104 Graceland Cemetery

Getty Tomb for Carrie Eliza Getty, designed by Louis Sullivan, 1890

Is Graceland Cemetery Haunted?

Is Graceland Cemetery Haunted? Graceland is one of Chicago’s largest cemeteries. It is also an arboretum and known as “the architect’s cemetery.” But is it haunted?  Listen and vote! This episode was recorded LIVE at the Blue Box Cafe in Elgin, IL as part of Side Street Studio Arts’ Elgin Fringe Festival. Thank you to our hosts and to those who joined us!

Questions Explored in this Episode

Where is Graceland and how did it start? What happened when bodies were moved here from the Chicago City Cemetery in Lincoln Park? Who are some of the most notable people buried here? Why is it known as the architect’s cemetery? Who made the Eternal Silence and why is it also called “Silent Death”? Who was Inez Clarke and what are the reports made about her ghost? Does Daniel Burham haunt his grave? Are there spirits in this cemetery?


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History of Graceland Cemetery

Pat explores the history of the graveyard and why it is so famous.  

The Debate

Pat and Rebecca debate whether or not Graceland is haunted with the help of our live audience.  Can you see your death when you visit the Eternal Silence statue? Does the statue of a little girl escape her glass cage to haunt visitors? You decide.

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Sources for this Week’s Episode
Graceland Cemetery and Arboretum: https://www.gracelandcemetery.org/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graceland_Cemetery
Patch – https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/ghosts-graceland-chicago-cemetery-filled-haunting-tales
Find A Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/105864/graceland-cemetery
Windy City Ghosts: https://windycityghosts.com/graceland-cemetery/
The Line Up: https://the-line-up.com/chicago-graceland-cemetery
Random Times: https://random-times.com/2020/01/25/inez-clarke-the-haunted-statue-of-chicagos-graceland-cemetery-that-lives-again-whenever-there-is-a-thunderstorm/
America’s Haunted Roadtrip: http://americashauntedroadtrip.com/the-ghosts-of-graceland-cemetery/
Cemeteryguide.com: https://www.cemeteryguide.com/inezclarke.html
AbandonWay.com: https://abandonedway.com/2021/12/chicagos-graceland-cemetery-with-the-citys-littlest-ghost/

Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann

“Pat Facts” and “Ghost Story” themes by Mondo
“Time for a Debate” theme by Gail Gallagher gailgallaghermusic.com