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Salem Witch Trials

The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts, between February 1692 and May 1693. Despite being generally known as the Salem witch trials, the preliminary hearings in 1692 were conducted in a variety of towns across the province: Salem Village (now Danvers), Ipswich, Andover and Salem Town.

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Joshua Ward House, Salem, Massachusetts Joshua Ward House, 148 Washington Street, Salem. This brick mansion was built for merchant Joshua Ward in the 1780s on a foundation that had previously been owned by Sheriff George Corwin, who became known as 'The Strangler' for his role in the killing of many accused witches during the Salem trials of the 1690s. The spirits of his victims are said to still reside in the house today. The town of Salem, Massachusetts is no stranger to macabre record and disturbing legends and Joshua Ward House is one of its most prominent. The Georgian/Federal style building was constructed by Joshua Ward, a wealthy merchant sea captain, in the late 1780s on foundations built by notorious former sheriff George Corwin. Corwin was a bloody figure whose zeal added to the unfortunate events surrounding the Salem Witch Trials in the late 1600s. Nicknamed ‘The Strangler’ for his preferred method of torture (which included tying his victims’ necks to their ankles until the blood ran f ...
Why don't we travel back in time and have the Olympics in the Antebellum South. Or, during the Salem Witch Trials.
Top 10 Amazing Execution Survival Stories I thought it would be interesting to make a list to go along with Top 10 gruesome methods of execution and Top 10 modern methods of execution. This list includes individuals that came face to face with death and their execution devices and because of fate or just plain luck were able to survive and live another day. Elizabeth Proctor circa 1652 In 1692 Elizabeth Proctor and her husband John were accused of witchcraft in the Salem Witch Trials. After their arrest the court met in Salem to discuss the fate of John and Elizabeth and several others. In spite of the petitions and testimonies from friends, both John and Elizabeth were found guilty, and were sentenced to death. Elizabeth, who was pregnant at the time, was granted a stay of execution until after the birth of the baby. John tried to postpone his execution, but failed. On August 19, 1692, her husband was executed. In January 1693 while still in prison, Elizabeth gave birth to a son whom she named John after ...
//Well! I finally have the time to do this! XD I've been at a friends house since Friday.Both are sleeping right now...So I'm doing headcanons for Harley. XD// -Main Admin - Don't bring up the Salem Witch Trials around Harley...Like ever. She feels like it was her fault and will burst into tears no matter where you are if you do. - Harley does in fact suffer from PTSD, All of it is what happened in wars and mostly the revolution. If you don't see or hear from her for awhile then it's because she is trying to get herself under control. - Harley might shoot me for this but oh well. XD Harley has a curl~! She keeps it hidden though. X'D - Harley has a few scars on her body, but the one that has to stand out most for her is the scar she has just above her left hip from when her and England fought during the Boston Massacre. Fun fact! She almost died that day too! - She does in fact still care about England. She wouldn't admit it though.Harley, Even though she helped fight for freedom...she felt like she let h ...
" "Remember that Hitler thought he was on a task from God. Imagine if there was peace in the middle east and 9/11 never happened. What if there was never a Spanish inquisition or Salem Witch Trials? Imagine if we had been able to fast forward through the dark ages where we would be now. What did Archimedes write about calculus in the papyri that was washed clean to turn into bibles some 2000 years before Leibniz and Newton? Would we have had the industrial revolution in the 5th century? Would we have gone to the moon in the 7th century? Where would we be now? We'll never know. Some day Yahweh will join the ranks of Thor and Zeus, but not soon enough." ~ Unknown
A revised version of a piece written in 2011. Funded by Individual Artists Award - as part of City of Culture, Derry 2013 - for a concert, 'Hear Me', curated by Kristine Donnan. Performed in Christ Church, Derry, Dec 1st 2013. About the work: Setting of a real-life petition by Mary Easty, a woman accused of witchcraft during the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Despite her powerful and eloquent words, she was executed on September 22 of that year. Performers: Singer/Actress: Laura McFall; Flute: Ami Ogilby; Violin: Ruth Millar; Viola; Robert Peoples; Cello: Dermot Clenaghan; Percussion: Ronan McKee; Harpsichord: Colin Norrby Conducted by Kristine Donnan Composed by Colin Norrby Sound recorded by The Blast Furnace Sound Mixed by Colin Norrby
Ergot Poisoning - the cause of the Salem Witch Trials PBS "Secrets of the Dead II" — Witches Curse Case 1: Interview Linnda Caporael may have solved one of the biggest mysteries of early American history — the cause of the Salem Witch Trials — but she stumbled onto the case quite by accident. "I actually started this project as a senior in college," recalls Caporael, now a behavioral scientist and full professor at Photo of Linnda Caporael Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. "I had one of those standard senior problems where you are going for graduation check-out and find you are missing a critical course. Mine was a history course. I enrolled in one, and had to immediately write a paper, which I decided to do on Anne Putnam because I'd seen Arthur Miller's play THE CRUCIBLE. My goal was to demonstrate that women could be as wicked as men. As I began researching, I remember having one of those kind of 'ah-hah!' experiences, where I was reading a book in which the author said he was a ...
From my pal Janice Boggs McKaig, my number is 11. I can't imagine that many things she doesn't know about me... 1. I use to hop freight trains with my brother when I was about nine years old. 2. Got my private pilots license and bought a Cessna 150 from Fred Reese. 3. First job out of college was cutting off baboon tails in a neurocardiology research project at OU Medical Center. 4. Suzanne Abel Wilson and I smoked a cigarette walking down Broadway on our way to the 2nd grade at Wilson Elementary School (neither of us ever smoked again! ) 5.i had one of my college term papers published in the University of Texas publication. Titled: Women Camp Followers of the American Revolution 6. I'm a 10th generation granddaughter of Martha Allen Carrier, one of the first women hanged in the Salem Witch Trials, Aug 1692. 7. Hosted a radio show Saturday mornings in college. 8.Was escort for 12 teens to Austria for the International AIr Cadet Exchange, for 3 weeks, ending on the day Richard Nixon resigned from office. . ...
