Overtoun House and Bridge

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The bridge leading up to this location has one of the strangest reputations: since the 1950’s many dogs have taken their own lives by jumping off of this bridge (even jumping off again if they don’t die the first time). Furthermore, a man threw his child over the edge, intending to follow as well, before being stopped by his wife (the child died later from the fall). While no scientific evidence can be gathered as to why this is such a common for dogs to jump, many people believe that a paranormal force is the reason behind it.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Geographic Information

Overtoun House
West Dunbartonshire G82 2
United Kingdom

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55.952303, -4.524763000000007
West Dunbartonshire
Nearest Towns:
West Dunbartonshire, UK (1.0 mi.)
Dumbarton, UK (1.6 mi.)
Renton, UK (2.5 mi.)
Bonhill, UK (2.7 mi.)
Jamestown, UK (2.7 mi.)
Bowling, UK (2.9 mi.)
Langbank, UK (3.3 mi.)
Clydebank, UK (3.6 mi.)
Alexandria, UK (3.6 mi.)
Bishopton, UK (3.7 mi.)


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