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Bunny Man Bridge

Fairfax Station, Virginia

During the 1800s, a man went off to hunt for food. Upon return to his home, however, he discovered the mutilated bodies of his wife and child. Immediately, he summoned the sheriff. Since the bodies were so horribly mutilated and there were no other suspects, the husband was sent to a mental institution. Maintaining his innocence, the man vowed revenge. After escaping from the institution, the man took up residence near a bridge. Since the only clothes he owned were those made from rabbits’ skin, he soon became known as the “Bunny Man.” As time passed, children started playing near and around the Bunny Man. When several children came up missing, the authorities were notified. When they reached the bridge, officials saw body parts of the children hanging from trees; they also saw the Bunny Man being run over by a train. Today it is said that one may see body parts hanging from the trees and will hear the Bunny Man laughing.

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Tammy says:

October 6, 2005, 8:18 am

This sounds like a really cool place. My little brothers have been bugging me to take them there. I think we are gonna go check it outon October 9, 2005!

chad says:

October 8, 2005, 11:26 pm


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October 8, 2005, 11:27 pm


bridget says:

October 10, 2005, 11:33 pm

There is a shack close to the bridge, you can get there by driving up a 45 degree hill off a side road near it. Two friends of mine went there, and found the walls covered in freshly skinned animals. I thought the guys who told me were trying to scare me, until a friend and i went with them… and they ended up being entirely too scared to go back. I could tell they really did see something up there. There is also an old hospital very close to where that is. I cant remember how to get there. It was off a long empty road, one side covered in forest, the other side an open field. But close to the middle of that stretch, there is a TINY break in the forest side where you can drive an SUV. After the bunnyman cabin, we decided to go there instead, figuring we wouldnt get out the car if we were too scared. We drove through the trees for awhile, and unbelievably there stood a four or more story hospital. Completely surrounded by a forest. It looked white with splats of something dark all over it. It was extremely cold and extremely scary. All four of us, including the guys, wanted nothing more than to get the hell out of there. And thats exactly what we did. But Im curious as to what it was and if anybody else knows about it. Maybe its the mental institution that the bunnyman escaped from?

Jess says:

October 18, 2005, 1:40 pm

Been there…done that, and will NEVER do it again! It was after mid night that my friends and I had this great idea to go check it out since we live only a few minutes away. It had been raining and thunder storming all day. But by the time we pulled up to the “driveway” of the shack, the rain stopped. We walked up the path to the shack to find it was covered in animal skin and the foulest stench you will ever smell. Shortly after we arrived at the top of the hill were the shack is located, we all heard something in the woods…so we took off running and screaming down the path, back to the car. As we took off driving down the street we came to the bridge and as I proceeded to drive as fast as I could…my car turned off and coasted to a stop right under the bridge and wouldn’t start. Just then a big roar of thunder and lightening came down and lit up the bridge as we were sitting under it. When this happened all we saw were shadows of body parts hanging from the bridge above us and heard someone laughing. Just then my car started, BY ITSELF!!! I peeled out and will NEVER return.

Brittany says:

October 19, 2005, 10:51 pm

That story was completely told wrong. From what was told to me, they didn’t know why he was in the mental institution. They were going to shut the institution down, so they were moving the inmates to Lorton prison. The bus had an accident going up the hill near the bridge and 3 men escaped. 2 were found and the other one was never found. When children came up missing authorities found kids hanging from trees and the top of the bridge. They eventually found rabbit carcasses all over the place, naming him the bunny man.
I will tell you that I lived about 10 minutes from there. A couple of times when my friend and I would go out riding in the late afternoon, through the bridge, on the other side a man would be standing there about 50 yards or so out in the woods. Strange things have happened there, with witnesses to it.. If you like to be scared to death.. go.. otherwise go to the general store..

chris says:

October 21, 2005, 6:30 pm

How do you get there ? Im new to the area and want to know the location. Thank You

Stephanie says:

October 31, 2005, 1:17 pm

I would like to go there as well new to the area and not sure how to get there. I live in Manassas

Stephanie says:

November 1, 2005, 8:53 am

it’s located on Colchester Rd. If you have a Northern Virginia street map book it’s map 20 Grid A8. Some friends of mine and I are going this week

Julia says:

November 6, 2005, 3:39 am

Me and some of my friends went there last night…what an ordeal. Got directions off the internet turns out there is two Colchester Rds the one off pope head drive is the right one. Anyways we get there at 2 and the tunnel wasnt very scary and some kids had rubbed faked blood all over the walls. The area was pretty well lit up and wasnt scary at all. We did the whole saying bunnyman 3 times and turned the car off. Nothing happend….disapointed. If you want a good scare go to harpers ferry west virginia and go up to grave yard at the top of the hill….much better then the bridge,.

Lauren says:

November 10, 2005, 12:26 pm

I want to see something haunted! I am very skeptical of ghosts because I have never seen one. If I ever see one I think I will faint or have a heart attack! I thought that there was a haunted mansion in Roanoke? Has anybody heard about that?

April says:

November 17, 2005, 1:00 pm

That sounds awesome! I would love to go there but I live in LA. I have had an experience with ghost though. I’ve wanted to see another ever since that time even though it scared me really bad. I was only 7 at the time.

thayet59 says:

December 9, 2005, 12:20 pm

OKAY PEOPLE! PAY ATTENTION! I live about 20 minutes away from this bridge, and have gone there BY MYSELF to investigate the story. I was there for about two hours, in the dark, and NOTHING HAPPENED! The story is not true, and everyone who claims to have had encounters with a spirit is a FAKE. I brought my video camera with me, just in case, and there is nothing at all wierd that happened. It’s just a silly myth. AND I HAVE THE TAPE TO PROVE IT!!

abby says:

December 30, 2005, 2:21 am

actually i have gone there and it was spooky.i went with my frirends and i saw stuff hanging around .

Dawn says:

January 5, 2006, 11:20 pm

I have been there. If you go to the last house on the right, down the driveway, you will comw to a dirt road. Follow the dirt road as far as your car will allow, and you can see through the trees some sort of buildinng. Im not sure what builing it is. I have heard about the sanitaruim, but have never seen it and dont even know how to find it. Id like to see it though.

alison says:

January 25, 2006, 12:00 am

that sounds scary….i want to go! what do you people think would happen if i went? do you think i would be scared? im a tough gurl! i think me and my friend amy will go! sounds fun!

Josh says:

February 28, 2006, 2:05 pm

I have been there too. I saw this shck with a lot of dead animals in it, and then me and my brother ran FASt. There was this field and then a forest so we ran in the car and drove off to the clearing. the path was small, just big enough for my bro’s car to get thru. We got thru and we saw this big hospital that looked like it was three stories or so. It was darkish and had white splotches, kinda like a cow almost. We got the heck outta there and saw a mna walking towards it.

cameron says:

March 6, 2006, 1:51 pm

i have a hard time believing things like that of course i prolly wouldnt go because theres always a posobility but i also have a hard time believing things about mothman jerseydevil and i kinda believe in bigfoot not to much

Tyler says:

March 16, 2006, 3:52 pm

Let me tell you The Cops down at bunny mans bridge are AWFUL. the people that live back there(if you ever happen to see them……RUN…dont talk to them they are crazy.

Oh by the way…did any of you notice when you went there that behind the tracks a man named “dier” lives there….and in the front of his mailbox he has a Cross made from metal facing the bridge and it hasnt moved since 6 years ago when i first went to Bunny Mans Bridge.

The only thing we have seen up there is a massively HUGE hand print on the back window that spanned from about 3/4 down the back window to the top and it was Fingers and all no smudges like someone dragged there hand to make it look big or anything….Also a Ghost train runs on top of the bridge(this is fun scared the HELL out of me and my friends) the weird thing is….You dont hear it coming……You only see it when its on top of you basically……Oh dont get stuck down there with a crappy car either….Ours cut off on us under the bridge after the lights SURGED got super bright and then just cut off……So

Beware Bunny Mans BRIDGE is REAL….I dont know about the light **** on halloween i was there 2 years ago and nothing happened….

jessica says:

March 22, 2006, 5:43 pm

if you go you could still see blood on the bridge inside — i went during the dya

Alucard says:

March 25, 2006, 1:42 pm

The story Amber told is a story written by Timothy C. and is completely FAKE! I read it last night and there is no records of an Old Clifton Library anywhere.

