Salem Ghosts Blog

The Ghosts of The Black Death

Posted on March 24, 2020

The Triumph Of Death, Pieter Brugel The Elder - painted c. 1562. (Museum Of Prado).In the scope of semi-modern human history, no other event has had more impact on our walkabout on spaceship Earth... Read More

Salem’s First Church

Posted on January 26, 2020

A church-of-all-trades, so to speak; this building has seen it all. From a church to a bank, then a jewelry store, and now a restaurant, Salem, Massachusetts’ First Church was built in 1634. Althoug... Read More

Lyceum Hall

Posted on January 23, 2020

Built in 1831, Lyceum Hall is a historical structure erected by the Salem Lyceum Society that served as an amphitheater capable of accommodating 700 people. Over the many years in operation, it held o... Read More

The Witch House

Posted on January 20, 2020

Jonathan Corwin was heir to one of the largest fortunes of the Puritan New England era. He would go on to take part in the well-documented and much-publicized Salem Witch Trials of the early 1690s. Du... Read More

The Joshua Ward House

Posted on January 16, 2020

The Joshua Ward House has some rich history behind it. Built in 1784, it is one of the first brick homes built in Salem, Massachusetts. A noted bricklayer and woodworker at the time, Samuel McIntire d... Read More

The Salem Jail

Posted on January 13, 2020

What started out as a local jailing facility, the Salem Jail has served as a multitude of differing functions, from condominiums to restaurants. After going through many renovations and remakes throug... Read More

Proctor’s Ledge

Posted on January 10, 2020

During the Salem Witch Trials that took place from 1692 to 1693, many townsfolk of Salem, Massachusetts lived in sheer terror and chaos. More than 200 people ended up being falsely accused of witchcra... Read More

Old Burying Point Cemetery

Posted on January 7, 2020

Salem, Massachusetts, home of the Salem Witch Trials, is a major destination for ghost-hunters and the curious. The Witch Trials will forever go down in history as one of the major catalysts that caus... Read More

Murphy’s Restaurant & Pub

Posted on January 4, 2020

Salem, Massachusetts is rife with witchcraft lore, with many of its locations said to be haunted. This is in large part due to the Salem Witch Trials that took place way back in 1692 and 1693. As many... Read More

The Hawthorne Hotel

Posted on January 1, 2020

Named after author Nathaniel Hawthorne, Salem’s Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club are responsible for this joint venture. Over one thousand residents and businessmen invested in the building under... Read More