Howard Street Cemetery

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Giles Corey, one of the accused witches of the Salem trials, was pressed to death nearby (slowly crushed by heavy stones). His ghost is reported at this cemetery and he was said to have cursed the local sheriff department; those in position as sheriff have suffered heart attacks, felt the sensation of being “pressed”, and have sometimes had the feeling of being stalked.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Howard St
Salem, MA 01970
United States

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42.52429325666331, -70.89249980443128
Essex County, Massachusetts
Nearest Towns:
Salem, MA (0.4 mi.)
Peabody, MA (1.9 mi.)
Marblehead, MA (2.4 mi.)
Beverly, MA (2.4 mi.)
Beverly Cove, MA (2.8 mi.)
South Peabody, MA (3.1 mi.)
Swampscott, MA (3.9 mi.)
Danvers, MA (4.0 mi.)
Lynn, MA (4.9 mi.)
Wenham, MA (5.5 mi.)


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    • I went at night, and captured this mist like figure with my iPhone camera. I couldn’t see it with the naked eye. My sister captured the bright moving light as well.

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