The sad story has been repeated over and over: Unwed girl gets pregnant, gives birth, and takes her life and the infant’s life as well.
This tale of tragedy takes a paranormal turn in Columbus, Indiana. The time is in the mid 1920’s, when illegitimate children brought shame not only to the mother but to her family as well. One such birth led to the young unwed mother making the decision to take her own life and her baby’s. The location of the suicide was an open railroad bridge over the East Fork of the White River in Columbus, Indiana.
Locals still report seeing the misty figure of a young woman with a bundled blanket in her arms standing on this bridge, which does not have adequate width to even allow current pedestrian traffic. This figure vanishes into “thin” air. Perhaps even more unsettling is the mournful sound of a baby wailing, also heard emanating from somewhere in the area.
Research into this apparition has revealed a couple of accounts of the sighting of some sort of large yellow eyed creature being seen on this bridge at times. However I was not able to confirm any such sightings or reports of same with the locals.
Note: This post is taken from our My Paranormal Encounters blog.
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Annnnd… I want to go here too!
You guys need to just come to Indiana! 😉 🙂
We do because we need a better experience there than we had recently in Evansville. The restaurant that gave me a nasty little bout of food poisoning also failed to give us our credit card back. We didn’t realize it until we were almost to St. Louis. We aren’t holding that against the entire state though! We definitely need to see more.
Hmmm… not quite what Hoosier Hospitality is all about. Sorry about that unfortunate incident. Hope St. Louis worked out…
I am a believer in ghosts. When I lived in London I lived in a 170 year old house and it had a ghost.It was a man dressed in a dark jacket and he was friendly and not itimidating at all. A neighbour told me that in the late 1890s a woman had been ill and died in the house and the man was her husband and he would sit and read to her while she was in bed. No idea it that was true or not but it fit the ghost . The story of the young woman on the bridge is very sad.
Wonderful story, and what an experience for you!
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If you spend time in England you will find lots of people who have seen or felt a presence.
Sad reminder of hard times past.
Well said, Tim.
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