Pfeiffer Crybaby Bridge Added To Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project


One of the reasons I decided to start the Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project was to catalogue and chronicle all of the alleged locations in Ohio. This meant not only focusing on the more well-known ones, but also the ones that are really obscure or, in the case of the latest addition, the Pfeiffer Crybaby Bridge , ones that are pretty lean when it comes to specifics.

Indeed, it would appear that the Pfeiffer Crybaby Bridge tale originated from a single online source and spread across the Internet, picking up no additional specifics as it spread. Somewhat frustrating when trying to research, but definitely a testament as to how the Internet has given ghost stories and urban legends a way to spread further faster.

OK, enough rambling: Go have a look at the Pfeiffer Crybaby Bridge  entry in the database. And if you’ve got a story to share, please do so as you could potentially save this tale from being banished to urban legend obscurity!

As always, if this is your first visit to the Project, a good starting point for you will be the Project’s Home Page.


Palmer Road Added To Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project


Disembodied cries in the night. A ghostly figure darting across the road. Even the devil himself making an appearance. Must be time for another addition to the Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project!

As you’ll soon find out, while the Palmer Road Crybaby Bridge might be short on specifics, it more than makes up for it by somehow working Satan into the spooky tale. And while he hasn’t been spotted since he snatched up an entire family, there’s no telling just what still might be lurking out here in the shadows, waiting for someone foolish enough to venture out after dark!

So what are you waiting for? Have a look at the Palmer Road Crybaby Bridge’s entry in the database.  And as always, if this is your first visit to the Project, a good starting point for you will be the Project’s Home Page.

Newton Falls Covered Bridge Added To Crybaby Bridge Project


I can think of no stranger or spookier way to get this ol’ blog up and running again than by adding another location to the Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project.

The Newton Falls Covered Bridge holds a special place in my ghostly heart, too. The main reason for that is because its history is made up of that unique combination of historical facts and urban legends that I’ve come to know and love. So what this bridge lacks in facts regarding its ghost story, it more than makes up for with its rich history. Heck, not even a tornado could take this bridge down!

So go take a peek at this bridge’s entry in the Crybaby Bridge Project. And as always, if this is your first visit to the Project, a good starting point for you will be the Project’s Home Page.

Hyde Road Added To Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project


OK, so this particular bridge is fascinating to me. Not so much the story surrounding it because, to be honest, there’s not much to go on. But there’s clearly more to this story than meets the eye…and the universe clearly wants the story told.

You see, as fate would have it, just before I was getting ready to publish the Hyde Road story, a blog reader, Lori Lotts, left a comment on the Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project home page. She asked about an alleged Crybaby Bridge on Jacoby Road, which I didn’t currently have listed. Long story short, through a series of messages between Lori and myself, it would appear that the Jacoby Road bridge was the original location of the Crybaby Bridge story. And when that bridge was demolished, the story migrated a few streets over to the Hyde Road bridge, where the current legend resides.

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Helltown Added To Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project


Come now, you really didn’t think we could compile a list of Ohio Crybaby Bridges and NOT include Helltown, did you?

If you’re unfamiliar with the legends of Helltown, give that link a little click and get yourself caught up. Suffice to say, the legends associated with Helltown have become so engrained in Ohio ghostlore that dare I say they’d rank near the top of any list of Ohio’s spookiest locations.

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Gore Orphanage Road Added To Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project


Ask anyone to compile a list of the most popular “haunted” locations in Ohio and Gore Orphanage will almost certainly appear near the top of that list. Not only is the legend of Gore Orphanage a popular one, but the stories associated with the location have continually changed over the years, making it incredibly hard to separate fact from fiction. So of course, it was only a matter of time before a Crybaby Bridge legend became associated with Gore Orphanage, right?

But where did the legend originate and can it be verified? Are there really ghostly children running amuck on this bridge? Well, what are you waiting for? Click here and check out the legend of Gore Orphanage Road’s Crybaby Bridge!

Of course, if you need to catch up on all the other Crybaby Bridges currently on file, or this is your first time here, you might want to visit the Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project home page first.

Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project: 3/30 Roundup


Here’s all the updates to the Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project that have been made since the last Roundup:

Crystal Springs Crybaby Bridge page added

Egypt Road Crybaby Bridge page added

Fudge Road page added

Fudge Road Added To Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project


Ghostly reminders of a drug deal gone bad. Bloodthirsty monsters creeping closer to your car. Murderous midgets.

All this, and we haven’t even gotten to the bridge yet!

Fudge Road has long been rumored to be haunted, so it should come to no surprise that the road has its very own Crybaby Bridge, too. What is surprising, though, is that the bridge was one of the last things on Fudge Road to gain its haunted reputation.

So how did the legend get started? Is it really haunted? And what of the story that someone was recently murdered on the bridge?

All of those questions (and more) will be answered when you read about the latest edition to the Project: the Fudge Road Crybaby Bridge. Just give a click here and off you go!

Of course, if you need to catch up on all the other Crybaby Bridges currently on file, or this is your first time here, you might want to visit the Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project home page first.

Crystal Springs Added To Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project


With a name as tranquil sounding as Crystal Springs, you might be surprised to learn that there are some dark, twisted tales associated with this bridge. But then again, we are talking about Ohio, right? Man, do we love our strange and spooky stuff!

To read all about Crystal Springs Crybaby Bridge, click here. Or, if you need to get a bit more background on this whole Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project that’s sweeping the nation, then give a click here.


Updates To The Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project


Amazing. Simply amazing.

When I made the decision to launch the first 10 pages/sites in the Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project this past Friday, I had no idea the impact it was going to have. Sure, since I’ve always been fascinated with this dark aspect of Ohio folklore, I thought a couple of you would be interested in it, too. But based on this weekend’s numbers, my estimate of a “couple of you” being interested was a bit off. OK, a lot off.

I have been writing this blog for several years now and I have never seen numbers this high. At one point, there were so many hits, I think we were in danger of breaking the Internet. OK, that’s a bit of a stretch. But for my site, which averages several hundreds hits a day to suddenly jump to, at one point, several thousand hits an hour, well, let’s just say it quickly became clear to me that the Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project struck a chord with many of you. Put another way, I was incredibly overwhelmed, humbled, and excited.

I can’t even begin to thank each and every one of you who left comments and sent e-mails (but I am trying). You wrote in and shared your stories, let me know of possible variations of the known legends, directions to some of the bridges, and best of all, let me know of new bridges (Pitchin, anyone?). To be honest, I’ve got my work cut out for me updating the site with all this new information. With that in mind, here’s the game plan:

  • I am planning on continuing to add pages for the remaining bridges I have on file. The plan is to upload at least 2 pages a week.
  • Each time I upload a new page, I will push out an update to all the usual places (Facebook, Twitter, etc).
  • During that time, I will also begin adding all of the personal experiences that people have shared with me to the existing pages.
  • With regard to updates to existing content, for the short term, I will compile all updates into one “roundup” post. Short term, I plan on pushing the Roundup post out every Monday, beginning March 2, 2015.

In terms of you keeping track of all these changes/updates, the easiest thing would be to simply bookmark this site. But if you’d like to be made aware of the changes as soon as they are made, you can Follow this blog by clicking the link in the top right corner of this page. You can also follow me on Twitter or my Facebook fan page.

Regarding those of you who shared your personal experiences and stories here: In order to make them easier to access (and enjoy), I will be incorporating them into the pages dedicated to that specific bridge. So please, if you notice that your comment has been deleted, don’t panic! I’m just moving it to a better place! And to those of you who e-mailed your stories, I will be responding to each and every one of you regarding adding your stories to the site. I just need a bit of time to dig out from the wonderful avalanche of Crybaby e-mails!

And finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t say something about the Pitchin Crybaby Bridge. Far and away, I received more correspondences related to that bridge (or the fact that it was MIA from the list) than any other. Truth be told, I did have a few bits of information about an “alleged” bridge, but nothing concrete. In fact, the bridge was in danger of slipping into the world of anonymity. But you guys weren’t having that. Your e-mails and comments literally brought the Pitchin Crybaby Bridge back to life. In effect, you were saving a bit of Ohio folklore. And for that, I thank you all.

OK, I’m off to start making updates! Keep the e-mails and comments coming!