Witchcraft/ witch hunts

By: Ethan Hall

What is witchcraft?

  • The practice of, and belief in, magical skills and abilities that are able to be exercised individually by designated social groups or by people with the necessary esoteric secret knowledge.
  • In many cases witches were thought to control people by causing them fits or hallucinations.
  • witch craft is satanic, or worship of the devil.

Impact of witch hunts

  • Overall between 35,000 and 100,000 people were executed.
  • Fear was the main impact of witch hunts.
  • Property value also plummeted because many people moved away.

What happened to witches

  • Many witches were hung.
  • Usually they were convicted due to the actions of their victims in court.
  • Witches were not only women, many were men and one was even crushed to death.