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Jamestown Bridge

Jamestown, North Carolina

During stormy and foggy nights, a young girl has been spotted standing under the bridge. She was supposedly killed on her way to the prom, and is still wearing her prom dress. She now attempts to get a ride home from passing motorists, but on the way, she vanishes.

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Ash says:

December 16, 2008, 4:24 pm

i have interest in Lydia and if her story was real or not! i went to the library in Jamestown, NC. The lady i talked to was prolly in her 60s or 70s. She had told me that there was a fire there and there are no more info on her there but i could go to another library ((like greensboro, nc)) and look in the newspaper archives. i never went to look cause that would be alot of newpapers to go through. i dont think Lydia was her name but Lydia and Jametown Bridge is all we have to go on!!

accmed says:

December 31, 2008, 4:22 pm

i did her nails in my beauty shop
AMAZING NAILS
they were soooooooooooooooo shiny
and purty i think…………………….. i don’t know what i think
cause all i am is a………………………………………………. pile of bones!! whoever reads this i will come back to haunt you!!!!!!

adam says:

February 8, 2009, 11:05 pm

the real bridge is now un covered since they are redoing them to age orginal bridge and tunnel is done !st of all you drive thur a tunnel not over a bridge and yes this story is true my grandmother passed away with use to have pics of this event

ada says:

February 8, 2009, 11:06 pm

true story the old bridge is now being redone due to age so no ivy walk right up to it and also you dont drive over a bridge you drive thur a short tunnel

adam says:

February 8, 2009, 11:10 pm

no 1 can come up with the address they took her to awful wierd

Mel says:

March 6, 2009, 11:32 pm

I lived in Archdale all my life. I have heard this story every time my Dad and I would come to the bridge, but he would tell me that it’s not the bridge that you can go through but the one that is not working any more. he also told me the story about a girl that sits on the railroad track playing the violin on a rainy night, don’t know if that is true but when I get a chance to go under I look up there to see if it is true but never see her. I like ghost stories even if it is real or not. Just like to feel the chill…LOL

GhostFreakNC says:

April 8, 2009, 12:21 am

NC’s most popular legend, or story, or whatever. But just to set a few things straight against the story listed here. It wasn’t a prom. Lydia Jane Mc********* was killed on New Years Eve 1923. There is even a death certificate found recently. Also, she doesn’t vanish “on the way”. The driver always made it to her house, then she vanished. He goes to the door…. mother tells the story… blah… blah…. blah…. It’s actually one of few legends with so much to back it up. There’s actually a movie coming out about it soon called “The Underpass”. Supposed to give details from someone who supposedly picked her up once. In my opinion, I think if any ghost story is believable, it’s Lydia’s story. Try google search for Lydia Jamestown Bridge NC and check out some of the pics of the old bridge. Or hauntednc.com.

Julie says:

June 4, 2009, 9:58 pm

I was told this story when I was 16 (32 now) and I was always fascinated and curious about it, so a couple years later, I decided to go visit since I lived only 25 minutes from it. A Guilford county native took me to the old bridge (which hasn’t been used in several years) It’s off the road and very narrow. I went just when it was getting dark and I walked down the hill through the weeds and tall grass to get to it…when I was about 25 feet from it, I noticed a strange glow inside (not like a flashlight or lantern–it was luminescent-hard to explain) The closer I got, the brighter and bigger it glowed–a strange feeling and was too scared to go any further so I turned around and ran back to my car, but I still believe it was something paranormal…I don’t know, but it was fun, I should go back again.

Baxter says:

July 6, 2009, 9:59 pm

Savannah-Lydia’s mom would probably be dead by now or in a nursing home since this did happen 80 some years ago. So I doubt what you said is true.

Anonymous says:

October 17, 2009, 10:01 am

this is interesting… nice story to it

A.K. says:

October 18, 2009, 4:42 pm

I have heard of this story all my lfe and have drove under this bridge more than once and alway’s with friend’s. We have been during different time’s of the year and in all types of weather. I have NEVER seen ANYTHING but that doesn’t mean she has not been seen by other’s. I was alway’s told that her house was in High Point on Centennial Dr. but no one could ever say if that information was true or not. I am not someone who believe’s in ‘SPOOKS’. That could be why I have never seen Lydia standing on the side of the road.

jamal crawford says:

December 16, 2009, 11:49 pm

howdy there .. im a oldddddddd hillbilly from wv yess sir i moved down der ta north carlina and i was drivin and duh saw a ghost right cher under that bridge mhm sure did .. scared the pickels out of me to didnt sleep fer days dont yall go down there lookin fer that tramp

Lucifer says:

December 17, 2009, 12:27 pm

why be afraid of a ghost? a ghost is just a dead creature that used to be alive. A human ghost used to be alive too, they just died after that.

