Guy Gardener wrote:
The entire city was accidentally on LSD because the food supply was tainted.
That's what really happened.
No, that was the Devils of Loudun.
Salem... Was local politics. The town council changed and decided to get rid of the local minister by cutting his stipend, cos he'd been taking over. He, faced with homelessness, struck back by having his daughter and his slave put on good performances in the courthouse witchfinding show...