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Cry Baby Woods

Muncie, Indiana

Way on back in the 1800’s a young women was running away from slave hunters. She had her young baby with her. The baby kept crying and she drowned the baby in a creek so he wouldn’t give her away. Today if you go back into the woods at night you can hear and sometimes see the little baby crying and looking for his mother.

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amanda foreman says:

April 17, 2006, 1:33 pm

where is this woods located and is there any more information on this story? i would like to know

Thomas says:

June 18, 2006, 5:04 am

Im from Indiana,but live in Florida now,,its crybaby bridge,,not cry baby woods,,and its on MAIN st. not in muncie,more torward ANDERSON/PENDLETON… your supposed to be able to hear this baby crying when you go over this METAL BRIDGE (OLD) but there is a graveyard back there,and a church right before you get to that bridge,ive been out there many times,,IT does scare the **** out of you..ive heard stories about the church ,,if you run around it so many times,,they will come out,,there is a light on in the basement of that church though,and we always went LATE at night,,,one more thing,,my DAD even used to go to this as a kid,,and he said they used to go back to the GRAVES,,and lay on them,,and some other crazy ****,,but he said when you do that the GATEKEEPER chases you with a GUN,,soooooo… my email is

Brian says:

June 28, 2006, 4:18 pm

Thats all true Thomas. I used to live in winamac in. I moved to kansas city kansas. I have been there. It scared the **** out of me. My cousin tried taking pics of it. When we had the film developed, they were all just big orbs. That was all you could see, just big orbs. That was crazy.

samantha says:

July 13, 2006, 4:48 pm

i heard a story similar to that it sounds weird.i want to go.sad tear tear

Jennifer says:

July 22, 2006, 1:06 am

I live in Muncie Indiana and there is no such place as cry baby woods or cry baby bridge for that matter the closest haunted place to muncie is willow bridge which has collasped as of recently or blood which are both close to 20miles from muncie

Becca says:

August 8, 2006, 2:10 pm

Cry Baby bridge is real. I have been there and seen it for myself, the bridge, the church and the graveyard is real. Except now it is hard to get back to the graveyard because its gotten so popular. cops patrol it all the time.

angel says:

August 9, 2006, 6:28 pm

hello becca from angel p.s: i am paranormal

brad says:

August 27, 2006, 12:07 pm

would like directions to get here

cha says:

August 31, 2006, 8:42 am

Everyone has a cry baby bridge or woods—due to more than one urban legend, I suppose.

Cloud says:

September 5, 2006, 8:57 pm

So yeah, my team of Ghost Hunters is going to check this place out. We will post EVP’s and Pictures on our website, which is currently being built.

Scruddud says:

September 24, 2006, 4:11 am

A few of us went to crybaby bridge. There is a new bridge there now. I whispered to my friend “Let’s scare them and say we heard something” but before we did, we heard muffled moans and something walking in the water below. It is on 950 and Thomas Road and just north of 236…a little south east of Pendleton, south of Anderson. If you mapquest Nashville, it is the one in Hancock County, between that and Milners Corner.
Just try to be quiet or you will hear nothing but a loud dog barking.

Daniela says:

October 9, 2006, 5:22 pm

Cry Baby Woods is not in Muncie but in Hobart behind the cemetery.

Scruddud says:

October 11, 2006, 12:14 am

There are many “cry baby bridges” I have heard of. I can only speak for the Pendleton-Markelville one. 99.9% of this stuff is just ****, but this bridge actually lived up to its hype. Okie-pinoke is another one. Not just Okie-pinoke but the entire Mississinewa area. I’m telling ya’…there is weirdness on soooooooo many levels there…ask me……Happy Hunting!

Scruddud says:

November 19, 2006, 12:15 pm

See? If Timmy says so…it’s GOT to be true. Thanks, Timmy!

tracy lee says:

December 19, 2006, 5:37 pm

so whats the real story? i was p***ed to read that som b***h would drown her own baby to sav her own ***. i hope its fake!

