According to the tale, which refers back to a very questionable source, a long-dead member of an unknown order of nuns guards a treasure, while bemoaning her lost head. This so-called legend has been adopted in order to promote tourism with an added "boo" factor. It has been questioned by the very chronicler of the tale Louise Manny herself. Details of the story vary widely: in one version, a "mad trapper" cut off her head and ran into the woods with it. In another, two sailors cut off her head after she refused to divulge the location of a treasure. The story holds that Sister Marie's head was never found, resulting in her spirit forever roaming the area in search of it. Today, "Headless Nun" tours are among the tourist attraction offerings at French Fort Cove.