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Cry Baby Hollow Bridge - Hartselle AL Real Haunted Places

  • Kayo Road
  • Hartselle, AL
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There are several variants on the story of Cry Baby Hollow Bridge, many taking place in different time periods. A baby is said to have died on the old bridge, either in a car or wagon accident, or at the hands of someone with murderous intent. There is also a version of the story in which the child was a Native American who was swept away from his or her mother during an intense flood. Motorists say they have heard the cries of the baby's spirit as they pass over the bridge, and that their cars rattle and shake while traversing it.
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  • Creepy dude

    When I was younger my mom , dad and aunts use to always talk about crybaby holler and they would tell me stories about it, and one day they ended up taking me and my brother there late at night and they grown up went out and left Candy where they was supposed to put it and I remember me and my aunt was talking and I look out the window and seen weird creepy thing ( it had no hair fr patches of hair, I didn’t see no eyes, and sharp longish teeth) . It was there for like a minute and left after

    Posted 11/7/23

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  • Candy Bar

    A friend and I left a candy bar, with one half unwrapped, on the bridge, we went down the road, turned around and when we retrieved the candy bar, there was a perfect bite mark with some of the candy gone. There were no teeth marks. The screams some heard could have been mine. We couldn't get out of there fast enough. I've never been back!!

    Posted 10/23/23

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  • Candy Bar Disappeared

    We went tonight and opened a candy bar and set it on the corner of the bridge. We drove down a little bit and came back and the candy was gone. It was nowhere to be found. It was quiet, no noises whatsoever. None. Dead quiet.

    Posted 10/22/23

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  • Scream in the middle of the woods

    My 2 friends and I were walking down the trail by the bridge in the middle of the night and during our walk we heard a really loud human like scream coming from in the woods and we started running like hell. It was only a single scream and idk why a girl would be out in the woods in the pitch black darkness, or if someone was being hurt why they’d just scream once and not say help or anything. Happened a few years ago but I never forgot about it.

    Posted 4/18/21

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    9 out of 9 found this review helpful

  • Goosebumps - Halloween 2020 / Blue Moon Did Not Disappoint !!


    Posted 11/1/20

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

  • Baby Doll

    My friends and I go here 1-2 times a week for fun. I’ve always believed that my mind was siking me out until this past weekend. We went on friday after our school football game and saw a babydoll lying on the side of the bride. My friends got out and got the babydoll to scare us, then one of my friends threw the babydoll into the water under the bride. We went back two days later and the babydoll was back laying there on the side of the bridge.

    Posted 9/22/20

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    5 out of 6 found this review helpful

  • weird noises like an owl

    me an my friends wher going at the bridge nothing happend to our car but... my friends were goofing off and left me and my friend thomas at the bridge than all of a sudden we wher walking away and heard owl noises than we wher like ok than there wher two i was getting worried than we heard like monkey noises and screaching and we ran like he11.

    Posted 9/4/20

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    2 out of 7 found this review helpful

  • i never been

    i have never been to the bridge but i have heard of it and saw pictures and i am watch a video of a guy doing it

    Posted 8/27/20

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  • Fun

    Me and my mom wondered what was down a random road so we went down and it turned out to be Cry-Baby Hollow we didn't even know it was Cry-Baby Hollow till we passed the bridge and nothing happened but we had fun.

    Posted 7/20/20

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    3 out of 6 found this review helpful

  • Research on area of Crybaby Hollow

    Okay, so the last thing anyone wants to hear is research I did once for a school project on local myths. There is an element in the legend around the railroad crossing. The claim is that if you put your car in neutral on the tracks, an invisible force will push your car off the tracks. Now, I can't stress how dangerous that is in the first place, especially since the catalyst for these elements of the legend was a real and terrible tragedy. In the 90's, 2 teens lost their lives at the railroad intersection when their vehicle collided with an oncoming train. The accident was at no fault of their own. The county did not have a crossing light put in place to warn traffic of oncoming trains, and that cost them their lives. I ask for people to please be safe and respectful of the area because of this tragedy. The only reason why the signal was put in was to prevent another collision from happening again. Thank you for reading this.

