Why The Sanderson Sisters Are The Baddest Witches Of All Time

Why The Sanderson Sisters Are The Baddest Witches Of All Time

If you don't believe, you'd better get superstitious
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For those of you who have forgotten, Halloween is just around the corner!

And Halloween just wouldn’t be complete without the baddest witches of all time: the Sanderson Sisters.

What makes these witches so wicked, you ask?

1) They Suck the Souls Out of Children

The Sanderson Sisters - Winnifred, Sarah, and Mary - were the neighborhood witches of Salem, Massachusetts in 1693. They lived normal witch lives; they made potions, rode broom sticks… and stole the souls of young children! Sarah would lure the children in with song, then a potion involving dead man’s toe would suck the soul out of the child. Why? Eating the poor child’s soul gives them eternal life and youth!

2) They Turn Enemies into Harmless Animals

At some point way back in the day, an older brother, Binx, tried to save his sister from the witches. He failed, and and to make his day that much worse, the Sanderson sisters turned him into an immortal cat. When his father asked what the witches did to his son, the witches replied, “Well, I don’t know. Cat’s got my tongue”. Thackery Binx (played by Sean Murray) still managed to steal our hearts (even as a cat).

3) They Come Back to Life

After killing Binx’s sister, the sisters are sentenced to hang. However, before they died, Winnifred cast a curse saying that the witches will return on All Hollow’s Eve when a virgin lights the Black Flame Candle. Three hundred years later, a teenage boy lights the candle to impress a girl, and the witches return. Even though they struggle in modern day, they start terrorizing children right away.

4. The Raise Ex-Boyfriends from the Dead

To help them find children, Winnifred raises her ex-boyfriend from the dead. Winnie’s ex-boyfriend, Billy Butcherson, cheated on her with Sarah. In response, she poisoned him and sewed his mouth shut so that he couldn’t tell her secrets (even in death). Talk about cold, hard witch.

5) They’re Good Friends with the Devil

Winnifred’s beloved book is supposedly a gift from Satan himself, so when they come back to life, one of the first people they’re happy to see is a man dressed as the devil. Now, it’s not actually the devil, but the Sanderson sister’s don’t know that. Sarah even tries to seduce the man! Who knew the Lord of Darkness could also be your BFF?

6) They Come Back From the Dead…Again!

In an attempt to stop the evil witches, Binx and a group of kids lure the Sanderson sisters into a prison for children (aka high school) and trap them in the kiln. They turn the kiln on, and the witches burn into a green smoke that goes out the chimney. Everyone thinks the witches are dead and the children are safe, but even this can’t stop the sisters. The green smoke comes back into the kiln, and the witches walk out fine.

7) They Can Cast Spells Through Karaoke

Last but not least, when the kids go to their parents for help, the witches cast a spell through song. They sing, “I Put a Spell on You”, which they learned the lyrics to in maybe two seconds, then command the parents to dance until they die. The parents become dancing zombies, and the kids are left to fend for themselves. Luckily, the curse is broken before the parents actually dance to death.

Though ultimately defeated...

They're still the baddest witches in town.

Halloween wouldn't be complete without them.

Happy Halloween!

Cover Image Credit: Pop Crush

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10 Things I Threw Out AFTER Freshman Year Of College

Guess half the stuff on your packing list doesn't really matter
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I spent the entire summer before my freshman year of college so WORRIED.

I also spent most of my money that summer on miscellaneous dorm stuff. I packed the car when the time finally came to move in, and spent the drive up excited and confused about what the heck was actually going on.

Freshman year came and went, and as I get ready to go back to school in just a few short weeks (!!), I'm starting to realize there's just a whole bunch of crap I just don't need.

After freshman year, I threw out:

1. Half my wardrobe.

I don't really know what I was thinking of owning 13 sweaters and 25 T-shirts in the first place. I wear the same five T-shirts until I magically find a new one that I probably got for free, and I put on jeans maybe four times. One pair is enough.

2. Half my makeup.

Following in the theme of #1, if I put on makeup, it's the same eyeliner-mascara combination as always. Sometimes I spice it up and add lipstick or eyeshadow.

3. My vacuum.

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One, I basically never did it. Two, if I REALLY needed to vacuum, dorms rent out cleaning supplies.

4. Most of my photos from high school.

I didn't throw them ALL away, but most of them won't be making a return to college. Things change, people change, your friends change. And that's okay.

5. Excess school supplies.

Binders are heavy and I am lazy. I surprisingly didn't lose that many pens, so I don't need the fifty pack anymore. I could probably do without the crayons.

6. Cups/Plates/Bowls/Silverware.

Again, I am lazy. I cannot be bothered to wash dishes that often. I'll stick to water bottles and maybe one coffee cup. Paper plates/bowls can always be bought, and plastic silverware can always be stolen from different places on campus.

7. Books.

I love to read, but I really don't understand why I thought I'd have the time to actually do it. I think I read one book all year, and that's just a maybe.

8. A sewing kit.

I don't even know how to sew.

9. Excessive decorations.

It's nice to make your space feel a little more cozy, but not every inch of the wall needs to be covered.

10. Throw pillows.

At night, these cute little pillows just got tossed to the floor, and they'd sit there for days if I didn't make my bed.

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Doing Nothing All Summer Is Okay Too

It's okay to have no plans this summer.

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Summer seems to roll around faster and faster every year and the question that's always asked is"what are you doing this summer?" Some people love to answer this question, maybe they have a trip planned to backpack across Europe or have a 2-week vacation in the Bahamas. My point is, everyone seems to have these big summer plans. Some people spend the whole summer traveling and are never even home, but there are always gonna be some people who, like me, have absolutely no plans this summer.

Do I wish I was traveling across Europe or spending a few weeks in the Bahamas? Sure. But in reality, my summer plans include working 5 or 6 days a week. I'm not ashamed of this and I wouldn't say I'm jealous of those traveling because I'm still determined to make the best of my summer.

There is so much pressure everywhere on Instagram and Snapchat to post all the fun things you're doing and to capture the moment. This creates the pressure that you always have to be doing something fun or spontaneous.

Summer should be whatever you want it to be. If you want to spend every day at the beach, do it. If you want to spend every day in bed or at home, that's good too. We all have different definitions of fun.

Summer has just started and everyone should make the most of their summer in their own way. My friends and I always make a bucket list of all the things we want to do by the end of the summer. None of it involves traveling or much planning, it's just little things we can do when we get bored.

Don't feel jealous when you see other people traveling this summer. Make your own fun plans, make a bucket list, and make the most of every day this summer.

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