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SALEM WITCHES: GHOST PHOTOS ... REAL GHOSTS!

SALEM WITCHES: GHOST PHOTOS ... REAL GHOSTS!

"A skeptic is one when faced with the handwriting on the wall, claims that it is a forgery."

BY GINA LANIER

SALEM GRAVEYARD GHOST PHOTO SENT TO US BY FAYE BEASELY

Salem graveyrd ghost photo (Above) sent to us from Faye Beasly

Salem is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The Salem witch trials, which began in 1692 , resulted in the execution of 20 people and the imprisonment of between 175 and 200 others. Many say it is their ghost haunting the quiet town. Restless ghost seeking revenge for crimes that they were not guilty of.

Many believe the most haunted Salem hotspot is the Old Burying Point Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in Massachusetts, and the eledged the site of the true "Witch Dungeon", this is where Giles Corey was pressed with large stones to death.

This Ghost Photo Page contains what are believed to be ghost in a photo submitted by people Like you!

The Salem Ghost Photos

HERE ARE A COLLECTION OF SALEM MASS GHOST PHOTOS SENT TO US BY MANY OF OUR READERS AND THEIR STORIES.

Salem ghost photos happen all the time to the unsuspecting as well as the salted ghost hunter. Many of the photos show orbs and strange mist and blurs.

Salem tombstone ghosts sent ti us by Meryl Stone

Salem tombstone ghosts sent to us by Meryl Stone

Salem is a common name for towns and places, particularly in the Western world. In ancient times it was the name of a locality in the Near East (Palestine), and traditionally identified with Jerusalem, before the name "Jerusalem" was used.

SALEM'S REAL GHOSTS by Bonnie Flynn Jack Hollister

Well the story goes my boyfriend and I were in Salem, Massachusetts for halloween last year and he knows the town pretty well. And so we decided to go to the Gallows hill site (which is now a park) and started taking pictures .


I Felt drawn to this clearing where the trees almost made a circle of sorts . I kept taking pictures and more started happening .

The first 2 shots are of an orb, you can see its moving on its own so its not dust or rain particles.

The third is a mysterious mist that did not appear to the human eye. No one was smoking and it was not misty out.

the second to last shot looks like a women with her head bowed and hands in a prayer like stance or even tied up !

the last picture looks like a face of a young girl and some blonde hair and a bonnet like the Puritan style.

 


at that point I started to run! I was scared to death!! I assure you that these pictures are genuine proof of Ghost's existence. they have not been altered or tampered with . I've tried to debunk these pictures but can give no explanation of what else it could be.

Salem History

Many people associate the city with the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, which the city embraces both as a source of tourism and culture — police cars are adorned with witch logos, a local public school is known as the Witchcraft Heights Elementary School, the Salem High School football team is named The Witches, and Gallows Hill, a site of numerous public hangings, is currently used as a playing field for various sports. Salem also embraces its Maritime History which is dominant on the city seal with a motto that says, "To the Farthest port of the rich east." Salem also boasts the first National Historic Site designated by Congress, Salem Maritime National Historic Site which protects Salem's historic waterfront.

Tourists know Salem as a mix of important historical sites, New Age and Wiccan boutiques, and kitschy Halloween-themed and/or witch-themed attractions. A statue of Elizabeth Montgomery (Samantha Stephens in Bewitched) was erected there in 2005.

Native Americans called the area 'Naumkeag', meaning 'eel land'. Salem was founded at the mouth of the Naumkeag River in 1626 by a company of fishermen from Cape Ann led by Roger Conant, and incorporated in 1629. The name 'Salem' is related to the Hebrew word 'shalom' and Arabic word 'salam', both meaning 'peace'. Conant was later supplanted by John Endecott, the governor assigned by the Massachusetts Bay Company. Salem originally included much of the North Shore, including Marblehead, set off in 1649. Most of the accused in the Salem witch trials lived in nearby 'Salem Village', now Danvers. Salem Village also included Peabody and parts of present-day Beverly. Middleton, Topsfield, Wenham and Manchester-by-the-Sea, too, were once parts of Salem. One of the most widely known aspects of Salem is its witchcraft history, starting with Abigail Williams, Betty Parris, and their friends playing with a venus glass and egg.

On February 26, 1775, patriots raised the drawbridge at the North River, preventing British Colonel Alexander Leslie and his 300 troops from seizing stores and ammunition hidden in North Salem. During the Revolution, the town became a center for privateering. By 1790, Salem was the sixth largest city in the country, and a world famous seaport—particularly in the China trade. Codfish was exported to the West Indies and Europe. Sugar and molasses were imported from the West Indies, tea from China, and pepper from Sumatra. Salem ships also visited Africa, Russia, Japan and Australia. During the War of 1812, privateering resumed.

