Sam Baltrusis will be discussing his 2019 release book, Wicked Salem: Exploring Lingering Lore & Legends.
About The Book: It’s no surprise that the historic Massachusetts seaport’s history is checkered with violence and heinous crimes. Originally called Naumkeag, Salem means ‘peace.” However, as its historical legacy dictates, the city was anything but peaceful during the late seventeenth century. Did the reputed Boston Strangler, Albert DeSalvo, strike in Salem? Evidence supports the possibility of a copy-cat murder. From the recently pinpointed gallows where innocents were hanged for witchcraft to the murder house on Essex Street where Capt. Joseph White was bludgeoned to death and then stabbed thirteen times in the heart, Sam Baltrusis explores the ghost lore and the people behind the tragic events that turned the ‘Witch City” into a hot spot that has become synonymous with witches, rakes, and rogues.
About the Author: Sam Baltrusis has penned eleven historical-based ghost books. He has been featured on several national TV shows, including Destination America’s Haunted Towns and the Travel Channel episode on Salem, and has served as Boston’s paranormal expert on the Biography Channel’s Haunted Encounters. Baltrusis moonlights as a tour guide and launched the successful ghost tours, Boston Haunts and the Wicked Salem Tour. This October he will be featured on ‘Most Terrifying Places’ that will air on the Travel Channel.
Following the presentation there will be time for Q&A along with a book selling and signing for those interested.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Kimball Library. To Register please click (HERE).