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Strange tests for witchcraft

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UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So, I was looking at a documentary about how a drug similar to LSD contaminated the bread in Salem.

Scientist think, that the contaminated bread created the ideal conditions for the salem witch trails and their deadly outcome :omg:

Here is a link if you want to learn more :nod: [link]


One of the test for witchcraft was getting one of the girls to urinate on a piece of bread :puke:
Then the bread was fed to a dog.

Because the girls were high on LSD and the bread was contaminated, well the dog went bananas :fear:



Everybody at the time, thought this was clear evidence of demonic possession :evillaugh:

Do you know any other infallible test for witchcraft?
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Jphyper Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
You know, witches can float, and they are burned. Wood can float and is burned. Therefore, witches must be made of wood. Ducks can also float, which means it must weigh the same as wood. This leads to the conclusion that if a woman weighs the same as a duck, that means she's made of wood, and therefore a witch. It's completely logical!
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Civyx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The mold is ergot. A precursor to LSD in the synthesis.
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:iconkittythenekoalien:
KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I heard it was a kind of mold or infection in rye, so it caused LSD-like symptoms.
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could put my hands on that kind of mold :plotting:
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:iconkittythenekoalien:
KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I could imagine it probably also killed a lot of people >.>
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, in that documentary I linked, they talk about people who died due to it :nod:
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Bullet-Magnet Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
That's not a test for witchcraft, that's a test for LSD.
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A very interesting one. I have never seen a dog high. It has to be something interesting :bucktooth:
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In England in the middle ages, suspected witches were thrown in the rivers, if they floated they were a witch and were subsequently burned, and if they didn't, they weren't a witch but were dead anyway.
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dadona777 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I thought that was one of the stupidest things they did back then
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is, but it was a 'legit' test for witchcraft.
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:icondadona777:
dadona777 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
they assumed everyone was a witch :noes:
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:iconawesomeizzy:
awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Guilty until proven innocent!
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:icondadona777:
dadona777 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
:dummy: logic
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:iconawesomeizzy:
awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup. Well, medieval logic. :dummy:
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:icondadona777:
dadona777 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
:iconla-dummyplz:
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The logic used by witch hunters blows my mind :slow:
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:iconleapinglela:
LeapingLela Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Say what you will but it produced results.
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
every time :nod:
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:iconawesomeizzy:
awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, it's pretty funny to look back at. :lol:
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now it is funny, at that time it was scary to know that such idiots were in control of society :no:
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:iconawesomeizzy:
awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And for so long. :no:
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yup :nod: this is why religious people scare me :fear: if they take control of society again, things just can go down the hill :fear:
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You just have to look at the influence of the Catholic Church in western Europe up until the 1500s or so; whatever the Pope said, went. If the Pope said that a country was too powerful and needed its influence to be restricted, the other countries around about would jump on it and act upon it.
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
and don't forget the crusades and all that other bs :no:

I am glad the world has changed, however, it still needs a lot of improvement :slow:
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DutchConnaisseur Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Returning form the grave and taking revenge on a bunch of teenagers a few centuries later is the sign of the witch!
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Which movie was that? :lol:

It sounds like Paranorman :nod:
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:icondutchconnaisseur:
DutchConnaisseur Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Any occult slasher from the 1980s en 1990s. Based on the same movies with villagers instead of teenagers from the 1950s upto the 1970s. They made scores and scores of movies with witches coming back.
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
People are fascinated by stuff like this. You would have loved to be a witch hunter :eyes:

All that torturing of innocent women....
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DutchConnaisseur Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
To be honest, no.
I am a sadist, but a sweet one. I only enjoy giving pain if the lady likes to receive pain.
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting, you are a nice sadist then :petting:
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DutchConnaisseur Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Yup!
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm confused
Use small words so Kels understands? ^^;
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Which word is confusing you? :(
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This whole post :-?
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In the past food contaminated with a natural substance similar to LSD would make people act crazy. These cases were confused with witchcraft :nod:

People didn't know what was making them alucinate. This took place in Salem, a town in the USA. To test if this was a case of demonic possession, they made a girl high on LSD pee on a piece of bread. A dog was fed the bread. The dog started to act crazy. At the time this was clear evidence of demonic possession :nod:
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh...I understand now. Sort of.

My conclusion is...
The Government is plotting to destroy us all :icongo-on-plz:
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Using LSD on your food :nirvana:
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. It's a method of subliminal mind control
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nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Sir Bedevere: There are ways of telling whether she is a witch. 
Peasant 1: Are there? Oh well, tell us. 
Sir Bedevere: Tell me. What do you do with witches? 
Peasant 1: Burn them. 
Sir Bedevere: And what do you burn, apart from witches? 
Peasant 1: More witches. 
Peasant 2: Wood. 
Sir Bedevere: Good. Now, why do witches burn? 
Peasant 3: ...because they're made of... wood? 
Sir Bedevere: Good. So how do you tell whether she is made of wood? 
Peasant 1: Build a bridge out of her. 
Sir Bedevere: But can you not also build bridges out of stone? 
Peasant 1: Oh yeah. 
Sir Bedevere: Does wood sink in water? 
Peasant 1: No, no, it floats!... It floats! Throw her into the pond! 
Sir Bedevere: No, no. What else floats in water? 
Peasant 1: Bread. 
Peasant 2: Apples. 
Peasant 3: Very small rocks. 
Peasant 1: Cider. 
Peasant 2: Gravy. 
Peasant 3: Cherries. 
Peasant 1: Mud. 
Peasant 2: Churches. 
Peasant 3: Lead! Lead! 
King Arthur: A Duck. 
Sir Bedevere: ...Exactly. So, logically... 
Peasant 1: If she weighed the same as a duck... she's made of wood. 
Sir Bedevere: And therefore... 
Peasant 2: ...A witch! 
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:icondadona777:
dadona777 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
we'll use our largest scale!
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:iconnosugarjustanger:
nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
:lol:
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:icondadona777:
dadona777 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
:iconduckplz:
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:iconnosugarjustanger:
nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
:iconwitchplz:!
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:icondadona777:
dadona777 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
*same weight*
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:iconnosugarjustanger:
nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
WIIIITTCHHHHHHH :crying:
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:icondadona777:
dadona777 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
:iconfireplz:
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dinysrawr Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yay Monty Python ^_^
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:iconnosugarjustanger:
nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
:dummy: Oh hell yea!
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you just type all of that? :omg:
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