Salem Ghosts Blog

The Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory.

Posted on August 7, 2020

  Countess Elizabeth Bathory, or Erzsébet Báthory, was an affluent and influential Hungarian aristocrat whose relationships constituted an uncle who was king of Poland and a nephew who was a p... Read More

The Salem Witch Trial: A blow by blow

Posted on June 29, 2020

wikicommons  The BIG selling point in that great machinery that is known as Tourism in Salem is WITCHES; it's basically the hot ticket item and the first thing most people think of when the ... Read More

The New England Vampire Panic

Posted on June 29, 2020

The northern section of what would later be called the 13 Colonies, those fledgling regions taking the brunt of colonialism, puritanism, and all those other isms escaping from UK’s imperialism weren... Read More

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