    Posted 6/10/20

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    10 out of 15 found this review helpful

  • Train Sounds

    Me and two friends were driving over the bridge at Crybaby Hollow just to see what all the hype was about. The first time we went over it, we felt our jeep shaking more than it should of been. We went down the road but decided to turn around and drive over the bridge again. The front windows on both sides were rolled down halfway. Before we could turn the corner to the bridge, we heard the noises of a train coming near us. It got louder by the second as if it was getting closer. When we realized there was no train or train track at that area, we sped off over the bridge and the car shook even more. As soon as we rolled up the windows, the noises instantly stopped. I have driven this bridge before and had strange things happen but nothing quite like this.

    Posted 5/21/20

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    7 out of 7 found this review helpful

  • Creepy af

    Got out of the car and took 3 steps towards the bridge and I hear a weird ass screech. Yeah I took off

    Posted 5/18/20

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    6 out of 7 found this review helpful

  • Experience

    I used to live at the end of cry baby hollow and there's definitely something evil happened there, because as a little girl my parents would take the road home and I would make sure my window was rolled up and door locked and mom always asked why I did it and I would tell her that I don't feel safe on that road unless my window was up and door locked... And after a few years my mom decided to move due to my nightmares.. when I would go to sleep It seemed like I would be standing in a fielded/wooded area to the right not far from the bridge and in front of me would be a cabin, a black metal barrel, and a woman holding a baby.. as they would stand there this evil man would appear out of nowhere and as he reached for the infant he would turn into Satan and I never could stay asleep long enough to find out what might happen next cause I would wake up screaming and crying begging pleading for it not to be real.. I never slept never my bedroom window cause I felt like the devil would come through my window and get me because of the nightmares.. after a few months we finally moved back to my grandma's and i never did have them dreams again.. so something very evil must have happened long ago

    Posted 4/11/20

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  • Not for the faint of heart.

    I am primarily an empath. I also possess claircognizant, clairaudient, and clairvoyant abilities. My husband and I went down this road and over the bridge one night a few weeks ago. Without me knowing, my husband had a digital recorded and a P-SB7 spirit box turned on while going down the hill to this bridge. After we crossed the bridge, I immediately became overwhelmed by emotions. I started crying and I kept repeating “it was a little boy, it was a little boy”. I also immediately felt a woman’s presence. It felt like a very motherly energy. I know the overwhelming emotions I was experiencing were not my own. They were her’s. I could feel her desperation. She was searching for her child. I also felt she was trapped in this location by a very negative male energy. I told my husband that I was getting the years between 1940-1960. Then as we continued down the road, out of nowhere I pointed to the right side of the woods and said there was a cabin in those woods and it holds nothing but evil. Keep in mind that at the time we went down this road neither of us knew anything about that location and it’s history. Then we arrived at a curve that went to the left and up at the top were rail road tracks. I stopped dead in the road and said that I could not go any further and that I felt I needed to turn around and go home. The eerie part was once we got back out to the main road we heard a train horn in the distance. I, without a doubt, know that this poor lost mother’s soul watched over me that night. I felt her presence all the way home. After I got home I kept feeling the overwhelming need to try to see if she would communicate with me audibly through the spirit box. As soon as I turned it on I heard a female voice say “hi!”. It was crystal clear. It sounded as if she was happy that someone could finally hear her. My husband in the meantime was reviewing the audio on the digital recorder from earlier and he heard the word “Jesus” several times. I did all I knew to do to try and help her lost soul find peace. I let her know that she was safe and that she did not have to be trapped in those woods any longer. I told her if she sees a white light to go to it. I then heard a woman’s voice say “heaven” and I never got anymore responses from her after that. It was an insane experience and I definitely do not recommend just anyone going to this location because there is evil energy there as well. I feel that most people go to this place just for a good “spook” and are disrespectful of the location as well as the energies that are there. I can say without a doubt that this place is full of intense residual energy and IS NOT for the faint of heart. If you do decide to check this place out then please be respectful. Do not leave trash lying around. I can tell you that leaving candy bars is just a waste. I didn’t feel any “trapped” young energy there. Just primarily the distraught and desperate mother energy. Still to this day I think about her at least once a day and I pray that by me interacting and talking to her was enough to help her find peace and finally cross over to be with her family.

    Posted 4/27/19

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    8 out of 8 found this review helpful

  • Nothing happened

    It’s scary knowing the ledgend, it’s pitch black so bring a flashlight, it’s pretty scary because it’s over a stream and the bridge has spray paint on it, we even seen a bloody white shirt in the woods next to it. It’s fun.

    Posted 10/5/18

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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

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