Ziad Albermani says:

April 2, 2006, 6:58 pm

i live in virgina and i visited bunny mans bridge many times… there is no ghost, but there is a crazy homeless guy who lives half a mile away and goes there at night to mess around with people. if u walkt down the tracks u can see his tent, there is animal bones and traps, also a seatherd deer head

Grimey says:

April 10, 2006, 1:48 pm

Yo can some1 tell me if there really is a 3 or 4 story buildin in the woods near that shack. An if it is there can sum1 tell me wut it is an how to get there from charles city. I cant necessarily find directions to it considerin its rundown. Rundown **** like thats hard to find directions to, practically gotta rely on ppls info. I’ve explored multiple rundown condemned abandoned asylums & hospitals. Just like the Old Central State Mental Hospital in petersburg, now dats sum tight ****

Samantha says:

May 2, 2006, 12:53 pm

I’ve known many many people who have gone to the Bunny Man Bridge. One is my boyfriend. He says that there’s nothing there, but one of my friends says that when she was there, there was something there. She didn’t stick around to find out was going to happen. I have never been there, but I do plan to go. I believe it’s all real. Things like this do happen, and ghosts or spirits are real.

Armand says:

May 8, 2006, 4:05 pm

Check this out, it’s all mapped nice and neat. (sorry for the giant fat link) But prepare yourself for a well-lit midnight disappointment, as this area is developing rapidly. The road ended here only a few years ago, but there is a neighborhood forming around the bridge today.

Armand Banana the Funless Debunker says:

May 8, 2006, 4:54 pm

If youâ??re still looking, I have a good link to the Bunnyman legend here:


This site shows what the bridge USED to look like, which you can imagine at night:

This site shows it now, cleaned up and the road cleared and paved through:
(it’s a reprint of bunnyman unmasked)

And apparently it’s painted a nice creamy color now too:

Rumor has it there’s a bunnyman bridge in Reston too.. and one out in Loudoun County.. so there’s always hope

eric says:

May 31, 2006, 10:38 pm

If you go on top of the bridge, you can see the stone that has been eroded where the ropes were hanging off the bridge.

Charles says:

June 18, 2006, 2:00 pm

Yesterday 6/18/06 I went there with two of my friends around 1 AM. The whole area is creepy. Recently someone had died around the bridge area. Before you come to the bridge you should see a little shrine dedacated to a girl name Lauren. DO NOT TRUST THE LOCALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Charles says:

June 18, 2006, 2:09 pm

I forgot Nothing happened. I trying to find the crazy dude that lives in a so called shack with dead animal skin around his shack and that mental hospital.

Gina says:

June 18, 2006, 4:45 pm

I’ve been there many times and have never seen anything out of the ordinary. I did see the cross for Lauren, not sure who she is though. Probably one of many teens to die on Cliftons winding roads. BTW There is no Clifon library or asylum. That’s all made up to be part of the story.

GEORGE says:

September 2, 2006, 5:57 pm

Hey im George from Va beach and if anybody wants to see some crazy ghost places message me on I have EVP and videos of all types of crazy places in suffolk and va beach

Jack says:

September 2, 2006, 6:35 pm

Ok guys heres the deal. I lived my whole childhood walking distance away from the bridge. Me and my friends have been there many times before and even have gone on halloween. Now I’m not saying the spot isn’t haunted. I have personally heard things in tunnel that is below the bridge were the teenagers were hung outside. But me or any of my friends were ever hurt at the bridge. If traveling to the bridge though and want to get the full effect don’t visit during the day, all the accounts of anything supernatural have happened at night. Be aware also that at one end of the tunnel their are rocks so if you run scared make sure you don’t trip and get messed up and make the people of Fairfax County paranoid. A tip also will be to travel in groups, alot of spray painters visit the tunnel to leave their mark on the spot. So to avoid major conflict be in a group.

jacob purves says:

September 3, 2006, 11:04 pm

hey look i realy do want to see this but i dont know what to believe is this place haunted or not, please tell me if the stories are true because i am an extreme thrill seeker and i want to see this haunted stuff. so…can someone give me a strait answer or not

JUICY says:

September 7, 2006, 5:43 pm

i was walkin by and a plethera of bunnies **** all over my body and i was never able to walk again id advise u not to go there and bunny man raped and i couldnt **** correctly for three years

ang says:

September 27, 2006, 12:44 pm

I have been to bunny mans bridge several times myself and have seen a few things myself. I have tried to find the asylum and the shack but I have been unsuccessful, so if there is anyone who has good directions to these places from manassas I would really appreciate it alot. I’ve been investigating the bunny mans bridge for awhile and I have found alot of intersting things but I have looked for the ” Old Clifton Library” with no success either, I would like to know if it really exists and where it is. All the dates and supposed facts that people have found are from this library and I would really like to find the truth of this bridge, if there is anyone with this information please email me at: Thank you very much

unspoken says:

September 30, 2006, 3:34 pm

that sounds really creapy!
I would never go their even if i was paid half a million dollars and i also think that the other person who said they would take their family to that place is stupid and is basicually putting their families in danger and that would just upset me if somebody we’re to actually take their family up their.If I saw somebody or heard of somebody who went their i would kick their @#$ and smack them in the face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mandy says:

October 12, 2006, 9:54 pm

This story is just sick and twisted. Some-one tell me why some guy would want to slice and dice a bunch of kids when kids had nothing to do with the story….it is said that Bunny Man found his wife and child slashed and the police didn’t believe him so they threw him in a Insane Asylum…..why would he get revenge on kids…why not the police…makes more sence….in my opinion this story is false….

Erik says:

October 26, 2006, 8:58 pm

Does anyone know of a haunted halloween walk that happens around that area? I would like to go.

Chris says:

October 30, 2006, 7:43 pm

My experience with this bridge was more of a social comedy then a horror. 4 years ago my buddy Fidel and I hesitantly wondered into the woods with some scared GMU Frat children (7+ guys & 3 girls who arrived at the same time by chance). After forming into one large drunken mob we marched into the wood in search of the Evil Dead cabin and the sacred Boomstick. Not but 50 paces from the road and we began to be harassed by THE SHAKING TREE LIMBS OF DEATH!!!! Which after the initial urine factor, the real adults realized were just some neighborhood kids who shook so many branches in so many places as to create an illusion of a ghost (a VERY wind like ghost). Long story short, the GMU guys ran off leaving the 3 women alone walking with Fidel and myself (the nice). After a five minute hike I decided I’d had enough of the scary/annoying wind, and decided to charge one of the “trees.” I was expecting to pull the mask off the tree and find it to be Old Man – INSERT NAME HERE, but ended up tripping smack on my face. In defeat I walked back to the car never to see the cabin (which I know is back there), but I did see a good portion of a fraternity house get shamed/outed by tree limbs.

Well its Devil’s Night 06′ and I will be making my second trip back to The Ole’ Bunnyman Bridge. This time I know that they (local hicks/vampires) run along side the forest path making use of the train tracks to run silently through the night only to pop out in front of you. But I don’t care, both the people, location, and legend bring oput some weird creep factor that just can’t be found at a park or in a movie. If you see me there tonight feel free to stand behind me, cause I ain’t afraid of no ghosts.

Chris says:

October 31, 2006, 6:54 pm

Well I wish I could say I wasn’t afraid of other things as I am of ghosts. For instance the nice Fairfax County cop who was on top of us within 1 minute of arriving to the bridge. To his credit, he did point out these small “No Trespassing” signs (which is the last thing you look at when you come upon the infernal bridge) and forced us to leave. The entire time his face seemed to have a look of shame as though he knew how rediculous forcing people from the bridge was, and how much disappointment he was bringing to others… nay, himself. Nice guy though.

If you want to take a slight risk, avoid driving there altogether and park on another road intersecting the railroad tracks. On Google Earth there appears to be quite a few roads that intersect and 2 are within a 10 minute railroad track hike. In all I think the only thing you will find at night out there will at least be a cop, and for those stupid enough to have something illegal on them… probrably a lot more.