Prosperity would leave the city with a wealth of fine architecture, including Federal style mansions designed by Samuel McIntire, for whom the city's largest historic district is named. Incorporated a city on March 23rd 1836 [1], Salem adopted a city seal in 1839 with the motto "Divitis Indiae usque ad ultimum sinum"—"To the farthest port of the rich East." Nathaniel Hawthorne was overseer of the port from 1846 until 1849. He worked in the Customs House near Pickering Wharf, his setting for the beginning of The Scarlet Letter. In 1858, an amusement park was established at Salem Willows, a peninsula jutting into the harbor.

But shipping would decline through the 19th century. Salem and its silting harbor were increasingly eclipsed by Boston and New York. Consequently, the city turned to manufacturing. Industries included tanneries, shoe factories and the Naumkeag Steam Cotton Company. Large parts of the mill town were destroyed in the Great Salem Fire of 1914, which began in the Korn Leather Factory. More than 400 homes burned, leaving 3,500 families homeless. But much of Salem's architectural legacy survived, helping it develop as a center for tourism.

Arthur Miller's 1952 play The Crucible dealt with the witch trials of the 1690s. The play, and the 1996 film version with Winona Ryder and Daniel Day-Lewis, were popular and commercial successes.

Gallows Hill Ghosts

Mollie Stewart is a licensed ghost hunter through the International Ghost Hunters Society, a member of the International Society of Paranormal Investigators, and the head of Paranormal Investigators of New England, which specializes in paranormal research and investigations and scientific documentation of such. Using EMF meters, infra-red non-contact thermometers, tape recorders and cameras, she has recorded ghost voices, (also called Electronic Voice Phenomena) and documented various ghosts in action!

Also see: Ghost Among us.
And: Gallows Hill Ghost

Now that I'm in Salem, I do a lot of my own personal night ghost hunts up at Gallow's Hill. Says Mollie, this is where, back in 1692 they hung 19 innocent people as "witches". Many people associate the city with the Salem witch trials of 1692, which the city embraces both as a source of tourism and culture -- police cars are adorned with witch logos, a local public school is known as the Witchcraft Heights Elementary School, the Salem High School football team is named The Witches, and Gallows Hill, a site of numerous public hangings, is currently used as a playing field for various sports.

Gallows Hill Ghost Photo taken by Mollie Stewart.

Gallows Hill Ghost Photo taken by Mollie Stewart. SPELLBOUND TOURS™ (978) 745 – 0138 (in Salem, Massachusetts) For more information please contact Spellbound Tours ™.

Rebecca Nurse Memorial, erected 1885. Located in the Rebecca Nurse Homestead cemetery, Danvers, Massachusetts. The inscription on the monument reads: Rebecca Nurse, Yarmouth, England 1621. Salem, Mass., 1692. "O Christian Martyr/who for Truth could die/When all about thee/owned the hideous lie!/The world redeemed/from Superstition's sway/Is breathing freer for thy sake today." From the poem "Christian Martyr," by John Greenleaf Whittier.

Rebecca Nurse Memorial, Ghosts. erected 1885. Located in the Rebecca Nurse Homestead cemetery, Danvers, Massachusetts. The inscription on the monument reads: Rebecca Nurse, Yarmouth, England 1621. Salem, Mass., 1692. "O Christian Martyr/who for Truth could die/When all about thee/owned the hideous lie!/The world redeemed/from Superstition's sway/Is breathing freer for thy sake today." From the poem "Christian Martyr," by John Greenleaf Whittier.

The Witch House The only house remaining in Salem with any direct ties to the Salem Witch Trials. c.1642-1675. The Witch House (also called The Corwin House), was the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin and is the only structure still standing in Salem, Massachusetts with direct ties to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.

The Witch House

As a local magistrate and civic leader, Corwin was called upon to investigate the claims of diabolical activity when a surge of witchcraft accusations arose in Salem and neighboring communities. He served on the Court of Oyer and Terminer, which ultimately sent nineteen to the gallows. All nineteen refused to admit to witchcraft and maintained their innocence.

The house is an excellent example of 17th-century architecture and was built some time between 1642 and 1675. The house was bought by Judge Corwin when he was 34 years old and he lived there for more than forty years. Corwin is buried in the nearby Broad Street Cemetery. The house remained in the Corwin family until the mid-1800s.

Salem Witch House Ghost Photo from David Clarke

The house was moved about 35 feet to its current location in the 1940s when the adjacent street was widened. At this time the house was restored to look as it would have in the 17th Century. The house is now a museum, open seasonally and is operated by the City of Salem.

All of the Salem Ghost photos (Below) where sent to us by Russ Hetrick.

Salem Graveyard Ghost Photo

Salem Graveyard Ghost Photo

Salem Graveyard Ghost Photo

Salem Graveyard Ghost Photo

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Here are the most important things to be careful of when experimenting with taking ghost photographs:


1.Make sure that you have nothing protruding in front of the camera lens. Know where your camera strap is at all times! Notice how many so-called "ghost photos" that you see look like camera straps or like a finger.


