Woman accidentally stabs herself in cemetery ritual
A Boone County woman accidentally stabbed herself in the foot with a 36-inch sword used in a Wiccan ceremony in a Lebanon cemetery, police said.
According to a Lebanon Police Department news release, Katherine Gunther, 36, was performing a Wiccan "ceremony of thanks" in Oak Hill Cemetery around 12:15 a.m. Saturday when she ran the blade through her left foot. She said in an interview Monday that she'd had a run of good luck recently and wanted to give thanks with the rite.
Gunther said she was aiming to put a sword in the ground when it accidentally hit her foot.
"It wasn't the first time I performed the ritual, but it was the first time I put a sword through my foot," she said.