Sarah Good (July 11, 1653 – July 19, 1692) born in Salem Village (now Danvers), Massachusetts, was one of the first three women to be accused of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials of 1692. She was then convicted and sent to jail, becoming at age FIVE the youngest person to be jailed during the Salem Witch Trials.
Not saying that she really was a witch, or this was at all right, BUT, this really did happen.
Witches in myth and story who ride brooms and cast spells and work magic NO. But there are sub-cultures or 'religious' groups who like to call themselves 'witches' and play at casting 'spells' and running about at midnight on solstices and stuff. The Wiccan pseudo 'religion' is one of these.