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Haunted Bridges & Overpasses Across Illinois

It's no surprise that Bridges & Overpasses are known to be haunted - they're often the site of tragic accidents, and lover's quarrels gone awry. It is believed by many that when someone dies unexpectedly, or in a shocking or gruesome manner, their soul imprints on the location of the tragedy. Across Illinois, there are numerous bridges and overpasses where locals have claimed to see ghostly apparitions, haunted hitchhikers, and the spirits of those who met an untimely demise at that location. Find out where you can spot local ghosts on local bridges below.
 
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  •   Munger Road Wayne, IL
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    This road is reportedly haunted by screams that come from the railroad tracks, flashing lights, and phantom trains. Legend says that a train once hit a school bus, killing the children on board, and that their ghosts wander all over the area. Another story says a train derailed and crashed into a house here, killing the residents except for an old man and his demon dog, who are said to... Read More

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  •   Clark Street Bridge Chicago, IL
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    In 1915, the Eastland Disaster occurred nearby and an overloaded passenger steamer, Eastland, capsized while it was still tied to the dock, killing over 800 people. It has been said that you can hear their cries and moans around this bridge. Read More

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  •   Julia Markham - Death Curve Cambridge, IL
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    In 1905, Julia Markham killed her 7 children with an ax before setting the house on fire and killing herself. Locals tell the story of a woman wearing a white flowing gown who glides across the field on quiet evenings. The spirit is believed to be Julia. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses | Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

  •   Abandoned Train Bridge Spring Valley, IL
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    Reports of shadowy figures have been seen on and around this abandoned bridge that goes over the train tracks in DePue, IL. Sounds of train whistles, screams, and a train stopping have also been heard, even when the train that runs the track is nowhere near the village. A person jumping from the side of the bridge right over the tracks has also been spotted but when they look down the... Read More

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    The story of this haunt is that a man killed his wife, kids, and two policeman with an ax in the 1970's before hanging their bodies from meat hooks in his shed. He ran from the cops when they found out about the killings and the cops shot him in the woods near the small bridge. The house is now gone but many say the bridge and woods are now haunted. Witnesses have reported hearing... Read More

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