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Known in 1692 as Salem Village, Danvers was the scene of the outbreak of witchcraft
in Essex County. The strange actions of the young girls in the area
first began at the parsonage, home of Reverend Samuel Parris. Those
first accused of witchcraft lived in Danvers. As the witchcraft contagion
spread, however, people throughout all Essex County were accused. Many
people accused of witchcraft were examined by the magistrates in the
meetinghouse in Danvers. When the Court of Oyer and Terminer was appointed
in May 1692, the trials and executions were moved to neighboring Salem,
the county seat.
Danvers Witch Trials Memorial
"IN MEMORY OF THOSE INNOCENTS
WHO DIED DURING THE
SALEM VILLAGE WITCHCRAFT HYSTERIA OF 1692"
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Among the more common questions we're asked is, "What is spectral evidence and what role did it play in the Salem Witch Trials?"