Courtnae says:

December 23, 2006, 9:30 pm

The baby is so cute i seen it when i went into the woods one day it was crying and looking around for his mother in the cold so i want up to it it went away whaen i touched it!!

penny says:

December 29, 2006, 12:06 pm

It just goes to show you some of the people they have living in Indiana. Typical of someone like “Anderson’s finest” to kill it’s own child to save its own self. Hopefully she was captured and hung!

alyssa says:

January 8, 2007, 6:35 pm

yeah. alot of my friends go and they call it “PODUNK” supposidly you sit on the bridge and turn your car off.. and the baby is crying and will try and make its way to the car.. but if it reaches it, it sucks the energy out of the car and it will not start!! its scary. but ive never been myself.

Scruddud says:

January 14, 2007, 1:53 am

Podunk, the real podunk, is farther south. It is northwest of a town called chetwynd. It is supposedly very scary but nobody can check it out because people will shoot at you and stuff and that ruins a good time. Indiana’s motto “shoot at that which you don’t understand”

Kim says:

February 23, 2007, 1:48 pm

I live in Oklahoma and my brother and I went to cry baby bridge. We both went under the bridge and stood there for a while. After about five minutes we heard the baby crying. I never knew I could run that fast. That was five years ago and we decided to make a tradition of it.

urmom. says:

February 23, 2007, 4:40 pm

stop talking **** about indiana faggots.

Ghost Hunting Mom says:

March 3, 2007, 12:45 am

It wasnt a baby it was a baby you stupid ***** get it right or dont get it at all

Ashley says:

March 9, 2007, 3:15 pm

I was just talking with my husband last nite about Cry Baby Bridge… He has told me the story probably ten times but I love hearing it again. He and a couple of his friends went there one night 2 stayed in the car and the other 2 went on to the bridge.. They said that the stood there for a couple minutes and then something started to travel through the weeds below. So they then started to run for the car but he said it was like the bridge just kept extending and they just kept running and running until all the sudden ran into the car. The 2 in the car didnt even see them running for the car one minute they were on the bridge the next they were at the car. I have tried to get him to take me back there but he says there is no way he will go back there again… Just be careful in your adventures where ever you go!!!

Dr.Scott Garner says:

March 17, 2007, 12:16 am

I’m going to check this bridge out. I’m a paranormal investagator in Fort Wayne Indiana. I plan to bless this bridge and child who is lost in the light.

veronica says:

March 27, 2007, 8:30 pm

That’s sad cuz she drowned tha baby and just left it there.In tha water that is just plane sadness.

angela says:

March 29, 2007, 1:07 am

this is to the obviously ignorant people who either didnt take history in school or are just still so stuck in their white privilaged ways that they don’t know what they are talking about. Um, idiots, MANY children of slaves were sufficated or drowned because their crying would give away many of the other slaves who were escaping from the white slave owners ropes! judge not the woman for what she did, just your ancestors for what they did, that baby’s blood is on YOUR ******* hands.

Nate says:

June 19, 2007, 9:01 am

So where exactly is this bridge? I made up a story almost exactly like the one here. I plan on taking some friends there and scaring the **** out of them. I planed on having about 3 or 4 of my guy friends waiting for us under the bridge and scaring all of the girls that I’m taking. If there’s a real bridge i would love to know where it is. Maybe I can scare some of the guys waiting under the bridge too!!! My e-mail is

Fancie says:

July 5, 2007, 11:36 pm

I guess many Small Indiana towns have a cry baby “Spot” or 2. I grew up in a small IN. town that its nick name was “Tree City”I lived in a house that sat next to a Cemetary, on a dead end road, as young pre teens and teenagers
we often “played” in the cemetary after dark scaring our friends as well as ourselfs , but we never actualy saw anything. But it was rumored that in a quary just behind this cemetary a baby or small child had drowned and that late at night you could hear the crying when it was real quite..I never believed this, even though my mother swore she had heard it before… until I was about 18….. then One summer night my mother and I were home alone, it was a hot summer night and we had all the windows open, it was late and very quite, we had been asleep on the couch and day bed in the living room we got up went to the bathroom and had returned to living room, and was totaly awake sitting up smoking a cigarette…I heard what at first I thought to be a cat, she said see there it is I told you….this crying sound continued for several minutes finally fading away…niether of us was particularly scared but we often wondered just “What” was crying. Although I spent many a more night in that house before my parents passed away, winter, spring, fall and hot summer nights with windows open I never heard it again.And my mother never mentioned hearing it again after that. my children claimed to have heard it one time when they slept on the same day bed I had been laying on years earlier when I heard it…Funny thing is my husband and I had made a pact to never scare our kids like that with the ghost stories while they were so young…So they had never heard me talk about it , or my mother she knew of our wishes about the stories, so when they told me what they heard I am sure they had no pre concieved intention of hearing anything and heard it with out bias. Some say this baby crying noise is a cat in heat or a wild cat of some sort…I have had cats all my life, and I am a mother of 2, I know what a cat sounds like and I know what a baby sounds like…what I heard wasn’t no cat…..

