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Tag Archive: Massachusetts

11
Jan

AREA 52 #037: “Witch, Please!”

“In 1692, a small village in Massachusetts called Salem became the site of the most famous witch trials in American history and lead to the deaths of 20 people, but was there any actual witchcraft involved or was it all just an extreme case of mass hysteria brought on by impressionable, attention starved children?

Join us this week as we discuss the sad and fascinating case of the Salem Witch Trials, the reasons why it may have happened and how things really haven’t changed as much as we think.”

06
Dec

AREA 52 #032: “40 Whacks”

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Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks! When she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41. Or maybe she didn’t. In August of 1892, a woman in Fall River, Massachusetts named Lizzie Borden was charged with the brutal murder of her father and stepmother, a crime that she was not only found Not Guilty of, but one that captivated the nation with its mysteries and questions, all of which still remain today.

Join us this week as we chop up the infamous case of the Lizzie Borden.