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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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Anonymous says:

September 25, 2005, 4:17 pm

I’ve seen her

jerrica says:

October 6, 2005, 10:15 pm

I was just curios as to where exactly this bridges location is at ?I use to live in wichita and during my youth years there as a teenager many of us use to go to a bridge in the Valleycenter area,so i thought maybe it was there.I also remember a very long dark dirt road somewhere in Valleycenter ,when one nite we decided to investigate and we took a turn down some dirt road , well we kept driving and out of know where a strange figure appeard out of no where with a needle of some sort in it’s hand then as we drove away all scarred along the road to the side about every couple of feet we would see all types of needles on the road.Up to this day when i go out there to kansas we all get together and drive by there and yes we still see that sight

kaye sumner says:

October 17, 2005, 3:38 pm

the story is that she was driving home with her youngest child in the car when she lost control of the car going over the side of the bridge. Somehow in the water she found the body of her child but his head was gone. It is said that she roams across the bridge trying to find the head of her child,trying to take a head to replace her childs head since she cannot find his. This is the story I grew up hearing while I lived in Wichita.

chris says:

October 18, 2005, 1:58 pm

the story of thearosas bridge is she was running from some indians when she got this bridge because she was running through the woods with an infant her child of course and was gong to raped or murdered not real sure about either on but she was desprite to not let her child be taken hostage by indians that she threw it over the bridge and could not live with her self and then threw herself over

Gabrelle Palacioz says:

October 18, 2005, 9:43 pm

Hi. I’m just wondering exactly where at it is in wichita? Because I live in wichita. And I just want to know.

Gabrelle Palacioz says:

October 18, 2005, 9:46 pm

If you know can you please e-mail me at Thank you and take care.

Vic says:

October 28, 2005, 10:32 am

What up…!!! I’ve heard a lot about this bridge, so I was wondering where exactly @ valleycenter is it located ? Holla back

APRIL says:

November 4, 2005, 4:53 am


Kendra says:

November 19, 2005, 7:23 pm

The bridge is 15 minutes north of Wichita, you will leave Wichita heading north on Meridian. When you get to 109th turn left. It is the first cement bridge. The road will curve after you leave the bridge. Good luck.

Eddie says:

December 11, 2005, 7:11 pm

I live in Newton, Kansas. It’s really close to the bridge. I was actually there last night. The story I heard was that Thearosa was an Indian women. A white soldier fell in love with her, and they had a ‘love’ child together. When the soldier’s platoon found out about the affair, they killed the soldier, and Thearosa and the infant went on the run. When she came accros the bridge, she knew she was doomed and either…

A. Threw the baby over, then jumped herself
B. Threw the baby over so that she would not have to worry about it being harmed
C. They both jumped together

It gives you a really freaky feeling! On the corner of 109th and Meridian, there is this little fort, that has corsses, and shovels and all kinds of weird objects. We were there last Halloween, and we got out of the car, and walked around. When we got back into the car, the keys were gone, and found underneith the car, right in the middle of the bridge, and the mirrors in the car were all backwards…turned around. I about crapped myself. If you are close, I would recomend visiting this bridge.

Kent William says:

December 30, 2005, 2:25 am

I would like more information on haunted places in the Wichita area. I have heard mamy stories and have seen pictures with orbs of what used to be called the Rock in Wichita. I would love to share with all of you a grave yard just 35 minutes north of Wichita that is surely haunted. All 15 plus occupants are under the age of 10, but there are 2 headstones in the center under a dead tree of 2 adults. The groung is always soft and seems recently disturbed, even thougn no one goes there. The tree has since been cut since I brought a group out there, but it’s there. I proise, many people can not make the 100 yards from the road to the cemetary without freezing up and turning back. Eiv, restless, or just unable to move on, you tell me.

Kent William says:

December 30, 2005, 2:27 am

That last sentance was suppused to read,
Evil, restless, or just unable to move on, you tell me.

Kent William says:

December 30, 2005, 2:34 am

That last sentance was supposed to say, Evil, restless, or just unable to move on, you tell me.

Lynn Toonen says:

December 30, 2005, 11:55 pm

I would like to know the exact location of the grave yard of which you speak, Kent William. I live in Wichita and love to go to old cemetaries. I work in a town about 25 miles from Wichita, and we believe the building is haunted. I’ve been there for 15 years, and we have heard footsteps down the hall, windows and doors slamming shut, and voices. After some photographs were taken recently of some remodeling done in the building, numerous orbs appeared in some of the photos.

Hey smart ones says:

January 7, 2006, 8:57 pm

The tru storie is totally different! if you want to know it holla at me

Tasha Lee says:

January 12, 2006, 1:34 am

I live in Wichita, and I do think this story is a bunch of bull but believe what you believe!

miss Missa says:

January 12, 2006, 3:05 am

In case anyone has a real brain in here the true story of the bridge is so far off in here it is unreal, however should any of you want to know the truth . Email me and i Will put you in touch with the man who WROTE HER BOOK. He is a personal friend of mine as is her story. thanks guys for the wonderful tummy wrenching laughter.
He is a paranormal investigator who has met her and TALKED to her.

miss Missa says:

January 12, 2006, 3:12 am

Mr Kent Willam,
I too would like this location for the ROCK. as this is a place i would like to see as well having lived in wichita for some 30 years and never having heard of it until today i want a good laugh too, or perhaps a nice fright. E-mail me all of you with your stories and there locations plz i will do my best to check them out as an ADULT, and get back to you on if this is your mind playing tricks or a real experience!!!!
Happy GHOSTING plz type GHOST in the subject line so i dont delete them.

ksblizzard says:

January 14, 2006, 1:53 pm

ok got one for u guys,winfield ,story of an old cemetary was known as the p farm ,there is old stone buildings that used to house poor, or straglers w no where to go ,the cemetary is on private property now but i hv been there,the *poor* ppl were burried there,just a couple of old headstones mostly unmarked graves,a giant pecan tree grows in the middle,freaky to me,like they feed off the dead ,biggest pecans youll ever see around here.has anyone got any info on this place? my hair stands up on my arms when i go by or go into it,never ventured there at night, but i think this cemetary has a story to tell

kitti says:

January 21, 2006, 5:10 am

hey..i grew up in valley center and the track team use to run over the bridge lol. i was the manager so i would hide under the remains of the bridge and scare them. One night close to halloween a bunch of us went out there and some of us stayed in the car, some walked to the bridge. Nothin happened but we didnt do the saying. Weird thing was some weird guy showed up out of no where wanted a light for his cigarette and when we decided to brother screamed out of the window and a woman voice could be heard screaming back. ..also for those who like haunted places. Check with people in garden city. Supposely there is a cememtary there and a rumor bout a “angel of death”. Probably could ask some college kids

Kindra Quakenbush says:

January 28, 2006, 4:51 pm

ok let me clear this matter up for all of you. the story is.. thearosa was an indian woman in love with a cowboy. when her tribe found out they came for the both of them. when they found them they were at the bridge. the tribe took her baby (because the dad was the cowboy) and threw it over the bridge. in shock thearosa jumped in the water to save the baby and also drowned. the tribe then killed the cowboy. if you go out there at night and say thearosa i have your baby 5 times you can see a ghostly figure along the water on one side of the bridge and on the other you will hear the indian drums and chanting. also the bridge is in valley center off of broadway and i think 119th. i know how to get there just dont remember the street name.

Terry Aki says:

January 29, 2006, 4:26 am

its on 109th just off meridian

Glenny Steven says:

January 30, 2006, 6:48 pm

i really just wish that somebody can tell me the rite directions to Thearosa’s Bridge…if anybody knows please email me…

MM says:

February 17, 2006, 12:50 am

First of all there is no “correct” story. I have heard about 4 million different variations of the story for this bridge. People tell the story different everytime. Some say Theorosa was a farmers daughter who killed her children and others say she was an Indian maiden who lost her baby in a flood. We used to drive out the bridge since I lived just a few miles away. Everyone said that if you went to the bridge and said “Theorosa I am your child” she would pull you into the water and drown you. I’ve never seen any ghosts, lights or heard any strange noises at this bridge. It’s pretty much in the middle of nowhere and it is really small. The original wood bridge is no longer there, it burned down and now a small cement bridge stands there. It’s north of Valley Center right off of Meridian before 125th street if you really want to go there. Like I said before it is a small cement bridge so you might not notice it right off.

amy says:

February 23, 2006, 2:29 pm

i have not been there myself but my mother and sister went and both saw a woman hanging from a tree. From what i heard after her child’s death, she hung herself.

shawn says:

March 31, 2006, 12:50 pm

Hey guys I’ve gotten interested in these hauntings around wichita but what really got my attention is a house or some place that has the green orb around it. My boss was tellin me about last night and heard it was at some time or is a domonic worshiper. Anybody heard about this, seen it or know where I might find it or more about it contact me please at

manders says:

April 3, 2006, 3:19 pm


debi says:

April 3, 2006, 3:44 pm

Yes Theorosas story is true. She was part of my gr. gr. grandfathers kids. The family came to that area in 1873. And dealt with indians, death, life and birth. The fear and longing live on in memory.

debi says:

April 3, 2006, 3:46 pm

i just typed my story and it didnt print. theorosa is part of my family we came to the area in 1873. will have to come back later maybe with my cousin theo!!!

jake says:

April 7, 2006, 9:57 pm

I heard that thearosa and her baby crashed into the side of the bridge. And the baby roled out of the car and went to the bridge and fel into the pond and drowned then the mother got killed.

Celesta says:

April 11, 2006, 10:00 pm

Well the story i grew up hearing was that thearosa was an indian woman and fell in love with a white man. The man got her preg. and the other indians found out they chased thearosa and the soulder to the bridge where they staded for a few days and during those days thearosa had her baby. When the other indians found her they put an arrow through thearosa and the white mans heart.Later after that they found the baby and drowned it. Now she is said to look for her lost baby.

Timothy Babcock says:

April 16, 2006, 1:59 am

I have been to the bridge, purely by accident at first. See, I am formally from Upstate N.Y. My first visit there was in the fall. I had rode a bike there with a freind. The freind had ducked into some brush to releave himself. I stayed at the bridge. I remember seeing a dog, perhaps a german shephard, it was wet and mud was caked in its fur. It stood for a moment in front of me. When the wind blew past me, i got a whiff of dead smell. Funny, I knew the dog was dead. I have never gone to that area since.

Nikki says:

April 22, 2006, 8:27 pm

I have a question! I have heard that a indian warrior cut the baby into pieces and throughs the baby into the water and the mother walked up and down the bridge yelling Thearosa Thearosa until she died Thearsoa was the baby’s name. Only one of the bones of the baby hs been found today

mandi says:

April 23, 2006, 12:48 am

the true story is that an indian woman who had a baby girl and named her Thearosa with a white man and because of that her tribe thought of her as a traitor and killed the man and threw Thearosa in the creek(there wasnt a bridge then it was built way after)they kept the mother prisnor and tortured her until one day she got away she went looking for her baby and to this day she still looks for her baby you can here her yelling Theorosa’s name and here baby cries…some people even see them….

~Cadillac Lady~ says:

April 23, 2006, 3:36 pm

This is the story I found online about Therosa’s bridge:

Kansas has numerous stories of ghostly apparitions that haunt old bridges, cemeteries and universities across the state. Haunting specters have been reported in nearly every town in Kansas. Reports have been made that ghosts still travel the Chisolm Trail and haunt old delivery stations of the Pony Express. Kansas has a long and well known history of ghostly visitors. Some of these terrifying tales may only be urban legend but some, as many believers will attest, are frightingly real.


