SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Local News

October 17, 2011

Witches accused of zombie abuse

SALEM — It only sounds like a horror movie.

For the second time in three days, Salem was the setting of a confrontation between witches and zombies.

In both cases, the ghouls in question were representing two downtown Halloween attractions, the Nightmare Factory and the Witch Mansion. On Sunday, an employee of the Witch Mansion was accused of "bumping" people on the East India Square Mall, specifically people representing the Nightmare Factory and working to attract customers while made up as zombies.

On Friday, the two factions also engaged in a confrontation after Witch Mansion employees complained that Nightmare Factory representatives were out in the East India Square Mall shouting that "Witch Mansion sucks."

A Nightmare Factory employee told police at that time that they were merely shouting "White Sox," perhaps suggesting zombies from Chicago.

Police expressed some frustration with the situation and an off-the-record longing for November.

A Witch Mansion employee, Christopher Lonergan, told an officer that a colleague named Derek may have been responsible for the bumping. Police urged "that if he sees Derek to tell him to stop bumping into people on the mall," according to the log. "He stated he would."

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

AP Video
Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Raw: Bulgarian Monastery Dyes 5000 Easter Eggs Diplomats Reach Deal to Ease Tensions in Ukraine U.S. Sending Nonlethal Aid to Ukraine Military Holder: Americans Stand With KC Mourners Obama Greets Wounded Warriors Malaysia Plane: Ocean Floor Images 'Very Clear' Sparks Fly With Derulo and Jordin on New Album Franco Leads Star-studded Broadway Cast Raw: Two Lucky Kids Get Ride in Popemobile Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing
Comments Tracker