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my great great(x3) grandmother was convicted and burned as a witch

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posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:19 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: rickymouse

Witch doctors aren't actually witches.


Most of the witches weren't actually witches either, they were Herbalists that knew the medicinal properties of plants, they also knew the plants that got people happy or high.




posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:20 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Or, they just pissed someone off.

"She made my cows go dry! Witch!"



posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:22 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
I guess I should have known better than throw my speaker system away before having new ones.


We've all been in that boat.



posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:23 AM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

Not me.
It actually makes no sense.



posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:24 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Nor are they doctors, yet they seem to have served a vital function.



posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:25 AM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

Doctors...healers...



posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:32 AM
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a reply to: Phage

pluralis majestatis



posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:55 AM
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they were Herbalists


So if I have this right OPs third generation, forth fifth whatever
grandmother was burned for being an herbalist?

No sex with Satan?

No eating babies?

But orbs and UFOs?

Man this site can twist the hell out of any story.
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posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 01:02 AM
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herbalists



posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 01:11 AM
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a reply to: penroc3


Wicked! Lol

Thick skin amigo thick skin




posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 01:39 AM
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a reply to: penroc3

My Grandpa was a mean drunk. The important thing is to learn from our families past and not fall prey to the demons that can beguile us.

My dad said that my other Grandpa was the best man he had ever met, all is not lost.



posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 01:51 AM
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a reply to: highvein

i think its kind of cool and honestly i'm proud of her for not coping out and saying the devil or whatever was her buddy, i assume as they executed her.

God doesn't need us to sort his issues, ya know? like not burning or hanging women for superstitious reasons




carsforkids: i've been here for years and have seen much worse, i would be asking all sorts of questions if i saw this post myself.

i was over at my dads house and we were just having a normal vist and after dinner i told him about my 23andme results and we looked at his anstestery.com results and he told me that this woman in our family put our genealogy as farback and found the census and the later news report in a paper of her trial and execution.

i assumed they were burned because i honestly thought until Phage reminded us differently and correctly that in America where my person was the convicted were killed by getting hanged

but i hope people i recognize know im pretty on point and try to stay grounded as possible with the woo.


i knew this would draw ire and questions but thought it was interesting enough to share.
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posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 01:56 AM
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posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 01:56 AM
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Ire? I see no stinkin' ire!

Familial history is always fascinating, if irrelevant to the present.



posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 02:05 AM
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it was a little over the top saying ire, but i love the way that word sounds.

we have had a perfectly normal conversation. Sometimes people who post when they get asked a simple question they fly off the handle and call people shills and those types of people i was referring to

being a sceptic is all about asking questions and having a dialogue, also being open to have your mind changed.

as soon as any sort of dogma is invoked during scientific endeavors it reallllly hurts the credibility to me
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posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 02:08 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: penroc3


I have a distant relative around the same time that was hung for horse stealing.

I think maybe he was cursed by a witch instead. . .

I'm contacting my lawyer. . .


I also had a distant relative that was hung like a horse.

On a more serious note : I am a descendent of Robbie Burns the Scottish Poet.

Lags
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posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 02:54 AM
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i knew this would draw ire and questions but thought it was interesting enough to share.


I found it very interesting.





posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 04:54 AM
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That's kinda cool from an historical perspective... I'm assuming in New England, if not Salem itself?

My great-uncle (X 10 or 11) married Cotton Mather's aunt. He was so disgusted and disturbed by the whole witch trial affair that he took his wife and left, slightly changing the spelling of their last name in order to distance himself from the whole lot. Became a "rolling" preacher until they settled in Indiana. His descendants became part of the Underground Railroad. There are so many former slaves who took his name that it's quite an adventure to research that side of the family!
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posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: penroc3

Differentiate between dark/light "witches"...and a practicing "Wiccan"..also referred to as "witches"



posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 09:02 AM
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A family did the 23me to see their heritage...all the blood -Brothers and sisters...from the same mom and dad...all had different results! As well...several identical and familial twins had differences in there DNA.*

You can search these, and I'll locate a link down this thread.

MS



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