Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Aloha to New England - Salem Witches

Salem is synonymous with witches.  From Wikipedia (link)

Featured notably in Arthur Miller's The Crucible, much of the city's cultural identity is reflective of its role as the location of the Salem witch trials of 1692: Police cars are adorned with witch logos, a local public school is known as the Witchcraft Heights Elementary School, the Salem High School athletic teams are named the Witches; and Gallows Hill, a site of numerous public hangings, is currently used as a playing field for various sports. Tourists know Salem as a mix of important historical sites, New Ageand Wiccan boutiques, kitschy Halloween, witch-themed attractions and a vibrant downtown that has more than 60 restaurants, cafes and coffee shops.

We walked by the Witch House.  From its website (link),

In 1675, Jonathan Corwin, heir to one of the largest Puritan fortunes in New England , purchased this large and stately house. Seventeen years later,Corwin and his family would take part in the most famous Witch Hunt in American History.

Around the corner, we found an inventive way to address parking violations.

Aren't all books wicked good?

This taro reader dressed in costume to promote her business.

Look who we found in the town square!  TV Land Network commissioned the bronze statue of Elizabeth Montgomery from BEWITCHED.

Do you have a favorite fictional witch from books, movies, or TV?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, October 4, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, October 5.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


  1. I'll go with Glinda the Good Witch.

  2. The good witch from the Wizard of Oz!

  3. I grew up watching reruns of Bewitched and I loved Samantha so much!! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. I really loved watching Bewitched. Actually, I think that's the only "witch show" that I've ever watched.

  5. I too have to go with Samantha from Bewitched. Looked like a fun tour.

  6. Samantha from Bewitched

  7. Charmed charmed witches,kimh

  8. I really enjoyed Bewitched and Samantha was my favourite for sure.