A drive along this sparsely populated area shows you several empty or deserted houses. One had damage from a terrible fire, which was sad because it looked to be a century home.This one to the right was just empty and over grown with weeds. Certain parts of the road was also unsettling my ghost hunters senses. I definitely want to return to the area soon with a digital recorder and a ghost box, if I can find an area with no ZOMBIES.
Another tale talks of a young couple who found a great place to park for a while, somewhere along this road. The boyfriend needed to use the restroom so he left his lovely girlfriend waiting in the car. She waited. And waited. And waited. A slight rubbing sound kept coming from the roof after a while and she thought a squirrel or some other animal might be on the roof. She finally got out of the car to see where her boyfriend went. To her horror he was hanging by his feet from a rope tied to an over hanging branch. His dangling hand with his class ring kept sliding across the top of the car. His throat had been slit!
This one sounds like an urban legend, but it is still pretty scary! If you have any stories about this haunting road in the Salem area, please share them! We are working on a tour of Salem using the Historical Society's Trolley, so any stories you know would be great! Email me! firstname.lastname@example.org