Salem Witch Trials
The witch trials Started in salem around 1692 when the reverend Parris' daughter Elizibeth, and niece Abigail Williams started acting out of the ordinary. They started having "Fits". These fits consisted of screaming, threw things, uttered particular sounds, and contorted themselves in weird positions. The local doctor blamed the supernatural. Another girl named, Ann Putnam experienced similar episodes. On the 29th of February, after being under pressure from magistrates Johnathan Corwin and John Hathorne, the girls blamed three women for afflicting them. These womens names were tituba, the Parris' Caribbean slave; Sarah Good, a homeless beggar; and Sarah Osborne, an elderly impoverished woman. These accusations sparked the witch hunt.
The Salem witch trials took place in the salem village in colonial times. Now this Locations is called Danvers, Massachusetts. Although the location has been further civilized the witch trial sights still remain monuments and can be toured.
The Salem Witch Trials started in 1692 and ended the following year making it a very short historical event. Although it only lasted a year over, over 200 people were accused of witch craft and 20 were exicuted either by being hanged or crushed by large stones being set on your chest until the weight physically crushes you.
Because of the people of Salem's close relationship with god the seed of paranoia had already been planted in their minds but when people started acting strange it made everyone think twice.