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Crybaby Bridge

Doylestown, Ohio

This area was once the hiding place of choice for many outlaws. Many years ago, a woman threw her small child off this bridge. Supposedly, the baby’s cry may still be heard at night.

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Jeremy McCracken says:

October 3, 2005, 11:45 am

Crybaby bridge is located on Galehouse Road between Rogue Hollow Road and Hametown Road. The road is now only open to Hametown (the road was closed just west of the bridge because the road climbed a steep hill). The bridge crosses over Silver Creek.

jim says:

October 25, 2005, 6:47 pm

theres more than cry baby bridge, go about 1000 yrds behind the old mill . you can find the old miners village!!!

Josh says:

October 27, 2005, 3:37 pm

hay jim, theres even more then that. The area is messed up!! My friends and I walked the area late at night. We found a burnt down school house also. While driving towards the brige look down the hill and see miners hats lite up also. Scarest time of my life.

jim says:

November 16, 2005, 5:22 pm

look for the witches huose it’s burnt though it’s said you can see her

Jessica says:

February 6, 2006, 10:56 pm

What about devil’s triangle isnt that somewhere around there also?

tyler says:

February 18, 2006, 3:22 am

some friends and i were driving about 1 mile from the bridge and we all saw a white ghostly figure cross right in front of us….scared the living daylights out of us!

kristen says:

March 6, 2006, 2:42 pm

i dont think that any of that stuff is real i think that the ghosts and stuff are just peoples minds playing with then. like they thik that they saw stuff like that but they never really do. so it’s just all a big joke to me.

Jessica says:

April 3, 2006, 9:36 pm

And yet there is still more! They even say that there is an evil van that will chase you in your car. And a hangmans noose that hangs in the window of an old house. And some **** about a the train tracks. And dont stop your car and turn it off under “gang bridge” or it wont start and some gang members will come and get you! aaahhh! scarred yet? I am not. I have ventured out to every stop in the famed Rogues Hollow and have not had even one strange encounter. Well one time we did almost run over a deer! But thats it. Now go visit Franklin Castle in Cleveland I believe that and I’ve seen happenings there with my own two eyes.

gabby says:

July 13, 2006, 10:23 pm

i know for a fact that the haunting is real.1 i live 5-10min away from there. 2 my dad has been there and he has heard the baby cry. and so have i. its really really cool. you should check it out.

Mary says:

September 17, 2006, 2:03 am

We were down around the devil triangle an a heaviness came over me. There was another road we took. We keep going in circles. We couldn’t get out of the place. No matter what way we took Left- Right we ended up in the same place in front of this old white house.

horrorchick23 says:

September 17, 2006, 6:57 pm

what the hell man dam another crybaby bridge!!!!!! theres way to mant of them here in ohio to b real.

Mary says:

September 18, 2006, 9:47 am

Horrorchick 23..I agree with you..but…their is a history to Rogues Hollow…Go to the library..

horrorchick23 says:

September 24, 2006, 5:37 pm

ive heard of rogues hollow im sure its on the web some where.

wendy says:

October 3, 2006, 5:45 pm

Years ago my brother and friends of ours and myself went out to cry baby bridge. On our way down the road that the bridge is suppose to be on the car swerved out of controle. The car stopped just short of a big bolder in front of a house.There had been no rain that day. Plus this was a summer night. No reason for the car to loose control. No drugs or drinking. Tommy turned the car around and we went back home to Akron. Not sure if that was a sign but we took it as one. Leave well enogh alone.

Mary says:

October 11, 2006, 3:36 pm

We went back down to Rogues Hollow on the Oct 9th.
Coming out of Rogues hollow we were chased by a car with it bright lights on. He was trying to make use reck on the curve that takes you down the hill.
The car was right on our bumper. We’ve made the turn to the left, but the car made a right – right down the hill forty miles an hour. No way he could of done this he would be dead. The time was about 9:00pm..

jeannie morrison says:

October 28, 2006, 2:01 am

my commment is that there is another crybaby bridge in greenfeild ohio the mother had threw her baby over the brigde and at midnight u can hear the baby cry.u have to stop in the middle of the bridge, and u can hear the baby.

jeannie morrison says:

October 28, 2006, 2:11 am

in ross county there is a coverd bridge in south salem ohio when u go though there and stop in the middle fo the bridge and a women will come out in a white gown then she will jump off the other side of the bridge but before that she will lie her hand on ur car and it will die and after she takes her hand off the car then she will jump off the side of the bidge.

