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Located on Route 1A, two-tenths of a mile east of its intersection
with Route 110.
is buried Major Robert Pike (Plate 36) who lived in Salisbury and was
an assistant of the colony. Pike recorded much of the testimony given
against Susannah Martin after her arrest in May 1692. In August, however,
he wrote a forceful letter to Jonathan Corwin in which he attacked spectral
evidence. As long as spectral evidence was admissible in court, he wrote,
"the Devil is accuser and witness." Pike signed an affidavit
in defense of Mary Bradbury of Salisbury who was convicted of witchcraft
on September 9 but escaped hanging. He died in 1706 at the age of ninety.
Our tour of the 1692 Salem Witchcraft Hysteria
sites is quoted from the book, A Guide to the Salem Witchcraft
Hysteria of 1692, by David C. Brown (the text and images may not be
reproduced without the author's permission). The book is currently
out of print.
may click on the town and city names on the map below or on the left to view pictures
(where available) and read about the sites in these locations.
Enter your photo for a chance to win the 2013 Salem Witch Trials Calendar.
Send us your picture taken in front of our sign for our website upgrade, and you could win a calendar. Three people will win the prize, but we'd like to use all good photos. There's plenty of time left in 2013 to learn the details of this still-fascinating time in our history.
Send .jpg image files to StacyT@salemwitchmuseum.com Good luck!
Among the more common questions we're asked is, "What is spectral evidence and what role did it play in the Salem Witch Trials?"