The Witch of Hampton - Hampton
Eunice "Goody" Cole was New Hampshire's only convicted witch. She was tried and convicted in 1656 during the frenzy of the witch trials. She was sent to a Boston prison, her land taken by the town of Hampton to pay for her imprisonment. In her final days, she was taken care of by the townspeople, and she died alone in a small hut in the center of town. She had been blamed for various atrocities, including a shipwreck that killed 8 residents. Even her death is mysterious; some legends claim that she was tossed off a cliff into the sea by local citizens. Goody was exonerated in 1938, and a stone now stands outside the Tuck Museum to remember the woman who, it turns out, was never a witch after all.
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