There is being superstitious and there is outright belief in supernatural forces. Unfortunately, the latter can sometimes lead to dire injury or even death. This is a collection of some of the more horrific cases in which people have died for their belief in the supernatural. From crowd battles for an amulet to cursed village children, this list has them all, from all corners of the globe.
Remember how you could once easily protect your crops by burning the local witch at the stake? Remember knowing that you were surely safe from the Black Death because you had a lucky charm that guaranteed your continued good health? Of course you don't - no one believes in the supernatural to that extent anymore, right? Well... actually, some do.
In fact, there are people all over the world who meet that description. People who trust their charms, who are convinced their neighbors are wielding black magic, and who think witches and sorcerers are real. Read on to learn about some of the supernatural beliefs that still hold sway in today's modern world - and the shocking, avoidable deaths they still cause.