Not my aunt, actually, but rather an aunt of my younger brother's first wife. She must have been a really interesting character, though I knew her only through my brother's recounting of his and his then-wife's brief stay with Dottie in Ackworth, Georgia many years ago.
Like a lot of rural southerners she was quite superstitious. My brother told me she was deeply into spiritualism and routinely consulted spirits. Any matter of concern or importance called for a session with her well used Ouija Board.
Consulting the spirits would have been easy for her because - according to her - the homestead was built on a haunted portion of an old Civil War battlefield. Lots of those around here, at least according to legend.
Most enjoyable is hearing my brother tell of the night he was shaken awake by a ghost dressed in a Confederate Uniform. Now my brother is a bit more religious in the traditional sense than I am, having retained a good portion of our Christian upbringing. I've never found him to be particularly superstitious, but hang around the creepy atmosphere Aunt Dottie's place provided and lots of strange things might seem to occur.
When my brother told her about his experience of being shaken awake by a Confederate Ghost and provided the young man's description, Dottie told him the soldier's name and little about conversations she had had with him over the years.
And Aunt Dottie did correctly predict the sex of my brother and his wife's baby early in the pregnancy, even providing what later proved to be a reasonably accurate description of what the baby would look like.
I believe Aunt Dottie is long gone now and a regret of mine is that I never got a chance to meet her and visit her. I love these types of characters and have known many of them. Doesn't every family have at least one of these old crone types?