Rogues Hollow Bridge: A Mystery in Song

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In April 2015, Steve Smith created a music video purporting to contain clues to the “true story” behind Rogue’s Hollow Bridge. Rogue’s Hollow, outside Doylestown in northeastern Ohio, is home to many legends, including a crybaby bridge. In his song/video “The Haunting of Rogue’s Hollow Bridge,” Smith invites you to “Solve the riddles within these […]

The Many Mysteries of Rogues Hollow Road

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] Rogues Hollow is a geologic depression and former town located south of the village of Doylestown in northeastern Ohio, a few miles southwest of Akron. Though long defunct, the road and bridge of the same name has long been a magnet for legends. Today, Doylestown celebrates its unique heritage with the Rogues’ Hollow Festival, an […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Places in Western Illinois

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Western Illinois, or “the Tract,” has a peculiar and unique history. Politically and economically isolated from the rest of the state, this region was nicknamed after the Illinois Military Tract of 1812, which was a section of land set aside for veterans of the War of 1812. Prior to the 1970s, there were only five […]

Crybaby Bridge Outside of Monmouth, Illinois

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Many years ago, as lightning flashed and storm clouds swirled overhead, a young unwed mother—driven mad by the pain of abandonment, regret, and the fear of being ostracized—hurled her week-old baby boy over the trestles of this rural bridge into the swirling water below. Ever since, passersby have heard the spine-tingling cries of a baby […]

Have you ever put your car in neutral on a “crybaby bridge”?

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Crybaby bridges are common across the Midwest. According to legend, if you put your car in neutral in the middle of the bridge, it will be pushed safely across by unseen hands. Have you ever tested this legend?

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