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What type of Torture was used in the Salem Witchcraft Trials?

Well I am doing a project for school and i have to find what types of torture was used in the Salem Witchcraft Trials. I know they used the waterboarding torture but I need to know more. Does anyone know what tortures where used in Salem?

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  1. The men were “stoned”. They were made to lie down on their backs, and rocks were placed on top, until they were unable to breathe.

  2. The correct term is “Pressed”, nowaynoh. Stoned is when people throw rocks and stones at you in order to kill you. The water dunk is another form. They would sit a suspected witch on a dunking stool and try to drown her. If he or she lives, then they are guilty. If they drown, oh well they would be consider not guilty in God’s eyes.

  3. Ahh I love Salem.
    They were hung. And some they would tie their hands and legs and throw them in the water, if they swam up… they were a witch, if they didn’t… they were dead. Also some were tarred.. they covered the witches with tar and feathers

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