According to legend, evil spirits cannot resist crawling into the colored glass of the Bottle Tree. Once inside the bottles, they become trapped and are destroyed by the morning sun. The Bottle Tree is one of the oldest traditions in the South.
Gullah Bottle Tree South Carolina Artisans Center Tradition holds that evil spirits are captured in the bottles. When the wind blows, the low howl of the nasty spirits can be heard from the bottle tree.