Every year, Salem hosts "Haunted Happenings," a series of events that showcase the town's supernatural side; best experienced on a Salem walking tour. Local shops show off their scariest wares. There's street fairs and open-air markets all month long.
The witch trials of Salem, MA began in February of 1692. It all began with two young girls. Abigail Williams and Betty Parris suffered from fits of screaming and convulsions, and the pious townsfolk immediately suspected the devil was involved. Under pressure from authorities, the girls blamed three local women for putting them under a spell.