Submission: Melonhead Crybaby Bridge

8/26/14: Kristen and her friends visited the Kirtland Crybaby Bridge late one night, and got what they were looking for. Or did they? Check out her photo and decide for yourself.

I went with two other guys to cry baby bridge in Kirtland. We were teenagers looking for a scare or the truth, the usual teenage stuff.

I brought my camera with me and we stopped on the bridge. It was raining outside so we stayed in the car. We didn’t know exactly what would happen so most of us were nervous just being there at 10:30 at night. It was pitch black and you couldn’t see anything.

I took my camera and had the flash on. I snapped a few pictures all about the bridge from the car. I took one picture of the creek in the woods that were closed off to the public. I happened to catch a strange image in the picture. It was a white orb seemed to be moving even though I had the camera very still. And it had green tint in the middle of this orb.

I showed this to the two guys I was with and they freaked out and we left ASAP.

I wanted to see if anyone could debunk this photo but I cannot come up with any logical answers

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Submission: Leroy’s Bridge (multiple)

Three different readers share their own personal experiences that forever bind them to the tragic, haunted Leroy’s Bridge.

1/1/05Paper Hanger offers his take on the tragic, haunted legend of Leroy’s Bridge, as well as his own creepy experiences with “The Walking Dude”:

While I was living in West Salem, I heard of a local legend called Leroy’s Bridge.  I lived about 2 miles away from the bridge, but it’s not the story or the bridge itself that still send a chill up my spine.. Continue reading

Crybaby Bridge: Crystal Springs

(Orig. Published 8/2003)

This creepy-looking iron bridge can be found just outside of Canal Fulton in the small town of Crystal Springs.  It stretches over the Tuscarawas River and lies next to railroad tracks that run alongside the river.  Continue reading

Crybaby Bridge: Abbeyville Road

 (Orig. Published 3/2003)

Not far from the Witch’s Ball, along Abbeyville Road near Medina, is this crybaby bridge, barely noticeable from the road.  Legend states that in the 1950’s, a young girl, in a desperate attempt to hide her pregnancy, threw her newborn baby into the river below.

It is said that if you visit the bridge at night, you will soon hear the baby’s gurgling cries. Continue reading

Crybaby Bridge: Wisner Road

(Orig. Published 4/2004)

Wisner Road in Kirtland cuts through the heart of Melon Head country.  Drive beyond this bridge on the dirt road, and you will soon find yourself at a dead end.  Look closely, and you will see a foot trail that continues beyond the dead end….and  into the deep, dark woods.  In those woods along that trail, people say, lies the ruins of the original Melon Heads homestead. Continue reading

Crybaby Bridge: Rogue’s Hollow

(Orig. Published 3/2003)

Sprawled across Medina and Wayne Counties, Rogue’s Hollow is famous for its classic tales and legends of mill ghosts, devils, and headless horses.  It’s hardly surprising, then, that this ghost town also happens to have its own crybaby bridge.  Continue reading

Crybaby Bridge: Newton Falls

(Orig. Published 6/2003)

Located in Trumbull county in Newton Falls, this historic covered bridge is the site of yet another horrific infanticide.  The bridge was built in 1831.  It is the second oldest covered bridge in Ohio.  It is still used today, as a one-lane access road to a trailer park on the other side.

As the legend goes, in the late 1800’s, a young mother threw her infant over the bridge and into the Mahoning River below. Apparently, she was trying to hide her pregnancy from the community.  The river swept the baby under the bridge, where it drowned.

It is said that you can still hear the baby’s cries coming from underneath the bridge. Continue reading