Cotter Bridge

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Witnesses have experienced a number of spooky things at the bridge: The ghost of a woman being chased by hounds, apparitions of children playing on the tracks below the bridge, disembodied footsteps/footprints, and the sound of a phantom baby crying.

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Cotter Bridge
Cotter, AR
United States

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36.26684555997215, -92.54155853393968
Baxter County, Arkansas
Nearest Towns:
Cotter, AR (0.5 mi.)
Gassville, AR (2.9 mi.)
Flippin, AR (3.2 mi.)
Lakeview, AR (7.0 mi.)
Summit, AR (8.4 mi.)
Bull Shoals, AR (8.4 mi.)
Yellville, AR (8.5 mi.)
Midway, AR (9.3 mi.)
Mountain Home, AR (9.9 mi.)
Briarcliff, AR (14.2 mi.)


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  1. Tiffany Pennington  |  

    Goodness, don’t over estimate the amount of daylight you have left walking the trail that goes under the railroad bridge. It’s creepy enough during the day but a friend of mine and I got caught near the end of the trail as the sun set quicker than we anticipated. It was absolute darkness the whole way back with nothing but our phone lights to see with. The feeling someone was following us from just beyond our sense of sight and sound. It’s a very wooded trail so whether it was a human, animal, ghost or my own fears getting the best of me I couldn’t tell you. I still wouldn’t mind going back again, though! Just a lot more prepared this time…

  2. Malaurah Collins  |  

    well i live in western grove arkansas its pretty chill here but we do have quite a few terrifying moments one time me and two other friends were walking and stopped by this bridge and saw a black figure behind us we looked at it and maybe thought we were seeing something but later on we looked back on it and saw whatever it was move then we looked at eachother as if they saw it and one of my friends didnt see so we looked back again and then it was gone i had nightmares for several night so bad that i had to go to a facility and put on medication to keep from me seeing that bride in my mind.

  3. Robert labelle  |  

    Stayed 3 months feet f I’m the bridge walked over this bridge number of times never heard or seen anything. At all times of day and night.

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