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Morpheus Bridge

Wendell, North Carolina

A family of three was driving along this bridge, when they crashed into the side, being ejected from the car and falling to the murky depths below. As a result of this tragic incident, the woman and child died, leaving only the father. It is said that if one parks his car on the bridge on Halloween, it car will shut off, and the woman will appear, searching for her lost child.

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faith says:

March 23, 2006, 8:18 pm

holy **** that freak really shell return

Shannon says:

June 21, 2006, 6:30 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!!

katie rogers says:

August 17, 2006, 12:15 pm



people says:

October 5, 2006, 9:58 pm

where is the Morpheus Bridge??

people says:

October 5, 2006, 9:58 pm

where is the wendell Morpheus Bridge??

kenny says:

October 6, 2006, 11:00 am

Where is this place in wendell?

zhana says:

October 7, 2006, 1:39 pm

what the hell is that

Kenya says:

October 16, 2006, 1:19 pm

My brother’s girlfriend is from N. Carolina and I remember tellin me this same story that her and her teenage friends @ the time would play…She told me that one of the times the car did shut off and her friends mom had to go get them!!!!! the only difference is that she said a little girl named Sally is suppose to appear, not the mother and that you are to chant “Sally come out and play” on the bridge.

mo chizzle says:

November 4, 2006, 7:46 am

i parked my car during halloween and lil sally came and gave me a handjob!

mo chizzle says:

November 4, 2006, 7:50 am

the only difference between that lady and my sis. is dat my sis walks around 24/7 lookin 4 wat she wants , the lady is only on halloween, and my sis is after pen!s, as the lady is after her child!

The saddness says:

January 15, 2007, 5:16 pm

Poor Poor Mom
mo chizzle thats not even funny 🙁

Brittany says:

February 14, 2007, 8:48 pm

oh my god thats gravidy hill..

CRIP says:

February 20, 2007, 3:22 pm

i parked my car there in halloween and the girl came out so i shot the **** out of her with my shotgun!!!

david says:

March 7, 2007, 12:37 pm

tha’s cool

korraya!lol says:

March 19, 2007, 12:11 pm

u no i herad ghosts seen moved yings but tis send pics 2 ev 1 god like who would belive tis wif out pics com on mon

johnny says:

March 19, 2007, 3:19 pm

that **** is scary i will not want to be in the car when that happens

veronica says:

March 27, 2007, 4:55 pm

But i thought that tha mother died with her child y is she still looking 4 him.If they both died at the same time.

Ashley says:

September 15, 2007, 6:23 pm

I live in wendell, and the bridge is the one that crosses over the little river park. The bridge is the natural land mark between Wendell and Zebulon. I have herd that story before, but being a resident of the area for all of my life i have never herd of anyone seeing any unusual activity, and in fact i have driven over the bridge on halloween and seen people parked on the bride. Its a good ledgend though!

jocelyn says:

September 27, 2007, 4:03 pm

wow this really sounds interesting, um.. iâ??ve really never been looking for ghost stories really never believed in them, but iâ??m in game designing class and i want to make a game that has to do with real live ghost stories so plz tell me if there true so email me at thanks so much have a wonderful say =) sincerly yours Jaws =)

Jessica says:

October 14, 2007, 10:47 am

Jocelyn, The movie “Stay Alive” is about what your intrested in. Its a really great scary movie that s about a game. Your playing with your own life. haha.

Kristi says:

October 25, 2007, 2:24 pm

That’s not gravity hill, it’s sally’s bridge. i went last night. we heard a slight howl, that wasn’t a dog. But we took a ton of pictures on the sides of the bridge and it seems like one of the sides had the most activity. we had almost 20 pictures of orbs, large ones that weren’t there in the picture we took before. they just kept apearing and in some pics there was more than one.

you are sapposed to turn your car off and she is sapposed to come and try and get in the car or open the window to make you help her find her baby.

procwby1 says:

October 28, 2007, 5:25 pm

im originally from clayton,n.c. i personally have had the exprience of morpheus and it is a real haunting


October 30, 2007, 8:13 pm


LUKEaRizzy says:

