Cotton Mather, the New England Salem Puritan clergyman, theologian, and witch hunter. Son of Increase Mather. Author of treatise on witchcraft - "Memorable Providence Relating to Witchcraft" and "Possessions." Also wrote "Magnalia Christi Americana" and "Wonders of the Invisible World." Said to have watched Miss Pickman hanged on Gallows Hill in Salem in 1692. Also could not explain the curves and angles smeared on Keziah Mason's cell in some red, sticky fluid after his escape.

("In the Vault," "Pickman's Model," "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward," "Dreams in the Witch House," "The Picture in the House," and "The Unnamable")

See also: Cotton Mather, Memorable Providence Relating to Witchcraft, Magnalia Christi Americana, and Wonders of the Invisible World