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Just now, the stinking enigma said:

I'm assuming we did kill witches, surprised we still don't, wouldn't be surprised if we reprised it within the next 10 years. How did we conduct witch tests? 

I think rolling them down the hill was the test. If they were still alive at the bottom they were considered to be witches and killed. 

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No probably about it. According to Culture Vannin the story first saw the light in the mid-1800's and carried on from there, woven into local folklore. There were loads of invented stories, the tourists lapped it up, much like Gef (hard 'G', not Jeff, as Quayle repeats) the talking mongoose, the Bugganes or the faeries. Though some history alludes to a mother and son being burned at the stake in the 17th century in Castletown square for 'sorcery.'

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3 minutes ago, quilp said:

 Though some history alludes to a mother and son being burned at the stake in the 17th century in Castletown square for 'sorcery.'

Margret and Robert Quaine.

Most witchcraft stories from over here were probably invented by that Gerald Gardener guy

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8 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

Margret and Robert Quaine.

Most witchcraft stories from over here were probably invented by that Gerald Gardener guy

You like all the stuff from 'Manx notebook' this a very old manuscript from 1666 or thereabout.

http://www.isle-of-man.com/manxnotebook/jmmuseum/d151.htm

I have a silver-topped cane which, allegedly, belonged to Gardner, given to him by the one and only Aleister Crowley, allegedly. 

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