laxkateGraveyards are just so rich in history. Our Bewitched In Salem walking tour took us all over Salem, #ma & was very interesting. If you're ever there, it's worth your time. #graveyard_dead#USA#history1mon
laxkateThe first witch convicted in the Salem #MA, Bridget Bishop, was hanged. Eighteen others followed Bishop to Salem's Gallows Hill, while some 150 more men, women and children were accused over the next several months. There is a memorial marker for eavh of the eighteen who died. These actions stemmed from fear and greed. By September 1692, the hysteria had begun to abate and public opinion turned against the trials. Though the Massachusetts General Court later annulled guilty verdicts against accused witches and granted indemnities to their families, bitterness lingered in the community, and the painful legacy of the Salem witch trials has endured for centuries. #graveyard_dead#USA#history1mon
laxkateTook a historic walking tour in Salem, #ma & discovered the truth about what took place there. Part of Burying Point offers a beautiful memorial dedicated to the victims of the Salem Witch Trials. The witch trials began during the spring of 1692, after a group of young girls in Salem claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women of witchcraft. As a wave of hysteria spread, a special court convened in Salem to hear the cases... (more in my next post).
If you look closely, you can see people still visit & leave flowers/plants at the markers. #graveyard_dead#USA#history1mon