The Witch’s Grave

THE WITCH'S GRAVE
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The story of the Witch’s Grave.

Old Mesilla in New Mexico is a place that has a very deep and dark history. It is a small town but the legends in it are big as this was once a place where Billy the Kid was caught, kept prisoner, and then later escaped. Not only is this small town the home of one of the most infamous jails in history but it is also home to San Albino’s Cemetery. The importance of this cemetery is one grave in particular which it holds.

San Albino’s Cemetery is a scene of beautiful sculptures and tombs, with the odd tumbleweed dancing across the small cemetery that is made of firmly packed dirt. But all of this won’t hold a candle to the real site that’s there. This is a 4’ x 4’ cinderblock and cement tomb. This tomb has a two-foot black cross decorating it and someone has written “666” on it, although it’s thought that this was added after the legends began and not when the person inside was buried in the tomb. What’s missing from the tomb is any name or date to indicate who occupies the grave and how they arrived to be there.

There are a few legends that surround what the locals have now deemed “The Witch’s Grave.” The first legend is that whoever lays inside the tomb spent years trying to break free from the tomb. She (how they came to decide it was actually a “she” in there still remains unknown) would try to find cracks in the tomb and then dig her way out although she was never successful. This could be in part because the locals kept repairing all of the cracks that she kept finding and making bigger. The other legend is that a young girl once laid across the grave on a dare that her friends challenged her with. Nothing happened to the girl while she was sprawled across the tomb but it was said that later on she was struck with epilepsy when there was no medical condition previously that would cause it.

If you just can’t help the curiosity and you want to visit San Albino’s cemetery, you’re best advised to visit while the sun is out. Not only might it be in your own best interests, but the people who live near the cemetery get a little nervous about people being out there after dark.


The Witch’s Grave

The Witch’s Grave