One of the oldest and most famous ghost stories of the prairie is the sad tale of Therosa and the bridge she haunts. The bridge located 3 miles out of Valley Center crosses Jester Creek. It was here that in the late 1800â??s a local farm wife named Therosa gave birth to an illegitimate child. Therosa was so frightened of what her husband would do to her if he found out, that in a panic she threw her child from the bridge and into the creek below. Therosa, then realizing what she had done flung herself into the waters below, hoping to find and save her baby. Her attempts were in vain and tragically both mother and child drowned. Since their deaths over 100 years ago many people have reported eerie shapes looming in the water, floating orbs of light, cars that stall as they cross the bridge, cold breezes on the hottest of summer nights, voices in the darkness and a babyâ??s cry floating on the breeze…

Jeremy Unruh says:

April 27, 2006, 3:27 pm

I have been to the bridge and heard some things. The first time that I went there is saw a glowing baby caridge floating about six inches off of the water. I have found that if you go in a group of three people or less you get better results. I wourks the best at night.

jesse roetto says:

May 7, 2006, 8:45 am

you are all crazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy i am going there to night to see if this stuff is real.

jesse roetto says:

May 7, 2006, 8:49 am

or may go tonight but all i know is the stories that some of you tell are not intiarlly me at

rachel y u wanna no says:

May 15, 2006, 10:21 am

nunya Biz iz me!!

ican_beyourz says:

May 28, 2006, 1:41 am

anyone that posts on this site is a fat fuking loooozer

Dave says:

May 28, 2006, 5:56 pm

Hey Jesse!

Did you go check it out on 5/7?

I’m SUPER-SKEPTICAL, but would love to know what someone else thinks who is just as skeptical….please post what all you found? (if anything at all)



Pam Beck says:

May 28, 2006, 10:25 pm

Ok, I don’t if this is true or not. Let’s just remember that just because a spirit doesn’t make contact with everyone doesn’t mean that a spirit won’t make contact with someone, whether good or bad. To find the bridge, go to and put in your address as the starting address and the ending address in as Jester’s Creek, the real name of the bridge, and the city and state as Valley Center, Kansas. The exact address for it should pop up. Written directions and map. Happy Hauntings!

Leslie says:

May 30, 2006, 10:28 am

That is not true. You need to stop lying right this instant or I’ll send you to your room!!!

Big Bill says:

June 7, 2006, 3:02 am


I bet your mother said that to you many times. You have it down so well.

Big Bill says:

June 7, 2006, 3:02 am


I bet your mother said that to you many times. You have it down so well.

Tyler Powell says:

June 13, 2006, 6:15 pm

Well My Name Is Tyler And I am 15 my friends and I went out to a place i think it was in wichita and there usto be a bridge there but it was down and a big metal guard railo kept us from falling into the river, it was a very long bridge, well if it was still there and it was a lil creapy, just cause it was in the middle of nowhere but i would like to go to theorosas bridge with my mp3 player (for recordings) and a digital camrea (for Depth Purposes) and see if i could pick anything up, I Just think it would be cool to talk to the woman, even if i had to translate. Id like to have a ghost expirence, i know im not a ghost host cause i havent had anything happen to me so, hopfully i can find something If you would like to talk email me at

Reba says:

July 25, 2006, 9:54 pm

Ok i have heard so many stories…but my story seems to b just like everyone elses but there is a few things diff check it out..

A few nights ago i went out there with my cousin n her boyfriend well we parked on the bridge n stayed there for 30min or so…we had the windows rolled down n out of no where a breeze came threw the car n we all heard a lady screaming for her child…then we all looked at each other then we all got out and looked over the bridge n we seen a dead baby lying there i went to take a picture with my phone but when i opened my phone it would work i asked my cousin to use her phone..hers didnt work either…then we looked back over the bridge it wasnt there any more…we got back in the car and the windows were rolled up. (we didnt roll them up b4 we got out)so i went to roll mine back down it wouldnt work..i told my cousins boyfriend..he tried to roll his down it wouldnt work…the car was started n he went to back up n we all screamed there was a lady behind the car…with a white old old shirt with a raggady we went foward n turned around the lady was we all went to my house n talked about what we had seen…whats weird is i dont live far from that bridge n my cell phone worked at my house n so did my cousins…..all of my story is true..none of it is made up or out of a book..if you happen to go to this bridge take a camera just incase…alright..

Outtahere says:

July 26, 2006, 12:10 am

I lived just south of the Jester Creek from 1987 to 2004. I’d heard the stories, but it wasn’t until I tried to ride my horse across any bridge that crossed this creek that I noticed something strange. My horse would go as far as to try and flip over backwards to keep from taking me near it. In 2001 I rode west of my farm, across the railroad tracks and then the bridge. He became so spooked, his legs stiffened, then he suddenly exploded. He flipped upside down, pinning me, I got hung up in the stirrup before he flipped me again, leaving me for dead face down in a bean field. He went straight back home and when I got there (with a broken hand and arm) he stood and shook for 30 min. In my opinion, Therosa has nothing on the fact that the area between 109th and the Big Ditch was a summer camp area for several tribes of indians who were later massacared by the Cavalry sent there to (exterminate) make it safe for the white man. This area is full of bad blood, and unexplained happenings.

baby girl says:

July 27, 2006, 4:19 pm

ok wow yea…i’ve been there so many times but the last time i went was the scariest time because the car would not start back up….my brother and sister got out to look under the hood i staied in the car all of a sudden the doors locked and nobody could get in and nobody could get out. i tried to open the door but i couldnt. about 2mins later the doors finally unlocked. i have never went back since that night.

Tyler says:

July 31, 2006, 1:46 am

Hey It’s Me Agian. I finally went with my friends. We went out and nothin really spooky happend while were were there except we seen a red figure running around, then we were leaving (getting in the car) and there were handprints on the car window, roof, and back. We got out and checked it out. I checked out the ones on the top of the roof and the way they were set up someone would have to have been on the top of the car because of the aquard position it was from standing to the side, and the hand prints were way way smaller than my hands and im 16, n e ways we were kinda freaked but i didnt have my camrea DANGIT lol but ill comment back if i get any new experiences

angel says:

August 8, 2006, 4:05 pm


AJ says:

August 10, 2006, 2:54 pm

Ok, she was not bein chased by indians….for she was indian herself…I got a picture of her….and yes I have seen her…and this weekend I’m goin back to do further investigations.

angel says:

August 11, 2006, 10:05 am

aj u there any 1

sherry says:

August 15, 2006, 3:32 pm

ok, can someone please tell me the name of the river or creek that this thearosa’s bridge goes over?

sherry says:

August 15, 2006, 3:35 pm

is anyone on or listening?

chris says:

August 19, 2006, 11:46 am


the creek that your looking for is jesters creek

chris says:

August 19, 2006, 11:49 am

hey im interested in how many variations of the story there are so e-mail me all of your thearosa storys and if you have had encounters at the bridge or just have anything creepy happen to you at the bridge e-mail me what happened or your thearosa story my e-mail is
thank you


nae nae says:

August 22, 2006, 2:29 pm

My husband and I went to Theorosa’s bridge. Everyone thinks it’s the first bridge with all the spray paint on 109th and meridian, but it’s not. if you park your after you go across the bridge and walk north, you will see some concret where the bridge used to be. I went there when I was pregnant and said “Theorosa I have your baby.” nothing really happened until a few minutes later. All of a sudden there was thick fog surrounding us. That kinda creeped me out, but we decided to go down the road a 1/4 mile. We were told that on the north side of the road through the trees there is still a foundation for the house where Theorosa was said to live. I had my digital camera with us and as soon as we got to the spot 1/4 mile down the road my camera went dead. Another lady with us had a camera with her too. She took a picture right outside of the car and there was an apperition (sp) right in front of us. I kept trying to turn my camera on (I had 2 fully charged batteries with me). My camera would work fine until I kept pointing to one certain area of the trees. (Spirits drain energy so I knew we were close.) We started walking towards the foundation and heard a couple men and a woman’s voice. We were all alone out there. We did get some orbs on camera, there were 2 blue and 1 yellow. The yellow one from what I understand means caution. The creeks name though is Jester’s Creek and you will see orbs on camera all up and down the creek. Spirits are drawn to certain areas and energies and that creek is one of them.

cornnnn says:

August 22, 2006, 6:11 pm

she will kill us with what? a stick
a spoon

nae nae says:

August 31, 2006, 4:21 pm

ok that was just lame

jonfred says:

September 8, 2006, 8:18 pm

I NEED EXACT DIRECTIONS FROM WICHITA!!! NO ONE can tell me how to get there FOR SURE!!! Can some PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE EMAIL ME on how to get there FOR SURE?!!??! It would be greatly appreicated. THANK YOU! Please put GHOST in the subject line.

HOAX says:

September 10, 2006, 9:36 am


debi says:

September 12, 2006, 4:47 pm

Hi,this is family of Theorosa.We lived there from the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s.Some of our families children still cry and can be heard there.Some of what is felt is the curse put upon the women in our family for the sins of our fathers.It is a story of personal interest.I have found alot of judgement from the general public.So I am very careful about the info I release.Please believe that the stories are real.It is the memories of our dear departed family that you feel and sense.Gotta go for now ,will be back again Catch me at

carrie says:

September 13, 2006, 11:31 pm

The story of therosa, she had a biracial baby and the tribe found out about it and they told her if she didnt get rid of the baby they would so they took the baby and drowned it.

Martin says:

September 14, 2006, 2:16 pm

Ok, I am 14, My 18 year old brother and I went to this bridge. Along the side of the road b4 the bridge we saw a bunch of crosses, and ahead, we saw 2 casckets, but they disappeard as we got closer to the bridge. When we got on the bridge, my brother parked his car, and we got out. he left his keys sitting on the dash, like he always usually does. we stayed there 4 like 30 min. my brother had a camera phone and he was trying to take pictures to see if there were any orbs, his phone instantly turned off! But his battery was fully charged b4 we went, that freaked us out. Then all of the sudden, we heard “where is my baby” 3 times, it got louder every time, so we were so scared, we got back in the car and tried to leave, but we couldnt, the keys were gone! we did not know what happened, our only choice was to get oun and try to find them. We finally found them at the end of the bridge, so we went back to the car, and the door was locked, this was so unbelieveable, we unlocked the doors got in the car, but it wouldnt start, and we turned on the lights and saw a woman in front of the car screaming from the top of her lungs, the car suddenly started, we left in a hurry, every since, we havent been there, it was the scariest thing ive ever experienced!!!

jonathan says:

September 14, 2006, 11:49 pm

Martin… that is a bunch of ****. Your lil 14 year old mind is playin tricks on you. that is so unbelivable. give me the directions how to get there and ill show you your wrong. what a joke. thats the most bs i have ever heard!

Chucky says:

September 17, 2006, 3:49 pm

okay so ive heard alot of story and i really want to go there but i was wondering with all the people who have gone there with your cameras would you happen to have any pictures you could share with me because i would like to know what the place looks like and im good at analyzing ghost pictures i could tell you what they were my email is if you could just write ghost or bridge or ghost pictures or something like that i would appreciate it. i just would like to see some pictures people might have of the area. thanks you guys. bye

Lena says:

September 18, 2006, 5:03 pm

Ok just to clear the record. There is a bridge, yes. There are also ruins of the supposed ‘Thearosa house’ about a 1/2 mile away. But thats really about it. The place is spooky I’ll admit, we go out there every halloween. I even captured orbs and a white mass on film last year. Many of the stories on here seem soo unrealistic, maybe they are just that – stories.

The reality is though, that any place can be spooky if enough people believe in it. It helps that the bridge is out in the middle of no where, wayy far away from city lights and noises. Your mind races wondering what that sound was, or where that light came from. I would highly suggest going out there on a cold winters night, you’ll feel a chill from more than just the temperature.

The only good story I have about the bridge has been passed down to me by my mother. (I’m 28 and this happened before I was born). Sometime in the 70’s, my mom and a bunch of her friends went out to the bridge to mess around. This was back when the bridge was wooden, it was broken down but it still existed. They drove in 3 cars, parked next to the bridge, got out and began climbing around like monkeys on the thing. My mom and her best friend were the only sober ones there. All of a sudden, she said the bridge started glowing blue. They screamed for everyone to get off the bridge and eventually they did. But when they all got back to their cars, not one of them would start.

Sounds too spooky to be true right? Well thats what I said until she showed me a news article from the Wichita Eagle website detailing how many people had been seeing the blue glow of the bridge.

