This was taken from the book Strangely Enough
"The Congregation Church in Ipswich, MA, is the fifth to stand on its present site. The first, built in 160, was the scene of an interesting and
fantastic legend about a fight between a minister, the Reverend George Whitfield of England, and the devil himself. It is all faithfully recorded in
the history of the town, and some of the evidence is still there to see.
It was in 1740 that the Reverend went on a tour of new England villages. In each town he preached a resounding sermon, calling on the
citizens to put down the devil and all his teachings. When he arrived in Ipswich, a great crowd greeted him and the church overflowed.
According to the records, his sermon was so powerful that the devil himself decided he'd better come up and hear what the minister had to
say. In the middle of the sermon, he arrived, complete with horns and a tail. It took him only a moment to decided that he had better stop the sermon
before he lost face altogether. And so he challenged Reverend Whitfield to a wrestling match to decide who was the better man.
They fought all over the floor of the church, rolled outside, and finally worked thier way up the steep sides of the steeple. Before the
horrified throngs below they struggled to push each other off the peak of the spire to certain destruction on the ledges below. It looked pretty bad
for the Reverend, until with a mighty heave he shoved the devil from the steeple. Down he fell, straight for the rocky ledge, head first, Satan
righted himself and landed with a crash upon his feet. As he hit the ledge of granite, however, he sent up a shower of smoke and sparks. Then, with a
great cry, he leaped down off the hill and was never seen in Ipswich again.
Even today the devil's footprints remain in the rock ledge. During my visit there, in a moment of bravado I slipped off my shoe to try it
on for size. My stockinged foot fit the deep imprint of the devil's footpring---perfectly. "
I thought this story was kinda cool. Its really in that towns history! How could they have faked that and gotten it into the history, fooling a bunch
of ppl? Do you believe it? Heres a site i found :