Salem, MA

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Before there was a Project Absurd, we visited Salem, MA and learned all about the Witch Trials and Salem’s rich history. Wanna know more? Check it out! And Happy Halloween from Project Absurd!

Kelly

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6 Responses to Salem, MA

  1. jasmine says:

    hey, i liked this little project you folks put together. Im actually learning about the salem witch craft in my english class right now:)

  2. HELLO,IN MY FAMILY TREE I HAVE GONE BACK TO RICHARD HIGGINSON 1634 OF PLEMONSTAL MARRIED TO ELIZABETH SMALSHAW THERE IS A JOHN HIGGINSON MENTIONED BUT NO IMFORMATION FOR HIM, WOULD THAT BE POSSIBLE THE REV. JOHN HIGGINSON OF SALEM.WOILD BE PLEASED WITH ANY IMFORMATION. THANK YOU JOHN HENRY HIGGINSON.

  3. Sue says:

    Interesting posts; nice consolidating for us. We went there too last October (beginning of Oct) and liked it. I was more interested in the architecture and such. While looking for this cemetery, I happened upon two other ones and walked around them. It’s super interesting how people can just walk around….they are all so unkempt looking,

    You missed the Lizzie Borden Museum which we did not go into, but I found it to be interesting they included that…

    There was one gift shop in the center of the town that actually had some good stuff in it like herbs and even preserved bats. Most of it all it “touristy” like it said, but I could not resist buying my sarcastic son a “Bite Me” T-shirt that had a bat on it and Salem, MA. So I contributed to the touristy nature of it.

    I LONGED to find a real place that would sell crystals and potions and spell things… but nothing.

    I did like the trip though. It was quiet, despite the annoying tourists!

  4. Mark Nystedt says:

    witchyland amusement park. kinda like an aushwitz amusement park. come see the witches. come see the jews.

  5. Amy says:

    Surprised you didn’t go to the House of the Seven Gables! My husband and I were there I think in 2004. The nice thing about Salem is that you can walk all through it from one end to the other quite easily. Our big thing at the time was ghost hunting so we were always on the lookout wherever we went. We did go on one of the many ghost tours and did learn a lot of that part of history, as well as other pieces of the town’s history besides the witch trials. It is definitely touristy (how can it not be?) but ironically so, since much of the stuff that happened took place next door in the less touristy town of Danvers. There are a couple things to see there such as a memorial to the deceased and Rebecca Nurse’s house. It’s a highly commercial area though. And no one was really certain where Gallows Hill actual location was/is. Our tour guide thought she had an idea, and it was nowhere near the central part of town. I don’t know what the status of that knowledge is now.

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