Brandy says:

July 10, 2007, 7:43 pm

that is so sad


July 10, 2007, 7:46 pm

this si a really sad story i just want to cry well not really lol

noneyobiz says:

July 24, 2007, 9:46 pm

oh my god, i cant stand people killing babys. that b***** should have died earlier! that is freakin stupud!

Christina says:

August 28, 2007, 5:11 pm

I really don’t understand people. If she had not of killed her baby then both she AND her baby would have been found……and guess what ……those people would have killed the baby and her. Either way the baby was going to kick the bucket….GET OVER IT!!!

Kristin says:

September 13, 2007, 3:36 pm

The title is actually “Cry Baby Bridge” a few friends and i went there and we actually wrecked on the bridge. While waiting for the cops and ambulance, we heard crying and saw a light coming from the trees in the distance. Needless to say, we haven’t been back there. And the location is around Anderson. There is an old Farm house on the hill overlooking the area surrounded by trees. Have fun if you visit it!

Bre says:

October 9, 2007, 9:58 am

some people really confuse me with all thier stupid stories…

haha people really think that there is a freakin baby crying for its frikin mom?


im sorry people have led you to beleive that this is true

cuz its not…

there are a few things that we dont see that i do beleive in.

God, Angles, Demons.

they all walk amung us and thats the truth

T Bone 2 says:

October 9, 2007, 11:20 pm

you believe in god, angles, and demons?

i believe ingod, and angels, along with the devil, and demons. Bre, i too am also a firm believer in geometry, just like you. 😉

Meg says:

October 11, 2007, 12:20 pm

Actually Cry Baby Woods is in Anderson… not Muncie.

Brittney says:

December 2, 2007, 11:58 am

That is very sad.I’m 10 years old but I love ghost stories.I love the creepy felling it gives you and I want to communicate with the dead becuase I never knew my grandmother.Im not scared of this stuff becuase I’ve interested in it since I was little.

niksof says:

January 1, 2008, 10:24 am

not even close to plausable. a baby crying “mama i went poopie in my pants” or whatever sounds just dumb.also she must not have been a very dedicated mother,eh?

Taylor says:

January 6, 2008, 4:49 pm

Thats sad am only 14 but this sound insterning me and my friends try to find places that are haunted and see what we find.

Debbie says:

January 8, 2008, 6:59 pm

This is a sad story what is even sader is people want to blame the young woman for her actions. My belief is she was young and very scared. She knew if she was caught she would die or even worse LIVE in a horrable world as it was at that time for blacks. Can you imagine her PAIN as she did the dreadfuf deed? This was her child her flesh and blood! Come on people give this poor soul a chance cant you feel her pain knowing that even as she kills her child she is giving it a better place than it would have been?

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Something says:

January 13, 2008, 2:08 pm

That’s Creppy! Once, my dad told me a story simaler to that, he also told me that if you talk about cry baby bridge to much, a black mark will apear on your nose!!

resident says:

January 22, 2008, 8:41 pm

This is actually county road 675E in Hancock County though many residents call it “Main Street” since so many years ago, people would arrive to the cemetery (Hays Cemetery) via traveling south on Main Street through the country. Main Street turns into County Road 50W and then curves into Nashville Road.

The bridge is a one lane iron bridge built in 1886 and restored in 2006. Much graffiti covers the bridge now. The cemetery is just after this bridge if heading south and sits about 1/4 mile off from the road and is very secluded. It’s easy to see how people could be at unease with this location.

