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Address: Bucksport, ME
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Visitors can view the inexplicable markings, believed to be made by ghosts,...

Visitors can view the inexplicable markings, believed to be made by ghosts, on one of the cemetery's tombstones.

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Folklore fun

The legend is interesting and it's fun to see the gravestone. Whether it's true or not, it's still a great folk tale and the gravestone is pretty creepy.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Paula B
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The legend is interesting and it's fun to see the gravestone. Whether it's true or not, it's still a great folk tale and the gravestone is pretty creepy.

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Thank Paula B
Bucksport, Maine, United States
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a place where you will believe the myth or not believe. Jacob Buck was a community leader in his day. Happily married or so everyone thought. Jacob had also a mistress. Unfortunately for Buck his wife and town folk found out about the mistress. Jacob then proceeded to condemn her as a witch and she was fortunately for... More 

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Thank Bill B
Bangor, Maine
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73 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

As many times as I have driven by this cemetery, I have never stopped. My friend's granddaughter wanted to see Buck's tomb and had lots of questions and ideas about it. Truly, it was fun to speculate about the story. There is a small parking lot just before the cemetery if you are going toward Ellsworth. You can enter through... More 

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Thank MaggieDogME
Bucksport, Maine
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

A small cemetery with an interesting legend. The witches boot is a story worth reading. True? Maybe so...maybe not.

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Thank Port1fun
Virginia
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315 reviews
199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Well I've been hearing about the witch legend returning to the markers for years so we stopped by for a few minutes on the way to visit relatives. Was a nice little cemetery. I like the bridge and Fort Knox across the river the best however. Oh, don't forget the downtown ice cream shop right on the main road. Now... More 

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Thank James C
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50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Seriously? This really is so boring. And, if the witch foot keeps coming back, I offer THIS suggestion as a major tourist draw. Film someone sanding off the current "foot" on the stone and then keep a web-cam pointed at the stone and watch the foot "reappear". WON'T HAPPEN. LOL

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Thank Roccfroluke
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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321 reviews
151 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Ah the legend of Col. Jon Buck! If you've got kids, this is an especially nice stop. Clearly see the witch's leg (or Jon's Boot) on the side of the monument. There is a plaque beside explaining the legends details. You can park in the supermarket across the street and use the pedestrian crosswalk to traverse Rte. 1 to the... More 

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Thank David D
Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

If you've gone by but never stopped to read about the legend it is a must do. It is a 10 min stop. Park in the small lot to the left of the cemetery.

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Thank Linda R
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

If you are traveling through Bucksport, Maine, this cemetery is a MUST to visit! The mystery surrounding town founder Jonathan Buck and the mysterious markings left on his gravestone monument makes for a spooky visit! I loved this mystery so much I even chose it to write about in one of my books! Nothing is by chance...those markings are there... More 

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Thank Deborah H
Millbury, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015 via mobile

Neat place, with some intriguing history, well kept in a good location. It does not take long to visit it.

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Thank Fabrizio B

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