Till next year,

BonBon says:

November 12, 2006, 3:12 pm

I’ve heard a couple stories, one is of the mental institution which isn’t that far from the bridge, it’s abandoned now, you can go to it. One story says that there was 2 guys that excaped the intitution and they were found at the bridge, one hanging from it, the other surounded by bunny corpses and eating them. Another story is that the people didn’t want the mental house so close to them so they demanded all the inmates be moved, but the bus taking them got hit by a train and some died some escaped. All were found but 2 and they were later found at the bridge, one hangning from it, antoher surounded by bunny courpses and eating them. There are also sorties that it was the bunnyman that killed naught children and adult that came wandering by the bridge, some found hanging. But some say it’s just a myth but then, why must the police put surveilance around the bridge. I’ve never seen the records, but some articles and writting say that they’ve checked out the story and the intitution that the bus was heading too didn’t fit the date because it wasn’t built yet, then again they could’ve been transporting them somewhere else and they say that there are no records of any deaths near that bridge, but stories come from somewhere right?

Liz says:

November 24, 2006, 9:49 am

Not that I am a disbeliever, because I do believe in
the Bunnyman Bridge, but I will get into that in a
minute…I read that there is no library in Clifton on the clifton historic website.

As for the BunnyMan himself, well, a friend of mine
and I went to the bridge yesterday afternoon on our
way to a her friend’s parent’s house for Thanksgiving
dinner. Before she got to the bridge and hit her
breaks, I had an overwhelming feeling of headrush and
then a massive headache. We drove the full route of
Fairfax Station Road, and exited through Clifton Road
onto route 123. My headache left as soon as we were on
Route 123. We saw many carcuses (sp?) on the road on
our journey out. I sensed something at the bridge, I know I did.

Stephen says:

November 26, 2006, 2:31 am


We went there as we had friends in from michigan that saw this place on the internet. We went there and there was a sign no trespassing so drove through and parked on other side of road with lights on. We walked through the tunnel and nothing. However, as we walked away 4 of us got very sour stomachs and we felt some kind of pressence for sure. We drove back through tunnel and as we went up the hill our SUV pulled to the right kinda like a jerking of the car and 4 of use again got very upset stomachs. It was a bit werid as I was doing the driving. I wonder if something happened in that area of the road ?

I am not sure about stories but for sure I sensed something there as I walked away from the tunnel.


Lucy says:

December 17, 2006, 2:56 am

thats freaky no on ever go there or youll DIE!!!!!!!!!!! ha ha but it is sorta true if u dont be carefull….. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

alicia says:

December 17, 2006, 9:56 am

omg if you think that is true then you keep doing wat your doing buddy. that is not the true story.

Caren says:

December 25, 2006, 11:32 pm

okaii….so i went there yesterday and i dunno y people con tinue to exagerrate the story….its clearly not that serious…ive been there many times…anyway….

when you’re going down fairfax station and your about to make that right to Colchester Rd toward the bridge there are a couple missing posters…ever since ive been visiting the bridge ive been thinkinn about taking a poster as a souvineer or sumthin and i did last night…it was a teenage girl and her name was sumthing McGee….i forgot hger first name but if anyone noes anything about that email me because im interested about it

there was also a little memorial on the side of the road…of sumone else that obviously died there… what ever info i can get about that will help…thanx

Jon says:

March 8, 2007, 3:58 pm

I visited Bunnyman’s Bridge, completely skeptical of everything I’ve heard. Ofcoarse, it wasn’t Halloween or any particular date.

Its a pretty creepy place to visit alone at night, but other than that I didn’t notice anything.

Rodd from centreville high school says:

March 14, 2007, 5:08 pm

Hey ok soo this Friday the 16 or the 17 but yea me and 3 ppl are goin we wana know whats the real deal lol we gona take cameras! and all this ****! lol
i really wana go soo BADD ^_^ 4 some reason i knwo its gona B- fun

Amber says:

March 16, 2007, 5:19 pm

Holy ****!!! that is so freaking scary,i really do believe it!!

incarcerated in chesterfield jail says:

August 17, 2007, 2:13 pm

i used to live their before i got locked up and i never heard about it i guess i will have to check it out when i get out in 2009

JOSS says:

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jackie says:

October 7, 2007, 4:59 pm

My friend’s dad use to know the man said to be the bunny man. I was freaked out to be around him for the longest time!!! He said he almost got the bunny man put in jail but he couldn’t do it to his friend.

Raevan says:

October 8, 2007, 5:43 pm

That story sounds very interesting but as I was reading the posted comments…..well at first I didnt believe it but then as i was reading the comments i could see that some of ya’ll have been there. Where is it may i ask? Do ya’ll know if the man?

none of your business says:

October 8, 2007, 6:28 pm


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Tanner says:

October 10, 2007, 9:35 pm

I think the story is true. I know it hasn’t been proved but how do you explain the dead people. Also can you see the Asylum and shack from local. live or google maps? I don’t plan to go there because i dont feel like dieing very soon.

bob bradley says:

October 11, 2007, 11:37 am

i also think that the stroy is true. What else would explain all of the dead bodies and weird sightings? But who is the bunnyman? Where is he? Is he still alive or is he just a carcass buried in dirt? Can he still kill you or is he a dormant geezer in the woods? Does he walk around with a walker and a ax or what he has to be dead hes over 100+ years old.

Baillie says:

October 14, 2007, 1:23 am

I live in the general area of the Bunnyman Bridge. Lived there my entire life (and no, most of us locals aren’t crazy) When I was little, my mom and I got lost on our way to my piano lesson and we went under the bridge to turn around (Note: This was before I knew the story). We went under slowly and I just had a weird eerie feeling.

Years later, I went back with some friends. We walked under the bridge and it just didn’t feel right. It felt as though someone was watching us. Not to mention it was quite chilly (and it was a summer day). We didn’t stay for long. I do believe something goes on there.

Paranormal activity doesn’t happen 24/7. If you ask me, I’d say you should go back to Bunnyman Bridge more than once. Three times is a charm.

Richard says:

October 22, 2007, 6:48 pm

You probably felt like you were being watched cause about 2 years ago someone installed a camera right under the bridge. Now I’m not sure if it works or not…but every time I’ve gone out there you hear weird things from the backside of the bridge and it really doesn’t matter what time of day, i was in my work truck and it stalled, went back that night and my own personal car stalled. Police are trying to cut down on kids going out there but just be careful cause they will get you for trespassing but it’s almost worth it to try and figure this story out.

Ed says:

October 25, 2007, 6:14 pm

Hopefully this will end the endless fuel that people keep adding to the “Legend” of the Bunnyman bridge, and that’s all that it is. So sick and tired of people posting **** on her that isnt true.

amg says:

November 17, 2007, 9:13 pm

you guys are nuts. I used to live out there. I have been there at midnight, daylight and avery time inbetween. I used to hang out in the woods, there is a creek to the right of it, and look for crawfish, and find them! If you follow the road to the end there used to be a gravel road that went off to the left and down a hill. The only wierd thing I ever noticed was a group of dead trees in a circle with big healthy trees all around. That area is blocked off now because of all the teenage drinking. The place is NOT scarey at all.

michell says:

November 20, 2007, 5:35 pm

the story sound pretty kool so my friends and i are trying to go to the bridge this week or the next but i also want to get to the “shack” and the “hospital/mental place” so if anyone has direction on how to get there that would be awsome
hit me up at if you do….

amg says:

November 23, 2007, 9:42 pm

the mental hospital is gone. It was off of compton road. It is now a residential neighborhood. The “shack” is on private property. If you trespass the owner CAN shoot as the area is zoned agricultural and the use of firearms is allowed on the property.

Marvin says:

December 8, 2007, 3:41 am

Ok, Where is this place because I was there for about an hour in a half looking for this place and all I found was a stupid dog that I almost ran over and hit a trashcan, so if anyone can help me out and tell me the exact location on this place I will really apreciate it

YO MOMMA says:

December 11, 2007, 4:55 pm

What kind of name is Bunny Man Bridge? Is it haunted by a man who wears a pink bunny costume
thats so gay

amg says:

December 18, 2007, 8:22 pm

to get to bunny man bridge from ox road (rt. 123) take fairfax station road west until you t-bone Colchester road.
turn left onto colchester road and drive straight into the lame bunny man bridge.

Now if you are coming from Braddock rd. turn onto Colchester rd. and follow it till it dead ends. Bunny man bridge is the ONLY bridge on that road.

The man with the golden gun says:

December 20, 2007, 6:50 am

I have urinated all over bunnyman bridge on several occasions.

