Obviously there was no Netflix back then, but burning seems like a particularly gruesome form of entertainment. Watching someone burn to death is the stuff of nightmares, and a whole bunch of sources confirm that the smell is sickening, bordering on traumatizing. Even with the witches, in most cases, already being strangled, it must be utter horror, even back in a time where most horrors were a regular Wednesday. Which makes me wonder: Did people get forced to go? Like, socially, or peer pressured. Sort of a "if you don't show up you're a witch too" situation. I'm still googling my way through all kinds of stuff, but so far I have some trouble finding this specific information.