Arbuckle Creek Bridge

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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
Lorida, FL
United States

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27.52672353354676, -81.35882377624512
Highlands County, Florida
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  1. There is more than just her spirit that sits there. There is an indian man and child under the bridge. We used to sit under the bridge and fish. The child would play with my fishing poles and his father would watch over the water for some time as if he were looking for something. Eventually, they would disappear. They were the kind ones. There was an angry one that sat just the other side of the bridge which would cause the horses to spook. This would have been back in the early 80’s.

    • just heard about this. its in a book called, haunted florida love stories.. the chapter is called the love potion of lorida.. book is written by christopher balzano

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