I grew up as close to my grandmother as I was to my parents. She lived only 15 minutes away in Massachusetts; we lived in New Hampshire. One day, my grandmother and I were driving through Salem, Massachusetts for some reason. I don't remember what the reason was. We were talking as we usually did when we drove together. And we suddenly both looked up. We saw a statue of a witch. My grandmother said, "Look, there's a statue of a witch!" My grandmother kept glancing at it while she was driving, but I could look at it far more closely, of course, because I was in the passenger seat. It was a Prototypical witch: she was standing with a pointy hat, long dress, cape, ugly face with big hooknose, and angry expression. She was pointing at something below her with her right arm extended, if I remember correctly. And in her left hand, she had an orb. I remember thinking at the time, wow, that's pretty radical for conservative New England. Now, there is a statue of Elizabeth Montgomery, who played the witch in Bewitched, a TV show in the 60s I think or 70s. I used to watch reruns of that show. But this wasn't like that statue. The statue we saw was very animated and very fierce. And if any of you are from Massachusetts, don't write and tell me that it was the statue of the pilgrim, Roger Conant! That statue is often confused with being a statue of a witch, I know. It does sort of resemble a witch if you look at it quickly, but it's not the statue I saw. To further complicate matters, the statue of Roger Conant stands very close to the Salem witch museum, so it's understandable that people would think that it's a statue of a witch. But I know that's not what we saw.
So a couple years later, my dad and I and my grandmother were talking probably at Thanksgiving or something, and my dad said, "There's a statue in Salem that a lot of people think is a witch but it's not." And my grandmother of course speaks up and says, "Yeah, there is a statue of a witch in Salem." And of course I agree with her. And my dad says, "No, there's no statue of a witch, there's a statue of a pilgrim." And my grandmother and I insist so vehemently that we saw the statue of a witch that my dad gets all quiet (which is pretty unusual for him).
Fast forward about 20 years. I read on the Internet that there is a phantom statue of a witch in Salem that appears to some people. I believe that's what we saw that day. We've never been able to find it again. And we don't remember where we saw it.