You can buy the home of John Proctor, victim of Salem witch trials
You may remember Proctor's name from 'The Crucible'
It's not every day that a nearly 400-year-old home that once belonged to the first man who was accused of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials goes up for sale, and if you've got a cool $600,000 chilling in the bank, this potentially haunted house could be yours.
Originally built in 1638 in Peabody, Massachusetts, the farm house once belonged to John Proctor, who was falsely accused of witchcraft and was eventually executed in 1692.
Despite the bleak background of this historical house, the 4,000-square-foot home has six bedrooms, two bathrooms and an in-ground pool.
"A grand example of Colonial and American History, the John Proctor House," the listing reads. "This first period, registered historic home features period detail with the functionality of today's needs. Large eat-in kitchen with plenty of workspace. The dining room can accommodate your largest holiday gathering. All the bedrooms offer storage and ample space to relax. Enjoy the summers around your oversized in-ground pool."
The outside of the house does look slightly ominous, but the photos on the inside make this home look a little bit more friendly.
“It hasn’t had that many owners,” curator Kelly Daniell, of the Peabody Historical Society, told Boston.com. “Historically, that’s unusual. Property changes hands frequently, especially ones right on Lowell Street.”
Uhh, maybe that's because it could possibly be haunted by a man falsely accused of being a witch?
If you remember from your 10th grade English class, John Proctor was a character in Arthur Miller's 1953 play "The Crucible," which was loosely based off of the real-life people who were involved in the witch trials.
So, would you live in this historic house that is a part of American history? Let us know below.
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