The Bizarre Myths and Mysticism Behind Birthmarks Birthmarks Photo: allnightavenue Have you ever gotten nervous on Friday the 13th? Or worn your ‘lucky shirt’ to a game to give yourself a better chance of winning? Stuart Vyse, PhD and author of Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition, says that one of the driving forces behind superstitious thought is a desire for more control. We want to be able to explain causes and manipulate outcomes. There seem to be myths and superstitions about nearly every aspect of life, and this includes physical attributes. Moles, for example, were considered evidence of guilt during the Salem Witch Trials. And among the Chinese, the shape of your nose is said to reveal whether or not you will be wealthy. There are also a host of fascinating myths about our present topic: birthmarks. Birthmarks Photo: Marc Levin Birthmarks aren’t exactly a rare phenomenon. In fact, about 80% of us are born with these seemingly random markings on our bodies. There are several di ...
Salem Witch Trials explained - Salem residents were just trippin'.
Girl, we are talking about the Salem Witch why are you asking about Obama and what he is doing?
I don't see any problems with the Salem Witch Trials...
But really how much more am I supposed to be able to write on the Salem Witch Trials? Becuz I just can't anymore.
Okay, so I'm supposed to say 6 things people wouldn't normally know about me...I think. Here goes: 1) I used to sing at a drive-in church to make money while I was in undergrad. Other interesting places I've worked include: bagel shop, pizza/video rental store, ice cream shop in an airport, locked sex-offender facility, group homes, and residential treatment facilities. 2) I didn't "come out" until I was in my late 20s 3) I have 3 tattoos and 2 piercings. 4) Despite my response, I get light-headed (if not worse) whenever someone needs to draw my blood. Needles and I don't get along. 5) I ran my first 10k with Colin this year. 6) I'm related to "witches" tried in the Salem Witch Trials.
I got the number 10 from Dawn Daymude. So here goes; 10 things you might not know about me. (in no particular order) 1. One of my all time favorite sounds is the wind through ponderosa pines. 2. "Angie" by the Rolling Stones is a song that haunts me. 3. I have a recurring nightmare but I can never remember the details. I only know when I wake up that it was "THAT one". 4. One thing that will make me completely loose my is a cockroach! 5.I've only truly loved two men; one I'm married to and one who hardly gave me the time of day for many years. But finally noticed me just moments too late. 6. My birthday is the same as Mata Hari, the spy. I was once told I am Mata Hari reborn. 7. I am descended from one accused and executed at the Salem Witch Trials. 8. I am allergic to peppers...bell, chili, jalapeño, etc. 9. I've always loved the name "Shannon". 10. The person I wish I could have back in my life is my maternal grandmother.I have a lot of questions.more as I get older. If you "like" my status I'l ...
So tell me how a parallel between McCarthyism and the Salem Witch Trials has ANYTHING to do with Honors English 11.
perfect on a sunny day. the Salem Witch Trials for Not so much!…
"Kai's discarded oversoul goes by the name of Uke Yutaka, a cat-loving wizard that survived the Salem Witch Trials." exits out of life
Just read that the hysteria during the Salem Witch Trials was maybe caused by eating grain infected by the fungus from wh…
The Crucible is. ugh. hate the Salem Witch trials.
I need someone to proof read my paper tonight. It's comparing/contrasting the Salem witch trials and the New York conspiracy trials. Takers?
My creative writing teacher is going to love my coursework ideas... Salem Witch Trials and stalkers. :')
Pressing flowers makes me think about the Salem Witch Trials and Giles Corey and then I feel guilty…
I just found an AWESOME activity to do with my students for the Salem Witch Trials that they can actually relate to!
I want to study the Salem Witch Trials & Greek Mythology so badly
The Salem Witch Trials is basically revenge and 17th century sexism bottled up in one huge mass murder.
Co-worker was in a History channel reenactment of the Salem witch trials.
this was a play based on the Salem witch trials
I gave a good silent hyena (sipeng style) laugh. Kinda ironic how it is semi linked to TSL // Salem witch trials lolol FATE
"Hanging more than the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Vommited 6 times...someone wake me up when this is over :'("ha!
have you read The Survivors by Amanda Havard? A supernatural fantasy set in modern times with connection to salem witch trials.
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Salem witch trials, burning at the stake, hangings, women not having equal rights, please tell me how we're not empathetic now x
Today I learned that my ancestor, John Hathorne, was a judge during the Salem Witch Trials. The only judge, in fact, to never publicly repent of his actions ... I hope this doesn't mean there is some evil curse upon my family.
Back home after watching our friends Patrick Brown, Andrea Irwin Brown and David McEachern in the great play The Crucible!! (based on the story of the Salem Witch Trials) It was amazing and the cast was awesome!! Congrats Pat, Andrea and Dave!! You were sooo good!! Can't wait to see the next show!!
Which historical event would you have most liked to attend? — The Salem Witch Trials
6 more for Melinda Merna Davis: 1. For the last ten years, unless I was in the hospital, I've slept with the same amazing guy every night, my 4lb. chapeekapoo, Flitwick. 2. I'm a descendant of Alan Breed, who came to America on the 'Arabella' in 1630, and was one of the seven original founders of Long Island, New York. 3. I'm also related to Judge Hathorne of the Salem Witch Trials. 4. One of my ancestors, Ebenezer Breed, was kicked out of the Quakers for smuggling a pair of shoemakers from Liverpool to Fall River, Mass. to work in his shoe factory. 5. Because I'm adopted, and this being Gabama, I'm not exactly sure how many siblings I actually have. 6. My first job was washing out milk jugs at a moonshine still when I was seven. I got a nickle for each jug.
Barbara Hewson likens Stuart Hall case 2 Salem Witch Trials. Main difference is that those women couldn't have possibly been guilty!
