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White Lick Creek

Danville, Indiana

While this railroad trestle was being constructed, an Irishman fell into a vat of hardening concrete, and suffocated The original bridge was torn down and replaced, but sightings of the man are continuously reported.

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alex says:

June 21, 2006, 2:08 am

This bridge is next to the Kroger in Danville. It is very creepy at night. When the wind is blowing in the right direction, the bridge will moan.

Anon. says:

September 22, 2006, 2:53 am

Actually Alex, the place where the worker fell into the concrete is right over white lick creek in Avon park.I myself have been in the bridge and smoked pot in it many many times,nothing scary ever happens there,only pot smoking.


anon says:

October 2, 2006, 10:50 pm

i like to poop my pants

Sami says:

October 16, 2006, 2:19 pm

WOW!!!! All my life I had heard of this story. I never thought it was true because my older cousins liked to pick on me and they are the ones that told me. I find it amazing to learn that it’s real.

Michelle says:

November 6, 2006, 7:57 pm

Actually the bridge in Avon that you are talking about is the haunted bridge and it isn’t even cement. It is steel. Different bridge, different story. And yes lots of pot smoking and not scary. But you also need to believe and it is a little hard to be serious when you are stoned.

misstake says:

July 20, 2007, 10:25 am

Hey, I do most of my best ghost hunting while im high…..but i also do believe in the stuff so that prob helps out some

Kris says:

September 4, 2007, 11:58 pm

Pot Heads!

amanda says:

November 1, 2007, 10:44 pm

First of all it seems two stories are getting mixed up. The bridge in Avon was the one the guy fell into and died when he was buried alive. It is believed by some that you can hear him scream as he is falling down to his death. The bridge in Danville (behind Kroger)was said to be haunted by a woman carrying a baby. she was walking the track when a train came down the track and she had nowhere to go so she jumped hitting the bottom of the creek below. She and herbaby were both killed.sometimes on a foggy night you can hear the train whistle blow and the blood crurling sream of the young woman along with the crying infant. I ought to know I lived there my whole life as well as my grandparants who told the story to me. Not to mention the night I was there to witness it for myself. That was one night I will NEVER forget

Dallas says:

November 4, 2007, 5:56 pm

I drive under the danville bridge a few times a day everday and have lived just a few miles from it my whole life cool place very creepy looking but I have never been there at night but being a local i don’t go because of the local Danville police Department small town to many cops not enough crime and the fire station is less than 100 yds from the bridge its pretty easy to get ran off by someone and i no there isn’t a pothead out there that wants a run-in with local cops

Donna says:

November 5, 2007, 12:18 pm

My brother and I are avid ghost hunters and have traveled to different haunted sights in Indiana. We made 2 trips to White Lick Creek over the summer of 2007. We believe that the surrounding woods are more haunted than the bridge itself. Evidence collected during our first journey found some very crazy things in our digital photos including eerie faces (one of the devil) in the background. During our second trip, we caught several EVP’s, a few of which answered our questions through the forest. Very interesting and haunted INDEED! It’s a trip worth taking again so for all of you fellow ghost hunters, take a trip down the different trails! You won’t be disappointed!!!

whocares says:

May 28, 2008, 6:36 pm

Ok, seriously, if anyone cares….well, a woman that I am in contact with published this story in her book. The story of the worker falling into the cement goes like this:
The workers were working late one night to finish pouring the concrete before the next day’s shift. One of the workers lost his balance and fell of the undeveloped side of the bridge and became stuck in the pouring concrete. The concrete set too much for the other workers to get the poor man out. When the concrete had set, they realized that all that was left of the worker was an arm sticking out of the concrete. Forever posed in an obvious pose of anguish. The fingers were extended and barely bent, as if to grasp the nearest person or object. The workers, for lack of a better word, freaked. One came up with a saw and sawed off the protruding arm.

When people stop on the bridge, which is actually located in Mooresville, an arm is said to appear. On one late night, a group of teens stopped on the bridge and waited. Around a half hour later, the arm appeared. It came up to their windsheilds and just paused before each car. It finally settled on a Blue Ford. It was said to have knocked on the window, and then pointed to the couple that was in it.

