Witch City Quick Secret Tour

Chris Dowgin of the Salem Smugglers’ Tour brings you around the Salem Common on a quick secret tour of the Witch City. Learn how 3 miles of tunnels were built to circumvent paying taxes which made America’s first millionaires and what they got up to with all of the money.

Learn about the Stoned Elephant!

Firstly, he will inform you about how the elephant got stoned and how she found rehab within one of America’s most famous circuses. Did you know Nathaniel Hawthorne’s father was on that ship?

Find out the Truth Behind the Murder that Clue is Based on!

He will take you to the locations involved in the most infamous murder of the nineteenth century Moreover, he will tell you how it affected the highest levels of our government and changed the path of our nation forever. Consequently, it was also the murder that inspired Edgar Allan Poe to write the Tell-Tale Heart.

See the House that was in Lovecraft’s Thing on the Doorstep on this Witch City Quick Secret Tour

Further, you will learn how this house also affected the US Constitution and the murder of a Congressman.  Little did Lovecraft know that reality is weirder than fiction sometimes.

So Much Packed into the Witch City Quick Secret Tour

In short, you will learn about those people who:

  • manipulated our national banks
  • those who created financial panics and depressions like clockwork
  • how the tunnels were built and why
  • who was the architect of the tunnels and where else he built them
  • and became America’s first millionaire.

In conclusion, you will realize after watching this quick tour of the Witch City that Salem is definitely more than Witches!

Visit Salem Smugglers’ Tour to book your tour for October, if the virus does not scare you away from this Halloween’s celebration! Also, read Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City and Sub Rosa to be better prepared and enjoy your stay with us that much more!

 

The History of Salem’s Tunnels

Check out this documentary about the history Salem’s tunnels and learn the truth about them! Firstly learn who built them and why? Secondly, we will teach you where else they were built by their architect. Moreover, you will learn how they created the rise of the 1% by circumventing duties and manipulated our nation to do so.

Learn How People from Salem were Behind the First Secession Plot

Secretary of State for George Washington and John Adams was more than the drafter of the Alien & Sedition Acts,  he was also the founder of the Essex Junto. The Essex Junto manipulated New England to stay out of the War of 1812 and aid the enemy during war. Find out wy the Hartford Convention failed and how it brought ruin to the Essex Junto and the Federalist Party.

History of Salem’s Tunnels and the Underground Railroad

People created the tunnels for smuggling goods. Nevertheless, we did move many to freedom through them. The economy to build the scale of tunnels under Salem came from the smuggling of spices and opium. Nevertheless, we did have some great heroes like Frederick Douglass and Charles Lennox Remond help runaway slaves find freedom through our tunnels. Watch the documentary to find out about the opium dealer who detoured the runaways into his sweatshops in Lowell MA and how he shaped the creation of our national banks.

Banking in Salem Matters

Find out about the man who killed the ship captain who brought the Stoned Elephant to America in hopes of creating the Federal Reserve in the nineteenth century. Likewise, he also killed his uncle. It was all to get Revenge on the victim’s business partners. See how this inspired the game Clue. Above all, he had William Harrison elected. Then he murdered him with the help of Henry Clay and Daniel Webster for his refusal of making a new national bank. Furthermore, this will lead to the murder of two more presidents by typhoid poisoning. Unfortunately, they were not able to make the Federal Reserve then, but that was left to another Salem local named George Peabody (who founded JP Morgan Bank) along with Lionel Rothschild.

Plus we will show you the houses that were built by the Baring Brothers bank.  Through the influence of an opium dealer, the bank bribed many who would control the Second National Bank and gave 70% of the sale of the Congress’ loans to England. Subsequently, it was a marriage of one of the opium dealer’s kin to the House of Morgan that linked the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve into the same private company.

The Many Inventions of Salem MA

Learn about the first house lit by electricity, the finding of the lightbulb in Salem, Victorian electric cars being built in town, the man who created a magnet that could lift a thousand pounds, Tesla’s visits, and the man who created the #2 pencil.

Watch the documentary by Chris Dowgin to find out more!

Afterward, read the books Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City and Sub Rosa to find out more!

A Little Light Flute with Chris Dowgin

Listen to Chris Dowgin play on a variety of flutes from around the world. Chris mixes Zen Japanese flute with Native American stylings to bring you into a mindful meditative state. Just his attempt at doing his share to help you find your bliss. So sit back enjoy some flute with Chris Dowgin.

Transcendent Music, Trains, and Ships

Listen to this transcendent music piece. Old tall ships rock on the ocean. Steam trains speed by through picturesque landscapes. Throughout Chris Dowgin plays some Japanese Zen flute mixed with Native American styling. Guaranteed to bring you into a mindful meditative state.

Flute Club- USS Constellation Baltimore

This week Flute Club travels to the Inner Harbor of Baltimore to the USS Constellation. Chris Dowgin plays for the passersby and the dancing security guards of the camera. Where will find Flute Club next around the country? Have a lookout for him and say hi. Maybe you can be in one of his videos?

The Murder that Influenced the Game Clue

In Christopher Jon Luke Dowgin’s latest book Murder on the Common, we follow everyone’s favorite immortal, Henry Sinclair, as he tries to solve the murder of Joseph White.  This murder influenced the game Clue. In the video, Chris explains the true story of the most infamous murder of the nineteenth century.  Consequently, a murder that reached the highest ranks within our national politics.  One that involved a Supreme Court Justice, the most powerful Senator at the time, and the man who controlled our national bank. Likewise, it inspired many creative endeavors.

The Murder that Influenced The Tell Tale-Heart

The story of a man driven mad by a dead eye was influenced by the ship captain Joseph White’s murder, Salem’s first privateer. Edgar Allan Poe was familiar, along with the rest of the nation, of this murder in Salem. It created the fodder for one of his most famous works. It inspired others as well. For instance, the Parker Brothers would be inspired to change the game Cluedo. They modeled Clue after this murder. Why? You just have to watch the video to find out.

The Locations behind the Murder that Influenced the Game Clue

Follow Chris as he tours Salem and brings you to the locations involved in the murder and the game Clue. Just hit play and enjoy!

Read the first novel within The Sinclair Narratives (from Arkham: Tales from the Flipside) called Murder on the Common Today! Learn more about the real murder that influenced the game Clue! Fall in love with the quirky immortal and read further adventures of Henry Sinclair within the pages of Arkham: Tales from the Flipside!