Sarah says:

January 9, 2008, 3:50 pm

To Charles (6/18/2006 post):
The ‘shrine’ that you saw by the bridge is further up the road, it is where a girl died in a car accident a few years ago. Clifton is a very dark place with tons of winding narrow roads surrounded by trees. It has nothing to do with locals, just an unfortunate car accident.
As far as the bridge goes, I’ve been there many times. It’s ‘scary’ because Clifton is just a dark area surrounded by woods in general. I’ve never seen anything, nor have I known anyone who has seen anything. Clifton itself has a few ghosts however, as many soldiers from the Civil War fought there hundreds of years ago.

Lana says:

January 9, 2008, 3:55 pm

To get to bunnyman bridge:
Take Ox Road (route 123) South– going away from Reston going towards Lorton.
Turn Right on Fairfax Station Road. The road will split, stay to the right.
Go to the end of Fairfax Station Road, it will come to a T, turn left (onto Colchester Road). Keep going straight to follow Colchester (don’t get back on Fairfax Station Rd). The bridge is straight ahead.

Johnny Boyy says:

January 9, 2008, 4:40 pm

Okay, so January 6th, 2008. me and my best friend Dylan decide to go there one morning . We had a sleepover the night before and we wanted to go then, but the night was rainy and we didn’t want his parents finding out that we snuck out because we’d be all in muddy clothes. Anyway, we decided to skateboard there since we love skateboarding. Dylan lives in downtown Clifton so we head out from Main Street, past Clifton Rd. We then skated through Newman Rd then turned right onto Fairfax Station Road.
Now, the whole trip was full of steep hills which we enjoyed riding on. Fairfax Stn Rd is a lot different though. At about 2/3 through the road was this HUUUUGE Hill. My friend went ahead and skated down it like nothing was wrong. I thought I could do the same thing. NOT. As I was skating down the last part of the road, I noticed I was gaining a LOT of speed. I started panicking and my board started to wobble. I knew that if I wobbled too much I could crash into a tree. I stomp on the ground as quickly as I could and WOOOAAH! I flew for about 3 seconds in the air then rolled like soccer ball for about 7 seconds until I finally stopped the roll with left hand. I didn’t get seriosuly injured but I did get a bad scrape on my right elbow. So yeah, TALK ABOUT BAD LUCK!!!

Then we turned right onto Colchester road and saw this memorial for this girl named “Lauren”. I was pretty freaked out but I joked with my friend that “Her ghost now haunts that part of the road!” He got all freaked out.
So then we skate the rest of the way down to Bunnyman Bridge. I got a relieved but eerie feeling when I got there with Dylan. There it was, Bunnyman Bridge. Now I was and still am a bit skeptical about the stories and rumors. As soon as me and Dylan took our first steps, we felt this negative energy. SERSLY, YOU COULD FEEL IT. We heard some people talking and we thought they coming this way. It was just a couple walking their two white hair colored husky dogs. We said Hi and everything then they continued on with their walk. As soon as you couldn’t hear them anymore, my friend starting talking about “the big flash of light you see before you die” there. Then we noticed how our voices echoed WAY TOO MUCH for a tiny little bridge like that.
We both grabbed our skateboards and started banging certain parts of the tunnel that we thought were HOLLOW. We made epic echoes. Right after they ended, we started hearing things. Went walked out to the other side and nobody was there. We climbed on top of the bridge and looked around the area. nobody. We then jumped when we heard my friends cell phone ring. It was my sister and she wanted to meet up with us at this Ice Rink in Reston. We agreed but we wouldn’t meet up till 2:30 hours later. Right when we hung up, WE SWEAR we heard children screaming from somewhere in the woods or BELOW us in the tunnel. Dylan then brought out his camera and we started taking pictures of ourselves in front and inside of the tunnel. We then went through the tunnel one more time to get back to Colchester. Even though it was (and still is) January, IT WAS FREEZING IN THERE. We got so freaked out, we ran and as we ran a flock of crows (I think) flew right above us and started to “caw” at us real loudly. We ran as fast as we could and right when we passed that “Lauren Memorial” they stopped cawwing at us.

We then had a bit of bad luck the rest of the day, we spent all our money at this expensive cafe before we could go ice skating. My sister’s best friend got into argument with her. My baby brother got sick that night. Not to mention I couldn’t get my scrape treated till the next day.

I think Bunnyman gives you bad luck and/or something paranormal happens to you. Not to mention Clifton’s had a pretty bad past as some people have told me (like murders and weird accidents).

Okay, well that’s pretty much all I can give you for right now. Maybe the Bunnyman stories could’ve been just myths but SOMETHING is there. And it’s not good.
I should know, I was there in broad daylight, with my best friend.

Your Welcome,

cindy says:

February 1, 2008, 12:43 pm

Well my mommy told me when her and her boyfriend and hos friends went up there where the hospital where crazy people go to they heard laughter and then they went inside the hospital thiing and they heard the laughter again and since they were yung and dumb (lol) they folled the laughter and ended up at the brigde and they said they saw little arms and fingers and then they looked under the bridge and say something moving!

rod says:

February 7, 2008, 6:09 pm

who would name this place ”the bunny man bridge,”
yet is it some folktale, and is it a sidewalk, or something and i bring cash if hes int rested for letting me have good luck, but idk lmao

Colin says:

February 10, 2008, 3:15 am

IVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY LIARS TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. PATHETIC! OK first off, the whole story on this page about it,is completely wrong! none of that is even in the folklore of the place. whoever wrote this info on the place had never been, nor has ever heard the real/fake story.I live in walking distance of it and have lived there, well here (Clifton) all my life. Been there tons of times all night long. Even in the woods all around the place, night/day outings.There’s nothing out of the ordinary or weird about it. anybody who says so is either an idiot or paranoid like crazy or mostly, a liar. Yes, it is ominous because it’s the most random structure in the whole town area but its a damn crossing for a train! thats it!

Another thing, all these kids up there talking about how “they” went to the insane asylum and theres a “hospital” and its “still there in the woods”, “we walked or drove to it” blah blah is LYING! HAHA there is no buildings back there in the woods! u cant even drive more than barely a 100 yards past the bridge! it’s been blocked for years! and even if it wasn’t blocked, theres trees the size of buildings at the end of the road! wherever they said they went, wasn’t bunny man bridge in Clifton!

The most widely circulated written version entitled The Clifton Bunny Man and signed by Timothy C. Forbes, Virginia, was posted on a Web site called Castle of Spirits around 1999. This version of the tale is actually quite notable because of the number of specific facts given. Forbes claims that in 1904 inmates from an insane asylum escaped while being transferred to Lorton Prison. One of these escapees, Douglas J. Grifon, murdered fellow escapee Marcus Wallster and eventually became the Bunny Man. Not only is the location identified, but also the names of several victims and the dates of their murders. The story ends with a challenge for the reader to check with the Clifton Town Library for verification of the facts.

HERES THE HARSH REALITY FROM SOMEONE (ME) WHO ACTUALLY LIVES HERE KIDS….Little effort was required to show that all of the specifics given in the Forbes version are FALSE. FIRST– there has NEVER been an asylum for the insane in Fairfax County, EVER! SECOND– Lorton Prison didn’t come into existence until 1910, and even then it was an arm of the District of Columbia Corrections system, not Virginia’s. THIRD– neither Grifon nor Wallster appear in the court records of Fairfax County. HERES THE BEST PART—- there is NOT and has NEVER been a Clifton Town Library! SO, what im saying is this- Theres no bunny man, theres no curse, its not bad luck. theres houses right next to it 10 feet away. if the **** was haunted, the people would have moved don’t u think? or there would have been more murders within the 30 years ive lived here and as for the ghost kids “laughing” and “screaming”..uh yeah, theres like hundreds of kids in the area, at all times! so come and check it out! only thing that’ll scare you, is yourself. hey!

Marylin says:

February 22, 2008, 8:44 pm

I know for a fact that the bunny man does exist. I have seen him with my own eyes.I was a kid when my friend and I saw him in the woods near a bridge where I used to live. he tried to grab us but we ran home and told our parents but of course they didn’t believe us. But the funny thing was is that he was atleast 6ft tall and he was a complete bunny but standing on two legs. I dont care what anyone says I saw what I saw and it still haunts me to this day.

