I live in the "Witch City" Salem, Massachusetts.
I have been doing professional paranormal investigations
since becoming a licensed ghost hunter, while
living in New Orleans, back in 1999.
Now that I'm in Salem, I do a lot of my own
personal night ghost hunts up at Gallow's Hill.
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.
The original witches hanging tree does not exist
anymore, and the deep crevasse where they tossed
the dead bodies of the poor wretches has closed
in upon itself.
Apparently the Witch Hysteria was just a way
to get even and settle old grudges with your enemies,
get rid of competitors, take over someone's property
and destroy political opponents.They even hung
two dogs for giving people the "evil eye",
crushed one old man to death under heavy stones,
over a period of several days, and hung the other
unfortunates from a tree, on the highest spot
overlooking old Salem Towne.
Several years ago, under a full moon, I was able
to capture this picture of a ghost walking by
me, very closely. I did not see this with my eyes,
only the camera picked it up. You can see the
torso, legs and head and one arm starting to take
Ectoplasm at Gallows Hill Park
According to many professional ghost hunters
when a person dies a violent sudden death, they
tend to stay "earthbound" for a very
long time, sometimes centuries. I am going back
tonight....wish me luck!
Why do ghosts linger? Why don’t they move
on? Are all ghosts only here if they are hostile?
Or are they here to protect loved ones? Do suicide
and murder victims tend to stay “earthbound”
more often than other spirits? What causes poltergeist
activity? These are the questions we try to answer
during our investigations. On our nightly ghost
tours in Salem, Massachusetts, we’ll answer
those questions, as well as explain paranormal
theories regarding ghosts. You might even photograph
spirits at various locations during this tour.
(We have actually had tour guests experience ghosts
touching them, pulling their hair, or sending
them screaming into the night!) We also have a
“Guest Ghost Gallery” of ghost photos
taken by our guests during these tours. These
are also posted on Official
Web Site www.spellboundtours.com.
If you feel you have an unwelcome “guest”
living in your home or place of business, call
us at (978) 745 – 0138 and we’ll listen
to your story, conduct an in-depth telephone interview
and see if it warrants a follow-up investigation.
No quack calls please! We take this very seriously,
conduct our research scientifically and don’t
like to have our valuable time wasted! Our clients
are assured complete privacy and actual locations
will be kept secret at the request of our clients.
Owned and operated by Mollie Stewart, who created
Absolutely Fabulous! Tours in New Orleans. She
has conducted Voodoo, Cemetery, Ghost & Vampire
tours in New Orleans for over four years. Now
she is offering the most unique tours in Salem!
Our New Orleans tours have been featured in national
publications including Arthur Frommer’s
Travel Guide. Our tours are rated “Five
Mollie Stewart, the "ghost lady of Salem",
or her tours or her museum, have been featured
on "Good Morning America", The Travel
Channel, Showtime's "XY TV-New England",
London's "Dead Famous" tv show, Australian
Entertainment TV, The Boston Globe, The Boston
Herald, , Where Magazine-Boston and dozens of
other publications as well as paranormal talk
radio shows across America.
Come join your knowledgeable tour guides, for
a great afternoon or night tour. Experience Salem’s
history as if it was happening to you! Folk history
and fact, woven together with great storytelling,
makes for an unforgettable adventure...
"Where Salem's history meets her spirit!"
Mollie Stewart is a certified parapsychologist,
a licensed ghost hunter with the International
Ghost Hunters Society and has written the chilling
book "Ghosts Among Us" about her personal
ghost investigations in New Orleans, Salem and
Alcatraz Island. You can now order this book on-line!
You can also order Mollie Stewarts' Video/DVD
"Ghosts of Salem" on-line. This fascinating
video features footage from Spellbound tours ghost
tour, ghost hunting equipment, Gallows Hill and
See rare, authentic and fascinating
supernatural curious and oddities
from around the world! We're Salem's
most unusual and mysterious museum...catering
to "savvy" travelers!
190 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970
Hours: October 1 through 31, Opens
Salem's only museum featuring authentic
supernatural curios and oddities from
around the world! See a rare Vampire
Killing Kit, America's only "Ghost
Gallery", Voodoo artifacts from
Africa and New Orleans, the bizarre
"Feejee Mermaid", chilling
medical oddities, Voodoo and Day of
the Dead altars. You can also purchase
the book "Ghosts Among Us"
by Mollie Stewart, at our museum.
and much more. Don't miss Salem's
most unusual and mysterious museum!
licensed ghost hunter and supernatural
expert, Mollie Stewart, or her professionally
trained ghost hunting investigators,
for a nightly tour in search of the
ghosts in Salem!
offer Salem’s ONLY authentic
supernatural and paranormal tours.
Our tour guides are also members of
“Paranormal Investigators of
New England”, a private company
that researches and documents haunted
our “Vampire & Ghost Hunt
Tour” in Salem we visit documented
haunted locations that we have personally
investigated, successfully capturing
ghost images on film. We visit a haunted
graveyard, an old, extremely haunted
jail and the jail keeper’s house.
We will take you to the site of the
original “witch dungeon”
from 1692, where those accused of
witchcraft were incarcerated. We’ll
also go by the house where the mysterious
“woman in black” has made
appearances for decades. And if time
allows, we’ll stop by a notorious
murder site from the 1830’s.
We cannot enter these buildings as
most of them are closed at night or
privately owned. You will however
have plenty of ghost photo opportunities
at each location.
encourage our tour guests to bring
cameras (loaded with 400-speed film)
to take your own ghost photos during
this tour. We have posted some of
our guest ghost photos on our web
site. Many people have had strange
and terrifying encounters with ghosts
on this tour, including fainting,
crying, throwing cameras at ghosts,
or even screaming and running off
into the night! The only guarantee
we can give you is that all of the
places we visit on this tour are still
haunted and they continue to have
a lot of paranormal activity!!!
Part of this tour includes the origin
of vampire folklore and legends, the
historical character known as Dracula,
the superstitions about vampires in
early New England settlements and
burial practices to prevent vampirism
in New England. We’ll tell you
about the real “Dracula”.
We’ll also tell you about documented
early New England vampire cases. Are
there really modern vampires? What
is a true vampire today? Who are these
“creatures of the night”?
What about “vampire crimes”?
You’ll find out on our nightly
“Vampire & Ghost Hunt Tour”!!!
join us... If you dare... on a real
hunt for the ghosts of Salem!!!
Warning: People have fainted on this
tour! (and we don't mean from boredom!)
Beware of cheesy imitation tours and
Monday – Sunday
(April 15th through October 31st only)
Tours meet at 5:30 PM in November
2 New Liberty Street
(across from public parking garage
located on New Liberty Street)
Pre-paid tickets not required until
can purchase tickets at the Spellbound
190 Essex Street or the Ghostly Parlour,
131 Essex Street
Adults, $10 Students/Seniors
$7.00 Children 12 yrs and under
Tickets Online - Click Here
745 – 0138 (in Salem, Massachusetts)
For more information please contact
We invite you to visit our spirit-filled
Victorian parlour. Watch in amazement, as we
lift the veil between the physical and spirit
worlds! Listen as world-renowned Ghost Hunter,
Mollie Stewart, enthralls you with a ghost story,
full of horror and mystification. Journey back
in time, to a night that plunges two friends
into a terrifying world of the sinister and
supernatural. It will give you the shivers and
shakes! You will wonder if you really are alone
in the dark...See ghosts materialize before
your very eyes! It's spine-chilling, hair-raising,
flesh-crawling, unearthly fun!!!
This 25 minute show runs every
hour on the hour beginning at noon daily. Additional
show times are added in October. Please be in
front of Spellbound's Ghostly Parlour about
15 minutes prior to the beginning of the show.
Purchase tickets to our 8PM nightly "Vampire
& Ghost Hunt Tour' at:
Spellbound's Ghostly Parlour
31 Essex Street
or at the Spellbound Museum
190 Essex Street
(978) 745 - 0138
Admission Price: Adults $10.00
Children under 13 years $5.00
***Purchase Combination Discount Tickets for
a two-way or three-way pass at either location***
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