During the seventeenth century and well into the eighteenth century, belief in the reality of witches was widespread both in America and in Europe. Thousands of people were put to death during the period; and a few people questioned the actual existence of witches, but the only problem was how to identify one?
The Puritans accepted most readily the idea of witches existing in society. Part of this is the result in the
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delighted in telling the members of the congregation hat they were worms, insects, and filthy beasts.
In conclusion, there was much confusion and disagreement about how to detect a witch and just what a witch actually was. The Puritans agreed only that witches came from the invisible world and sought for some means of making them known to the visible world so as to destroy them. In their attempt many innocent persons lost their lives.