Makes you wonder whats really out there…

nobodyhere says:

September 24, 2006, 3:35 pm

I went out there last night, we didn’t go far enough on meridian and found two bridges on a dirt road, but my and my buds didn’t feel like it was theorosa bridge.. We decided to leave and stopped by some gas station adn asked to store keeper if he know where the bridge was, he gave us the exact directions to the bridge. We stopped on the bridge, I lit up a cig, and we just stood there listening. We walked around, leanded over the bridge a few times.. the only strange thing that happened was the wind picked up a lot and it got really cold, it was already a little chilly, but the hard wind had more chill to it. We got interrupted by a oncoming car, so we scattered and left, good place to get spooked, i will go back soon..

zee says:

September 25, 2006, 9:38 pm

I went out there with my sister today around 6
and we actually walked down about half way to the creek. We were leaning over to see under the bridge and we started hearing wind. But There was no wind around. We decided to leave cuz we were spooked and at the end of the street there was a cross and a bunch of weird little objects across the ditch.
I decided to climb over there to check it out. My sister told me to shut up and we could hear the loud wind again. But it never sounded like wind. Like a really loud deep moaning. As we were on the bridge there was no wind but the moment we got off the bidge there was alot of wind.

reece says:

September 27, 2006, 5:53 pm

Well me and my friends are wanting to go to theorosas bridge this weekend and we dont beleive that you guys saw orbs and the fact that your cars wouldnt start. So i guess we will find out. I am going to bring a video camera with me so if we dont see anything there we might see somethin when we watch it!

Sam says:

September 28, 2006, 7:33 pm

I may go out there in a few weeks, just to see if there’s anything there. I’ll post if I see anything, or even if I don’t.

Ashley says:

October 1, 2006, 10:41 pm

I live in wichita and i would like to get directions to get there. Do you happen to know of any more haunted places here in wichita if you do i would appreciate if you could tell me of them. Im really into the supernatural stuff and i actually haven’t had an experience with a supernatural figure but i would like to see what can possiably happen if i go out to the bridge.

reece says:

October 4, 2006, 11:54 am

when we got to valley center we stopped at a gas station on meridian and asked how to get there she told us the second bridge on 109th. we went there to the first bridge we stood upon the side of it and said therorosa i have your baby five times and then 5 min later we heard someone scream and then we heard sticks breakin and we heard splashes in the puddles of water. it was weird but we dont know if it was her

Ashley says:

October 4, 2006, 2:29 pm

Me and my friends are going out to the bridge this friday. We all believe in this kinda stuff but im just a little scptical. I do believe that there is supernatural and hauntings and stuff like that but it just probably that i never have experienced anything that had to deal with that stuff.

i would like to take a camera but what i dont understand is how come if you are there and looking around you do see anything. But if you take a camera or a video recorder you can see stuff that is just something that i dont understand.

This stuff is interesting i guess im just one of those who have to see it or experience something to that extent to believe it. please give me any answer you have by emailing me i would appreciate it.

Jen says:

October 6, 2006, 9:54 pm

I am sorry to rain on your haunt, but, this is one of the perpertual urban legends. I am in my late thirties and grew up in Denver. When I was living there we had the same story. Except the woman’s name was Thearona. She murdered her children by drowning them in the lake. If you stood by the water and repeated this same type of phrase, you might see her ghost. Please do a little research. Atchison is a haunted place to visit, don’t waste your time on a bridge.

Ashlee says:

October 8, 2006, 10:01 pm

I live in valley Center on Jacobs street I can walk to the bridge from where I live, my boyfriend and I spent all last summer there..and saw and heard nothing..except for animals…I think Theorosas bridge is a legend created by a bunch of bored teenagers living in a small town, people think they hear and see things at Theorosas Bridge because they are too drunk or too high to know that what they are hearing and seeing is just animals..its the country there are lots of animals.

Becky says:

October 10, 2006, 4:44 pm

honestly its not true i have been there 3 times and nothing so do not waste your time or gas

Jamie says:

October 12, 2006, 5:03 pm

I have been to this bridge many times and nothing happens at all> This is a myth and was started at least 25 years ago. Every town has a story. Valley Center needed one so this is the best they could do.

Arin ,Alexis ,Shelby says:

October 12, 2006, 6:57 pm

If you thinks its and urban legend ur mom likes cake!!!!!! Me and my mom and aunt and cousins are all going there tomorrow on Friday the 13th! And we’ll tell you what REALLY happens!!!

bonnie says:

October 13, 2006, 10:21 pm

The bridge is located at 109th and Meridian.

ashley & kaitlyn says:

October 15, 2006, 8:54 pm

we have seen her,we snuk out one night to see if the storys were true.Lucky us we saw the fire,that came out of nowhere.We were so scared we didnt move.Then we started to run are jakets fell off we didnt even run back.We still remember it to this day.We are thinking of going back tonight.We hope something happens we might get something on camra.Ifwe are lucky,so wish us luck.

Christina says:

October 16, 2006, 5:28 pm

My friends and I were goin to check out the bridge on Friday da 13th but we didnt know where it was We called my friends boyfriend n his mom kinda told us where it was but if ne one has better directions we would love them also if ne 1 knows ne otha haunted places around wichita we wouldnt mind gettin those eitha we are plannin to go back on Halloween we also wanna know what the real story is too if u can answer ne of these email us at thanx

Jonathan says:

October 16, 2006, 11:03 pm

I cant belive the **** I read on here. THERE IS NO GHOST OUT THERE. PERIOD. END OF STORY. Ashlee is right there is nothing out there but animals. TAKE IT FROM THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN VALLEY CENTER. I have been out there 5 times and nothing ever happens. People get spooked because of the cross out there and they want to see and hear **** so they do. I REPEAT, THERE IS NOTHING OUT THERE.

Trystin says:

October 17, 2006, 11:34 am

I used to live in Wichita and I heard about this bridge and i cant believe its on the internet. I heard that there was an old guy trying to kill them all and when they went to the bridge the guy hit them with a huge pitch fork and killed her and her kids who cares what the true story is if everyone heard about it must be true!

J says:

October 21, 2006, 3:57 pm

This story may or may not be fact, however the idea that some of you have been there and experienced nothing, and then try to tell everyone the story or tales are fake, is ridiculous. Ditch your scotomas, open your mind, and don’t show up there with a huge group of drunk or drug induced people.. There are limits to situations like these.

Whoosah says:

October 22, 2006, 4:39 am

I am known by most as Whoosah. I have lived a mile from the bridge for 28 years and have visited it quite a few times. I don’t know if it is truely haunted or not, I haven’t had anything happen while I was out there, yet. I’m not shure on the accuracy of the story but I did hear someone say that Thearosa was an indian woman who lost her baby to some settlers when they found out that she was a single mother raising an infant. The settlers were not pleased and threw the baby in the river where the bridge was located. I’m not shure what happend to Thearosa but I hear that after her demise she supposedly spends an eternaty looking for her baby. The rule of thumb is that when you get to the actual bridge (which was burned down by the way, twice) you antaganize Thearosa by saying “Thearosa I have your baby!” and bad things may happen.
The actual bridge is at west of 109th and Meridian but when you get to the first concret bridge you have to get out and walk a around 100ft or so, North of the bridge along the hedge row and find what is left of the old wooden bridge in the trees. From there your on your own. As being native to the area we all know that many people come out to see the bridge but what I think thats important is not tearing up the area and trashing the place. There are still people who farm the field next to it and I think he has to be a pretty good sport about not calling the police. So be safe and have fun but don’t trash the place, please.
By the way, there is no correct story to Thearosa’s Bridge. There was a book published when I was about 16 by a woman who I dont know her name. That is one of storys that I know of and on the book it states that it is fictional. The story that I mentioned above is the one that I grew up hearing though. Happy Haunting……

Sammy says:

October 31, 2006, 12:23 pm

The local gas station laughed at me too when I asked where Theorosa’s Bridge was…i was pretty mad at this time because i got lost twice looking for it because no one told me that i have to turn left on 109th street. So tonight…i’m going…and telling Ms. Theorosa that I have her child..mwahaha!

LilDream3r316 says:

October 31, 2006, 3:35 pm

u go down meridian north n itz right b4 125th.its a small concreate bridge

Lynette Kuhn says:

October 31, 2006, 4:09 pm

I have never been to the bridge but I have heard a story from a friend. He said he went out there with his mom and a friend. He said they did see a figure and some weird things happened. I was told an Indian Girl got pregant by a white cowboy and her tribe was against it and told her to either get rid of the baby or leave the tribe so she threw her baby over the bridge. She goes back and haunts it to find her baby and if u say therosa I have your baby she will go nuts and attack you..I guess the word is. I told my friend I wanted to visit this bridge and hope to experiece something and maybe get some pictures.

ashley says:

October 31, 2006, 5:28 pm

you all are crazy i live out there and nothing ever happens. except my husband out there scaring all people that go out there!!!!!! its pretty fun to see all the kids run!!!

molly says:

October 31, 2006, 9:36 pm

okay first of all….you guys who think you know the story…are sooo wrong. so far while reading this comments…NONE of you live in valley center…but i do. i used to ride my bike out to the bridge every other day during the summer….my friend lives right beside the bridge..when you go past the bridge and around all the curves..she lives there. and i just think its funny how you guys keep saying all these BS stories…one of them said she was driving…THEY HAD NO FREAKING CARS BACK WHEN IT HAPPENED! nice try though! not!! and thats not even the real bridge burnt down awhile back and they had to rebuild it a couple times….and now its just a bunch of my friends that go there and smoke at night. if you go’ll see a bunch of babies in the water (fake ones) dont freak out. and just because the bridge was rebuilt….doesnt mean shes not there anymore….shes there.

Candace says:

November 3, 2006, 2:13 pm

OK, everyone I am 24 yrs old and I have lived in valley center most of my life until I moved to wichita. Now listen Theorosa is real you have to be open minded in order to actually see or hear anything, when I went out there I seen her shadow walking the creek and I heard her baby crying, I also have had car trouble, so when you go do not park on the bridge park in front or in back, my head lights would not come on and ever since my headlights have had a short in them. SO PLEASE IF YOU GO OUT THERE BE RESPECTFUL TO HER AND HER BABY, AND PLEASE DON’T PARK ON THE BRIDGE OR YOU MAY NOT MAKE IT HOME.

Pam says:

November 6, 2006, 6:07 pm

The story of Theorosa has been around for a very long time. When I was a teenager I used to go to the bridge late at night with friends. The bridge used to be down a lane of thick trees and it used to be a blocked road because the bridge was an old iron bridge that had the wood bottom that had been burned out. The road was unusable. The story that I got was that an indian woman was crossing the bridge with her baby in her arms. The river was swollen from flood waters. The current was to swift and Theorosa was knocked down and her baby was carried off in the water. Overcome with grief Theorosa jumped into the flood and went searching for her baby. She still walks the riverbanks trying to find the child that she lost. Yes there have been many scary times for me at that bridge. When I was 14 we went to the bridge and said the Theorosa name 3 times. At first nothing happend. Then as we were about to leave you could hear walking in the sticks and crying. We stood very still. Someone whispered in my ear… “Where is my baby?” Prank???? maybe but I was there and the ear that was whispered into? No one was there!!

Pam says:

November 6, 2006, 6:08 pm

oh yea!!! Meridian to 109th north. between Valley Center and Sedgwick Kansas.

sciley says:

November 17, 2006, 12:28 pm

ok! i live in her house know and i here voices every time i get up out of bed i here her saying that she wants me to help her find her children ! also yeah i went swiming in that water that her children drownded in a long time ago and it was cold in one spot and warm in a other spot so yeah i dident think anything of it until my leg got grabed by a baby and then i jumed out of the water and went in side and i dont blive in gosts but know i kinda do !but b4 i went in side i was sinking in mudish sand right by the water! i paniced and got out of there as soon as i could i opened my door and slamed it my cross on the wall turned up side down1 and i loked the doors took a shower and the water turned a wired colori hurryed up got uot of the shower tried to think of somthing elseand cryed myself to sleep!embaresind to say! i woke up the next morning thinking that it all was just a scary dream and i herd a voice help me find my babyso i just acted like i never herd it and i seen her she was a pritty girl ! ever sense then i havent herd from her but know i here her every morning when i open my eyes “help me find my baby”

matthew & kaitlyn says:

November 22, 2006, 8:57 pm

Hey me and my little bro live like really close to this place it might be true and it might not. But like we know that something is like really out of the ordanary over there and there is like little lights blinking all the time one time we were going to see what it was with our stepdad, we heard moaning and the lights were brighter than usuall and we went there in the morning and the brigde looked like it was just built so the next time you have a loose screw in your head go to the bridge but if you go at night dont scream i hear it all the time. i try to sleep sometimes.

jensen says:

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dcoxnutandfatboy says:

December 29, 2006, 3:41 pm

we are checking it out tonight see if its bs or not. If we hear anything we are really going to try to piss her off as much as possible and yes i will park on the bridge like a dumb@$$ just take my keys and not be retarded like the dude that left his on the dash. it will be even more funny if its a bunch of drunk hicks trying to scare people.

