Mary Stockum's second husband killed her retarded daughter.
When her husband was hanged, she was furious and vowed revenge.

One by one, her remaining nine kids started wasting away and dying, apparently from a fever. After the fifth had died, the town fathers had the woman burned as a witch. When a sixth died, they dug her up, cut off her head, and buried it outside the cemetery. Shorty after, the children stopped dying.

Today the graveyard is supposed to be haunted by Stockum, who is searching for her head and her children. Hunters in the area regularly see the ghost. Once, a young couple parked in the graveyard to look for the ghost. The guy thought he saw something and went to look. When he returned to the car he found his girlfriend pale and hysterical. The ghost had come to the car, the girl said, and asked her to follow her. "What do you want?" the girl asked, and whatever the witch had said was too horrible for the woman to repeat.