Marylin says:

February 22, 2008, 8:49 pm

how can you say it is a lie when 28 people were murdered and hung from the bridge? Back in 58 a couple of teenagers went there being idiots and the police found them the next day to two boys hanging from one side of the bridge mutilated and the girl was hung on the other side. And another one was when a girl and her two friends went up there. When one of the girls got frustrated and wanted to leave she was callinf for her friends and when she turned around she ran into them but they were hanging from the bridge mutilated. The bunnyman story is real and stories I just told you are real cause it was told on the show “Scariest places on Earth” and their are police reports. Now how do you explain 28 deaths and people hanging from the bride mutilated?

amg says:

February 27, 2008, 2:23 pm

i think you were on acid. there were no mass murders. do you believe everything you see on TV? that show is a bunch of ****. if you want facts try researching old news paper articles for your so called facts

Amanda says:

February 27, 2008, 5:52 pm

Im Mean I’ve Been there With My Friend Tommy. We Walked Up To The Bridge Together, And At 12 A Flash Of Light Came Over Us And A Hauled A** Back To Our Car And My Friend Tommy Never Was Seen Again. So It’s True.

Tommy says:

February 27, 2008, 5:55 pm

Amanda i’m here in spirit,the flash of light was a big j coming towards my face i ended up on cloud 9 stoned out of my mind…thanks bunny man that was the chronic.

amykillswitch says:

February 28, 2008, 1:03 am

this story is such bullshit. link up all of the so called “stories”. none of them match. plus look at all the key words they give us. (halloween, ax murderers, bright lights, men dressed in bunny suits, people hanging from bridges) gee, it sounds like a great horror movie doesn’t it?

if you go to well researched websites like ohhh let me see….the fairfax county website, you’ll see it has all been de-bunked.

Anabell says:

February 28, 2008, 11:21 am

Well i went there with 3 other friens and i wanted 2 leave so i went with my friend vicky back 2 the car then.Ana came 2 the car and i asked her were’s lori and she just toke us home. Then whe hear someone laugh.

victoria says:

February 28, 2008, 9:53 pm

DO NoT GO THERE U WILL DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it all started when me and my friends went there we did not belive the storys so we went there when we got there lupita,corina,deisy,and me saw a spirit we stared at it for a long time and we made a run for it we got so scared we had 2 leave it was******** ********

Ana says:

February 29, 2008, 11:21 am

Well if u dont think its 4 reals that go but when someone u really think as family or ur family there dies then ur going to regret ever going there.

brant says:

February 29, 2008, 7:42 pm

Yes, it would be a good horror movie, I hope it becomes one, or I want to make one. However, I would love it if it were real, I love to be freaked out.


Nick says:

March 5, 2008, 6:33 pm

This urban legend is the most well known in North Virginia, but its flawed. For starters, there wern’t even any mental institutions built around Fairfax in that time era.

Anon says:

March 13, 2008, 3:57 pm

It certainly is an eerie area, but the closest thing to paranormal we encountered was my boyfriend shutting the car down mid-tunnel, and pretending it did it on its own.

I’ve heard about 3 different variations of the bunnyman story, and so far this site seems to have the most credible story involving the legend:

krissy says:

March 15, 2008, 7:06 pm

I SAW HIM!!! I SAW HIM!!!! Go late at night and feed him carrots, he is actually really friendly. He gave me a rabbit foot for good luck!

bunny man says:

March 30, 2008, 9:01 pm

this is the bunny man. please come to see me. I am lonely and bored. Would like someone to play with. Remember to say bunny-man three times. Please wait on me. I might be busy. Please bring some veggies for bunny stew. If I don’t show after thirty minutes come to mental hospital. You will not be disappointed.

Colin says:

April 5, 2008, 8:15 pm

Marilyn, your an idiot! if you do your research, you’ll know and find out that the information on that gay show “scariest places on earth” is neither extablished, published or researched. Every location is presented by its local folklore and the residents who reside in the local area of the locations presented. LIKE I SAID! I LIVE IN WALKING DISTANCE FROM IT! LIKE 100 FEET OR SO! I’ve lived here for about 30 years and my family before me, since the 40’s on! there was no murders in the 19th or 20th century ever! Maybe back when it was a non existant area, but there is still no confirmed and true evidence or information, worldwide to prove any of it, neither would anybody ever know! if there was, wouldnt you think it’d be in this town? the town where the location resides? Your a believer of **** like millions! the only people who say that **** are people that dont live here! and no marilyn, there are no police reports! I have cops in the family from fairfax all the way to spotsylvania VA, theres never even been a case in that location! ever! trust me, its peaked my interest millions of times! so quit lighting up, get your *** out the holy glow of your tv and read somethin true, and back up what you say when your nowhere near the truth, or location of what your talking about.

Shannon says:

April 13, 2008, 1:09 pm

I was there 2 nights ago at midnight it is CREEPY AS ****

madison says:

April 13, 2008, 5:02 pm

the story is told a little bit different from the way i heard it….in my story that i heard,the guy went crazy and killed his family and went to jail for it then he escaped and somehow found the birdge then children played around the birdge then were found DEAD!!!

Lane says:

April 26, 2008, 12:21 pm

The bridge is just a bridge. The ‘stories’ surrounding it are just myths. They have grown over the years also. Every person who hears a ‘story’and believes it, adds a little bit more to the ‘story’. There is NO truth to this myth. My family has been living near the bridge for over 120 years– no truth to any of those tall tales.

some guy says:

May 4, 2008, 12:42 pm

Not worth it at all. Don’t worry about coming, it’s not worth any of your time.

Hollyann says:

May 8, 2008, 9:59 am

OMG! That is so scary! I never ever EVER want to go ther (maybe I do). I love hearing about ghost stories. They are so awsome! This is the best one yet!! :)

michelle says:

May 9, 2008, 8:06 pm

the travel channel did a show on haunted va and the bunny man bridge was on there but the story was different but i really think this would be a cool place to see

alex says:

July 1, 2008, 2:32 pm


Bianca says:

July 1, 2008, 4:08 pm

I just went last night with a couple of friends, it is a creepy area and it got creepier because our echoes were way too loud and after our echoes comes a loud scary sound, I am not saying there is presence or ghost but I do want a logical explanation to that!

summer says:

July 8, 2008, 5:33 pm

my next door neighbor actually lived in an active haunted house b4 she moved here. she took me to that house once (its empty b/c no1 will live there) and there was doors slamming cabbinets opened and the thermostat would go from HOTT to COLD by itself and right be4 we left the trash can flew across the back yard )it was the citys can(. it was really scary! but its not near the bunny man bridge i’ve never been to the bridge. this house is in portsmouth va
my emails are:

summer says:

July 9, 2008, 5:30 pm

ok my email is different now so if yo want to email me now email me @

RR says:

July 10, 2008, 2:19 am

I went out to Bunny Man Bridge some years back when I was in high school, because I live so close to Clifton. The whole thing is completely unremarkable. There is no ‘shack’ no ‘mental institution.’ Just a bridge with some gravel.

My advice is to NOT go out there, not because it’s boring as hell, but because the Police patrol that area regularly and will force you to leave. They’ve had enough problems with vandals out there as is.

casey says:

July 13, 2008, 7:23 pm

i went there 2 days ago at night, in the pitch black, got out of my car and nothing scary or tight was around there, its a waste of gas to be honest

Ian says:

July 17, 2008, 1:20 am

I suggest that you not bother going there, and if you do not to linger for long. Some people think that it feels eerie at the bridge. I was more worried about cops. Police patrol the area regularly and the bridge is now under constant CCTV surveillance.

BTW, there is no record of there ever being a mental institution anywhere nearby Clifton. It’s a myth.

bianxx says:

July 18, 2008, 6:44 pm

a few nights a go i also saw “scariest places on earth” my step sister danielle told me the show was fake but interesting ive been researching and wondering about the myth if it was real is there a bunnyman ???? who knows? i dont plan to go there because i dont wana take any chances just incase the myth is true ive heard many sides of the story so im not sure if anyone has any information on the myth please i m me at phillygurll08 thxx – bianx<3

kendall says:

July 27, 2008, 7:33 pm

So my friends and I went 2 check out the bunnyman bridge and nothing happened. We walked under the bridge but the only thing to be scared of was the fear of getting hit by an unseen car soaring down the road like they r on a drag strip. I must say I was very dissappointed!