Josh says:

January 1, 2007, 1:49 pm

For those of you that leave comments on this site…PLEASE….PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR SPELLING. There must be mostly 3rd graders posting here because none of you can spell worth a ****. Thats all I have to say about that.

mitch says:

January 3, 2007, 12:47 pm

joey what you doing im sitting right buy you and you dont know that im ritting you this but right back ****

Joey says:

January 3, 2007, 12:48 pm

Whatsup mitchel

mitch says:

January 3, 2007, 12:50 pm

you littil ho monky im going to reach my arm over and pimp slap you because im that close

mitch says:

January 3, 2007, 12:51 pm


MeCanX says:

January 19, 2007, 7:30 am

So far…it’s been interesting…

First time we were out there…we rolled up on about 2999 high schoolers…and when 2 girls started fighting as I strolled through…

I figured it was pointless…

Last night 4 of us went and all the pics were clear until I told thearosa I wanted a pic with her…the next picture was full of haze…and I watched a bright star float across the creek, over the tree’s and straight towards us…(I thought about it being camera flash…but I never looked at the camera)

The picture takin as I was watching it…captured the star beside me in a distance…

As the star got closer, I got overwhelmed and backed up to my running vehicle…now I figured in the fact that the wind was blowing my exhaust to the North…and the pictures where all south…

I made sure that we weren’t getting pics of the exhaust from my vehicle…

As the star approached, she took one last pic as I was reaching backwards for my door handle…and screamed we need to get the **** out of here! As I promptly hopped in and sped off…

The time line of pics went from…

1. Nothing – no orbs pics were clear
2. Weird Haze – Double checked to not be exhaust…
3. Star Moving – away from and then back to
4. Tons of Orbs and haze
a. Star right along side me but in a distance
5. Last Pic – Shape of a Large Skull formed from the haze. Coming over the Bridge.

No BS…No made up stories…just what we have experienced…we are going back in a bit to get more….

Ghosts have a tendency to attatch themselves and want to “ride along”…

I took 6 pictures with my camera phone of my empty passenger seat in the dark after dropping off my friends…and upon further examination…Have concluded that every picture has a different face…and or multiple faces…

So what ever is out there…there is more than one…

I have heard a story of the “Real Bridge” and plan on finding that one also…

It has been discribed as 100 times worse…and down a narrow road that has been now blocked by trees…

We’ll see…I have had a few friends that have found it…and One was physically thrown 20 feet backwards by her hair and knocked unconcience awakin to her friend scream “we gotta get the **** out of here!”

She doesn’t make this **** up…and the bump on her head was proof enough for me…

So you can believe or not…but I would say go see what you can find…

Sorry about the spelling it’s 5:27 am…and we’ve been ghost hunting all night…and last night so…yeah…

Tonight Thearosa’s bridge was pretty quiet…but we also had 7 people and 2 cars…I find the best is one vehicle and 4 people max…

I just call it like I see it…and so far, it’s been interesting…

Good Luck…


MeCanX says:

January 19, 2007, 7:39 am

Ok, I’m gonna type this just to see if I get the same f’n sound out of my headphones as just what happened…as soon as I hit submit comment about Thearosa’s Bridge (which we were at tonight) my f’n head phones started blaring some weird a$$ noise…and as soon as I got my phone out to record it….it stopped…so if it happens after I post this post…I’m going to chalk it up to the webmaster screwing around with us…but if not…then ****…I don’t think I’m going to go to bed till sunrise…

MeCanX says:

January 19, 2007, 7:41 am

Oh sh*t…

No noise…

Not good…

You’ll see my reaction on my myspace page…

Either my computer is f*’d or my gut feelings is they are here…

Yeah, Not Good…

MeCanX says:

January 19, 2007, 7:46 am

Has anyone else heard the noise after you post???

cuz if not…I need some one who knows how to cleanse this sh*t

MeCanX says:

January 19, 2007, 8:00 am


MeCanX says:

January 19, 2007, 8:01 am

test 12312321 you can delete this…just testing my theory on that sound…

MeCanX says:

January 19, 2007, 8:02 am

theory has been disproved…f an a!

seriously not a good sign…

MeCanX says:

January 19, 2007, 8:17 am

The noise is a buzzing almost like a misquito…but with a weird as tone to it…very LOL…ghost sounding…

Let’s see if this post makes it do it again…

MeCanX says:

January 19, 2007, 8:17 am

and Nope…no noise…WTF?

rebecca says:

January 19, 2007, 4:15 pm

I didn’t believe the thearosa story (still don’t) but my cousin and I drove out to the supposed bridge, did the whole thearosa I have your baby thing, and even drove a little farther, down the road to the 2nd bridge, still nothing… We thought we saw a light, but I figured that was just a car on another road out there… Then we stopped somewhere and were talking about it, and someone told us that the actual bridge is on private property, the family owns the land, and made sure that no one could get to the bridge because of the tale… And I heard that she was suffering from postpartum depression, and her baby wouldn’t stop crying so she threw it over the bridge one night, and then jumped herself when she realized what she had done… But I don’t even think the real bridge is haunted, some people just have crazy imaginations…

rebecca says:

January 19, 2007, 4:15 pm

And no buzzing here… Sorry!

MeCanX says:

January 19, 2007, 5:56 pm

Imagination is one thing…

**** that actually happens…is another…

I have a girl/friend who was hit in the chest, thrown about 10 feet or so…and was knocked unconscious when she hit the ground…

She had a bruise in the middle of her chest…and a huge bump on her head…

but that’s when they went looking for the Real Bridge…

MeCanX says:

January 19, 2007, 5:57 pm

and the buzzing is back…great…I’m

MeCanX says:

January 19, 2007, 5:57 pm

Ok, so I’m going to blame the buzzing on the site…but why is it I’m the only one who has heard it?

MeCanX says:

January 19, 2007, 5:59 pm

And it’s not a soft electrical buzz..It’s a f’n loud through my headphones metalic buzz like a mosquito stuck in a metal box…seriously am I the only one who hears it after I post?

MeCanX says:

January 19, 2007, 6:11 pm

Ok so I know what it is now…and that damn mosquito has been zapped…

Rage says:

January 20, 2007, 8:40 pm

When you go on a ghost hunt, you have to be mentally and physically prepared for what you are going to encounter. Most of the time, it’s just your imagination playing tricks on you. Discredit any sounds that might be attributed to the living (as in other people messing with your head, animals in the wild, etc). Also throw out meteorilogical phenomena. Just because it’s foggy doesn’t mean it’s haunted. Just because you capture orbs on camera doesn’t mean that it’s a ghost. It could very well be water condensation in the air. To scientifically prove a haunting and experience a paranormal moment, you must be able to prove what DIDN’T happen first. Understand?

That being said, I have been to Thearosa’s many times…both the concrete bridge as well as the burned down bridge. Our group made several errors on our last trip that ended up being costly. Rule number one–STAY TOGETHER! Don’t go walking your own separate ways. My friend Michael and I went walking by the creek and down to the burned out bridge alone. Rule number two–TAKE PROPER EQUIPMENT! We didn’t have a flashlight and could here all sorts of animals running around. Deer, coyotes, etc. Rule number three–DON’T FREAK OUT IF SOMETHING PARANORMAL TAKES PLACE! While walking back to the rest of our group, Michael and I began feeling a heavy pressure on our bodies, shallow breathing, fatigue. Granted, it’s quite a hike to the original bridge, but that’s not why it was happening. As we continued forward, I was hit from ahead by something unseen. I was knocked ten feet away from where Michael and I were standing. STANDING! I didn’t trip, I didn’t slip, we looked all over the ground for anything that could have hit me or caused me to fall backwards. We couldn’t find anything. Michael said that he heard two noises…the first was something hitting me, the second was me hitting the ground. We are unable to say what exactly happened that night, but we haven’t been back out there since.

Be advised that there is a concentration of strange occurances around that area of Valley Center, and while most of you want to go down there for a thrill seeking expedition, I would not advise that you go any further than the concrete bridge. There is enough activity there to get your thrill factor without hurting yourselves. We have captured many EVP’s, photographs of children and other various people, orbs, etc. Truly it does have it’s share of paranormal activity, but to the untrained venturer, you’re just asking for trouble.

If you go down there, just make sure that you are ready to accept the responsibility of everything that you are bringing upon yourself. You may think it’s a fun scary game, but mind you…you’re not the only one playing, and they’ll get their turn as well.

MeCanX says:

January 24, 2007, 3:49 pm

Imagination is a whole part of ghost hunting…otherwise all ghost would be debunked scientific retorics of nothingness…

Somebody would find some way of killing every possible fact of what is…

Imagination is what keeps them alive…

Rage says:

January 24, 2007, 6:08 pm

Joel, did you not understand anything that I wrote? Not everything can be scientifically proven. That leaves a small window open to theory, hypothesis, “imagination” if that’s what you want to call it. What I’m conveying is that people freak out because they hear a noise that they can’t explain, see a shape they can’t decipher…but with further investigation, it’s proven to be something completely legitimate. Not all skeptics are scientists, and not all believers are experts in this field. Get it?

Timothy Babcock says:

February 21, 2007, 10:56 pm

Hi, I just Stumbled onto this site. I was looking up ghost stories in kansas, and found this one. Yeah, I remember this bridge. i went there some months ago, cant remember what month it was, but it was summertime. i had went their with a freind. We got to the old part, where the cement walls are, and my freind had to pee, so, he went into some brush. But I stayed on the path. I remember seeing a dog, it had come from , well, the water I imagine, cause it was all wet, and dirty. But, it stood there, and just kept looking at me. It was silent though, it didnt move at all. But the thing i remember most was it smelled dead. It scared me into a froze state. I tried to call for my freind, but no sound would come out of my mouth. I thaught I was going to have a heart attack, I scare sometimes, easily.
I wont go back. to this day, when i have a minute alone, I think about that night, and it still causes me to chew my fingernails, cause I still get unnerved.

tony says:

February 28, 2007, 2:58 am

hmmm id be interested in find other ppl who want to go to the bridge or other places …

Lexi says:

February 28, 2007, 7:08 pm

All this sounds really interesting. Could someone please give me directions? I live in Olathe, Kansas so i’m thinking that the bridge is pretty far, but yea? Directions would be nice.

Anonymus says:

March 3, 2007, 12:21 am

whats the adress?

Sara says:

March 9, 2007, 4:37 pm

Omg! I went with my friends Jessica and Tatiana. We were walking around and came to the bridge. Being scared, we decided to go back. But when we got to the end of the bridge, we heard a scream. A woman had appeared and was looking over the bridge, calling for her baby and crying. Then moments later, she jumped over the bridge herself. We started to run… But she got them…. My friends… Tatiana and Jessica… She took them! I WILL NOT REST UNTIL SHE IS GONE! GONE FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!

TAT says:

March 9, 2007, 4:42 pm

Me and my boyfriend Mane were taking a walk over the bridge. We came to the middle.. and stopped. We kept hearing mooning and crying sounds. And turning our attention to the other side of the bridge a woman about to jump off the bridge. My boyfriend.. He tried to save her.. She pushed him in!!! SHE PUSHED HIM IN!!!!!!!!! That was the saddest day of my life. My boyfriend died because of a ghost. I HATE HER!

TAT says:

March 9, 2007, 4:48 pm

Me and my girlfriend Tatiana were driving to her parents house. Being new in this area we did not know about the ghost of the bridge. Not knowing we just were driving over having a good time talking, it was at night and we really didnt know where we were going. Everything was fine until our car stopped. It died. I went out to see if we ran into something but I saw nothing. Then she appeared.. At the end of the bridge, saying I had her baby. She came at me. I ran back to my car and me and my girlfriend drove away. We have never gone back there since.

