Legend has it that an old woman, one who was knowledgable with potions and healing, used to live nearby, and her spirit still haunts the bridge. So the tales say, the woman was hired to make a love potion, for which her payment was to be the client’s first-born child. When the client heard the terms, he was angry and struck her, causing her to fall; her head was said to be impaled by a cypress knee. The man hid her body in the swampy muck, but she was found, and the man fled the area to avoid being charged for murder. But her ghost was often seen, an uneasy spirit in the wake of the crime. Although the nearby residents burned her home in hope that would set her spirit free, her ghost is said to still walk here to this day.
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- Arbuckle Creek Road
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- 27.52672353354676, -81.35882377624512
- Highlands County, Florida
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