A rickety steel bridge, tagged with graffiti and currently collapsed into Plum Creek, sits in the woods along Old Post Road east of Crete. For years, local teens imagined that this was the scene of a gruesome axe murder. Some said the Axeman (or Ax-Man) killed a group of kids he caught trespassing on his property. Others tied the tale to the abandoned house nearby, claiming that the man had chopped up his family and then murdered two police officers who came to investigate. When backup arrived, they chased the man to the old steel bridge, where they shot him dead. Today, strange lights are seen and screams can be heard in the vicinity.
Join us as we explore this mysterious location! Also included in this issue is an exclusive interview with Gothic Art Chicago’s Jennifer Anne Buckley, trivia, and letters from our readers. Don’t forget to check out a brand new section of the Legends and Lore of Illinois: a photocomic staring your favorite paranormal investigators, The Fallen!
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