George Spencer was an ugly, balding servant with a fake eye born in 1600 in Boston. He was a troublemaker and later he moved to New Haven, Connecticut where he continued to be a nuisance to his master.
He was said to be a godless man and one who was often accused by neighbors of doing illegal and depraved acts. In 1642 a stillborn piglet was born to a sow that was malformed and only had one eye. The Puritans took it as a sign from God of Spencer’s sins and put him on trial for sodomy and sexual acts with an animal.
They used his confession and the stillborn piglet as the two witnesses of the trial. He was found guilty and hung, while the sow was put to death by sword.