Within the last two months, this resting site has met much vandalisim.

People consider it as Pendleton; however, it is not in Madison County – it is in Hancock County and the nearest Hancock County town is the little berg of Willow Branch.

jessica says:

February 7, 2008, 11:42 am

Where is crybaby bridge at?

john says:

May 1, 2008, 7:03 pm

I live in Anderson, Indiana about 20 mins from main st. graveyard , and crybaby bridge, now the story of slave escaping from slaveowners drowning their baby, last time i checked Indiana was against slaves, unless the slave owner trekked up from the south and was close enough to hear the baby cry, she was going to get caught anyways if thats the case,, but there is something to the stories , i have visited the graveyard , and crybaby bridge, as they are only a few blocks from eachother, the graveyard didn’t see or hear anything but their is a creepy feeling,, a group of 12 of us 3 cars worth , felt very uneasy, and didn’t make it more than 1 hour, before we sensed it was time to go, cry baby bridge on the other hand , we parked the car , not exactly at midnite but a very few of us walked across it , and was only 30 feet away from the cars, we didn’t hear no baby, or anything else for the matter, but at the exact second the 3 of bolted back towards the cars , and did about 120 mph back down main st. to anderson,, a few times looking in rearview behind us at the other car it appeared to see the headlights blink 1 then the other, as if something ran in front of their car, this happened a few times, and when we reached village pantry on 53rd and main, to regroup they reported seeing nothing in there path, never seen nothing or heard a sound out of ordinary at yard or bridge,, but something gave us all a fright that we can’t explain,, heart hasn’t raced like that since,

YeahMeToo says:

May 13, 2008, 4:28 pm

i was out in Indiana about 2 years ago visiting my aunt and uncle. Well i was told about cry baby brigde, and thought that it would be cool to at least check it out. I went not expecting anything to happen. I was told that at midnight you can hear a baby crying and if you drive your car across it at midnight that your car will trun off, or something like that. Anyways we got there about 10 min before 12am so we drove across the bridge parked next to the corn field which was almost creepier then the… but we stood on the bridge for about 20 mins or so nothing ever happend. But it definately is a creepy place. Even though nothing happened to us it was fun, (maybe the baby didn’t want to come out that night?haha) But the drive to the bridge and back is erie, its like some scary movie where some crazy deformed person is going to jump out of the corn fields at your car or some ghost is going to past by!!

lisa lee says:

June 12, 2008, 7:31 pm

hi im 29 years old and i myself have heard this story to but the catch is i live in madison indiana

Katlyn says:

June 26, 2008, 3:26 pm

If i was that woman, I wouldn’t kill my baby. I’d want to die with it. =(

MYRA says:

July 7, 2008, 11:50 pm

hey do anyone have any pictures of anything to this story? do anyone know of any haunted houses in virginia? or near virginia? send anything to; very interested!

Lightning McQueen says:

July 12, 2008, 11:27 pm

Im happy then a tornado in a trayler park

zoella Melton says:

July 16, 2008, 7:01 pm

coooooooooooool!(Love you)

sarah says:

July 24, 2008, 10:00 am

i would like directions to get to cry baby bridge (please)

Beejah says:

August 17, 2008, 12:58 am

What the story leaves out is that the woman was a mother to more than only one child. Would you or could you sacrafice one child for the safety of the others. Also, was the woman running from a slave master or perhaps something else……..Isn’t it more likely she was HIDING under the bridge rather than runing along in the splashing water. Maybe the true haunting soul is what she was trying to evade….The source that makes all of us run in fear back to the safety of our cars is logically what made her hide, frozen in fear under the bridge. A crying baby is least of our concerns…Always consider the bigger picture or in this case, the bigger ghost………


September 22, 2008, 1:55 pm

my dad always told me a story about Cry woman bridge.she drowned herself and you can still hear moans????

MIchelle says:

October 12, 2008, 4:59 pm

I have heard of this since I was a child. The creek that this was suppose to happen in, was Buck Creek in Muncie and near the Buck Creek woods, near IMI. Also there is a story about a man who was found hung from a tree, with his hands and feet tied behind his back. They ruled it a suicide.

