Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Overtoun Bridge



The Overtoun Bridge is an arch bridge located near Milton, Dumbarton, Scotland, which was built in 1859. It has become famous for the number of unexplained instances in which dogs have, apparently, committed suicide by leaping off it. The incidents were first recorded around the 1950′s or 1960′s, when it was noticed that dogs – usually the long-nosed variety, like Collies – would suddenly and unexpectedly leap off the bridge and fall fifty feet, to their deaths. In some cases, however, the dogs would survive, recuperate, and then leap off the bridge again. What makes this tragic mystery even more mysterious is that many of the dogs that jump from Overton Bridge jump from the same side and from almost the same spot: between the final two parapets on the right-hand side of the bridge.
Some believe that the bridge is haunted. In 1994, a man threw his baby son off the bridge, claiming that it was the anti-Christ. Later, the man attempted suicide there as well. Was Overtoun Bridge responsible for this tragic event?

31 comments:

  1. Sounds cool I like going to haunted places

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  2. The sad thing is I think I'm more sad that dogs have died rather than humans, lol. Maybe a troll lives there?

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  3. wow crazy thing man
    i would never get near it

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  4. It may be responsible? dunno man but there are a bunch of unexplained things in this world.

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  5. I want to go to that bridge to see some ghost ;) but I might never come back lol

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  6. I wonder what's causing the phenomena.

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  7. looks like something out of a tomb raider video game.

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  8. creepy. looks like this bridge i saw in italy. i think it was haunted as well.

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  9. A bridge that gets dogs suicidal. Now I've seen everything.

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  10. Such an ego... to think that he gave birth to the anti-christ... I'm the antichrist... it says so on my birth certificate

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  11. Wow that is interesting. I'd like to see more investigation done on this.

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  12. that sure is one creepy bridge and story..

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  13. Crazy...but I think the man with the baby was just insane, he needed help.

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  14. damn, that bridge has some f'd up history

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  15. sounds like the bridge I'd love to drive to work to everyday haha

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  16. While others find the bridge creepy I find it pretty beautiful

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  17. interesting post, but this bridge looks haunted xD

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  18. i like this bridge.
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  19. very nice!

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  20. Those dogs have the right idea.

    http://anoodle.blogspot.com/

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  21. whoa, weird. Kind of makes me want to visit it

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  22. And then somebody comes and says: "This is all normal". 5 minutes later he is jumping of the bridge, too...

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  23. I've heard a lot about this. It's pretty creepy.

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