October 31, 2007, 11:58 am

I think that wired and all, but you need to get you storie stright, and if you ask me its kind of stupid the lady looking for her son that died with her. Just saying.

dana yuncker says:

February 11, 2008, 5:29 pm

where’s sallys bridge exactly located? please e-mail and let me know b/c i have been trying to find it for a while now and cant

Bonnie says:

May 1, 2008, 7:00 pm

Wow… I was just browsing hauntings in North Carolina and saw Morpheus Bridge and couldn’t believe it. It’s the road I live on. I go over that bridge all the time.. but I’ve never heard that story before. Now i’m going to be creeped out every time I go over it.

James says:

May 25, 2008, 9:05 pm

If anyone ever wants to check any of these stories out I’d like to get a group together or something.

B says:

August 8, 2008, 3:23 pm

I have been over this bridge numerous times. Never seen, heard, smelled, tasted anything in or around this bridge resemebling a ghost. The baby (if story is true) is probably lost in the overgrown grass on both sides of the road near this bridge. NCDOT needs to come out and cut the grass; shoot for that matter, the family may have just driven off the road into the overgrown grass/woods and may still be driving around trying to find their way out.

Richard says:

October 8, 2008, 12:01 am

East Coast Paranormal Research Society out of Raleigh, NC is recruiting for its team. If you think you have what it takes to be on our team and go on real investigations apply on our website.

Heather says:

October 9, 2008, 12:25 pm

I live in Wendell which is 5 min outside Zebulon bout 25-30 min from Raleigh.I’ve heard different ways of going across the bridge and/ or stopping, you stop in the middle and cut your car off, or put and neautral and let it roll across the bridge and it’ll cut off, or stop at the side cut your lights and car off and you can hear her calling his name who knows.This legend has been around for many years and i go across the bridge almost every day.So i tried it one night and nothing happened.but it is scary on halloween.Just for fun.They say you’ll see her lookin for her little boy.And also this story has been twisted so many times from the first I’ve heard.But the accident really happened…true story, car flip in to the river and killed the mother and son, I never heard there was a father driving the car, but who knows, maybe you’ll see her or hear her.

Kyleigh says:

December 14, 2008, 8:52 pm

wow that is scary! I heard that there is a bridge that is haunted in NC and in the 50s a school bus crashed and drove off the bridge and now if u put powder on ur bumper and then stop on the bridge u will feel a big push and then get out and there will be little hand prints on the bumper and if u wash the powder off the hands will be burned into the paint on the car.

Darlene says:

May 28, 2009, 11:58 pm

I did this and, as you might guess, nothing happened. I cannot find any record of this actual event ever taking place after asking the local people in the Wendell area. I think this is a tall tale.

tyler dement says:

August 10, 2009, 1:49 pm

i went to that brige and the woman only shows up on holloween but every midnight ur car will shut down

Kristen says:

October 1, 2009, 3:39 pm

I live less than a mile from this bridge and it is TRUE. Trust me. We do it every Halloween. You can’t start your car up after it happens and we always have to go get it the next morning. You can see her and she keeps saying, “Sally come out and play.” And she sits in the road and cries. Plus, you can hear the baby crying if you stay there long enough. This isn’t a joke. I promise.

tanya worley says:

October 9, 2009, 10:06 am

can someone tell me how to get there and email it to me @

cody says:

November 17, 2009, 12:45 pm

lol i think that the handjob thing is very likely 🙂

Justin Wall says:

January 9, 2010, 10:27 pm

I went to sally’s bridge and smoked a joint. Out of no where a skanky looking girl in a white dress came and said 5 dollars for a lap dance THEN THINGS when from there and she now is my baby mama

Tarheelgirl81 says:

April 24, 2010, 3:55 am

It’s actually called Cry Baby bridge and its not in Wendell. I have been to it. If you do a little research online you will get a couple of places listed. The so called Cry Baby bridge is where you hear a baby crying. Supposedly the story is a woman and child were traveling by car when they wrecked on the bridge. The car went in the creek killing the mother. The baby survived the wreck only to die a few hours later possibly by drowning or animals. If you go to it at night when the conditions are just right you can hear something that sounds like a baby crying. But the story has several versions to it. If you really want to be spooked and see a full body ghost email me at and I can tell you where!

