HEY! I haven't seen you at church in 4 years! Witch!
I've been abused and hurt by a witch like you!
You truly are a witch, you're under arrest!
The Puritans lived in Salem, and were very strict about their religion. If you didn't agree with their pracitces, you'd get religious persecution! This is somewhat ironic considering religious persecution is what they were trying to get away from in England
I saw this woman in one of the dreams, she's working with the devil!
That settles it then!
They also believed for a time that certain people were witches, and were hurting people mentally.
In a little more than a year in Salem, 100+ were arrested and accused of witchery, while 20 were excecuted. These numbers were so high because of the mass hysteria in Salem.
The Judicial Process for this accusation was a bit weird. They believed that they accuser would claim they had seen the witch in their dreams, and that the accused was working with the devil.
Like I had said, 20 people were hanged in Salem that were believed to be witches. This is a lesson learned that if there is mass hysteria, someone must step in and stop it because of how horrible it could get. This is a part of American history that will never be repeated.