Tiffany says:

October 22, 2008, 12:22 am

Cry baby bridge is called Woodward bridge, Near Dublin, Indiana at the intersection of Glory and Heacock road.the road to the bridge is closed off by a iron was built in the 1900’s.The bridge is now demolished and only the pilers mark the spot now.The woman didn’t kill her baby! She was driving and it was dark and raining she lost control of the car and her and the baby went into the water. The womans body was found, but the only trace of the baby was it’s blanket.No one new were the woman was from so she was buried in a pauper’s grave along with the blanket. You don’t hear the baby cyring you hear her crying, and asking where her baby is.The wreak happened in the 50’s or 60’s. She’s buried in one of the older grave yards around there.

Candi says:

October 22, 2008, 8:52 am

there are cry baby bridges everywhere…but being from anderson, i too have been to the one on main st. and yes some freaky feeling do happen…and we sped off to “safety” no crying nothing jus creepyness and then the lights also “flashing” from the other cars

Ashley S. says:

October 31, 2008, 7:32 pm

So i totally believe in all of this i live in modoc indiana right now and my mother is from el paso texas and my dad is from cambridge city indiana if you dont know much about cambridge state road 40 ( Old National Road ) runs right through it this town has been around for a long time i have heard many things about “Cry Womans Bridge” and all the stories are real close and pretty close to the ones in muncie and anderson the women wreck and lost her child and now you can hear her cryin and lookin for her baby the thing is where every one says it is in cambridge is only close you have to walk like a half mile to get to the actual old bridge there is a creek down there and its real spookie i dont know how many of you believe in stuff like this but i do and believe me you can tell that your noe the only soul or whatever you would call it back there…also if you know indiana at al you have probably heard of Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Home well its not really that anymoe but the other day me and some friends take classes out there and we went to like the thrid floor of the bulidin that used to be like the house parents apartments there are a bunch of old recods from like the early 1900s a bunch of women died in a fire up there and a lot of other weird things have happened in there and on that campus but it is also the same way you can tell that you are not the only thing present and you can tell your not very welcome there i am pretty sure the school / state trys to keep the fact that is haunted but i kinda wanna know if it aint haunted why arnt they using the rest of the floors instead of only the first floor??

Zoella Melton says:

February 20, 2009, 5:52 pm

Cry Baby Bridge -On N675E (Thomas Road) there is a bridge. It is just north of the Main Street (Hayes Family) Cemetery. A woman was to have thrown her infant off of this bridge. If you park on this bridge your car will not start back up. You also might hear the mother sobbing, or the baby crying. We took our kids to this bridge and we shut the car off and my step son and I got out. We waited a few minutes and the only thing we heard was an annoying dog barking. I turned to the boy close to me and whispered â??Letâ??s tell them we heard something, to scare themâ?. Before we could carry out this diabolical plan of mine there came from the river below and upstream a low, granular moaning. We looked at each other in surprise then we hollered for the others to come out and hear this. One rolled the window down about a sixteenth of an inch and said she could hear it, the others battened down the hatches and were not going to have any part of this. We slowly and in an organized fashion bolted for the car, which was slow to start. All in allâ?¦unless somebody has the time to wade upstream and wait for someone to come along and park on the bridge while his prank buddy sneaks under the hood of the car and messes with stuff, this phenomenon works. See also Markleville.
Hayes Family Cemetery — (Main Street Graveyard ) See also: Markleville. This is an old cemetery. Most of the headstones are dated in the early to mid 1800â??s including the founder of the township. It is said that two headstones have pentacles on them and that there is a skull embedded into one of the trees. There is reputed to be blood running from some of the markers, but my investigation found that it is red paint as there is R.I.P. written in the same color as the â??bloodâ? on another tombstone. People say that while here they hear unexplainable noises in the woods that get louder the longer they stay. I have felt a welcome breeze here that did seem to pick up as I was here. A girl that was thought to have the devil in her is buried here. Along with the paint there are other signs of vandalism and litter prompting officials to place two huge boulders over the entrance and step up patrols by the County Sheriffs. On County Road 675 (Thomas Road) about a ½ mile south of Crybaby Bridge.

