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The Last Witch Trial in America

Normally when you think of witch trials in the United States, the first thing that comes to mind is the Salem trials of 1692. But did you know Salem had another trial nearly two hundred years later? In 1878, Lucretia Brown accused Daniel Spofford of using mesmerism on her. Both Brown and Spofford were members… Continue reading The Last Witch Trial in America

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Ohio’s Only Witch Trial

All in all, I tend to think of Ohio as a relatively boring state, but every once in a while I find something interesting hidden under the veneer of mundanity my home state likes to paint over itself. We all know I love weird, morbid, and/or spooky history, so saddle up because we're diving into… Continue reading Ohio’s Only Witch Trial

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My Favorite Witch Trial

I watch a lot of weird stuff on Youtube. Usually that weird stuff is history related, and last weekend was no exception. Also, if you haven't figured it out by now, I have a pretty morbid sense of curiosity. I've been fascinated by witch trials since middle school, but everyone likes to focus on the… Continue reading My Favorite Witch Trial