Helen Schneider sent me 24, Karen St.Laurent gave me 8, Sam Raikowski gave me 18, and Kirsten March gave me 19. So here are 69 facts about me. 1) I'm related to Rebecca Nurse; one of the people who was hanged as a witch in the Salem Witch Trials. 2) I'm related to Francis Cooke who came over on the Mayflower. 3) I have a narcoleptic Beta fish named Spaz. 4) I have co-joined toes. 5) I'm double jointed. 6) I own 1 square foot of a castle in Scotland, and am therefore a Scottish Lady. 7) I take photography and have a photography website. 8) I have really bad seasonal allergies. 9) My mom has a parakeet named Bella. 10) I have a list of books that I want to read that is about twice as long as the list of books that I've read. 11) There is a can of Febreeze in my dorm room that smells like pumpkin pie. 12) My favorite band is Rise Against. 13) I live in a 6 person suite, but only 5 people live there. 14) I'm writing about 6 stories/novels/novellas right now, some of which I've been writing for several years. ...
Three years after John Aldens death at eighty three, John Alden Jr. was accussed of being a indian lover and traitor to the french and accused of being a witch at the salem witch trials. His friends broke him out of jail.
Because of Amy Ross Jolly, I have to come up with six facts you may not know about me. If you want to play this game as well, leave a comment on my post. I will give you a number. 1. Almost everyday for breakfast, I eat Special K with blueberries and low-fat milk, and decaf coffee with low-fat creamer and cinnamon, nutmeg and all-spice sprinkled in. 2. I used to be super athletic. I ran a mile in 5:51, 800 m in 2:42, I swam 100 m breaststroke in 1:19. I also was good at swimming 200 IM but I can't remember my time. 3. I am related to Pocahontas, a Cherokee princess, 5 people on the Mayflower, 2 women that were on trial in Salem witch trials, a great cousin who discovered pluto, 19 men who fought in the revolutionary war and many other cool people! 4. I have fibromyalgia and living with it is SO hard but it forces me to trust in God everyday and that is exactly where I should be. 5. My favorite smell is orange blossoms. Mm! :) 6. I am crazy scared of heights and sharp objects. I am working on the shar ...
I keep hearing the following phrase, especially around campus: Religion creates division. Seems like a pretty popular notion with the young, intellectual crowd. I usually enjoy playing the role of devil's advocate, especially when it comes to religion, but this notion is a bit disturbing to me. It disturbs me because many of the people who accept this notion are not truly familiar with the fundamental teachings of the religions they reject. Many who seem familiar with those fundamental teachings seem to reject them because of normative social influence (peer pressure). If we look at the history of the world we will find many instances of religion being a uniting force rather than a dividing force. Certainly many lives were taken because of religious fanaticism. The Crusades, Salem Witch Trials, Spanish Inquisition, the persecution of early Christians in the Roman Empire, the conquest of the Jews in Canaan, etc... However, when compared to the destructive forces of the irreligious, I just don't think you c ...
Have you ever heard of "THE SALEM WITCH TRIAL?" Did you know the 1st witch to be accused was from the island of BARBADOS. Do you also know that she was also the only one "NOT KILLED" and released later... Over 250 were arrested and over 60 were executed. In Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Bridget Bishop, the first colonist to be tried in the Salem witch trials, is hanged after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft. Trouble in the small Puritan community began in February 1692, when nine-year-old Elizabeth Parris and 11-year-old Abigail Williams, the daughter and niece, respectively, of the Reverend Samuel Parris, began experiencing fits and other mysterious maladies. A doctor concluded that the children were suffering from the effects of witchcraft, and the young girls corroborated the doctor's diagnosis. Under compulsion from the doctor and their parents, the girls named those allegedly responsible for their suffering. On March 1, Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba, an Indi ...
Did you know - - - - --The 3 non-presidents on American paper currency are Alexander Hamilton, $10 note; Benjamin Franklin, $100 note; and Salmon P. Chase, $10,000 note, which is no longer in circulation. --In the Salem Witch Trials (1692), 19 people were hanged as witches and another man was pressed to death under stones for refusing to be tried, but no person was burned at the stake. (Burning witches was a European pastime.) --Henry Ford and Thomas Edison invented the charcoal briquette. (Ford created the briquette from wood scraps and sawdust from his factory with the help of Edison.) --Benjamin Franklin preferred the turkey to the eagle as America's symbol. He thought the eagle was a bird of bad moral character. Today in 1867, Polish-born French physicist Marie Curie, famous for her work on radioactivity and winner of both the Nobel Prize for Physics and the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, was born. Today in 1929, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) opened in New York City. "Consultants usually have gray ha .. ...
The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. Despite being generally known as the Salemwitch trials, the preliminary hearings in 1692 were conducted in a variety of towns across the pro...
"We are doing a reenactment of the Salem Witch Trials at my wedding."
Lesson of the day; Salem the cat, off of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, was named after the Salem Witch Trials. Mind blown.
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Doing some research on the Salem Witch Trials for and coming across quite a few familiar names.
Have any burning questions you always wanted to know the answer to about the Salem Witch Trials but were too afraid to ask? Didn't think so.
From the Bedhead archives: Dorian Gray, Salem Witch Trials and the Thousand *** Stare
In 1692 to escape the mass hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials, thirteen witches are sent to the island of Andreana to avoid being persecuted. Four years later on the island the witches begin to disappear one by one. Only to reappear in 2014. Each journey will take them on a slow and strange path fro...
Can anyone recommend a good book about the Salem Witch Trials?
