My husband told me they would throw the "Witchs" into the water and if they didnt drown they would hang them. Is this true, Any real articles/website that tell the truth? I asked my husband and he said it is true, its history. I was like um ok i dont believe you. Of course i come on cafemom to ask you and i dont believe him i never do lol and he hates it but most of the time hes not telling the truth not because hes lying because he just doesnt know and gets mad at me.
oh and tonight at 9pm E/P on the travel channel is the new Episode of Ghost Adventures about Salem, Ma witch trial!! Dont forget!
Asked by Anonymous at 4:31 PM on Feb. 18, 2011 in Religious Debate
Answer by idaspida at 4:33 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by laura970 at 4:40 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 4:44 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
I know it was one commonly used in the Witch hunts in Europe but I am not sure if it was also used in Salem (though it would not surprise me) the ones I am finding regarding Salem incude the "Witch's Mark or Satan's Mark" which was a mole or freckle on body was an indicator (anywhere really but some reports state in private areas such as breasts, buttocks or pubic region) The "Touching test" In which case the accused would touch the one they afflicted with "fits" and if the fits stopped it was "proof" they caused it. As well as torture methods made to break the witch and gain a confession such as "pressing" them by placing weights on the body (which often lead to death) The "Sink or swim" test was another such method of torture as weights were tied to the ankles of the accused though it's use in Salem I am unsure of.
Answer by KristiS11384 at 4:50 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by KristiS11384 at 5:01 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
I remember learning some where that some now believe that there was a virus or mold issue that lead to seizures... it was the seizures that made people think they were witches.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
I live a few towns from Salem MA, and know the history pretty well. They would test the accused with various tests, one was called the "sink" test. They would tie rocks around the accused and throw them in the water, if they sank, they were innocent, if they floated, they were guilty and hanged. So stupid!
Answer by Linda1012 at 5:15 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 5:15 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by flower_angel at 5:30 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by purpleducky at 6:05 PM on Feb. 18, 2011