Little Witch

The Little Witch of Pilot’s Knob is a strange and scary legend surrounding a young girl who was buried in a concrete grave in Marion, Kentucky.

Little Witch

Years ago, back in 1916, a woman named Mary Louise Ford and her five year old daughter, Mary Ellen Ford, were living in Pilot’s Knob. Both mother and daughter were accused of being witches and the superstitious villagers were too terrified to wait and bring them to trial. Instead, they dragged the mother and daughter out of their house and burned them alive at the stake.

They buried the mother’s body somewhere else, but they were afraid that the little witch girl would come back from the dead in search of revenge. So the fearful villagers made sure they took precautions to protect themselves. They buried her right there in Pilot’s Knob in a steel reinforced coffin. After they lowered it into her grave, they filled it in with concrete. Then they put gravel all over the top and built a metal fence all around the grave site. The fence was made from interconnected white crosses, which the villagers believed would keep the ghost of the little witch trapped inside.

Little Witch

According to legend, the little witch’s ghost paces back and forth behind the fence. They say that she is still searching for her mother who was buried elsewhere, but she cannot escape the confines of the fence.

Some people have even seen tiny child’s footprints in the gravel over her grave. Locals believe that if you visit the little witch’s grave alone and get too close, her hands will come up from the grave, grab hold of you and drag you down into the concrete.

Those who have seen her say she wears a white dress that is scorched at the bottom and her long blonde hair smoulders at the ends.

People who live in the area advise visitors not to go near the grave site. “I never go there”, said one local, “No one does. There is a lot of stuff that goes on up there.” Other locals will tell you that you need to “turn around and not go into that cemetery.”

Comments

  1. PurpleGirlTheHorrorFan says

    @angie4ever, I Know Right! People can be so sexist sometimes… they accuse women that are innocent, but let men get away with it even if they are guilty…
    anyway I feel bad for the little girl

  2. zombie_pegasister says

    I used to do witchcraft until I found out I could go to hell for doing it so I stopped but I don’t see what people had agenst witches but I feel sorry for that little girl she didn’t do anything wrong

  3. Panda12cool says

    @Angie4ever…
    They don’t accuse men because they are in possesion of a penis…lol

  4. MHCGTR66H says

    Burning a five year old kid? What the cabbage were those neanderthals thinking?! Poor girl

  5. xX-WolfScratch-Xx says

    It’s cruel and sad for an inoccent girl to be killed this way..and itwas a waste because there is no withcraft. :,((

  6. Mutsumi says

    what stupid people! killing a 5 yr. old who probably couldn’t read and say any spells or anything like that! someone should knock down that fence. what a-holes….

  7. TheSelfProclaimedQueenOfAwkwardMoments says

    People in those days were stupid. The only monsters in those days were them for killing inicents

  8. demongirl666 says

    THOSE IDIOTS!!!WHY WOULD THOSE CRAZY PEOPLE BURN A 5 YEAR OLD GIRL AND CALL HER A “WITCH” IF THAT WERE ME,I WOULD KICK THEIR BUTTS

  9. KendieBoo says

    I’ve Now Made It My Goal To Visit Her Grave Someday. It’s Only About An Hour From Where I Live :D

  10. Kidiu says

    This is a true story. The grave is in Pilot’s Knob, Marion, Kentucky. A very sad, very true story.

    What you forgot to mention is the Watcher, who resides in the cemetery, wanting to get at the girl, but kept out by that very same fence.

  11. ally says

    aw that’s so sad!!!!!!! imagine waking up and not being able to breathe and not being able to do anything about it! its probably like being underwater for awhile and yr body and ur brain fighting for you to go back to the surface to breath! of course it would take a lil longer unless the buried her really deep where there is no oxygen at all!! if that ever happend to me id want to be hit in the head a million times first!

  12. nightmares says

    actually witchcraft is real if u lived where i do.u wld know.i hv seen the concequences of witchcraft nd i know quite a few witches.where i live ppls justice is common nd u wld get burned alive with ur house nd family if u were suspected of witchcraft. usuallyy ppl unknowingly kill innocent ppl here its guilt till proven innocent nd im being serious.i live in south africa near swaziland.[:(]

  13. Zz You Wish you didnt exist Zz says

    THE SICKNING WACKOS I MEAN A 5 YEAR OLD PROABLY DOESNT KNOW THE CONSEPT OF WITCH! AND WITCHCRAFT ISNT REAL!!!!

  14. pinkKaygana says

    angie4ever
    guys r wizards, not witches! XD anyway, ur so right… gosh i hate these people!!!

  15. nightmares4545 says

    the flippo is right back in the early 1800s and the early 1900s people would accuse women/young girls as whitches then burn there bodys people were very weird and crazy back then

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