The Tale of Moll Dyer

Moll Dyer (died c. 1697?) is the name of a legendary 17th-century resident of Leonardtown, Maryland who was said to have been accused of witchcraft and chased out of her home by the local townsfolk on a winter night. Her body was found a few days later, partially frozen to a large stone. Stories say her spirit haunts the land, looking for the men who forced her from her home. The land near her cabin is said to be cursed, never again growing good crops, and an unusual number of lightning strikes have been recorded there.

 

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(NOTE: My last name is Dyer too, I have a feeling this lady was a relative of mine. She’s the inspiration for the BLAIR WITCH PROJECT.)

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