4/23/10: Michelle’s encounter is a grim reminder that the spooks don’t come out only at night.
I was reading your bit on the bridge on Egypt road and the hair on the back of my neck stood up. When I was 14, 3 friends and I went to the bridge on Egypt road. We then made our way down the dirt path and came to a field. My friends dared me and another friend to walk through the creepy meadow, which I was more than willing to do until about 40 ft away I saw a large shadowy figure off in the clearing. Iit was larger than a person and one of my other friends saw it, too.
We saw the dark man of the forest. No doubt. It was bright day light and he stood out like a sore thumb. When we saw the dark man of the forest a over whelming sence of fear came over us and we ran all the way back to the car. And ever since I’ve wanted to try and find this shadowy figure and find out what exactly it is.
10/5/2009: The power of Egypt Road bridge is felt equally by unsuspecting visitors, as photo journalist Queen Macoomeh discovered during what was supposed to be an uneventful photo shoot:
It’s a creepy place in a beautiful setting. I knew nothing of its history when I went there. But even as I stepped off Egypt Road and walked towards the guardrail, I felt enveloped in strangeness, I felt suddenly cold on an otherwise comfortable day. And while there photographing the spot, I was skittish and unnerved. I didn’t stay long – usually you have to pry me away from a photo op.
I am not a ghost hunter nor do I visit creepy places. I’m just a photo/journalist. But I was not surprised to come across your site and the suggestions and legends surrounding the place.
We went to visit Cry Baby Bridge on Egypt Road and almost got arrested for trespassing !!!!!! Needless to say, I mentioned finding the place on the internet and the cop let us go, lol………. Anyway, I have some other pictures that I managed to take of the bridge and weird trees beyond the bridge before the cop stopped us. I got some pics around the area, also.
Tree growing through bridge
Writing on bridge
I think this is supposed to be the names of the kids who were killed or something.
Writing on the pavement
Weird, Dead Trees
The Muddy Field.
Up this hill is supposed to be where the cults were. I’m not sure, we only went to the bottom of the hill.
5/5/2007: So what’s it like living on Egypt Road for 23+ years? Mini Manglah offers her views and enlightening explanations and shares some local legends:
Hello, I am a person that lives on Egypt Rd. Some of the stories I’ve heard people talk about are about as bogus as they are. If there is a rope hanging from the bridge someone put it there.
I’ve been living on Egypt Rd for 23 years and I’ve been down to Cry Baby Bridge 20 times or more. I haven’t been down there recently due to the fact police travel down there to make sure people are not exploring the bridge.
There are some true horrifying ghost stories about Egypt Rd. I can’t tell them very good because they were my friends telling them to me so you know how that goes. One is about a ghost car that will follow you at a specific time of night and only if there are 2 people in the car. These people were known to have died on what used to be “dead man’s curve.” Fairly recently Egypt Rd was changed and “dead man’s curve” is no longer there but I’m sure the ghost car would more than likely still be out there.
Another story is about a young man who died from burning to death, but I don’t know the whole story about that. I do know the young man who died burning to death is true, I just don’t know the details on where he died, why he died, and how people can see him. I do know he died in the 60s or 70s. He used to go to Salem High School.
The reason the road is closed is because the hill that people see used to be TOO dangerous for people to drive down. I once knew someone that used to sled ride down that hill when they were little but they passed away. The person that told me this was 65 when I was 14. So probably about 60 years ago people used to sled ride down the hill. The road that it leads to is called East Pine Lake Rd. The hill is called Reed’s Hill because of the people who own all that land. I’ve walked from the road all the way to the top of that hill. The night I went down there nothing happened. There was a cat in the woods but that was it.
Yeah the bridge is extremely creepy and I know there are spirits down there. The one night that the baby supposedly cries on is Halloween. I’ve never been down there to see if the baby really cries but the cops also ride down there all night long around Halloween.
There is a creepy guy that lives across from the bridge now. If anyone says they’ve been down there they are probably lying, too many cops plus like I said, someone lives across from the bridge now. The guy has been down there since i was about 17 years of age and I’m 24 now.
Oh and about the cults, I’m not totally sure if that’s true but I do believe people were doing something down there because when I was 12 years old we saw a butchered dead animal. I’m not really sure what it was but it was gross and me and friends seen it from about 20 feet away during the day. Also there are dirt bike and 4-wheeler paths around there.
4/29/2006: Michelle, another local resident, shares more juicy tidbits: