The Haunting Of The Salem Witch Trials

The Haunting Of The Salem Witch Trials

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Shackles, medieval tool for deprivation of liberty
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The angel of death. Darkness demon. Photomanipulation
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Witch Weathervane
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Witch Trial
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Claudette Colbert in Maid of Salem
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The Duckingstool by Charles Stanley Reinhart
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Abigail/1702 Rehearsal
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The Crucible
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Life In Danvers
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Winter landscape with ”amusement on the ice”, by Van der Neer Aert, 17th Century, oil on canvas,
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Anatomy of the heart and arterial blood vessels, from De Arte Phisicali et de Cirurgia by John Arderne, Latin manuscript, 15th Century.
Salem Witch Trial Memorial From Charter Street Cemetery
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Massachusetts, 1909, Salem, Salem Neck, Marblehead, Nalem Harbor, Massachusetts State Atlas
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The Trial of a Witch, 17th century Puritan America. Illustration for the play Giles Corey, Yeoman by Mary E Wilkins (Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman), American novelist and playwright. Wood engraving 1892.
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Portrait of Georg Ernst Stahl (1659-1734), German physician and chemist, engraving from Opusculum chimico-physico-medicum, Halae Magdeburgicae, 1740, engraving
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Him Almighty Power Hurled headlong flaming from the ethereal sky, With hideous ruin and combustion, down To bottomless perdition, fall of rebel angels
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Engraving of a Suspect Fainting Before Judge During Witch Hunt Trial by Darley
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The Legend Of Salem: ‘The Rev, George Burroughs Was Accused Of Witchcraft On The Evidence Of Feats Of Strength, Tried, Hung, And Buried Beneath The Gallows’ Illus, In: Frank Leslie’S Illustrated Newspaper, V, 31, (1871 Feb, 4), P, 345.
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Arnoldo asking in vain for news of Angiola Maria, illustration for Angiola Maria, novel by Giulio Carcano (1812-1884), engraving by Gallieni after drawing by Tofani, published by Paolo Carrara, 1874, Milan
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The house of the Seven Gables, 17th century, the mansion that gave the title to the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), Salem, Massachusetts, USA
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Sarah Osborne House Depicting American Architecture
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Theophraste Renaudot, 17th century French physician, philanthropist, and journalist,


  1. Abhinav on August 3, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    Religious people are worse than diarrhea

  2. gaybeef on August 3, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    Some animals were accused too, there were 2 dogs, one little girl blame a dog for her symptoms, the other one I’m not sure how they came to it, but people dod believe that witches had animals as familiar helping them, they were apparently shot in the head, so at least they had more…pain free and quick death, it would have been cool for them to mention it, but well…they usually leaves very interesting facts behind

  3. Rambo_King45 🇮🇪 on August 3, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    Funny you don’t here about new haunting when there new technology 🤔

  4. FUTUREPRENEUR on August 3, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    Cannot believe this building was built in 1600s, Really Good House

  5. Hannah Draper on August 3, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    Say swear lmao

  6. Delany on August 3, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    LOL ‘be a puritan’ 😂

  7. Hannah on August 3, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Stories like this convince me (as someone who is religious in the most basic sense of the word) that religion historically has done more harm than good. That’s so sad that the victims didn’t even get the dignity of a marked burial site. I hope they are resting in peace, and the people who killed them are paying for it in the afterlife.

  8. SomeguynamedJosh on August 3, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    We just started reading ‘The Crucible’ in my English class, figured I’d come back for nostalgia

  9. Nico Ocin on August 3, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    My ancestor was Margret Scott so seeing this makes me so interested.

    Side story for fun: I told one of my friends that and we were joking that I was a witch and when I mentioned weird things did happen to me a lot as a joke a black cat walked by and now he’s scared of me 💀

  10. Colton Barrett on August 3, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    The Salem witch trials is a historical testament to the dangers of theocracy, mass hysteria, and hive mind mob mentality. People have a bad habit of stating opinions, theories, etc. like they’re a matter of fact (as well as making assumptions and jumping to conclusions by way of speculation) based on no such substantial evidence to suggest objective truth which is imperative for proof (especially in regards to what could be serious allegations of foul play, perpetuated dangerous rhetoric, i.e., "witch hunts" due to theocratic mass hysteria and hive mind mob mentality). I’d advise people to reevaluate the way in which they think and speak concerning such things.

  11. Broken Pieces on August 3, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    Something I never thought about until recently is, why did no one wonder why the “witches” didn’t try to escape execution?
    Look I’m no expert on witchcraft but wouldn’t a real witch have some sort of spell to escape or teleport away from the trial?
    Don’t get me wrong, I get that the trials were a fairly big hoax and there’s a good chance many of the people accused of witchcraft were innocent, but if I’m some bystander seeing someone accused of witchcraft I’m thinking, “why not use a spell to get away and flee to the woods?”.

  12. Seb Swede on August 3, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    1600s: "Yup, that’s a witch".
    2000s: "Yup, that’s a Karen".
    Shame we can’t burn a Karen at the stake, though.

