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Spook Bridge
Quitman, GA 31643

County: Brooks
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Every town has a legend, a ghost story that survives one generation after another, and Valdosta is no exception.

Lowndes and Brooks County meet along the Withlacoochee River, where an abandoned bridge stands--host to stories of star-crossed lovers, satanic worship and a cold-blooded murder.

The bridge, known as Spook Bridge, was not always such a scary place. According to Charles Arnold, electrical superintendent for Quitman, the bridge was probably built in the late teens or early %9120s. The Cunningham family owned the land, and the Blue Springs resort was located across the bridge at a train stop. The resort was a site that attracted tourists from all around Georgia, complete with Blue Hole, a natural spring, and cabins for the tourists to stay in.

Throughout the years, the bridge has been host to fun times as well as tragedy. According to Larry Cunningham, nephew of late land owner Walter Cunningham, a crash occurred on the bridge.

%93In the mid-40s, a gas truck crashed into the railing on the Brooks county side. The truck tore out 50 to 100 feet of railing,%94 Cunningham said. The railing was never repaired.

At least two drownings occurred at Blue Hole prior to 1970. %93There`s a tall Cyprus at the end of the spring,%94 Cunningham said. %93People have died after getting drunk and diving off the tree into the 15-ft diameter hole. If they made the hole, they were okay, but if they missed, the surrounding water was only about 4 feet deep.%94

A flood in the late %9140`s washed out the roads surrounding the bridge. In 1950, a new bridge opened in conjunction with Highway 84. Around 1970, Blue Hole dried up, ending the tourism, and the abandoned bridge began to take a life of its own.

%93In the early %9170s, everybody went down there,%94 Arnold said. %93Then about 20 years ago, satanic people started taking over.%94

Cunningham said, %93Around %9174 or %9175, graffiti started showing up, like pentagrams, and people began calling it Spook Bridge.%94

Legends began circulating about ghosts and satanic rituals occurring on the bridge.

%93I have heard at least two or three stories about Spook Bridge,%94 Dr. Kathleen Lowney, professor of sociology, said. %93The old house on the Brooks county side, a couple used to live there, the man went crazy and killed his wife. He, or she, I`ve heard both, haunt the bridge. The same couple, a different version goes, were out walking on the bridge and the man pushed the woman off the bridge. She haunts the bridge, trying to climb up out of the water.%94

Susan West, a Brooks county resident West Brook High School 1982 graduate recalls a different legend popular in her school days.

%93Supposedly a boy and girl who were dating were driving and their car went off the bridge,%94 West said. %93If you drove your car over the bridge, you could hear them beating on your hood.%94

Richard A. Chafin, Brooks County Sheriff, agrees the bridge possesses an element of peril, but for very real and dangerous reasons.

%93We patrol the abandoned roadway all the time,%94 Chafin said. %93We`ve had dozens of arrests there for trespassing. It`s a dangerous place and the bridge needs to be torn down.%94

According to Chafin, about a year and half ago, a murder occurred at the bridge.

%93A man was shot off the bridge, twice in the head, execution style,%94 Chafin said. %93We believe it was a drug deal gone bad.%94

Whether the bridge is host to ghosts or satanic rituals, one may never know. However, the legend of Spook Bridge lives on: in Valdosta schools, in the streets of Quitman, and perhaps at the abandoned bridge itself.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 8449     1/13/2008 3:44:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Where did you cutnpaste this from???