Pamela K. Kinney says:

August 6, 2008, 3:27 pm

I am writing a book for Schiffer Publishing on myths, legends, folklore, and bizarre true stories of Virginia. I already have one book publsihed by Schiffer, Haunted Richmond.
I have a Bunnyman of Virginia chapter in this new book. The website from the librarian would be the truth behind what is an urban legend. On the asylum, well, there are facts that show that this has nothing to do with the ax wielding murderer. The closest and I believe what the gentleman who researched it would be couple instances of someone in a bunny costume threatening people that are on police reports back in the 70s. By the way, this bunny man never murdered anyone.
But this is a neat urban legend, untrue as it is like all urban legends, that like all gets passed on by others who keep the story going. There is someone who started it–a real bunny man and it got embellished in the long run. Just like the “Richmond vampire”, a real man named W.W. Poole, but never a vampire.

Fredrick says:

August 10, 2008, 6:19 am

me and my friends diceded to go there as a joke one night. It was the worst night of my life, i swear to god. We where walking up the track one by one behiond each other to make sure nothing happened. Every now and again we heard this laughing. Then i felt a soft hand, brush the back of my leg. I looked back, but i couldnt see a thing, considering i was at the back of the line. Suddenly, i felt a slight tug at my pants whilst i contiued to walk and fear over come me and i wasnt able to scream. All of a sudden, i was knocked over by some kind of fource and my pants appeared to be missing. Then this dark silloutte appeared over me. I was frightened, and wasnt able to top shacking when i noticed his clothes where made out of fur. It must have been the bunny man, i would bet my life on it. With a wicked laugh, he lent over and pushed his hand against my mouth making all chance of me able to scream escape me. he turned me over and pushed my face into the dirt, still holding his nad to my face. I found it difficult to breathe when i felt a hand rub against my bottum. Then something began to prod its way into my arshole it was pain ful, and i let out a slight sigh of pain. then just as soon as it started, it was over. He had left, with the only mark he had left on me to show it was real was a number carved into my back with some sort of sharp knife. it read the number ’23’ and a painful, tenderised arshole. Stubbenly i was trying to run away from the sceane, it felt like something was lodged up my arsehole. I reached my hand back, to find a lucky rabbits foot. Too this day, i still feel that it was this that saved my life that night.

Panala says:

August 10, 2008, 6:29 am

Fredrick, i feel your pain. Unfortunetly i was number 16. Mounths after i was raped, i began to feel this tingeling in my uterous, like fur was brushing up against it. For a while, i felt it quite erotic till, the feeling would not leave. I began to fear that the bunny man was haunting my uterous. I had a fellow friend, who happaned to be a preist. He did all the exassisum techniqes he could use, but nothing seem to work. He continued to place a funnel in my ******, and poured holy water in. This too didnt work, so i gave up and tried to live with the feeling of unholyness. Untill nine mounths later, i gave birth to this messed up baby.
It seemed to be half rabbit, half humen. In other words a freak.
It was a home birth, so instead of the humilation, i drowned it in a toilet bowl and burnt it so it was unreconisable. Only one person knows this story, and he never talked to me again. I felt like i could tell you this as others went threw the same thing

Sam says:

August 13, 2008, 8:09 pm

Hi,im 10 years old and im scared to go there because another website said that you can see limbs of CHILDREN hanging from the trees surrounding it.

PLEASE give me advice if i sould go there or not

Angel says:

August 15, 2008, 5:44 pm

I have been there and I have yet to experience a damn thing. I even climbed to the top where the railroad track is located. Again, NOTHING! People live around that bridge on either side…I mean houses about 30 feet from the bridge, and they will call the police on your ***. LOL

Cliftonboy says:

August 15, 2008, 7:56 pm

So I’ve lived on Colchester Road for the last 15 years and HAVE NEVER heard of anyone being raped by the bunnyman ghost. I have had some weird encounters there, but it could have been b/c my friends and I used to smoke pot out there. I’ve heard of cars turning off while driving under the bridge and I’ve actually seen kids chanting under the bridge, but the stories about being raped by some bunnyman sound bogus to me.
e-mail me at if you disagree.

Amanda says:

August 21, 2008, 10:46 am

I went last night and nothing . I didnt hear anything or see anything. I think its a fake. He might have been there in 1905 , but he isnt there now …HES DEAD.

November says:

September 28, 2008, 11:01 pm

you know from what i have heard is that there is a house not far from the bunnybridge.and if yougo in there you will see blood oozeing from the wall and also you will hear someone in there and he has been known to hurt people that went in there

Mark says:

October 6, 2008, 4:55 pm

I went there, it was creepy. Most of you are overreacting. Furthermore I didn’t see any body parts hanging, blood dripping, and maniacal laughter mostly found in hollywood movies.

bunnyman says:

October 25, 2008, 10:44 pm

my friends and i made a video for a school project there was once. its a spooky looking bridge but we didnt hear or see anything. lots of rumors though. one night at a party close by my drunk friend decided that he would go to bunnyman bridge by himself to prove nothing was there. well..he went there and sat there for 2 hours drinking beer and smoking weed and nothing happened to him. and this was at 1:30 at night!! and to prove he was there he kept us updated through videos and pics through his video phone! so yea its all a bunch of rumors. but the place does look creepy with the long narrow pink bridge.

Tim says:

October 29, 2008, 5:50 pm

I rolled to the bridge about a year ago during the evening..It was pretty sketchy but it’s probably only worth going at night..

Allen says:

January 10, 2009, 5:00 pm

I have been to bunnyman bridge many times. Im not going to lie i have experienced many wierd things there. Out of the 8 times ive been their 5 times the car has shut off unlocked windows go down with nobody in the car. Ive never been down to the shack tho i didnt even realize there was one there… looks like i will go investigate. By the way my car is only 2 years old so its not like my car dies all of the time! but beware the fairfax county police do not put up with people near that bridge ive been stopped once and they denied any wierd things happing. But when you drive down those roads the closer you get to the bridge the colder it gets….

Johnny says:

January 19, 2009, 11:50 am

I definitely think the Fairfax County Police are covering up something that happened there, maybe because they didn’t want the town to have a bad reputation or something. I mean, why do police keep patrolling the god damn bridge?! If nothing ever happened, why do they keep an eye on it? If I was like town mayor and some horrible murder or murders happened at the bridge, I would probably cover it up for the sake of the town too. I’m not saying it has anything to do with bunnies or spirits, but I definitely think something horrible happened there.

If you’ve seen the film “Urban Legend”, you’ll get what I mean.
I might have to investigate this myself…

Meccana says:

February 14, 2009, 5:12 pm

I really do belive in the story. My friend and i walk to the bridge all the time and the rub marks where he hung the boddies are there. I wish i could go on holloween but police gard it with all there lives. People used to sell drugs in the bridge and the polic were chasing them and the people who were selling the drugs ran into our property and the police told us to evacuate our house because they thought the people were in our barn. It was extremly scary :O

Kim says:

March 21, 2009, 12:39 am

Bunny Man Bridge sure is a creepy place to go. Day or night. In order to turn your car around and go back you have to drive under the bridge because the road is so narrow. As you come upon the bridge the road gets more narrow and is basicly gravel a few hundred feet before it, under it and past it. And it’s very very dark down there. Police wont let you go down there anymore on Halloween I don’t think. I’ve been about 5 minutes from it for 16 years and I’ve only been about 3 times. It’s far too scary.

jose says:

March 26, 2009, 7:03 pm

poeple getting raped? is that true…im just a 10 year old boy (in fth grade so i know what rape is) and i dont believe it…and i would nt go there for the world…maybe i would…so is the bunny man real? is the shack and hospital real?

is the bunny mans name dugles griffen?

Rocky says:

May 5, 2009, 8:07 pm

I live on the road of the bunny man bridge and can see it from my front yard and it is a erie experience at night if you are alone but im used to it but I just dont like how many woods are in my yard

Nate says:

May 12, 2009, 2:51 am

Okay, Fairfax county has painted over the graffiti (it’s a shame, it was actually nice), and the bridge is under 24 hour camera surveillance. The residents WILL call the cops on you. You’ve been warned.

Grew up in the area, everyone has heard of Bunnyman. Been there many times, even in the middle of the night, nothing. It is listed as one of the most haunted places in Northern Virginia, though.

