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Thearosa’s Bridge

Wichita, Kansas

When this area was first being settled, a woman named Thearosa lived near this bridge along with her children. Though the exact details are unclear, Thearosa eventually killed her children and then herself. Today, she haunts the bridge. The weather on the bridge is never the same as anywhere else in town. The bridge has also been set on fire several times; investigations reveal nothing.

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Chloe Jo says:

November 18, 2010, 7:17 pm

Some friends and I went out there about a year ago on a girl’s trip. While we were on the bridge some high school boys told us they would show us the original bridge site so we followed them along the bank to the original site of the bridge. I was snapping photos the entire time and got some amazing orb shots. It was definitely cool.

Circe says:

November 19, 2010, 6:01 am

I had stumbled on this site by pure luck. I have to admit; I got a kick out of some of these stories here on this page.
I had heard of this bridge since I was a kid myself and I have got to tell you To please be careful of deaing with the spiritual world. Especially on the night of Samhain or as it is known today as Halloween. The relm that seperates the spirit world from our world is very thin that night.
I’ve been to the original bridge when it was wood and Iron old and rustic.It was so weak from the weather that it would not take the weight of a car. My personal experiences was it was a bridge where a bunch of kids trying to spook each other. But I am a tad bit more spiriual and respect her. She will appear to those who tresspass her territory, can you blame her? The cross is a reminder that someone had died there, show some respect for the dead and quit taunting her she had lost a chid and was murdered by her people. If you want a spookey story go rent a dvd or go see a movie but leave this poor soul alone.
If you have to go out there anyways take a baby’s rattle and leave it as a gift for the child. When you turn to walk away you may hear the rattle being shaken. That is how I know it is a true story; I had done this about 35 years ago.

Lindsey says:

January 21, 2011, 11:12 pm

the bridge is located in valley center, off 109th street, between west street and 24th. theres this bridge that you cross over in the road, but thats not the real bridge. if you look around, theres a corn field thats privately owned, and you have to walk through it for like a mile to get to the real bridge. just walk STRAIGHT through it, until you get to a forest type of thing, and theres a trail that goes back into a forest. if you take that trail, the bridge is like 50 feet from the beginning of it. but since the field is privately owned, the farmer that lives there will shoot people if he sees them. so go at like 2am, and stay on the opposite side of the field from his house.

denise says:

March 11, 2011, 4:55 pm

the woman killed her kids and when her husband come home her killed him to and then killed her self. the story is in a book called true haunts of kansas.

Marquita L Jones says:

March 27, 2011, 7:01 am

My boyfriend and I went to creek on 109th We walked in dark can’t see I felt someone was behind me touching my back I was screamed hell out I told my boyfriend get out of here and I looked back I have seen the girl was standing staring at me I was scream and turn around to face my boyfriend I cove my eyes with hand don’t want to see her. All I see blood on her body. I want to say sorry to my boyfriend for telling him not true. I see her in my eye!!!!!

Brad says:

May 23, 2011, 6:49 pm

On Saturday night, May 14, some of my crew and I did a paranormal investigation at the bridge. At one point during the investigation, Bryan was running his EMF meter and it had a huge spike, from 0.1 to 5.9 instantly, and at that time he said something we snapped a picture in his direction and photo revealed an orb above his head. Another photo from under the bridge showed a white mist with an orb very near it. We never saw the mist at anytime but it showed up on the camera shot. We did the saying on several occasions and not once did we feel any presence. I even went as far as to say I think her “legend” seems more like a Disney fairytale than anything else and nothing happened. As of now, 5/23, we are still trying to filter out the EMF’s we took because of the heavy traffic over the bridge and on Meridian that evening.

Donna says:

May 30, 2011, 6:44 pm

When I was at thearosa’s bridge with a few friends, we parked roughly five minutes running distance away from the bridge. When we were walking the bridge, we heard strange bizarre noises that I simply can’t explain. There was whimpering sounds that couldnt be identified or pin-pointed where it was from. When we were freaked out because one of my friends started to panic, we ran back to the car and started driving away. However, roughly three seconds into driving, our car’s lights died and the car started malfunctioning. I was in the passanger seat so I KNEW the driver was not trying to just pull a prank. She even let me try to fix the lights but nothing worked. We finally pulled aside on the road in the dark night and locked up. We heard tapping on the back windows and passanger door. After roughly 5 minutes our car automatically lit up and was able to drive off with lights. When we pulled into the first gas station we saw we decided to look around our windows and doors. There were handprints that seemed to have dragged from some of the windows. We saw the hand indentures were created after we were on the dirt road so we knew we did not create them before the trip. Very interesting place. My husband even said when he went with some friends, their radio randomly switched from a radio channel to some creepy opera.

