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Location: Colchester, ESSEX
Encounter: "'I remember', writes Mr. Woodcock, 'a story of one at Colchester, who, in a bravado and defiance of the Devil, would walk in the night to the churchyard, where it was reported he appeared and walked; and he met him in the shape of a Black Dog with terrible eyes, which brought him by terrors into such a mind, that he was never quiet in his mind till he got into good Society'."
Source: Richard Baxter: 'The Certainty of the World of Spirits' (1691), quoted by A. Challsteth in 'Notes & Queries', 3rd. Series, Vol. 7 (6/5/1865), p. 366.
Place Name: Colchester - OE 'Roman station on the River Colne'

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