As promised in my last post, today I will tell you about a local legend of Bucksport, Maine. When the nearby Penobscot Narrows bridge was being built, the Bangor Daily news reported: ” Blasting near the bridge revealed “a granite seam in the ledge that looks remarkably like a human footprint, toes and all.” So what, you are probably wondering.
In an earlier post I mentioned that this statement would tie in nicely with todays post, so read on and see if you agree. As you travel through Bucksport, which is a very short distance from the Penobscot Narrows bridge, you will find a cemetery right about in the center of town. Clearly visible through the wrought-iron fence is a popular tourist site that many call the “cursed tomb of Colonel Buck”. The tomb of town father, Colonel Jonathan Buck has a strange stain that looks like a woman’s stockinged foot or boot. Legend says that a witch put a curse on Jonathan Buck’s grave because he put her to death for practicing witchery (not all that bad of a curse, as curses go). Perhaps she is dancing on his grave.
After his death, what appears to be a leg complete with a foot, appeared on the stone within days of the stone being placed over the grave. It is also said that the stone was removed and a new one put in its place and yet another leg with a foot attached appeared on the second stone. Well, there you have it folks, the story of Jonathan Bucks’ Cursed Tomb. Be sure to check it out when you get to Bucksport!