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Devil’s Road

Monmouth, Illinois

The road is marked by the sign of the devil–666–atop a dead end sign at the end of the street. Allegedly, the grim reaper stands in the middle of the road as cars approach. Just as the car is about to mow him over, the reaper vanishes into a puff of smoke. When the victims return the next day, burn marks tell exactly where the reaper appeared. Also on the road is Haunted Bridge. Legend says that young couple came around the curve too fast and fell of the bridge to a watery grave. It is alleged that if one stops his car on the bridge, he will be guided to safety. Bare footprints have been reported on rainy nights. Many others have also put powdered sugar on their car and reported hand prints after leaving the bridge.

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brian campbell says:

September 28, 2005, 3:41 pm

i would like to believe this one but i highly doubt it.

dan 134 says:

October 8, 2005, 12:26 am

i went there about 5 days ago at like 3am with my girlfriend and her friend. nothing happened and i highly doubt anything like mentioned above

Ty says:

October 8, 2005, 11:00 am


Kim says:

October 15, 2005, 4:07 pm

There is one like this in Mascoutah, Illinois… except it’s railroad tracks.. supposively teens got killed by a train on these tracks, so if you park your car on them and put it in Nuetral..n then put baby powder or flour on your car, you will be pushed up the hill and there will be hand prints left on it… it’s also true.. it worked for alot of people i know.. i’m goin there tonight

Roxy says:

October 27, 2005, 8:08 pm

I’ve lived in Monmouth all of my life. Have heard of a lot of haunted places. I’ve never have heard of this one,(and we look for this stuff) Are you sure you have the right place?????

sampsonbaby says:

October 28, 2005, 8:32 pm

i went to mascoutah last nite and it is true about your car being pushed you get goin like 20 mph in neutral with car off it is some freaky ****

Lisa Australia says:

November 2, 2005, 2:07 am

Hi I am only a kid and I’m really fasinated with ghosts I really need help trying to get some stoies but your stories are great.

brandon says:

November 18, 2005, 2:18 am

for those of you wondering about the hauted tracks near mascoutah heres the scoop. there are no tracks at this spot that is said to be haunted they were removed in the early 90s when norfolk southern moved there major rail traffic north of mascoutah. well anyway im from rural mascoutah and have been to then (old tracks) many times
its not easy to find them at nite there hardly a bump in the road anymore since the county has resurfaced the crossing many times over the years the tracks are almost in someones driveway once you face south on the road that crosses the tracks your facing a house one house only so dont be supprised to see the homeowner come out and confront you it you are out there. well i guess now would be a good time to tell ya all where it is
……. heading west from mascoutah on il 177 you will travel about 3 milles on your left you will see and rentchler road head south on rentchler road untill you come to rentchler station road take a right drive that road untill it splits go with the side that dosing turn to gravel which is left one you make that left and are facing south you will see a slight rise in the road. drive over that rise completely you want your front bumper paralell to the dead end sign put you car in neutral and put flour on the rear of your car you will after some time if sitting in the vehicle you will feel something as if somone was jumping on your rear bumper and the car will begin to roll backwards toward the north and that all there is to it you realy do get forced over the old crossing but sckeptics say its from momentum cause by a slant in the road. look for your self theres no slant well i hope you guys enjoy checking it out its spooky. find it durring the day then come back at night to try it have fun

Dunno says:

January 10, 2006, 11:51 pm

well thats funny you said that….iv lived in monmouth all my life n just this year i went down to that bridge….its called cry baby bridge… n my friends go donw there to get drunk and fool around wit ppls heads….its pretty funny to see ppl make fools of themselves cuz it doesnt work….the bridge is on a slant…..cuz its down hill….my friends like to fool around with ppl wearing masks and stuff and jumb on the back of ppls cars to scar them but its all just a joke…..iv heard many many stories about it but the one i believe the most is that there was this bus full of kids drivin home from school and they were goin to fast and feel into the bridge….ppl really dont know what happend…..but there is a real story about it….it happend to me and my friend….we were leaving the party from the bridge going up the hill and we turned left and we were goin down that road to go back to the highway to go home and we saw this lady riding on a bike….with cats….black cats…..cats just everywhere around her…..we have heard the story n i was driving n i was freakin out so i put the peddle all the way to the floor…..the story is that if you see that old lady riding her back….right when you go past her she will fall on her bike and get you to turn around and help you and when you do she will cut your throught… we went all the way around town to get back to the bridge to tell our friends about it n they didnt believe us….n we thought that one of them did it to freak ppl out but no one did… we showed them where she was and she was still laying there so everyone was getting spooked out and just kept going…..i cried all the way home!! so if you go their around the summer time or around halloween we will be there tryin to spook you out….even tho ppl know we do that they still get scared! peace out and have fun! NO DRINKING AND DRIVING! LOL

Alexandra says:

January 13, 2006, 10:45 am

Wow, Witch eh? Well freaky stuff. If a witch tried to cut your throat why dont you just ask. I’m going to help you whore.

Then she will cut your throat but still.

Thanat says:

January 13, 2006, 11:35 am

Wow, freaky. Just one question: who thought of putting baby powder or powdered sugar on their car? Did someone just decide, ‘hey, I’m going to cover my vehicle in sugar and drive down a haunted bridge’ ?

WesternStudent says:

January 30, 2006, 4:26 pm

I went to Cry Baby Bridge this past weekend 1/28/06. Let me tell you it was something messed up. We got there and right at the point where the road becomes the bridge part, we put the car in Neutral. This bridge has like a 5% uphill grade to it, so there is a little uphill action. We were stopped in Neutral for like 5 seconds then we got a “bump” or “push” and we started rolling across the bridge. If there was a downhill slant to this bridge, we would have had a continual steady roll down the hill. But that’s not the case we got several noticeable “pushes” till we reached the other side of the bridge. We wanted to use the flour trick, but it was raining so that would have been dumb. I wish I could remember how to get out there, but I was with someone else who was driving.

Momo says:

February 7, 2006, 6:25 pm

Maybe it got spilled?

Mindy says:

February 21, 2006, 4:30 pm

yeah well i went to the bridge and didn’t know i was going to. i was passed out in the back seat on my 21st birthday on 09/05/05 and when everyone woke me up they were out of the car looking over the bridge pointing. i got out and stumbled over to see what they were looking at. we saw a bunch of dim lights but they weren’t fireflies. they were bigger and white light, not yellow, and u could see through the light. the more we talked, the more we saw. pretty soon, we heard the sound of a crying baby in the woods. i ran and got in the car but nobody else did. i got back out a few minutes later and walked around the front of the car with the headlights on and saw big sets of footprints and tiny baby footprints. i didn’t say anything and looked over to see if everyone had their shoes on and they did so i showed them. then they started yelling over the bridge and the lights came up toward us. the lights were about the size of a softball and dim. i got goosebumps and got in the car didn’t care what anyone else was doing. before we left, we put the car in neutral and felt a push and not only went across the bridge but up to the gravel road on the other side. the next day i looked at my bumper cuz my dad asked if someone was pushing my car. i saw big and tiny handprints all over the bumper and tiny fingerprints on the back window.

