It was said that after a group of young puritan girls from the village in Salem, Massachusetts claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women of witchcraft
Before becoming a reverend by the age of 26, I came upon an old text dating back from early as 1692, when the infamous Salem witch trials began. It was said that after a group of young puritan girls from the village in Salem, Massachusetts claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women of witchcraft. As an upsurge of hysteria spread throughout the village with a special, court summoned to hear the cases of the young girls. Believe me when I say the first convicted witch, was none other than Luciana Bishop, who was hanged that July. However, eighteen others followed Bishop to Salem’s Gallows Hill, while some of the 150 were men, women and small children, who were accused over the next several months for practicing witchcraft in the name of Satan.
After months of traveling by a stage coach in the pristine landscape of the new world, when suddenly poor weather conditions started rolling in. Just a quarter mile from the small village of Salem, my carriage driver Carsten, warned me of the dangers that lie in wait on the borders of the small village; it was said that a group of witches was known for their deceitful practice of black magic. Hunted on the innocent and preyed on the weak for their blood sacrifices.
March of that year, several of the afflicted girls blamed Martha Mayweather. The three women were previously condemned as conspiring with the devil were borderline to the community. However, Martha Mayweather was not the same; she was an upstanding devotee of the Puritan congregation- her exposure as a witch proved that Satan’s power had reached to the very centre of the small village.