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What killed the King ?
Who was the famous playwright poet ?
A murderous plot disguised as suicide ?
The mystery of her disappearance
Was the french emperor poisoned ?
The strange occult roots of the Thule Society
The origin of vampires
The engineer of the future
The discovery of America
The predictions of the greatest clairvoyant
The child who came from none
Premonitorial signs announced his death ?
Has he existed ?
The Scotland Affair

Science (12)

The disappearance of the wild man
Can the Red Planet sustain life ?
Who are our ancestors ?
Can animal magnetism cure people's disease ?
The strange case of Prahlad Jani fasting
Are black holes time breaches ?
Where does it come from ?
European legend ?
Do stars dictate our destiny ?
500 KM of geoglyphs
Fabulous treasures buried underground ?
Probability And The Meta Universe

Ufology (4)

UFO crash in New Mexico ?
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Are aliens real ?
Dogons in contact with aliens ?

Parapsychology (16)

The sixth sense of people ?
The gift of foreseeing the future ?
Human energy field ?
Can hypnotherapy treat medical conditions ?
The meaning of dreams
A premonition 14 years in advance ?
A form of psychokinesis ?
Can the mind move objets ?
And thy fear of nothingness
Can a person be two places at once ?
Pain as offering for Lord Murugan
Walking on Hot Coals Without Injuries ?
Finding Water With Sticks
Forensic and Medical
The Case of Natasha Demkina
And Psychic Surgery

Mysterious Place (25)

The Moai statues of Rapa Nui
The Lost City of the Incas
City of the cosmos
Inside the mysterious and long lost ancient city
A celestial and sacred place
Magic city and occultism in Italy
The secret fortune of the abbé Saunière
Ayers Rock
A vestige of Lemuria ?
King Solomon's Hidden Treasures
The secret of the Mayan astronaut
In search of the mythical Eldorado
What are menhirs for ?
The work of Mother Nature ?
Conquering Cancuen palace
The Mayan astronomers ?
Ancient Megalithic Ruins
Inside the Burial Tomb
The Stone City
Ancient Stone Circles
Origin of Chinese Civilization
Sculpture or meeting place for UFOs?
Derinkuyu & Kaymakli
Teutoburg Forest
The Mysterious Ruins

Egypt (11)

What killed the young pharaoh ?
What secret hides the legendary monument ?
A monument that defies time
Bitten by a king cobra ?
What has become of the beautiful queen of Egypt ?
Assassinated by his womens ?
The secret books of the ibis headed god
And the mysterious Book of the Dead
The Valley of the Kings abandoned ?
A mythical country of Ancient Egypt ?
Light of Ancient Egypt ?

Cryptozoology (17)

Mythology and Symbolism
Is It Real ?
The Abominable Snowman
The Goat Sucker
Lycanthropy
The Deadly Song of the Fish Woman
The Legend of Sasquatch
Are They Simply Tales ?
Voodoo and Golems - Myth ?
Serial Killer of the Eighteenth Century ?
A Mythological Version of Kongamato ?
Legend and Life
West Virginia Winged Creature
A Desert Death Adder ?
Small Dragon or Salamander ?
Manipogo, Ogopogo & Igopogo
De Loys Ape, Orang Pendek, Yeren & Almas

Strange Phenomenon (21)

Mysterious disappearances
The Ghost Ship
Spiritism and Ghosts
The Feeling of Already Seen
Ghosts and Haunted Houses
Exorcism of the Demons by a Shaman Priest
Mysterious Explosion in Siberia
The Route Without Gravity ?
Apparitions Or Hallucinations ?
How Fish Rain Happen
How Are They Made ?
Two Testimonies of the Afterlife
Examples and Theories
The Case of Hasnah Mohamed Meselmani
Mystery of Death Valley
A Mysterious Phenomena
What Causes The Phenomenon ?
Does Faith Healing Work ?
What Is The Meaning of Healing ?
Miracle or Mystification ?
Aboriginal in the Australian Bush

Bible and Religion (15)

Who Wrote It ?
A Matter of Faith ?
Guardians of the Secret
The Sinner Denigrated by the Church
Fallen Angels
The Marks of Christ
Universal Deluge
The Dead Sea Scrolls
And The Star of Bethlehem
Where Is It ?
The Sources Of The Arcanes
Where is the Ark of the Covenant ?
Will It Ever Be Explained ?
Fact or Fiction ?

