Jun 26, 2005

Bewitched in Salem [LINK]

The town of Salem, Massachusetts, site of the hysterical 1692 Salem Witch Trials in which 23 innocent people were killed, erected a statue of Elizabeth Montgomery, star of the television show "Bewitched."

Salem has long viewed its terrible heritage as an opportunity for commercial exploitation, as a stroll around its tourist-drenched downtown area makes obvious. In recent years Salem has also become an unlikely congregating point for actual witches, who view the 1692 trials as a form of persecution against their own kind.

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