She brought magic to Salem. She has mixed feelings about it

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By Billy Baker GLOBE STAFF OCTOBER 27, 2017
SALEM — It is not her fault, Laurie Cabot declared.

Then she thought for a moment and revised her statement.

“OK, it is kind of my fault,” she said, referring to what has happened to October in Salem since she arrived nearly five decades ago and began the modern witch era in the “Witch City.”

One Town Massachusetts Transforms Into A Terrifying Halloween Wonderland

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When in comes to Halloween, one town in Massachusetts does it bigger and better than anywhere else in the country.

We’re talking about Salem, of course. This historic town has a spooky history that goes back hundreds of years and is a community that isn’t afraid to embrace the weird side of life. Every year, this charming seaside town transforms into a terrifying Halloween wonderland.

Salem Horror Fest launches in fall 2017 #knowfear

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Salem Horror Fest examines American fear with a month-long celebration of terror and social justice partnership with the Peabody Essex Museum   SALEM, Ma. – Salem Horror Fest, in partnership with the Peabody Essex Museum and CinemaSalem, today announced four weeks of screenings, parties, concerts, panels and exhibits that explore societal themes of fear and anxiety [….]

Tom the Tour Guide


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Meet Thomas O’Brien Vallor, a practicing witch from Salem, Massachusetts. Learn about the beliefs of modern witches. Happy Halloween! Learn more about Tom the Tour guide and Salem Witch Wiles Tom is a tour guide that operates out of Salem Witch Walk based at Crow Haven Corner About The Witch Hunt Podcast. Witch Hunt is [….]

Witch Hunt Podcast

The Witch Hunt Podcast – Episode 3

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Researching the “facts” about how a 17th. Century physician diagnosed girls and young women as coming down with a case of witchcraft affliction meant setting aside our 21st. Century sensibilities and accepting that Dr. Griggs, parents Samuel and Elizabeth Parris, and everyone else in Salem Village believed that witches were real and dangerous. They also [….]

VIDEO – Salem Chamber Haunted Happenings Grand Parade

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Video by Joey Phoenix for Creative Salem. The Salem Chamber of Commerce cordially presented the 21st Annual Salem Chamber of Commerce Haunted Happenings Grand Parade on Thursday, October 6, 2016. This year’s event featured the theme “100 Years of Parks and Play”. This time honored kick off of the Halloween season was full of color, [….]

Haunted Harmonies 2016

Media – Haunted Happenings 2016

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Haunted Harmonies is a one day A Cappella Festival in Salem, Massachusetts open to high school, college, and non-scholastic groups. The festival includes a competition for participating scholastic groups, as well as the opportunity to attend workshops (scholastic groups) and perform for the crowded streets of Salem during the month of October (scholastic and non-scholastic [….]

2016 Salem Haunted Happenings Grand Parade

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FULL SET HERE Another awesome year of capturing the Salem Chamber Grand Parade in Salem MA. Feel free to tag and share all images. For usage please contact us. Salem Chamber, Haunted Happenings. Every year the town of Salem comes together for the biggest and spookiest (But totally family friendly) event in all of New [….]

Mayor’s Night Out – Fun For The Whole Family

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Mayor Kimberley Driscoll in partnership with Salem’s local attractions, museums, and downtown merchants, is pleased to announce that this Halloween’s “Mayors Night Out” will take place on Friday, October 7, 2016. Beginning at 3:00 p.m. participating museums and attractions will open free of charge to Salem residents. Residents must provide a photo identification showing proof [….]

This Halloween Classic Depicts Salem As An Underdog City of Atonement

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Salem takes great pride in being ‘No Place For Hate.’ It was among the first communities to adopt a nondiscrimination ordinance that included protections for all LGBT citizens, received a perfect score by the Human Rights Campaign, and is home to a prestigious award organization that honors social justice warriors. The community rallies to stamp [….]