||In the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Worth, Illinois is a grave
site that has gained prominence not only to religious pilgrims but to paranormal researchers as well. The
grave site is the burial place of young Mary Alice Quinn, a
quiet child who died suddenly at the age of 14 in 1935. Before her death, she reportedly healed a number
of people and she became very popular in the neighborhood for curing the sick.
She was buried secretly under a grave stone belonging to the Reilly family. It was
thought that this would keep her grave site secret and keep crowds of curiosity
In the late 1930's and early 1940's, Mary's apparition reportedly began appearing to people throughout Chicago's south side and even in other parts of the world. Eventually, it was learned where Mary Alice was buried and the stone was replaced with one bearing her name. Since that time, hundreds have visited the grave. Some of them take away handfuls of dirt but nearly all of them leave something behind, including prayer tokens, rosaries, coins and photos. They leave these items as an offering and to ask that Mary Alice intercede for them in prayer. Many claim to have been healed of their afflictions after visiting the grave.
|Strangely, the phantom scent of roses is said to fill the air
near the grave site. . . even when there are no roses around. The smell is said to be especially strong in the
Holy Sepulcher Cemetery is located in Worth, Illinois, a southern suburb of Chicago.
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