By J. W. Ocker
Edgar Award-winning go back and forth author spends an autumn residing in a single of America's spookiest vacationer locations: Salem, Massachusetts
Salem, Massachusetts, could be the strangest urban on the earth. A unmarried occasion in its four hundred years of history—the Salem Witch Trials of 1692—transformed it into the Capital of Creepy in the USA. yet Salem is a seasonal town—and its season occurs to be Halloween. each October, this small urban of 40,000 swells to shut to part one million as witches, goblins, ghouls, and ghosts (and their admirers) descend on Essex highway. For the autumn of 2015, occult fanatic and Edgar Award–winning author J.W. Ocker moved his relatives of 4 to downtown Salem to adventure firsthand a season with the witch, vacationing all of its old websites and macabre sights. In among, he interviews its leaders and voters, its marketers and viewers, its highway performers and Wiccans, its psychics and critics, making a photo of this distinctive position and the folk who enjoy, or in simple terms climate, its witchiness.
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