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The Goatman’s Bridge, or the Old Alton Bridge as some call it, has a long history of creepy and mysterious happenings dating back to the 1930s.
There is a long-held belief that a half goat, half man liveS near the bridge and terrorizes people near it. It is believed to be the ghost of a local goat farmer who was killed by lynching on the bridge by the KKK.
Following the lynching people over the years have made claims that there have been mysterious disappearances when people visit the bridge at night.
Many attribute the disappearances and the overwhelmingly uncomfortable and scary feeling to the spirit of the Goatman. There are also people that believe a young woman haunts the bridge as she is searching for her missing child.
The Story Behind Goatman's Bridge
Legend tells of a black goat farmer who moved his family to a residence just north of the bridge. A few years later, Oscar Washburn was known as a dependable and honest businessman. North Texans endearingly began to call him the Goatman. But the success of a black man was still unwelcome to many, and Klansmen in the local government turned to violence after he displayed a sign on Alton Bridge: “this way to the Goatman’s”.
In August 1938 Klansmen crossed the bridge and kidnapped Washburn from his family. They hung a noose on Old Alton Bridge and, after securing it around his neck, threw him over the side. When they looked down to see if he had died, the noose was empty. In a panic, they returned to his family home and slaughtered his wife and children.
Locals warn that if you crossed the bridge at night without headlights, you will be met on the other side by the Goatman. Ghostly figures and strange lights are said to appear in the surrounding woods, as well as reports of visitors being touched, grabbed and having rocks thrown at them. This legend results in the area around Old Alton Bridge being popular with paranormal societies and Halloween activities, most notably with the Ghost Adventures crew.
There are also rumors that satanic rituals were held under the bridge as well. The local police verified that for a local paranormal investigator.
- Protection Prayers
- Paranormal investigation 101
- Full night of ghost hunting with the team
- Use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF Meters,
- Free time to investigate for as long into the night as you want!