Bob says:

February 21, 2006, 4:46 pm

Cry baby bridge is about 1-2 miles North of Monmouth and IT IS REAL, no matter who believes me or who doesn’t I will remember it for the rest of my life. Three friends of mine and myself went to the bridge in the fall of `05, it was late probably 1:30am. We all got out and stood on the bridge for a while with the car parked on it and nothing happened. So, we decided to try and talk to ‘the spirits’, we started by yelling and asking them if they were okay and if anyone was there to give us a sign. As we started talking to them theese little lights started to appear in the trees, they almost looked like fireflys but it was way to cold outside for them and the lights never moved, they would stay in the same spots and go off and on as we talked to them, there were even some in the water. We heard a distinct cry come from the trees, but it was no human or dog, we will never be sure of what it was. The feeling on the bridge quickly went from warm to cold, we decided to turn on the headlights and look around for any thing we may find on the bridge, the bridge is all sand,like broken down gravel. And sure enouph there were tiny baby foot prints all over the bridge, and even some adult-sized foot prints but only a few, and there were circle inside circle marks by the big foot prints like from the bottom of a crutch. We had done the car in neuteral stunt when we first got there and it worked, but the bridge is at a slight downward slant. So, we decided to check the bumper for hand prints and there were tiny hand prints all over the thing! There was gravel dust on the bumper so we didn’t need baby powder or anything like that, and there were even a few big hand prints up higher on the back of the car. By this time we were already convinced about this place but my friends didn’t stop there. They kept yelling over the west side of the bridge asking them if they needed help and if there was anything we could do, and all the lights appeared again only more and more the longer we stood there and the more we yelled. Pretty soon the woods looked like tiny X-mas trees, but we kept talking to them. Then all at once it got very dark and all those little lights started rising up out of the trees as more were appearing and they all started to swirl in what seemed to be the direction for us! And we heard this noise like a huge rock being dumped into the water, only it wasn’t the noise of it going in, it was the noise of it coming back out right for us and all around us it felt, and sounded like 20 people running on the bridge. And just for a moment I felt lost, like there were all theese people around me and I couldn’t find my friends that were standing right next to me. It all happened so quick, it was very confusing at first But we all jumped in the car and took off as fast as we could.

Bob says:

February 21, 2006, 5:02 pm

I left the above comment, and if anyone doesn’t believe me **** off. But if there is anyone who wants directions or what not please e-mail me at:

hah says:

March 4, 2006, 1:12 am

hmm yea well i live in illi to and this school i go to someone made up this romour about a old janitor and his name was ” crazy dave” and he used to kill girls and use their hair as mops and me n my friend went into his locker room and it was old and dusty and we didnt wanna go in so we closed the door and walked into the gym and we walked back and the door was opened again.

heather says:

March 13, 2006, 12:05 pm

i have been to cry baby bridge myself and the legend was as stated we parked the car in the middle of the bridge and turned it off put the powder on the trunk of the car and put the car in neutral the car was pushed off forward off the bridge. there were hand prints on the trunk of the car. so we turned around and tried it the other way and yet again the car was pushed forward off the bridge. was really neat. as for the grim reaper we never saw it but you know i believe it could happen.

nunday says:

March 26, 2006, 10:34 pm

this sucks

Emilie says:

April 12, 2006, 12:39 pm

Hi.I’m only 9 and i think your storys fab .Stuff like screaming ,tall shadows when theres nothing there are always happening where i live and tourists are always reporting that they dont like it here.

m says:

April 25, 2006, 5:10 pm

I don’t mean to burst anyone’s bubble, but several intersections of streets and railroads that supposedly have “guardian ghosts” that push you out of harm’s way have been debunked. First of all, the road leading to the tracks is usually on a downhill incline, but since the railroads sit higher it gives the illusion that you are going uphill. Second, the oil from your fingers and hand after shutting your trunk doesn’t get washed off by going through a car wash – you have to take a towel with soap and rub them off.

My advice – if you’re going to try to put baby powder on your trunk to see the prints, make sure you wipe off any residual prints of your own or anyone who has used your trunk first.

I do believe paranormal events can happen, but I think 9 times out of 10 there is a non-paranormal explanation for them.

My $.02

ican_beyourz says:

May 9, 2006, 5:54 am

whoever is reading and typing this **** has too much time on there hands (including me but im at work and thats what your supposed to do at work. sit at your desk and secretly look at porn and beat it) my $.02

Alexandra says:

May 21, 2006, 1:54 pm

I would like to Believe this !! = ) but i cant ♥

Jason says:

June 18, 2006, 9:17 pm

This is another case of some idiot teenager starting a rumor. There are stories like this all over the States and places like Canada and Mexico. I believe it to be totally fradulent.

Allyson says:

June 22, 2006, 3:50 pm

My friend lied on that rode

Sean says:

July 11, 2006, 11:27 am

I am from Monmouth, and this story is bunk. Every five years or so a new story is created about the bridge. The scariest thing about the bridge is that teenagers drink booze and drive there. Drinking and driving is stupid and scary.

Sean says:

July 11, 2006, 11:37 am

Oh, and another thing. As I stated earlier, I am from Monmouth, went to hich school there, and called it my home until after college. The whole haunted bridge thing (bogus) was created when the old haunted barn was burned to the ground by a farmer. There was an old barn (just up the hill from the very unhaunted bridge) called “Buffords Barn”. High school students including myself would try to convince chicks to drive out there with us to they would be come scared and hopefully horney. We even stashed friends out there, would go into town to pick up chicks and drive them out there to have our friends scare them. Everyone used to go out there. Eventually the barn was a pile of junk and the farmer burned it down to make space for crops. Since then, teens needed a new scary thing so they came up with the whole bridge thing.

joejoe says:

July 12, 2006, 4:47 am

LoL Some of you people are over doing it dont you think, and for one your massing with spirits so yall need to be careful being out there at night i dont think its really a cool thing you people are doing out there ,even the devils have power to fool yall so yall need to chill out ps. some of you guys should not put lies in your storys thats not cool 07/12/2006 time; 3:47am

Joe Joe Bean Stalk says:

July 24, 2006, 1:13 am

ya Ive been on this road and Ive seen the Devil!!!!!…..Plz Help Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joe Joe Bean Stalk says:

July 24, 2006, 1:14 am

Your all GAY!!!!!!!!

