Archive for the ‘Creepy Roads’ Category

The other side of the Kill Yourself Bridge

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Up until this point I had never gone night riding (exploring spooky roads at night). I’ve always gone during the day, not because I was afraid but because I often would be visiting other places that would require daylight to see by. I decided to go night riding one Saturday to see if these spooky roads would be any different at night. I drove on Clinton Road, Split Rock Road and finally headed for the Kill Yourself Bridge. Most of the roads were more creepy, but the Kill Yourself Bridge was something else…

I had previously visited Water Works Rd but got stopped half way down by a mound of dirt from construction. This time I approached from the other side. It appears there may have been a gate across the road but it was smashed aside long ago. The road here is much more narrow and much rockier then the other side. There is barely enough room for one car to make it through, and if you encountered trouble you’d have to back up on that road, no simple trick.

While driving down I kept the windows shut, the doors locked and the heater running (it was below zero with the wind chill) I kept the moon roof open and snapped pictures through the roof. Hey it beat keeping the window open, so any crazies would have to jump onto the car and try to come over the top. Otherwise they could just reach through your window and who wants to risk that? I found the bridge with no trouble …

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The real scare came after I passed the bridge. I saw lights to the left and I said “more houses!” but it was nothing more then a sign in the woods which reflected the moonlight quite brightly. The biggest scare was yet to come…. I’, driving and all of sudden saw “a mental patient in a hospital gown” down the road. Then I realized it looked a tad too bright in the car headlights and drove closer, and I knew what it was, but I couldn’t get the words out I was fumbling and I thought “skeleton” and of course that made it worse … finally got close enough to see …

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…that it was a WWE inflatable doll. Someone clearly has a good sense of humor. I laughed my ass off afterwards. I drove down and encountered the same dirt mound and turned back around.

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The Kill Yourself Bridge aka Runyon Bridge

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Water Works Rd is a dusty bumpy road with no trespassing signs on it that leads for perhaps a mile until you reach (surprise) some sort of water works and a pair of houses that are quite rundown and eerie looking. Beyond that you reach a railroad bridge that has deteriorated to the point of near collapse. There are many rumors and stories about this road and the Kill Yourself bridge, including being chased by weird characters, KKK, ghosts, etc. There are reports of Indian burial grounds, a pit bull that was standing near a deer it had killed, weird lights that flash in the woods, and so on. There are numerous letters which report that the houses simultaneously seems inhabited and abandoned, and there are never any people around, which is what I experienced.. I did see some homes and there were lights on, and cars in the driveway. It appears they are *not* abandoned. But who’d wanna live on this road? Yeesh

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Upon leaving I passed some sort of trucking company (or something) and there was a weird scarecrow looking voodoo doll impaled on a fence pole by the entrance. Very creepy..

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Barret Road

Until recently Barret Road was a dirt road, and recently was paved. I imagine this road, which crosses from Sussex County over the NY border, must’ve been very creepy before it was paved. There’s really nothing unusual or creepy now, although these seemingly abandoned buildings are kinda interesting. i say seemingly because I’m not entirely sure they are abandoned… I heeded the signs and stayed off the property and just took these roads shots.

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Igoe Rd

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Igoe Rd would be spooky at night I imagine, but even then it rates only a 45, during daytime this is a 10… It’s an unpaved road near Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital which twists and turns thru some dark woods, but nothing happened when we were on it. Granted it was daytime, but aside from the section where the road goes into some valleys…

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…there wasn’t much to say about this road, aside from a really wrecked house that is one strong gust of wind away from collapsing… Unless you come here at night to spook some scardey friends, don’t bother.

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Whipporwill Valley Rd

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A fan tipped me off to this, but honestly it’s not much to talk about. It’s an unpaved dirty pitted road, located very close to the Cry Baby Bridge so if you wanted to scare your friends, take a drive down these two roads. Nothing weird happened to us when we went, although we did see some albino…. horses. I did spot two buildings, barns maybe? Falling apart by the left side of the road. I am glad it was winter because I would’ve been ankle deep in muddy water, not to mention torn apart by the stickerbushes, and all for relatively nothing. The buildings were empty, with their eaten up roof letting in murky daylight. The doors were iron or something, that was interesting. But otherwise there ain’t much to see, unless you wanna scare your friends with a midnight drive down a dirty spooky road….

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Cozy Lake Road

This road is really not much to speak of. I drove down Cozy Lake Rd and I didn’t feel remotely spooked, but as I reached the end I saw a very spooky looking road to one side so I turned around and checked it out. Relatively short, it pitted & torn up, barely even paved, with creepy trees, debris & trash all around and a swamp as well. Now this was somewhat scary… to my car’s shocks that is. In all seriousness if I had to drive this as night I would likely be unnerved. I can’t say much for the stories of a child who was allegedly killed here, but apparently Jefferson Township seemed to feel that there was a need to connect Cozy lake Rd & Maryann Rd, built this road, but never finished it, never named it, and just let it sit. Why? Who knows. But it is one scary road at night, and even a little bit in the day time. Good road to spook out your girlfriend on if you make up some dumbass story about it.

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The Devil Tree

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The Devil’s tree is so named because Satan himself supposedly guards this tree. The story goes that a local farmer killed his family then hung himself from this tree. Ever since, the tree is cursed. The tree is warm to the touch and snow will not fall on it. The remaining rumors involve people who tried to cut it down. The tree itself stands alone in a field off of Long Rd. It Looks creepy. It is creepy. The picture shown is un-retouched, and really reflects the atmosphere that day. I think it ranks as one of my favorite pictures.

The tree is quite battered, with graffiti, ax marks and some sort of damage or stain that I can’t identify. I recently heard that the town erected a metal fence skirt around the base of the tree to stop people from trying to cut it down. There is also reports that the land is due to be sold to become (what else?) town houses. How inventive. Why don’t they give it a nice name like Devil Tree Estates or something with real cachet?