A family in San Francisco had been hearing footsteps in their backyard for years, and they had no idea why. Well, we’ve been alive long enough to know that the answer to these kinds of situations is usually a ghost. What else could it be?
The Karners were especially moved when they found that the protein deficiency she died from could have easily been cured today, and Edith’s life would have been spared.
After the coffin was removed from the Karner backyard, the Garden of Innocence National, a nonprofit that provides dignified burials for abandoned children, gave little Edith a tombstone at Colma’s Green Lawn Cemetery with “The Child Loved Round The World” etched into it.
The freakiest part about the story is that, now that the coffin is gone and placed in a proper cemetery, the Karners no longer hear any ghost footsteps puttering around their backyard.
We guess Edith has found her rightful resting place, so we’ll have to bid a bittersweet farewell to this cute little ghost for now.