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 15216     7/10/2008 3:34:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i went their 2 weeks ago bridge itself pretty freaky but didnt see or hear anything unusual

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 16573     8/3/2008 5:14:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

My husband, I, and a friend of ours just visited this abandoned bridge last night/early this morning about 1:30 a.m. We had video and audio recording, as well as still pictures... We have recordings of two predominant voices. One said, "Go." Then as we were leaving, "They're coming..." and two more times as we were getting into the car, "Go. Go." The other voice seemed to mumble throughout our trek. Now, believe me, this was not any kind of hoax or such. We were skeptical going in, as well as very frightened. There was a very gut-wrenching feeling as we walked down the path to the actual bridge. We actually experienced more feeling and phenomenon on the way to and from the bridge through the woods than on the bridge itself. Our photos are littered with what seems to be varied sizes of orbs and many seem to have faces inside ranging from very saddened to angry looking. A few seemed to be children's faces. Now, I know you're thinking that there must have been something wrong with my lens or some other malfunction, but I'm telling you, I have three pictures of the same spot (because I was at the back of the line when we were headed back to the car, and I was SCARED, so I was just snapping pictures so the flash would light it up behind me so I could make sure nothing was following me) where the times read "1:20 a.m., 1:21 a.m., and 1:21 a.m." Now, the first picture had nothing unusual in it. The second, around twenty or so orbs. The third, nothing again... I looked through the pictures, downloaded them on the computer, and examined them for any type of explanation of the orbs. One thing we thought was a far away orb (on the ground) we later realized, with enhancement on the darkness, was just a plastic cup with the open end facing us. You can believe what you want, but I just wanted to let it be known what we saw there last night. And to let you know that we didn't see anything with our eyes until we looked at the pictures on the way back. I may soon have some of the photos and maybe audio posted somewhere, and I will comment again and leave a link for you to see for yourself. PunK

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 71997 ReplyTo# 16573     7/3/2011 1:40:00 AM     Edit          

Me and two of my friends pulled up to the dirt path! And we sat there for a minute wondering if it was a good idea or not! I've heard so many stories! Like a bus went off the side, rituals were taking place, gangs meeting up, seeing shadows pasting back and forth, a couple that lived in the old cabin, and that little kids that live around there go and hid around the paths to play pranks and scare people! So we thought about and got a light out and walked up to the path and me and my friend were to scared so me and her ran back into the car! While our other friend kept walking we didn't see him for just a few seconds and he came running back to the car and just drove off and I could tell something wasn't right and all he said is he just didn't feel right like someone was watching him. I don't know either to believe or not! Cause when you scared you get alot of feelings, or some kids running around could of been watching him or something unexplainable watching him! I'm just glad I stayed back.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 18108     9/4/2008 7:03:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

well i use to live near this location and i have pictures from 2004 where there are little kids faces on the bridge we had a ouija board and camera phones and these are what everybody sees. it looks to be a small boy and a few others. i heard someone tell me that a bus went off but i dont exactly think that was true but the children are defintly in th epics maybe it is something one of us carry around you know but i dont know.........

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 18931     9/17/2008 8:43:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

please send me the pics of this at tuezdey30@aol.com thanks

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20849     10/14/2008 3:47:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Went there the pass two nights, scary but nothing out of the ordinary! Lots of people go but few feel anything! we went back after 1am and last night at 3am. Might go tonight 10/14/08!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 30154     4/4/2009 1:41:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I don't live far from the bridge. It is in walking distance never ever heard or seen anything but a bunch of drunken teenagers. As of April 5,2009 the bridge and road is underwater so what ever might have been there ain't no more.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 35369     7/8/2009 2:17:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

what is the real story behind this ? i heard a bus with kids all died on this bridge. what really happened ?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 37736     8/12/2009 3:34:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

me and my sister are into all this stuff. we have went to the church were you supposedly can carry the bible out the doors. we couldnt get in the church bc they have a laser alarm system in there but the blinds in the windows stay open. when you look in there you can feel someone looking back at you. we took tons of pics and there were orbs in them. there is a huge oak tree out in the front orbs are surrounding it.. its really freaky. but if anyone has pics of spook bridge please email them to me at allipooh_92@hotmail.com. i would really like to go out there sometime

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 44142     11/8/2009 12:24:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

ok i live really close to this bridge and a couple of friends and i went to the bridge today and i have been going there ever since i was little and i dont believe there is anything haunting it. it is a really cool place to go and just enjoy the senery. I think it is just people trying scare people it is nothing special but an old broken bridge.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 53490     6/24/2010 10:17:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

our babysitter told us the story about it so we went there and saw a hairy man with yellow eyes staring at us then we went over the bridge and stood there for second then the hairy man roared

