It was on this road that the bodies of Patricia, thirteen, and Barbara Grimes, fifteen, were found murdered.
In December of 1956 they went to the Brighton Theater, a mile away from thier home, to see a movie. They were seen in line at nine thirty p.m. and afterwards on a bus at eleven p.m.
They were supposed to be home by eleven forty-five. They never made it to their expected stop. The largest missing persons hunt ensued and reports of sightings of the girls came in from many sources.
A police switchboard operator got a call from a man who told her that he had dreamed that the bodies of the missing girls were in a park at eighty-first and Wolf. The call came from Walter Kranz, who was taken into custody after the bodies were found. He was one of many that were interrogated and released.
The bodies of the Grimes sisters were found near a guardrail on German Church Road. Bodies found by guardrail It was determined that they were there for at least a week,
but because of the snowfall and cold temperatures it could have been longer. According to newspaper reports there was three wounds in Patricia's abdomen, and the side of her face had been beaten. Barbara's head had also been battered and she was stabbed multiple times with an ice pick.
After the autopsy they were able to conclude that they had died on December 28, the night they disappeared. The strange thing is that they were seen after that date. The case was never solved
Near the area where the bodies were found was a driveway that led to a house hidden by the trees. The family that lived there deserted the house shortly after the bodies were found. They left behind a lot of their possessions and the house was set on fire by unkown person or persons. The owner finally had to tear down what was left.
Why they left is still unknown. Some say that the owner had been questioned by the police about the murder and felt uneasy about staying. Maybe they had seen something that night and were scared to stay.
Another theory is that the house became haunted, which is a likely explanation considering the police have gotten calls from people that have heard a car driving up to the area where the girls were found. The sound of a door opening and something being dropped and the door closing, then the car driving away, all this without any visble sign of a car.
Stone Church Road tale from Chris B.
There is a road about 10-15 miles from me in Bartonville, IL. It's called Stone Church Road. I had always heard it was haunted and that some old guy lived behind the church on this road and would shoot at drivers going by his house. Now I didn't believe the shooting thing, because he would get arrested. But since I do believe in ghosts (had plenty of encounters), this is what made us travel down the road.
Rumor has it that a man died on that road and his spirit was stuck there with his car. (I am getting chills writing this to you guys). The road runs right off the road that I take to get to my girlfriend?s. Every time I go by that road I would see car lights just sitting there. They were not white, but yellow. One night, me and my friends Donnie and Robbie got the guts to check it out. We turned down the road and just started driving. We got about 20 seconds down the road when we saw a car parked on the side and a man in the street. So we slowed down. We had a good feeling what it was, but we couldn't turn around, so we had to keep going to get off the road. But the guy wouldn't move
My hardass friend Donnie got out and asked the guy what his f**king problem was. But the guy just looked at him without saying a word. Donnie was getting mad that the guy wouldn't answer him, so he kept yelling. I started getting chills, and so did my other friend. I knew something was wrong. I told Donnie to get back in the truck and lets get out of here. He listened and got in the truck. We kept staring at the guy and he didn't move. I turned around for a second to turn on the music, and when I turned back to look again the guy was gone. Along with the car.
I knew it was the ghost. To this day I get chills whenever I drive past that road, like the ghost knows me and my friends. I still see the lights every once in awhile.