Ghostly ‘face’ seen in Salem street lamp sends chills online

SALEM, Mass. (AP/WHDH) — A city known for celebrating the occult is drawing attention after its mayor snapped a photo that appears to show a scowling face trapped in a street lamp.

Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll shared the photo on Twitter on Wednesday and asked if others could see the face that she called “eerie.”

“I must have looked at it four times and I thought, no one is going to believe me. I have to take a picture of this,” said Driscoll.

Many on social media said it looks like a man’s face, with a furrowed brow and parted lips. Some said they were spooked. Others said it should be no surprise in Salem.

The city of 43,000 was home to the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, which led to the execution of 20 people.

Salem’s attractions now include a witch museum, several witchcraft shops and a Halloween party that claims to be America’s biggest.

The photo was taken outside a courthouse.

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