Kayle says:

September 6, 2011, 8:17 pm

She was walking on the bridge with her son and he fell in while walking on the edge. She jumped in after him, but when she found him, he was dead because he hit his head on the bottom of the river. She went crazy, killed her children, then eventually committed suicide.

Kaii says:

September 18, 2011, 4:56 pm

I’ve been there many times..a group of us went on halloween.. we taunted and provoked for about an hour or two and NOTHING happened It’s just a story that bridge is NOT haunted.

Shipper says:

October 11, 2011, 7:07 pm

Hi. I took my daughter and her friends there about three or four yrs ago on Halloween night. We may have been on the wrong bridge on that same road, though. But we saw nothing, one of my daughter’s friends even called out saying ‘I have your baby’ and was down below the bridge in the creek, and I took pics. Nothing. :/

Fred B says:

December 28, 2011, 3:46 am

I grew up just a few miles from the site of thearosas bridge I even have pictures of the original steel structure of the bridge we used to fish from it ! the wood bottom of the bridge burned away and was never replaced after the second fire. Had many visits to this site over many years and never had any supernatural experiences there ! have heard so many stories they would fill a book !!! Several of my friends and I went there close to halloween one year in my late teens we were all working at the haunted forrest a long running local halloween attraction we took a cadillac hearse that was part of our “show” we came in the back way from Valley Center and were having a little after work party ! We were all still in costume (Jason,Freddy Krueger,Leatherface,)Mind you the bridge had not been rebuilt at this time so the road was little more than an overgrown path having not been used regularly for more than a decade ! we had been there for maybe an hour when another car full of teenagers came along down the old road ! we all hid figuring it was the Sherrifs patrol ! when we figured out it wasn’t JASON jumped out and scared the hell out of them the rest of us laughed so hard we couldn’t talk ! Sorry bout the hood and fender of your duster whoever you were that Machette Jason had was sharp but i bet you had a good story to tell for the last twenty something years !!!!! LMAO still You don’t roll down the window and say “Can i help you Sir” in this situation you just LEAVE ! Bet most SUPERNATURAL experiences at Thearosas bridge have about the same explanation ! This story has been going for at least 40 years go check it out but if you go all wound up, scared, and expecting to see Ghosts you probably will ! But listen for laughter as you haull *** away from there ! Cuz its probably a few drunk people yanking your chain !!!!

Hannah says:

June 18, 2012, 8:41 pm

I have been there. It’s sooo creepy!

AJ says:

August 3, 2012, 11:39 pm

I was there many many years ago with friends, we herd things we could not explain, shortly after leaving I apparently had an out of body experience that I don’t don’t recall, but my friend said he saw me there while I was in the car on my way home. Maybe that explains the panic attack I had?

Holly says:

October 28, 2012, 6:41 pm

well ma fam.lives close to tha bridge and ive gone there sevral times and had never seen anything so to alol of you who belive stuff lie this well goodluck!!!!!!!!!lov holly

tyler says:

October 2, 2013, 3:22 pm

ok are you people going to the original bridge that’s back in the woods or are you going to the first btidge everyone claims to be the bridge?

Shelton says:

October 20, 2013, 2:50 pm

I have herd that you can hear her crying and see her on Halloween

Anonymous says:

September 5, 2014, 3:41 pm

None of you know what you’re talking about. My father was young when he heard about the story, he’s definitely a lot smarter that all of you. If you wanna see what really happens, watch this..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Tiyv_S-nns

Joel Cavin says:

December 12, 2015, 5:21 pm

I am a former Law Enforcement officer of Valley Center, I have children that reside in the area , went to school in Valley Center and graduated from High School there as well.
I am wanting to investigate “Thearosa’s Bridge”, this coming June/July. IF there is anyone that would be interested in accompanying me in setting out on this venture, please do not hesitate on contacting me at joelcavin79@gmail.com. I am so looking forward to this venture.

Jack Meoff says:

April 14, 2016, 1:01 pm

LOL at Joel Calvin, for a cop,you sure are scared to go by yourself.I heard there is an old man ghost that will appear with a hatchet and chase you if you run. He yells,”chorizo,I want your chorizo!” Now that’s scary!! Isn’t it sceeeeery??

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