We’ve reached 100.000 subscribers in our
channel, we are so happy, thanks for watching us! Soon, we’ll be holding a raffle to celebrate
it, so be on the lookout for it! During 1692, in the city of Salem, a little
colony in Massachusetts, US, a horrifying trial started against several neighbors accused
of witchcraft. What’s the real story behind the Witches
of Salem? It all started during winter that year, when
two girls of 9 and 11 years old, Betty Parris and Abigail Williams, daughter and niece of
Samuel Parris, the new reverend of the village, got sick. The little girls suffered terrible convulsions,
spasms, high fever… we’ve even heard stories that say they would walk around the house
on 4 legs, and bark like furious dogs. Nobody knew what was going on. The Parris cousins said they had been bewitched
by some women in the village, who, at night, made doubles of themselves. Little after, more young girls fell ill, and
they complained they felt bites on their skin. They contorted and screamed inconsistencies. Since nobody was able to explain those strange
symptoms, nor cure them, there was only one explanation at the time… it had to do with
the devil! There must have been witches in town! They found the answer in the book “Memorable
Providences”, written by reverend Cotton Mather (Máder). It tells the story of a witchcraft case in
Boston, of an Irish laundry woman with the same symptoms. People believed it and they started an investigation
that had all of Salem in an atmosphere of collective craziness. The first accused was Tituba, the Parris family’s
slave. She had indian origins or, perhaps, she had
been born in Barbados. Following Tituba, more possessed and accused
people started appearing. The paranoia became bigger and bigger, and
different men and women from nearby towns were accused of witchcraft, put under arrest
and judged. People in town were denouncing each other,
blaming their mothers, wives and daughters. Hundreds of people were reported for serving
the Devil, with no evidence. In court, judges got carried along by the
hysterical reaction of the puritan community of salem, turning rumors into actual facts. Despite the common belief, these supposed
witches were not burnt at the stake. According to the English law at the time (back
then, the US wasnt independent yet), those accused of witchcraft were punished with the
gallows. The extermination of the witches took place
between June and September 1962. Out of all the accused, 20 of them were executed,
and some died in prison. 14 women, 5 men and 2 dogs were found guilty
of witchcraft, and hung. One of the men, more than 80 years old, was
condemned and died under piles of rocks because he refused to plead. Dogs were considered agents of the witches,
and thought to follow their evil orders. This process went on for another year without
executions, and most of the accused were absolved. Years after the trial, the judges who had
passed sentence blamed their action on the fear and obsession of the people back in the
day. Some researchers believe that what happened
to the population of Salem was the consequence of ergotism, an illness caused by the ergot
in the rye, a fungus historically related to witchcraft and all kinds of mysteries and
legends. The Salem Witch Trials became more famous
thanks to the author Arthur Miller and his work “The Crucible”, released in 1952
as a metaphor of the Witch Hunt promoted by the House Un-American Activities Committee. This committee made accusations without foundations,
denunciations, interrogations, irregular processes and black lists against suspects of being
communists. Those segments of society that were against
these irregular methods denounced senator Mc Carthy’s processes. He based his undercover communist processes
in constant suspicion, same as with the Salem Trials. The story of the Salem Witches has been used
in many books, songs, series and movies. One of the most recent adaptations is American
Horror Story: Coven. They devoted this third season to tell the
story of the Salem Witches and their fight for survival in today’s world. The Salem witch trials are a dark period in
history, a sign of what mass hysteria based on rumors can do to people. A shameful másacre that we should avoid nowadays. There’s nothing more dangerous than confusion
and ignorance mixed together.

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS | Draw My Life

  1. Rachael Miller says:

    Sorry if I’m wrong…

    But isn’t Salem in Washington

  2. Tambash says:


  3. Potatoe_saled_OwO Ruby says:

    People in 1692: THERE WITHES KILL THEM!
    People in 1692: 2 DOGS SERVE THE WITCHES
    My cat smiling at me

  4. Lars Gamer says:

    Witches are just girls that can heal people white nature

  5. The crazy Potato says:

    Dogs? Bro people were stupid back then

  6. Igge Pigge says:

    0:24 you said 1964 but you writed 1694?

  7. Igge Pigge says:

    You said tituba but you writed tibuta?

