Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Dr. Who, Ghosts, and Sub Rosa…
The new smash hit sequel to Salem Secret Underground, the book everyone digs, is coming to Remember Salem. Sub Rosa will be on the shelves of this magical themed store that showcases the products from Harry Potter, Dr. Who, and Game of Thrones in Salem MA. Many people come from all over the world to find the magic they expected to find in Disneyland, but were left disappointed. After much hunting through the various witch shops in Salem, hopefully your feet will magically lead you here. The store is probably the only place in Salem that ties you directly into that feeling you’re looking for. Because once you enter this attraction you walk right into a fairy tale. Death Eater hoods, a life size Dobby, a Goblet of Fire, Nimbus 2000, and many other Harry Potter props decorate the walls, which are all for sale! If you are real lucky you might be able to peek your head in and see the Great Hall in the backroom…
Then next door is Wynott Wands. This is real magic. The shop is what Olivander’s was trying to capture. This is the real deal. In here you will find what Disney could never capture.
Wands are hand turned in the basement and some even have magical cores. A true Victorian wand emporium. And your benefactor is Mr. Wynott, who is from an ancient Salem family.
Nearby in Salem, on an ancient land came the magic powder to make the most famous wands of all, the original #2 pencils! Joseph Dixon would get his black lead (graphite) from land on the ancient Wyman Mills property to make his famous pencils J.K. Rowling used while writing her Harry Potter series. Also the famous London banker George Peabody before moving across the pond would sell these magic wands for him. These wands were brandished to create Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and many other tales…
Wynott’s Mill where magic graphite powder was obtained for Dixon’s #2 Pencils.
Plus both properties are haunted. The basement of the Wynott Wands holds two trapped souls. The store owner tells tales about the two ghost. Siblings, siblings who died in a fire that ravaged parts of Essex and Liberty Streets. A Sister and her large autistic brother. The sister has been the cause of a few women’s mental breakdowns and the brother has flipped a desk and thrown ceiling tiles to the floor. Then next door a kindly old man can be seen from time to time with his ghost cat just putzing through. If you’re lucky you might catch Tim Maguire, the stores’ owner and guest on Ghost Hunters. Just ask him and he may bring you on a paranormal investigation of his properties…
Historic image of the building Wynott Wands is in.
Previous to the wand shop, the location serviced as the home of many businesses in Salem including a bakery and hair salon that would give corpses their last haircut before their internment. Also running in front of the shop is one of the many tunnel extensions leading from the coast that leaks the energy of a water undine that is fed off the ghosts under the wand shop. The ghosts provoke the needed emotions that the Undine feeds off of from the living.
Joseph White bought this house in 1811 which would be the house he was murdered in during the year 1830. This is the mansion from the game Clue.
Then across the street is the mansion that is the inspiration for the board design for the game Clue. In 1830 Captain Joseph White planned an elaborate scheme to exact revenge on his two business partners through his own death. He plotted for his nephew to implement the murder and to pin the crime on the old man’s business partner’s sons and heirs. After the success of this murder, the nephew teams up with one of the the most powerful senators, Daniel Webster, in the country to assassinate a president and get away with it!
The inspiration for the Miskatonic Institute.
To the left of Captain White’s mansion, a home he bought after being bribed by British agents to restore a new national bank, is the Essex Institute. H.P. lovecraft rewrote their history in many of his stories. He renamed the ancient museum the Miskatonic Institute.
To find out more about the murder that inspire the game Clue, the #2 pencil, H.P. Lovecraft in Salem, our nation’s banking history, and unaccounted Presidential Murders; read Sub Rosa which will have Advance Reader Copies on sale at Remember Salem next week! Also on sale there is Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City. Pick up a copy as well; you won’t regret it!