But there were times, a long ago, when witches were the "real thing", or at least that is what people used to think, and they were afraid of them and many of them were executed.
Later this year it will be 400 years since the famous trial of Pendle Witches in Lancaster, and their execution which followed. You can read more about the Pendle Witches here and here .
This part of history of course helps the local tourism industry today.
Interestingly, there was a petition presented to UK Home Secretary in 1998 asking for witches to be pardoned, but it was decided that their convictions should stand!
Not an easy picture to take, as she gets some speed up!