The Haunted Funeral Monument of Inez Clark
The glass-enclosed funeral monument of Inez Clarke at Chicago’s Graceland Cemetery. 6-year-old Inez Clarke was killed by lightning while on a picnic with her family. Her parents, stunned by the tragic loss, commissioned a life-sized statue of their daughter to be placed over her grave. There are tales of the statue weeping as well as claims of Inez actually moving. It is said, during violent thunderstorms, Inez vanishes from her glass box and roams around the cemetery until the storm is over.
I do not believe in ghosts, but I sure do love a good ghost story.
the weird part is that neither the cemetery nor the Chicago census has any records of an Inez Clarke, despite the grave being very much there.
HOLD UP INTERNET I’VE JUST FOUND MY NEW FAVOURITE URBAN LEGEND
the Goatman of Beltsville, Maryland (not to be confused with any other American Goatmen) has several mythical origins, but the most popular is that a mad scientist (the only kind of scientist there is) was performing SECRET EXPERIMENTS ON GOATS (as you do) when something went HORRIBLY AWRY (as it generally does), and either the scientist or his unfortunate lab assistant was transformed into a half man, half goat monstrosity that is, as any goat would be, possessed of an insatiable appetite for blood.
also, he often stalks up and down the road wielding an axe and occasionally bothering and/or murdering teenagers who are just trying to make out in the woods in peace. you know, goat stuff.