Could a house in Essex County, Massachusetts, have once belonged to an accused witch?
A plaque over the door states that Benjamin Abbott built the house in 1685. Our contributors have heard that Abbott accused his neighbor, Martha Carrier, of being a witch, in an effort to take her land.
The History Detectives head to New England to research the story of Martha Carrier who was executed by hanging in 1692 during the infamous Salem Witch Trials.
Might the woman who was called the "Queen of Hell" have owned this home?
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