First there was the Mod Squad, then the Police Squad, and now there is the Spirit Squad which helps “rouse the dead and give a voice to the long departed.” This according to Sam Baltrusis, author of a trilogy of ghost books taking us from Boston to Cambridge, and now on to Salem the ” Witch City.”
Baltrusis explores the cursed history underlying Salem’s supernatural beings in his third book on Massachusetts haunts. Neighborhood View traveled to Salem to bear witness to the launch of Baltrusis’ latest book, Ghosts of Salem. The event was held in the Great Hall at the historic and beautiful Old Town Hall, Salem Mass. The building is the earliest surviving municipal structure in Salem, dating from 1816.
Different kinds of haunts are investigated in the book from haunted burial grounds, visiting several cemeteries, to restless spirits of victims of heinous crimes. What is it that attracts so many to Salem every October? They come to be scared, to be fashionable, out of curiosity or just for fun. Some fear ghosts, some dismiss them as nonexistent, and some say they are the work of evil. Others investigate these supernatural beings, looking for knowledge or information based on occurrences then let you make your own decision. –Marcia Manong & Karen Lynch
Watch the short video below of the book launch:
To see the complete video check MATV Program schedule and look for Ghosts of Salem Book Launch