Kim says:

March 12, 2009, 7:32 pm

My friends and I drove over “Cry baby bridge” today twice & visited the cemetary. None of us felt anything *weird* but actually enjoyed the quiet. Strange? But there was that one thing…

abby says:

March 15, 2009, 2:05 pm

I remember going there when I was about nine years old, my dad took me and my family there, and it is down a long lane, then you turm left., just by mississenewa river, And when you get in there you see a lot of trees and rocks that say creeoy things like, get out of here or you will be killed, of you’ll die, even I’ll shank you!

Bekah says:

July 29, 2009, 1:05 am

There’s something like this in central IN on the southside of Indy. and its cry baby bridge and there’s an old jail and school.

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Erika says:

August 28, 2009, 8:33 pm

Wow, this is funny I found this page. For the past few years I’ve been going to ‘cry baby bridge’ in ‘podunk indiana’ A.K.A Bargersville … a town a little south of greenwood. Just goes to show that this is just a myth, after reading this I’ve seen about 6 different towns in Indy listed as where the real story happens. I guess everyone has a podunk!

localJ says:

September 7, 2009, 11:32 pm

I grew up very near cry baby bridge in Hancock county. The story actually started (supposedly) with a car crash where the parents and baby drowned but they never found the baby. The story was morphed via “legend” tales, in one variant the woman stuffed the baby in a mason jar before throwing it over the bridge.

I went there once late at night and heard “something” that I couldn’t explain and it made the hair on my arms stand up. Wasn’t able to say out loud “Cry baby, cry!” as the story I was told would prompt the crying baby. Pretty freaky, sure it’s just a story like most, but it’s certainly creepy.

There is also a cemetery down the road back in the woods, frequented by people looking for ghosts and the like. There are also visits from some that involve animal mutilation – which adds to the freaky factor. My one late night visit there I didn’t see anything strange, but I could hear footsteps “following” me. I would never go back.

One more, local to hancock county – there is a slave graveyard in the middle of some old farmer’s woods that is rumored to be haunted. The deeper into the woods you go the older the headstones get. Went there twice, the second time there were dead cats hanging in some of the trees. That was the end of visiting that one. The new land owner doesn’t take kindly on visitors in his woods – understandably so at this point.

Anyway, thought I’d share my local experiences.

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Chelsea says:

October 24, 2009, 7:18 pm

Many years ago i told my cousin the story of cry baby bridge. we lived in Morristown In. a mile south of Hancock county. I dont really know how I knew the story of the car crash and the drowning. in the version I told it was jan and the water was icy and the mother froze to death from hypothermia. i dont really understand how i came to tell her the story.strangley enough i was only in third grade. from an early age i always saw and felt strange things. (my belief is that they are demons) but i still think its strange that i knew of this story. I never went there and don’t plan to. i’ve experiened enough evil to last me a life time

Chelsea says:

October 24, 2009, 7:27 pm

Many years ago i told my cousin Kel the story of Cry baby Bridge. I don’t know how I stumbled on the story. TO my knowledge no one told me the story. Ironically i was in second or third grade when i told her the story of the car accident, although in my version it was Jan and they crashed because of ice on the road. The water was also icy and helped cause the death of the mother. Ever since i was little I’ve experienced many disturbing things. I don’t believe in ghosts. i did when i was younger. ( i believe that they are demons disguising themselves to confuse us) i will never go to this place. i’ve had enough evil encounters to last a lifetime.

tplough says:

October 28, 2009, 8:22 pm

i live in Anderson. i have a lot of friends who have gone to Cry Baby Bridge. if you go there at night you can hear a baby crying. some people have told me they have seen a woman in a white gown. there is also the Main Street Graveyard by it that is back in the woods, but we don’t call the woods Cry Baby Woods. you have to go on the bridge to hear or see the woman and the baby.

