New-Englands RARITIES Diſcovered

Image‘There are none that beg in the country, but there be witches too many, bottle-bellied witches amongst the Quakers, and others that produce many strange apparitions if you will believe report. Of a shallop at sea manned with women. Of a ship and a great red horse standing by the mainmast; the ship being in a small cove to the eastward vanished of a sudden. Of a witch that appeared aboard of a ship twenty leagues to sea to a mariner, who took up the carpenter’s broadax and cleft her head with it, the witch dying of the wound at home. With suchlike bugbears and terriculamentae.*

New England‘s Rarities Discovered, John Josselyn, Gent.  1672

* Terriculamenta, Latin: Things that excite terror