Why does the Salem witchcraft trials continue to fasinate people?
It is an interesting event. And the fact that we don't know what caused the afflictions gives it an air of mystery.
What happened to the people who confessed to practicing witchcraft during the Salem witchcraft trials?
142 people were legally accused of witchcraft during the Salem Hysteria. This count does not include people who were rumored by neighbors or relatives of being involved with witchcraft. Only a handful of these people were executed, 16 I think, a few with the money or influence to do so escaped town, charges were dropped against some and the remainder served time in prison but were released.
During The Salem Witch Trials people were executed because the were either proven guilty to witchcraft or confessed to Witchcraft. Many people were hanged and one person, was killed by being crushed by stones. It was a harsh time but now it is over. EDIT: No one who confessed was executed. They were offered a pardon in return for testimony against others. Only 19 people were hanged, making it the least deadly witch panic in…
The Salem Witchcraft Trials are a series of tests and trials conducted by Puritan Colonists to discover and punish suspected witches. One example of a witch trial was forcing them into a body of water. The Puritans believed that if the women floated that they were witches, and they would have to be killed. Unfortunately, not very many people learned how to swim back then, so the women would usually drown.