Unknown says:

August 22, 2006, 6:38 pm

Hey, Ghost are real trust me…and you haven’t seen anything yet….Also I am the ghost of fiddle mc mary!from west chester New york hot spot and if you don’t beleve me well so i believe my self!

Unknown says:

August 22, 2006, 6:43 pm

Here is the legend:
I was the richest fiddle player you ever saw! And i was suppose to play at the Hot Spot…When i notice that the hot spot was on FIRE and i was in the flames and it burned me every where I had a week to live my husband told them to bury me under the ashes of Hot spot and i have been haunting the club ever since but now it’s been turned into a hotel and here i am waiting for the next victim i can kill….HAHAHA!

April says:

August 25, 2006, 3:24 am

There is no such thing as the Grim Reaper!!! What is he suppposed to be anyway…that was dumb…GRIM REAPER IS NOT REAL!!!

April says:

August 25, 2006, 12:50 pm


boo boo says:

September 1, 2006, 11:51 pm

I believe the story i have been there and i have the proof in pictures that there are little hand prints
there is the website w/ pictures

michel shega says:

October 6, 2006, 3:08 pm

yesterday i went there and i saw the grim reaper and it freaked me out and i pooped….i went there this mornin’ at about 3 am and i seen 666 right there in front of my very own eyes!!!it was wicked sick dog!!! im not just rightin this stuff down in a computer class when im doin an project…im for real

A says:

October 13, 2006, 11:12 am

This story is fake its just like the one about the Texas railroad.

bubba says:

October 16, 2006, 1:13 pm

yall need to quit hatin on bob. bob u post up the directions for me on line i want to try this. it sounds pretty cool. I mean i wanna talk to the spirits. maybe even have a shindig wit them. so real post the directions and i will go there. Forget all those haters they’re too scared to believe any thing they can’t explain. the way i see it if u die then u die. u cant help it so jus do wut ever u want. Chase dead folk if u want thats wut im triing to do. im a juggalo mothafackoo so i for real aint scared of no ghosts.

Amanda says:

October 16, 2006, 6:34 pm

Hey, I was just wondering if there is a haunted building in chicago..the city…people at my school have been talking about this building with 25 stories and if you make it to the 25th story (which no one has) they get 100 dollars…and I really want to go to it, but i don’t know where it is.
If anyone knows…email me please…

uknown says:

October 16, 2006, 8:24 pm

i am a ghost hunter and detective i seen this suposed “reaper” and the 666 and when i got home ther was some green goo i will take ghost stories and haunting stories at

KIM says:

October 18, 2006, 4:42 pm

“”U.S. Route 491 is a north-south United States highway. One of the newest additions to the U.S. Highway system, it was commissioned in 2003 as a renumbering of U.S. Route 666 (an original 1926 route).”” IF ANYONE DOUBTS ME, GIVE ME EXACT DIRECTIONS TO THIS ROAD! I WILL GIVE YOU A PUBLIC APOLOGY RIGHT HERE ON THIS SITE!

Haley says:

October 20, 2006, 12:53 pm

Iam only in middle school and I love scary movies like the grudge, the ring,and the ring 2. i also like to go to haunted houses, but I do not believe this is true although i do believe the part about the handprints even though it has never happended to me befor.

mike says:

October 24, 2006, 9:51 am

My friends and i went 2 crybaby bridge a few years ago. Yes we were a little (BUZZED) but not that bad. We stayed in the car,and did not know nothing about hand print’s. Put the car in neutral and it DID start rolling by itself….(FREAKY)…I live in Galesburg and have no idea how 2 get back 2 the bridge. Could someone please give me direction’s….you can E-mail me at ….TY

ashley says:

October 29, 2006, 5:32 pm

ive been there before and nothing happened. you guys are just trying to scare the hell out of people.

LaDana says:

October 30, 2006, 8:15 pm

I lived in Monmouth for 20 years, I also lived less than a mile from Cry baby bridge, the myth is completely untrue, First of all that road is not a dead end road in fact it can take you one of three directions, on leading past the house I grew up in and to a highway. The legend was not that of a couple but of a mother that had killed her baby and threw it into the creek that runs under the bridge(hence the name cry baby bridge) which I have also been cannoing in late at night. My friends and I have been on this bridge many of times in vehicles, on four wheelers you name it.There is nothing that goes on there, however I can see how people from out of town might conjuer things up to keep the legend going. Also if you really do want to go see what the attraction is all about keep in mind this is a dangerous road depending on which way you get to it the hill at the brige is very steep and if cars don’t go slow they can come up on you too fast if your sitting there too long. Another trick on the brige that people like to do which, I guess has only happend to me once all the other times it rolled the right way, if you sit in the middle of the brige with your car in neutral it’s said your car will be pushed the opposite direction of the slope your on, if it gets pused at all which it will REMEMBER IT’S BECAUSE YOU ARE ON A HILL!!! Go see it for yourself though, Monmouth is a small town but a great one and you may find more than you thought you would.

LaDana says:

October 30, 2006, 8:37 pm

Also whom ever posted the comment about the barn I remember that it wasn’t too far from the actually right?? I’m not sure I never went to it, but I do agree that they needed a new place to put the scary stories, by the way to the girl who said the bridge suddenly got cold, I thought it was already cold out that’s why you knew the lights weren’t firely”cause it was too cold”????Just a thought, oh and as for the fact that you got pushed to a gravel raod, ALL of it is gravel!!Also the brige is METAL not SAND!!Oh and one more thing PLEASE STOP DRINKING AND DRIVING THERE!!! What a stupid thing to do in the frist place then you bring a gravel road and water into it, not good, and never floor it on a gravel road your car will spin out!Feel free to email me with any questions just mark it cry baby bridge,thanks!!

The Hell says:

October 31, 2006, 5:59 am

Its because its not going to happen when ever some one goe’s there you 2 retards are you guy’s that !dumb! Brain Campbell and Dan! to think you guy’s would have a chance to have anything happen there you 2 are just to !dumb! to understand the real world so of course your doubts don’t even matter if you believe it considering how you 2 !retards! think it would happen right away!.

Steffie says:

October 31, 2006, 5:33 pm

We have a place very much like this by me called Munger Rd. You go over the railroad tracks and if you stop and get out your car doors will lock and you’ll see handprints bla bla… there are stories like these everywhere! I am not against hauntings and scary experiences but I think every county has a place like this…

uknown says:

December 6, 2006, 8:53 am

i am a ghost detective fiddle mc mary i would just like to say i am sorry for you that your dead and just would like to say… GO TO THE LIGHT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tiffany says:

December 9, 2006, 12:44 am

Just to let everyone know the mark of 666 is not the mark of the devil but is indeed the mark of evil. In anchaint Rome (or some place over there) names were known only by numbers. Certain letters had certain numbers and when you would add them up that is how you were known. There was an empirer with the numbers adding up to 666 and he was a very mad empirerer, he sent people to their deaths for minor things and was just evil. That is where they got that saying.

