Want to know a secret about the esoteric past of Danvers, MA? No, I'm not talking about the lunatic asylum in Session 9. It turns out that Danvers, MA actually used to known as the Salem Village Parsonage, and was the home and village of many of the famous witches and witchcraft accusers of the famous Salem Witch Trials.
The house at 67 Centre Street in Danvers was where, in 1692, Elizabeth Parris and Abigail Williams began their hysterical and bloodthirsty pogram against people practicing the Old Religion of Prydain.
Sarah Good, an innocent witch guilty only of herbalism, tradition, and honoring her ancestors, lived at 273 Maple Street in Danvers, before she was kidnapped, condemned by hysterical and intolerant Christian authorities, and murdered at the gallows.
A heroic woman named Rebecca Nurse came to the defense of the witches, fighting the ludicrous charges against them. The situation had gotten so bad in Salem that whenever anything went wrong, such as a poor harvest or a miscarriage, the witches were blamed, because they were different, and because they honored their own Celtic ancestors rather than worshipping the Semitic god of the Bible. Rebecca Nurse was murdered alongside those she tried to save.
25 men, women, and children were murdered in the Salem Witch Trials that took place in the Old Salem Village Meeting House in Danvers, MA. To this day, Danvers bears a memorial to their memory.