Cry Baby Hollow Bridge

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Various urban legends have arisen around the claims that Cry Baby Hollow and the bridge going across it are haunted. A baby is said to have died there, either from murder, a car accident, a wagon accident from pioneer days, or variations on the theme. People claim to hear the baby crying and claim their car shakes if they go across the bridge (which of course has nothing to do with the engineering).

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    Kayo Rd
    Hartselle, AL 35640
    United States

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    34.486535044837936, -86.9532482921204
    Morgan County, Alabama
    Nearest Towns:
    Flint City, AL (2.7 mi.)
    Hartselle, AL (3.1 mi.)
    Priceville, AL (4.3 mi.)
    Decatur, AL (8.4 mi.)
    Falkville, AL (8.5 mi.)
    Somerville, AL (8.9 mi.)
    Danville, AL (9.1 mi.)
    Mooresville, AL (10.6 mi.)
    Trinity, AL (11.3 mi.)
    Triana, AL (14.3 mi.)


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    1. I hate to do it but i learned the answer to the hollow 25 years ago its when her dad is in the car behind you! LOL its when the freight trains blow the horn at hartselle or flint if you are old enough crossings . learned this coonhunting one night before that i was scared crapless

      • Can you contact me and let me know what is your story BC we had a vehicle chase us away from there tonight and kept flashing the lights at us. It came out of nowhere and disappeared just the same. And it happened twice BC we turned around and went back.

        • What you just described about something chasing you, the exact same thing happened to us over 5 years ago!! Very scary and WE WILL NOT GO BACK!!

          • Every time I go at night there seems to be a vehicle that pops up out of nowhere and does the same. I even had a mysterious encounter with a ghost train. I swear this on my life and it scared the hell out of me.

          • I am from here and have come through their millions of times I even had a paper route that I went through there every day never have I had anything like that happen but they said back before my time which I’m 43 it was a place where people sacrificed animals and perform Satanic rituals

            • That’s very true. The Devil worship was real. I was about 10 yrs old and my parents showed me this for the first time to scare me. Well, they failed to see what I saw. I saw a severed pig’s head in a log withs it’s eyes gouged out and tongue hanging out. It was really disturbing and has literally stayed with me for life.

      • We went this past weekend and nothing happened. We passed a car, turned around and passed the same one. My friends and I just figured they were doing the same thing we were. We did get an eerie feeling the whole time we were going down the road but that was all…

    2. Kelly Riddle  |  

      I grew up around this are and I know the legend goes that Indians would put babies there I can’t remember why…. and that you can still hear them crying. Mom told me that when I was little that if you would put a candy bar on the bridge the “babies” would get it and eat it.

    3. I went there with my brothers and a boyfriend when I was younger about 15 yrs ago. We was told the stories and that we should put a candy bar on the bridge and wait and it would be gone before you know it. Well sure enough when we did that it was gone and then we saw a ghostly figure in the water and got in the truck to leave and there was baby hand prints on the wind shield. I strongly believe in ghost 100% I have seen my own family after they pass away. This was one of the scariest thing I have ever witnessed in my life! So its true!!

    4. Ok there are several story’s one is that an indian woman threw he baby in the creek cause some soldiers were chasing he and one is that a family was driving down the road and there baby was screaming the guy stoped the car on the bridge and threw the baby in there and after he did he died in his car about a mile from there hitting a tree. reason to belive why some people say they have had a car chase them out of there cause he dont ant them to find the child

    5. its not real because its on 13 bridges road and none of yall got the story right a girl was mentally ill and her baby wouldnt stop crying so she drowned it and now when you blink your lights 3 times and say hey lady hey lady i got your baby i got your baby its a crybaby and you have a few seconds to go to your car and leave before the watEr gets high and wind blows hard that means shes coming up because she misses her baby and she felt bad about it

    6. its weird because when you come back you only count 12 bridges me and my cousin are afraid to go though cause we r indian and when you go down the second dirt road there is all kinds of signs that say KKK

    7. About 10 years ago my friends and I drove there. We ended up wrecking, going head first into a tree where the 90 degree angle turn is. Thankfully we were all fine with exemption of a broken nose and a couple of concussions. The strange part is, the very next night someone else hit that tree. I heard they cut it down after that? I’m not sure. I have not been back.

      • Holy shit. My cousin was the one that hit the tree. He went there and was trying to scare his friends in the car, but he lost control of the car and was going 90+ mph and hit the tree. He nearly lost his legs in the car crash, and almost died. It was a miracle he survived the accident.

    8. Ok. Im not really a believer in ghost and stuff but this bridge has baffled me. Me and some friends went 3 separate times this week and each time we would bring a new friend and put a half eaten baby Ruth on the bridge and come back in a few minutes and make them pick it up! It scares the hell out of em! BUT, each time I have been and iv been 5 times in 3 nights and each time there would be hand prints all over the door and bed of my truck. There was never a thumb print it was ALWAYS 4 fingers rubing down or side ways down my truck. This fact is indisputable and I can’t explain it.

    9. I live in hartselle, one night around halloween my friends and i decided to walk down cry baby hollow. While we were walking on the bridge it seem shakey but the weird thing was the bridge was sparkling even though it was cloudy and we couldnt see even a glow from the moon in the clouds.

    10. I am from this area and have been there several times, day and night, walked all around and have never seen or heard anything out of the ordinary. Lots of people drive through and see candy bars on the bridge and get them or leave only half…I’ve done the same just to go along with the legend. 🙂

    11. There’s also a legend that says if you go to the gas station at cry baby hollow and place a candy bar under your car , go in the store, and come back it’ll be gone. This is in fact true. The legend says that’s it’s the babies/children who take it. The second legend is if you go there at exactly 12:00 am,you roll down the windows of your car and sit on the bridge you can hear the babies crying, this is true as well, I have had both of these happen to me!

    12. I once saw an old lady in the water there and she seemed to be looking for something or someone in the water it was a very eerie feeling since I have heard the legend

    13. Went there last Friday night. Friday the 13th! It was creepy yes, no baby crying. Put the truck in neutral it rolled back (no rocking back and forth). Now for the black sedan that chases people and races beside them. There is no way because the road is so narrow! It had to be a 4×4 with a brush guard to knock down the trees. Still creepy and scary though

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