Maggie Dickson

Maggie Dickson

A Scottish woman named Maggie Dickson was sentenced to death by hanging around 1721. She was hung, declared dead, put in a wooden coffin, and carted off. She woke up en route to the churchyard. According to the law, since her sentence had been carried out, she was let go. She lived another 40 years known as ‘Half-hangit Maggie.’

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