Witch’s Grave of St Omer Cemetery

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The St. Omer Cemetery in rural Illinois holds a unique monument - a large sphere atop stacked logs and kindling. It marks the resting place of the Barnes family: Granville Barnes, his wife, Sarah Ann, their son, Marcus, and Marcus' wife, Caroline. Caroline passed away from pneumonia, but there's a curious error on the monument. It states her death occurred on February 31, a date that doesn't exist. This mistake led to a rumor that Caroline was executed for witchcraft. Today, the "witch's grave" story continues, drawing attention to this otherwise isolated cemetery. (Submitted by Amber Justice)

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