AJ says:

December 19, 2006, 2:47 pm

That is really scary to have a street marked 666!!!!

AJ says:

December 19, 2006, 2:48 pm

It is acully the mark of the devil’s beast

tracy lee says:

December 19, 2006, 4:50 pm

yea…who eva saw that stuff on the bridge,tell me,what stuff were ya smokin an drinkin? if you planned to put powder on the car why not grab a camera while u were at it? it kinda sucks u guys hav nothin on nz.sure this place is small but it has its ghosts too. like state highway 1.
im cant remember how many people have died on that road but it keeps increasing every 3 to 5 months. its a long and pretty much a strait road but ppl keep wipping themselves out on it and ppl go sooo slow its almost impossible. there was even a random person who lived by it and sleeptwalked in the middle of the road and got stuck and killed. many ghosts hav been seen from alot of ppl driving at night down there. i wonder if they got anythin to do with it.

justin says:

December 27, 2006, 9:46 pm

i ******* pissed my pants dude **** that **** i aint going back i wanted my mommy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amber says:

January 3, 2007, 7:30 am

Hey I am looking for directions to Cry Baby Bridge I live in Burlington,Iowa Monmouth is about 30 minutes away from me.I know that much. Someone contact me with the directions my email is THANKS…

Phil Berger says:

January 17, 2007, 2:38 pm

These stories are so stipid!!!!!!!!!!! None of them are real. Maybe a couple but i dont beileve squat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Elizabeth Krings says:

January 17, 2007, 2:41 pm

believe, ghosts could read these e-mails ba bye

bob flitsnak says:

January 17, 2007, 2:43 pm

i was scared i pooped my pantuys

hanson says:

January 21, 2007, 12:50 pm

It is called cry baby bridge!My mom,my brother and I went there and nothing happened.

Loala says:

January 21, 2007, 12:54 pm

It Is cry baby bridge nicomepoop.

Scandalicious says:

January 23, 2007, 12:29 am

Alright i too live and monmouth and im out to the bridge (cry baby) almost every night. Ive had weird things happen to me out there but not on the bridge, i always go to the timber surrounding the bridge.
For those of you needing directions here they are:
If you go into monmouth by mcdonalds, head north from the stop lights, you will see farm king up ahead, when you get to farm king go left on 210th avenue, go about 1 1/2 to 2 miles and it will be the first road to the right (its gravel and dont go to fast cause you will pass it when you go over a small hill) stay on that road and it will take you right to the bridge.
Like others say it doesn’t work all you people who put baby powder on your car and say thats there are little hand prints on there thats bull if you want to get scared out there then go on halloween me and my buddies will be out there to give ya a good scarin.
But honestly there is weird things out there, i was out there with my buddy and all the sudden we had a scream(like a full grown women scream) it came from down the creek where it bends (if your facin east) and by the time we could look at each other and ask what that was we heard it again and this time it was on the bridge…by the time my buddy turned his head to look at the bridge i was down the road and in the car! That aint no lie either you guys wanna go out there and walk around one night come on out you might see me out ther cuz like i said im always out there im goin out tonight to go see if i can get some of them spirits to talk to me and see if i can see those lights but this time im takin my video camera to see if i can recird any sounds out there.
if you have any more questions email me at p.s. buffords barn didnt burn down they tore it down and it was haunted a guy hung himself ther

cj says:

February 8, 2007, 2:01 pm

its true i been there before

joe says:

February 11, 2007, 12:44 pm

me and my friends were just out there last nite and it is really scary lookin and the bridge is on a slant but we put the car in nutral and it started to move off the bridge but u could feel like someone was behind u pushin you its was weird it was like they was takin turns pushin but we looked at the back of my car and there was no hand prints anywhere and as far as the grim reaper dont think that is true cuz didnt see it and is it true about this lady that rides a bike and falls off then cuts ur throat???

leo says:

February 12, 2007, 1:36 pm

YEAH DUDE THIS IS YOUR BOY LEO ,and the story about the bridge is really true me and my friends park the car in neurtal and after like ten to 20 secound we felt a couple of bumps then we stated to go up the bridge the bridge is kinda going uphill to ,we didn’t go all the way down the road cuz we was scared.that is all BZEAY

Jackie Collins says:

February 17, 2007, 1:08 am

hey, i live like 20 minutes from monmouth .. i have heard stories similar to that but haven’t exactly heard that one.. i’m not exactly sure if that is true or not.. but my dad grew up in monmouth and i’m sure that if it was true he would have told me by now.. sorry

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February 21, 2007, 12:41 pm


Elaine says:

February 24, 2007, 5:15 am

Okay, this is obviously an URBAN LEGEND. It did actually happen several years ago, but it occured in Texas, and it was a school bus full of children that got stranded on a railroad track. Whether or not this incident took place somewhere else is highly unlikely. I live in Tucson, Arizona but I’m originally from Illinois, and I’ve been to Monmouth several times…and NEVER heard about anything like this. It’s a really neat story, but it’s obviously been blown out of porportion a little bit.

Elaine says:

February 24, 2007, 5:29 am

Oh, and to the person who’s referring to “Crybaby Bridge”, that’s actually located in Dublin, Indiana, in between Richmond and Indianapolis. This is another urban legend that no one has really been able to prove true or not! One rainy night, a woman and her infant son were driving across the bridge when the car lost control and went plunging into the water below.People say that late at night when you park on the bridge, you can hear the sounds of a woman crying, “Where, oh where has my baby gone?” This is because the police only found the woman’s body; her son’s body was never discovered, only a blue baby blanket.I did know a guy who went swimming in the creek a few years after this happened. Him and his buddies felt like someone was watching him, and they freaked out and made a quick getaway. But whether or not a similar incident took place in Monmouth? Like I said, highly doubtful. I’ve been through Monmouth before, several of my relatives have as well, and I’ve known people who’ve lived in the Monmouth area–and never heard of anything like this. No offense to anyone, but people really need to get their stories straight before they post them on here!