Salem Witch Trials started all because a young thot was *** whipped. Let that sink in.
can it be Salem witch trials. I accuse one direction, Nicki minaj, Justin bieber ..the lost goes on
Salem witch trials this guy was found guilty
I woke up at 8 to learn about the Salem Witch Trials. Can't I just watch the Crucible and be done with it?
my chem teacher said that it is possible that the Salem witch trials were due to damp weather causing LSD to grow on the wheat
History... I hate you... I only find you interesting if you're about Salem Witch trials or something...
strange history happens everywhere, like the Salem witch trials here. I should learn some Russian history :D
Saying that I do actually really love learning about the Salem witch trials
Salem witch trials on university today
These politicians should all rounded up and thrown out of office for supporting this garbage!
"I wish the Salem witch trials were still going on so I could drown her"
How exciting to have found connections in my ancestry to the Revolutionary War, Salem Witch Trials & even the Mayflower. The whole story is filled with political & religious leaders...I come by it honestly at least. Anita Staats-we need to chat!! :)
Hopefully they didn't subject her to the Salem Witch Trials.
Just watched the video for Killing You by Asking mind is violated...and gets the reference about Salem witch trials..
Kush had me more stoned than the women at the Salem witch trials
So did some genealogy background check on moms side of the family.the bishops. We are direct blood decendents of Bridget Bishop. One of the first witches hung at the Salem Witch Trials. I am in utter and complete disbelief.
This criminal minds is the 5th reference to the Salem witch trials since the Crucible
so.. Salem witch trials were creepy 😐
the Salem witch trials happened in the 1600s.
We ended our Anthro lecture yesterday on the Salem Witch Trials and now a corpse on Bones is a proposed witch. so I'm studying, right? 💁
You'd think writing something on the Salem witch trials would be so easy for me 😒
These *** will drop period blood in ya pasta then try to jack you off wit toe jam...NAAAH we need to bring back the salem witch trials
Old Burial Point Cemetery, where the “witches” hanged during the Salem Witch Trials are buried. (
Basically would have won the Salem Witch Trials.
In his final pitch to the Senate, Mike Duffy likens his plight to Salem witch trials, Joe McCarthy and Watergate. How truly pathetic
"stake, stake stake stake stake, unhhh"-people during the Salem witch trials
the Salem Witch Trials: Black culture has always had a history of adverse affects on White youths."
.I hope you get your nuts chopped off by a sickle and hammer you salem witch trials mental patient
An interesting story about an Alden and the Salem Witch trials
what do these *** want?? Tar and feathers? It is almost reminiscent of the Salem Witch trials. Good grief!!
It was awkward talking about the Salem witch trials cause I knew so much
I cannot believe that my English teacher just compared the Jerry Sandusky trial to the Salem witch trials.
Truly sad story of injustice and the lurking beast behind society. Sniff of Salem witch trials. Bijan Ebrahimi, you did…
novel definitely worth reading - A Break with Charity by Ann Rinaldi. Historical fiction about the Salem Witch Trials.
Conjuring has to do with the Salem witch trials
Spread the word guys, these aren't going to save themselves from the Salem Witch Trials
Fact of the day: Fewer alleged witches have been burned in Massachusetts during the Salem Witch Trials than Ryan Clark has in Foxboro.
I had the kids record their learning logs for the week and submit them to their online school last night while I was on the phone with Joe. I've never had them do it completely alone before. This morning I found that Hunter was in his underwear when he recorded his. Lovely. Somewhere in Provo, an unsuspecting public school teacher logged in this morning and found an almost naked 7 y/o on her screen telling her all about the Salem Witch Trials. I sure hope she didn't mind! LOL!
who was related to some woman accused as a witch during the Salem witch trials and hung -- sacrificed her 7 day old baby to
Talking about Salem Witch Trials bring back some memories. 󾌴 oh John Proctor.
Studying the Salem Witch Trials is interesting. The readings we have for it, however, are not.
Caesar Constantine started the state Christian religion bringing all in under one roof (under guise of being one, though he wasn't). Out of that sprang the Catholic Church with all the rituals, bells, and whistles of all the ancient pagan religions (including Goddess worship and praying to the dead in worship). But all along, there have been the remnant, the few who followed their Lord and God intimately. They were hunted down, called heretics and witches, tortured and killed. Those were the pilgrims who set the basic tenets of what would be America's freedom to follow God as one is led. Salem Witch Trials is a smear on this freedom, coming from Calvanists, who (Calvin) came out of Catholicism. We had a 'great awakening', a spiritual birth, in the mid 1700's that, out of a burning justice in their bellies, set America's people on the road to independence. And by 1906, Azuza Street Revival, as the Day of Pentecost some 2k yrs before, set a fire blazing throughout the world to this very day. The remnant exp ...
Reading about Salem Witch Trials. It interests the *** out of us.
The Salem Witch trials did not start in Salem, MA. They started in Salem Village, now known as Danvers.
Fell asleep watching the haloween episode of and woke up having bad dreams about the Salem witch 😳😕
Spent my first day alone in forever today. Spent the day organising my bathroom and reading all about the Salem witch trials
Just watched The Conjuring, which incited a conversation re: the perceived realities of the girl accusers in the Salem Witch Trials: Did they actually believe what they said -- perhaps one girl experienced something which spooked her, she told another, whose view it affected also, gossip spread like a virus, and they All. Believed. It. OR, it was an "Emperor's New Clothes" situation, wherein those who started the story knew all along it was bunk, but after the story snowballed and people died, it behooved them to stick by it, for their own safety/ merit. Which do you think?
No it is not the same.take the Salem witch trials,they were not "sacrificed " victims .they were just murdered by law officers.
Alright, so, I really really like Sleepy Hollow because it's totally stupid and really fun. But there are a number of issues that I have to address regarding several historical inaccuracies that have reoccurred on a number of shows and in movies: 1.) Dude, no 'witches' were burned at the stake during the Salem Witch Trials. 19 women convicted of witchcraft were condemned to death by hanging under British Law because witchcraft was "a crime against the government". And then one other old lady was smushed under big rocks but I don't remember why her execution was different so whatever. 2.) Why do you think that people went to public executions? To watch someone die and be horrified? *** no. People would go to hangings in the town square to be intimidated, sure, but mostly just because it was something to watch that day. It might be super macabre, but that is just human history--people would go watch other people die for entertainment. Aside from like, four people who knew the people being hanged that were . ...
