A house older than the US itself is up for sale in Massachusettes, and it has strong links to the Salem witch trials of the 17th century.
Certain aspects of humankind look pretty bleak right now, but we are not here to dwell on that. No matter how bad some things currently are, it always helps to look back across human history and see how far we've come. There are still people alive today who lived through a world war. Plus, as a global society, we are a lot more accepting of people different to us than we ever have been before, even though it may not feel like it sometimes.
After all, it was only 400 years ago that people were accusing one another of being witches. Even worse, if you were found guilty of being a witch, you were sentenced to death, more often than not a pretty gruesome death at that. John Proctor was hanged for witchcraft during the infamous Salem witch trials. If that slice of history fascinates you, well we may have some good news.
As reported by Pedestrian, the house in which Proctor might have lived in Peabody, Massachusettes, is up for sale. What's more, judging by the photos, some of which you can check out below, the house looks to have been kept in the exact same state as it was back in the 17th century. We're also going to go out on a limb and assume that the property is haunted if you believe in that kind of thing.
Even though Proctor once living in the house is disputed, what's for certain is the property's age and its link to the Proctor family. While the plaque on the door reads that the 'witch' once lived there, other historians believe the house was actually built by his son after Proctor's death. Either way, it is a genuine piece of history that is older than the United States itself.
If you are a witch buff and all of the above simply fascinates you, then maybe this is the property for you. If it is, then it'll set you back $600,000. Not bad for a six bedroom house that has its very own swimming pool. Unfortunately, you'd probably have to act pretty fast if you want it before October 31st. Just imagine being able to host a Halloween party in a house that a man accused of practicing witchcraft once called home.