History Girls

{January 14, 2011}   The Witchcraft Confession that Sparked the Salem Witch Trials

In 1691, four girls in Salem started to display what were considered strange physical symptoms including convulsions and choking. Tituba, a slave girl, prepared a remedy or a ‘witch-cake’ made of rye meal and urine in a bid to cure the girls but as a result, was arrested for witchcraft. Tituba confessed and implemented two other women along with her, Sarah Good, who was later executed, and Sarah Osborne who died in prison; both denied any involvement in witchcraft.

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