Reported haunted bridge in Arapahoe County drawing teens, concern from landowner

Posted at 4:40 PM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 20:24:41-04

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. -- The lore of Ghost Bridge, also known as Third Bridge, dates back to the time Native Americans lived in the eastern Arapahoe County prairies. 

And nightly, teens from all over the metro are coming to check out the reported paranormal activity, saying they’ve been warned about the spot.

“That it's creepy and I shouldn't go out there, but we did because it was haunted," said Kelsey Stobel, who goes to school nearby.

The legend is long as the horizon is distant at the bridge.

It’s reported to be the site of a Native American massacre around the time of the Sand Creek Massacre.

The lore also includes the murder of a nearby family in the late 1800's and several fatal car crashes involving teens.

“Yeah, I won't be going out there anymore just because of that," said Stobel.

Joe Carter lives near the bridge and said the stories don’t end there.

“We had a murder right there, right at the top of the hill. It was a school teacher and he was murdered right there, so then that's in that timeline," said Carter.

But the land owner adjacent to the bridge says he fears that with all of the teens gathering on the bridge at night, someone may get seriously hurt or killed.

Carter says he's seen them gathering too.

“Oh, there was probably 15...and as soon as we rode up on Harley's, it scared the hell out of them," said Carter.

As for adding to the legend, many of the tragedies that have happened there are widely reported and well known.

And the belief in ghosts and other paranormal activities? We'll leave that up to you.


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