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Were 15th Century Witches Ergot Poisoned ?

May 19th, 2012 § in Religion

A botanist at the University of Troms claims the women who were burned alive as witches in Finnmark may have gotten hallucinations after eating a fungus. The women, who were sentenced for witchcraft in northern Norway during the 1600s, admitted to both witchcraft and contact with[...]