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Bridge Near Railroad Tracks

Greenfield, Ohio

Legend has it that one night a woman was walking along the railroad tracks with her daughter, trying to get her to sleep. The woman stopped along the bridge to nurse her child. As she was nursing, a train came suddenly around the bend. Frozen with fear, the woman and her baby were killed instantly. It is said that if one goes over the bridge and honks his horn, the baby will wake up and begin to cry. Allegedly, one will then hear the sound of the mother shushing the baby.

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ina says:

March 17, 2006, 10:24 am

That’s so sad…I mean,if it’s true.Is it?

shiane says:

May 18, 2006, 10:47 am

I don’t really know if this is real or not. Thpugh i will confess it is very sad. However i do believe in paranormal activity, but some stories r just made up to amuse or terrify people.

Sissy says:

July 26, 2006, 7:36 pm

This is very sad. I would like to know all the
details to this story, so that I can come to my
conclusion if this is possibly true or not. I
would also like to know the date, time, and
the names of any one included. (if possible)

Connie says:

August 31, 2006, 12:46 am

I want to first off say i am a paranormal Investigator in Ohio and i was raised in Greenfield, Ohio. I did an investigation there at that bridge and i have gotten a very well spoken “EVP” there!
My website is .. Walking WIth the Spirits… On the Evp it says …God save Them.. By a female.
The evp is on my website.

Connie D.

horrorchick23 says:

September 17, 2006, 6:49 pm

ummm wow, im wow, this story is very sad. my question is y ddnt the woman try to move out of the way? and why was she walking on rail road tracks to get her baby to sleep.this story dosent make a whole lot of sense to me.

AS says:

September 28, 2006, 9:18 am

Well.. this story is very true.

We have been there.. many times.

It’s a very frightening place to be at night.

mememe says:

October 15, 2006, 5:08 pm

yeaaa horrorchick is rite..who would try to out ther child to sleep near the tracks..however this story is sad,fake or not

Susan says:

October 16, 2006, 1:07 am

This story is kind of sad if it’s true. But it doesn’t make any sense, I mean who in their right mind would stop in the middle of the railroad tracks to nurse her baby? Also if she did why didn’t she move when she heard the train coming? I mean trains aren’t excatly quiet.

l.b. says:

October 21, 2006, 7:35 pm

I’ve been to this bridge so many times…It’s not at all scary and the only thing you will see there is a bunch of spray painting, which I may or may not have done. If you plan to go out there, be ready to speed away, because the new tenants that live up the road won’t think twice about calling the police.

Hannah says:

December 31, 2006, 8:42 pm

Well, if you think about it…you can hear a train coming from a mile away. Trains are loud (even when they don’t use their horn) and it’s not going to come around a bend that fast and kill someone without them hearing it before it even makes it close enough to be threatening to their life. I will agree that it is sad.

Quedo says:

January 17, 2007, 7:59 am

I remember when i took my daughter out at night to try and help her sleep…(since found out its not a good long term idea) but anyway, my state of tiredness and being focused so much on my daughter did dull my other senses. Maybe that was just a male thing. You know, not being able to multi task and all.
Lots of love from N.Z.

tl says:

January 25, 2007, 1:10 pm

i live in greenfield,and have been out to that bridge many many times during the summer for some drinking. although i’ll admit it is creepy when its night and there are no lights around, so the moon is your only source of light, and the creek is lit up in a pretty creepy way. honestly, i dont think the stories are true because we’ve tried it, didnt work, so we spray painted. but i think everyone likes to think its real though, i know i do

Jen says:

November 3, 2007, 2:55 pm

No mother in her right mind will stand on railroad tracks and nurse their baby! And most women will sit down somewhere, like a bench or something, to nurse. Babies are heavy and it is hard to hold a baby up so they can nurse while you are standing up. Heck, it’s hard to just stand up and hold a baby while doing nothing else. The story makes no sense and nobody would stand with a baby on train tracks long enough to actually get hit by the doggone train, trains give enough warning that they’re coming that you can get out of the way. Besides that your arms would get tired from standing there holding a baby in the same positon for any real length of time and you’d have to go find somewhere to sit down. This is a stupid, fake story that would be sad if it ever actually happened!!

Micaela says:

November 13, 2007, 9:40 pm

I Live In This Town
This Is Sad.
But I Tried It.
Off The Bridge I Heard The Faint Sound Of A Older Woman
But Nothing Went On About A Mother Shushing A Baby.
Maybe I Will Try It Agian

brett says:

November 26, 2007, 6:49 pm

hi i live in greenfeild ohio lol i have heard that befor also has anyone ever haerd of the haunted shandalier

Morgan says:

May 4, 2008, 11:46 am

me and my friend cody should honk a horn and hear what happens

p.s my friend will be really really scarrd

shane says:

June 11, 2008, 2:29 pm

the funny thing is trains have not went through greenfield for about 88 years so do so history before you print stories!

britt says:

October 1, 2008, 8:22 pm

OMG….!!! This story is so like totally sad

Julie says:

October 23, 2008, 7:44 pm

I live in Greenfield and I hadn’t heard this version although it’s always been told that a baby did die at the bridge and the mother cries for it every night around mid night. Been there many times over the years at different times of day and night and nothing ever happened until one night ,(25 +) years ago after riding aroung town with a girlfriend of mine. Her brother and his friend were with us and we stopped on the bridge just to hang out and talk. The thought of going there to hear or see something didn’t even cross our minds and that’s when it happened. At the exact same moment my girl friend and I heard the most blood curling scream that seemed to come from everywhere all at the same time. It wasn’t beside us, in front or behind us just all around us. We didn’t speak a word but screamed simulaneously. The guys were instantly mad at us for screaming. My friend and I were so shaken that we began to cry and then the guys knew something was wrong so they started the car and we began to pull away. All of a sudden I needed to know the time but none of us had a watch and and the car didn’t have a clock. It did have a CB though and after shouting out a hollar a response can back ” Time, 12:03 “. It was so odd that as loud as the scream was that neither of the guys heard anything. Once back at the house I got the idea that maybe the guys had set the whole thing up. They swore they didn’t and we sat and talked and tried to rationalize it for hours. None of us slept much that night so first thing the next morning we took another trip to the bridge to look for any kind of an explanation. As mentioned in some of the previous comments this was a in the known drinking spot so we looked for anything that might look as if someone was hiding in the brush, like flatened grass, accumualated beer bottles, etc. We even looked under the bridge thinking there could be a tape recorder or something stuck to one of the beams. Unfortunatly we didn’t find a thing. Don’t know if you have ever heard a fox when it’s in heat, but that’s kind of what it sounded like only way worse. Guess it could have been a fox, but still, why could only the girls hear it?

sel says:

February 18, 2009, 11:48 pm

Iam from Greenfield and lived 3 blocks from the tracks the train ran thru until about 20 years ago i heard them every nite and as far as the crying goes on Ghormly even the cops have heard it i should know it’s my family you’ll see things there also if u stay long enough

Martin45123 says:

April 21, 2009, 11:26 am

I have always heard that there are cultist meetings in the woods near the bridge. 12am is considered “special”…this could be the reason people are hearing odd things around 12…Personally I have never seen anyone in this area (the recent building of homes in this area would more than likely cause them to move as well), but I did see a group of cultists behind the old Collin’s Packing plant when I was MUCH younger (many times I might add), back before the area had been cleared out for the new trail. I lived across the street, it was kind of hard to miss them…Anything else, I’d have to see to believe. The night can make spooky noises if you let it get to you. Honestly, don’t you think that after more than 2000 years, we would have definitive proof by now, if there were such a thing…

julia says:

August 15, 2009, 4:13 pm

this just gives me the chills. its sad, though i have never been there i have experienced a ghost at my old house. we were eating diner and all of a sudden a white shadow like thingwent by the door of the dinning room. creepy right?

Bider says:

August 30, 2009, 3:12 am

I live in Greenfiel. First things first. Any womanthat sits on train tracks to nurse her child is worthy of a darwin award. Secondly, I’ve been to that bridge, there is nothing there this story has been told for decades all over America. There are three cry baby bridges between Greenfield and Sabina. It’s not true. I’ve even been there with people who were stoned. You’d think that would be the time you’d hear something, real or not. But no. The story is just that, a story.

shane says:

March 17, 2010, 9:49 am

I have been at this bridge and have heard the baby cry I looked for hours for a baby that I never found, this scared me to the point I will never go back there or take anyone there to witness this. I had never heard the story behind it untill I seen this but I can gaurantee you will never see me there again

clay says:

March 20, 2010, 9:22 pm

yes it is very sad i dont know if it maybe true or not but i would and wouldnt do it if u go to greenfield massachuetts 203 hope st about 12 am you should see a 15-25 yr old girl screaming do not knock at the door becasue this is a friends house. do not let her see you because i dont know if she is a demon or not. in mid 1900’s a house fire had happen and her whole family including her died. all i know is she does that and her father’s name is jim he possesed one of my friends and it was creepy his eyes were black and i woke another one my friends up. if any questions email me at

SIerra says:

December 11, 2010, 10:05 am

the story is posibly true but ive heard many of things living beside tht old railroad i almost grew up there my whole life in my grandfathershouse the house was over 170 years old many of things happen there it was once used as a funerial home a verry long time ago. One day i was walking down the tracks an it started geting dark i was talking on the phone an i looked up to see a black figure an it jumed off the railroad bridge so i ran torward the bridge an saw it climeb bck up an looked at me but i couldnt see the an it an jumped off the bridge an kept on repeating its self so i yelled stop an it stoped stood there so i ran the oppsite way a looked bck an wasnt there

melissa says:

January 3, 2011, 7:34 pm

wow,that is very sad i not sure if its true or not but that really scares me

Knight says:

October 7, 2011, 12:49 am

Sounds like TL needs his ******* *** beaten for spray painting the bridge as he did. Anyone feel up to hunting him down and doing that?

Tlh says:

July 6, 2015, 8:19 pm

From Greenfield, as I read this story it sounds like it took place in town…train coming around the bend???? There are no bends… Only 2 bridges in town near tracks… No bends… You can clearly hear and see trains… There’s no record of this happening in archives. Been there done that…. Cry baby bridge( ghormley rd) every town has one…no records of anything ever taking place there either…old bridge was creepy and years ago no houses around so was a great hide away party venue…

Megan says:

August 11, 2016, 4:17 pm

Those of you who live in greenfield I would love to know where this is and would love to check it out for myself

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