Accused witch of East Hampton, Goody Garlick, beats the odds

In the 1600s, some 30 years before the witch hunt in Salem, East Hampton villagers were making their own accusations about one woman, Goody Garlick.

Goody Garlick was an accused witch in East

Goody Garlick was an accused witch in East Hampton in the 1600s. (October 31, 2013 9:04 AM)

In the 1600s, some 30 years before the witch hunt in Salem, East Hampton villagers were making their own accusations about one woman, Goody Garlick. According to village historian Hugh King, in 1657, a woman named Elizabeth Gardiner Howel claims she was being killed by witch right after she gave birth. Hours after the claims or hallucinations, King says that Howel passed. This prompted the women...

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