TAT says:

March 9, 2007, 4:50 pm

I dont know what the address is

Jessica says:

March 19, 2007, 2:20 pm

Yes this is for Jerrica. you say you lived in the Valley Center area. i was wondering if you knew a Eric Hansen from Sedgwick. well i got to sedgwick and there was a guy nemed Eric Hansen who told me that same story that his girlfriend told him…so if this is you then e-mail me at thanks!!!!

Debi says:

March 23, 2007, 6:19 pm

Please contact me at if you have had a experience at the bridge.My family lived there since the early 1870s into the 1940s.My great grandmother lost her child in the waters.Maybe you got a photo of my family.I know that people have picked up on my 3rd great grand mother and many of our other family members.Happy haunts!

Kimberley says:

March 25, 2007, 11:44 am

Hi. My name is Kimberley. My mom told me about the bridge 22 years ago. When she was a little girl, about 12, her older sister and her went to the bridge and she said she saw something. As far as it being true or trying scare me from Valley Center I don’t know. However, being almost 30 now I would like to see for myself. If anyone can give me direction that are pretty clear on how to get there. My email is
Hope to hear from someone

Randle Cole says:

March 30, 2007, 5:28 am

You can take this story or not,I was born and raised in Wichita I am now 52 yrs. old and yes I have been to this bridge but once was enough for me.You go there and stand at the end of that bridge and yell thearosa thearosa I have come to take your baby and you will leave with a brand new perspective of what you may now doubt she killed her baby at that bridge and now she protects her baby if you are so doubtful and think that this is but an old wives tale go out there and see for yourself I was 15 when I was there and have no desire to return I can’t explain what I saw nor do I want to but I can tell you this I will never return to that bridge the arrogant young man that I used to be,some of you want to taunt and tease people that have experienced the same thing that I have well you’re idiots but maybe just maybe those of you that are critics will pump up your heart to go out there and believe me you will have your minds opened to things that you would never think possible.

Bert and Ernie says:

June 12, 2007, 1:19 pm

well here is a true story….. i live a few min away from there in valley center. one night me and bert went out there one night looking for fun and we yelled out thearosa we have your baby 5 times we waited and she didn’t say anything but we took a picture and we saw her…. she had long black hair and was very beautiful! in the picture she was coming at us with her arms out. we saw it in the picture and took off running… we got back to the house and we were creeped out a little so to take out minds off of it we started taking pictures for myspace we were in our basement. then poof!!!…… there she was sitting on our bed next to us.. she had our little brother in her hands. to this day she still lingers around in our bedroom. the other day i went swimming at the valley pool and she must have followed me because she jumped out of the pool. im not sure i like her becasue i think she watches me change… she has became a good family friend but we have to watch her because she still to this day tries to steal elmo my baby brother. (message us..)


Janet Marie says:

June 18, 2007, 4:16 pm

ok i’ve been many times to this bridge. but the bridge that your on, is not the real bridge. you have to go west into the woods following the creek and you will find the real brigde. it was wooden, they burnt it down, built a cement one and people were still getting hurt out there so they blew it up, pieces of the bridge are still there, and a piece of the wooden bridge is coming out of the ground. and it is true. when your out there, you’ll see 3 different things and hear a baby. first you’ll see a dog, or the dogs eyes and hear him in the trees. the dog belonged to thearosas white lover. you will also see the white man who was killed on the bridge. and thearosa if you get lucky enough to hurt her. if your nice and respectful you won’t get hurt. just don’t run. if you run she will get you. but that is all real. i know it is. i’ve been. go there in oct. i’ll be there. i am every weekend. i’m the girl with the quiji board trying to scare people. haha. have fun out there. and watch your back.

katlin says:

June 19, 2007, 12:49 pm

I live in wichita and have never heard of such a story. However I have been on the bridge and it is just an ordinary bridge. its just like the story of Lithideona.

Kimmy says:

July 18, 2007, 7:48 pm

I have been there when i was a kid, my brother and his friends pushed me in thinking it was funny. I was really scared because i saw a figure holding something and pacing back and forth. The figure didn’t harm me but just looked at me then disappear. I recommend going there but be respectful. Oh Katlin what time did you go there? You could acctually feel and see the ghost if you go during the night.

britt says:

July 22, 2007, 4:45 am

my name is britt and i am 18 years old.i would really

love to go out to this infamous bridge but i need to

know if anyone has ACTUALLY gotten hurt by said

ghostly dog,man,baby or woman.i also want to know if

you have to get to the real bridge in the

woods on foot.i really dont want to be hurt or killed

in any way by these ghosts so please tell me the

truth to the best of your knowledge thanks.

email britt at

adolfo says:

July 22, 2007, 11:12 pm

I wish some day I could visit the bridg with my friends. If we go I will tell them to call for Thearosa and tell her we have here baby. Right when he say’s that I’m going to run like h**l.

gd says:

July 23, 2007, 5:57 pm

A few days ago I was perofrming a Ninjitsu mental connections exercize. We did this on the bank of the Arkansas river in Wichita. I sensed nothing strange at the time. That night, I dreamed of a bridge and a woman. This feeling has been getting stronger the last couple of days and is now demanding great focus. Meditating on this for awhile today I began to search the Internet, where I found this site.

Since this will be the first haunting I have ever pursued (not my cup of tea) I’m not sure if this bridge is what I envisioned or not, but I’m going to start here anyway. I will go there but don’t feel I need to wait for nightfall.

I am not a thrill seeker. I am not going to get drunk or to get high. I am going because I feel (right or wrong) I was asked to go. That I knew before I discovered this site. And I am surely not going in order to antogonize any spirits. Envision if you will losing your baby and people coming to the site of your demise screaming that they have *your* baby.

I do sense great beauty but deep loss. I will try to find the old bridge and meditate there, and yes into the night if that is what I feel I must do.

gd says:

July 23, 2007, 6:00 pm

I am sorry for the spelling: exercise and performing.

I re-read it but missed these words. I meant to offend no one.

Thearosa's Baby says:

July 29, 2007, 3:09 pm

What gives with the grammar and spelling on here? Iâ??m amazed at how many people on here seem to struggle with grammar and spelling, some canâ??t even spell the simplest word. Why? At what point did school stop teaching English?

And for those who wonder where Thearosaâ??s Bridge is, just open your eyes and read the comments on here. I am amazed at how many people kept asking where the damn bridge was at even though the location had been mentioned a dozen times.

And stop repeating the legend associated with the bridge, we know the legend already from the first 10 people who repeated each other.

¤ShAdOW¤ says:

August 1, 2007, 12:23 am

Well I went ther three times already n that **** is so fake i mean the first time i was scared we got ther n i didnt even want to get out but i did n well they didnt say the saying n niether did i cause i was to scared but then i went again wit a gruop of friends and they said it then we peeled off n didnt nothen happen n i went again wit a much smaller group of friends three and me and ma homeboy had the balls to say it n nothen happend thats the longest we stayed there about 30min and well too me the whole thing is just a myth i know i went to the right bridge its on merridian ave turn left on 109th street its a bridge with alot of graffiti on it

Zach says:

August 2, 2007, 2:34 pm

Last night myself and 7 of my friends went on the search for this bridge. Due to our nerves and it being two in the morning it took a little while to find it. Upon driving over the bridge the first time, both drivers of the two cars had some sort of paranormal feeling simultaneously.

Upon getting out we first took pictures with the camera pointed towards a flashlight at the water, there were a few “orbs”. Upon taking a picture without a flashlight and just the flash of the camera, at least 4 dozen “orbs” appeared on the screen. We then had one person take a picture of the rest, for some reason there were 2 to 3 large “orbs” overlapping my face and mine only.

So we go ahead and simply found the middle of the bridge and yelled “Theorosa I have your baby” three times. Of course nothing happened instantely. But what happened between 5 and 30 minutes later were quite interesting.

Although there was no frog nor floating lights, when just one of us went to the middle of the bridge and the rest stayed on the western end, you could very distinctley hear a baby crying. A few minutes later when taking more pictures, there were several “lightning bolts” and flashes of light that couldnt have been anything of solid matter. On the southern side of the bridge, 2 or 3 at a time could hear distinct footprints/horse steps.

When about five of my friends layed on the bridge in the middle, they proceeded to hear the baby crying and a sort of loss of breathe upon hearing it.

I am one that has never believed in ghosts or any other paranormal happenings, but the occurrences last night has definately gotten me interested and I will be checking into more of these “hauntings”.

I suggest if going out there, go ahead and bring a flashlight, and if you can, go with just one or two other people. Having seven other people around is very distracting and it is very hard to hear what is going on. I know I will for sure be returning soon with just one person to verify these events and possibly change my mind.

Cole says:

August 10, 2007, 3:01 pm

Ok heres the deal, i am 14 years old, and tomorrow night i will be going to the bridge with my little sister(11 years old) and my mom and dad. I kinda beleive in ghosts but i dont think anything will happen. My sis is sorta scared about going. My dad beleives that somethin will happen, and my mom does not beleive in ghosts at all, she thinks the whole idea is stupid. Were gonna split up into 2 groups and see if we see anything. i’m bringing 2 video cameras, a regular film camera, tape recorder, and flashlights. I will comment again, 1’st thing we get back. Wish me luck

Aaron says:

August 10, 2007, 11:55 pm

Me and my friend went out to the bridge last night and some REALLY weird things happend. we walked out to the wooden bridge and on the way there we heard indian war drums along with their cries of battle. we of course were frozen in fear to the spot in which we were standing…but then it abruptly stopped. we decided to keep going and we finally reached the wooden bridge, and when we looked into the water we saw a baby floating on top of the water. then we heard a lady scream and the baby disappeared. then we looked into the forest and saw an indian woman standing there and we looked at her and she looked back and then smiled at us and taunted “NO NO PLEASE TURN AROUND, IM GETTING LIGHT HEADED! IM GOING TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK KEVIN I SWEAR!” me and my friend were completely befuddled on who “KEVIN” is and why a ghost would be getting light headed..then she said, “whoever comes back here will pay” and after she said that she disappeared. we fled the woods and retreated back to our car and drove away as fast as we could. as we were driving off though, we looked to the right and in the middle of the corn field there was a sign with the names “Cole, Kevin, Conner, and Garrett” we had absolutely no idea who these people were but i dont want to find out! we got home and i will NEVER EVER go back to that place!!!!

BrittneyEspo says:

August 11, 2007, 9:38 pm

My boyfriend and i and a bunch of friends went there about 2 years ago and omg let me tell you.. something IS wrong with that place!! It is soooo haunted.. i wont ever go again

Cole says:

August 12, 2007, 10:19 am

ok i wanted something to happen, i really did. but i didnt see anything down there. i didnt here anything either, i’m goin back again sometime, but i was dissapointed

ML says:

August 30, 2007, 7:18 pm

OK I have heard on story my whole life and this is not it i grew up in wichita and have been to the bridge quite a few times and have seen her she is indian and she is upset but the story that i have always heard and belive is that she was she was and indian woman who was in a relationship that was well not accepted in thouse days well when the people heard of this they had came to her and her family and tied her up took the baby and the man killed the man infront of her then they took the baby to the bridge and threw it off and then killed her the story goes to say that she still walks the banks looking for her baby and if you go there during the night and shut off your car get out and say theorosa I have your baby something horrible will happen now i have never personally tried this for fear that she will do something to my daugther and not me. but this is how i have heard the story and maybe with this insight you will look more into it.

SAM says:

September 6, 2007, 6:11 pm

I went there last Halloween. Didn’t see a thing. Didn’t feel a thing. I am a believer in the paranormal and expected at least something, but I was disappointed.

debi says:

September 12, 2007, 11:24 am

gd- please email me at .I would like to talk with you about your experience.My family lived there since the 1870s and I am still looking for them.In a long distance sort of way !

Ross says:

September 24, 2007, 5:47 pm

I have lived in Valley Center for almost 20 years and have been to the bridge on numerous occassions. I have never seen or heard anything. Also the line about the weather never being the same on the bridge as it is in the rest of the town is pure hogwash.

Azlynn says:

September 27, 2007, 9:51 pm

i haven’t been there but me my 2 friends and my friends mom are all going 2morrow. i’ll put pics and stuff on my myspace later after i go!