  8. •Its Ellie!• :3 says:

    Killing dogs is animal abuse. ;-; or you're just putting them down. either way, sad.

  9. •Its Ellie!• :3 says:

    Killing dogs is animal abuse. ;-; or you're just putting them down. either way, sad.

  10. It'skai27 8888 says:


  11. Brianna Bee says:

    Her:”During 1962”
    Me:….you mean 1692

  12. liam cvt says:

    Bruh it's 1692

  13. Friendly neighborhood Potato says:

    If magicians exist that witches and wizards have to exist,right,

  14. Lazy Person says:

    Ehh atleast cats aren’t evil anymore

  15. Jade Rigby says:

    I am a witch🖤🤞

  16. Bluebuss says:

    Me: * Watches the beginning of this video *

    Me: * can't stop itching myself *

  17. moonlight_playz06 says:

    Tbh I'm a witch

  18. megumin likes explosion says:

    i read what was the salem witch trials?

  19. dank boi says:

    You said 1962 not 1692

  20. Ariana Eschrich says:

    Next video: the universe, draw my life

  21. Sangeeta Hansda Sarkar says:

    1:58 says tituba writes tibuta

  22. karen Skjold says:

    The most witches in the World dont Wanna do harm

  23. Gãmer Girl says:

    You have write 1692 and you said 1962

  24. its katcorey says:

    this girl has dyslexia. she said 1962 then wrote 1692

  25. I am James Charles says:

    Her:hears humans die
    Her:and 2 dogs

  26. Oxiclea N says:

    how the hell were dogs accused of witchcraft and known as “servers of the devil” back then and now dogs are called “mans best friend”

  27. Syeda Begun says:

    At the start you said 1962 but you wrote 1692

  28. Viet-Phuc Nguyen says:

    U said 1962 but u wrote 1692

  29. Vast-Samara _ says:

    I was just watching and then i heard 2 dogs were killed bc they were i guess "witches" they are dogs for the love of God

  30. Geraldine Quinto says:

    It's 1692

  31. weirdio pandaz34 says:

    I know someone that is/was a witch. She also saw her sister's future and it was her husband cheating on her with her best friend

  32. MakeMeGodJR says:

    Did I hear that right? 1962 but u wrote 1692

  33. angxl s says:

    You said 1962 but wrote 1692!!

  34. Camille Zapalac says:

    Wait, she wrote 1692 but said 1962??? I’m confused 🤷🏼‍♀️

  35. DUCKIE_QUACK says:


  36. Hyper_Midnight says:

    Everyone: Witchcraft isn't real

    (U.U) ~Blink~
    O.) ~Turn~

  37. Genevieve Virtudazo says:

    Why did you wrote 1962 and after that you said 1992

  38. Roman Blockz says:

    has red hair and can swim
    men ITS A WITCH
    (If you dont know it was a reason for killing people at that time)

  39. Weirdo _8228 says:

    Me : watching video

    Also me : gets mad at humans

    Me again : aren’t cat’s witches animals

    Me still : i want to go back in time and kick all the people in the face

  40. Ashley Roblox says:

    I'm not even Mad for the people but why the dogs……….

  41. Khloē Kardasim says:

    The dogs were innocent.


  42. Shadow and the crew ;-; says:

    I have a movie called “Hocus Pocus” with the 3 Salem witches
    Around my Grandparents house there’s a house and on the front garden there’s a circle of mushrooms
    And my favourite part on this is 1:23 and 2:53

  43. Asmat Bibi says:

    You said 1962 but it was written 1692

  44. Maricris Abaya says:

    Isn’t harrrowing real

  45. iemand op youtube says:

    0:18 you mean 1692

  46. Aerial Starlight says:

    It said 1692 but she said 1962😂

  47. hanna the werewolf says:

    2:59 "2 Dogs Got Executed Because Of Witchcraft" "Dogs" WHO WOULD BLAME A DOGGO FOR WITCHCRAFT!?!?!?

