|Anonymous 216||A thing from Feversham in the County of Kent, alleged to have appeared late at night to Joan Cariden, alias Argoll. Cariden claimed "in the night there lay a rugged soft thing upon her bosome which was very soft" and which she thought to be alive. She thrust it off her with her hand and thereafter thought she had been forsaken by God, for she was left unable to pray as well as she had before the visitation.||The Examination of Joan Cariden widdow, taken Septemb. 25. 1645.
THis Examinant saith, that about three quarters of a yeere agoe, as she was in the bed about twelve or one of the clocke in the night there lay a rugged soft thing upon her bosome which was very soft, and she thrust it off with her hand; and she saith that when she had thrust it away she thought God forsooke her, for she could never pray so well since as she could before; and further saith, that shee verily thinkes it was alive.|
Anonymous. The Examination, Confession, Trial, and Execution, of Joane Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott. London: 1645, 2-3