Salem Witch Trials


Salem Today

These days, Salem is far removed from the witch hunt madness that made this bustling coastal town so notoriously infamous back in 1692. The town is a tourist magnet, often downgrading the grim historical events to something as basic as a walk-through haunted house or a reason to sell scented candles but there is more to Salem, Massachusetts, than just that.

There are now between 500 to 1000 practicing witches and pagans living in Salem. In 1975, state governor Michael Dukakis -- yes, that Dukakis -- proclaimed Laurie Cabot to be the first official witch of Salem. She is now in the process of rallying officials to recognize the constitutional rights of witches in Salem (and beyond).


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