KickAZZ says:

March 24, 2007, 11:43 pm

That would scare the **** out of me.

srh says:

March 31, 2007, 2:27 am

Just to let all of you know….Buford’s barn was supposedly haunted by a man who hung himself in it. I’m not sure if this is correct but that is what i’ve been told by several different people. As for cry baby bridge, I have been there a few times and it is pretty creepy. However nothing has ever happened to any car i was in or near. But at the time I was also told that both places were haunted and at that time the barn was still standing. So, therefore the ghost stories of the bridge did not come after the barn was burnt down. P.S. that damn barn was hella scary and when you were there at night when the moon was out it looked like you could see something swinging from the rafters!

durfy26 says:

June 29, 2007, 2:24 pm

so is this cry baby bridge real or what and be serious not no lieing bullsh$t

Barb Huyser says:

June 30, 2007, 7:30 am

i am proffesionel ghost hunter and have chased the elusive spirits for years. i nowe this is all true becuse troy taylor of the american ghost society teaced me how to get gost real good. i am one of his bestest ghost getters he is very smart and makes oooodles of money off of people bying his books it is very hard to put out the same book over and over and cleverly only change the name. so be very careful when going for ghostes because they will get you if you do not bellydance for the spirits firt.

tony says:

July 4, 2007, 2:01 am

I went 2 the bridge about 3 years ago and I did’nt c any grim reaper. It was scary cause I couldnt c when I was going down the hill. It was at like 12 at night and the hill was steep 2 go down. I could’nt even c the bottom. I put the flour on my car and put the car in nutral. It rolled like it was supposed 2. The bridge is at a small slant so u roll weather u r going 4ward or backward. I saw finger prints cause of the oils on ur hands when u open or shut the trunk. I m a firm believer and was disapointed cause it is a true story about a bus full of kids and all. I would like 2 go there again just 4 fun. My email is f any1 is interested.

Jessica says:

July 19, 2007, 2:51 pm

I find it funny how this particular highway only runs/ran through New Mexico, Colorado and Utah but yet is said to be in Monmouth…

I also find it funny how some people can’t spell simple words!

snoopy says:

August 6, 2007, 2:54 pm

is that same thing in la piedad mich mexico going to en centro

Donovan says:

August 6, 2007, 7:27 pm

Crybaby Bridge is a real place in monmouth, I should know, I grew up about a mile from it and my parents still live there to this day. If anyone from monmouth hasn’t heard of this place, its a small blue colored bridge that crosses over ceder creek, right next to the old Monmouth Rock Correy. Its located about 5 miles outside of the City limits. I grew up on the buferd barn and crybaby stories as a kid. I personnally have been down to that bridge hundereds of times as a kid, and have never witnessed anything. Most of the people that do, are
drunk teenage kids who go out there road tripped and looking to scare some buddies. I have researched in the monmouth library and have found nothing on anyone dying on or even near that bridge. As far as the bufards barn, his son never hung himself in that barn. It was just an old run down barn. A few kids had hung a noose from the rafters to try and make the story more realistic.
Both are just urban legends that the new and upcomming kids keep passing around.

Donovan says:

August 6, 2007, 7:33 pm

Crybaby Bridge is a real place in Monmouth, I should know, I grew up about a mile from it and my parents still live there to this day. If anyone from Monmouth hasn’t heard of this place, its a small blue colored bridge that crosses over ceder creek, right next to the old Monmouth Rock Quarry. Its located about 5 miles outside of the City limits. I grew up on the bufferd barn and crybaby stories as a kid. I personnally have been down to that bridge hundereds of times as a kid, and have never witnessed anything. Most of the people that do, are
drunk teenage kids who go out there road tripping and looking to scare some buddies. I have researched in the Monmouth library and have found nothing on anyone dying on or even near that bridge. As far as the bufferds barn, his son never hung himself in that barn. It was just an old run down barn. A few kids had hung a noose from the rafters to try and make the story more realistic.
Both are just urban legends that the new and upcomming kids keep passing around.

Jerry says:

August 28, 2007, 10:46 am

So strange that today everyone has a video camera and so many people are walking around with cell phones that take pictures and videos, yet nobody ever has photos or video of anything supernatural happening in these spots. Tells me that none of it is true, no matter how much fun it is to believe…

Ryan says:

August 28, 2007, 5:23 pm

So goes the story of being pushed across the bridge… Same story over here in Iowa in Viola…Hmmm, bunch of BS…

unkown says:

September 18, 2007, 5:03 pm

This is not true.

Marlea Reese says:

September 20, 2007, 5:22 pm

I can’t belive that happens. I’ve heard of Devil’s road but, I never heard that. I think this story is not trust worthy.

karen says:

October 28, 2007, 3:17 am

hello I am from Illinois I don,t even think that story is real that just sound dumb but i could be wrong the grip weeper is not real

marie says:

October 28, 2007, 11:35 pm

if i remember correctly,there is also a cry baby bridge in Iowa so i doubt this is nothing more than a story gone wild…

Barb says:

November 9, 2007, 8:27 pm

I am a paranormal investigator and published author who lives in Monmouth and can absolutely guarantee that Crybaby Bridge is nothing more than a myth. I have conducted an investigation of the bridge and it is on an incline, explaining why cars roll across when put in neutral. Handprints appear on trunks of cars because it is on a gravel road, which leaves gravel dust on the car. The oil from your hands when closing the trunk leaves the shape of a handprint on the surface.

It is a popular destination for people who have been indulging and who imagine all kinds of bizarre things. There are places in and around Monmouth that are haunted. Crybaby Bridge isn’t one of them.

Amanda says:

January 7, 2008, 10:45 pm

Pretty sure this sounds exactly like “Hells Road” in Dorsey Illinois. Except for the fact that at the end of the road, past the dead end, is an old, condemned church/farm house. I’m not sure which. My boyfriend has been down there, and he said it was pretty eerie, though nothing happened.

Also, if you are talking about Hells Road, you’re car ‘dies’ in the middle of the road; then, when you come back the next day, there’s supposedly a burn mark in the road. Or, as some call it, “The Mark of the Devil”.

Amanda says:

January 7, 2008, 10:46 pm

-cough- ***** equals “h-e-double hockey-sticks”, is you know what I mean. Stupid censorship…

Ryminas says:

February 20, 2008, 11:32 am

I went here one time, and left my car in park and left the keys on the dashboard. I left into the bushes, and my friend, Dyrikious (we are forighn, thank you) stayed and watched. We had previously put baby powder on the car, and we saw a shadowy creature. About 10 mins. later we went back to my car and saw f******* handprints! We were scared, so we left.

Randoll says:

February 20, 2008, 11:36 am

There is a street adress that is 666 Devil’s road. jk COME ON, THIS IS A BUNCH OF BOLOGNA!!

Reign says:

April 4, 2008, 7:04 pm

I’ve heard of something like that before. My parents told me about it a few years back. I can’t not believe in this stuff considering all the experiences they’ve had seeing ghosts and witnessing other strange events. My whole family claims to have seen odd things before. If anyone has seen the Mothman Prophecies, my uncle claims to have seen that exact ghost or whatever it could be called.

your idiots! says:

April 21, 2008, 5:11 pm

I’ve been to this road, and the ghosts are true. The ghosts are actually my friend’s great-grandparents. When I went there, there was actually writing in the powder that said ‘Tell Taylor we love her.’ And Taylor is my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s ****ing crazy!

silver_wolf says:

April 26, 2008, 8:25 pm

Two words peeps…BULL ****!

