6 Haunted Hotels for Your Halloween Travels

1. Jekyll Island Club Hotel

2. Stanley Hotel

3. Brown Palace Hotel

4. Carolina Inn

5. Pfister Hotel

6. Hawthorne Hotel


The Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Stanley Hotel and Hawthorne Hotel each have special packages/events for Halloween. Perhaps there’s still time for you to book a stay in one and let us know of your experiences.

Real Life Spooky Places to Visit

The following link takes us to such a great write up of real-life creepy places to pay a visit to during the Halloween season, I had to pass it along! I am taking the next excerpt straight from the Tripwolf blog’s e-mail notification itself, as an introduction to their post:

Like Halloween, but don’t like all this fake blood and guts stuff? Experience real ghost stories, stories so potent they were immortalized in popular literature. Discover the truth underlying the writings of Washington Irving, Arthur Miller and Edgar Allen Poe.

Plan a different sort of Halloween, one filled with real-life gruesome tales ~ Visit the grave of the headless horseman, or stand under the tree where 19 witches were sentenced to hang in Salem, Mass.


In The Name of God I Condemn Thee To Death: The Salem Witch Trials


“You’re a liar! I’m no more a witch than you are a wizard! If you take my life away, God will give you blood to drink!” ~Sarah Good, shortly before she was executed for witchcraft, July 19, 1692.

There are those who speak with the Lord’s name on their tongue and have nothing but evil intent. They may even fool themselves into believing that they are doing God’s work, and committing the most heinous of deeds can be justified if it is done in the name of a deity. More often than not, the deeds are born out of a selfish need for power or property, with the conviction that God wants them to have these things at any cost. Such is the case of 20 murders that took place over three hundred years ago in the name of preserving the righteous. In actuality, it was the end result of family rivalries and town politics that spiraled from rumors and gossip to hunting down innocent citizens so they could be tried for the crime of witchcraft. These events live forever in history as the Salem Witch Trials.

Danvers Massachusetts is the present day location of what was Salem Village 300 years ago. Continue reading

Haunted Lodgings: Hawthorne Hotel

Hawthorne Hotel

The Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA.

If you’re familiar with the dark history of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, then you’re sure to know Salem, Massachusetts. Twenty people were accused of witchcraft and hung by “The Witch Hanging Judge”, Judge John Hathorne. This story isn’t about the Judge. It is about one of his descendants, classical writer Nathaniel Hawthorne who was inspiration for this modern hotel– the Hawthorne Hotel. It’s also a story about how a city embraced its dark past and looked toward the future.
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Cemetery Series: Burying Point


Burying Point SignNestled snugly in Essex county in Massachusetts is where you’ll find our next cemetery of note. This little town was first settled by Roger Conant in 1626. The town used to serve as one of the largest shipping ports in “the New World”, but it is more notably remembered for something darker that happened in 1692. Our next stop is a little cemetery called “Burying Point” in Salem, Massachusetts, home of the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Continue reading