Washington: A Republican leader who is contesting the US Senate election scheduled in November this year, has admitted that she once dabbled in witchcraft.
Christine O'Donnell, the Republican nominee from Delaware, had confessed on a popular television show 'Politically Incorrect' (that wasn't aired) that she hung around people practicing witchcraft, the CBS News reported on Monday.
In a video tape shown on Sunday night on a TV programme 'Real Time', O'Donnell said: "I dabbled into witchcraft -- I never joined a coven. But I did, I did. ... I dabbled into witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I'm not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do..."
"One of my first dates with a witch was on a Satanic altar, and I didn't know it. I mean, there's little blood there and stuff like that... We went to a movie and then had a midnight picnic on a Satanic altar."
O'Donnell was earlier caught in a controversy for her statement that "American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains".
The conservative leader cancelled her appearances on CBS News' 'Face the Nation' and Fox News scheduled for Sunday.
Her spokesperson said she cancelled the TV appearances to attend a Republican campaign event in Delaware.
First Published: Monday, September 20, 2010, 16:06