For the month of October, I’m sharing spooky true stories from my families’ experiences with the other side. It’s all about bridges this week because I shared the Legends of White’s Bridge on Romance Magicians recently. If you get a spine-tingling thrill, leave a note to let me know. The point is to get you ready for Halloween. Muahahahaha………………..
When my grandfather was a young man, in the days of horses and buggies, he was courting. His aunt chaperoned his dates which were usually to church on Sunday evenings. On one memorable occasion, it was dark on the way home and when they got to the wooden bridge, the horse started acting up. My grandfather got off the carriage to calm the horse and when he did, he heard someone whistle. It was common to whistle for attention if help was needed.
My grandfather looked around and called out, “Yeah, what you need?”
No one answered, but the horse was still restless. My grandfather tried to lead the horse across the bridge, but the animal dug his heels in.
“Yeah, what you need? Are you having trouble?”
My grandfather finally took his coat off and put it over the horses head so he could lead them across the bridge. After that night, several people in the community reported hearing someone whistle when they crossed the bridge.
Years later, when the bridge was replaced with concrete, the area around it was disturbed and human remains were found. Bullet fragments were embedded in some of the bones. My grandfather believed the spirit belonging to the bones was trying to be discovered, so they could be properly laid to rest.
Have you ever heard a noise and turned to see no one there? Felt a draft on your neck or a tap on your shoulder when you were alone?