Darcy says:

May 31, 2008, 12:41 pm

If this is the story that was on Children of the Grave it is true. There were suppose to be in the 70’s people who sacrificed animals and did satanic things in the woods.

jimmy says:

June 22, 2008, 2:19 am

idk if anyone heard this story about driving down a road near hear and a truck appears and tries to run you off the road then dissapears. well last night around 11 i was on seven hills [college ave.] near cry baby bridge and this big *** truck is driving the opposite direction coming towards me and right when hes about to pass me he swerves almost into me and keeps going then i didnt see it again. i almost ran into the woods. it was pretty scary.

jimmy says:

June 22, 2008, 2:21 am

idk if anyone heard this story about driving down a road near hear and a truck appears and tries to run you off the road then dissapears. well last night around 11 i was on seven hills [college ave.] near cry baby bridge and this big *** truck is driving the opposite direction coming towards me and right when hes about to pass me he swerves almost into me and keeps going then i didnt see it again. i almost ran into the woods. it was pretty scary. !!!

Grace says:

July 21, 2008, 3:59 am

Hi I am a paranormal investigator/ paranormal psychic origionaly from the Quad City IL area. I am planing a trip back to my old stomping grounds in the late Fall and this story seems to have my attention. I am wondering if anyone can give me some more information about it. I need to know:

-the origional story
-adress of the location
-directions to the location
-other variations to the story differing from the origional.

If anyone could help me I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you,

I can be contacted at thanks again.

â?Ñ?нαzzâ? says:

August 29, 2008, 11:36 am

the ‘666’ on the dead end sign sounds creepy….and the grim reaper..but i im not sure :’It is alleged that if one stops his car on the bridge, he will be guided to safety’ wouldnt that be OPPOSITE??? =P

Former Troy Fan says:

September 14, 2008, 11:21 pm

Oh yeah, Barb- he uses the same sad stories in his books and doesn’t know how to tell a story on his tours unless it is Resurrection Mary. We’ve been on three of his “non-RM” tours… and over 3/4 of them are all about her. His books and tours suck.

Leah says:

September 17, 2008, 8:16 am

i would like to see for myself, but the grimm reaper just freaks me out.. eek!

kliyah says:

September 25, 2008, 10:37 am

i put this on my life this stroy just scared the SH
1= out of me

David says:

September 26, 2008, 10:14 pm

Its true –

A friend to the Dead!!! says:

October 12, 2008, 1:29 pm

If all this is true, and I very possibly believe it could be..leave these poor souls alone. Let them rest in peace. That is their eternal resting place and they do not need to be worried about saving some silly kids who are crying wolf, for validation. They are obviously already lost, and there is no need to add to their confusion.

LYNN says:

October 12, 2008, 9:17 pm


Dusty says:

October 16, 2008, 3:15 am

I personaly have went to this bridge and it is true the car will sit in Nuetral for a long period of time and then out of nowhere it will roll off of the bridge, at an incline (up hill). The bridge is at the bottom of 2 little hills, One side is a real steep sharp curve, the other is a short incline to an elbow turn which takes you right out on highway34. There is a creek about 20 ft wide runnin under it, There is a back road from lake story (Galesburg) to this bridge. The road is actually cool and you’d better not be goin fast because you can’t see the curve as you get up on it. and one more thing, the baby powder works, there will be handprints. Make sure everybody with you’s hands are accounted for when you get out of the car, you’ll freak, I did.

qwertyy says:

October 20, 2008, 7:55 pm

we just went there last saturdayy, & we went down the bridge twice with two different cars. & yes, it did move. saw couple hand prints. there was diss 2 families out there with us. they were there before us, && two of dem grown women said that they heard dem kids singing ABCD.. then stop, then they would sing different song. one of them also said that she saw the actual bus. or whatever… idk! it’s fuuuucking creepyy as fuuuuck…..

im still kinda suspicious about it.

TIP: before you guys go there, wash ur car first!!

Candy Bar Bridge, Beer Bridge says:

October 23, 2008, 9:55 pm

It is all an urban legend. I went out there 9 years ago with the guy who is now my husband. I believe he heard Dwyer and Micheals talking about it. Absolutely nothing happened. I heard D.J.s talking about it on the radio today but of course it has changed to if you leave a candy bar on the bridge then one of the ghosts will come and take it. How can anyone possibly believe that? Yes, I know it’s all in fun. Just use your heads and don’t go out there drunk!! There is a sharp curve, be careful.

Mike says:

January 21, 2009, 7:11 pm

I’ve lived in monmouth all my life.I’ve been to cry baby bridge many times. One time we sat long enough in neutral, that we started to creep UPHILL real,real slow in neutral, we freaked out and slammed it into drive and to the floor. The story is a mother killed her baby and threw it over the bridge.What alot of people are missing is, the bridge is on a small hill your supposed to face uphill and be pushed uphill..
This is the first time I ever heard the 666 grim reaper..
Now Bufford’s Barn was way more frightening than any thing. It was on top of the hill heading north and to the right from cry baby bridge. The story I heard was the klu klux klan use the barn to hang people. Dont know but that was one freaky place, we all thought we were badasses, until it comes to Bufford’s Barn, we never could go out at nighttime, we went out in the daylight and was scared

chett in pittsfield says:

January 25, 2009, 1:33 pm

In White Hall if you park on the rail road tracks and put BABY POWDER on you bumper and get back in your car and wait five min, you will see lttle kid hand prints where a bus got hit, its really creepy, plus your in the woods

Mrs. Bates says:

April 9, 2009, 12:27 am

There is no such thing as the Grim Reaper.

De La Cruz&Alvarado says:

April 29, 2009, 4:17 pm

In Febuary 2004 me my girlfriend and 3 friends took a trip to cry baby bridge.Were all from the area and have heard many different stories well let me tell you ours isn’t like any of the others.The whole road there gives you an eerie feeling so by time you get to the bridge your all ready on edge.I drove when I pulled up to the bridge I thought I put the car in neutral but I had put it in reverse.Nothing was happening so everyone started to laugh then simultanelusly everyone went quiet.My steering wheel started to shake and the car sounded like it was beeing ingulfed with water so I went to take off and noticed the car was in reverse I put it in neutral and the car flew across the bridge and continued up the road without me steering.I pulled towards the shoulder and turned around when I drove over the bridge the whole car was shaking.As soon as we got to town we pulled into the gas station thats were we noticed hand prints all over the car we made our way around and noticed two giant handprints dented in the hood and a pair of tiny ones too.After this we’ve attemted to go back a couple of times once a had a blessed rosary on my mirror and it broke right at the road the other time the road was blocked off.Believe what you want but I know its real……..

corey goodwin says:

April 30, 2009, 2:01 am

whoever told you the kkk story about the barn is full of it. The true story is it was owned by a farmer named buford and for no apparent reason one night he killed the whole family then himself. its the truth bc it has been published in a nationally syndicated magazine if you go out there late at night you can see the whole buford family so the story goes says:

June 22, 2009, 11:15 am

I want to experience something like this myself but I don’t know any haunted place in Iowa,Louisiana.My E-mail is if you know any places in Calcasieu parish.AKA Near Iowa,La.If you could help me email me any places

taylor says:

June 24, 2009, 10:59 pm

i now there real!+ theres spirts one of my after school techer thinks it is too she said her friend saw one and she did too she said her and her bff were skipping school there always go too the millarta were u read books there were sitting on the bench on the other side they saw someone then he smiled he looked like he had pointie teeth! she thot it was vapire but it was a spirt! the other one was she was in a shower alone i now eww then she looked in the window this will get scarrer then she looked it was a face! she sceamed! she thot it was a dream she looked 1 more time it was there! she did not die! shes a live!one more its not a hanted house or a spirt and its real! one time they was a guy hes a meat chopper when he was working with cow like with a hook when he keep working this is scary ohhh!!!!!!!!!! he cot him eye ! help! he said help then his eye came out he did not have an eye! i hope u dont have bad dreams there real! if u dont think its real then u do it dont kill your self

Dirk says:

August 3, 2009, 10:07 pm

I lived just outside of Monmouth, IL. I’ve been there w/ friends many times, and most of those times, we were guided to safety. It’s a gravel road to the bridge, so your car will get dusty. We checked for dust on the trunk lid before we stopped on the bridge, there were no hand prints. We stopped on the bridge and the car was ‘pushed’ off the bridge to safety. When we stopped the car after we were off the bridge, we got out, looked, and there were now handprints. We’ve done this many times, and it is true. I’ve got specific related first-hand experiences to share if interested.

michelle says:

October 12, 2009, 2:13 pm

I have actually experienced something on cry baby bridge when i was 16, my friends and i were out there hangin out cause we had heard about this supposed “phenomena” and wanted to see if it was true, so we parked in the middle of the bridge toward the lil hill so it would be like we were goin uphill sorta i put the car in neutral and instead of goin backwards like i should have i started rolling forward and my friends and i were freakin out so we took off i went down the road a lil ways and we got out and noticed tiny hand prints in the dust on the car. it was awesome true story

john p says:

October 26, 2009, 2:16 am

i have lived in the area my whole life never heard of this, maybe getting confused with cry baby bridge

Lisa says:

December 28, 2009, 11:08 pm

I’ve been to Cry Baby Bridge a few times. While I haven’t seen any light specters that some have mentioned, which I’ll have to check out next time I go, we have been pushed up the hill, with the car engine turned off. And it wasn’t subtle. But I have sat on top of the bridge. My friend fell off the bridge and landed somewhere near the river’s edge. And we used a Ouija board there (I don’t recall what was said). Other been being pushed up a hill, there wasn’t any extravagant paranormal activity.

lisamarie still says:

July 17, 2010, 11:06 pm

ok so we went to crybaby bridge. all of it true!now we want to go to devils road and sugar tree grove cemetery. anyone have approximate directions?

lisamarie still says:

July 17, 2010, 11:08 pm

can anyone tell us exactly how to get to devils road and sugar tree grove cemetery?

Amanda says:

September 12, 2010, 1:43 pm

This Is Juat Like The Legend In San Antonio, Texas! Where A Bus Of School Kids Got Hit By A Train And Now If You Stop On The Tracks The Kids Push You Over To Safety! And If You Put Powder On The Car Then You’ll See Handprints!!!!! I Went And It Actually Happened && If You Go Take A Digital Camera And Take Pictures Of The Woods And You’ll See Faces (Remember To Zoom In!)

ICIc says:

October 15, 2010, 9:58 pm

There was a post about a janitor named “Crazy Dave” at a school in IL. That is an urban legend (may be some shred of truth to it, but not much) in Chillicothe, IL. The school is Chillicothe Elementary Center and it is still open and in use for grades 3-8. The current janitor is also a Dave. Not the same one though. There are plenty of seriously freaky places around here. Justifiable haunts. Real ones. There is a house on 2nd street that is one of the oldest in town. It’s loaded with paranormal stuff and has been investigated by real paranormal investigators. There is also a tavern on 2nd street that has been investigated and proven to be haunted. There are Indian burial grounds just south of town near Mossville Caterpillar. (you can still see the mounds). There is a house north of town that few will step foot on (not just because it is trespassing, that can be avoided getting caught at, but mostly cause it is scary as hell.). There is the Old Salem Cemetary (another proven haunted location by research teams) in between Washburn and Lacon (also scary as hell, especially if you have an overactive imagination.)
There is always the Bowen building in Bartonville (one of the last remaining buildings left of the old Zeller State mental Institution. They have a cemetary with unmarked graves there too.).
There is a forgotten cemetary just north of Chillicothe in Marshall county, just before Sparland. Supposedly has ghost lights and apparations there. There is a round house (built by spirtualists (those who believe they can converse with the dead) in Sparland. There are 3 houses of 5 built in a pattern of a pentagram (only 3 remain, the other 2 are gone) with a private cemetary just north of Chillicothe, southwest of Sparland. 2 of these houses have been abandoned just over 40 years but the shells of the houses remain. (there is even a few pieces of furniture in one). Locals say that the men that built these 5 homes (each on a point of a large pentagram when seen from an aerial view), believed in bringing back and conversing with the dead. The story goes that they may have also tortured, raped and sacrificed children (incestually born for this purpose alone) to please the god they worshipped. (not the Christian God, either). So depending…do you want scared for fun? Go to a haunted house with actors. You want scared for real? Visit one of these.

larry says:

October 23, 2010, 4:06 pm

The bridge is at a downgrade the other landscaping makes it appear uphill and the fingerprints are there from previous hands touching it. If u scrub down the back of ur car before putting the powder on then the fingerprints won’t be there afterwards.

mike says:

March 30, 2011, 1:20 am

Well it was about 1980 on a winter nite some friends and me went out there,a friend and me got out and went down to the crick to get a couple old tires someone dumped so we could go tire sled’n behind the car,well before we got up to the road the car(our friends)took off up the hill and got stuck so as we are going up the hill to help them get unstuck we hear this woman screaming we looked around nobody was there,we was told that there was bobcats out there at that time and that they could sound like that,but it was a womans scream thats forsure,so thats all that was said,now I just read this story 2011 and alls I can say is I know what I heard and I don’t care what people think,something strange there and I don’t belive in ghosts.we didn’t know anything about it being haunted we always heard that the barn up the hill was by buford(bufords barn)never seen or heard anything up there tho.was out at the bridge many times party’n never heard anything like that agian and we had been out there many times before and never heard it but that one nite made me belive something wasn’t rite.someone told me it was closed but I don’t know I’m guna go check it out agian to see whats up!so if I see this lady and her young kid I will let you all know but you mite want to check it out for yourself,good luck

Breanna says:

April 15, 2011, 8:12 pm

The bridge one is actually true the only thing about it is it isnt call hunted bridge and it wasnt a couple who died on it. It is cry baby bridge and it was a school bus of young children and you go to the end of the bridge (either side) and shut your lights off and you engine with it in nutral and you will be pushed across the bridge and if you put baby powder or any powder substance on your car you can see the small hand prints of the children. We also took pictures and you can see the orbs pushing the car. If you would like to see the pictures i am on facebook! Just search for Breanna Remaly! I am actually going out there tonight i will post pictures when i get back!

