The Train Crashed—Then the Circus Animals Vanished
No one knows where the circus animals that died in an 1893 Pennsylvania train derailment are buried—or where the ones that survived escaped to.
The conductor was going 40 miles an hour, and the Walter L. Main circus flew off its rails.
Fourteen of its 17 cars tumbled down a 30-foot ravine, piling on top of each other. Hundreds of animals streamed out and into the surrounding forest.