I love Ghost stories and a lady told me this one many years ago. Every time I head north and go through Bucksport I always stop at this monument. Their are many different versions of this story.
As you head up the coast, which is a beautiful ride through Camden, Maine you will come to a small and picturesque town of Bucksport, Me. Just before Bucksport is Ft Knox Observatory at the top of the bridge. if you are on a day trip stop and check it out. It is worth the money. Here is a Picture of Bucksport from the top of Bridge. As I cross the bridge into Bucksport, you are entering a small sea coastal town I start thinking about the story and this is how it goes:
In the Mid 1700’s, Colonel Buck was sent from England to the area know as Bucksport, Me. today to start a trading colony. He left his wife in England. Colonel Buck was not what you’d call the most virtuous man in town. No sir! He had an eye for the ladies, did Colonel Buck, and he would chase them ’til he got what he wanted. Colonel Buck met this beautiful young Indian maiden. He was very taken with her. It wasn’t long before she had a son by Colonel Buck. When the child was around 6 years old colonel Buck received a letter from his wife that she was coming over on the next ship. He knew he needed to get rid of the Indian girl and her son so he had her declared a witch and burned at the stake. The woman shouted a curse at the Colonel as she burned, swearing that he would always bear the mark of this injustice. While the townspeople and the child was watching his mother being burned at the stake her leg burned off and rolled down the hill. Her son ran into the fire pit and picked up the leg and ran off never to be seen again.
After Colonel Bucks death a monument was erected on his grave site. It wasn’t long afterwards that a leg appeared on the Stone. The legend goes that they even replaced the stone and still another leg appeared fulfilling the curse.
Notice the Leg
Is this story True? Probably not, but it makes a great campfire story. If you get to visit Maine make sure you stop in Bucksport and check out the Grave site of Colonel Buck. It is on RT 1 and here is a picture of monument. After you visit the monument, their are great places to shop and eat in Bucksport. so park and walk around downtown and vist some antique shops.
This ghost story is dedicated to the late Irene Deham-Boutin who always could tell a great ghost story and lived in Bath, Me.