Newton Falls Covered Bridge Added To Crybaby Bridge Project

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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.

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Hyde Road Added To Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

The Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project Goes Live!

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It’s about time, huh? It’s still a work in progress. In fact, only about 25% of the entries are complete, but we needed to get this thing launched!

To begin your journey through the Project, give a click on the Crybaby Bridge Project link above or any of the individual pages from the pulldown, although I highly recommend that if it’s your first visit here, start with the Project’s home page, which you can also access here.

Thanks to everyone for their patience! And hey, now’s the time for all of you to start sharing your own personal Crybaby Bridge stories! Shoot me an e-mail at jim@strangeandspooky.com and I’ll be more than happy to add your story to the database!

 

 

Partial List Of Ohio Crybaby Bridges Released

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OK, so I know everyone is impatiently waiting for me to launch the Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project here. And it’s coming, I promise. But as I’ve started compiling the data, I’ve discovered something; nothing is right about these places! Directions are wrong, street names are wrong, and even the type of bridge is sometimes wrong (railroad trestle as opposed to a covered bridge, for example).

Now I know that since I’m dealing with urban legends and the Internet, I really shouldn’t be surprised that so much information is wrong, but I am!

Still, what I have so far is nothing short of amazing and soon, very soon, you will be able to visit this site and not only see a list of Ohio’s Crybaby Bridges, but also read the legend behind each one. Lots of pictures and even directions…although I’m wondering if it’s too early to start the obligatory “don’t trespass onto private property” messages yet. Perhaps I’ll wait.

Anyway, to thank you for your patience, I thought I would tease you just a little bit more by releasing a partial list of the Ohio Crybaby Bridges that will be part of the project. I’ve encountered more than a couple of bridges that were either gone or else the story was completely bogus. The following, however, will most certainly appear in the final version:

Abbeyville Road (Medina)
Alliance Crybaby Bridge (Stark)
Brubaker Road Covered Bridge (Preble)
Cable Train Trestle (Champaign)
Cleveland-Massillon Road (Summit)
Crybaby Bridge (Highland)
Crybaby Bridge (Shelby)
Crybaby Hill/Harris Jones Cemetery (Henry)
Crybaby Lane / Euler Road (Wood)
Crying Bridge (Richland)
Crying Bridge (Miami)
Crystal Springs Crybaby Bridge (Stark)
Egypt Road (Columbiana)
Fudge Road (Preble)
Ghormley Road (Highland)
Gore Orphanage Road (Lorain)
Greely Chapel Road (Allen)
Helltown (Summit)
Hyde Road (Greene)
LeFevre Road (Miami)
Mary Jane’s Bridge (Richland)
Myrtle Hill Road (Medina)
Newton Falls Covered Bridge (Trumbull)
Palmer Road (Mercer)
Pfeiffer Crybaby Bridge (Hardin)
Philo Crybaby Bridge (Muskingum)
Rogue’s Hollow (Wayne)
Screaming Bridge (Butler)
Schrader Road Crybaby Tunnel (Ross)
Stover Road (Thompson Road) Crybaby Bridge (Union)
Tindall Bridge (Sandusky)
Wisner Road (Lake)
 
So what do you think of the list so far? Have you been to any of these bridges in search of ghosts? Better yet, been to a bridge that’s not on this list? If the answer to either of those questions (or both of them) is “yes”, drop me a line at jim@strangeandspooky.com because I want to hear your story. Who knows? Your story might make it into the Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project, making you the envy of your family and friends!