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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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John Nelson says:

November 7, 2005, 12:20 am

I ave seen her and she is very wicked.
If you approach to close to her or talk with her she will reveal her fangs to you. Beware…she will bite!

Judy Morgan says:

November 16, 2005, 3:10 pm

This story is not true I have lived in Jamestown all my life and so has my family

Julia says:

November 24, 2005, 6:27 pm

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.

traci smith says:

February 21, 2006, 2:38 pm

i have seen her and she is beautiful. it was my and my step dad me and my step brother in the car,i was just 5 years old and still remeber to this step fathre was driving down the road getting closer to the bridge and when we get up on the bridge my mom yells out come out you bxxxx.when we got under the bridge on the other side there she stood. my dad turned around to ask if she wanted a ride but when we got back to her she was gone,so we turned the car back around heading for our half way back down the road ,i felt something playing with my hair ,i turned around to look and she was holding me on her lap,i screamed ,my mom and everyone turned thier heads to see what was wrong and they seen her ,my dad slammed on the brakes and when he stopped the car she was gone agian. so yes the story is true. tell you a sercret it has to be at night and raining and on the night she died.

Allen Garner says:

May 23, 2006, 1:23 am

Okay… just for the record, the post…
“his story is not true I have lived in Jamestown all my life and so has my family

Comment by Judy Morgan | 11.16.2005 | 3:10 pm”

Well, if you infact live in Jamestown and so does your family, then you would know that Lydia (the girl under the Bridge) and the Mendenhall stories together make it one of the most haunted towns in America. Anyone who lives in Jamestown has heard of it, especially if they have been there more than 6 months (about all it takes to hear it).

The comment about her having fangs…. well, that was just pretty stupid.

And she wasn’t going to a prom. She was coming back from a dance in Raleigh and wrecked under the bridge. The bridge isn’t even accessible anymore, so I doubt anyone has picked her up. A new bridge was built years ago. My great uncle always told a story about picking her up. He even knew where the mother lived, but like anyone else in that town, they will never tell. Every state has the same story in some way, but Lydia is the main one that usually stands out the most. Either you believe it, or you don’t, but I honestly doubt she has fangs. (again, tat was pretty stupid) Jamestown has other haunts that you ca get info on if you search mendenhall plantation in jamestown.

Shannon says:

June 21, 2006, 6:36 pm

Anyone interested in the paranormal, I am co founder of a local group in Fayetteville, North Carolina called NAM GHOST HUNTING SOCIETY. My partner and I are looking for some new members willing to go on investigations. We have already partially investigated the Vander Light haunting and are currently working on a new investigation at the Clarion Prince Charles Hotel. We still have to go back to with our equipment to Vander, but we did catch pictures of several orbs and ectoplasm. Our contact info is on our web site.
Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!!

victoria says:

August 3, 2006, 5:49 pm

okay first of all they have no proof of this,there’s no police report or anything about this.this is just somebody’s theory!

J. Scott says:

August 30, 2006, 4:47 pm

If anyone knows anyone associated with this story, let us know. We’d like to have them come on the show to talk about it. We do a paranormal radio show in Kernersville, NC called World of the Unexplained. You can check it out at You can reach us by e-mail at

annye ruggiero says:

September 20, 2006, 12:35 am

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Laura says:

October 19, 2006, 1:19 pm

FANGS? come on now…Nelson, you are crying out for attention. I may believe the story about the ghost, but yours is a made up story… Laura


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jone says:

February 4, 2007, 5:10 pm

yes the story it is true we wet one day and win we got there she was siting there in the roed with blood all over her we got out of the car to help her but here came a someone eles in a car she scremed and was gone

Kelsey D. says:

February 12, 2007, 5:31 pm

my papa lived in north carolina I have seen some scary houses and one of them I saw was kind of the same thing!!!!!

savannah says:

March 2, 2007, 12:09 pm

i have seen her to all the time when i go under the Jamestown bridge i feel a very cold chill running throgh my body and one time at night my grandma was coming back from work and i was with her and so was my little sister and so was my uncles girlfriend and as soon as we went under that bridge we saw her and me grandma stoped to give her a ride so she asked her and she said yes please get me home i waant to see my mama!so she dident talk much but she said that her name was lidea and i had to set right next to her and she was pale and she kep on saying I WANT TO GO HOME I WANT MY MAMA when we got there she vanished i was to scared to move so we got out the car and knocked on the door her mom answerd so my grandma ask if she had a daughter named lidea and she said yes but she died years ago and slammed the door !THAT WAS CREEPY!

dani says:

March 8, 2007, 12:04 pm

I have been to the jamestown bridge…just for the record, the one you drive through now is NOT the original. the original is about 25 feet to the side, the last time I was there (about 15 years ago) it was mostly grown over with kudzu… My aunt used to stop in the underpass and call for Lydia every time we went through it…. she never showed… and I’ve never heard of her having fangs…they wouldn’t have gone with her prom dress.

alley says:

March 13, 2007, 9:32 am

WHAT THE ****?

Nick says:

March 24, 2007, 6:57 pm

“okay first of all they have no proof of this,there’s no police report or anything about this.this is just somebody’s theory!”

Yes, Yes there is. Recently in the county records someone found the death certificate for Lydia. She died in a car crash at the bridge December 23rd 1923. If hse is really a ghost waiting there, that’s another story.

veronica says:

March 27, 2007, 5:03 pm

Do she still think that she is alive.Has she not gone 2 tha light. That light is calling her name.She need’s 2 go and be free.She should just fine were tha light is.

Rachel&Kalie says:

July 20, 2007, 1:29 am

Ok… Me and my Cousin Kalie Are from Reidsville and i have heard this story all through growing up. I am driving up there and going to see if i can pick her up. If I do then I will let you know what Happend.

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