In 1638, citizens attempted to break up a coven of witches who were performing a little hocus pocus on a nearby hill. The locals used the flying wedge military manuever. It didn't work. The attackinig citizens were all turned to stone on the spot.
The above story is fictitious. There were no witches. The local citizens succumbed to copious amounts of rum. The party was under control until someone dropped a match and things went poof!