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Colchester Castle Crowdfunds New Witchcraft Exhibit

"A successful crowdfunding bid has raised more than £15,000 for Colchester Castle's new exhibition. Colchester Museums raised £15,396.75, for the exhibition, Wicked Spirits? Witchcraft and Magic at Colchester Castle..."
Posted: 21 June 2022 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: gazette-news.co.uk
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Salem's Last 'Witch' Cleared after 329 Years

"More than 300 years after being convicted, Salem's last 'witch' was officially cleared last week. It was last Thursday that lawmakers in Massachusetts in the United States formally exonerated Elizabeth Johnson Jr..."
Posted: 31 May 2022 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: oicanadian.com
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Church of Scotland Apologises for Historical Torturing of Witches

"In its General Assembly last week, the Church of Scotland apologized for its role in the murders of thousands of people, mostly women, who were accused of witchcraft between the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries..."
Posted: 31 May 2022 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: christianpost.com
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Man's Head Reportedly Turned into a Pig Head after Stealing Hog

"A young man's head has reportedly turned to a pig for stealing a pig from local farmers in Malawi. The incident it is alleged happened as a result of witchcraft..."
Posted: 12 April 2022 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: tori.ng
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Pastor and Crowd Burn Harry Potter Novels in Anti-witch Crusade

"A controversial Tennessee pastor led a book burning on Wednesday night to fight 'demonic influences', with a crowd incinerating copies of books including Harry Potter and Twilight..."
Posted: 05 February 2022 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: theguardian.com
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Exhibition Aims to Highlight How Witch Hunts Still Affect Women

"Witch hunts that took place hundreds of years ago still affect women and inflict trauma, a new exhibition has said..."
Posted: 12 January 2022 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: itv.com
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Eighth-graders Succeed in Quest to Clear Name of Salem Witch

"A vast group of American politicians, historians, and students came together to definitively clearing the name of the latest woman convicted of witchcraft in Salem (United States) and is close to achieving its purpose..."
Posted: 30 November 2021 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: oicanadian.com
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Delivery Driver Films 'Floating Broom'

"An Amazon delivery driver's video of what appears to be a broom floating in the sky has gone viral online as no one is quite sure what to make of the strange scene..."
Posted: 16 November 2021 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: coasttocoastam.com
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'WitchTok' Lets Kids Dabble in the Occult from Their Phones

"Although lip-syncing, synchronized dancing, and comedic skits tend to catch the most attention on TikTok, another form of art is gaining popularity: witchcraft..."
Posted: 16 November 2021 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: thefederalist.com
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Cases of Witchcraft Allegation Rise by Almost 80% in Nepal

"Women continue to be subjected to ill-treatment and torture on the charge of practising witchcraft. Statistics provided by Nepal Police..."
Posted: 07 September 2021 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: thehimalayantimes.com
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Eighth-Grade Class Aims to Clear Accused Salem 'Witch'

"Elizabeth Johnson Jr. was a 22-year-old woman living in colonial Massachusetts when a court found her guilty of a sensational crime: witchcraft..."
Posted: 24 August 2021 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: smithsonianmag.com
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UN Resolution on Witchcraft Supported by Namibian Lawyers

"The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last month passed the first ever resolution on the elimination of harmful practices related to accusations of witchcraft and ritual attacks..."
Posted: 05 August 2021 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: namibian.com.na
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Online Occultists Try to Change Reality with 'Magickal' Algorithm

"Symbols carry an undeniable power—whether it's the Ankh, the crucifix, or the golden arches of McDonald's. For thousands of years, runes, glyphs, and icons have been used in occult rituals and spiritual practices to mess with reality. .."
Posted: 27 February 2021 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: vice.com
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Couple Find 'Witchcraft Den' in Secret Nook under Staircase

"A couple renovating an old country farmhouse have found spine-chilling 'witchcraft' den hidden under their staircase..."
Posted: 29 November 2020 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: thesun.co.uk
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Civil War-era 'Witch Bottle' Found in Virginia

"A 'witch bottle' used to ward off spirits has been discovered in a Civil War fort site near Williamsburg, Virginia..."
Posted: 28 January 2020 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: thesun.co.uk
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Ancient 'Anti-witchcraft Potion' Found at Old UK Pub

"A Victorian bottle thought to have been used to ward off evil spells has been found at the birthplace of a 'witch'..."
Posted: 31 October 2019 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: bbc.co.uk
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People Suspected of Witchcraft Are Still Being Persecuted

"An international group of advocates are urging the U.N. to do something about the ostracization and violence..."
Posted: 31 October 2019 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: vice.com
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Scottish Officials Seek the Remains of an 18th-century 'Witch'

