The Burying Point (Salem, MA)

This is a topic you don’t come across every day. Enlightening!

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Nestled behind the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, is the final resting place for some of the key players of a dark chapter in Salem, and America’s, history.  The oldest cemetery in Salem, MA, The Burying Point Cemetery is the home to at least one accused witch, Mary Corey, and a key sinister player in the Salem Witch Trials.

DSC_0193DSC_0198 DSC_0190  DSC_0187DSC_0186Tour groups and visitors from all over the country walk over sacred graves. While some may find it disrespectful, it is so common place most people don’t bat an eyelash.  Most people, except the seemingly still drunk (or under some other chemically induced stupor) college students who feared they were being stalked by a squirrel (that is sadly true), are respectful.  Some people leave coins, flowers or other offerings at the graves.



The cemetery is well kept and the vast majority of the visitors are respectful of the tenants…

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About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp’s introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself! On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic accident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company. All seven of his novels are now published by Creativia with the seventh—The Widow’s Son, completing a three book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? and Once I Was A Soldier. Under the Creativia publishing banner, The Desolate Garden went on to become a bestselling novel in World and Russian Literature in 2017. The following year, in May 2018, his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? was a number one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, UK, Canada, and Australia.  Although it's true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he writes, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled The Story That Had No Beginning. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising that first novel of his. He continues to write novels, poetry and the occasional quote; this one is taken from the beginning of Once I Was A Soldier There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality.
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2 Responses to The Burying Point (Salem, MA)

  1. Daniel Kemp says:

    It is. I was fascinated.

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