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Isobel Gowdie (1632? – 1662?)  was a Scottish woman convicted of witchcraft in 1662. Her documented confession, which was made without the use of torture, has been studied, published, and used in later works of culture (novels, songs, movies.)

Along with bizarre stories of relations with the devil, she also claimed to be able to turn herself into a hare -and- that she visited the Queen of Fairies in her home under the hills. La La La.

Some think she confessed to these things after being suspected of witchcraft in an effort to seek leniency, others think there was some truth to her tale. I think that her and her coven may have eaten some hallucinogenic mushrooms in the Scottish hills.

No one knows what became of Ms. Gowdie, there is no record of her execution.

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