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Assertions for a specific being.

Name Description Original Text
Anonymous 178A spirit from the Forest of Pendle in the Count of Lancashire, known to be black in colour and about the size of a hare or cat. James Device claimed this spirit came to him one night around midnight and sat heavily on him for about an hour, then left through his bedroom window. The Examination of Iames Deuice of the Forrest of Pendle, in the Countie of Lancaster Labourer, taken the 27. day of April, Anno{que} Regni Regis Iacobi, Anglia, &c. Decimo: ac Scotie Quadragesimo quinto: Before Roger Nowell, and Nicholas Banister Esq , two of his Maiesties Iustices of Peace within the sayd Countie. [...] And he further sayth, that about three nights after that, about midnight of the same, there came a thing, and lay vpon him very heauily about an houre, and went then from him out of his Chamber window, coloured blacke, and about the bignesse of a Hare or Catte.

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, C2