jeannie morrison says:

October 28, 2006, 2:16 am

ther is a cemtary on uion rd in chillicothe ohio back on a public hunting rd.go back there at nite and there is a women in a white gown she raises up from a tomb stone and just sits there and u can actully see her.

jeannie morrison says:

October 28, 2006, 2:26 am

there is a set of woods upper twin inross county if u set foot on the woods u can hear a women scream some guys took some hunting dogs over there and they try to catch it with the dogs and the dogs.and the dogs could not get close to it and all they heard was a scream going thought the woods and the dogs could not even get close at all .all u heard was a scream running thought the woods.u could not see anything at all.

jeannie morrison says:

October 28, 2006, 2:37 am

there was this house that i was raised in inross county and at nite u could hear sounds that would make ur hair stand on the back of ur neck .i was only 4 years old and this house was a 2 story house and i was about half way asleep and i heard this noise and then i saw the door open real slow and there was no one there .then in the next room another door had slamed and i got up to see if there was anyone there .then there was a cool breeze that went threw me .the room was cool .so i went back to my room and then after i got back in bed the door slam shut real hard.there was nothing there.but that cool breeze made me feel that there was someone there……unexplanable

jeff says:

October 28, 2006, 7:31 pm

Can anyone give me directions to crybaby bridge from Hartville,Oh.?


November 9, 2006, 9:34 am

i heard that she killed the baby ‘cuz the babys father didn’t want the baby and was going to hurt it and the mother was running over the bridge when she tripped and dropped the baby. it died instiantlly so she threw it over the bridge to hide its body!! that is wat i heard.

Hannah says:

December 31, 2006, 8:46 pm

There are a lot of crybaby bridges out there.

Hannah says:

December 31, 2006, 8:47 pm

The whole “babies dieing and being thrown off a bridge” theme gets old. But sad

Cuffer says:

February 16, 2007, 5:07 pm

back in the real days of the miners..they would use the hill to get home going into always doylestown was known for the many bars it had..also on payday the miners in their wagons and riding their mule or horses would be drunk as a skunk..the bandits so to speak ..always knew payday..and would rob these guys..of course many stories a kid in the 60’s who grew up riding horses with a group of about 15 ..would have the time of our life setting people up to scare the heck out of them..we would tie our ponies up get under the bridge now closed off..called cry baby bridge and wait for our friends to bring girls and guys and tell them to sit still in the parked car..and no one say any thing..needless to say we were the ghost..I have many more was the best was before the historical society took over and we found a lot of caves too..well any one interested in any more Ive got tons more stories..hang man..scab man..ghost train..and some facts that are true..have a good one..sorry the younger people cant enjoy the fun we had..

unknown says:

April 2, 2007, 3:41 pm

i am hearing so many stories of people jumping off briges and throwing people,kids,and babys off of them what is wrong with people

Chelly says:

July 2, 2007, 4:02 pm

This story has been on here three times!! its getting old to read, but i still want to see it for myself!

darthsprayer says:

September 28, 2007, 12:44 am

i live about 2 minutes away from cry baby bridge,and i always take my boys there to hear this baby cry,so far nothing has happened yet,but if youre not familiar with the area you can get turned around real easy and end up lost.

alaina and sara says:

October 17, 2007, 6:34 pm

boring boring boring make up a new storie GOD

John says:

October 23, 2007, 10:43 am

Well I go to Norwayne High School and me and my friends are looking for something to do this Halloween. Is it really worth going there? I am in this news class at our school where we make videos and my friends and I want to go and film like a Ghost Hunters type deal. Just want to know if its worth it, or if it is easy to get to. (as far as walking around without passing cars every second) And what about the GHOST town or whatever. Easily accessible?

hektik says:

October 25, 2007, 5:00 am

been to this place, first time, my friends car overheated, over by the ck off of rt 21 before the county line, it was 3 in the morning, and we live about 2 hours away, so we just left…the 2nd time we went, yea, as far as first person by Jeremy McCracken post…no the road is not blocked off, you can drive thru although it seems someone lives there….the cry baby bridge, and gang bridge is bullshit, it was extrememly foggy in places, and there is some very messed up stuff with what happened that night, anyone interested in directions or what happened let me know – aim – thuggin365247

Jen says:

November 3, 2007, 3:00 pm

How many Crybaby Bridges do I have to read about in one state, geez! Not just that but how many are there in America! Give it a rest with Crybaby Bridges and stories about them! Maybe the story is an urban legend based on how many places the bridge is located? Oh well, it may just be that a lot of bridges got named the same and have sad, creepy stories attached to them, who knows.

mary says:

November 7, 2007, 10:10 pm

woooow this must be hella shadey aye people…lol why are you guys scared for the bible says that don’t be scared of anything but the Lord Jesus Christ and it says that we are all brothers and sisters and you knwo be prepared for the Lord is coming soon did you know that so if i were you i would give my life to Jesus.for those who are christians and knows God very well then good for you. okay i think that you have heard enough but anuyways yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh
you should know that God could help you with anything that you need help with such as hw or study for your test at home

Victoria says:

December 16, 2007, 1:10 am

Well, first of all I don’t give a **** how many crybaby bridges are out there! Second of all , all you people out there who are doubting the legend are just cut throat critics, who doesn’t know what you’re talking about. Until you have actually been there and witnessed it for youself, what gives you the right to talk about us like we’re the crazy one’s? I for one have witnessed this and I know it is true, so back off!

Kirsten says:

December 23, 2007, 10:26 pm

I often wondered as many stories as i’ve heard of crybaby bridge. Might this be real ? i have been to cry baby bridges 100’s of time . my friends and i would park near the tracks after having been to the bridge . i have never witnessed any of what alot of these people say . i was always curious my friends as well … we decided we would camp out there . the next morning of course we had a rude awakening but only to an officer saying that it was a high arson area and we were not permitted to be camping there .. now i have been chased by kids who thought they were cute and i have found a dog down there … but i have never heard a baby cry nor my car stop working nor handprints on it . i dont know what kind of a joke some ppl make this but i would have to say its not cute . now i have been there all hours even 12 on the dot but once again never heard nething . i truly believe its a myth and the things seen and heard are a figmentation of imagination .

bmess says:

January 19, 2008, 12:24 pm

if you go down Galehouse Road past crybaby’s bridge, you will come across the “devils triangle”. a couple of years ago, me and some friends went down there. Supposedly your supposed to go around the triangle 7 times in you car and see the devil. Also keep in mind, there is a road leading off to the supposed haunted tracks to your left. so we went around the triangle 6 times, and on our seventh time, this train blows its whistle, so we look to the to our left, and we see just the front part of a train. we took our cars and drove over to the tracks, but when we got there there was no train in sight. very freaky stuff.

Jeremy McCracken says:

January 28, 2008, 6:31 pm

A correction to what I said before, as hektik pointed out, the road is open now at the Rogue Hollow Rd. end; some internet sources say it’s closed in the winter, but I’ve never checked. It’s very steep, so be careful navigating it.

tiffany says:

May 19, 2008, 1:37 pm

Hi i have been trying to look for all of the things around this area and the only thing i can find is the new rogue hollow. if you know where it is and if you would please email me at
and let me know how to get there. please put crybaby bridge in the subject box so i know to look at it. k thank you all for your time and maybe one of you can help me

hunter says:

June 26, 2008, 4:46 pm

OH COME ON! thats the third time ive heard that story!

hunter says:

July 11, 2008, 8:02 pm

How many CRYBaby bridges are there theres got to be like 1 in evry state!!!!!!:(:):(:):(:)

Tar-nuin-Giliath says:

September 28, 2008, 12:22 am

I had a crew of paranormal enthusiast friends after high school; we’d hang at Denny’s on Arlington Rd. One night we went down to the Hollow at around 3 am to the road with three crossing railroad tracks. It is a wide open field. The wind sounded, however, like moving air does in a tunnel. Nothing blatantly extraordinary, though. Sad to say I live in Minneapolis now and can’t enjoy the rare, calming beauty of the Hollow, Doylestown, Wooster, Clinton, Canal Fulton and the like. Rogues’ Hollow may definitely have a collection of undead miners and the ghost of the boy who was crushed in Chidester’s Mine, and others, but it is still more beautiful than it is scary. Can someone tell me about the posts above that talk about the Historical Society “taking over?” Do they limit access and have cops come drive people off or something? And that story about the 13 foot long blue racer snake is TRUE. Someone should have taken a picture when that thing died – probably the biggest snake ever in North America! I’m writing about Rogues’ Hollow, so if anyone is keeping the real good stories for themselves, don’t, and e-mail to share the stories! or TaylorGrey on IM.

