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Salem's complicated journey from witch trials to witch tourism

Oct 27, 2022
In the 1690s, women were hanged in Salem, Massachusetts on suspicion of witchcraft. Now, it's a witchy Mecca for tourists.
Hundreds of thousands of people descend on Salem during the Halloween season.
Sarah Leeson

Witchcraft goes mainstream, and becomes big business

Feb 14, 2020
As spellwork, crystals, tarot and psychic readings rise in popularity, they have spawned a $2 billion industry in the U.S.
The occult — like fortune telling — has become mainstream culture in the U.S.
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