Inez Clark: The Wandering Girl Ghost of Graceland
Updated: Apr 8, 2019
: A stunningly beautiful marble statue of a young girl encased in glass is one of Chicago’s most visited grave sites and host to one of the cities most popular ghost stories.
A life sized statue carved in her image sits atop the grave site of Inez Clarke who died at only 6 years old. As with many urban legends there are variations to the story but most involve Inez being struck and killed by lightning.
It is said that on tumultuous stormy nights, when lightning is especially terrifying, the statue disappears from its glass encasing to roam the cemetery, returning to her rightful place sometime before morning.
Several cemetery guards are said to have witnessed this phenomena.
One guard in particular was making his rounds in the cemetery one night during a thunderstorm when he noticed that the glass box where the statue resides was empty. This scared the man so badly he ran from the cemetery never to return again.
All Photos by Wendy Moxley Roe of Tombstone Travels