Exploring The Unkown

March 13, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

I have always been fascinated by mysteries of any kind. I like to have things proven to me or see for myself before I believe anything I hear. So when I came across an article about a haunted pond right here in my area, what else could a girl but check it out for herself.

So now the only problem is that it is on private property and owned by the Catholic Church. Being that Iam a law abbiding citizen, and not wanting to go to jail, I asked around. It turns out a friend of mine has permission to enter the property,  so here we go...

Witches Pond (a history) This is what I have been able to find through internet search and stories from the caretaker:

The area was originally settled in the 1570s by Jesuit priests who intended to convert the local Native American population to Christianity. The table is inscribed in latin because most Catholic worship and mass would have been done in latin. The alter and the benches are there because it was an outdoor house of worship. The Jesuit priests were only not able to convert the Native Americans, they were in fact killed by the same people they were intending to convert. It is later in the 1700's that the pond 's history was tainted by the word witchcraft... a woman named Edith, said to have been a witch was rumored to have been slained there and her remains thrown into the pond. Since this alleged murder, the area has had an eerie presence and known to be haunted by local kids.  "Devil worshipers" have been said to hold seances at Witches Pond as well. In the 1970's a motorcycle gang used the area as their hangout and an unsolved murder of woman who's remains were found November 7, 1998. 

There is an alter although I do not believe it was intended by the church to be used for human sacrifice or otherwise. There is a stone tablet underneath the altar that it says it was dedicated to Father Walter Joseph Natt, 1891-1932.

The trail leading to the pond is acutally beautiful and quite peaceful. We were there in the daylight & I, being intuned to things that go bump, did not get an uneasy feeling or anything...yet. The Pond on this day was not red, however I do intend on going back in the spring to see if the water does indeed change color. The Alter area itself was a little hair raising just knowing some of the history of the place will do that. I actually found the site beautiful as well. I believe the Catholic Church fenced it off to preserve it's history and it's peacefullness. Human nature of course being what it is wants to go against what we are told. A No Tresspassing sign is like an invitation to explore. So should you choose to disregaurd said signs and check the place out, do so carefully and please do not desicrate this historical location. Honor those who are resting there and act like you have some morals. Clean up after yourselves and BE CAREFUL....

 


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