Monday, December 11, 2017

Bucksport “Haunted” Grave

Posted by Stu On December - 27 - 2008

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This is just dumb. Really, really dumb. There’s a tombstone. A shape that somewhat resembles a leg shows up on it one day. Somehow, this gives birth to a ridiculous story about killing witches.

The grave stone is that of Colonel Jonathan Buck, the guy who founded Bucksport. After this shape showed up on his stone, a story started circulating that it was due to a curse put on him by a witch. Supposedly Buck had a witch executed, despite there being no historical records of anyone ever being killed in Maine for witchcraft. Buck was by all accounts a good guy and not one to start killing alleged witches.

I often wonder why ridiculous stories like this won’t go away. Here at least, there’s a reason:

That’s right. There’s actually a sign next to the gravesite that writes out the whole dumb thing. What annoys me is that the sign pretty much says the legend in nonsense, so why bother having it there? That’s not going to make the story go away anytime soon.

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2 Responses

  1. Ashley Said,

    Okay, just saying that this story is real. And man was cursed by his wife and this foot rolled when he was getting executed. So she took the foot/leg. I saw the thing today before my race. This is real. If you look on the very top. There is a heart.

    Posted on September 12th, 2015 at 8:47 pm

  2. Sandy Said,

    As a kid I was told the leg was there because he was a lady’s man. I was recently talking to a friend and we came upon this subject so I decided to look it up. I have never heard this story. I’ll have to ask my cousin who told it to me over forty years ago. Lol

    Posted on September 23rd, 2016 at 9:12 am

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