The entire city was accidentally on LSD because the food supply was tainted.
That's what really happened.
Not that they wouldn't burn women to death on principle or for kicks, but at this one point in the time, perfectly reasonable people were seeing animals with people faces, people with animal faces, their family flying through the sky like Superman, and spiders or snakes everywhere...
Everyone was taking the brown acid.
Psycho sexual paranormal my ass.
I'd just like to see these people trying to make sense of LSD when they have no reason to believe that god and the Devil are not real and physically manifest in front of them.
Drew Carey "You can't be the devil, the devil has horns!"
The Devil "The Devil has horns? Hell! one bad hairday in the 16th century and suddenly the devil has horns."