A few weeks later there was a car accident. A couple in a Blue Ford lost control of their car and it began to flip out of control. As the car settled, a farmer that was harvesting his corn happened to see what had happened. He rushed over and happened to save the two before the car became engulfed in flames. The Blue Ford was the first of three cars to be pointed out in that year. All of the inhabitants were high school students, and one of the vehicle inhabitants were not lucky enough to live.

Harmony says:

June 3, 2008, 8:07 pm

that must be creepy for all the people i am only10 years old although i would try
to help the spirit pass on


cwebb says:

June 12, 2008, 10:37 pm

All I know is that there is some “killer” fishing in White Lick creek…been fishing there for years, and never had any weird experiences other than losing my cell phone in the creek because a snake swam right by me and freaked me out.

indyjeepman says:

August 8, 2008, 2:45 pm

All right kids. This is a part of local urban legends and folklore. There are probably a half dozen explanations for the so called hauntings, with some of the more popular ones showing up here. Not included are versions where a murderer escapes from Central State and makes his way to Danville or Avon, where a couple is parking at one of the bridges. The boyfriend hears some noises and investigates, not to return. In various versions the killer had a hook for a hand or used an ax, and was found on top of the car roof in the morning by investigating sheriffs deputies or the dismembered hook was found buried into the sheet metal of the car when the girlfriend got frightened and drove home, leaving her already butchered boyfriend behind. Other versions have a Chinese immigrant worker falling into the concrete mix, and still others have the entombed worker’s face being partially visible in the concrete surface to this day. The version with the woman and child has been told that she killed her unwanted baby by throwing him off of the bridge, also.

The main bridges in question are Twin Bridges in Danville behind the fire station, which lies in a depression and is very eerie looking on many nights due to the the fog which rises and collects due to topography and the concrete bridge off of the road by the softball diamonds in Avon, which also is eerie looking at night for similar reasons. The one in Mooresville is a newer story, which I had not heard yet. I am almost 50 years old and did some thorough investigating of the sites some 25-30 years ago and never saw too much of anything other than hobos, which used to frequent the bridges when the interior compartments were not blocked off. In the bottom of each arch is a hollow room, where they used to stay as the the temperature inside remained livable year round. My sister, who is ten years older than I am, did the same when she was young, with the same outcomes. BTW, before someone flames me for being a non believer, I have lived in one documented haunted house in Bloomington, which unfortunately no longer stands and I do believe in supernatural occurrences.

If you really want to find a real spooky place here in Indy, try the old Westlake house at the Northeast corner of 465 and 10th. St., which can be gotten to by turning north on the first street east of the interstate. This was the home of the original owners of the Westlake drive-in theater and of the pool complex which used to be located where Westlake apartments are now standing. The home was sold for them to build a new one, which now has been demolished. Since they moved, several owners have lived there and vacated due to strange goings on. It is now occupied by an architectural or engineering firm, I believe. Also, Hanna house is another home with some verified crazy stuff going on over the years.

Jason says:

October 15, 2008, 1:41 am

I have lived in Hendricks county all my life and have visited both the Avon and the Danville bridges. I have not seen or heard anything odd or supernatural going on. I am very much interested in the paranormal but not sure where to go.

I was wondering if any local Danville residents has any information about the old mental hospital sitting waaaay up on the hill right as you’re coming into Danville heading west on 36? It’s up on a hill to your right and it looks fairly old. I wonder how old it really is and if in fact there have been any strange things going on.

If anyone has any information please reply to this thread. I was born in Danville and have always wondered what the deal was with this place.
Thank you.

nick jordan says:

October 20, 2008, 3:45 pm

went out to the twin bridges the other night,and recorded about 20 minutes on my mini digital recorder. left thinking the trip was a waste of time because nothing spooky happened at all, but when i got home and listened to the recording i was shocked to find 7 audible evps. the only one that i am 100% sure of what it is saying is a voice saying “you’re dead” in the middle of a conversation about sylvia lykens. not sure if they were talking about her or threatining me. to anyone else going to investigate, i would recommend takeing some kind of audio recording device. go sit on top of the bridge and ask some questions. i bet if you listen closely to your recording you will get some weird answers. also, we went on the night of a full moon, so that may have helped.

