The announcement was met with boos and bottle throws from the packed auditorium who had gone to the meeting hoping the minister would announce a 0% fee increase for the coming year. The unperturbed minister also invited renowned witches to make an appointment with his office so they can have their skills tested and those outstanding would then be hired as lecturers.
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A Redcar family’s walk in Errington Woods, New Marske , took a very creepy turn. For looming in the mist was not only a scary shelter made of branches, but a dead bird - pinned out as if in some sort of witchcraft ritual. The decapitated pigeon was carefully placed, its wings outstretched, next to the pond.
The British High Commissioner for Ghana, Jon Benjamin, appealed to the government to close camps created to house so-called witches and for the inhabitants to be reintegrated into society.
It’s always exciting to uncover something that’s been hidden for who knows how long. It’s like all your childhood dreams of digging up dinosaur bones and buried treasure are coming true. You might find something really remarkable. You might even find a missing piece of history.
Well, news making rounds is that an owl who is believed to be a witch, allegedly “attended” a crusade which was ongoing at Nkwo Umuiyida Enugu-Ezike in Igbo-Eze LGA Enugu state and started attacking the reverend father who was performing miracles. But after a powerful prayer session, the the owl allegedly fell on the altar and died instantly.
We still live in the dark ages despite tall claims of digital India and scientific temper which has been proved as villagers of S. Chintaluguda village under Gunupur police limits in Odisha’s Rayagada killed a person by forcing him to consume pesticide as they suspected him of killing people through witchcraft.
Naij.com News ☛ Residents of an Estate in Nairobi have been left in shock after discovering that a well known Kenyan politician was housing a witch doctor within his rental apartments.
On this day in 1612, the Pendle and Samlesbury “witches” stood trial in perhaps Britain’s most infamous witch trials. The Samlesbury women —Jane Southworth, Jennet Brierley and Ellen Brierley—were accused of child murder and cannibalism at Lancaster Assizes and found not guilty. At the same place, on the same day, nine women and two men from Pendle were accused of witchcraft related to a murder. Ten were found guilty and executed.
From terror during the Spanish Inquisition to 17th century English "witch hunters," here are five of the most terrifying witch trials throughout history.
The residents claimed the woman, 37, who gave her names as Gifty and Afia, fell from the sky at about 3:30am on a tape at a block factory in the area.
According to legend, George Pikingill literally died in the shadow of the cross, cursing God and the residents of Canewdon, England, where he was both revered and feared. Since his death in 1909, his stature has only grown; depending on who you believe, he was either an uneducated, but gifted, local cunning man, or he was the father of modern witchcraft.
People in the local political class have reportedly resorted to witchcraft in order trounce their competitors in the 2017 general election. According to Chakacha artist turned evangelist and gospel singer – Princess Farida Migwalla, politicians were doing all manners of ungodly things just to become victorious in the upcoming polls.
Truth and jealousy in Ireland’s three most famous witchcraft trials.
People have always been superstitious, blaming misfortune and ill health on gods, demons, or spirits. Perhaps the most beloved scapegoat in history however has been the witch—a mysterious woman brewing elixirs and flying to her weekly gatherings. To protect themselves from these supposedly evil and powerful women, people came up with the most curious protective methods you could imagine.
A 15th-century chapel in the Scottish city of Aberdeen was equipped as a prison for accused witches snared during the city's "Great Witch Hunt" in 1597.
Black rituals scared communities over two decades leading to police and church leader warnings
For many in Assam, witchcraft is real. Thankfully, there are women like Birubala Rabha to set people straight
Huddersfield research looked into whether the county was a good place to be a witch in the 1600s
New France was a more enlightened place. It probably helped that women here could aspire to a social prominence denied their sisters in the Puritan colonies. It’s no coincidence that Anne Lamarque was a businesswoman independent of her husband and that she had friends, or at least acquaintances, in positions of authority.
My recent picture of HMS Barham leaving Portsmouth Harbour in the 1930s reminded Calum Kennedy of the unusual connection between the battleship, Portsmouth and witchcraft.