Historical Crisis Committee

With this committee, we will be going back to the infamous "Salem Witch Trials".


 The Salem Witch Trials were a series of prosecutions of people who were accused of witchcraft, and relations with the devil. Around the Salem Village, over 300 people were accused; most of the accused being women.  There were 11 judges, and they trialed the accused with spectral evidence.


"Spectral evidence" is the form of evidence  based upon dreams and visions. It was admitted into court during the Salem witch trials by the appointed chief justice, William Stoughton.


During these trials, 19 people were sentenced to death by hanging, and one man was sentenced to be tortured with "Peine forte et dure" method.


Peine forte et dure was a form of punishment where the defendant was crushed to death under heavy rocks.


The youngest victim of the Salem Witch Trials was Dorothy Good, who was 5 years old when she was found guilty

This committee will follow its' own procedure.

Agenda Item : Salem Witch Trials