Looks like the Salem witch trials are going to cause another death 300 years later.
Gavin's adventure will take him to past eras like Great Depression & Salem Witch Trials.
SEVEN THINGS ABOUT ME THAT PEOPLE THINK ARE STRANGE: 1: I like to eat natto, a Japanese dish consisting of sticky, fermented soybeans. Even Japanese people say this is odd. 2: I read the headline of a newspaper story first, then I read the paragraphs from the bottom up. For some reason, this feels more natural to me. I also retain more details long-term when I do it that way. 3: I am fascinated with the Salem Witch Trials. 4: I am fascinated with "Jack The Ripper." 5: When I was a kid, I used to have secret friends. They were elderly shut-ins. I'd visit them on summer and weekend afternoons, sometimes taking small gifts, and spend a couple of hours talking with them. I never told my parents or peers. 6: I like being in a place where nobody else in the world knows I am. 7: Until my teens, I had frequent nightmares of being chased, captured and ritually tortured by flying druids.
The widespread beliefs in a god shows no one thinks history is important. They find evidence, justification and reasonableness irrelevant. Which sometimes manifests itself as outright hostility to questions being asked. The most common defense is faith. Where evidence fails, faith fills the gap. Evidence is beside the point. Just hope. I will not accept the faith response to the resurrection non-evidence, specifically, for several reasons. If we approach the Salem Witch Trials, with their truckloads of evidence which the resurrection doesn't have, the same way it has been argued we must approach Jerusalem and the resurrection, the resounding conclusion is that the accused in Salem really were witches! But, they weren't witches. If we take the attempts to prove the resurrection on historical grounds seriously, then in order to be consistent we must also accept that the Salem witches actually performed acts of black magic. There is historical evidence here in Salem that the people, in-mass, sa ...
The Salem Witch Trials - Before the court was suspended in October 1692, the destruction to the community was staggering, with a toll that included 200 accused (most of them arrested and imprisoned), nineteen hanged (including a minister) and one man pressed to death with stones during interrogation. at least four died in prison awaiting trial and several prominent members of the community fled the colony to avoid either arrest or trial.
Ok so as of right now we are 6 for thunder dome and 4 for Salem witch trials
Ok so we need a vote for next halloween do we do a giant pyramid, Salem witch trials or a bad *** thunder dome
Witches, Midwives and Doctors - "As Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English explain in the 2010 revision to their classic book “Witches, Midwives & Nurses,” between the 14th and the 17th centuries, tens of thousands of people were killed as witches. Estimates range, but the latest scholarship puts the number at roughly 100,000 people, 80-85 percent of them women. By the mid-16th century there were villages where all but one woman had been killed for practicing witchcraft. The 400-year period of witch panic was rife not just with misogyny, but with political and class struggles that created a petri dish for people to act on it. It was a time of massive social upheaval, marked by the Reformation and the rise of capitalism. While the Catholic Church is sometimes blamed as the sole instigator of witch trials, Protestants and civic authorities were central to the elimination of women accused of “dark magic.” [...] As Ehrenreich and English point out, the church was inclined to instruct the desperately i ...
Just found out my great great grandmother was accused and hung during the Salem witch trials her maiden name is Margaret Scott married name Margaret Stephens she was the oldest witch hung during the trials. Heres a link telling her story from a documentary about her that once aired on comcast on demand.
Here are a few names you might want to remember in your blessings tonight.. Bridget Bishop An older woman, Bishop had a reputation for gossiping and promiscuity, but when it came to witchcraft, she insisted to her judicial accusers that “I have no familiarity with the devil.” Nevertheless, Bishop was the first convicted witch hanged on what later became known as Gallows Hill. Sara Good After her first marriage to an indentured servant left her deep in debt, Good married a laborer who worked in exchange for food and lodging, and the two eked out a meager existence in Salem Village. She was among the first suspects identified by the female children when they were questioned by magistrates in February 1692. Good protested her innocence, but officials insisted upon questioning her young daughter, and the child’s timid answers were construed as proof of Good’s guilt. Good was pregnant at the time of her conviction, and officials stayed her execution until she could give birth. The infant died in prison ...
It isn't over until its over! The Witch Trial Trails will be doing one last tour this Saturday, November 2nd! This popular one-hour candlelight walk, a staple of Haunted Happenings since 1983, explores the story of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials and visits former sites related to this terrible American tragedy. Departs from Old Town Hall on Front Street at 7 p.m. Adults, $12, 7-17, $3. Reservations neither required or taken Pay at the time of the tour, cash only please.
In addition to the troubles at Salem John Alden Jr. (Conley's from Everett 9th Great Grand Father) was involved in a number of scandals and controversies, which featured heavily in his trial for witchcraft. However the only one to bring much modern attention occurred in Salem, Massachusetts when he stopped there on his return home from Quebec, where he had gone in February 1692 to ransom British prisoners captured in the Candlemas attack on York, Maine. He was subsequently accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials in May 1692. He had been inclined not to make much of the matter, but was prevailed upon by some friends and broke out of jail. He escaped to Duxbury, where he stayed with friends until, as he later said, "the public had reclaimed the use of its reason".[2] When he returned, he was cleared by proclamation. The authorities do not seem to have searched for him with any diligence; one of the judges, Samuel Sewall, an old friend, is known to have expressed doubts about his guilt, and atten ...
This being Halloween week, we have decided to study the Salem Witch Trials for our American history lessons. Our goals for this study go beyond learning history and adding pages to our notebooks .
