Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Day of... Driving

Today was rather uneventful. We drove from Niagara Falls, NY to Boston, MA, which is about an eight hour drive. I read and slept while my mom fiddled with the fuzzy radio stations.

When we arrived in Boston, we headed straight for another one of my mom’s side trips: The Salem Witch Museum. Every trip we take needs to have an informative, important, or historical aspect to it. Thus, the museum.

The place does not allow photos inside the actual exhibit, but I took photos outside and around the museum. I actually learned a lot about the witch trials. I learned that no one was burned at the stake for practicing witchcraft; those were heretics. I learned that the girls involved in spreading the falsehoods and blame learned the stories of spirits and witchcraft from a Black Barbadian slave living with one of the girls. The girls then “transformed” and were thought to be possessed with the devil. They then blamed people around Salem, MA of being involved in witchcraft, resulting in the imprisonment and hanging of innocent people. I knew that part, but I did not know that a few the girls then admitted they were just messing around and asked for forgiveness.


The museum was informative. Time to get ready for BU and my flight back to California tomorrow!

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