Elmwood Cemetery is located in the southern Illinois town of Centralia. Inside Elmwood cemetery is a nearly life size statue of a little girl holding a violin on top of a large monument.
The statue is Harriet Annie, or “Violin Annie” the daughter of Dr. Winfield and Eoline Marshall. Annie died in 1890, a few weeks after her eleventh birthday. Annie was a violinist that loved to play for her friends and family.
Folklore has it that if you go by the cemetery late at night you can hear “Violin Annie,” playing her violin. It is said that Annie died of diphtheria but local folklore says
that her own father killed her with her violin and that you can occasionally also hear Annie cry.
June 14, 2013. While shooting this video I actually caught the sound of child crying. It was not noticed until I began to edit this video