|Gyant||The apparition of a giant which appears to Dr. John Pordage in August of 1649 at his home in Bradfield in the county of Berkshire. It is the second apparition which comes into his bed chamber at night, the first was the spectral appearance of a known conjurer named Everard, and the third was that of a dragon. This apparition has a "great Sword in his Hand without a Scabbard," which he appeared to flourish against Pordage, and appeared to have "the figurative similitude of a green Tree lying by him." This haunting lasted approximately a half hour, before the apparition vanished.||I confess, That in August 1649. there appeared in my Bedchamber about the middle of the Night, a Spirit in the shape of Everard, with his wearing Apparel, Band, Cuffs, Hat, &c. Who after the sudden drawing of the Bed-Curtain, seemed to walk once through the Chamber very easily, and so Disappeared. That very Night there was another Appearance of one in the form of a Gyant, with a great Sword in his Hand without a Scabbard, which he seemed to flourish against me, having the figurative similitude of a green Tree lying by him. After this had continued for the space of half an Hour, it Vanished; and there succeeded a third Appearance, which was very Terrible, being in the shape of a great Dragon, which seemed to take up most part of a large Room, appearing with great Teeth and open Jaws, whence he often ejected Fire against me, which came with such a Magical Influence, that it almost struck the Breath out of my Body, making me fall to the Ground.
Hale, Matthew. A Collection of Modern Relations of Matter of Fact Concerning Witches & Witchcraft. London: 1693, 11