Salem Witch Trials They took place between 1692 and 1693 in Salem, Massachusetts, then part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The young under age daughters of Reverend Samuel Parris (1653-1720) became violently ill and displayed signs of what people of the period believed to be demonic possessions or witches' curse. The girls had seizures and convulsions and spoke in tongues. They claimed that their housekeeper, an Indian slave woman named Tituba had bewitched them after teaching them how to perform her native voodoo rituals. Tituba was accused but never sentenced and escaped the many hangings that followed. Many members of the community were accused of witches, put on trial and sentenced to death by hanging in what has become the greatest mass hysteria regarding witches in America. There were four execution dates, with one person executed on June 10, 1692, five executed on July 19, 1692 (Sarah Good, Rebecca Nurse, Susannah Martin, Elizabeth Howe & Sarah Wildes), another five executed on August 19, 1692 (M ...
Time for food! This restaurant is the actual site where the Salem witch trials took place in 1692! So AWESOME!! They have Good wine. 2013!!
Is the Salem witch trials a big deal in American history? If you haven't learned about it comment so because some people at work say its a big deal and I'm trying to get a poll.
The Daughters of William Towne     William Towne and his wife Joanna emigrated from Great Yarmouth, England, to the Bay Colony sometime between 1634 and 1639, settling on Main Street in Topsfield, Massachusetts.  They had seven children, four of them daughters.  The eldest daughter married and remained in England, but the two younger, Rebecca and Mary, emigrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony with their parents.  The youngest, Sarah, was born in Topsfield in 1642.  William was a small farmer in a rural frontier town to the northwest of Salem Village.  The sisters were raised in the family house located near the intersection of South Main Street and Salem Street.  William passed away in 1672 and their mother Joanna died in 1682.  Both were buried in Pine Hill Cemetery but no markers remain.  When the estate was settled in 1683, the land was divided equally between the sons, John, Jacob, and Joseph.  The "moveables" were divided equally between the three daughters. In 1692, all three Towne sis ...
Part 2: Kevin Carubia This next post tells of the other Salem Village family Melanie, Jacob, and the Crosbys are descended from, the Porters. The Porters were the rival family to the Putnams during the Salem Witch trials, and in my opinion the good guys as they were against the accusations. The Putnam's powerful ally was reverend Samuel Parris, the influential leader of the witch hunt. His daughter Betty Parris, and her cousin Abigail Williams, claimed to be bewitched by their slave Tituba. Melanie and Jacob's 8th great grandfather, Israel Porter, lead a network of parishioners to remove Rev. Parris from his position. During the arrests, Israel and his wife Elizabeth (Hathorne) Porter created a petition to save one of the accused, Rebecca Nurse. Rebecca, a well respected elder of the community, was tried and hung at Gallows Hill. Rebecca's homestead is a national landmark, and still stands today. Elizabeth (Hathorne) Porter, Melanie and Jacob's 8th great grandmother, tried to convince her brother, Judge . ...
The silence surrounding Omar Khadr Posted on October 19, 2013 by Heather Marsh Omar Khadr was a Canadian kid caught in a firefight in Afghanistan in 2002. He was captured by the US and tortured at Bagram and Guantanamo for ten years. Eventually, he signed a plea deal admitting guilt in killing Special Forces Sergeant First Class Christopher Speer during the battle. He continues his legal saga in solitary confinement in Canada. Omar was not supposed to be in the compound on the day he was injured. A family acquaintance had taken 15 year old Omar with him as a translator as he was fluent in four languages. According to multiple sources close to him, Omar says he was the first person wounded in the attack on the compound he was in. He says the others carried him to shelter throughout the hours of fighting until he was shot twice in the back. He survived so long because he was not in the active fighting. His story, the only firsthand account possible, still has not been heard by the Canadian public or Canadia ...
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I believe that the capitalizing off court cases, in current American media, adds to the degeneration of the court of laws sound judgement. I believe it promotes an unhealthy stigma for the way a righteaous judge should model honourable behavior. It promotes unhealthy stigma not only as examples to future judges, but for the publics disdain for the judicial system as a whole. It incites a code of unhonourable behavior displayed by judges. It creates a motivation for aspiring judges that is not based on moral intent, but rather that of lessor integrity. One with a pure money motivator opposed to wanting to be a judge for the greater good. Which I think not only I would agree, is the way it was designed to be. For the greater good. God did not allow creation of a governing basis, for it to be a commercial process. It is designed to be a court of law for due process. Where we as a people are insured a right to a fair trial, a right to prove the truth in matters. How can this be safeguarded from tainting if th ...
We have a new single release Pagan Hour, in the works, just in time for the Halloween season! Inspired by the Salem Witch Trials, featuring CBG (Cigar Box Guitar), and our new member Jenny on vocals, and violin! We'll keep you posted...
The Salem witch trials are fascinating
Abigail Hobbs was the name of a 14yr old girl who during the Salem witch trials confesses to making a compact with the devil in Maine.
On the bright side, we're covering the Salem witch trials today in history and I'm going to freak out oh my gosh yay 😍
I'm so excited to learn about the Salem witch trials in my history class !!:3
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So I came up with *** Marriage, Juvenile Offenders, and The Salem Witch Trials .
I think my talk went down well today - I managed to include Charlamagne, Salem witch trials, cough sweets, Repton and gin! Sound random?
that's a dangerous mentality. See Salem Witch Trials and Domestic Internment of Japanese Americans in WW2 for examples
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I think I'm gonna study the Salem Witch Trials when I have some free time. It's so interesting.
Every time history teachers talk about the Salem Witch Trials, it makes me so irritated with those people back then
In history I just learned that the girls in the Salem witch trials were not possessed but just high off shrooms
Or continue reading on this book I picked up on the Salem Witch Trials
what's up with the Salem witch trials
Am I the only one who's super intrigued by the Salem witch trials?..
Just some light reading on the Salem Witch Trials in the morning. Like you do.
"I'll lecture on the Salem Witch Trials when I read something legitimate that explains what the *** was going on" - My history teacher 😂😂😂
"Lets talk about the Salem Witch Trials, that's more fun." - My History Professor
I just wanna say we don't have a memorial or the victoms of the Salem Witch trials, or for the people who died in the civil war so...
