Showmen's Rest - Forest Park IL Real Haunted Place
Showmen's Rest is a section of Woodlawn Cemetery that contains the remains from a 1918 circus-train wreck in a mass grave. Between 60 and 110 employees were killed when another train conductor fell asleep, causing the train to hit the circus-train. Since many of the victims' names were not known, a lot of the markers say things like "unidentified male," or "Baldy," or "4 Horse Driver." The section is still used today for burials of circus showmen and locals have reported hearing the sounds of phantom elephants at night.
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