Elmore Bridge – Elmore, OH

This bridge was built in the early 1900’s and is located in this city of Elmore, Ohio. The bridge runs on Toledo street or Ohio 51 over the Portage River. The haunting is said to be attributed to a motorcyclist who was involved in an accident on this bridge on March 21, possibly in 1918–the exact year is unknown.

The legend says that the man returned from war only to discover that his girlfriend had married another man. Heartbroken, he took off on his motorcycle and lost control on a sharp curve near the bridge. He is said to have plummeted down into a ravine, causing both the headlight of his motorcycle and his own head to be severed.

The story goes that in order to summon this ghost you have to go to the bridge on March 21, flash your headlights three times and this is supposed to “summon” the ghost to appear. Witnesses say once the ghost is summoned, a ghostly white headlight will appear and move towards your car until just before it reaches the bridge, at which point it disappears. To this day no one has really been able to identify the driver or to say whether or not the story is true but if you’re brave enough to give it a shot, head on out there on March 21 and see what happens.

Read more about Ohio hauntings at GhostsofOhio.org

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