Haunted Salem: Strange Phenomena in the Witch City

Haunted Salem: Strange Phenomena in the Witch City

by Rosemary Ellen Guiley


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Haunted Salem: Strange Phenomena in the Witch City by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

• Full story of historic witch hunts • Guide to haunted inns and historic houses • Curses, spells, and bewitchments • Accounts of magic, spell-casting, and witchlore • Ghost and burial superstitions • Profiles of publicly accessible places that have reports of haunting activity

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811707565
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 03/07/2011
Series: Haunted Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Rosemary Ellen Guiley lives in Connecticut and is one of the leading experts on the paranormal, with more than 50 published books on the subject, including The Encyclopedia of Ghosts & Spirits (978-0-8160-6737-4) and The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft, & Wicca (978-0-8160-7104-3). She has worked full time in the paranormal since 1983, researching, investigating, writing, and presenting at conferences and seminars. She has been featured on the History Channel, A&E, SyFy, Discovery, Animal Planet, and Travel Channel.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction 1

How Salem Got Its Ghosts 5

The Origins of Salem 6

The Witchcraft Panic 10

The Cursed Aftermath 20

Blood to Drink: The Curse of Sarah Good 29

The Curse of Giles Corey 34

Explaining Ghosts and Hauntings 38

The Strange Energy of Place 45

Haunted Places 53

Salem 54

Lodging 54

Hawthorne Hotel 54

The Inn on Washington Square 58

Morning Glory Bed and Breakfast 62

The Salem Inn 64

Stephen Daniels House 73

Eating Establishments 75

The Great Escape 75

Lyceum Bar & Grill 76

Rockafellas 77

Places to Visit 81

Cinema Salem and Museum Place Mall 81

Crow Haven Corner 82

Gallows Hill 85

Hex 86

The House of the Seven Gables 88

Joshua Ward House 93

Old Jail Site 93

Old Witch Gaol Site 95

The Ropes Mansion 97

Salem Athenaeum Library 99

Salem Common 100

Salem State College Mainstage Theatre 101

Salem Witch Museum 104

Salem Witch Trials Memorial 105

Witch Dungeon Museum 107

The Witch House 107

Witch Trials Site 109

Cemeteries 110

Broad Street Cemetery 110

Howard Street Cemetery 111

Old Burying Point 113

St. Mary's Cemetery 116

St. Peter's Episcopal Church Cemetery 117

Danvers 119

Danvers State Hospital Site 119

Danvers Witch Trial Memorial 121

Rebecca Nurse Homestead 122

Samuel Parris Home Site 126

Whipple Hill 129

Lynn 130

Dungeon Rock 130

Marblehead 134

Old Burial Hill 134

Bibliography 137

About the Author 138

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