Magic (4)

Grimoire and Rituals
The Book Of Laws Of The Dead
Mediator Between the Spiritual and Material World
Origin of Misfortunes

Monument (8)

Monoliths
Did They Really Exist ?
What Did It Look Like ?
Has It Existed ?
The Mystery of Marian Cult
A Monument Filled With Mystery
The Holy Grail in Italy ?
The Fortress Of Love

Legend and Myth (9)

The Lost Continent
A Site of Legend
Just a Myth ?
The Lost City
The Fabulous Land Of Gold
And The Legend of Sherwood
The Modern Prometheus
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History (10)

The Book That Lit The Pyres
Historic Reality ?
Vikings - In America Before Columbus?
The Greatest Political Scandal of the United States
The Lost Colony
Who Is This Enigmatic Smiling Woman ?
Marinus Van der Lubbe Guilty ?
The Mystery Lingers
Nicolas Flamel and the Philosopher's Stone

Relic (15)

An Endless Quest
Esoteric Nazism
An Ancient Stellar Computer ?
A Timeless Document
An Unknown Alphabet
Men And Dinosaurs Together ?
Ancient Electricity ?
Where Is It Located ?
Interesting Facts
Theories Debunked
Artifacts or Archaeological Forgery ?
Russian Artifacts or Alien Intelligence ?
An Ancient Egyptian Plane ?

People and Civilization (6)

The Oldest Civilization of Meso America
The Decline of the Mayan Civilization
The People of Amma
The Celtic's Spiritual Elite
A Kingdom Without Men
The Mysterious Destiny of a Tribe

Disappearance (2)

A Great Aviator Missing
What Happened To Him ?

Cold Case (4)

Who is Behind The Murders ?
The assassination of John F Kennedy
Who Killed Lady Diana ?
Who Was He ?

Conspiracy Theory (1)

The Conspiracy Theory

France (3)

Has She Risen ?
Eustache Dauger
Ogre or Bluebeard ?

Were Medieval Witches Servants of the Devil ?

Witch Hunt in Europe

Witch

During the course of the fifteenth century began a wave of witchcraft repression and people embarked on a real witch hunt across Europe ; medieval witches were considered to be working on behalf of Satan. Inquisitors stalked those suspected of practicing witchcraft mercilessly in order to persecute and condemn them, often in utter injustice. It is estimated that about 110,000 trials took place from the late Middle Ages and that 60,000 witches were burned at the stake.

Salem witch

History of medieval witchcraft

The wizard or witch is a magician who is known to peasants for being able to cast evil spells or concoct a variety of potions but also for his healing abilities. Often associated with shamans and seers, witches are already perceived by the Catholic Church as demonic heretics from the tenth century. At the end of the thirteenth century, the Inquisition published a first treatise that mentioning penalties to be administered to the cultists of evil and those who go to sabbaths. It was only in 1484, with the papal bull Summis desiderantes of Pope Innocent VIII, that a ferocious fight against witchcraft began and that the Inquisition was granted the power to hound heresy.

Medieval witches sabbath

Witche's Sabbath

In medieval times, witches are accused of being in the service of the devil and participating in a satanic plot to annihilate Christianity. The misogyny of the Church leads inquisitors to blame witches for all the miseries of the world. They would make newborn offerings to Satan, turn men into werewolves and provoke many incurable diseases such as leprosy and blindness. Witches would also make women sterile and men impotent and cause violent storms accompanied by lightning and hail. Carnally united to the demon and servants of it, witches would only sow disaster and desolation.

Seal of Inquisition

The Inquisition

Created in the course of the thirteenth century to fight heresy, the Inquisition is a court of the Catholic Church whose mission is to punish all those who act against religious dogmas. Sanctions varied greatly and could range from simple prayer to capital punishment. The Inquisition is represented by a cross strewn with an olive branch and a sword symbolizing grace and punishment.

Malleus Maleficarum

Malleus Maleficarum, the Witches' Hammer

Written and published in Strasbourg in 1486 by inquisitors Henry Institoris and Jacques Sprenger, The Malleus Maleficarum (also known as The Witches' Hammer) is the reference book for all those leading a witch hunt. It is in this book that the authors refer for the first time to a satanic plot led by heretical women, witches. Among other things, The Malleus Maleficarum defines the laws governing witchcraft trials. The conviction of a witch begins with her arrest which must be the result of a denunciation or testimony. The alleged witch is then tortured in order to force her to confess her pact and her copulation with Satan as well as the possession of a demonic powder used to cast curses. She is then unjustly condemned to burn alive on the flames of a pyre.

The Malleus Maleficarum has been rewritten many times in European countries and particularly in Germany where the witch hunt was so bloody that it caused several revolts and the assassination of some inquisitors like Konrad von Marburg.