Salem Witch Trials

1692-1693

Where...

Salem, Massachusetts.

Why...

There was a lot of accusations of witch craft. 20 people, mostly women.

Background...

Believe the supernatural was part of everyday life. They believe that everything bad that was happening was believed to happen because of the Satan. It was a time when everything was unfair.


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yp_l5ntikaU

Weird facts...

Touch test: If the victim was having a fit the witch would touch them and if they stopped freaking out then they were a witch.

Witch cake: they put urine of the accused witch in a cake and fed it to the dogs and if the accused witch winced she would be a witch.