posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 06:52 AM
I know there were many court documents that were saved in archives. (Standard procedure for legal stuff)
Some documents go into great detail as to the where-to-fors and whys of the cases being prosecuted.
It sounds like you're looking for something else though.
I remember reading that as the witch hysteria began to diminish, one of the court decrees stated that accusers were going to have to produce 'real'
evidence as opposed to 'spectral' evidence. I think that more than anything, the whole subject is a perfect example of human nature. There are
plenty of modern-day witch hunters, who knee-jerk themselves right into mob\group thought, and launch their 'witch hunts'.
I'd go as far as to say our 'modern' society is nuttier than those Puritans were.
I also read that no witches were ever burned in Salem. They were mostly hanged. A couple of suspected witches were crushed with heavy stones. To
'purify their souls'.