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Middle River, Maryland
August 4, 2009
September 25, 2004
The Witch Village is located near the Old Burying Point and creates a lot of hype. It looks more like a carnival fun house, but bills itself as a witch museum. The building has a lot of colorful murals of witches, and, of course, the kids were drawn to it.
The kids wanted to check it out, and, against better judgment, we went in. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 for kids. It is not self-guided, and you have to wait for a group to form to go in.
Our guide could not have been more bored. He gave us his memorized spiel in a monotone voice while holding a mug a coffee and taking lots of sips.
The museum looks like a bad prom set. It has a lot of cardboard, store mannequins dressed as witches, and just tacky displays. We were warned not to touch anything as it was all old and antique. The real reason was not to touch was the flimsy cardboard that could come tumbling down. The final display is a pumpkin head from K-Mart that was displayed in a very comical display. Our yard looks a lot scarier every Halloween. Even the kids were giggling at the cheesy displays.
After the rip-off of the witch museum, you are given the chance to pay an extra dollar and see a ghost movie. We were the only family in the group stupid enough to bite on the extra dollar plea; the rest of our group was smart and fled into the street.
For the movie, you are escorted to small room and told you will see a film about a ghost hunt in a small New Hampshire inn. We saw a lot of looking, and some interviews with the staff, who all had a story. Then, in the final shot, a light streaked across the wall. The museum employee claimed that was the ghost. What the rest of us saw was a car headlight moving across a wall from outside. We all shook are head and chalked this one up to being suckers. There is one born every minute!
From journal Salem - More than just witches.