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Properly called Jackson Ford Bridge, there are currently plans to demolish the bridge due to vandalism and decay making for a safety hazard. Of course if people start dying, that will just add to its reputation as a haunted spot, so possibly Darwinism should be allowed to take place here. There are several rumors as to why it is called Ghost Bridge by the locals, some say the eerie white mist that rises up from the creek also gave rise to the name, others claim a runaway slave was hanged from the bridge during the Civil War.

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    Geographic Information

    Jackson Rd.
    Outside Florence, AL
    United States

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    34.842981, -87.733825
    Lauderdale County, Alabama
    Nearest Towns:
    Underwood-Petersville, AL (3.1 mi.)
    Florence, AL (4.4 mi.)
    East Florence, AL (5.3 mi.)
    Sheffield, AL (5.7 mi.)
    St. Florian, AL (6.6 mi.)
    Muscle Shoals, AL (7.8 mi.)
    Tuscumbia, AL (7.9 mi.)
    Killen, AL (11.2 mi.)
    Cherokee, AL (14.8 mi.)
    Iron City, TN (15.2 mi.)


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    1. I have witnessed many strange things at this bridge. One night with my friends we seen a glowing orb floating down the creek toward us. The orb glowing bright light stopped in the middle of the creek and began circling us through the woods. We ran as fast as we could to the car and managed to get away.

      On another occasion we were under the bridge and heard foot steps walking above us. we called out to see who was there and we heard the sound of someone gasping for air. When we ran to the top of the bridge no one was there.

      The last time I visited the bridge me and my friend walked up on what appeared to be a satanic ritual of some sort. There was a pentagram drawn on the bridge with candles at each point and people in robes were chanting in latin. One man with a cane who was chanting in tongues pulled back the hood of his robe to reveal the head of a ram with horns only his eyes were not that of a rams. He had eight eyes similar to a spiders and a forked tongue of a serpent. I never went back to the bridge despite my interest in the paranormal. I know for a fact that I seen a demon that night practicing the dark arts of Magick.

    2. In 1977 me and my mom went to the bridge and saw many 20 or so very bright colored lights in the water we had to move on because a car was coming and we backed up to let the car pass approx 3 or 4 mins later we had pulled back on the bridge and not a single light was seen

    3. In 2001 I saw a soldier walk through the parking lot into the woods at ghost bridge. I’m not sure if he was a soldier but he was a light in the shape of a person warring a hat.

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