Beautiful - Wish I could stay longer
Trip Start Jun 27, 2013
15Trip End Jul 11, 2013
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We walked to the middle of town and there Tom explained that there are certain traditions that non-witches/pagans took from witches/pagans and he started explaining the holidays starting with the Christmas, Easter, and ending with Halloween. We then moved to the cemetery to where a place is set to show honor to the 19 innocent souls accused for something they did not do. Symbols on the tombs stones where explained.
The story goes this way: the slave girl named Tituba was teaching the girls some games to play, they got a glass of water cracked an egg and let it drop
Instead of going to the father they went to the mothers, and the women tried to cover things up, so they went to the slave girl for help. The slave girl Tituba who didn’t know what to do, so she had all the girls pee in a bowl, added flour and made pee cake and feed it to the dog. The same dog that later was killed for giving one of the girls an evil eye.
The Reverend Parris the father of Betty Parris and uncle of Abigail Williams heard of this beat his wife and the girls, but not as bad as his slave girl Tituba making her confess that she was a witch. She finally did in order for him to stop beating her. The girls started acting up throwing bibles across the room, barking like dogs, contorting themselves, crawling under furniture, making strange sounds, and screaming
This has taught me never to judge people, everyone has an option, but we need to realize that it goes both ways.
Here’s another story: One of the victims did not get hung, he actually got flatten to death. Don’t get me wrong he was not a good man, because he accused his wife for being a witch right before he was killed. It took about 3 days before he died. I said about 3 days because some said 3 days while others said 2 ½ days. So I will stick with about 3 days. This man ( ) was placed on his back with a board on his chest and every hour the Sherriff would order a bolder on his chest. ( ) would say, "Add more weight." Right before he took his last breath, he yelled to the Sherriff “I curse you and the town of Salem”.
3 Months later the Sherriff died of a heart attack, and every Sherriff after either died of a heart attack or had to retire early because of heart problems, until the Sherriff department moved to another location
The tour continued to also explain the balance between some worship the sun and life while witches worship the moon and honor the dead.
I say if you are ever in Salem, this is the tour to see. I felt it gave me a new outlook on the way other view things, even though I might do things differently. I would love to take a trip in October – Salem does Halloween for the whole month. It’s nice not having to hide. Peace out my friends. Blessed Be.
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