"More than 300 years after her death, officials in Scotland are appealing for the return of the remains of a local woman accused of witchcraft, so that she can be properly buried..."
Posted: 03 September 2019 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: edition.cnn.com
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Family Accused of Witchcraft Burnt to Death in Kenya

"Nine people were on Monday arraigned in Migori high court before Principal Magistrate Moses Obiero after they were accused of killing five people from the same family, in Nyang'ao village in Rongo sub County last week..."
Posted: 04 March 2019 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: standardmedia.co.ke
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Russian Coven of Witches Cast Spells in Support of Putin

"A group of witches in Russia have openly cast spells in support of President Vladimir Putin..."
Posted: 11 February 2019 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: unearthlynews.com
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Parents Used 'Witchcraft' to Cover Mutilation of Young Daughter

"The parents of a three-year-old girl who are accused of female genital mutilation cast witchcraft spells to 'silence' police and doctors while their child lay in a hospital bed, the Old Bailey heard..."
Posted: 17 January 2019 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: standard.co.uk
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Woman Becomes Last to Be Charged with 'Witchcraft' in Canada

"A northern Ontario woman was charged with fake witchcraft just two days before the archaic offence was removed from the Criminal Code..."
Posted: 30 December 2018 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: cbc.ca
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Home of Salem Witch Trials Refugee up for Sale

"A once-run-down historic home that stands where a woman accused of witchcraft during the 1692 Salem witch trials settled after she was spared the noose is on the market after an extensive renovation project..."
Posted: 17 December 2018 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: tribtown.com
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Number of Witches Rises Dramatically Across US

"Witchcraft and other pagan religious practices increased in the U.S. over the past few decades, with millennials turning to astrology and tarot cards as they turn away from Christianity and other traditionally dominant Abrahamic religions..."
Posted: 22 November 2018 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: newsweek.com
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Man 'Hit over the Head with Cauldron' Near Salem Witchcraft Store

"While a witch may use a cauldron to whip up a potion when mad, a Salem man reportedly had another use for the container..."
Posted: 25 October 2018 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: masslive.com
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Former Home of Salem Witch Trial Victim Up for Sale

"A Massachusetts house where a victim of the Salem witch trials once lived is on the market for $600,000 just in time for Halloween..."
Posted: 14 October 2018 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: necn.com
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Beyoncé Accused of 'Extreme Witchcraft' by Former Drummer

"Kimberly Thompson, Beyoncé's former drummer, is accusing the singer of 'extreme witchcraft,' The Blast reported on Thursday..."
Posted: 22 September 2018 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: newsweek.com
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The Children Accused of Witchcraft and Murder

"Sitting on a chipped wooden bench, the three-year-old swings her legs excitedly. Her sandals barely touch the floor as she watches a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. It is hard to believe Comfort is a witch..."
Posted: 20 July 2018 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Police Hunting Two 'Witches' after Woman Is Boiled in a Cauldron

"An 18-year-old woman suffered serious injuries after allegedly being dropped into a witch's cauldron of boiling water during a carnival in southwest Germany..."
Posted: 05 February 2018 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: dailymail.co.uk
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Mysterious Voynich Manuscript Code 'Cracked' Using AI

"'She made recommendations to the priest . . .' And that, mysteriously, is the start of an enigmatic medieval book that has baffled experts for generations — at least according to the Edmonton computer scientist who believes he's cracked the baffling code of the Voynich manuscript..."
Posted: 26 January 2018 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: thestar.com
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Mysterious Burn Marks Found in Ancient House May Have 'Protected Against Evil'

"The restoration of one of Devon's most ancient buildings has thrown up an intriguing mystery. Burned into some of the oak timbers in the 14th century Higher Uppacott long house on Dartmoor are elongated tear-shaped burn marks..."
Posted: 20 January 2018 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: plymouthherald.co.uk
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'Rapid Response Teams' Formed to Combat Superstition in India

"Mayurbhanj district administration has decided to form Rapid Response Teams at block level to combat witch hunt and superstition-related atrocities..."
Posted: 04 January 2018 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: newindianexpress.com
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Woman Attacked in Her Own Garden 'Due to Witchcraft'

"An attack victim fears her love of witchcraft was behind the terrifying ordeal which saw a man burst into her garden and pull out clumps of her hair..."
Posted: 23 December 2017 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: dailyrecord.co.uk
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Scottish Water Company Uses Dowsing to Find Water Sources

"It is an ancient practice which has been derided by some as 'witchcraft' but praised by others as a green and sustainable technology..."
Posted: 26 November 2017 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: heraldscotland.com
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Flock of Witches? Six Unexplained Shadows Fly Past the Moon

