Matheney’s bridge has long been reported to be haunted. With reports of ghostly apparitions, The sound of a woman crying and even a hell hound. Some of the reports go back several decades.
The most three most prominent of these report’s are of.
The spirit of an old hermit who lived in a campsite beneath the bridge for a few years and sadly passed away there during a harsh winter.His spirit is said to be seen underneath the bridge searching for something. Some believe he is searching for his dog which had also died sometime between when the hermit did and when his remains was found.
The sound of a woman sobbing is said to be heard in the center of the bridge.Supposedly she is the spirit of a young woman who had fallen in love with a neighbor’s son. And was forbidden by her father to be with him due to some long forgotten fued between their families. But would sneak away at night to meet with her lover on the bridge. Untill he was drafted during the vietnam war. Where he was killed in action.
So she would secretly slip away at night to the bridge where they had met so many times. And quietly sob the night away morning the loss of her true love.
And finaly sightings of a strangely large canine that locals have dubbed the hell hound of Matheney’s. This hound is said to be much larger than a normal dog almost.three times larger than a full grown german shepard.
Solid black in color and covered in matted long fur. As well as having redish or some reports say yellow colored eye’s.
This hound is said to bound out in front of oncoming traffic thats crossing the bridge causing them to suddenly stop to avoid the large animal. While releasing a howl thats said to be heard up to a mile away from the bridge.
Its howls are said to be an eerie mix between a wolf and a scream. Those who report hearing the creature say the sound of the howl is enough to make most people shudder and seek shelter in side their homes.
Theres even been a report of someone having a heart attack from fear caused by the sound. It’s also rumored hearing the animal or seeing it causes nightmares for days or even weeks at a time.
But after the initial sighting the hound is said to just vanish into thin air. Or if the car dosn’t stop it will leap over the car and dissapear before landing to the ground.
(Note I have not looked into historical or local records yet to confirm any deaths or trama’s on the bridge or at any of the nearby homes and grounds. But will be doing so before our upcoming investigation.)
I have simply started my preliminary investigation by gathering the stories and reports from local’s and those who have heard them while growing up around the area.
But after our research is complete me and my team will be investigating and sharing any findings we may uncover. Keep an eye on this blog. Our Southern Mysteries Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEFiqN9fwTclpF0cMA55U8A/about?edit_links=1#c4-primary-header-contents And my twitter @ghostlycowboy. For investigation dates and evidence finding’s. As well as a full episode of the investigation. And the launch date of Southern Mysteries Web Radio show on blog talk radio. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/southernmysteries where I will be taking callers comments and questions about our investigations and all things paranormal. live on the internet airwaves.
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Sincerly James Wraieth …..The Ghostly Cowboy