As the girls began to accuse more, more and more people were starting not to believe them. One time they accused the judge's wife and he did not believe them at all. But no one can really agree how it ended. Some say that they accused the founding fathers of the village and it put accusations to a stop immediately. Others say it just died away, but in every case, it stopped finally. These girls did not take responsibility and cost many lives but the hysteria finally stopped. Afterwards, the afflicted girls went to life as a very quiet citizen. The Witchcraft of Salem Village finally stopped.
In 1706, Ann Putnam Jr. made this apology.