The belief that there are people who possess supernatural powers and use them to harm innocent people dates back to the 14th century. This belief, fueled by fear and mass hysteria, led to the witch hunt which lasted up until 18th century and resulted in thousands of ‘witches’ being executed by hanging or burning to death.


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Today, stories of witches are still terrifying. However, as more scientific evidence emerges, the scary part becomes the fact that most people who were accused of witchcraft were innocent. People who lived centuries ago were completely oblivious to something that today we can easily diagnose as poisoning. Scroll below to read how Tumblr users explain what actually may have happened to those accused of ‘bewitchment’!

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The belief that people can possess supernatural powers led to the witch hunt and resulted in thousands of ‘witches’ being executed by hanging or burning to death

Tumblr users explain what actually may have happened to those accused of ‘bewitchment’