds, they have a fixed image of what a witch is."

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