The Whispering Witches of Poland

January 17, 1775 – Kalisk, Poland – 6 women said to be witches were burnt at the stake. Some sources claim 9 women while others say 14, yet others state the women may never have been executed at all. Not even the year in which the trial took place can be agreed upon as some claim the tragedy took place in 1783. Other conflicting ‘facts’ in this story have sources claiming the ‘witches’ were tried for causing bad harvests while others state the women were believed to have caused illness of a local nobleman’s wife by use of witchcraft.

 

– altered by Hystoria

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