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In 1692, North Andover was known simply as "Andover." It became
embroiled in the witchcraft in July 1692 when Joseph Ballard brought
several of the afflicted girls there to determine the cause of his wife's
illness. Within several weeks, over fifty people were accused of witchcraft.
Many of them confessed. The accusations in Andover abated after an unknown
Boston man threatened to bring a slander suit against those who had
Some important figures in the Andover witch hunt are buried here.
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Among the more common questions we're asked is, "What is spectral evidence and what role did it play in the Salem Witch Trials?"