An essay for the recording of illustrious providences: wherein, an account is given of many remarkable and very memorable events, which have happened in this last age; especially in New-England.
Mather, Increase, 1639-1723.
Concerning Apparitions. That they are Page [unnumbered] not so frequent in places where the Gospel preva•leth• as in the dark corners of the Earth. That good Angels do sometimes visibly appear. Confirmed by several Hi|stories. That Cacodaemons oftentimes pretend to be good Angels. That Satan may appear in the likeness of Holy men; proved by notable Instances. Concerning, the appearance of persons deceased. The procuring cause thereof is usually some sin committed. Some late Remarkable Exam|ples. Of Mens covenanting to appear af|ter their Death. It is an heavy Judgment when places are infested with such doleful Spectres. Page 202.