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When a suspected witch was convicted of a crime and sentenced to be hanged, she fiercely defended the fact that she was innocent. However, no one heeded her declaration, and the punishment was enforced. When at the gallows, the witch cursed the mayor and promised to haunt him to his grave. No paranormal activity was reported by the mayor, but on his grave is a boot print. If the print is removed, it will reappear in no more than a few days.

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Danielle says:

October 25, 2005, 2:36 pm

I am pretty sure that this information is not correct. The town that is in this story is Bucksport, ME, not Old Town, ME. The person in that you are referring to is Jonathan Buck, who Bucksport is named after. There you will find the witches foot upon his gravestone.

Jessica says:

November 7, 2005, 5:26 pm

I live in central Maine, and the town in the story is Bucksport, and it was Jonathan Buck. This is a true story if anyone ever gets to visit the site of the grave, very cool!!

Julia says:

November 24, 2005, 5:33 pm

If I remember correctly, she promised to dance on his grave. And there’s an just about an entire leg print.

thayet59 says:

December 16, 2005, 11:58 am

I’ve heard a version of this story, but it took place in Charleston South Carolina.

Sarah says:

January 4, 2006, 12:17 pm

I live in central Maine and I’ve heard this story, but it is in Bucksport and the mayor was Jonathan Buck. I’d love to visit the gravesite…does anybody know which cemetary it is, and approximate location of the grave?

Eddy Forester says:

January 16, 2006, 4:00 pm

I have lived in Bucksport most of my life, and being interested in the paranormal have started a website. On this web page I have several true accounts dispelling the witch’s curse. There are more things in the dark to be scared of, then made up stories to fit a natural discoloration in a block of granite. Believe me, and check my site out.

Eddy Forester says:

January 16, 2006, 4:02 pm

I have lived in Bucksport most of my life, and being interested in the paranormal have started a website. On this web page I have several true accounts dispelling the witch’s curse. There are more things in the dark to be scared of, then made up stories to fit a natural discoloration in a block of granite. Believe me, and check my site out. Maine Supernatural

Lisa says:

March 9, 2006, 6:47 pm

To the person who inquired where the cemetary was located of Captain Buck, it’s on the main road in Bucksport, right across from the Shop ‘N Save. You have to park on a side street, then walk around the corner to view the tombstone.

lilo gurlo says:

March 23, 2006, 7:55 pm

dumb as$ this is the same ans captain buck and stuff…..geesh!!!! get your history rite!

Trina says:

March 24, 2006, 8:02 pm

I remember this story from when I grew up in Downeast ME. In the 1980′s there was a highly documented change of the grave stone of Mr.Buck. The stone was changed and guarded for 24 hours by the local police. It was also recorded by a local TV station. Before the sun rose the next morning the boot or foot had apered on the new stone where it still shows up today. When going to Bucksport this is really a must see attraction. I do remember this as a story of a broken heart and if I remember correctly, there was also a heart on the stone. I remember the story being told to me like this.
Mr.Buck was married and had had an affair with the witch. He broke her heart and as not to have her tell the story of his affair he had her hung. The witch cursed him as she was being hung that he would have her heart and she would walk on him forever. There has always been an imprint of a heart and a foot on the

Tara says:

April 11, 2006, 9:32 pm


chelsea says:

August 3, 2006, 2:34 pm

What is an actuall hunted house in old town this page confusess me?

Jenn Smith says:

October 11, 2006, 9:50 pm

This is, as people have already said, about the cemetary in Bucksport. Buck was my something-great-uncle, which is why I’m particularly well-informed in regards to the tombstone. (The only haunting I know of near Old Town is the haunted frat house on the UMaine campus.) As for the location of the cemetary, you need to take Route 1 (not 1A) towards Bar Harbor and the Downeast region. It will take you right past it. If you hit the McDonald’s, you’ve gone too far, but it’s a good place to turn around as the cemetary is on the other side of the road. The tombstone is in the very front corner and has its own sign. Somewhere I have a picture I took of the grave that- scout’s honor- you can see the upper half of a woman hovering over it. Maybe someone else has a picture like that as well?

marrles says:

October 29, 2006, 10:28 am

This story is not correct, however. It takes place in Bucksport, not Old Town. The story is that a woman was accused of killing her husband and she said if she was innocent, there would be the shape of her foot on her grave stone. That’s the real story.

Rebecca says:

October 29, 2006, 7:58 pm

I live in Maine and have taken a few courses in Maine history. The story takes place in Bucksport, Maine. The woman was Jonathan Buck’s mistress, and he had her put to death, calling her a witch, thus why people today say she was a witch. The woman was tied to her own door and burnt. While being burned, she promised to dance upon Jonathan Buck’s grave. One of her feet fell into the fire while she burned, the other fell out, just in front of her son. It is unknown whether or not this son is also the son of Jonathan Buck. There have been chemical and physical attempts at removing the foot on the stone, but nothing has worked.

sandra says:

November 12, 2006, 12:39 am

Why are so many ghost hunters unable to spell cemetery?

striker says:

December 4, 2006, 7:58 am

The part about the footprint on the grave is so cool I want to go see it!

kate says:

January 1, 2007, 6:20 pm

this happening took place in bucksport..not old town

Michelle Gerrish says:

February 2, 2007, 12:55 pm

I have actually been to this grave and there is a full leg annd an upside down heart.

lexi says:

June 30, 2007, 6:30 pm

This is an awesome website.I would absuloty love to go see the grave.I beleave in spirits and goust’s so I think this is so cool!The poor witchdoes not deserve to die and I think Buck and the other towns people were meen to the poor old witch.Who ever made this website this is very ,very cool and keep up the work!

P.s I live in Newsatle Maine,so if any one will tell me the dirictions I will check the website tomorrow.
Alexis Bailey

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