Facebook Post Leads to Witch Hunt, Tragedy in Brazil

by | Jun 2, 2014 | Folklore, Magic and witchcraft, News, Psychology, Skepticism, Urban legends | 0 comments

My article on a modern-day witch hunt that killed a woman in Brazil lats month is on Yahoo News; you can read it HERE. 

A woman suspected of being a witch was beaten by a mob and died last week in Guarujá, Brazil, near the country’s largest city, São Paulo. The attack was prompted by suspicions the woman was involved in a kidnapping in the area, following a Facebook post by a local news outlet, according to a report from Folha de São Paulo, the country’s largest newspaper.


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