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Halloween is a time when kids get dressed up and go trick-or-treating. It is also a time for masquerade balls, haunted houses, and ghost tours of areas known for being haunted. Some of the spookiest destinations in the country embrace the Halloween season by hosting special events and offering tours of the most haunted locations in the area.
Instead of staying home this Halloween, make plans to head out to a spooky vacation destination where you may have your own paranormal encounter.
Halloween and witches go together like peanut butter and jelly. That is why Salem, Massachusetts is a spooky destination to visit for Halloween.
More than 150 people were accused and prosecuted for practicing witchcraft back in the early 1690’s. Some were hanged and others crushed to death by heavy stones, all of witch adds to the spookiness and tales of paranormal activity in the area. Salem celebrates Halloween for the majority of October, featuring parades, ghost tours, and other spooky events.
It is believed that Giles Corey, an accused witch who was “pressed to death,” had placed a curse on all of the future Salem sheriffs and currently haunts the site of her death – the Howard Street Cemetery.
Other haunted locations in Salem include Gallows Hills, numerous bed and breakfasts, restaurants and Salem’s most haunted street – Essex Street.
This might be an exciting place to visit if you feel you want to see a ghost or want to be scared. Plus, the history alone seems to be something of interest. Come if you Dare!