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The Haunting of Screaming Bridge
West Chester, Ohio

Posted by Hauntings Admin on 09/13/2012

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About Screaming Bridge

West Chester, OH

Screaming Bridge

The Screaming Bridge in Liberty Township, Ohio has a ghost story for everyone. There is plenty of grizzly history to support paranormal events at this location plus a large number of folkloric tales that are told by locals to water down the truth just a little. At least 36 deaths have occurred at Screaming Bridge due to suicide and car accidents. And additionally, a tragic train accident scalded two men to death on the railroad tracks 25 feet below.

Tales about the Screaming Bridge run the gamut of folklore in the United States. People tell tales of busloads of children crashing, which is a common story for bridges and tunnels in the United States. Check out Gold Camp Road in Colorado Springs, CO where locals claim that a busload of children died. In reality, historical data about the bus crashing has been confirmed in neither location. Rather, it seems that such fictitious tales help to make the dark truth about a particular location more innocuous.

The Screaming Bridge also has a ghost story that is common to Cry Baby Bridges that dot the country side like the one in Monmouth, Illinois, for example. Cry Baby Bridge stories are pretty basic usually. There is a mother and an infant and one or both of them get thrown over the side of the bridge to their death. Thereafter, the disembodied sounds of a baby’s cries can be heard. Lake Wa-Con-Da in Union, Nebraska is an example of a place that has a similar story attached to it without the bridge.

Other stories abound as well. For example, there is a tale about a young couple who drove across the bridge. Their car stalled. The boy went for help and the girl stayed behind. When the boy returned, the girl was hanging beneath the bridge. Witch’s Bridge in Weeping Water, Nebraska is supposedly haunted because a witch hung herself from the bridge, but a few Weeping Water locals have intimated that a young boy may have in fact taken his life for real at the site. Perhaps the same is true for Screaming Bridge.

Tales of shadowy axemen and hooded figures in black also spice up the Screaming Bridge haunt which may very well be a location that is host to ghosts just because of its history. Some people have reported seeing the apparition of two train engineers walking toward Gano from the Screaming Bridge. This, however, is likely related to the tragic incident that occurred on October 24th, 1909 when the boiler on the steam train exploded scalding two train engineers to death.

Other Related Haunts:

At least three other Screaming Bridges are worth noting in the United States. The Screaming Bridge in Arlington, Texas, the Screaming Bridge in Williamston, North Carolina, and the Screaming Bridge in Carmel, Indiana. Also consider taking a look at the Screaming Well in Seattle, Washington and the Screaming Well in Hutchison, Kansas.

Resources:

Wikipedia (2012). Cry Baby Bridge. Retrieved July 18, 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crybaby_Bridge

Wikipedia (2012). Liberty Township, Ohio.Retrieved September 13, 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Township,_Butler_County,_Ohio

Forgotten USA (). West Chester- Liberty Township- Screaming Bridge. Retrieved September 13, 2012 from http://forgottenusa.com/haunts/OH/9990/Liberty%20township-%20Screaming%20Bridge/

Cincinnati.com (2010). Is the Screaming Bridge Haunted or Just Dangerous?  Retrieved September 13, 2012 from http://westchesterbuzz.com/tag/screaming-bridge-liberty-township/

 

Resources:

Wikipedia (2012). Cry Baby Bridge. Retrieved July 18, 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crybaby_Bridge

Wikipedia (2012). Liberty Township, Ohio.Retrieved September 13, 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Township,_Butler_County,_Ohio

Forgotten USA (). West Chester- Liberty Township- Screaming Bridge. Retrieved September 13, 2012 from http://forgottenusa.com/haunts/OH/9990/Liberty%20township-%20Screaming%20Bridge/

Cincinnati.com (2010). Is the Screaming Bridge Haunted or Just Dangerous?  Retrieved September 13, 2012 from http://westchesterbuzz.com/tag/screaming-bridge-liberty-township/

 

 

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