Lucifer says:

December 17, 2009, 12:28 pm

…and by the way, you have a very annoying speaking and typing voice.

Underpass Productions says:

December 19, 2009, 5:02 pm

OK! A hillbilly from WV…. sounds interesting. Well, know one will ever know if the story is true or not. My mother’s uncle was one of the people who have “claimed” to pick her up, and even being my Uncle, I still have doubts. His story has been told to our family for years. For those who are really craving a taaste of this story, check out the new film coming out in 2010, The Underpass. The script is amazing! Keep ya ears open

Todd says:

April 7, 2010, 10:16 pm

I used to live in Greensboro. Spent A LOT of happy times and years there. When I was going to school there, I would sometimes go down that way on my way home in the evenings from my part time job. Creepy as hell and would never ride with my windows down. Never saw anything but just felt really scared and eerie. You knew something was there even though you couldn’t see it. My last summer there before moving to England, I drove that way around 1.00 AM. I got finished hanging out at the IHOP and drove that way coming home. When I got closed to the Ragsdale/Jamestown area, I got really scared, I mean extremely jumpy. After I passed, I felt better.

Gregg says:

October 14, 2010, 2:18 pm

These are all peoples imagination getting carried away it is common for people to hear a story then everytime they hear hear or see something their imagination takes over just like the brown mountain lights they trails on that mountains so could it be people riding off road vehicle with their lights on I have been up there day and night and never seen anything but people and deers

T.J. Hooker says:

October 15, 2010, 6:40 pm

I know this story is true from personal experience. Me and my buddy J-Bird were driving on that bridge. We saw a lady on the side of the road and picked her up. I asked her if her name was Lydia and she said no it was Candy. She then told us for fifty bucks she would take care of me and J-Bird. She ended up drinking all our beer and put a couple of cigarette holes on my seats. We dropped her off at a gas station and poof she was gone. I have her thong as proof and the doctor says I’ve got a spooky case of herpes now. Scary ain’t it.

levi(ghost haunter says:

November 22, 2010, 6:21 pm

i live in james town,nc so this story tot freaks me out!!!!!!plus,my gradpa saw the ghost when he was 17!!

Summer says:

February 1, 2011, 9:52 pm

You know, I’ve heard of this before,I live in NC not too far from there. I live a cuople hour away.

erin says:

May 25, 2011, 7:07 pm

call sam & dean

Rebecca says:

June 2, 2011, 8:02 pm

lyk ikr @Allison hurr mom iz dead so how will ya knock on the da door n say do u have a daughter named Lydia???lyk 4ealz ya!!!da mom iz dead!!!unless she iz a spirit 2!!!!!!

trina says:

September 16, 2011, 5:04 pm

I just to jamestown with my husband and he wanted to go for a walk to see the old bridge it was quite interesting and yet at the same time scary it was like someone was trying to hold us back from being there super weird. Ghost stories dont scare me but for some reason this one did.

bmw greensboro service says:

February 3, 2014, 8:19 am

I’ve only passed this bridge en route to somewhere else in the daytime. But I hear she only appears to men anyway, so I guess it doesn’t matter. P.S. Nelson, you’re a nut. – See more at: http://www.eurobahnm.com/united-states/Greensboro/#comments

Lydia says:

October 29, 2014, 5:01 pm

stop talking about me!

Katelynn says:

May 18, 2015, 9:26 am

i went here two nights ago. we passed under the NEW bridge but didn’t get out to walk back to the older one that she went under. It was creepy out there but i didn’t see anything. Ive heard she only appears to men. is that true?

Austin says:

January 27, 2016, 4:09 pm

I’m only commenting because these comments are both hilarious and insightful. I have lived in Jamestown for approximately 12 years and have never come across this so-called “ominous woman” at Jamestown bridge. I suppose our frets can come to an end since this is just an urban ghost story.

Amy says:

April 19, 2016, 5:46 pm

Story is true, but her name was Mary. Lydia was her mother! Please go to youtube and search it up.

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