Monday, November 5, 2007

Episode 16


Welcome to the spooky 16th episode of 4 Feet Running! This week:

- Nik and Dan celebrate Halloween with a 2-mile run through Salem, Massachusetts, witch capital of the world

- They see a haunted ghost walk featuring mostly live people

- Nik reveals that she didn't like candy as a kid (no, REALLY)

- Dan's vampiric past gets dragged into the light

- They witness an actual recreation of a witch trial in an actual recreation of a witch dungeon

- Some ghostly spectre scares the whatsit out of Nik

- Dan gets a "psychic reading," and they talk about why psychics are all 100 percent full of crap

Interesting links:
Salem's official Website
Haunted Happenings in Salem

Who is The Amazing James Randi?

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Let's just get the "Bewitched" jokes out of the way early.

It's either a witch or a Puritan. The hats are really similar, frankly.

The Ghost Walk features hundreds of trick-or-treaters and some really amazing costumes (well, maybe not the lady in the blue shirt).

At the Salem Witch Dungeon, actresses depict a Salem witch trial.

Later, the actresses hanged each other. They're Method actresses.

This Native American band appears to have followed us from Faneuil Hall in Boston (see Ep. 11). Coincidence? Yeah, probably.

Nothing says "Halloween" like the Easter Bunny!

Salem's community of psychics get together for the Psychic Fair and Witchcraft Expo. Among the items for sale: "Dragon's blood," cauldrons, jewelry, crystal balls, an LP record of the Satanic Mass as performed by Anton LeVey, magic rocks, and other assorted crap that makes good paperweights.

We pause for a photo during our run through Salem.

Later at night, they were scared away from the Witch Museum's long line, so Nik and Dan got Ben & Jerry's. They had pumpkin cheesecake flavor ice cream, and it was delicious.


Susan said...

You two are so cute! :)

Pumpkin cheesecake ice cream - wow! I'd love it.

Nicole said...

Pumpkin cheesecake ice cream is the BEST!!!!! YUM!

42at42 said...

Hi guys,
I had an 8K race today and this girl who looked very similar to Nik, walked by me and smiled and said hi. I had the quick fleeting thought what is Nik doing here the week before her marathon, Niagara isn't on the way to Philly? This internet thing make you feel like everybody you talk to is close by. I did have to chase down this girl and check the name on her bib.
I guess it is like Steve Runner always says, that runners are generally nice people.

Maybe she thought I was cute. Don't tell my wife;)

As you your psychic being full of cr@p, it sounded like she was, but I have heard of some who have come up with some pretty obscure observations and not the general obvious ones.

Good luck in your race next week.

New England Bites said...

I went to Salem around the same time that you guys did. I brought my mother, who managed to get herself stuck in the secret stairwell at the House of Seven Gables. Also at the House of Seven Gables, I had to hop over a turnstyle and crawl through a tunnel. Long story, but yeah ... Gables. Watch yourselves.

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