New England Legends Podcast

Each week, folklorist, author, and historian Jeff Belanger and radio host Ray Auger explore the ghosts, monsters, folklore, history, and legends of New England. If you give us about ten minutes, we’ll give you something strange to talk about today. The bizarre is closer than you think!

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The Witch Curse on Buck's Grave

Updated about 6 days ago.

In Episode 39 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit the cursed grave of Bucksport, Maine, founder Col. Jonathan Buck. When an outline of a lower leg with a pointy toe appeared on Buck's grave 150 years ago, locals began to wonder if this grave was cursed. They say Buck executed a woman for witchcraft around 1790, and before her sentence was carried out, she vowed to one day dance on his grave. How did this prophecy happen?