nc_via_nj says:

October 7, 2010, 2:08 pm

This tale is true! Not now, but many years ago this bridge was extremely narrow. If you look at the bridge now you can tell it is fairly new construction, and it is much wider than it used to be. Before only it was best if only one car at a time would past. There are many variations of the story, but ultimately the story goes that a family of 3, mom and dad and baby, were driving home late one night in the rain, and the car ran off of the road or was run off of the road by another vehicle, into the creek below this bridge. They say if you ride late at night you can still hear the baby crying. Others say that you can see the mother looking for her baby. It doesn’t have to be Halloween to hear anything.

I will give my account.

Back in High School me, a guy friend, and a female friend of mines had just finished dropping of one of our other female friends home. He were returning home from going out somewhere, I can’t remember. Anyway, we were on Morpheus Bridge Road coming from Wendell, where the Mr. G’s Gas Station is. While riding down the road I specifically remember to us listening to a DMX CD. While riding we ALL heard a baby crying. We at first thought it was in the song. We all became scared because we each already heard the ghosts stories of this bridge. To ensure our imaginations had not gotten the best of us, we then played the song again….No baby crying.

On another occasion, I was coming home late from work to my grandmother’s house, which is on a road off of Morpheus Bridge Road. I typically didn’t go this way but was trying to make curfew and this way was quicker than the other way I normally take. Sure enough once I got to the part of the road right before Morpheus Bridge and near the cemetary on that road, my headlights began to flicker and the radio cut off. I heard someone wailing. Needless to say I put my foot to the floor and did 70mph the rest of the way.

But wait! There’s more……

Like I stated before, there is a Cemetary on Morpheus Bridge Road. Years ago, my dad came home from a concert in Raleigh very late at night. He TOTALED the vehicle right in the vicinity of the cemetary. He left the accident with only a scratch. The car itself looked as though it had been ripped to shreds.

Like I said, I’ve never seen anything crazy per se, but crazy Sh*t has happened to me on that road… Coincidence? who knows

cameron says:

October 25, 2010, 2:08 pm

This one is definatley true. When my step dad was in highschool him and his friends drove up to North Carolina from South Carolina. They went to the bridge and killed the car and sat. After a few minutes my step dads friend yelled “I got yo baby *****.” and in less then 2 seconds the woman was at the rear of the car on the driver side. My step dad who was driving, fired up the car and hauled butt. but ya this one defianley true.

Jesse Dunn says:

October 6, 2011, 12:55 am

Morpheus bridge is near the Mr.G store in wendell

aaron/psycho says:

October 14, 2011, 12:19 am

if yall would read the story correctly it say the lady and the child and man was ejected from the car so which means the lady can find her child get the facts straight also this is a true story so have nice day!!!!

Fe says:

November 17, 2011, 9:46 pm

I live approximately half a mile from the Morpheus Bridge. It is located in Wendell,nc on Morpheus Rd. the bridge that is there now is newer construction and is two lane. The old bridge was a one lane road. My wife has lived here for a good majority of her life and believes this legend to be true. I believe in the paranormal and have had multiple encounters with it myself over the years. I travel over this bridge twice a day going and coming from work. I hate to be a downer but Ive never experienced anything here and feel this is just a local legend and nothing more. I encourage you to find out for yourself though.

Chris says:

July 4, 2014, 7:21 pm

I have done this and researched it. 1) there is no real news story on this “Morpheus bridge” 2) I parked my car there and nothing happened. Although you do get a really creepy feeling nothing will happen.

Mary Vanderbosch says:

October 2, 2014, 11:51 am

I am very very interested in joining in on investigations w/NAM GHOST HUNTING SOCIETY! When you actually have seen shadows been felt,and feel pain – Yes I just want to try and help the spirits that are lost and held back from being passed over to the light.Please contact me.Thank you wait to hear back from you? I’m ready to go!!

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