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If You Think Witch Hunts Are A Thing Of The Past, You Haven’t Heard Of Carole Compton

If You Think Witch Hunts Are A Thing Of The Past, You Haven’t Heard Of Carole Compton

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When you think of witches, the Salem trials are likely among the first things to pop into your mind. But what if I told you that witch hunts aren't exactly limited to the distant past? That's right -- in the 1980s, a Scottish nanny named Carole Compton was accused of practicing witchcraft after a series of strange occurrences caused her employers to suspect that something wasn't right about her. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); Compton's story is so bizarre, in fact, that she was even put on trial for that same accusation. After meeting and falling in love with an Italian man in 1982, Compton decided to move from Scotland to Italy so she could be closer to him. She quickly found work as a live-in nanny for the Ricci family. That's w...
What Happened In This Town Full Of ‘Witches’ Was Absolutely Insane

What Happened In This Town Full Of ‘Witches’ Was Absolutely Insane

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The city of Triora, Italy, is as beautiful as a painting. Tourists flock there from all over the world each year to marvel at the stunning region's medieval architecture and picturesque hillsides. Hidden within the confines of this fairytale city, however, is a history of violence and paranoia that makes the Salem witch trials seem like child's play. In 1587, particularly bad weather led to a massive crop failure and subsequent famine. Instead of blaming the climate, however, townspeople decided to blame the presence of witches. Wikipedia The local government called in the Inquisitor of Genoa and Albenga, along with Priest Girolamo del Pozzo, in order to substantiate the city's claims of witchcraft...and that's exactly what they did. ...