A startling discovery in a place of peace
HERRIN, Ill. - A startling situation at a local cemetery leaves one man wondering if his parents are the only people buried in their final resting place. "I wanna know, are those lots clear," said Chris Nielsen. He is one of hundreds of people whose loved ones may have been buried in a historical potter's field in Herrin, Illinois. It's where researchers say poor people were buried in unmarked graves from about the 1920s up until 1949, and they also believe it's where victims of The Herrin Massacre were laid to rest.