The Salem Witch Trials in 1692 were a dark time in American history. In colonial America, practicing witchcraft was a felony. More than 200 people were cited for practicing witchcraft, and 20 were killed during the hysteria. Nineteen people were hanged, one was even pressed to death under rocks, and several people died in prison while waiting for trial.
During the Salem Witch Trials, the accusers would strip the man or woman and observe their body, looking for any unusual mole or freckle. According to the judge and jury, this could be enough to make you a witch. Also, they would strip the man or woman, tie them up, and throw them into a body of water.