Could "witches" in the history books use flying ointment on pitchforks as well as besom brooms in order to fly?

was discussing this with a friend and we both thought we had heard of it before (witches or more commonly warlocks using pitchforks for flying instead of a besom) but when we googled we couldn't find anything, are we both crazy or is it like an obscure fact or has the media just over fed us on this image of any... show more was discussing this with a friend and we both thought we had heard of it before (witches or more commonly warlocks using pitchforks for flying instead of a besom) but when we googled we couldn't find anything, are we both crazy or is it like an obscure fact or has the media just over fed us on this image of any magical user needing a broom to fly (harry potter, bewitched, disc world etc) and now theres no room for anything else?
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