Goatman's Bridge - Old Alton Bridge

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The Old Alton Bridge, aka the Goatman’s Bridge, is rumored to be a site where satanic practices have occurred, and as a result, a half-goat, half-man creature was conjured up. According to the legend, those who parked on the bridge and honked three times would call up the Goatman. Reports say that the Old Alton Bridge is gated off now, and there is a new Old Alton Bridge.

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Address:
Old Alton Bridge
Copper Canyon, TX
United States

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GPS:
33.12933090877895, -97.10380294922288
County:
Denton County, Texas
Nearest Towns:
Copper Canyon, TX (2.3 mi.)
Corinth, TX (2.8 mi.)
Hickory Creek, TX (3.5 mi.)
Bartonville, TX (4.2 mi.)
Highland Village, TX (4.2 mi.)
Double Oak, TX (4.5 mi.)
Lake Dallas, TX (4.6 mi.)
Argyle, TX (4.6 mi.)
Shady Shores, TX (5.0 mi.)
Denton, TX (6.1 mi.)

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  1. visited Oct. 2014. Definite creep vibe. Stupid graffiti all around that is just crazy, however there is a creep vibe around the bridge and in the wooded trails. We went and there was caution tape around some benches with fake satanic symbolism all over and it was sad to see that kind of destruction. But going there really felt like you were being watched and although seemingly alone you can hear voices perhaps of people somewhere else nearby. we didn’t see anyone. You can no longer cross the bridge in your vehicle but you can walk on it and get down to the water.

  2. My Aunt visited this bridge with her bf and her two friends. She was telling one of her friends the story while her bf and her other friend were up ahead. My aunt was telling the girl she was walking with the story of Goat Man’s Bridge when she heard some one whisper in her ear “Go ahead, tell her the story.” and my aunt told me she could feel the hot breath against her neck. She swatted her hand back to hit the person, she thought it was her bf, but she didn’t feel anything. She looked around and saw her two friends up ahead. My aunt screamed and ran into the woods where she got lost but was found an hour later crying in a corner. She was scared when she told me about this weird event that happened in Goat Man’s Bridge.

    • So her BF was ahead of her yet she swatted behind her thinking it was the boyfriend who was ahead of her ? What corner was she crying in, there are no “corners” to cry in in the woods. The fact is iv’e been pulling all night fishing trips out there for 20+ years and have NEVER heard or seen anything that wasn’t naturally explainable …

  3. The story of the bridge is a black goat farmer (the goat man) was lynched over the side of the bridge. When the people looked over the side there was nothing on the rope. The group fled and ended up killing the goat man’s family. To this day te goat nan roams the area of the bridge.

  4. We visited in June 2013. Went with four other friends at around 9-10 at night and parked in front of the bridge. Theory is you aren’t supposed to look back at the bridge while you leave so nothing follows you. I stood on the bridge with one of my friends while the others went ahead on the trail. My friend tells me after a few minutes that her back is itching so I put my phone light on her and see three long scratches down the middle of her back. We call to our friends and tell them we want to leave so they come back. As we are crossing the bridge back to the car I tell my other friend (who is not from the area) not to look back, and we leave. We make it about five minutes down the road and my tire goes flat. We get out and see there is a silver dollar-size hole torn out of the tire! My friend that I told not to look back admits to me that she watched the bridge as we drove away. Things follow you! Don’t do it.

  5. The story of the “Goatman” follows as such. There was a black man who lived out there with his family a long time ago, right in the forest by Old Alton Bridge. He was a goat herder and made a pretty good living, and that made the other people in the town – mainly the white men – jealous. So, one night, a gang of white men crept into the woods and snatched the goat man from his house, hanging him over Old Alton Bridge. However, after hanging him, the shadow on the river below only showed a noose. When the men lifted the noose back up, it was empty, and the goat man was gone.

  6. This place could be busy at times with people wanting to take pictures. But still a nice place to see. Have not experienced any activity myself with the goat man. There is a clearing near the bridge that I did feel strange and a little lite headed.

  7. I visited this place with two of my friends when we were students at UNT. We went at night,walked across the bridge and didn’t hear or see a thing until a shadow appeared. It was not a goat man,but a black man who asked us for “tree fiddy.” I told him that we were college students and didn’t have any money,much less “tree fiddy.” He then laughed and started to walk away and crossed the bridge and vanished. We sat on the bridge and finished drinking our beers and threw the bottles down below where they broke as they hit the water. Just then,the same black man appeared and said,”I will clean up those broken bottles for “tree fiddy.” I told him,”no.” He then said,”Then how about “two fiddy?” I then allowed him to clean up the broken bottles and then paid him his “two fiddy.” As I was handing him the money,he stretched out his hand and the money passed right through his hand. I then looked up at him and he had vanished. Story goes that he was murdered by several men and was robbed of $3.50. he now roams the wooded area and bridge asking for “tree fiddy.”

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