It's been over 300 years since the Salem witch trials. Those who remain are almost extinct and in danger again. A school has open
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Brynne Larson get back to the Salem witch trials where you belong. FFS! Pedalling ignorance
My brother did not just ask me if the Salem witch trials were in Salem, Ohio. Oh my gosh.
each is diff. this 1 will be around the events of the Salem witch trials.
I love the Salem witch trials and that's what AHS season 3 is about aka I'm crying
Also, since when were the Salem Witch Trials so fabulous??
I liked a video The Salem Witch Trials of 1692
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Salem witch trials are interesting..
The Salem witch trials of 1876 must have Been a preeety dark time for Hogwarts...
Wait but I'm excited to read the Crucible because it's about Salem Witch trials and that stuff's cool.
I can't even explain the fourth teaser. Is this some kind of Salem Witch Trials thing?
Never knew Tig had an interest in the Salem Witch Trials.
I find the Salem witch trials very interesting lol 😊
I feel like wouldve executed witches during the Salem Witch Trials in her past life..
mine too! I always loved hearing about the Salem Witch Trials in history!
isn't it based off the Salem witch trials this season? I cannot wait!!
Having to read the salem witch trials to do an essay it's messed up
Im really into the Salem Witch Trials ATM. Like I bought a book on it and Te Crucible. :D
I like mysterious/cruel subjects in history like the Salem witch trials & witch hunts
the salem witch trials except I'm accusing you of abandonment and I'm all hyped up on attachment, are my allegations jus…
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So the witch off of breaking amish is actually related to a witch named Abigail from the Salem Witch Trials
her and her family were burned in the salem witch trials. We made a deal. She'll bring me success and life and
So it's true about the next AHS going to be about Salem WItch Trials? I can't wait..
Yeah on October 9th! It's set in New Orleans when around the time of the Salem witch trials.
and its going to be about the Salem witch trials omfg its gonna be so good
What similarities and differences do these events have to the Salem Witch Trials? To the Red Scare?
"the coven" it actually might still be Salem witch trials based but I saw the ad for Salem witches a couple months ago..
*** I thought American Horror Story's new season was Salem Witch Trials
I was super fascinated by the Salem witch trials. Movies like Hostel or Friday the 13th played huge influen…
anyone wanna help me draw comparisons between the Salem witch trials & the red scare? No?
I should start reading these Salem witch trials and prepare for tomorrow.
many immoral thing have been done in the name of religion. The crusades, the inquisition, 9/11, Salem witch trials, etc
History will judge today s copyright extremists as the digital descendants of the Salem witch trials.
I am deeply bothered by the fact that when I was reading about the Salem Witch Trials, they didn't even mention Bridget Bishop.
it's about the Salem Witch Trials but I'm supposed to read several pages about it in another book to prepare myself for DBQ'S
Salem Witch Trials, Kinzie & Shaundi are accused of being witches, gang must save them before they get themselves killed
if they're gonna make an American Horror Story related to the Salem witch trials then why the *** wouldn't they do it here...
I have zero motivation to read a play on the salem witch trials rn
writing bout the salem witch trials. of course i'm making it a feminist thing. jk i don't have the energy for tht I WANNA TAKE A NAP
Salem witch trials are mad interesting
They have no facts - just baseless, moronic narrative. They like Salem witch trials justice.
if "burn the witch" by qotsa, a song about the SALEM WITCH TRIALS, is not in AHS ill be peeved
"You know soccer can be very much compared to the Salem witch trials in various ways"- wise words of
Oh yeah it was called "The Crucible" 😂 To do with Salem witch trials or something ! Old school days ! Even Science was funny
Yay American Horror Story in october is based on salem witch trials 👏
But I lost my Salem Witch trials packet and I need to find that before Thursday and???
American Horror Story: Coven is about the Salem Witch Trials an I'm learning about that in AS!
This might sound weird, but I love learning about the Salem Witch Trials. It's the only part of history I'm interested in.
I once wrote a 9 page paper on the Salem Witch Trials, and that was one of the most fascinating papers I ever wrote.
it hasn't started yet but it's going to be about the Salem witch trials!
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Wow! I just won this for free, ✭"Witch-Hunt- Mysteries of the Salem Witch Trials" ✭ by Marc Aro
Learning about the Salem witch trials in history makes me wanna watch hocus pocus so bad
i didn't watch the first 2 seasons of The American Horror Story but i am gone watch the new season cause its over the salem witch trials
We're studying the Salem witch trials in English, guess who's gonna ace that
I know! Apparently the next season is about the Salem witch trials ☝
mine called educating rita, i'm so upset I wanted to read one about the salem witch trials
Not just ancient Greeks like Damocles. Heck of a lot of "Salem Witch Trials" and pack mentality in all this, I reckon. :-(
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wait, is it doing Salem Witch Trials this year?!
Learning about the Salem Witch trials. Very impressed with the parallels of the ACTUAL Abigail Hobbs and t…
The next season takes place during the Salem witch trials I'm so excited
Have you ever had the opportunity to do any work regarding the Salem Witch Trials. What went on there in 1692? Love to know!!
like it gets me pumped because season 3 is about the Salem witch trials and I'm so excited for
The Salem witch trials really intrigues me
Watching the new episode - Salem Witch Trials. Another subject I have a lot of interest in.
Salem Witch Trials are on Haunted History!!! I want to go to Salem so badly!!!
the new season is supposed to be about the Salem witch trials.
this is why you're my best friend. The next season is about the salem witch trials,jflkaS THATS MY FAV. TIME PERIOD IN HISTORY
Watching Haunted History over the Salem Witch Trials makes me think of Ms. Gilmore's class
The Crucible was one of the hardest movies I've ever had to watch. The Salem witch trials really *** me off :/ 😡
The phrase "pics or you're lying" was probably used a lot during the Salem witch trials. "I'm totally not a witch". "Pics or you're lying"
i wish the Salem witch trials still existed.
