Salem Witch Trials Execution Site Found, And It’s Behind A Walgreens

A team of scholars in Salem, Massachusetts, has uncovered the scene of one of the darkest chapters in the history of New England: The site where 19 innocent people, mostly women, were executed after being accused of witchcraft in 1692.

Today, the site is located behind a Walgreens in what local NPR station WGBH called “an abandoned jungle of barren woods and trash” where homeless people often camp.

Since the hangings were witnessed by people all over Salem, many assumed they took place at the top of Gallows Hill, which is located just up the road. But a team of researchers found that some of those witnesses couldn’t have seen the hill from where they were.

Source: Salem Witch Trials Execution Site Found, And It’s Behind A Walgreens

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