If You Think Witch Hunts Are A Thing Of The Past, You Haven’t Heard Of Carole Compton

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When you think of witches, the Salem trials are likely among the first things to pop into your mind.

But what if I told you that witch hunts aren’t exactly limited to the distant past? That’s right — in the 1980s, a Scottish nanny named Carole Compton was accused of practicing witchcraft after a series of strange occurrences caused her employers to suspect that something wasn’t right about her.

After meeting and falling in love with an Italian man in 1982, Compton decided to move from Scotland to Italy so she could be closer to him. She quickly found work as a live-in nanny for the Ricci family. That’s when things began getting weird.