Two People Charged in Horrifying 'Witch' Slaying

Police in Papua New Guinea have charged two people with the murder of Kepari Leniata, a 20-year-old woman, who, late last month was horrifically tortured by a mob and then burned alive atop a trash heap after having been accused of using sorcery against a 6-year-old boy who had recently died in the hospital. » 2/18/13 1:20pm 2/18/13 1:20pm

Republican Worried that Care Bears Are Turning Children Into Witches

One of the biggest bummers of all the Republican rape talk this election cycle is that it's distracted from Republican witch talk, which is much less rage inducing and much more hilarious. At the end of a stressful day, I like to unwind by watching old Christine O'Donnell videos where she talks about Satan, and now,… » 11/05/12 3:10pm 11/05/12 3:10pm

University's Code of Conduct Warns Against Abortion, Witchcraft, and…

Normally, Liberty University is one of those bizarre/annoying things you can just forget exists, like Branson, Missouri or the band Smashmouth, but not this weekend. Nope, this weekend, centrist and totally rational Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be addressing the hyper conservative evangelical university as… » 5/11/12 4:00pm 5/11/12 4:00pm

Medieval Witches Graveyard Discovered In Italy

Here's a macabre reminder of what happened to women who got out of line in medieval times. 800-year-old remains were found with seven nails driven through the jaw bone, leading archaeologists to conclude that the woman was believed to be a witch. The area in Tuscany is thought to be a witches graveyard, since another… » 9/26/11 10:30am 9/26/11 10:30am

Chronicle Of 17th Century Witch Trial Put Online

A team of dedicated researchers at the University of Manchester spent two weeks photographing a recovered notebook documenting a 1645 trial for witchcraft, so that the world may know of the evil witch who "confessed to sleeping with the devil when she was tortured." It is unknown whether or not "devil" means any man… » 3/05/11 3:43pm 3/05/11 3:43pm