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 End of a Tale…

So will Joseph Knapp Jr. Hang as the New Year Tolls?

This is the exciting climax of Murder on the Common. History books say he did, but what really happened? How did this infamous 19th-century murder that kept the country riveted at the time really end? Did he die? For that matter our star, Henry Sinclair, nobody is sure of when his death happened as well…

If you didn’t get to read this exciting free serial of Murder on the Common, it will be in print on April 7th for the 290th anniversary of the Captain Joseph White murder which inspired Edgar Allan Poe to write the Tell-Tale Heart and the Parker Brothers to alter the game Cluedo. Did you know a relation of the Parker Brothers was the judge in the real case who died on the night of the first trial and the lead pipe in Clue was mentioned as the murder weapon in two blackmail letters written to the man who got away with murder? Buy your copy of Murder on the Common on April 7th, 2020.

Next week we will bring you a sample of the next tale from The Sinclair Narratives called Summer Cottage from Hell presented in the Winter edition of Arkham: Tales from the Flipside. A tale about the mysterious death of the man who rented President Taft a home in Beverly MA that became the summer White House for two years. A tale featuring Henry alongside Teddy Roosevelt, Nikola Tesla, Rough Rider Frank “Keno” Crowninshield, and Mark Twain going up against Lovecraftian monsters, Bohemian Grove, and the Illuminati.

This week’s installment of Murder on the Common!

illustration from Murder on the Common from The Sinclair Narratives