Graceland Cemetery and Inez Clarke

The eerie statue that sits inside the Graceland Cemetery was said to be a life-size representation of Inez Clarke, a six-year-old girl who died after being struck by lightning on a family picnic in 1880. Throughout the years, stories have surfaced from people claiming to have seen Inez walking outside of the monument, playing in the graveyard during thunderstorms. The only problem? She didn't exist. Records indicate an 8-year-old boy named Amos Briggs is actually buried where the monument sits.

( Photo courtesy of Tom Uhlenbrock / April 22, 2007 )

The eerie statue that sits inside the Graceland Cemetery was said to be a life-size representation of Inez Clarke, a six-year-old girl who died after being struck by lightning on a family picnic in 1880. Throughout the years, stories have surfaced from people claiming to have seen Inez walking outside of the monument, playing in the graveyard during thunderstorms. The only problem? She didn't exist. Records indicate an 8-year-old boy named Amos Briggs is actually buried where the monument sits.

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