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Witches invade a New Haven church

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Posted on October 22, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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SARA SMITH, LEFT, and Vicki Boise move a witch into place inside the New Haven Congregational Church for the upcoming “Bewitched Haunted Church” event sponsored by the church and the town. Below, a wolf cutout will be part of an enchanted forest scene at the “Bewitched Haunted Church.” Independent photos/Trent Campbell

NEW HAVEN — In one of the most famous images associated with the Salem Witch Trials, lightning strikes through the fanlight window of an austere New England meeting room, unchaining a woman accused of witchcraft and knocking her inquisitor to the floor.

Joseph E. Baker’s 1892 lithograph “Witch No. 1” is a startling, complex depiction of a dark and fearful time, which makes it the perfect inspiration for this time of year.

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