And they're backed up by a worried Christian clergyman who confirms “the Devil Tree” is offering up miracles of a magnitude not seen since Jesus walked on water and rose from the dead.
“But these acts of kindness come with a price – your immortal soul,” warns Rev. Dr. Marsha Montagne, a lay minister who tried – and failed – to kill the tree by dumping over 200 pounds of salt on its roots and saturating the ground around it with kerosene.
“The Devil is not your friend, he's not your buddy, and he's not going to give you a free lunch,” she told YourWorldReport.com exclusively.
“If he cures your cancer today, if he gives you the cash to buy a new car tomorrow, you'll owe him something even more precious when you die.
“Instead of spending eternity with God and our Lord Jesus in Heaven, you're going to burn in Hell for ever and ever and ever.”
Candace Cramorert, 27, is believed to have been the first to see Satan's face on the oak that's located on property that she and a few of her relatives own a few miles west of town.
The tree had been hit by lightning that left a smoking 14-foot gash – and the Devil's glaring visage – in its trunk.
While gazing at the face, she says, the hip defect she was born with “healed spontaneously, and I no longer walk with a limp.”
“But that doesn't mean I'm going to Hell,” continues the self-described witch. “As far as I'm concerned, Satan's miracles are just like God's miracles – free for the taking.
“But even if strings were attached, I'd still ask him to help me out.
“I limped all my life. Now I'm normal like everybody else. Not only that, I've had friends who lost weight and had terrible acne scars to vanish after they visited the tree.
“I know one man whose chopped-off fingertip grew back and another whose arthritis just disappeared.
“If accepting these miracles means we're going to burn in Hell then so be it. But I'll tell you something: I didn't see Jesus or God coming around to help us us out – and I know that I prayed to them for years.”
A 53-year-old man who identified himself only as “Satyr” says the Devil Tree gave him a miracle, too.
“While I was visiting the tree I got a call on my cell phone telling me my son had been killed in car accident,” he continues. “I was the beneficiary on his insurance police – and the payout was $750,000.”
As word spreads and more and more people visit the Devil Tree, cops say they are watching the situation closely.
“Traffic is picking up and we've had a few of these witches walking around naked and having kinky sex under the tree but that's about it,“ a city cop who requested anonymity told reporters.
“But unless the owner of the property complains, there's not much we can do about it.
To tell you the truth, I've been thinking about trying for a miracle myself. My girlfriend wants a baby but she can't get pregnant no matter what we do. Maybe the tree can help.”