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Witch hunting can be a fun and profitable business! Host Eric Dwinnells knows this from first-hand experience as The Witchfinder General of Salem, MA. But he stole that title from a true historical figure known as Matthew Hopkins who created the title for himself...even though he was never recognized by the church or the government as holding any actual power. Join Eric and guest co-host Tom Cole as they discuss the life and crimes of the mass murdering Witchfinder General!
How exactly did he rise to power? How did he determine if someone was a witch? How much did he get paid for this witch hunting? Did anyone question his cruel torturous methods?What brought his ghastly career to an end less than two years after it began? All these questions and many more will be answered!
Plus: Eric talks about his time in Salem, MA hunting for witches and how he was received there.
Read Hopkin's book, The Discovery of Witches, by clicking here!
Theme music by Occultic Overtones
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