Bucksport, Maine: Colonel Buck's Cursed Tomb

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Buck Cemetery

Address:
Main St., Bucksport, ME
Directions:
Buck Cemetery. Just east of the junction of Hwy 15 and US Hwy 1, on the north side of US Hwy 1, across from the Hannaford Supermarket, easily visible up on a hill. Parking is in a little lot on adjacent Hinks St.
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Colonel Buck's Cursed Tomb.

Colonel Buck's Cursed Tomb
Colonel Buck burned a witch and her leg rolled out of the bonfire. When he later died, a mysterious leg stain appeared on his tombstone, and won't come off! Or not. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Colonel Buck's Cursed Tomb

The graveside account of Colonel Buck's life differs from what is noted here. The boot and sideways heart stains are very clear nonetheless.

[Gretchen, 05/30/2013]

We noted the many discrepancies between the legend and the historical facts... and the town has gone to great effort in its signage to debunk the stories that arose around the stain. But it does no good -- as if the tomb has somehow been cursed by a mad tale it just can't shake!

Cursed tomb.

Col. Buck's Cursed Tomb

The tomb is right there off the road, and the leg and foot are very visible. There's a convenient parking lot on Hinks Road right beside the small cemetery, so even though it was raining we were able to bask in its glory.

There are two signs in the cemetery that tell the story of Col. Buck and his tomb.

[Chris Meiman, 06/24/2010]

Col. Buck's tomb.

Colonel Buck's Cursed Tomb

Maine epic extreme metal band Shadar Logoth have a song released on their new album "Curse" entitled "Spitting His Curse With Venom" based on the legend of Buck's Cursed Tomb. The album will be available soon through Bull Moose Music and a sample of the song can be heard at myspace.com/shadarlogoth.

One of the band's member's currently lives in Bucksport.

[Shadar Logoth, 10/13/2008]

According to the band's web site: "Shadar Logoth was formed in 2003 to play music inspired by battle, vengeance, evil, and the grey tones that color existence."

Colonel Buck - Tale from Cursed Descendants!

I have just read your account of Colonel Buck and his cursed tomb. I am actually married to one of Colonel Buck's descendants. The story told by the family is a bit different from yours, and the curse is said to have another part -- who knows what the actual truth is...

The family story goes something like this...

Colonel Buck began an affair with a young native woman, and she became pregnant. In an attempt to cover this up, he burned her (as your story says). The mother of this young woman is said to be a spiritual leader (or in other words...witch), and cursed Colonel Buck and his family saying that they will never be rid of the girl. In addition to the stain on the tomb, every second generation has at least one child with strong native features. My mother-in-law and one of her sisters seem to have been the "victims" of this curse -- they both look of native heritage. Not one child born in my husband's generation have any trace of native features. We're all excited/curious to see where this curse will turn up next...who's child will stand out from the rest of the family.

[Jennifer Marvin, 01/14/2003]

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