Cruisin’ Connecticut – Inside Look at the Wethersfield Witch Trials

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WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – With Halloween just around the corner, today we’re Cruisin’ Connecticut to the “Witches and Tombstones Tours” in Old Wethersfield.

You know about the Salem Witch Trials, but did you know that 44 years prior, there were the “Wethersfield Witch Trials.” That’s just one of the creepy, historical encounters you can experience on the walking tour.

Witchcraft took place in 1648. A woman named Mary Johnson was accused of witchcraft here in Wethersfield. She actually confessed to the crime.

The tour is this Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm, starting at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum. You’ll experience the creepy examination of all things funeral:

We’re mourning the death of little Henry Stevens who died in this house in the 1830s. The purpose for the herbs, you had to take precautions against letting the aromas getting to strong for your visitors. Now why are all the mirrors covered? It was believed that the first person to see their image in a mirror following a death would be the next to follow.

Know of cool people, places or events to check out for “Cruisin’ Connecticut?” Email me, or let me know on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat: @RyanKristafer

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