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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Haunted Massachusetts: Witches, Ghosts and Goblins

Massachusetts boasts a rich history filled with mayhem and the dark arts. From witches to ghosts and other unexplainable paranormal activity, the Commonwealth is the place to be this Halloween season. Witchcraft that was once thought to be alive in Salem, the home of Lizzie Borden in Fall River, and the haunted graveyards, mansions, and trails that scatter the state, Massachusetts has plenty of stories, legends, and tales of years gone by.
The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) invites you to spend this October feeling the thrills of the truly spooktacular across the Commonwealth. There’s no better place than the home of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692; Salem is known for being a unique, haunted town that truly comes to life during this ghostly time of year. 
From the museums that explore witchcraft and dungeons, to the root of Hawthorne’s inspiration at the House of the Seven Gables, you’ll experience the chills of the unexplainable. Learn about the paranormal, as you walk along eerie sidewalks as guides interpret the sites and structures. Interested in unlocking your future? Visit one of the many psychics or get in touch with those of the past as you experience a séance.
Salem isn’t the only place to get your fright on, as Massachusetts is home to several known haunted locations. Dare to visit the ghost of Old Coot in the Berkshires, visit the burial sites of Henry Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott and Bronson Alcott in Central Massachusetts, or tour Boston and hear tales of scandal, torture and paranoia.
For a complete list of spooks and thrills visit www.massvacation.com 
For more information about top events in Massachusetts take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Massachusetts.