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.