CATO THE WITCH
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The story of Cato the Witch.
A legend is heard around Carmi,
Illinois, which is close by Indian Shoals about a Cato the Witch.
Across the river from Indian Shoals, many people
years ago would hear strange sounds coming from the rocks. Back during this
time, you could see parts of an old house. Even prior to this time in this house
lived an old woman that every one knew as Cato the Witch.
People that knew Cato the Witch knew that believed
in ghosts and that she told stories of seeing the ghosts or apparitions of dead
Indians that would come and visit the mounds.
As the legend goes, ghosts would come to visit Cato
and bring with them her relatives that had passed on. The ghosts would bring her
messages from the spirit world is what many of her neighbors thought.
Even though Cato gave birth to many boys, they did
not have any love for their mother and went wild. They left her alone to die.
The spirits visited her when her time to die was
drawing near and she decided to leave a will. When she passed away, every word
that she had written was followed by the letter.
In her will, her wishes were that the lid to her coffin not be nailed or screwed
down and that she would be buried only 3 feet deep because she wanted to be able
to appear to her children and warn them about their evil ways.
Her close family besides her children, compiled
with her wishes and she was buried close by the road where she and had lived and
Before long, travelers passing by her old home
heard strange sounds and unearthly apparitions. Since she had predicted to visit
her children, they became frightened and left the area. A few of her descendants
still live in the area, but none of her children.
The exact location of her shallow grave is not
known. However, if you happen to pass by the home of Cato the Witch that once
stood here, be sure that you do not any evil intentions as she will be sure to
let you know to change her ways.
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