Cyma80 says:

June 30, 2011, 10:28 am

Geeze. There are Cry Baby Bridges all over the United States aren’t there? And I have heard the same story about railroad tracks and the baby powder trick in a ton of states as well. The most famous one being in San Antonio TX. The group of school kids on a bus. The bus apparently stalls out on the railroad tracks and they all get hit by a train. Very few survived. But legend says. Go to the bridge and put ur car in neutral right at the tracks. Put baby powder on the bumper. The children will push your car across the tracks til your car is on the other side of the tracks. Then if u look on ur bumper, there will hand prints from the children. All the streets around those tracks were named after the children who died in the accident.Im not saying any of these stories are fake, it’s just strange the same legends are happening in so many diff places.

Mary says:

July 9, 2011, 12:53 pm

Bufords is not true! My family lived there and no one hung themselves. It is an old campfire story just like crybaby bridge. Crybaby bridge actually started out saying that the house burnt and they couldn’t get the baby out. They said if you sat and listened that you could hear the baby cry, which was just an old windmill in the distance. I’m sure it will keep growing to where the baby will make an appearance.

halie says:

July 12, 2011, 2:36 am

can somebody show me a picture of the devil’s road sign? and direct me towards where it is?

Anonymous says:

August 17, 2011, 10:05 pm

I personally have never been to this bridge, but one of my friends has. She went out there with a bunch of her own friends, did the whole car in neutral thing and the car got a really sudden strong push, they found childs’ hand prinds on the back of the car. Believe me, she’s not the type of person to lie!

Also, its called Cry Baby Bridge and its not a dead end. I plan to go out there and film it myself sometime, just gotta find a friend who’s not scared to go. 😛

PS: @”Barb”/”Barb Huyser”, I’ve read your book, some of the orb photos are fake while others are debatable. Spirit orbs emit their own light, transparent orbs are dust. And there are typos in it.

Hannah says:

September 25, 2011, 5:35 pm

I went last night.. My family owns land out there, the land is about 1 minute away on the same gravel road you get out there on. The land also has part of  the stream that’s under cry baby bridge right next to it. To be honest it’s pretty scary… There is a really old blue swing out by it and it moves by its self, the swing was there when they bought it. There is also road signs in the middle of the land that says titans 1 and titans 2 and there’s one more i just don’t remember it.. Also there is another sign that says witches house 1 mile and one mile would be about over the stream. Anyways we went to cry baby last night and let me say it was the worst experience in my life. So we went in the back of a flat bed truck. Now let me say that takes guts… When we were driving down the road my aunt took a picture and there was an orb. When we got on the bridge we parked at the end and got out. It wasn’t that scary until my anut and uncle started taking pictures.. To many orbs to count..we brought baby powder and it worked. There were hand prints on the truck before we even put it on the truck.. When we were pulling away there was a little kids laugh as clear as day. At the end of the bridge there was tennis ball. My dad bounced it and it went flying towards the bridge. When we got back to the land we were looking at the pictures and my uncle got a picture with an apparation of a lady. When you zoomed in there was notice able arms, legs, hands, feet, everything! I don’t know about you but I think we should get ghost hunters out there!

Devin says:

May 22, 2012, 10:27 pm

I’ve lived in and around Monmouth for twenty years now, and yeah, crybaby bridge is crazy. Me and my brother and bro in law went there one night midsummer, not drunk or anything. We were trying to get the baby powder thing set up when we heard this huge splash, and we looked out in the water, but there wasn’t a splash we could see, even though it sounded close. So we got the huge flashlight out of the camaro, and we climbed down the north side of the bank and got up under the bridge where we found three or four deer just TORN TO SHREDS! There were pieces of deer spread around like something just shook them to pieces. It looked like all the pieces were still there, like something killed them just for fun. We all freaked out and ran, didn’t stop driving til we were safely back at Becks. As for Bufford’s though, the way I always understood it, and vaguely remember trying to get to work was that you would see a light like a lantern out in the middle of the field, and if you see it and walk towards it, the barn would kind of appear out of the fog in front of you. Never got that one to work, although I did see the light a couple of times (always punked out though).

Andrew webber says:

January 15, 2013, 7:16 am

When I was a teen my friends and I would go there all the time you have to pull on to the bridge heading uphill put your in neutral and turn your car off now wait the bridge is up hill and we have always been pushed sometimes it takes a while but one time we had a Ford probe and after we left we had pictures drawn on the back window there was a motor cycle and a dog there was stick figure hand prints of kids and numbers and there was a creepy picture of like a demon face. I am not joking this place is real and I have been back a few times sense then and not had pictures. I love that place because it never fails trust me you need to try it.

ANDY says:

March 16, 2013, 11:17 pm

Cry baby bridge is a real places but no one here has the real reason it’s haunted in the early 1960 mass murderer Richard Speck lived in the area an everywhere he went bodies turned up a bar maid an 2 other young females one with a baby went missing police were looking for Speck to Question him about when he fled to Chicago were he committed his most vicious crime of killing an raping 8 nursing students in one night he was caught an spent the rest of his life in Prison eventually dying there in 1991 but they never found the bodies of the missing women in Monmouth an it’s rumored he buried them in the shallow creek the runs under what is now referred to as Cry Baby Bridge

Brock says:

May 24, 2013, 12:36 am

Roflmao…never ceases to amaze me what people will believe and why, this bridge is NOT haunted. I have lived in the area my whole life. Its a good place to scare your girl and maybe get laid, but that is a completely different type of haunting….I have camped along the creek just downstream from the bridge,the road now blocked by a large boulder (sorry for that btw), for many years, although not since Coots Materials has taken over ownership of the nearby quarry. Please do not waste your time trying to validate that which does not exist. I have been to many haunted places, and Im sorry, but this isn’t one of them. Furthermore, Warren Co.’s “finest” have been cracking down of late, so use caution.Thank you.

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