My myspace(

chris winslow says:

October 4, 2007, 10:01 am

my name is chris and ia m 15 years old i live in blue rapids kansas and we have this place called shoyer hill its supposed to be really haunted i ve been up there 10 times and never found anything spooky if you find more about this contact me at

anymous says:

October 5, 2007, 11:28 pm

thats a load of bull ****!!!!!

anymous says:

October 5, 2007, 11:30 pm

thats a load of bull ****!!!!!!!!!!

emily says:

October 6, 2007, 7:17 pm

i heard thet the story was that she was a young native american and her baby was stolen under the bridge and she hauntts it looking for her baby.
i also heard that these teen guys were non-believers and they went there and said “hey thearosa we have your baby,” and they laughed and when they started to walk away, thearosa appeared and killed them. doubt thats true, but its scary.

josh says:

October 6, 2007, 8:57 pm

i went there last nite and some wierd **** happened i went wit my brother wen we got rite out of the car we heard therosa say ….. give me my baby…we were scared shitless wen we heard that so we just stood there for a a little while. then when started to walk down the path in the cornfield and there was an old american flag with the 13 colonies on we kept on goin, but we didnt here anything so we went back and we walked through the long grass and wen we were goin we saw the trees move…somehting big was over there but we didnt know wat it was…so we kept on goin and we finnaly made it to the bridge and i was scarred out of my mind wen we got there we heard drums and babies crying. Then my friend yelled therosa i have your baby 3 times then we heard some water start to move,we just stood there we were scared then a girl came out of the water dressed like an indian and said if u dont tell me were my baby is then i will kill u.then we started sprinting back to the car…we made it back scarred to death,our car was in a different place………………………….. i will never go back there again

R.Hatfield says:

October 19, 2007, 12:51 pm

I’ve lived in this area since the 50’s. The original wooden bridge was burned down in the early 70’s when a parent of a Valley Center High School student burned it down after hearing about the haunts. There has been a new cement bridge built over this creek where most of the activity has been occurring. The foundation of her home was still there in the late 70’s and was a local party spot that kept local police men busy. The stories have varied over the years. Yes this place is haunted!! I’ve seen many things there but most were figured out to be nothing.
The story was that a white local man married an Indian lady and she became pregnant. In the early 1900’s jobs were scarce and the local people looked down on mixed marriages with Indians. The husband went west searching for a job to support his family, but never returned. The baby was born and Thearosa was unable to take care of her child. They were starving and she couldn’t get any help. One night in a depressed hysterical state she took her baby wrapped in a sheet and dropped her off the old wooden bridge and walked back to her small house in the woods. Later she realized what she had done and went back to find her child. Unable to find the child she jumped off the bridge killing herself.
The story goes if you go to the bridge at midnight and call out Thearosa Thearosa where are you, she will appear in the creek searching for her baby.
Many stories from locals have seen her and have had things happen to their cars while crossing the bridge. People have seen her walking the road back into her house. I have seen lights and images but that was many years ago. I have fled from there feeling as if my life was in danger. People used to have gatherings at the foundation of her house. To the best of my knowledge that was all plowed over several years ago when the old bridge was destroyed and removed before the new cement bridge was erected.
I have heard that the haunting still occurs.
I still live in Valley Center, Ks.
This place is real, and yes it is haunted.

Pious says:

October 23, 2007, 4:45 pm

The bridge is not in Wichita!!!!! Please change to fact. It is about 10 or so miles into VALLEY CENTER, which in fact is not even a suburb of Wichita. Sorry but I have seen a least 5 website that has this false information on it. I am a form believer that if you are going to post a story you should at least have the right town. I grew up near there, and I know the place.

Jason says:

October 25, 2007, 9:43 pm


Actually, Valley Center is in fact a suburb of Wichita. Suburb: residential areas on the outskirts of a city or large town; a district lying immediately outside a city or town, esp. a smaller residential community. Valley Center is literally 4 miles north of Wichita. When giving a general idea of where the bridge is to others outside the immediate area, saying the bridge is in Valley Center is pointless – saying it’s in the Wichita area gives a better idea to those not from here.

Oh and also, the bridge is in fact about 2.5 miles north of Valley Center city limits, about 100 yards to the west of Meridian.

cesilia says:

October 26, 2007, 3:48 pm

i whent to the haunted bridge with friends and we didn’t see or herd anything.

kristin says:

October 26, 2007, 3:54 pm

Hi my name is kristin, i plan to go to the bridge sometime this weekend. Has anyone ever taken a baby out there?

Alexis says:

October 28, 2007, 6:16 pm

I was babysitting my niece who is 4 months and went out there with my friend and she was fine. No ghost no lady saying that my niece was her baby. lol. So yea it would be fine if you took your baby out there she really enjoyed it, it was so peaceful and quiet.

harper says:

October 29, 2007, 7:46 pm

that’s NOT TRUE!

harper says:

October 29, 2007, 7:53 pm


Rob says:

November 19, 2007, 9:40 pm

Sorry to shatter ur dreams guys, but went there, spent a good hour or better there, absolutly NOTHING out there! We tried everything under the sun, and nothing.All myth, anywhere else that is supposed to be really haunted?

byotch says:

November 23, 2007, 12:09 pm

Whatever you stupid person you are such a liar you did not go out there. You freaking mother ****** are a dumbass *****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You just say you went out there but really your too scared to even drive by it!!!!!!!!!

Rob says:

December 2, 2007, 3:27 am

Want some Video Proof??????

jacob says:

December 18, 2007, 1:40 am

me and my friends recently went there. the real story was about the indians chasing her. the only thing out of normal we found was alot of spray paint on signs. we called her name out several time. i called my father when we found nothing. we said we were in the right spot. this bridge is bogus and boring.

ZACK says:

December 21, 2007, 6:22 pm

I have been to the Theorosa’s bridge I thik it is awsome I was there with my girlfriend Amanda I called out I had her child she trough me over the bridge I broke my left arm and my right leg it hurt really bad.

Kelsey says:

December 26, 2007, 11:36 pm

The true story of this is: A local farm wife had a child by another man. Inorder to hide her shame she threw the baby from the bridge and then drown herself in the river below. They say now that if you go onto the bidge late at night and say the following “Theorosa, Theorosa, my name is Theorosa.” Then she will come out, attack you and try to throw you from the bridge. I know this because i live no more than three miles from it.

garrett says:

January 13, 2008, 5:42 pm

ok some weird things happened last night.We havent been there since the end of summer, so we were really scared.When we got there no one was there except us.When we got there we parked our car on the first bridge.It was already pretty cold last night but when we got out of the car the wind started to pick up and it got really cold. In the howls of the wind we heard the indian drums. We were scared out of our minds, but we decided to stay. So we started to walk down a path in the cornfield, we walked for about 5 minutes and we looked to the left side of us and there was a flag that had the thirteen colonies on it.That was freaky because that had to be a long time ago. So we decided to turn around and on the way back our heavy duty flashlight went out so we sprinted as fast as we could back to the car. When we got back in our car the flashlight worked perfectly fine. So we decided to walk down and under the bridge.When we started walking down there we heard something run the through the trees it had to be something big because it made a lot of the trees shake.So we decided to go home for that night.

We went back again today we wanted to get to the bridge.So we had to go through this little path by the river there was a lot of trees and bushes. On the way there there was a little opening where u could see the river and when we looked over there we saw the baby floating in the water. So i decided to be a retard and yell theorosa i see your baby and she came running out of the woods and when we saw her the baby dissapered. And theorosa started staring at us and said be careful u r in danger. So we decided to keep on going ecause we didnt think she would do anything,but we were wrong. We kept on walking down the path and we finally found the concrete bridge. We all jumped on top of it and said therosa i have your baby 3 times. And she came out of the water and pushed my brother in the water and looked at us and said i told you you should be careful.So we were freaked out my brother got out, he wasnt hurt. So we decided to leave and go back to the car. We finally made it back to the car. When we got there my brothers rear view mirror was turned around. We got in the car and turned it back around. And we drove out of there fast. When we looked down the path again we saw a black dog barking and theorosa laughung at us.We will never go back there again. And knowone else should either. THIS PLACE IS FREAKY AND VERY HAUNTED!

Melissa anderson says:

February 18, 2008, 5:34 am

We just went to tonight and we all went down to the end of the creak
and my friend, somethin pulled him down and holded him down and he couldnt get up.
and there was a dead dog there with his body cut open and his tail chopped off.

So be careful!
that bridge dangerous!

pedro soto says:

March 7, 2008, 12:07 am

oh my fukn god i just
went today just got bak and that **** is real
i swear to god i put that on my mom i got pictures
and u could see her face but im gettn chills right now really though just go and check it out and if u dont belive look me up on myspace i will have the pics but im being for real i was so scared and then the car died on us and after we pushed it off the bridge it started then the wind picked up and my friend almost fell of it cuz in the bottom there are openings and he went down but to tell u the truth do not go itz to scary at first we were like mann that **** was weak then we went back to the pics then we got scared my brother went into shock but yea we r praying right now cuz he is so scared but do not go and if u do go take a camera and take alot of pics then go bak and zoom on all aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
i just blinked and saw her face oh my god im leaving awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha

nick says:

March 15, 2008, 6:35 am

Ya know, who cares about the story and the specifications of what happened to her. Isn’t the question whether or not she’s/them are real.And Debi, damn are you obessessed with this.You don’t have to constantly remind readers you were supposedly family members with the deceased, even IF you are.The reak hauntings are in Stahl Kansas.Finally, if people took pictures and ****, why don’t you post them with a link for the skeptics, like myself.I’d like to see orbs and ghostly figures.I’d believe when i see but i’m not saying it’s not real.It’s like aliens or bigfoot.

mo-mo says:

March 29, 2008, 1:59 pm


jackie says:

April 26, 2008, 4:00 pm

no! i went there last week and me and a few friends were bored so we decided to go underneath it and there was a terrible smell and all of the sudden we saw some thing walking twards us, we though it was a deer but it was way too loud and way too big then we freaked and tried to go back up as fast as we could. we got to our cars but my friend that was with me said that he felt something grab his leg, we thought he was kidding, till the next day he had sprained the same ankel. i thought it was creepy. but the freaky part is, is that i didnt think it was true that your car wouldnt start if you parked on the bridge, well think again…ya didnt start for about 10 minutes. we just grabed my ipod and listened to jesus music and prayed. Till this day i am scared to go back but if you want a good rush, thats the place to go. but i recommend you bring an extra pair of underwear and cigarettes because you will really be freaking out. but she will not touch you or hurt you physically, she will just freak you out!

Tiff says:

May 23, 2008, 4:34 pm

Which ghost story is really true?

Amy says:

May 28, 2008, 4:56 pm

My friends and I went out there one time when we were in High School, I am 25 now and currently live in Valley Center, at the time we all lived in Wichita. We didn’t have too much happen, however our phones faded, not the signal but the display which is weird and so did the car headlights. It was pretty cold and windy, but not off the bridge. We were on the cement bridge to start but then we decided to go over to the ruins of the old bridge. After looking around a while we decided to leave, but couldn’t find one of the people who was with us, nothing mysterious happened so don’t get excited he was just trying to scare us. We went back to the car and then I saw a figure standing in the doorway of this farm house, the man was holding a shot gun. This is not a joke or my imagination, he came out of his house and pointed it at my now brother-in-law. Scared the **** out of us and needless to say we have never been back. By the way on the way back into town the police pulled us over. So be careful going out there as to not disturb the people who do currently live there. We were not destructive or anything but apparently we made him mad. If it is haunted we didn’t stick around long enough to find out.

Roy says:

June 19, 2008, 12:09 pm

ok so last night me my brother my girl and my sister inlaw went to theorosas bridge and i swear i seen something almost like an orbe go from one tree top to another of the creek well ok so i have heard of i plave near mcpherson and lyons where you can park on the street and two ghosts will walk up to your car does anyone know where it is? or where anywhere else close to wichita that is haunted is i really need to see ghosts please email me of any place

Josie says:

June 27, 2008, 1:40 pm

The story i heard about her is different….

