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#1 Justa

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 04:03 PM

In Stowe, Vermont, there is a bridge that many refuse to cross after dark. It is said that a ghost named Emily haunts the covered bridge, and she's not your typical spirit that shows herself for a few seconds and then vanishes. Emily is a ghost to be feared. She is known for shaking cars and slashing victims with invisible claws.

For many years, some say as many as 150, horses and cars have been mysteriously clawed. A woman's voice has been heard, and strange lights seen at Emily's Bridge. Many pictures taken of the area have shown whispy streaks or "orbs".

There are a variety of legends about Emily ranging from a jilted lover who hung herself from the bridge 150 years ago to a woman who claims she invented the ghost story in the 1970's to scare her own children.

Emily's Bridge looks quite serene in the daylight, but at night the covered bridge takes on a dark and spooky appearance. It takes a certain bravery to enter alone after dark; and with the loud rushing of water clouding your sense of hearing, and the pitch blackness of nightime in the country, the mind easily recalls every chilling story associated with the bridge.

On a side note, it has been noted that there are many fireflies in the area, which could account for the mysterious lights that appear.

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 06:48 PM

That sounds creepy to me. Have you ever been there?
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Posted 14 July 2005 - 08:11 PM

No Libra, I have never been there. However, after reading it, I would jump at the chance to visit it and see if there is any truth to the stories. Of course, I don't know if I would do it alone, but if there were a couple of others watching, I would walk across the bridge at night, alone.
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Posted 15 July 2005 - 04:41 PM

My husband and I visited Emily's Bridge on our way to Montreal about a year ago. It was a very creepy place, in my opinion! We videotaped while we walked through the bridge, and the camcorder just went dead....on a fully charged battery! We were both freaked out, and as we drove away, the camcorder came back on, - was working fine!

I would like to go back there again!

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 05:00 PM

That's excellent Spookychic. It's always great to hear from people who have actually visited these places. When you looked at the tape later, was there anything abnormal on it?
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Posted 15 July 2005 - 05:12 PM

We got a little bit of footage as we approached the bridge, but then the tape went snowy, and then nothing!

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 08:59 AM

There was a great article about her in the new book Weird New England by Joe Citro and the Weird NJ guys. She is pretty legendary around these parts!
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Posted 24 February 2006 - 07:21 PM

I read about Emily's Bridge in a book called "Curious New England". I hope to visit there this summer as my husband and I have always wanted to go to Stowe, Vt. A friend of mine who is really into covered bridges of New England was in Stowe a couple years ago. She said she never got any pictures of the bridge because the battery in her camera went dead when she got there even though she said it was working fine just before she got there.
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 04:40 PM

If you do get the opportunity to go, I'd love to hear what you see / hear / feel. Perhaps you could get one of those cameras that don't take batteries, if you go in the day time. Or take a spare set of batteries for night time. It would be interesting to hear if both sets of batteries die.
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Posted 19 April 2006 - 08:19 PM

I went to Emily's Bridge in Stowe, VT today. I didn't expect it to be in such a remote area on a dirt country road. Nothing out of the ordinary happened, I didn't feel anything strange and nothing unusual came out in any of my photos. My husband did have a moment where he was having trouble with his camera turning on, but it did not last long. What a quiet area, the 15-20 minutes we were there, we did not see a person or a car go by.
It must be creepy at night there though. Here are some photos taken today at the bridge.

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 07:54 PM

I will be planning a trip here soon. I have read all of Joseph Citro's books, and he is a very good story teller. ANyone in the Vermont area should pick up his books. You can get a good sense for where to go in VT by that book.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 10:45 PM

wow, that is kinda creepy. and there weren't any weird things in the pictures, but you never know. ghosts do tend to only show themselves to certain ppl! I'd love to go too.
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Posted 14 July 2006 - 05:53 PM

very weird so many places to see so little time :Wall: :Wall:
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Posted 14 July 2006 - 06:59 PM

~Justa...that was neat!!!! I'd go on that bridge by myself, sure! But I'd want someone in the background taking photo's & shooting footage, ya know!!! I just love stories like that, although I'm sure the folks who witnessed it would be ready to say differently! I'd love to see pics of that bridge at night.
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Posted 22 August 2006 - 01:37 PM

I have to say that that sounds pretty cool. I would love to go there and see it....can anyone get me good directions...id be coming from connecticut....ill plan a day/night trip out of it to see what i could get out of it and maybe if anyone had any other suggestions for when i go up there...maybe some other haunts right around the same area would be nice......itll be a hell of a trip.....
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