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Salem Witch Trials. This show has gotten worlds better, now that they're focusing on a place instead of a whole city.
Greed an incentive for the Salem Witch Trials, hang the witch, take his land and livestock, yep that makes sense
Watching a show about the Salem witch trials..
Watching about the salem witch trials while ep one of ahs records!!! :)
I kove watching documentaries on the Salem Witch Trials. :3
nope - but I saw picture they posted on f/b. We were up in Salem Mass today (Salem Witch Trials).
oct 9th great new cast and is about a group of witches set in 1830s and modern day - like Salem witch trials
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Going to try to watch the history channel 'Salem witch trials' Yikes!!!
Watching shows about the Salem Witch Trials freaks me out so bad
I love learning about the Salem Witch Trials.
Watching Salem Witch Trials. Been looking forward to this episode for a month.
Watching Haunted History: Salem Witch Trials and the font they used for the title was Papyrus, lol. So fitting.
I heard it was going to be about the Salem witch trials. But from the advertisements I don't think it is. I'm excited either way!
Just can't get enough of the Salem Witch Trials.
yeah it comes on in October I think. It's about the Salem witch trials
And what's this "haunted history" I'm seeing? Something about Salem witch trials? Ya I'm gunna have to become obsessed with that too.
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I look up the Salem Witch Trials because i find it interesting 😳
Homecoming's theme should be based off of the salem witch trials. Bring pitchforks and torches..If anyone has a guillotine please bring it
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The state of Massachusetts did not issue an official apology for the Salem witch trials until 1957, 265 years after they …
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yeah that's how it is, and the 3rd season is going to be like the Salem Witch Trials
Pardon me, but, *** ?? The IOC will punish *** rights sympathizers? It's the Salem Witch Trials, again!
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My 13th great grandma was tried in the Salem Witch Trials so
she looks so evil like seriously what the *** is this the Salem Witch Trials
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Ok. Idk whether to watch a movie about Salem Witch Trials or continue catching up on The White Queen.
TIL in 1692, an impoverished widow and mother of 8 named Susannah Martin fell victim to the Salem Witch Trials...
lol those Salem Witch Trials were buck they must happen in Limpopo.
Just found out I'm related to someone who was accused of witchcraft in 1692. Salem Witch Trials. Theocracy *** It should…
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This girl off of Breaking Amish reminds me of Abigail from the Salem witch trials.
If the people on breaking amish don't stop acting like they're in the salem witch trials idk what I'm gonna do
My mom just asked me if the salem witch trials were in the 1900's.
At Ben Franklin's parents, Paul Revere, Judge of the Salem Witch trials graves.
They need to make a movie about the Salem witch trials! Now that ish would be scary af,especially cause that's 100% real events!
Disappointed in for tacitly endorsing the Salem Witch Trials. Lots of people suffered as a result of superstition.
Wonder if this is a preview of Txlege 2015. History repeats gotta be careful next time I dance in the woods or laugh
"Grandma I have to finish my summer reading" "I just finished a book about the Salem witch trials I can tell you what happened"
just thought the Salem Witch Trials were in Salem Oregon...?
Ahh so American Horror Story is gonna be based on the Salem Witch Trials. I can't wait. 😁😁😁
Salem Witch Trials are the only thing I like to learn about in school
How can someone who lived long before the Salem witch trials be someone we can trust about our fate.. people were obviously clueless animals
Well my mom just compared our campers to possessed girls during the Salem witch trials so there's that
The later it gets, the more and more the Salem Witch Trials begin to make sense.
no one ever talks about all those cigarette burns given at the Winston-Salem Witch Trials.
is she from the Salem witch trials why is she dressed like that
So now you label someone a troll at the touch of a button. Salem witch trials got nothin' on this.
I swear if I didn't wanna make money I would be a history major and make my field of study the Salem Witch's so interesting 😳😁
This movie is like the modern day Salem witch trials , of course I'm watching !
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This summer assignment is ridiculous I could careless about the Salem Witch trials
*Talking about Salem witch trials*. Dad: they had no social life so naturally they went crazy. Me; I have no social life & I'm fine. 💩
"Is this DVD the recording of the original Salem Witch Trials?" - some dumb lady at work who apparently thought they had cameras in 1692
is it weird that I'm slightly obsessed with Salem witch trials and think they're just fascinating...
Would Harry Potter be hung at the Salem witch trials
It's going to be so amazing. Both NOLA voodoo and the Salem Witch Trials.
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connection with the Salem Witch Trials. I was doing research last night because I have a relative who was involved in the trials as well...
It's centered around a coven of witches after the Salem Witch Trials, and Kathy Bates is in it. It's going to be badass.
I'm not having them bc one of the witches of the Salem witch trials is gonna possess me and kill my child and ruin my life.
It twists the facts of the Towne sisters from the Salem Witch trials and shoves Xtian beliefs down your throat as "fact"
I am fascinated with the Salem Witch Trials!!
Greg Oden was going to sign with the Celtics but since he was around during the Salem witch trials he said no.
American Horror Story is about the Salem witch trials this year *** I can't wait
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I miss Mr. Zerguine ..all them crazy stories about the Salem Witch trials.
Nothing against the people of Massachusetts, but the Salem witch trials were a bit much, right?
The Salem witch trials are mentioned in the conjuring and I fangirled
It's like I'm in the crucible Salem witch trials Justin Bieber
So because my dad loves finding out about our lineage, we found out that we are related to people in the Salem witch trials. Pretty cool!
I am absolutely intrigued by things such as the Salem Witch Trials and historical hauntings
Hey in this movie you will find out that the Ghost is witch that committed suicide during the Salem witch trials--
Mary Walcott, a witness in the Salem Witch Trials, was born on this day 5 July, 1675:
Today in In 1675 Mary Wolcott born. One of the witnesses at the Salem Witch Trials of Salem, Massachusetts.
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