Check out the video tour of the spooky house, the only structure still standing with direct ties to the Salem witch trials of 1692.
The world is a mystical place where we come across a lot of incidents and news that cannot be explained through science. During the 1600s, the belief in the supernatural and the Devil giving certain powers to a group of people practicing witchcraft was at an all-time high. It was believed among the masses that they used their powers to harm others in return for their loyalty to the Devil and this belief was most prevalent in Europe from as early as the 14th century. Since then, we have come a long way and Wicca has now emerged to be a practicing religion, but the fascination with witches and witchcraft mostly remains the same.
As you must know, from 1692-1693, a series of trials, hearings, and prosecutions knows as ” The Salem Witch Trials” took place in Salem, Massachusetts. According to reports, more than 200 witch trials took place and 19 of those people were given a death penalty because they were accused of being witches. Yes, it sounds absolutely absurd in the 21st century, but when the Salem Witch Trials took place, everything was deeply entwined with religion and whatever wasn’t deemed as good was given very unfair treatment. It didn't really matter what those people did to earn the wrath, but if someone were practicing witchcraft, then there was a chance you would have to face a trial that might have a terrible outcome.
Barely anything from that time remains. But, if you have a keen interest in witchcraft and are getting bored at home like most of us, we have some good news for you. A video uploaded by Travelling Tom on YouTube shows the Youtuber going inside the home of a judge named Johnathan Corwin and it is the same house where Salem Witch Trials took place. The video is completely silent and only shows the YouTuber taking a tour of the house.
The description of the video reads, "Take a tour of the house that formally belonged to Judge Jonathan Corwin. This house is the only structure still standing with direct ties to the Salem witch trials of 1692. This was filmed in Salem, Massachusetts in January 2017. This video was filmed with permission from staff, specifically for educational, commentary, and historical purposes. It is protected under the 1976 "Fair use" act section 107."
People who watched the video were fascinated and left mainly positive comments. One person wrote, "My very great grandmother Francis Elizabeth Hutchins was arrested for being a witch during the witch trials she spent I think 130 days in jail and she was finally bailed out at the end of the trials." A second one added, "Thank you ! Well done, no talking, no super jerky camera ( we all have to walk of course). A nicely done tour of the house! You focused in on the descriptions gave me a sec to hit the pause button and actually read them ! You panned around slowly so I could see the rooms and gave a pause here and there to take it all in. Thanks nicely done !" A third one added, "The silence is haunting and gives a reflection of the darkness of that year of 1692. Beautiful home, dark history. Cannot wait to visit Salem next Autumn."
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