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Crawford Road Bridge - Yorktown

Ghostwatch Report ID:84

Yorktown, has an infamous road known to put fear into the hearts of locals, apparently, Crawford Road is extremely haunted and driving under the bridge at night is not for the faint of heart.

One of the stories tell of a group of friends that were cruising late at night until they decided to turn up the fun by going down Crawford Road. While driving down the road, they joked, laughed and sang songs from their brand new CD.

Everything had been fine, until they reached the bridge. Without warning, the track they were listening to on the CD emitted a high-pitched, obnoxious shrieking sound. The noise lasted for about 10 seconds, until they were far enough from the bridge. Then the noise stopped and the CD played as normal.

If that’s not spooky enough, the noise is apparently still embedded on the CD, and can still be heard when the disc is played. The group of friends never returned to the bridge.

A second and probably chillier story tells of a group of friends who were driving down the road late at night. Similar to the first account, everything had been fine until they went under the bridge.

While driving, they felt as though they’d ran something over. They got out to check but found nothing. As they carried on their journey, the car windows began to fog up, and hand prints could be seen moving up the window of the car from the outside.

Shocked and confused they had no other alternative but to keep driving. Soon, they began to hear thuds around the car.

First a thud at the top of the windshield, then at the top of the car, then the trunk. They figured either something had fallen on top of their car or something was trying to get in.

After the thudding finally stopped, they heard a smearing sound at the back window. Whatever it was began to slide down until it fell off and hit the road.

They got out and checked to see what it was, but again, nothing was there.

The Ghost Bride

Probably one of the most popular accounts surrounding Crawford Road is the wedding story. Countless tell the same tragic tale.

Years ago, a wedding took place near the area. But most agree she was not a happy bride, and to escape her undesired fate, she hung herself from the bridge at Crawford Road.

Her hanging body can still be seen hanging from the bridge by a select unlucky few who happen to be at the bridge at the right time.

One day, a woman was driving by Crawford Road. As she was beginning to pass under the bridge she noticed a lady, dressed in a white gown, standing at the top of the bridge looking down at her.

After she drove below the bridge, something moved her to look back.

That’s where she saw the lady in white, walking onto the ledge and jumping off. But the body never hit the ground. The lady had stopped in mid-air, swaying, as if hanging by a noose.

The KKK connection

Several accounts report a connection between the area and the KKK. Some believe that KKK members still gather at the bridge for lynches and secret meetings. If this is true, it means that Crawford Road’s bridge is responsible for hundreds of deaths. This coincides with numerous stories that report seeing full body apparitions hung in rows by the bridge. Similar to the wedding account, the apparitions can be seen hanging from the bridge in mid-air and swaying, as if hung by a noose.

The Multiple Car Accidents

The bridge at Crawford Road is a notorious accident blackspot. A story tells of a man who drove under the bridge, when his car completely shut off. The car’s battery had died completely and he had to be towed out. Because of the many deaths surrounding the bridge, multiple drivers report seeing apparitions standing isolated in the middle of the road. This causes many to violently swerve off in fear. Some stories end well, others end with the driver meeting a sudden and tragic death.

It has been reported that if you travel down the road in the daylight, many skidmarks are visible scattered about the road. Car parts and gears can be seen on either side of the road abandoned from the multiple accidents.

The Abandoned Building off the Road

Crawford Road is guarded by fences on either side.  Beyond the fence lies vast woods and allegedly an abandoned house once used as an asylum.

Reports claim that if you look inside, red eyes may appear and "watch” you as you move around, though if you get too close they vanish. Several accounts report hearing voices whispering from within the abandoned building.

If you have experienced anything paranormal when you traveled the road please let us know and we can add it to this report.

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