Sunday, October 1, 2017

WICKED SALEM TOUR: Something wicked this way comes ...

NOTE: Author Sam Baltrusis travels to Salem to give the tour. We need more than 4 people for the Wicked Salem tour to run. You MUST reserve below. Weekend tours are running at 3 p.m.

With a nod to Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" and Salem's bevy of literary giants like Nathaniel Hawthorne, join "Ghosts of Salem: Haunts of the Witch City" author Sam Baltrusis on a literary-themed jaunt through historic Salem.

The 60-minute walking tour will start and end and Wicked Good Books located 215 Essex Street. Known for its annual Halloween “Haunted Happenings” gathering, it’s no surprise that the historic Massachusetts seaport’s blood-stained history has often been overshadowed by the witch trials of 1692 and is sensationalized in pop culture.

The tour aims to accurately give a voice to the victims—and the villains—associated with the horror known as the Salem witch trials. Will history repeat itself? Salem's witch hysteria past continues to be the ultimate cautionary tale.

The Wicked Salem Tour runs Saturdays and Sundays 3 p.m. through October.

Scored a Groupon? Spooktacular! Each tour has a limited number of slots so we strongly recommend scheduling your tour sooner rather than later. You can book your own tour using the 8-letter Groupon code on your voucher and entering it into the "promotional code" section upon checkout. Or, email us at so we can book your tour manually.
Check out "Ghosts of Salem" author Sam Baltrusis on Destination America's "Haunted Towns."

Sunday, September 24, 2017

"13 Most Haunted Hotels & Inns of New England" hits October 2017

"13 Most Haunted Hotels & Inns of New England" by author Sam Baltrusis. Paranormal researcher and Ghosts of Salem author Sam Baltrusis has traveled all over New England in search of the region’s thirteen most haunted hotels and inns. From the Witch City’s Hawthorne Hotel in Salem to the blood-stained Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Baltrusis breathe’s new life into the long departed.

"13 Most Haunted Hotels & Inns of New England" events 2017:
There are several "13 Most Haunted" book signings and events in the works scheduled for October 2017. Here are a few highlights:

* 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 3 at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St.

* 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 10 at the Morse Institute Library Natick, 14 E. Central St.

* 7-8 p.m. Thursday, October 19 at the Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St.
* 5-8 p.m. Sunday, October 29 at the CinemaSalem, 1 E. India Square Mall in Salem, MA

Friday, September 15, 2017

SUNDAY OCT. 29: Ghosts of Salem event with Sam & Lucky

Psychic-Medium Lucky Belcamino and “Ghosts of Salem” author Sam Baltrusis team up for “an evening of ghost lore and spooky experiences from the Witch City” at CinemaSalem. Event also includes meet and greet with Sam and Lucky, and talks on Sam’s books and Lucky’s connections to the Salem Witch Trials.

Click HERE for 2-for-1 tickets to the Sunday, Oct. 29 (5 to 8 p.m.) at Cinema Salem recently featured on Destination America's "Haunted Towns" with Sam Baltrusis:

Monday, May 30, 2016

"Paranormal Provincetown" by author Sam Baltrusis

Known as the spot where the Pilgrims first set foot on Cape Cod in 1620, it's no surprise that Provincetown, Massachusetts, is a hotspot for tourists as well as hauntings―including over twenty historic, crime, nightlife, overnight, secret, and Truro haunts. Take a stroll along Commercial Street where the historic Lancy mansion is allegedly haunted by an old woman who died in the late 1800s, but due to the frozen ground, she couldn't be buried, so her son kept her propped up at an open window all winter long. Learn about the historic "Black Flash" of Provincetown―a grim reaper-type beast that would snatch children away in the 1930s. From the historic maritime-themed buildings lining Commercial Street to the shores of the Provincetown Harbor, it is clear that there is hardly a corner of the tip of Cape Cod where the paranormal cannot be experienced.

 Click HERE to pre-order the book. Here's the book trailer:

Friday, October 24, 2014

Author Sam Baltrusis unleashes Haunted Boston Harbor

Join "Ghosts of Salem: Haunts of the Witch City" author Sam Baltrusis at his last signing of the season at the Boston Book Festival. He will be lurking 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at the History Press booth. He's dying to see you.

Next stop? Author Sam Baltrusis announced plans to pen his fourth book, "Haunted Boston Harbor: Ghosts & Legends of the Hub's Waterfront."

While hashing out the new book, he unveiled his third ghost tour cruising around Boston Harbor one last time, Thursday, Oct. 30.

Explore the ghostly secrets of Boston Harbor on a Halloween-themed, narrated boat experience leaving Rowes Wharf based on the research from "Ghosts of Salem: Haunts of the Witch City" author Sam Baltrusis.

There are ghosts lurking in the waters near the Boston's historic seaport and inhabiting the handful of secluded islands scattered throughout the Harbor. Over the past four centuries, the spooky islands dotting Boston Harbor have had booty-seeking pirates, prisoners confined, and thousands felled by war and disease. Yes, the aftermath may have left the surrounding Boston Harbor waters brimming with restless spirits.

Travel back through history to learn about the Harbor's ghastly tales of murder and uncover the truth behind some the island's more infamous ghosts including Georges Island's Lady in Black.The two-hour boat tours leave one last time, Thursday, Oct. 30, promptly at 7 p.m. and reservations are required. Cash bar and ghostly theatrics. Geared for adults.

Special thanks to Mass Bay Lines for hosting our Haunted Boston Harbor cruise.The team from Paranormal Xpeditions will produce a Steampunk-inspired Pretty Paranormal fashion show to top off the spooktacular evening. On, Thursday, Oct. 30, Rainbow Frite, a trailblazer in the subversive drag-turned-dark world, will be the ship's ghostly greeter and will put a spell on you with a macabre performance on the second deck. Join us  ... if you dare.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

'Ghosts of Salem' author heads to Wicked Good Books on Oct. 7

Heading to Salem for Haunted Happenings? Wicked Good Books, located at 215 Essex Street, is hosting "Ghosts of Salem: Haunts of the Witch City" author Sam Baltrusis on Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 7-9 p.m.
Books are literally flying off the shelves of this new kid on the block. Salem-based lawyer Denise Kent opened Wicked Good Books in the spot formerly occupied by Derby Square Bookstore's mile-high stacks. When she started renovations last June, the skeptic was approached by locals asking: Is this the haunted bookstore? Kent reached out to New England Ghost Project investigator Ron Kolek who searched for paranormal activity in the mysterious tunnels beneath the shop uncovered during renovations.

Kent says the Ghost Project team did pick up on a benign presence: "We did have the crew of Ghost Chronicles Radio come in, including two psychics and an investigator," Kent says. "One of the psychics, Maureen Wood, did pick up on a presence, a benign one."

It's possible that the original bookstore owner may have made postmortem return. "I wonder if it’s the original bookstore owner? The Munroe family owned the bookstore for 39 years before we bought it," says Kent, adding that she placed the children's section in the same spot as the original owner.  

"One of our employees did indeed get 'creeped out' while working a recent Sunday night, and considered bringing her dog with her for her next shift," Kent continues.

Yep, the bookstore may have a few ghostly skeletons from Salem's wicked past lingering in the tunnel beneath the Essex Street haunt. 

Learn about Salem's haunted history from the "Ghosts of Boston: Haunts of the Hub" author on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. ... if you dare.