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Witch Trials

North Coast: Quirky & Historical Surprises You'll Find in Salem

Renee Blodgett | Posted 11.26.2014 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

Salem is a small city with a population of under 45,000, but there's a remarkable number of things to do, from boating, segway and walking tours to museums and a variety of activities which center around witchcraft. Here are ten of our favorite things to do based on an extensive visit this past August.

Witch Trial Descendants Want Justice

Religion News Service | ANN MARIE SOMMA | Posted 10.01.2012 | Religion

HARTFORD, Conn. (RNS) At age 82, Bernice Mable Graham Telian doubts she'll live long enough to see the name of her great-great-great-great-great-great...

The Salem Witches Are Missing

Pat LaMarche | Posted 11.22.2012 | Weird News
Pat LaMarche

See, for generations after the "witches" were hanged and buried, the community -- at least the politically powerful -- thought they were well rid of these troublesome characters and neither preserved their execution site nor where their bodies were interred.

Weather May Have Spurred Famous Historical Event

Posted 04.21.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 04/20/2012 01:12 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Historical records indicate that, worldwide, witch hunts occur ...

Salem Witch Trials Get A Second Look

Posted 01.08.2012 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service SALEM, Mass. (RNS) For centuries, scholars have wondered how a farming village in 1692 could have be...

Nigerian Children Accused Of Witchcraft By Parents (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In Nigeria, the fear of witchcraft is rooted in centuries of tradition. However, in the past decade, that deeply ingrained superstition has sparked a ...

Halloween: A Hidden History

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

Halloween is deeply rooted in myths -- ancient stories that explain the seasons and the mysteries of life and death.