Janet says:

October 28, 2008, 12:59 am

Hey Jason I was also wandering when someone would say something about that mental place. I am also from Danville. As far as I know and from what I was told there is a tunel from the mental hospital to the court house. Not in use any more of course. The mental hospital was at one time a jail from what I was told. I love ghost stories and do believe in the supernatural. I’m sorry I don’t know anymore of that place but day or nite when you look at it while driving by it is SCARY!!!!! The bridge thing I used to go to both of the birdges in Danville all of the time (the one in the park and by Kroger) I believe that there is something at both places. Just not sure what it is. For me I felt sadness like there was nothing else to do. I was told that the woman’s name was Mary but who really knows? I was also told that if you say her name three times in the mirror that you will see her. I tried it and nothing happened. The sad thing is that kids play tricks and people back in the day did not keep good records of any thing. So who really knows. And what about the house on old 36 as you go up the hill past the mental hospital across the street way in the back. It might not be there anymore. My Grandma told me that a really evil man had lived there and killed his family. I asked her if she knew him and she said she didn’t want to talk about it anymore. And we never did. So does anyone have any info on that old place. That’s what I was looking for when I found this. And is the Jr. High really haunted? I know at one time the far end was a collage. You know the really old part. We were told in Jr. High that it was. But is it? I wouldn’t be surprised. I do know where you can see ghosts in pictures that are in a public place. And is so cool!!! That’s if they are still there, and the pictures are of the Danville Court House long time ago.

Rich says:

April 13, 2009, 6:39 pm

I myself went to Danville schools and lived there most my life.. I’ve always wondered about the Mental Place on the hill.. does look creepy. And yes the Jr. High is Haunted. If you look at the building you can see on the right side were the old original building stands.. The basement down there has wierd feelings at times like your being watched (its the old gym). One of the teachers sons reportedly saw a ghostly image that was cleaning the back stairs to the old gym. I’ve had to be there a couple times when I had forgot things at school and I would get a watched feeling. I don’t know if it is still in there but there used to stand a painting of Mr. Hargrave himself

Lois Hatfield says:

April 18, 2009, 10:44 am

I was a teenager in the 50’s and the haunted bridge we went to was not the one by Kroger but the one on the road that goes past the ballfield off us 36. We had always heard that a man fell in while the cement was being poured and his saw was still sticking out of the cement. A group of us went up into the bridge one night and I did see with my own eyes a old rusty saw sticking out of the cement. I don’t believe in ghosts but it was scary and I did see the saw. Also my grandmother who was born about 1896 went to Hargrave Hall which used to be a college. I have her graduating class from there and also her report card. Only had to go a short time to become a teacher, thinking about giving the things I have of hers from Hargrave Hall to the Danville historical society. I want to go into Hargrave Hall sometime.

Harley says:

May 31, 2009, 8:03 am

I was born in 1959 and moved to Danville in 1963 where I grew up. I lived in the brick house on the corner of Gibson and North streets overlooking the park. Seems to be a little confusion of the hauntings in Danville from what I’ve grown up hearing. The origional jail was 1 block south of the southeast corner of the courthouse and yes there was a tunnel from it to the courthouse, I have seen the wall where it was filled in after electrical and plumbing was installed in it. The mental house on the hill as far as I recall has always been a retirement home funded by the county. Although, in the early ’90’s I worked for the town of Danville and was directed to take a truck to that building to haul away junk and upon entering the basement discovered small rooms resembling what at one time bars on the fronts of these rooms. I saw the rusted anchor points on the floors as well as on the walls of each of these rooms. Why those anchors were in those walls I can only guess. Growing up as a kid fishing in the old railroad pond as it was known just west of the twin bridges, (one steel, one concrete) behind the Kroger store I have camped out in the concrete one at night to have something to do before the next morning to collect the old glass insulators from the old power poles laying on the ground, collecting black raspberrys for mom to make pies as well as wild strawberries. I do know of the Tuberculosis sanitarium on the county road due north of the Avon bridge on the west side of that road that has several vertical pillars on the front porch. As for the railway worker falling in the concrete form, I doubt they would have left him in there because his body would have created a void in the form and directly effect the bridge structurally. I have heard of the woman and the baby but can’t recall the first time I heard it, probably 1967 or 1968. Before Parkridge addition above the park built in about 1972 or so there was a house that had been abandoned for years that was supposede to have been haunted because of a murder that had taken place in the 1940’s. As I recall that house had an old driveway accross the street from the Ford implement dealer on old US 36. I also happen to know there was a drowning in the park creek at the old site of the swinging bridge, due east of the tennis courts that gained local attention to the people skinny-dipping in the creek which led to the construction of the 1’st swimming pool in Danville where the liquor store sits now years before the Gill family donated money for the pool in it’s current location. One last interesting fact of this area, if you drive into the Conservation Club and walk south of the dam and look back at it, you’ll see it was a bridge years ago for the interurban owned by the Indianapolis Traction Company. The next bridge west is the popular one in the park.