Daniel Blankenship says:

October 23, 2008, 12:40 pm

I went to the bridge in Rogue’s Hollow two or three nights ago around midnight or one o’clock. I didn’t go over the bridge. I was under it and it was so creepy and i shut my car off and we went outside and when i went back in the car i turned on the lights and at first it looked like there was blood on my windshield. It was so creepy and it wasn’t raining or anything so i’m not sure what it was on my windshield… has this happened to anyone else?????

Kellie says:

October 25, 2008, 3:02 am

I went to this crybaby bridge last night and just as we were pulling up to the bridge we got a flat tire and while we were putting our spare on a creepy van circled about 3 times in 20 mins. creeeppy.

kyla says:

December 27, 2008, 8:21 pm

Hi evryone,i have a different story about crybaby bridge,My story is that one night a woman and her baby was driving and drove off the side of the clift,the woman got out but she left her baby in the backseatwith her father.Now at night at midight if you go to the bridge when a full moon strikes then you can hear the baby and if you get back in your car,anold an that used to be the father, will show up in your backseat and say “get away from this place”.I have never been there but thats what i read in a book.

Cailee says:

April 21, 2009, 11:17 pm

Cry baby bridge is one of many haunted places down there. Theres Cry Baby bridge and the old creepy mill. Just past the bridge is dead man’s curve. Don’t go too fast!!! Then theres devil’s triangle at the end of deadman’s curve. Legend says if you go around the triangle 6 times the devil will appear. Unfortunately no one ever told me how he would appear and after trying it out with a couple friends weird things started to happen. But there’s even more!!! Go a little further and you’ll see the ghost train tracks. The ghost train comes down the middle track. Just past the tracks is a huge corn field all around you. Burn-out Bridge is over that way too.

Richard says:

August 3, 2009, 11:34 pm

I have been to Doylestown and Rouges Hollow many times as a kid. The cry baby bridge story is one of the newer stories as is the ghost train. There is alot of very old stories such as the Grist Mill and the devil rode the headless horse. Rouges Hollow was an old tiny mining town, the main shaft caved in and there was a fire. This stuff comes out of a book written back in the 30s called Rouges Hollow. Look it up. Be very carefull if you decide to go down there snooping for ghosts. The people that reside there in the old place really hate Halloweeners, and they come out weilding a shotgun. Be warned. I was chased out of there one night.

mark says:

November 15, 2009, 3:25 am

I live very close to cry baby bridge on clinton st. Its kind of spooky at night when me and my boys drive down to see if we can hear a baby crying. So far we havent heard it. But it makes for alot of fun around Halloween. I dont need to go far for a haunting, Cause I believe my own house is haunted. Weird things happen here all the time, Ive had my remotes come up missing and have never found them, my oldest son and I have each seen apparitions at my house as well as my father seeing shadow people. I dont think their harmfull just mischeivious. But I want my darn flickers back Im tired of having to buy new ones.

frankie says:

December 11, 2009, 2:55 am

cet histoire est totalement débile sastrouve c’est un bébé chouté a l’éroine qui se branle en gueulent

Andy says:

January 18, 2011, 2:29 am

Wow thats alot of stories about that bridge, but I dont think that any of them are true. I’ve lived in the hollow for over ten years and have done a huge amount of research on the area, sadly I’ve never found even a hint of truth to the crybaby bridge story. What I could find out about the bridge was that it was first built by the Chidister brothers who owned the land and built the original woolen mill on the other side of Silver creek. The only other time in history that specifically mentions the bridge is that it was heavily damaged in a flood in 1913, but nothing about anyone driving off, jumping off, or being thrown off of it . I will say though through my reading and researching I did come across several people who were tragically killed very close to the bridge, and I would guess would be far more likely to haunt the area. In all the time Ive spent in the hollow I’ve never seen anything, but given all the human activity, and human tragedy that went on in such a small area I cant see how it isnt haunted. Good luck to all ghost hunters.


February 22, 2011, 4:05 am


Jen says:

November 29, 2013, 3:15 pm

I have been to Crybaby Bridge and have had some spooky encounters. My stepfather had taken us there to scare us and stopped the car. I had heard the crying and so did my sister. As a few minutes past he tried to start the car. It didn’t turn on. That was the scariest time of my life. He also took us to Hangman’s Bridge. I’d rather not speak of that encounter!

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