Matt says:

February 23, 2010, 12:54 pm

Im from Rensselaer, IN and cry baby bridge is located right off US16 between Rensselaer and Goodland. I walk around there all the time, its an awesome place to go.

david haynes says:

March 5, 2010, 6:02 pm

I went in the woods hunting last year, and i head twigs snapping, i thought it was dear, so i went toward it. it let me to the river, and i heard th kid, i ran like usain bolt tryin to get out. dont go in

renee says:

March 28, 2010, 5:30 pm

i went out to place one night with some friends. with were with a couple of two year olds (twins) THEY TOLD US THE STORY!!! the lady is walking with her baby. there is a puppy. the baby is crying. mommy is trying trying to make the baby stop crying. baby wont stop crying. the mommy is putting the baby in the water.. the baby is crying.. (at this point the kids are both crying and the little girl started barking/whining like a dog) the little boy says: “the doggie is running to the mommy. the mommy is hitting the doggie. the doggie is crying” we asked where is the baby, they point down the creek and say that way. as adults, none of us heard the baby crying, but the twins DEFINITELY did!! we were going to go back in the graveyard (down the path) but the kids started screaming and said “if daddy goes back there he wont come back” needless to say, we didnt go to the graveyard.. maybe later :) *peaceout

Sarah says:

April 24, 2010, 12:52 pm

Okay, people. If it’s really a baby, then how is it truly searching for it’s mother? If it’s that small, it shouldn’t be able to walk yet. And it would seem weird if someone saw a four month old baby walking through the woods.

bradin drewes says:

June 27, 2010, 1:49 am

i think this is all wrong

bradin drewes says:

June 27, 2010, 1:54 am

If you want scary go to texes at the old train station by the tracks you will see for your self

Really says:

June 29, 2010, 9:14 am

@ Sarah – Seriously? So the fact that it’s a 4 month old baby is the part you question? In your attempt to be a buzzkill you choose to focus on the argument of it shouldn’t be able to walk yet…or still be crying years later (or still be 4 months old) – that’s the unbelievable part? If you want to play the rational person and debunk the “ghost story” I would think you could come up with more credible points.

danaee.(: says:

July 13, 2010, 5:10 pm

Welll where thee hell is it in muncie cuz i live there and i would love taa visitt!

Brittany says:

September 3, 2010, 1:28 am

The story of Cry Baby Bridge was a woman with her newborn child was on a carriage at the time the bridge had no railing on it. when they went over the bridge the feel off the side of it and into the water. from what I hear is that the woman is still looking for her child.

Casey says:

September 4, 2010, 1:27 pm

I have visited the Cry Baby Bridge in Hamilton County and the graveyard. The bridge isn’t what scared me it’s the tombstone in the graveyard that is supposedly of a girl who died during an exorcism, and I have seen video of a girl who messed with it and wrecked her moped as she was leaving the graveyard. Also there is an old church foundation somewhere in the woods that burned down killing some kids. I talked to people who have seen it and there is still the tombstones by the old church of those children. I would be careful back there. Also I went out there one night and a huge truck with overhead lights pulled in behind us blocking the way out, I couldn’t see the driver he just sat there and slowly backed out to let us leave, then followed us to Highway 38 and he turned around. I beleive this is a farmer from an adjacent property, but the place has seen a lot of vandalism over the years so I completely agree with his scare tactics.

Jeff says:

September 24, 2010, 11:26 am

everynight me and 3 other friends go out there an look for new things in the graveyard, we love paranormal activity. but last night we went out there and we was doin some recording and we had been for maybe 20 minutes, and all of a sudden it got really windy but we couldnt feel any wind at all. and then it got really quiet and all 4 of us heard what sounded like a little girl screamin, like she was bein chased, or someone was tryin to hurt her. then we all left. but when we were drivin home, i remembered that a ghost hunting team told us that back in the woods there is path and if you walk through it, you might see a little girl in a white dress just sanding at the back. we havent walked back there yet, but i wonder if it was that girl. because i really do think something went on in those woods back in the 17 or 1800s. maybe it was one of the little girls that died in the church that burnt down. im goin to be investigatin it more here in the next week. come join me, im out there every night around 12:30-1:00am. im serious, come join us, we find new things every night.

Jane says:

January 29, 2011, 7:37 pm

I live in Indiana. I was told cry baby bridge was located in southern Indiana. I had never heard of it before but heard from someone who was exposed to devil worshiping at a very young age that it was a place where satan worshipers sacrificed babies and children. Never been there….never want to go.

