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Interesting Haunted Bridges in the United States

09/05/2012

If spirits and ghosts are your thing but you’re not the kind of person to join or lead a paranormal investigation team, then haunted bridges and haunted roads could be a great resource to you. Often, these haunted locations are publicly accessible, which simplifies ghost hunting for amateurs. If you’re trying to find a place to go with friends and experience some paranormal phenomena, a haunted bridge is a good place to start.

There are some very interesting haunted bridges in the United States with strange and sometimes historically verifiable facts that would support the presence of ghosts. Some of our less famous, but nonetheless fascinating favorites are listed below:

1) Mary Jane’s Bridge in Broussard, Louisiana/New Iberia, Lousiana

The lore surrounding Mary Jane’s Bridge is related to serial axe murders that took place in Texas and Louisiana in the 1910’s. Though there are stories told about an apparent rape that took place at the haunted bridge, historical evidence isn’t there to back it up. On the other hand however, the relationship between the axe murderer who ran lose throughout the region terrorizing families who lived there bears an uncanny resemblance to some of the urban legends about Mary Jane’s Bridge.

(By the way, if you like stories or haunts that have to do with axe murderers, visit the Villisca Axe Murder House in Villisca, Iowa for an experience you’ll never forget!)

2) Monkey Bridge in Athens, Texas

The local lore surrounding Monkey Bridge (aka Thunder Bridge or Monkey Road) says that a circus train wrecked under the bridge and the circus animals died there, but the history surrounding Monkey Bridge is actually a lot more interesting than that. Athens, Texas has all kinds of creepy facts up its sleeve complete with rumors of an underground pentagram running under the city. Another Athens, Texas haunt is at Fuller Park, another one of the five most haunted places in the city. For amateur haunt enthusiasts, Athens, TX would be a great place to visit.

3) Cry Baby Creek in Greenville, Alabama

This haunted bridge is not for the faint of heart. If you don’t like grizzly history backing up your haunted locations then Cry Baby Bridge in Greenville may not be for you. This haunt is associated with the murder of a pregnant woman and her unborn child (though whether the child was actually “born” or not remains a mystery) by her crazy husband.

What makes all of these haunted bridges interesting is that the ghost story surrounding the haunt has some historical tragedies backing up the legitimacy of paranormal claims. Indeed, these three bridges all have local lore covering up the historical truth because the truth was too gruesome and frightening to talk about.  

 





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