Paradelphia Radio: Suffer A Witch, Ep. 204
The story of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts colony are well known and often repeated but what isn't often mentioned is the why of things. Why did these people hold such overbearing, paranoid beliefs in supernatural creatures like witches and demons running amok in their town? Where did this idea come from? Today we explore a small part of that answer as we discuss the origins of witch accusations in Europe in the centuries leading up to that fateful episode in Salem. Who were accused and why? What became of them and how did a few religious zealots and unscrupulous church leaders change the mindset and morality for generations future New World colonists to come? Paranews stories about a local Bigfoot sighting, a new way to look at a classic cartoon and more!!