Man is curious and wants to know how the world works. We do not like the idea that one day we will no longer exist. I can imagine how we sat around campfires on a dark night with wolves howling around us, listened to fascinating stories about how the sun is a powerful creature that […]

The Torsåker witch trials took place in 1675 in Torsåker parish in Sweden and were the largest witch trials in Swedish history. In a single day 71 people (65 women and 6 men) were beheaded and then burned. The trials began when Johannes Wattrangius of Torsåker parish told Laurentius Christophori Hornæus of Ytterlännäs parish to investigate witchcraft in his parish. Ytterlännäs and Torsåker were both in the Diocese of Härnösand of the Lutheran Church of Sweden. Hornæus […]