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Halloween in Salem 2009

Posted in Salem with tags , , , , on August 19, 2012 by Janet Glenn

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So my thoughts on Salem. Where do I begin? There was nothing that I didn’t love about Salem. I felt totally comfortable there and I had kindred spirts all around me. No one thought that what I do with Halloween’s Unseen is sick and crazy, they think it is brilliant. I was welcomed. I didn’t have to hide Halloween’s Unseen because of people that would not understand. I was encouraged. I could wear my witch hat any day, any time I wished. Salem is very proud of it’s witchy past and the poor, innocent people who were so wrongly accused and executed as witches will never be forgotten. Compassion for the lost ones is worldwide because of Salem. And on a more personal level, Salem is very enchanting and has an atmosphere and it physically wraps itself around you. Salem literally stays with you and it even stayed with me for a few days after I returned home. It’s very hard to explain but I did not want to leave. I was already missing being in Salem as soon as I got home. I am already planning another trip at some point next year. I also didn’t get to see or tour everything in Salem and Boston so I will be going back for that as well. To wrap it up, a person who is really into anything paranormal can not only make a living in Salem but feel completely comfortable while you’re doing it! Hmmmmm, food for thought!

Love to each of you!
Janet
Halloween’s Unseen (and proud of it)!

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October 30, 2009 – Day 4

Posted in Salem with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2012 by Janet Glenn

Well alrighty then, it’s the day before Halloween! Actually as I write this post, it is Halloween morning. I have a very busy day planned for Halloween but first things first. Let me tell you about my day today.

When I awoke this morning, I knew I had to check out and find another place to stay. Here I am over 1,600 miles from home, all by myself and almost homeless. Well that’s how it felt! I had a few anxious moments there but I just went and took care of my business. I got another hotel room at the Wylie Inn in Beverly, MA which is only about 2 miles from Salem. The hotel has a schuttle that runs back and forth from Salem. $15.00 per ride – 2 miles. Can you imagine the prices around here?! Everybody has it figured out how to make money!

Beverly Window View

Anyway, this place is new and it sits on a college campus so it’s very scenic. There’s a photo of my view out of the windows. Is that a ghostly mist in the photo perhaps? It’s really strange but this room feels really creepy to me and it’s a modern building. I don’t know if it’s the smell or what. It smells new, like new carpet and it’s immaculate. Boy, that’s enough to make me feel strange right there! It does sit on the edge of what looks to be like some very dense woods. Maybe that’s it. I don’t know, I just feel spooked here. The Hawthorne Hotel was very old and historic and I didn’t feel spooked there at all. You wouldn’t think a brand new place would make me feel like this. For some reason I begin to hum the theme from Poltergeist…… hmmmmmm

Salem Witch House

Okay, I’ll shake that feeling off if possible. My day before I got my new room allowed me some time to explore some more of Salem. I went to the Witch House and got some better pictures. I’ve included one here. This house is the only one in Salem that has absolute ties to the Salem Witch Trials. The judge lived there and well, we all know what they did to those poor women and men. 19 were hung and one was crushed to death. There were an additional 150 people in prison awaiting trial. All accused of being witches. None were witches, well, of course not! This is a very interesting story and we will be presenting this on Halloween’s Unseen at some point.

Salem Witch Hat

I also bought my hat! Oh, you must see it. There it is in the photo. I’m going to the Halloween Ball on Saturday night at the Hawthorne and the hat is part of my costume. I love it! I was so happy to find it! At least I’ll be able to wear something pretty to the party!

Salem Police Witch Logo

So, dear dark ones, I will sign off for today. I hope you like the photos that I’ve included! Here’s a photo of a Salem police car with their witch logo on the door. Oh, how appropriate!

Oh, and I musn’t forget, I ran across a vampire in my travels and he was so kind to pose for me. I know that New Orleans, Louisiana has vampires but it seems that Salem, Mass does as well! What a friendly guy! (shiver)

Happy Halloween!
Janet

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