Most of them were exhibiting the effects of psychosis caused by a fungus, which grew on the rye crop, from the prior year's harvest.
"Real" witches? Oh, please! Oh there are some women who cast "spells" and dance under the moonlight naked and wear black and have long fingernails but they're not "witches." They're just idiots. There are no such things as witches. People who believe in witches tend to also believe in vampires and werewolves and ghosts, etc. Pretty stupid.
The people in Salem who were executed for being witches were just ordinary people, some of them devoutly religious. They were falsely accused and put to death, and they were totally innocent.
In Europe thousands of people were tortured and executed for being "witches." The persecution of "witches" has always been nothing but insanity, killing people out of ignorance and superstition.
The Salem, MA of today is not the Salem of old. That honor goes to what is now Braintree, MA.
The Salem of today is wholly a creation of imagination.
But the real trials took place in what is now Braintree.
You mean "Danvers."
Braintree was once part of Quincy.
Living in squalor and sentenced to a life of shame and hard labour, these are the women who have been forced to live as outcasts amid accusations that they are witches.
Cut off from their communities and abandoned by their families, they are banished to spend the rest of their days in 'witch camps'.
Hundreds of women in northern Ghana are accused of witchcraft and condemned to a life of extreme violence, harassment and isolation...