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Located approximately 17 miles north of Boston in what is considered the North Shore sits a unique, smaller city that began with the intent of a simple, religious way of communal life. In 1626 Salem Town was founded by Roger Conant who governed Salem peacefully until he was replaced by John Endicott in 1627.

What Salem is most famous for is its Witch Hysteria and the Witch Trials which led to the deaths of 20 innocent men and women; 19 were hanged and one elderly man by the name of Giles Corey was pressed to death. The Salem Witch Hysteria played itself out in approximately one short year, but over three centuries later people are still intrigued by the dark past and mysteriousness that still lingers throughout Salem's enchanting but allegedly cursed grounds. Today those put to death during the 1629 Witch Hysteria are honored by a public memorial where local witches and tourist like can pay respect to the innocent lives lost.

Given the name "Witch City" appropriately fitting not only Salem's past but its present as well, Salemites cannot deny the history for which the city has become notoriously haunting and haunted. Numerous ghost stories have circulated over the years emanating from the accused during the Witch Hysteria, as well as stories about the curse of Giles Corey. Other local ghost stories tell of the legends of pirates, slaves, local author Nathanial Hawthorne, historical residents of the House of the Seven Gables, specters wandering the Old Burying Point cemetery and of course the ghosts of the Hawthorne Hotel.

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The Attleboro Paranormal Investigation group is professional, discreet and has a simple, yet powerful mission to provide an honest, unbiased investigation to all of their clients. API presents their clients with scientific proof of any of their findings.

Some of their cases have been featured on our local Cable Access station. API works diligently to continuously contribute their educational views of the paranormal and schedule events open to the public. Be sure to check out API’s website HERE!

Have a Salem, Massachusetts ghost story you would like to share with the world? What about a personal, paranormal experience while living in or visiting Salem, Massachusetts? If you are interested and would like to submit a personal story, send a short paragraph to Please note: all submissions are subject to editing and must include your first name and current city in which you live. First names nd your current cities will be revealed if your story is selected for publication on Salem Witch City Ghosts.

This site has been created to entertain those interested in the historic and current hauntings of Salem, Massachusetts. It also provides for you a sort of guide for Witch City haunts open to the public. Be sure to view the "Witch City Tours" tab which will feature various paranormal sightseeing attractions.

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