Of all the people we expected Wookey Hole to pick for a new Witch…an estate agent was not one of them. The lucrative job opening made headlines across the world, and was finally awarded to Carole Bohanan from Shepton Mallet. The Wookey Hole site in Somerset saw 300 applicants for the role, but Carole secured it through what she calls her ‘witchy charisma’.
From the site’s caves, the new witch will have to teach magic and witchcraft in the site’s caves. The role also requires her to be able to cackle and not be allergic to cats. Under the witch name of Carla Calamity, Ms Bohanan will receive an annual salary of £50,000 pro rata, based on work mostly in the summer holidays, but also at Halloween and at Christmas. When interviewed by the BBC she believed it was a logical step from estate agent to witch:
“I think it’s a natural progression. You need to perform a little bit of magic to sell houses in the current market,” she said.