Witch Broomstick

Ever wonder why witches ride brooms?

Witch on broomAccording to some accounts, women once used brooms not only for sweeping but also for balance when crossing streams, traveling over rough terrain, and even for vaulting over small obstacles.  Because of this image of women and their brooms, it was a natural extension to imagine supernatural witches flying about on broomsticks. 

From: More Ever Wonder Why? By: Douglas B. Smith