Erin says:

July 2, 2009, 9:51 am

I cannot believe you people think this place is real. Do you also think the Amittyville Horror was a true story? Geeze people, grow a brain and do the research. There never was, nor ever has been, an insane asylum in Northern VA. Now, how do I know this? Well, I’ve lived in NOVA my whole life, and I READ! Which means I have the ability to think, and therefor can detect the bull**** that is in these “real life” accounts. Anybody who believes this story must also think Paris Hilton is worth the attention she gets. Seriously people, stop being sheep and letting the mass media rule your lives.

David says:

July 30, 2009, 5:59 pm

david says i will like to go there to is it in georgia,augsta,south carolina,or aiken

jewels says:

October 30, 2009, 6:00 pm

Oct. 30th 2009
My friend and I went last weekend. Didnt see anything. Walked under the bridge and we both felt the tempature drop quickly. She wanted to continue on to the railroad tracks said she was feeling something up there. She fell down half way up. we went down the road all the way till it was a dead end and said no tresspassing. we went through anyway and we didnt see any fresh animal kill at all. Looks like NOTHING HAS happened for several halloweens now so maybeits not true…. who knows I didnt visually see anything…………………

shannon says:

November 28, 2009, 2:00 pm

i went there with my best freind and bunny man killed my best freind we searched for her everywhere but couldnt finnd her. DONT GO THERE EVER

Jane says:

December 11, 2009, 10:17 am

Um, what the hell? This is NOT the story of The Bunny Man Bridge at ALL!!!!! The Bunny Man was Douglas J. Grifon. He escape from an asylum in 1904. He mutilated bunnies, leaving their dead bodies for people to find. He also killed his escaped companion Marcus A. Wallster. He hung him from Bunny Man Bridge. It’s said he still haunts the area, killing kids who stray too close at midnight on Hallow’s Eve. SO GET IT RIGHT!!!!

Christine says:

December 16, 2009, 11:46 pm

Soo i really want to know if all this is true..i go to the university of alabama, but live here, and theres an old criminally insane asylum my friends and i go to check out. It’s rundown cus they tried buring it down and theres also an old hospital nxt to it. But i’d really like to know if the cabin and the hospital are actually true or not because i’d love to check it out. Be Safe Everyone….FFx Cops aren’t the nicest cops…trust me from experience…

VA resident says:

January 25, 2010, 10:49 am

So my husband and I drove over to this bridge in clifton, va after work this past friday. We arrived and it was just beginning to become dusk. The bridge itself is pretty neat a one lane tunnel bridge with the railroad track going over top of it. However nothing unusual happened. It felt a little creepy but I think that is only because the woods around there in the winter time look that way. Also if you do enough research even just on the internet you’ll find that there has never been an insane asylum around that area ever! About the so called shack people found. I did not see one but then again we did not go wandering around. There a bunch of really big houses back there. At the end of the road it dead ends with a sign that states no trespassing. This is where so many others have claimed to have gotten out and walked down to the shack. These people here don’t mess around for calling the police so unless you want a trespassing violation I sugguest you do not do it or else ask the person who’s land it is for permission before hand. Nothing strange there again and the tunnel has been painted over in white so many times due to spray painters as well. If you want to see what the tunnel looks like go here . To find the bridge just follow colchester road until it deads ends. It’s the only bridge on the road.

maddie says:

April 4, 2010, 3:43 pm

this isnt even the right

kristen says:

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MissyCieeee says:

June 1, 2010, 11:38 am

And i bet every lasst one of yaww died ! !
because the legend is also trueee
so hink twicee

MissyCieeee says:

June 1, 2010, 11:41 am

And i bet all yaww died ! !
because the myth iss so truee big dummiesss
r.i.p to all the retards thatt wentt

Gregory Maynard says:

June 23, 2010, 3:31 pm

This is just dang crazy. I been livin neer this bridge all my life. Shoot, ain’t no “Bunnyman” around here. The only shack around there is mine. There ain’t no animals hangin’ up in it neither. I skin them out in the woods and just hang the hides on the wall. It makes the place look kinda purty I think. I got me some of my homemade windchimes hangin out in the trees around here cuz I like the way they sound. But there ain’t nothing spooky out here. Ya’ll don’t come hangin around here lookin for no spooks. This is my place and I don’t like trespassers. People are just all the time trespassin on my property. It makes me mad as fire. They always make a mess. They throw stumps and stuff on my land. I hate people! Kids are okay tho. I kinda like kids. I gotta few hangin around here somewheres. They don’t make no messes tho. They’re real quiet too. Anyways, don’t you come around here lookin for no “Bunnyman”. I don’t wanta have to hurt nobody else.

Jewels says:

June 23, 2010, 8:05 pm

OMG!!! Get a grip people , My friend and I are both alive!!!!!! There is no such thing, and for you Mr. Gregory Maynard, you are just trying to spook people!!!!!!!!! You dont have children hanging around there on your property! I know quite a few fairfax police officers and I just make one phone call and we can get the trueth right here and now!Stop with the bs.

hoodooman says:

July 9, 2010, 8:24 pm

Jewels- I think that Mr. Maynard was being sarcastic. It sounds like he was making fun of the whole thing. I doubt seriously he even lives anywhere near the county, much less the bridge. I thought it was pretty funny myself. There are ghosts Jewels, but this story is just ridiculous. It all boils down to some nut that ran around for a while in a big bunny suit. He never hurt anyone and he definitely wasn’t a ghost. There is no mental hospital and there was no murder, dismemberment or escaped criminals. There are way too many haunted places to waste time on this one.

Jewels says:

July 9, 2010, 11:03 pm

Where are there haunted places in Virginia? I know ghosts exsist. Where I want to go

April says:

August 30, 2010, 3:38 am

i’ve been there 3 times and the first time is fun.. but then once youre through the tunnel.. your done. its stupid. there’s cops scopein the place all the time because you’re trespassing. have fun going to jail over superstiton. a cop actually rolled through one time and my friends actually climbed to the top of the bridge to get away. and that ‘shack’.. is someones house. we met him.
but getting there is fun. clifton is a great road to do a buck20 and drifting.

Angel Rodas says:

October 31, 2010, 12:54 pm

my friends and i it was a b8nch of us went down to bunnyman bridge for halloween and yes we went b3fore midnight and let me tell you we so cr3ep out we turned the vcar around 6 times and waited there and u can see a small light and orbes floating we al took pictures and you can see orbes and a outlin3e of a face it was cold errie and scarry our windows fogged up we coundnt see anything until this girl came out scream9ng and you can see the figure of th3e bunnyman at the beginnig of the bridge, dont go but a group of teenagers were in two cars went to the abandon hosp thjey were never seen or heard from again……

LizzyJo says:

November 11, 2010, 11:01 pm

Sounds interestin’,luv ta go there

fairfax says:

December 13, 2010, 6:52 pm

The cross is for Lauren Sausville. She went to my high school (Fairfax High School) and died in a car accident on that road. She was drunk driving while on her way with friends to see the bridge.

Kristi says:

December 14, 2010, 8:35 am

I’ve been there a bunch of times just to the bridge though I didn’t even know about this hospital but now it makes me wanna go back…. The bridge is scary I had things happen more than once….. The first time I was there handprints did show up on the windows of the car when we where parked under the bridge with the car turned off we got freaked out and left…. The second time we went there as soon as we left the bridge the car locks started goin crazy locking and unlocking all by themselves uncontrollably and we all put out hands up and the driver put both hands on the wheel and it was still happening and by the way every car we ever took there ended up breaking down with in a couple days….

Mr. Whiskers says:

April 16, 2011, 12:40 pm

I remember the first time I heard about this on the Travel Channel. I know some of the story might be made up, but its still a pretty good story. I still would like to see it one day.

Rico says:

June 7, 2011, 8:40 pm

My friends and I went there today, it was not creepy at all.

Bri says:

October 5, 2011, 2:42 pm

So far as I know the real story is that in the 1970’s some guy dressed in a bunny costume on Halloween and killed teens who parked at the bridge to make out. But none of the stories are verified. The man who owns the property now has lights rigged up so if you go under the bridge they will come on. Basically he was tired of drug deals, teens parking, and haunt enthusiasts showing up there, so if you go there and see the lights come on don’t be surprised if the cops show up.

