The Legends Of Showmen's Rest In Illinois May Send Chills Down Your Spine
By Melissa Mahoney|Published January 10, 2022
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There’s a section of Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Hills known as Showmen’s Rest. With markers indicating the tragedy that befell the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus back in 1918, it may be unsurprising that there have been reports of unexplained phenomena reported by those who visit the site. Regardless of alleged hauntings, Showmen’s Rest in Illinois is one of the most unique graveyards in the state.
Have you ever visited Showmen’s Rest in Illinois? If you have, did you experience anything out of the ordinary? Let us know in the comments. You can read more about the tragedy of the Hegenbeck-Wallace Circus on the Showmen’s League of America website.
From a haunted graveyard to a haunted town, check out our article on Alton, one of the most haunted towns in Illinois.
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