The area is known as Catskill Mountains. It is located in the state of New York at a place known as Grahamsville. Several men went hiking and found a rather mysterious statue inside a cave randomly. The statue has nails in its eyes and a noose wrapped tightly around its neck. What this means and what it was for…is rather disturbing to think about.
When they found the statue, they also noticed a fire which still had several embers burning before they put them out. Whoever was here before, was up to something and they hadn’t left the area long ago. Both men decided they didn’t want to hang around this place for any longer than they needed to.
One man mentioned rumors of devil worshipers in this area. People would come here to sacrifice animals and attempt to cast spells. Neither of them wanted any part of this. However, they did decide to take the strangely carved statue with them. When they got back home and parted ways the next day—one of them men (who kept the statue) said there is something rather odd about it.
The statue it seems is haunted. It keeps moving from different spots by itself and this seems to keep happening. The man was quite freaked out about this. Another odd thing is—there seems to be a distinctive smell in his house that wasn’t there before. He has had trouble sleeping, since this statue entered his life. Laying awake at night, he wondered what this thing was used for. Perhaps it was used as part of some ceremonial ritual.
After speaking with several paranormal experts, it was suggested that the men return the carved statue back to where they found it. It has brought both of them energy which they simply did not wish for. It was also suggested that both of them should apologize to whoever or whatever they took it from. They first opted to destroy the statue or throw it away somewhere. But this potentially could have made matters worse.
They elected to head back to the same spot where they found this cursed voodoo statue, however they decided to leave it in their car for a bit. It was decided to send this statue away to someone who might know what to do with it.
The statue arrived into the hands of The Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult. This first of its kind traveling roadshow, consists of a traveling museum of weird and unusual cursed objects. This voodoo statue was given the name The Crone of the Catskills. The museum curators are Greg Newkirk and Dana Matthews. The donors wished to remain anonymous. More HERE about this story or to visit the museum click the image below.