In March 1692, she declared that she had been afflicted by witchcraft, resulting in the execution of several innocent people.
She became friends with Betty Parris and Mary Walcott, who later claimed to suffer from acts of witchcraft.
She later recanted her statements, claiming that Satan deluded her to accuse Goodwife Nurse and her two sisters of witchcraft.
Some speculate that her mother Ann Carr and her father Thomas Putnam coerced her into accusing people of witchcraft.
Abigail Williams was another false witness during the Salem Witch Trials.