Witch House

Writing In-Progress by 
Mitchell Ward

Exhumus: Dark history, True Crime

 A 17th Century family builds a house in Salem, Massachusetts where they dream of a new life in a new world, but their legacy will be forever tainted when they play a sinister role in the execution of alleged witches. 

Read Excerpts from Witch House

When I began diving head first into my family ancestry is was due to the discovery of my brother Spencer that we descended from a witch in Salem but also a noteworthy witch-killer. Years have passed and I've discovered more about our history and place in America than I ever knew was possible. I've traveled across New England as well as the states of Illinois and Kansas in search of the answer to one question; what remains of that family 300 years ago who, on the spark of Anglo-American history on this continent, committed the most unspeakable acts? 

In the Witch House series I'm attempting to bring those stories to life once again as a collection my family can hold onto for future generations and for the interest of morbidly curious readers who crane to know what really happened in Salem, Mass in 1692. 

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Charter Street Cemetery at Night (2), Salem, MA. Dec 27, 2021. Photographed by Mitchell Wa
Mitchell Ward in the foundation of the old Salem Village parsonage, 2022. Photo by Daniell
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