  13. wolfiemuse on August 3, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    14:25 ***except for a few who were likely forced ie Tituba and maybe <10 people who actually “practiced witchcraft” across the entirety of the witch trials in the US

  14. ms .m on August 3, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    You talk a lot

  15. FUTUREPRENEUR on August 3, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    That judge is funniest judge,

  16. Shahmir Hayat on August 3, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    Damn, I remember reading the crucible in high school. Arthur Miller used history to tell a messed up, but cool story.

  17. Rahul Neupane on August 3, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    “Take its” really? Did that really say “take it”

  18. king seokjin on August 3, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    using this to revise for a level history😭

  19. BrodyToons on August 3, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    How did he possibly hear take it from that?

  20. J on August 3, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    The judges should have understood that if the accused witches couldn’t save themselves from the trial, they were not witches.

  21. Karl Jeffers on August 3, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    It’s me, Tituba, the G H O S T 😂

  22. Bob Dobalena on August 3, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    I grew up in va beach and there is a very popular local legend of ‘The Pungo Witch’ That’d be sweet to see.

  23. A.KitCat.B on August 3, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    👻Ryan can believe in demons and ghosts but not witchcraft?? Thats witchcraft all in itself.🧐

  24. M.M. on August 3, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    Women: *Breathes*
    Town: Yup, That’s a witch right there

  25. A on August 3, 2023 at 1:45 pm


  26. Chloe K on August 3, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    “Like a compass always finds north, an accusing man’s finger always finds a woman”

  27. Barkley Hill Farm on August 3, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    you 2 gas are so funny

  28. Nimbus Shadow-Wings on August 3, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    they were all high as a kite

  29. Black Burgundy on August 3, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    I just laugh at the fact this was the best time for anyone who had beef with someone, they would just accuse them and be so extra about it💀

  30. RPG on August 3, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    Are ‘Ghosts’ real, simple answer No-people sleep when they day till the day Jesus Christ comes down from heaven and shouts everyone awake, it is known as the day of rapture or in better terms the snatching up. What you guys refer to as ‘Ghosts’ are in fact demonic and it is ALWAYS demonic. Pray to the Lord Jesus Christ and repent. Amen.

  31. Chancey on August 3, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    god i love the crucible

  32. Pietro Pes on August 3, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    It’s a mixture of a few things tbh – Ergot Fungus is a hellova drug, Bored kids, jealousy and gossip, a community who were deeply superstitious which led to mass hysteria – and there you have it.

  33. Hannah Draper on August 3, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    Just think all of the weather presenters would be burned for predicting the weather

  34. Hannah Draper on August 3, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    That voice sounded like Ryan doing a voice over to make it sound like it was a ghost 😂

  35. Dancing Demon on August 3, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    I mean, witchcraft is real, just not what people think it is, it’s not like how it is in the movies or like Harry potter, it’s more like a spirituality or religion

  36. Danirider12 on August 3, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    So i had to read a puritan journal in college and the punishment for "buggary" was that they would be buried with all the animals involved

  37. Peltsim on August 3, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    Someone got hung there and there is a group of ghosts called the hunglings . Shane: Hi ya ghosts and demons! Ready to be annoyed?

  38. laughingvampire on August 3, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    it has nothing to do with "being mad" that is just lazy thinking. it has to do with basic evolutionary psychology. all living beings have systems that process information in order to survive, in our case is the brain, human brain is a survival computer, our instincts act on basis of simple probabilistic analysis of what helps us to survive, like complying with the group because this fosters cooperation. All morality really is an expression of this instincts to foster cooperation in a group because this increases the chances to gather more resources and thus get superior nourishment, fight back against predators that individually are superior to us, and hunt larger prays who in turn offer more nourishment.

    this instincts combine with our imagination and senses, because imagining false threats only moves you away from a place but it doesn’t kill you while ignoring a noise or something like that could mean that a predator is going to attack us and kill us. this is why all our myths are related to the wild and the lack of control and beasts.

  39. MikeyXSkyline on August 3, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    18:20 Who was it that made those people dance in olden France?!
    Love that Watcher has a puppet history about this event.

  40. Christopher Wilson on August 3, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    Good episode, one thing though is you forgot to mention that one person pressed to death, that might’ve been worth investigating, otherwise great episode though

  41. Felicia Baxter on August 3, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    why would the ghost say "take it" of all things?

  42. Bob Dobalena on August 3, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    It’s just wind lmao

  43. ryan fire on August 3, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    this totally could’ve been a true crime episode too

  44. Barkley Hill Farm on August 3, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    so the wole thing was a set up

  45. David Gardner on August 3, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    I gotta say it doesn’t take a genius to say why a slave would readily admit to something that carries a death penalty.

  46. oooh19 on August 3, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    I love Salem MA one of my friends and i visited a few times. it gets crowded every October just a heads up. hard to find parking.

  47. Breanna Knight on August 3, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    They didn’t burn witches, they burned women.

  48. Lornext on August 3, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    14:15 Dude… That is literally happening right now in our day.

  49. captain daddy on August 3, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    what those puritans did in Salem was good old fashioned, premeditated murder , in the name of God. mistakes were made.

  50. Matt Lantis on August 3, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    I’m with shane on the EVPs in this episode, mostly garbage. They sound like feet crunching in the snow, not voices.

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