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Were witches burned at the stake during the Salem Witch Trials?
https://www.history.com ^ | UPDATED:SEP 1, 2018 ORIGINAL:AUG 13, 2014 | EVAN ANDREWS

Posted on 10/21/2019 8:14:57 PM PDT by hapnHal

In January 1692, a group of young girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts became consumed by disturbing “fits” accompanied by seizures, violent contortions and bloodcurdling screams.

A doctor diagnosed the children as being victims of black magic, and over the next several months, allegations of witchcraft spread like a virus through the small Puritan settlement.

Twenty people were eventually executed as witches, but contrary to popular belief, none of the condemned was burned at the stake. In accordance with English law, 19 of the victims of the Salem Witch Trials were instead taken to the infamous Gallows Hill to die by hanging. The elderly Giles Corey, meanwhile, was pressed to death with heavy stones after he refused to enter an innocent or guilty plea. Still more accused sorcerers died in jail while awaiting trial.

The myth of burnings at the stake in Salem is most likely inspired by European witch trials, where execution by fire was a disturbingly common practice.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: americanhistory; chat; frabuse; notnews; salemvillage; witches
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1 posted on 10/21/2019 8:14:57 PM PDT by hapnHal
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To: hapnHal

Ask Hillary. She was there.


2 posted on 10/21/2019 8:15:43 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: hapnHal

Q. Do we have any modern day WITCHES?


3 posted on 10/21/2019 8:16:23 PM PDT by hapnHal
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To: hapnHal

Most were hanged. One accused was pressed (a board was laid on top of him and stones were placed on the board) because he refused to enter a plea. None were burnt at the stake.


4 posted on 10/21/2019 8:17:16 PM PDT by lastchance (Credo.)
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To: Rebelbase
You're thinking of Ruth Ginsburg. She got out somehow.

Hillary is the next generation...

5 posted on 10/21/2019 8:17:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: hapnHal

Well, when I visited Salem MA in about 1990/91, there were. There was a witchcraft store near the historical museum.


6 posted on 10/21/2019 8:18:40 PM PDT by married21
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To: hapnHal

Interesting thing, those who pled “guilty” were fined and given a prison term. All had their property confiscated by the local sheriff.

Those who pled “NOT GUILTY” were tried, convicted and hanged. Property confiscated.

Giles Corey refused to make a plea and was pressed to death. Because he did not make a plea, his property was not confiscated and his family survived intact.


7 posted on 10/21/2019 8:19:03 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: hapnHal
Do we have any modern day WITCHES?

The "ladies" on the View, for starters.

Of course, Hillary and Pelosi and Maxine Waters, and most of the democrat women in congress.
8 posted on 10/21/2019 8:19:31 PM PDT by adorno
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To: hapnHal

No. They were hung.


9 posted on 10/21/2019 8:19:50 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: hapnHal

“During” the trial, or after it?


10 posted on 10/21/2019 8:21:24 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Beowulf9
"They were hung"

They trannies?

11 posted on 10/21/2019 8:23:45 PM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's fore sure)
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To: hapnHal
My 8th Great Grandmother Susanna (North) Martin was one of those executed in Salem. She was hung on 19 July 1692. If you read the trial transcript it's apparent that her real "crime" was talking back and not giving an inch to the bs.

Elderly women talking back is still a family trait even to this day. She was 67, which back then was elderly

I have female cousins who actually believe they are witches.

12 posted on 10/21/2019 8:24:18 PM PDT by ASA Vet (My post is pure BS, don't believe anything I post, including this tagline.)
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To: Beowulf9

Hanged....it’s hanged. The difference is kinda important.


13 posted on 10/21/2019 8:26:13 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: hapnHal

Who says the Puritans didn’t know how to have a good time?

Hanging a few witches. Party on!

Think of it as a late Halloween celebration for a humorless sect that refused to celebrate Christmas. No wonder Massachusetts has turned out like it has.


14 posted on 10/21/2019 8:27:45 PM PDT by Pelham (Secure Voter ID. Mexico has it, because unlike us they take voting seriously)
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To: hapnHal

Yes. I’ve known several, and dated one.


15 posted on 10/21/2019 8:28:08 PM PDT by null and void (Convicted spies are shot, traitors are hanged, saboteurs are subject to summary execution...)
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To: Beowulf9

Hanged.


16 posted on 10/21/2019 8:28:56 PM PDT by null and void (Convicted spies are shot, traitors are hanged, saboteurs are subject to summary execution...)
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To: DesertRhino

Lol, stop it!

I guess I’d better not add one was stoned.


17 posted on 10/21/2019 8:30:22 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: ASA Vet

I suppose you have heard the song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fy7t7UdCTQ


18 posted on 10/21/2019 8:33:41 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: hapnHal

Google “hatevil nutter”

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Nutter-62


19 posted on 10/21/2019 8:36:23 PM PDT by truth_seeker ( ^^\/**|_|**\/ ^^^^)
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To: hapnHal; wardaddy

I’ve known several modern day “witches”.

At least they think they are. To the rest of us they look like suburban California chicks who are play-acting. Deal me some Tarot, baby.

You wanna find real witches, go to Marie Laveau’s House Of Voodoo down on Bourbon Street...


20 posted on 10/21/2019 8:36:51 PM PDT by Pelham (Secure Voter ID. Mexico has it, because unlike us they take voting seriously)
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