The truth behind the witch trials

What really happened?

What were the salem witch trials?

The witch trials were a series of exacutions of people accused of witchcraft. This event took place in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. The trials resulted in 20 executions and mostly women. http://historyofmassachusetts.org/the-salem-witch-trials/

How did it happen/start?

It all came about when two young girls claimed that they were possessed by the devil. They then accused several local women of sorcery/witchcraft. Those women were then questioned and hung or burned at the stake. http://www.history.com/topics/salem-witch-trials

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