2. Be sure that your lens is clean and covered when not in use.


3. Make sure that the weather is cooperating with your photographs. By this, I mean make sure that it is not raining or snowing. Round balls of glowing light that are photographed during a rain storm are not exactly overwhelming proof of the supernatural.


4. Make sure that conditions are not damp, promoting moisture on your camera lens.


5. Be sure to point the camera away from reflective surfaces when using a flash. Avoid mirrors and windows in a house and polished tombstones when shooting at night in a cemetery. The light from the flash bouncing off this surface can refract back onto your camera lens and create "orbs" that are not of paranormal origins.

Debunking Ghost Photos

Houdini, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and many other famous people worked together to debunk fakes. The Society for Psychical Research was founded in 1882. Some of the original members were the poet Tennyson, Prime Minister Gladstone, the scientist J.J.Thomson (discoverer of the electron), Mark Twain, William James, Lewis Carroll, John Ruskin, and Sir Oliver Lodge.

Houdini and the ghost of Abraham Lincoln

CREDIT: "Houdini and the ghost of Abraham Lincoln." Between 1920 and 1930. The American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920, Library of Congress.

Harry Houdini was a well known debunker of fake mediums and spiritualists. His interest began after the death of his mother, Cecilia Weiss.
Because of his background as an illusionist, he recognized the techniques of mediums who claimed to have contacted the spirit world. Houdini became a crusader against these charlatans who bilked grieving families of their money. He frequently attended seances in disguise in order to expose the mediums.


Houdini who could wriggle out of almost any situation knew every trick in the book. Margery, an American medium, claimed she could summon ghosts with the help of her dead brother, Walter. The day Houdini locked her in a wooden box, she couldn't summon a single ghost.


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the famous Sherlock Holmes character, was a contemporary and admirer of Houdini's. Ironically, Doyle was known for the logical explanations in the Holmes stories, yet he believed that Houdini's escapes and illusions were a supernatural phenomena.

Are These Real Ghost Photos?

In 1959 Mable Chinnery went to the cemetery to visit the grave of her mother, as any devoted daughter is apt to do. She took some photos of the gravesite and then turned and took this picture of her husband sitting alone in the car's passenger seat. The film was developed and this came out: somebody sitting in the backseat wearing glasses, clear as day. Mrs. Chinnery swore that the "backseat driver" was none other than her own mother... whose gravesite she was standing next to when she took the picture.

Ghost photos are they definitive proof? Of course not, since photos and recordings can be hoaxed, and many are open to interpretation. But the photos in this article, are considered to be authentic; that is, not deliberately hoaxed or fabricated digitally. The compelling aspect of these photos is that, like the ghost or spirit phenomenon itself, they happened spontaneously. The photographers were not trying to take pictures of ghosts. Rather, the photos were taken and quite unexpectedly, the apparitions were justcthere.

This photo was taken in 1936 at Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England, by two photographers of Country Life magazine. Raynham Hall was long reputed to be haunted by the ghost of Lady Dorothy Townshend, who died in 1726. The ghost had been seen on many occasions throughout the years when it was spotted descending these stairs by the Country Life photographers, who quickly took a snapshot. This is considered by many to be the most highly regarded and reputable photograph.

This one became fairly well known after it was released in December of 2003. Hampton Court, near London, was one of Henry VIII's favorite hangouts (it's because of him that Anne Boleyn is now a headless ghost roaming the Tower of London). A fire door inside the castle kept being opened when no one was supposed to be around. Guards checked the security cameras' videotape... and spotted this figure in period costume walking through the door. Castle personnel swear they don't know who did this, noting that they don't even have a costume that looks like this. Security was concerned about a fire exit that was often found open and checked the footage to find this ethereal figure opening and then closing the doors. The figure appears to be wearing long, flowing robes, and could be a woman - maybe King Henry's 3rd wife, Jane Seymour who died on the premises shortly after giving birth. This footage was taken in December, 2003.

Freddy Jackson was a mechanic in the Royal Air Force in World War I. Freddy Jackson's squadron served onboard the H.M.S. Daedalus. Freddy Jackson was killed in 1919 when an airplane propeller hit him. Two days later when the squadron assembled for a group photo, Freddy Jackson faithfully showed up, grinning behind the ear of a fellow comrade. Guess nobody bothered to tell Freddy Jackson that he was dead. His face was widely recognized in this photo by members of the squadron.

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Submitted ghost photo from John Clemens.

Submitted ghost photo from John Clemens, I was recently on a mission trip to south-eastern Iowa. The house in which I was staying noises were frequently heard. We continually heard laughter coming from the guest bedroom which was not being used. Footsteps were also heard, although less frequently than the laughter. The feet outside our door were usually heard shortly after the laughter. It would occur from 2am to about 5am. It happened most of the nights we stayed in the house. The woman that owned the house told us that the house was the site of a lynching.

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