H.P. Lovecraft has a link to Salem. Many of his stories take place in Arkham, a fictional place which he based on Salem. According to Charles P. Mitchell in The Complete H.P. Lovecraft Filmography,"Lovecraft based Arkaham on Salem, Massachusetts, in the identical geographical location.
Many of his characters have Salem-based names, such as Curwens, Uptons, Derbys, Crowninshields, and Pickmans.
- Hidden History of Salem by S. Saville, p. 109-113