Haunted Inns in Salem Massachusetts???
Posted 25 October 2003 - 03:09 PM
I also live nearby, and teach in the next town over...The Hawthorne Hotel is also said to be haunted, as is the Jonathan Archer house....and there are some spooky things that happen at the Immaculate Conception Church, too!
Laurie Cabot is like PT Barnum...She was an exotic dancer before *converting* to Wicca....
Posted 25 October 2003 - 04:58 PM
Posted 27 October 2003 - 09:15 AM
The funny thing about Salem is that each time I've been, I sense a very very bad vibe in the air. My wife couldn't shake the feeling either. Not really evil, just negative...sad. It clings to you, sticks with you. It took a couple to days to feel like ourselves again. My theory is that the age-old spirits are not happy with the crowds, the noise, the general sense of exploitation and disrespect that the town creates. I was shocked to see the Old Burying Point open with literally hundreds of people strolling around, sitting on graves, posing for photos, littering, etc.
And I'm glad we didn't get sucked into one of those "haunted" candlight walking tours of alleged haunted areas....because they look like the farthest thing from scary. There were several groups of them walking around with their candles, but it must have been hard to get into the spirit of the thing, with all the traffic, street lights, noise, etc. :
I dunno. I don't want to discourage any who haven't been from going, because there is some cool stuff there, but I just wish that Salem had treated their culture and lore with the respect and integrity of Plymouth or Williamsburg instead of what amounts to basically a witch fair.
Posted 29 October 2003 - 09:26 AM
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Posted 29 October 2003 - 05:14 PM
Glad to hear I wasn't the only one who noticed that strange dark feeling in the air....spooky eh?
Thanks for the offer spookymonkey...I might just take you up on it. Should be fun!
Yeah, Salem is a little over half an hour from Boston...but when the traffic is bad it can take almost another half hour just to get the two or three miles from the exit off 128 to Salem proper! :o
Posted 04 November 2003 - 11:50 AM
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Posted 30 March 2004 - 10:59 AM
One, Dunkin' Donuts IS major HAUNTED!
Two, the "House of the Seven Gables," where Hawthorne stayed with his cousins in the summers is MESSED UP with spirits!
Three, there is a cemetary (Hanging Cemetary-and while I think of it, also the one near town) there that has many of the Christians, accused by the teen females as witches, buried there.-They were killed without due cause and are mad as hell. The teens had been eating a rye bread that had a mold that is associated now with LSD (ergot) and were hallucinating and the "witches" were NOT and..I avoid that place. The spirits there are not happy.
Sorry, but I disagree that Laurie Cabot is not worth trying to meet.-I know she is called "The Plastic Witch," But not only is meeting her a life experience not to be missed, but because she charges for readings and takes credit cards people say so...But she, like everyone else, has bills to pay and who does readings quite accurate these days? The fact is, the police dept. has had her solve many cases, and she has succeeded! I know the reading I personally had with her was accurate to the name! And she encouraged my kids to delve deeper and consider their own powers! (Let them hold her jeweled-staff, which she usually does with no one, and was wonderful!) -Her website is www.lauriecabot.com. Check her and the links out.-She has my loyalty. (Even now that I live in FL.)
...But also...Salem is 30 min. from Lexinton and Concord, (they are down I-95)and a good haunted place is called "Poet's Row." It is in Concord, Mass.-Buried next to each other there are Theoreau, Emerson, Louisa May Alcott and Hawthorne. A place to see. A few miles away is the Lexington battleground where the "shot heard round the world" was fired and many died.
-Just some suggestions if you are out that way!
P.S.-Walden's pond is in Concord, also. And, there is a shop I suggest called "The Broom Closet" in Salem you might wish to visit for fun. But definitely, if you are from out of state and go there, go on Oct. 31st and watch the "Witche's Parade" (book early..the town is PACKED)to honour the killed "witches" and celebrate the Witch New Year when the veil is thinnest between this world and that of the dead! Something to see!
Posted 27 May 2004 - 10:11 AM
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