A long time ago a lady named Thearosa had a baby. The baby was not white and her town threatened to chase her out of town if she did not get rid of the baby so she put the baby in a sack and throw it over the bridge. When she realized what she had done it was to late. She tried and tried to find the baby but never did. She swore she would find and so now she haunts the bridge, looking for the baby she lost

Josie says:

June 27, 2008, 1:41 pm

The story i heard about her is different….

A long time ago a lady named Thearosa had a baby. The baby was not white and her town threatened to chase her out of town if she did not get rid of the baby so she put the baby in a sack and throw it over the bridge. When she realized what she had done it was to late. She tried and tried to find the baby but never did. She swore she would find and so now she haunts the bridge, looking for the baby she lost.

unknown says:

July 6, 2008, 2:19 am

Theorosa is the name of the bridge people! it was named by a farmer that owned it before it burnt down. The bridge was later known as 109th street bridge. The name of the lady that threw her baby off the bridge is Rosemarie not Theorosa!

Sue says:

July 14, 2008, 3:17 am

okay i went to the 109th st bridge on 7/13 which was on sunday with a big group of friends. Based on all the comments i have read in this website, i don’t know whether i went to the right bridge. We drove all the way from wichita and we went to the 1st bridge which was located between 109th St and N Meridian St. Imagine you are on N Meridian St, and once you see 109th St, turn to your left and you will see the bridge with a lot of paintings on the bridge. Okay I don’t think I am going to elaborate here more because I need to write down my experience in my blog. If you wanna know more, you can click on my nick that will lead to my website. I will leave a comment again. Be right back!!

Sue says:

July 24, 2008, 6:14 am

I have just finished writing my blog on theorosa’s bridge and i have divided this story into 3 parts. Feel free to view my blog at
You can see more pictures on the bridge since it’s hard to find any pics of the bridge in the internet.

Amanda says:

July 26, 2008, 7:02 pm

I’ve been there… There is nothing out there but an old bridge in Valley Center nothing scary about it.

Charles says:

July 28, 2008, 4:55 pm

I am a communication engineer and programmer and I am interested in joining a professional team to scientifically investigate this and other sites in the area. I would also appreciate detailed location information about the cemetery location and the location near Lyons and McPerson mentioned above as they are in my neck of the woods.

Lance says:

August 19, 2008, 3:03 am

I went when I was a kid and there is something not right about the place. Best I know how to describe it is a sense of dread. We went of an evening and we called out three time to her (taunting her, asking her why she killed her baby) and then the noises began and this intense feeling of making a mistake came over us. We ran out of there as fast as you can imagine. I always feel like we provoked something never feel good about what we did that night, when I think back. You go there and you will see what I mean, most of my friends have been once.

andrew says:

August 23, 2008, 10:07 pm

hey i went to the bridge lastnite with bout 10 of my friends and we walked down to the real bridge and said the whole baby thing three times and nothing happened.But my 3 of my friends went dowwn ther before and took pics during day and had a orb on his head im not sure wut to believe if its real or not becuz nothing happened on the bridge wen we went down there.

wbldr2000 says:

September 12, 2008, 2:47 pm

I went to this bridge in the late 70s 3 times. The real bridge is on private property. The first time, the skeptic I was, was a Friday night and a full moon. We parked on a dirt road leading up to the burned out bridge. I sat there on top of the remaining structure for a couple of hours and nothing happened. I though it was just a good “ghost” story. So I shared it with a couple friends who became very curious. On my next trip we drove up to the structure and turned the car around. Saved alot of walking. My friend and I got out of the car for only a few minutes. We heard some strange noises so we got back in. We sat there for a few minutes and then heard the sound of water lapping against the shore. Only the noise was coming from the trunk area of his hatchback. I asked if he had any liquid in there and he said no. By this time my girlfriend was on the back seat floor under covers crying hysterically. we knew it was time to leave. After leaving the property the noise ceased immediately. We went back to the barracks (yes, I was in the AF). We shared a couple beers and talked about our experience and my friend went to his room. Suddenly, my girlfriend became hysterical and unresponsive. She kept warning me if I ever went back “they” would get me. Who would get me I asked. She said, “the indians”. OK, so now I’m concerned and want a witness. I get my buddy out of his room and he’s freaked sking his head. I don’t know what to do…I don’t know what to do. Sudddenly, she snaps out of it and doesn’t recall anything. The next day I’m at work and she calls seemingly happy. She met a stranger (an old man) who gave her a medallion of a guardian angel to watch over her. Several hours pass and she calls back upset again. She talls me that the face of the angel on the medal looks like a skull. So, I ask her to meet me with the medallion. She does and the face appears like a skull. I sit her down in a chair and have her close her eyes. I talk with her and while we are speaking I silently break the chain, holding the medallion, between my legs. The moment it breaks she breaks into hysterics asking me if I just broke the chain. She told me she never heard me break the chain but was overwhelmed by a great sense of fear. Now I’m freaked. I call a pries t for some spiritual guidance. The long and short was—stay away. Several weeks passed and the story had made it rounds. A few brave souls sought to go out to the bridge again. My friends answer from my second visit – no way. I took them – showed them where to go. As for me I wasn’t quite ready to face that again.

Kimm says:

September 25, 2008, 3:30 pm

Hey all,
I read here the other day about someone saying the real bridge was over in or by Haysville, meaning that VC doesn’t even have the real bridge, can someone help me out. I am sure I am sure I read that here, please email me by Sat. am we are fixing to go soon. ty and hagn Kimm

pookie says:

October 11, 2008, 3:16 pm

i’m going tonight….i’ve heard stories..but..seeing is believing…perhaps i’ll see you there….

pookie says:

October 11, 2008, 3:21 pm

i’m going tonight….every one talks about horrible things that happened…but yet i’ve never heard one story that was horrible….or one that is plausible….if she drowns people….give me names of the drowned…perhaps i will see you there…

Kimm says:

October 11, 2008, 6:57 pm

there is nothing scary about the bridge I went there two weeks ago, we took pics, and it was actually very calm and peaceful nothing scary happened. Our car started right up, our keys didn’t disappear, we didn’t hear nothing or see anything but trees, water, and the bridge.
Hagn Kimm

pookie says:

October 12, 2008, 2:12 pm

went last night about 10 p.m. stayed til 1.a.m nothing happened no smelly dead dog no indian woman speaking english …no baby…no lost keys…no loss of cell phone…no change of weather…it was a waste of 3 hours….said the chant….5 times about having thearosa baby….nothing….pehaps she took the night off ’cause of laringitis?? or perhaps she found her baby after 100 years…..what kind of indian was she??? an english speaking one of course…. and if she played pranks on cars…….come on…..and just who did she kill…what horrible stuff does a ghost do??? shes come aloooong way in 100 years….if shes soo smart…why does she look for a dead 100 year old baby??? give me a break…are we as witch-i-tans that we have to elaborate on a fake story???

D White says:

October 13, 2008, 12:05 am

I was born and raised in valley along with my older brothers.We lived there in late 60’s thru seventys.I have known this story all my life and I am 40 years old.One of my brothers have told me since the day it happened how they went out on a church bus in the 70’s and stopped on the bridge.he said the preacher got out and said a message and a lady in a bright light came up the river bank thru the trees they got on the bus and took out,as the bus left he said he saw her come across the bridge and went on top of the bus.he said you could see the light for a little bit as they drove away.I also heard a story where years ago a cop looked over the bridge and he got scratched down his face with fingernails.There should be a group of people that were on that bus if this is true,and records of a cop bieng scratched.

Dragonlady says:

October 17, 2008, 11:10 am

My sons went to the bridge last year and didn’t tell me. They drove my car on it. It died and they had to push it off the bridge and have it jump started. This was on a Friday night. Hubby had to replace the battery Saturday. Had to have the car towed in on Monday and found out that some sensors had gone bad.
The mechanic said that shouldn’t happen at all.
Coincidence or Theorosa? You decide.
By the way – the boys said that if they go to the bridge this year, it’ll be in their friends’ cars.

ashton says:

October 17, 2008, 11:54 am

One time she haunted my grandma’s friend but i don’t know his name when he was riding his four wheeler with his friend the friend’s four wheeler was not starting up but they ran to there car and got a couple of friends but when they got there there fourwheeler started up but when they were down under the bridge they saw somebody and that is when they ran to there car.

Dude says:

October 17, 2008, 6:41 pm

So….. I heard that Thearosa worked at Victoria’s Secrets. One night after work on her way home…. She was wearing some of the “products” and one of the ghetto bangers with his pimped out ride and bling-bling wheels, flagged her down on the bridge. She stopped and got out of the car to see if he needed some help. He stole her baby that was made of gold. She was so angry about it that she crawled under the bridge and still awaits for the ghetto banger to come back with her golden baby.

Don’t ever cross the bridge with a ghetto car and bling-bling wheels. She’ll throw your car off the bridge! FoShizzle.

rachael says:

October 18, 2008, 9:57 pm

you dont know what the **** your talking about leave her alone theres some dumasses that dont know what there ******* talking about fuking jackass

rachael brutchin says:

October 18, 2008, 9:59 pm

you dont know what the **** your talking about leave her the **** alone dumass stupid jackass

rachael brutchin says:

October 18, 2008, 10:04 pm

leave her the **** alone you dont know what the **** your taklking about jackas realy come on that pathetic man yall some dome ***

Jo says:

October 25, 2008, 6:26 pm

I never been to this bridge or heard about it till I went to a websight looking up haunted places in Kansas, I was wondering the EXACT directions to it. There’s also a place in Ark City about an hour from Wichita it’s called Spooky Hollow. It’s a really creepy place it has two grave yards there. One you can only go in during the day one you can’t go in at all because it’s so haunted.I’ve been in the one you can only go in during the day but i’ve gone in there at night. I’ve seen things and heard things. We threw a ciggarette bud down and something hit the truck very hard. My friend went out of the truck by himself and was grabbed very hard. Some people say you can see a old man smoking a cigarette by the tree. But anyways, that’s not all about Spooky Hollow. There’s places out there called “CRY BABY BRIDGE, DEVILS WALLS, SNAKE HILL” When I went on Cry Baby Bridge my friend said he saw a woman in the back ground and heard axes hitting trees. Another told me he stopped in the Devils Walls and heard chains on the hood. There’s also a 90degree turn out there that supposely at exactly 1:10am your car will die because along time ago abunch of teens wrecked there going to fast and died. But if you can give me the EXACT ways to get to this bridge OR want to know more about Spooky Hallow email me make sure you put something about ghosts or Spooky Hallow on it so I don’t erase it. Kay thanks.=]

SB says:

October 26, 2008, 5:49 pm

It is the one in Valley Center. I live there and have gone there a couple of times with my friends. I have heard some pretty scary stories about what happens there, but have not personally experienced anything happening.

ron says:

October 30, 2008, 12:29 am

you all realy want to know the true story? Between the 1840’s and 1870’s a spanish 14 year old young woman at the time (average age) to be married got in the family way. father did not approve and mother being both woman and spanish did not have any say-so. Father which was from europe hated native americans went to kill father and did.The fathers tribe then took vengence and killed baby by skalping father of baby first then drowning baby and then she through depresion hung herself!!

theorosasbabydaddy says:

November 1, 2008, 1:01 pm

It’s on google street maps! Just go west on 109th it’s the first bridge over jesters creek. With all the graffiti. We went last night, on Halloween. It was crawling with loosers. It was very lame. But generally creepy out there in the middle of bumblefuck kansas

jasmin harnden says:

November 19, 2008, 11:19 pm

the real story is that her dad was the chief of the indian tribe. thearosa had a baby by a white soldier and the dad didnt like it. so he tried to kill the baby. she ran from him down the river and kissed her baby good bye. she eternaly waslks the river looking for her baby.

Edan says:

January 7, 2009, 11:57 pm

it’s easier if you just go north on 135 toward salina, take a right on take exit 19 for 101st Street, go left on 101st Street for about 2.5 miles, turn right at N. Meridian and go about a mile, then turn left at 109th Street and it’ll be just after that.