"There's spooky goings-on in the skies above Bradford after a photographer captured a group of mysterious objects seemingly flying in front of the moon. The image was taken in Queensbury by T&A Camera Club regular contributor Carl Conway at 7.05pm on Saturday October 29th..."
Posted: 31 October 2017 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: thetelegraphandargus.co.uk
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Face of 18th Century Scottish Witch Reconstructed

"The face of an 18th-century 'witch' who died in jail before she could be burned for her 'crimes' has been digitally reconstructed..."
Posted: 31 October 2017 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: metro.co.uk
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Malawi President 'Cracks Down' on Vampires and Witchcraft

"Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Friday warned suspected vampires to stop terrorizing people and told village chiefs to stamp down on witchcraft..."
Posted: 15 October 2017 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: voanews.com
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Serial Killer Wanted His Ashes Scattered to 'Witchcraft Music'

"Moors Murderer Ian Brady wanted his ashes scattered to 'WITCHCRAFT' music but a judge has ordered the monster will be disposed of 'without a ceremony'..."
Posted: 13 October 2017 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: thesun.co.uk
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Vanishing of Black Cats from UK Villages Blamed on 'Witchcraft'

"The sudden disappearance of up to seven black cats from two sleepy North Yorkshire villages has locals concerned they've been snatched for witchcraft in the lead-up to Halloween..."
Posted: 04 October 2017 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: rt.com
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'Black Magic' Made Illegal in Indian State of Karnataka

"Black magic will be illegal and if it leads to death, the offender will face murder charges, proposes a draft anti-superstition law in Karnataka. The bill also outlaws the controversial practice of "Made Snana" in temples, in which devotees roll over banana leaves with leftover food..."
Posted: 29 September 2017 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: ndtv.com
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17th Century 'Devil Letter' Decoded by Dark Web Software

"A 17th century 'letter from the devil' written by a Sicilian nun who claimed to be possessed by Lucifer, has finally been translated thanks to the dark web..."
Posted: 11 September 2017 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: dailymail.co.uk
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Campaign Aims to Pardon Last UK Woman Jailed for Witchcraft

"A campaign is underway to gain a pardon for the last woman in Britain to be tried and jailed for witchcraft. Spiritualist Helen Duncan was charged following a seance in Portsmouth in 1941 when she is supposed to have seen a vision of a dead sailor..."
Posted: 30 July 2017 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: itv.com
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New Memorial Remembers Victims of the Salem Witch Trials

"Residents of Salem gathered Wednesday to mark a shameful chapter of American history and remember the 19 men and women who were accused and convicted of being witches in 1692..."
Posted: 20 July 2017 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: wbur.org
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India Plans to Create Database of Present Day Witch Lynchings

"The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), that tabulates and analyses crime data from across the country every year, is planning to now collect detailed data on lynchings as well..."
Posted: 13 July 2017 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: indianexpress.com
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Zimbabwean Witch Confesses to Eating Human Flesh in Rituals

"A woman from Harare, in Zimbabwe, has confessed to eating at least ten human bodies, through witchcraft practices with a group of people, according to Gistplanet..."
Posted: 22 March 2017 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: tuko.co.ke
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First US Town to Execute a Witch Offers Posthumous Apology

"Windsor, the oldest town in the state of Connecticut, is well known for different historical happenings...Windsor is also known to be the first town to execute a woman accused of witchcraft, in 1647. And now, 370 years later, Windsor is the first in the state to apologize..."
Posted: 17 March 2017 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: courant.com
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Katy Perry Accused of Witchcraft by Nuns

"Is Katy Perry a witch? Two nuns think so, and that's why they are after the 'Chained To The Rhythm' songstress. They made the accusation after Orlando Bloom's ex revealed she wants to purchase a former convent..."
Posted: 12 March 2017 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: rawstory.com
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Witches Target Trump with Mass Occult Ritual

"It's not just a political battle anymore. It's spiritual warfare now. Exorcists, witches and occultists 'in a number of magical groups' are announcing plans for a ritual designed to 'bind Donald Trump and all who abet him'.."
Posted: 25 February 2017 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: wnd.com
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New Board Game Based on Salem Witch Trials in Development

"Board game developer and history fanatic Dan Hundycz is in the midst of creating a game based on the Salem Witch Trials, right out of his building on Market Street..."
Posted: 13 February 2017 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: twcnews.com
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Salem Planning to Build Memorial to Executed 'Witches'

"Salem is adding a new attraction to its list of spooky spots. Officials in the region's Halloween capital released this week the final renderings for a memorial at Proctor’s Ledge..."
Posted: 29 January 2017 - Category: Witchcraft and Magic - Source: bostonglobe.com
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