Nice site here, I’ll stop by more often as I think of anything else.


luci says:

July 17, 2010, 7:18 pm

heeeeyyyyyyy i think that the place is hunted but also at the same time i dont belvie it

Shane says:

October 19, 2010, 9:37 pm

Yes the Jr. Is haunted and I went to school there for a year and a half. My friend has a picture of a ghost in a trench coat in the gym. It is creepy. Has anybody heard anything about the Danville high schools auditorium being haunted? I know people who have reported weird stuff in there. Hit me up if you know anything.

Brian says:

January 4, 2011, 11:48 pm

just to clear things up, all of the stories here are mixed, Twin Arch Bridge (the famous huanted bridge) is just off of Twin Arch rd., across from the old camp ground which is said to be haunted aswell, i have spent many nights up on this bridge with friends, we used to repel off of it, and yes we have seen many and heard many unexplainable things up there, but none of what i read here is about the true TWIN ARCH, please do more research before you go all into something you know nothing about! if anyone would like to know about more ghost sighting(pot smoking) spots in and around D-Ville hit me up-

Kelly Manning says:

March 26, 2011, 11:43 pm

I have some information about both places in Danville. I have lived in Lizton all my life, and visit Danville regularly. I am also interested in the supernatural, so I visited both bridges. I never seen or heard anything, although I was uneasy… But about the scary building on 136 by the jail, it isn’t some kind of “crazy house”. It’s more of a nursing home-like facility for people with no or low income persons. My mother-in-law works there and has for 15 years. She said the place isn’t scary at all and she has never seen or heard anything out of the ordinary, and none of her patients have ever made a comment of seeing or hearing anything weird? Just because the building is old and creepy looking, doesn’t make it haunted….or an insane asylum!

RyanIsDaMan says:

September 3, 2011, 9:18 pm

wassup dawgs. ive lived in Danville for like 12 years. i liv ovr by the old middle school (central normal campus, now). middle school is haunted by the old janitor, mr hargrave. hes in the basement gym. ive heard both stories about the bridge by kroger, the irish dude falling and the mom and baby story. ive climbed up in the bridge and it is creepy but nothing has happened. the graveyard next to old middle school is haunted by a fox. its not a ghost, just a fox. the ex mental hospital’s basement is haunted. i saw blood on one of the walls and heard a scream. then i ran back up the stairs. needless to say, the walls r clean when i went back in the day. u cant get in tho… my friends mom used to b a janitor there, thats how we got in.

CJ says:

October 18, 2014, 5:33 pm

This post is about the bridge in avon. Not some bridge in mooresville with floating severed arm that apparently in disgust, points at people driving blue fords. He must be a Chevy man.

Cs says:

September 13, 2015, 12:19 am


S. Winchester says:

April 28, 2016, 9:56 am

For anyone seriously curious keep reading. The original bridge was built in 1883 by the Big Four Railroad company; whats left of it is the cement remains that are located in Ellis Park behind the Playscape and White Lick Creek (You can still see some of the steel cables sticking out). It’s twin (the steel bridge by Kroger now) was finished in 1887. The Haunted Bridge is the one in the park, NOT by Kroger. There have been at least three recorded deaths at the Bridge: Irish immigrant “Dad Jones”, the mother and her child, and Laura Rudie in 2004.

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