Heaven and Earth
The Devil's Claw
The Devil’s claw is the name given to the odd, old tree, split by lightning, about two miles into the woods. It is a favorite spot of college students who like to camp there for an evening and tell ghost stories, usually as part of some initiation rite for one of the fraternities. Countless stories exist about the old tree, most of which are fabrications by imaginative students. Popular tradition holds that each initiate must tell a homemade ghost story and incorporate the Devil’s Claw into the tale.