You’ve heard about the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, now imagine what the Early Africans saw in Witch City back in the day.
Maybe they saw women dressed in black, sitting on broomsticks flying through the sky, heading South? “This place looks like the troubles,” one would say about Salem’s early history.
The witch problem began when a nanny from Barbados was tending to the religious Puritan kids while their parents were working.
The children started acting strange. They began slapping the walls, vomiting and just acting plain weird.
WITCHES! Townspeople thought witches were causing this. People were falsely accused. Many were hanged by a rope. You can visit the hanging memorial tourist stop where the old witch bones were tossed onto a heap of dirt back in the day.
This is a still town of Wiccan culture. There are more people practicing witchcraft in Salem than anywhere else. One witch said SPELLS work faster than PRAYERS. The witches are the shop keepers, the religious leaders and the town townies. They are everywhere in Salem.
The town of Salem Massachusetts is the Halloween celebration capital of the world and witches live there today. The town will be bustling with coronavirus restrictions in place. Halloween falls on October 31st in 2020 and Salem will be the world’s best place to do Halloween. There are spooky places to visit, witches to see, frightful walking tours, gift shops with WICA practicing shop keepers and plenty of things to do. This year’s full moon is sure to wake up the ghost around town. Watch for them! Local sourced seafood restaurants offer pleasing choices
one of many hotels in Salem
Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites
225 Derby St
Located on the downtown on the water at Pickering Wharf near all the attractions, the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites on Pickering Wharf Marina is Salem’s newest boutique hotel with 86 rooms. HDTV cable channels, pillowtop beds and high-end Keurig brewers, complimentary WIFI and wired internet connections and loaner iPads are included.
Local phone calls and morning papers are free. It is the only hotel in downtown Salem with a heated indoor pool, and a fitness room packed with cardio and strength-training equipment. Its Regatta Pub restaurant specializing in locally caught seafood Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served. There are roaring firepits for guests relaxation and drinks. Laundry service is a plus and Parking is always free.