On this day in 1878, the Ipswich Witch Trial began in Salem Massachusetts. Recognized as the last witch trial held in the United States, this case was tried at the Supreme Judicial Court in Salem and involved no, drowning, burning, or stoning. Lucretia Brown accused Daniel Spofford of employing “mesmeric mental powers” with the intent to harm her. After a truly bizarre court room session, the case was dismissed by Judge Horace Gray.