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 53492     6/24/2010 10:32:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

alright my friend and i were riding our bikes at midnight we saw the bridge and walked across the bridge and we saw a little boy riding a trycycle we walked closer and touched him very bravely i talked to him and he stared at me very weirdly and i said hey then he went away and we never saw him again

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Does anyone know who owns this property? I would like to bring a team myself but prefer to do it the old fashioned legal way. Contact information would be very helpful also if possible. vroyn@yahoo.com

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 61707     10/30/2010 9:22:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 10/30/2010 9:02:27 PM  
Have never seen anything abnormal on Spook Bridge or in the log cabin beside it.... I have been there more than once...

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 68794     3/28/2011 6:50:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I have seen and heard ghosts up there on spook bridge...dont believe people who say that spook bridge is NOT haunted.... cause it IS haunted and there are alot of ghost stories me and my mom can tell you about spook bridge... people say that if you go to spook bridge at night on halloween you either get killed or you get possed

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 71063     6/1/2011 12:43:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Cant wait to go to this place

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 74423     10/25/2011 1:03:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


I really wanna to go to this site but i'm scared of going to jail. Lmao


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 74602     10/31/2011 5:42:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Went Down This Abanded Bridge Last Niqht Can You Say SPOOKY....!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 82132     5/15/2013 7:40:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

About 12 years ago my best friend, her boyfriend and I went to the bridge ( as we did many times before) this time though we went during the day and my friend and her boyfriend got into tge water unferneath the bridge. My friend foind an old rusted pitch fork. She loaded it into their trunk drove me home and then were on their way to blue springs swimming hole in north fl. An wrecked w/ it in their car. Could be coincidence or not but every time ive ever been there ,on more than half a dozen occasions the feeling of someone watching our every move was always present. Something is definatlety there. Something horrible has taken place there in order for it to have such a negative energy. Whether or not any of the urban legends are true.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 82182     5/27/2013 7:38:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I went just two days ago, and i'm not sure if all the legends are true or not, but it really is a creepy place. My boyfriend and i went with two of our friends (very late at night, of course. around three thirty, we wanted the hour commonly known to have the most activity) and we were in complete amazement with the graffiti. we saw things from couples names, to peace signs.. then there were the pentagrams. that was scary. on one of the pillars a little way down, there's a face spray painted and it's enough to make grown men who don't believe in any type of supernatural anything uneasy. We had heard the following from locals about the bridge:
1) a bus ran off the side and not one of the eight passengers survived.
2) it became a hangout for hippies. 
3) the last inhabitants were satanic practitioners who actually sacrificed a living person, along with goats and other animals. 
4) there's a cabin or something, were you can see the lights turning on and off. 
While we were there, we did not see anything. We went down as far as we could before there was no longer visible walking space. (overgrown grass and trees took over and we feared snakes.) As we were leaving, there was a noise in the bushes. we shook it off as a small animal. We heard the noise again and we realized then that it was no animal because there was no scampering or any real animal-like sounds. We literally had rocks being thrown at us. The entire way out, there were sounds of rocks being thrown in the woods to the left and the right of us, and occasionally it sounded like it was in front of us. if you've been recently, you know that there is a huge trench thing that drops about twenty or so feet and you have to kind of slide down one side and climb up the other to get to and from the bridge. when we cleared that, we figured the sounds would dissolve - but that was not the case. while crossing the drop, we heard the rocks in the woods to the right of us. we heard them all the way until we got into the truck and left. and we wasted no time getting the hell out of there.

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Me and my friend went there today and it was in the sfternoon but as we left we did hear someone in the woods running as we were leaving and the entire time I was there I felt as though I was being watched and felt very uneasy and uncomfortable but I have been there acouple times before and always had that feeling and have never stayed after dark or anytime close to dark but I would like to with a group of people.

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