Salem Witch Trials
In 1692 a group of three girls began accusing townspeople of witchcraft. It really got carried away, many people were hanged
and whole families were destroyed. A guilty verdict also meant that they would lose their land and businesses. I've often
wondered, if they truly thought these people could do the things they were accused of, how come they couldnt escape the noose?
Here is a link of a timeline of the events that took place in Salem. It is a good basic guideline to the key events.