A Local Non-Believer says:

October 28, 2011, 3:22 pm

Grew up down the street from Bunny Man Bridge. I have never experienced anything paranormal while near the bridge, and I went around there a lot in my childhood. I even went there one night by myself, waiting for a friend to pick me up. I will say this, if you are planning on going there for some Halloween thrills…forget about it. Police basically put up a blockade Halloween night and several weeks leading up to Halloween. Any other time of the year may be OK. Going during the day is a safer option. Just don’t be stupid and bring any illegal substances with you because encounters with the police kind are likely. If you are a believer, I think going there would be a fun adventure. The place does have a bit of a “spooky” feel just because of the location. There used to be a rope swing less than a mile down the train tracks going towards Clifton that I used to enjoy, if its still there, I would think that would be more exciting than the Bunny Man :)

ellen says:

November 16, 2011, 4:48 pm

i live there and walk under it all the freaking time, its fake. but some people still believe it and police even block it off on halloween.

yusuf says:

March 14, 2013, 3:30 pm

I went there two days ago and a lot of erie feeling has gone away. After i left the area my friends then decided to talk about the hospital. Thanks to them telling me that story i demanded them to back with me. Tonight will be the night!! Wish me luck lol!

Mike Ramos says:

July 3, 2013, 2:39 am

I use to live in the historical home (large stone chimney) up the hill on the left. Though I had never heard of the Bunnyman while living there, our home was truly occupied by a spiritual being of sorts. A physician from Fairfax Hospital owned the home, and my wife and I rented the home. We had the home blessed twice by Father O’Connell, from
St. Mary’s Church. When the blessings did not relieve us of our unwanted guest, we moved out. Unlike the movies, it didn’t take blood pouring out of the walls for us to realize that home was not a healthy place to raise a family.

Mike Ramos says:

July 3, 2013, 2:59 am

As a follow-up to my previous comments. The home was offered to us for a whopping $50,000, and that included the adjoining 5 acres.
Though t was a long time ago, the asking price was an obvious steal, but there was just no way we were going to start a family in a home that was occupied by a ghost. The spiritual visits occurred on a daily bases, and all of our friends witness the daily visitations. I always get a kick out of the TV shows where the ghost investigators turn off the lights prior to their investigation. Ghost do not have a time table, and they could care less whether the lights are on or off. I don’t know the history of that old home, but it was not a healthy home. My wife and have seen and heard whoever it was that occupied our home, and my story is as strong today as the day they occurred.

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July 6, 2013, 4:41 am

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Mary says:

June 15, 2016, 4:38 pm

Has anyone else seen a “dim” male figure crouched on the ground in this location eating what looks like a plate of cake? It sounds almost funny but my friends and I had the worst feeling of dread when we passed him.

George says:

June 16, 2016, 5:07 pm

Mary – Yes, my friend and I have encountered this when we were on a trip to Northern VA. We live down near VA Beach and have heard of occurrences like this down here as well. We have done a bunch of research since our first sighting of this figure a while back and have come across a few details. A mentally challenged man with a speech impediment was killed by his older brother while eating cake near the train tracks by their house. People are speculating that his death while near the tracks is why his spirit seems to wander all over the place and not haunt a specific site or building and that since he was eating his cake and never finished it he died with that being his mission in eternity as well. It sounds like a joke at first and yet it is sad and lonely at the same time. Maybe if people could come up with a better name for him than “The Lemon Cake Ghost” this could be taken more seriously as it deserves to be. I hope this answers your question and provides a little detail for you if you want to do some digging on your own. Start with local, small time news sites.

Zumi says:

June 17, 2016, 12:42 pm

Dark man take my cake last night. I walk for hours to find but 2 dark, no light. I don’t know where I go now and its so cold.

George says:

June 28, 2016, 4:47 pm

Zumi – can you speak to us here? Can you answer Mary? We want to help you but not sure if you can see our words.

Zumi says:

July 4, 2016, 7:17 pm

I get rid of bunny man. He bother me when I try to relax.

Cliftonguy says:

July 5, 2016, 12:09 pm

Locals have renamed this bridge after the new apparition they are reportedly seeing lately. They are now referring to it as the Lemon Cake Tunnel. No sillier than Bunny Man Bridge I suppose.

Zumi says:

July 15, 2016, 3:44 pm

Tunnel used to be dark but now filled with the light. voices keep saying if I don’t come to them the gray men will come back. so scared

Mary says:

July 25, 2016, 2:05 pm

I waited under that damn bridge for hours last night and I see you were “elsewhere” Mr. Lemon Dingle Dork Berry!!! Who is she??>?!!!

Mary says:

July 25, 2016, 2:06 pm

Zumi I’m so sorry. I don’t know what comes over me.

You! :)

Brie says:

July 28, 2016, 2:21 pm

I’ve walked across the bridge nightly for years but last night on my way across something bit my leg and I could hear barking but did not see anything. From down under the bridge I heard a man scream Opy and the barking moved away from me! I was so shocked I couldn’t move for a minute and then I ran home as fast as my legs could carry me. I had bite marks on my leg when I got home. I never told my family.

Leroy Pinkman says:

November 8, 2017, 3:34 pm

My friend Martin and I went to Bunny Man Bridge twenty years ago and we experienced something very strange. We walked in at about 11pm and sat down about halfway through on a little rock wall where there was a lamp post overhead. We talked and talked and talked for a while about our favorite show tunes and our love for Judy Garland and Elton John and even about the time we went to see Michael Bolton together and hours crept by. But sometime around 1 in the morning is when things got weird. The wind picked up out of nowhere, a chill took us over and suddenly the light above blinked out. It was off for several minutes and during that time I can only describe a sensation of moistness and stickiness and a feeling of exhilaration and fear mixed together. The light came back on as suddenly as it had blinked out and Martin and I were shocked to find out lips were pressed together and our tongues were in each others’ mouths. and our hands in each others’ laps. We pulled back from each other after another two or three minutes and walked away briskly hand in hand. We have no explanation for the bizarre occurrences at the bridge that night except that the spirit of Bunny Man himself must have taken over both of us simultaneously and made out with himself.

Martin says:

December 29, 2017, 1:06 pm

Oh yes. I remember that night well. Leroy and I were so frightened we vowed never to return and never did until the very next night. We sat in exactly the same spot to see if the freaky occurrences repeated themselves and around 1am again they did. Only this time Bunny Man took things even further and when the lights came back up Leroy and I found we were giving each other manual hand stimulation and we were shocked and appalled. We continued until each of us had reached climax and immediately withdrew our hands from each others tingling no no regions and looked at each other with disbelief. It seems the Bunny Man has a thing for hand jobs and likes to manipulate heterosexual men into playing his game. Little does he know he has met his match with these two men and we will not fall into his trap. Leroy said “well should we kiss before we leave after that?” and so we kissed with tongues for 7 or 8 minutes or so before running out of that evil places as fast as our legs would carry us. This would be the last time we ever saw the place until the following Tuesday when we went back and sat in the same spot. For reasons we cannot truly understand we had brought Vaseline and Seagrams wine cooler beverages with us.

Leroy Pinkman says:

March 1, 2018, 5:02 pm

Martin rode me like a dang stallion, his leather pants down around his ankles, mingling with mine on the ground while my legs quivered with exhaustion and exhilaration. Martin’s breathing was heavy and labored so I knew we would soon be switching and the ridden would become the rider. We switched off 5 or 6 times and took turns with the leather switch, Neil Diamond’s Greatest Hits belting out from my pink IPod, the night tender and beautiful. As I leaned forward to kiss Martin’s shoulder I caught glimpse of the Bunnyman himself. He was not the frightening, monster image you would suspect but looked like a grown man who had bought his white bunny Halloween costume at the Montgomery Ward or Drug Fare and was trying it on. He moved closer and we were frozen with fear and though we were already so sore a sense like two young women on their prom nights. He switched between us until we were all a pile of sweaty love nuggets dozing in the funky after stink of our acts of love. Martin and I woke at 3am and knew we had to get out of there or things might go too far. We kissed and made love on a nearby rock and then got in the car and sped away at 37 mph, holding each other’s exhausted and limp glo sticks vowing never to return to this evil place. We are not gay and went to strip clubs for the next 4 days straight to look at women dance around with their sexy bodies and we fantasized about loving them in their v’s and making them put on fake man parts so we could stroke those. On the fifth night Martin and I returned to Bunny Man Bridge to confront our demons and ask Bunny Man if he loved us or not.

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