Some of the ministers helped stop the trials. The colonies were becoming more worldly. Religious people were tired of the killing so they helped too. Judges got tired of the madness in the courts. The Governer of Massachusetts found out that innocent people were dying.
At least fifty people were in jail by the end of the witch hunt. Three papers were signed to stop the trials. In 1711 the Massachusetts legislature made payments to the families of the witch hunt victims. It ended in less than a year.