Brandy says:

February 9, 2009, 2:59 am

I used to live about a mile and a half from the bridge. I went over it at least twice a day every day. The old bridge is up the creek a bit. Several years ago on halloween I went up there with a bunch of people, we stood on some concrete that went through the water and all said “Thearosa where is your baby?” We didn’t really see anything so we started to walk out. On the way out I saw lots of little orb type things, but that was it. Another time I was going home with my sister and you had to go over the bridge to get to our house. We were going slow over the bridge and out of no where, about in the middle of the bridge, my sisters truck died. It wouldn’t restart for anything. We pushed it off the bridge out of the way to go home, and I decided to try one last time and it started right up. We sped across the bridge and went home. The cops tend to watch the bridge a lot though. So if you go up there don’t be surprised if the cops come out and tell you to leave.

Patrick says:

March 24, 2009, 9:54 pm

The only thing haunting Wichita are ugly people. Wichita sucks. That’s all.

Kris says:

April 17, 2009, 4:00 pm

Where is the bridge at? I want to go there and see Thearosa on her bridge

Jess says:

June 16, 2009, 9:38 pm

that bridge has been set on fire soo many time why do they save it? and ALL the stories you guys just said are FALSE!!!!!

Nick says:

August 12, 2009, 12:14 am

Me and my friends went out there the other night. We didnt really think it was haunted. Just another story.. but we were wrong. WAY wrong. We drove out to the bridge and said “thearosa i have your baby” 3 times, nothing happened. We drove across the bridge and came back around and stopped on the bridge again, and said it again 3 times and saw a white light off into the wooded area near the bridge and drove off pretty scared. We drove away about 5 miles and decided to go back. We stopped in the middle of the bridge and said it again. 9 times. We started hearing a lady crying or screaming (couldnt really tell) and we put the truck in reverse and spun out backwards and did a 360 and almost went into a ditch, my friends foot wasnt on the pedel. The truck shut off and wouldnt start for around 3-5 minutes. When it did finally start we left and didnt look back.

shorty316 says:

August 13, 2009, 9:37 pm

i just wont to say i dont belive it in i stay in wichita
but i will find out to night if any thing happens i will let you no. but i do no of a place over by the indain center in the back of cowtown now thats true in creeps me out

Ann says:

August 24, 2009, 12:00 pm

It is true. Me and my friends went. I stepped out of the car said Thersoa i have your baby 3 times. Nothing happened at first then I saw a black shape coming towards me. Jumped in the backseat saw a black shape against the window and after we drove off we stopped at a gas station saw handprints going down towards the trunk. And on the trunk their were more handprints. I believe she is there.

waasd says:

August 24, 2009, 4:17 pm

i did the same thing!!!! we said the words and there is the shadow craping up to my car!!!my friend swere so scard, so we grove the car right past her!!!!! try it!!!

judy says:

September 9, 2009, 1:13 pm

hey shorty 316 i live by cowtown…i walk my dogs there every day…tell me more about it being haunted……judy

Michelle says:

September 25, 2009, 5:22 pm

I was there in the 70’s when the original bridge was there. I spent enough evenings out there to believe in this haunting. I have seen bushes move with no one there, cars refusing to start, handprints,unexplained claw marks on my friends back. I also went to the original site of her house again in the 70’s.
Sorry I’m a believer

pookie007 says:

October 25, 2009, 7:39 pm

my husband and i; and, 3 others went last night.we got there right at nighttime. we walked acrossed the first concrete, grafetti, bridge on 109th st.and s meridian. nothing happened,until we got on the north side of the bride. my friend called out “thearosa”,she did this 3 times, i was infront of her and i heard a baby cry. for just a second. thinking that the friend made that crying sound, i hurriedly turned around ready to bust her. about that time the wind started to blow, making the air quite cold. the sound of the water, got louder, and something touched my husband’s hand..i was the only one who heard the baby…

Sarah says:

October 27, 2009, 12:10 pm

its stupid. its all in your head. i have a friend that lives out by there and they never see anything or hear anything. i pretty much just made up.

Forsaken says:

October 29, 2009, 8:15 pm

this place is freaky!! when we all got back in the car we could all feel someone in with us. when you look over the bridge, into the water, you can see weird objects in the water. my friend kept saying “I’ve got you’re baby! come get your baby!” he tripped and almost fell into the water. GO TO THE BRIDGE IT’S A BLAST!!!!

pookie007 says:

October 30, 2009, 11:57 am

sarah…just because YOU dont believe doesnt mean other people havent experience something….it sounds like you have never been there…perhaps your too scared to go….what i have experience and other people also,is dont come here preaching how stupid it is…

JC says:

November 22, 2009, 12:35 am

Who cares what the real story is. No one knows the REAL story. I have been there once, nothing happened. All I saw was the work of retard teens, stoners and drunks, making a mess of a very nice place. What kind of idiots go to a bridge, with spray paint? I am not going to say that the place isn’t haunted, I am going to say that nothing happened while I was there. Another thing. Where do/did some of you people go to school? Do they not teach proper spelling and grammer anymore? My 6 year old can spell better than alot of you. Anyway, the bridge is worth a try, I guess, but professional investigators have already deemed the bridge to be nothing more than legend.

Thearosa says:

January 12, 2010, 4:17 pm

This is true, my children…DO NOT FOOL ME! If you tell me you have my child, I will ATTACK YOU! Do NOT underestimate me.

rainy says:

January 19, 2010, 12:31 am

When I was about 10 we went to the bridge did the saying and it is true, the car was running and then just shut off, there were 5 of us girls we did not want to get out. After several attempts to start the car we finally decided to get out and to try to push it. At the end of the bridge you could see a faint white outline of a woman we were so scarred we all jumped back into the car. After sitting for about an hour the car finally started it would not move forward only backwards off the bridge. We never went back. I do not believe in provoking any kind of activity such as that.

sindy says:

January 24, 2010, 7:47 am

1/24/2010 on january 17th I took my niece and 12 of her 12 yr old friends out to the bridge. The girls said Theorosa we have your baby 5 times and heard nothing. But they were doing alot of senseless screaming and moving around. But my friend and I took pics. We got ALOT OF ORBS on the south side of the bridge but nothing on the North side.
Then tonight I decided to take my 15 yr old and 2 friends thinking I was just going to scare the **** out of them. I first drove them all the way down the road to show them this really cool house then drove back to the bridge parked my van facing East on the road not the bridge itself. left it running with the lights on facing the bridge. we walked up to the bridge was there mabe 2 min and heard crunching sounds in the tall grass on the North side of the bridge. I then said Theorosa we have your baby 5 times right at the end of the 5th time my van lights went off of coarse we hauled **** out of there and I had to start the van when I left it running with the lights on. This is a protected place please be careful and god bless

junior says:

January 27, 2010, 2:07 pm

i have heard noices there the weather appers to be different but never seen her

fanikwa says:

March 20, 2010, 6:19 pm

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Josh says:

March 25, 2010, 1:23 am

The bridge is at 109 st and Merdian in Valley Center

Alixandria Garrett says:

April 20, 2010, 10:09 am

I live in Kansas city,ks and i think it’s in whichita though i dont know!

Plop says:

April 25, 2010, 2:19 pm

It’s on the corner of Meridian and 109th street in Valley Center.

valleygirl class of 76 says:

April 29, 2010, 8:31 pm

the original bridge is no longer there hasn’t been for years I saw/felt her presence back in the 70’s and yeah there were lots of strange things happen there and a lot of good drug and alcohol parties there so believe what you will it was cool back then and actually the replacement bridge is west of meridian on 109th.

Vinny Rodriguez says:

May 2, 2010, 5:56 pm

Hey I been out there twice now 1st time we got ran out by the cops! 2nd time we walked up a trail north of the bridge. took photos and did some EVP work. nothing came out in pictures but some questionable things did come up in the playbacks of the recordings! Possibly a child cry. We will be back there tonight doing a follow up with more EVPs and hopefully better Video and pictures! please e-mail me if u have pictures or know of any other places worth checking out! Thank you!

Jeff s says:

June 25, 2010, 5:24 pm

dont believe it

damon greer says:

June 29, 2010, 2:28 am

the 109th street bridge is not thearosa’s bridge, look that area up on google maps and look at the creek you will notice a bend in the creek south of the bridge and it is just past that if you look southwest standing on the bridge there is a farmers field and a tree line the bridge is at the end of the southwest field in the southwest corner they tore it down just a bunch of broken up rock and rusty green iron in a semi shallow part of the creek

luci says:

July 1, 2010, 10:51 pm

what was wrong with that lady why would she kill her own kids was she being controld by some demon or something anyway this is my nickname for the women:CRAZY LADY or A *****.

michelle says:

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Julie Stoughton says:

September 12, 2010, 12:56 pm

I went to the bridge last night. My experience was extreme sorrow. Her energy force is still there. Very sorrowful. Visitors there looking for excitement make her very sad. Put yourself in her place for one moment. She loved this baby. She was in love with the babys father. She never wanted to hurt her baby. She wanted for the baby and herself to be free. Everyone does things in their life when they look back then realizing it was a horrible mistake. If you visit this place, visit with different eyes, knowing what a terrible tragedy happened here.

him8nz says:

September 21, 2010, 10:27 pm

Hi everyone! I LOVE scary stories! I live in Salina KS. and want to get away for the weekend with my guy. I would LOVE to visit a scary place in or near Wichita KS. Would greatly appreciate any assit/info…please and thank you!!!!

Darrian B says:

October 3, 2010, 10:03 pm

ive been out to this bridge and the story is soo ture!! we all seen here its is in vallycenter down a lonq dirt road the st is Amidon but it ended up leading to nothing but dirt and its in the middle of no where i have seen here!.

Ashley Jacob says:

October 11, 2010, 5:06 am

I was having sex on this bridge while calling out her name and sum water started spraing me and him we then put our cloths back on and my thong was no were to b found

Jo in wichita says:

October 12, 2010, 10:47 pm

Thearosaâ??s Story
I do not know if this is the true story but this is what I have heard.
Thearosa was an early pioneer woman who settled with her husband near the creek. One day while her husband was away (the story does not say where he was) Thearosaâ??s homestead was attacked by Indians. She took her three children and ran to the creek to hide. When she realized that she could not escape she drowned her children and then was killed.
My husband has been there many times and has seen the blue/green orb of Thearosa and has had his car stall on the old bridge many times. He said that if you stand on the old bridge and tell Thearosa you have her children she will come to you. He says that the last time he was there that the bridge is no longer there. There is a new concrete bridge there but the old one was lying in a farm field. He also said that the foundation that is out there is not Thearosaâ??s as they did not use concrete for foundations back then, well not in homesteads.

danny says:

October 13, 2010, 4:19 pm

I agree but the worst haunted house is in Mcpherson Kansas called Forest of Horrors. A rip off

Kathy says:

October 15, 2010, 7:35 pm

That is too funny.

William Widener says:

October 22, 2010, 1:47 am

My buddy and I went to the bridge a year or two ago. We decided to take my camera and his viseo recorder. His recorder was fully charged. Once on the bridge, his camera went dead in about one minute. I was provoking her by just saying things like, “Thearosa, we have your baby”. All the while I’m snapping pictures with my camera. It was I think in November. Not a really cold night, but, on that bridge it was ice cold in some spots, not all. Got the camera back to my computer hooked it up, and, about crapped myself. In the picture you can clearly see a woman, a baby, and, multiple faces. It was all in some sort of weird mist, that was not there when I was taking pictures. Very creep. We went back one more time and saw nothing

lola says:

October 27, 2010, 10:49 pm

ive been to the bridge twice the first time w my cuzin and her bf and another guy friend only my cuzin nd her bf got out of the car i was scared and the other guy didnt want 2leave me by myself my cuzin came back screaming (i dnt kno y i havent asked her nd we stopped talking)… the 2nd time i wanted 2walk around but the guy i was w had other plans nd we saw a truck pass by w alota teenagers partying so we agreed we’d go another night when there aren’t really ppl but we havent gone we lost touch……..i want to go this weekend ima have sum guyfriends go w me i really want to stay there and see if i see something i really want some girls to go w us or just me and a group of girls cuz i really want 2get scared i love the way it feels wen ur scared and ur adrenalines rushing……. and if there are anygirls out there that want to go drink are brave and are outgoing email me at

ashley says:

November 4, 2010, 6:05 pm

i still live in wichita and i never had heard about this bridge but like now that i know trust me im never going by it ever seriously

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..

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 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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