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The Salem Witch Hunt (Beginner)

Explore one of the most infamous chapters in American history

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Delve into the dark and mysterious events that gripped the Massachusetts town in the late 17th century.

The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. The trials resulted in the executions of twenty people, fourteen of them women, and all but one by hanging. The episode is one of Colonial America’s most notorious cases of apparent mass hysteria. It has been used in political rhetoric and popular literature as a vivid cautionary tale about the dangers of isolationism, religious extremism, false accusations, and lapses in due process.

Although the last trial was held in May 1693, public response to the events continued. In the decades following the trials, survivors and family members (and their supporters) sought to establish the innocence of the individuals who were convicted. In November 2001, years after the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the trials, the Massachusetts legislature passed an act exonerating all who had been convicted and naming each of the innocent… but were any of these accusations warranted?

Back In Time has been hired by a descendant of one of the convicted women to travel back to 1692 and conduct an investigation into the accusations of witchcraft. You and your team must gather evidence to either support or refute these accusations.

Do you have what it takes to determine the guilt or innocence of this woman and put this question to rest? Sign up for this mission and find out!