Stokley says:

May 25, 2011, 3:51 pm

If you look it up most places have a cry baby bridge.

lauren says:

June 10, 2011, 4:42 pm

i leve in portland indianna and i here cry baby brige is by at east jay middle school and when i go to school ever day i here a baby crying and i see hand prints on my moms car and on the schools windo and the school is very haunted and i don’ like it because when i am in a hall way by my sewlf i see a kid walking in the hall was :( that was said

sadie says:

June 18, 2011, 2:23 am

i just got back from crybaby bridge in anderson on main st. i went back to the graveyard…its not scary at all…i didnt hear any noises…but the scariest part is the oldest graves in the back back of the woods i still didnt hear noises. we even stopped on crybaby bridge for uh few minutes w/ the car on and we still didnt hear anything

Kayleen says:

July 25, 2011, 3:35 pm

I used to live near this place. Isn’t it near Orangeville, IN? My friends back in high school would tell me that they went there and were scared to death. I always wanted to go. Maybe I will one day.

Sally says:

August 25, 2011, 2:14 am

I think someone needs to do some fact-checking on all these different cry-baby bridges in the area. In Indiana, there are several. Local newspaper records should support the claims of these different accidents, although certainly not the story of the slave girl, if there ever was one. Incidentally, one of the best research libraries in the country is in Ft. Wayne, IN, so this should not be hard.

Al Swearingen says:

October 5, 2011, 4:34 pm

Maybe the baby is crying because it wants revenge. Look at how Obama cries. His white mother abandoned him, he married a black orangutan witch that hates white people and as President, he is taking their money and giving it to illegal aliens and black Acorn workers that intimidate white voters.

shantel says:

December 19, 2011, 12:01 pm

Thats creepy sounding. I think im going to check it out later. has anyone been to devils hollow? its freeky. and i have an aunt who lives out by gypsie hill.

Erin says:

January 7, 2012, 9:54 am

i agree with thomas, its crybaby bridge, not in muncie, the story has tons more information that i forgot, but still.

Robin says:

February 9, 2012, 2:06 pm

Well I live in Muncie now but I did live in Winchester for eighteen years and there is a crybaby bridge there. I have been there but what I seen and heard was way diffrent then any of these stories. I heard a baby crying but I also seen the spirt of a woman looking for the baby. But what makes my story even diffrent is that you can only see and hear what I did on Halloween night and midnight. Because that was when the woman had her car wreck that killed her and the baby that she is looking for right on that bridge.

Nic says:

November 25, 2014, 8:03 pm

@Ghost Hunting Mom “It wasnt a baby it was a baby you stupid ***** get it right or dont get it at all” exactly how does that make sense either way it was a baby i think the “Ghost Hunting” “Mom” was drunk while making this comment

Nic says:

November 25, 2014, 8:04 pm

oh and ghost hunting mom was on the second page

Zumi says:

July 7, 2016, 5:02 pm

Baby eat lemon cake with me now and no crying when he is with me.

Former Hoosier says:

September 29, 2017, 3:35 pm

People!! You have got it all wrong. Look, I grew up in Anderson and surrounding areas in mad cow, and I lived in Muncie for like five years before moving out of state. The cemetery may or may not be haunted. I’ve been to main Street graveyard a bunch of times. But the crybaby bridge thing near that cemetery is made up. It’s taken from another legendary ghost story in North West Indiana, la llorona, Calumet river I believe. This particular ghost story has not only been around for generations, it has evolved and changed locations.. it’s ok. The cemetery is a little spooky,(why I liked hanging out there) and they really try to keep people out of there now due to the vandals that have damaged the place. Last time I went, in 2006 or 2007 someone had moved the boulders and changed the landscape to purposely make it harder to find. And in the summer of 1995 a security truck chased me and my lover at that time outta there we were in a rusty pinto and had the gas pedal to the floor to escape. We were just exploring the cemetery for a night time outing country cruising thing(we lived on the westside of A-Town so we thought that stuff was fun) we weren’t making out, partying or doing any kind of destructive vandalism. If you go out there, just be careful

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