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... girls claimed that her spirit was flying out of the prison still to torment them and so she was chained down by the feet, ankles, wrists and neck. Prisoners accused of being witches had to pay for their accommodation in prison. They had to pay for the straw, the size of their cell and even their chains, subsequently many spent their days in 'box coffins' small rooms where you could only stand, the cheapest option. Many of those who survived the witch trials were ...
... machines square off at each other before the big show the following night.
My anticipation grew throughout the day and I was now heading downtown to watch Joe Rogan perform stand-up comedy live with guest performers Joey Diaz AKA "the funniest man on the planet", and Ari Shaffir. I sat down in a tavern down the road and sparked up a friendly chat with a Boston fire fighter who happened to be taking his son to the show that night also. He bought me a pint and the best ...
... was able to get so out of hand!
The next stop was the Salem Witch Museum which turned out to be an "interactive" museum. What that meant was that we were herded through in a group. The first stop was a big dark room where various tableaus were lit up while a taped narrator with a very spooky voice gave us some information. After that we went to a room where a person showed us some displays and spoke very ...
1 part history, 2 parts camp, all parts good time! There is no doubt about it - Salem is a kitschy, campy tourist trap, but I am not ashamed to say that we thoroughly enjoyed this stop on our journey! Of course, I loved the literature come to life - getting to see the reality behind Miller's The Crucible and getting to see (we didn't pay the exorbitant tour rate to go in) The ...
Today we visited witch country and learned quite a bit about the history, lore, and stereotypes that are associated with witches. We also learned that modern day Wiccans are called witches regardless of their gender, never warlock, because that is the name of a traitor.
We visited the Salem Witch Museum which gave a detailed history of the Salem witch trials. It was interesting ...
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