  48. Spoopy Animation says:

    she wrote 1692, but said 1962

  49. geogre griffin says:

    1692 lol i nkowits 1962

  50. Cynthia Chen says:

    You wrote 1692 and then you said 1962…

  51. Lonely Apple says:

    My group had to re-enacted this on drama. I was the person who put the “ witches” on trial

  52. Lura Yang says:

    Good story and scary ones too

  53. Neon_lazy Jelly says:

    I just noticed that the people she is drawing are “pilgrims”

  54. Aileen rose pusta says:

    Wait i thought she said 1962 but what really said at the board is 1692

  55. Mmemi Draws UwU says:

    2:53 dogs?? Seriously. People are crazy!! They think dogs are witches too!!!

  56. Steven Rodezno says:

    They are so dead

  57. 「 Aesthetic Wolf 」 says:

    "1962" It said "1692" It writed

  58. Leila Watson says:

    That is not true there were 6 or 11 girls just playing around Bc back then, I forgot the colonist group name but um they were not aloud to act crazy

  59. Leila Watson says:

    The rest is correct

  60. Hetal Kamath says:

    0:19 did u see she said 1962 but it was written 1692

  61. Thyra Mattsson says:


  62. Thyra Mattsson says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooooooooo😠😬😡

  63. blue Kim says:

    Her:"in 1962-
    Also her:*writes 1692*
    Me: ;-;

  64. W_a_ff_le_ s says:

    She said 1962 but then she wrote 1692

  65. Gisselle Molina says:


  66. Depressed Cricket says:

    1:28 TikTak: Witches!

    Me: orochimaru

  67. PuppyLove 913 says:

    "Dogs were considered witches"
    Me: looks at my moms dog, knowing she practically is a witch
    My moms dog: YEEEEE

  68. bonaford craccawallen says:

    1962? had to go back and make

  69. Laura Caligan says:

    “During 1962” it’s 1692

  70. Niel Soliven says:

    Damn when i read the board it says1692 but she says 1962 iwas just confused

  71. Lemon_ Pug says:

    0:17 she wrote 1692 but said 1962 which one is it

  72. Jaedyn Peralta says:

    Dos note kills da pups!!!!!!!!!!!!😨

  73. D.I.Y Daredevil says:

    0:25 during 1962,
    It says 1692

  74. wolfsquad 44 says:

    She said 1962 when she wrote 1692

  75. Lisa Green says:


  76. Astryd Stanley says:

    Anyone notice the ord said 1692 but she said 1962 0:16

  77. itz_ nia playz says:

    their true? I dont know?

  78. Riza Alibong says:

    Her;: during 1962
    Me: GUrl YA wrote 1692

  79. Ruth Assefa says:

    Hey my name is Betty

    Imm a WICH

  80. Ssamantha Gacha says:

    Who else came here to see if people noticed…
    She wrote 1692 and said 1962😑

  81. Morn Solina says:

    Me : thinks they stupid

  82. Randy Salanio says:

    Did she right 1692

  83. DoOkiE- -BrAinZ UwU says:

    Drawing: 1692
    Her: 1962

  84. miss cache says:

    so cats were angels? 😂 lazy ones indeed.

  85. Marta Al-Sanaani says:

    me:😐😐😐😐😐it says 1692 not 1962😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  86. Marta Al-Sanaani says:

    2 dogs 😢😢😢😢😢😢i was going to be a vet and I still am and any pet that gets accused of anything I will protect them!!!!

  87. TheDemonShark09 shark says:

    If this is talking about old Salem (Winston salem) NC then that place is amazing

  88. Adriana Cefai says:

    You said 1962 but you wrote 1692

  89. Lilitha Smith says:

    Her: during 1962
    What she actually wrote: 1692

  90. luxery koko says:

    Did she say 1962 but I saw 1692

  91. Megan Playz says:

    "During 1962"

    writes 1692

  92. Pretty Girl says:

    “..and two dogs were found guilty”

    Excuse me?!!!

  93. Pixel 0316 says:

    My mother tells me that one of the witches that where hung was one of my ansestors

  94. Dankingdan _ says:

    "2 dogs were found guilty"
    Me: BOI

  95. Alex Alexandrine says:


  96. Mario Díaz says:

    I se en one

  97. Megs says:

    Now you're almost on 800,000 subscribers

  98. Edith Chisuta says:

    she said 1962 instead of 1692…or is it that she wrote 1692 instead of 1962? oml me is confused

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