1. Bound Submersion
In this “test,” the supposed witch would be bound by her hands and feet with heavy rocks attached to her body, then thrown into a body of water. A witch’s body would presumably float, and an innocent woman would sink to the bottom. It was pretty much a lose-lose situation.
This was another way to torture the accused into admitting she was a witch. The problem was that the victim couldn’t really speak under the weight of the heavy stones, so that didn’t work out too well.
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