Salem Witch Trials
Learn more about the Salem Witch Trials
Why did Witchcraft come to mind?
The next step was to find these so-called "Witches". Now how did they do that?
How were the trails after they rounded up the witches? And how did they get the confessions out of these women?
How did they punish the women that confessed?
Now here's the part that is just horrible. If you said that you were guilty then they would just throw you into jail or filthy prisons. But if you stuck with yourself then they would doubt you. or throw you into rivers to see what happens. if you floated to the top then you were a witch, but if you drowned then you were innocent. So either way you would die, innocent or guilty. And if that didn't work, they would burn you at the stake. Sometimes they would also strip you down until your naked and press very huge rocks on you until you die. they would also "strappado' you. ( hosting a pulley to pull your arms from their sockets)
So, what happens after the trials and the punishements?
So, for the women that were thrown in jail, were treated horribly and unfairly. Most of the women in jail also died. They starved to death or were tortured just because they were convicted. And through all of that, people just went on accusing, punishing, and killing innocent people.