Monday, July 30, 2012

Just Another Monday Mystery...!

I know that this is one I've never heard of before, so I figured you all might enjoy finding out about it as well!

I have to admit that today's little mystery is bizarre, to say the least! But then again, that's what makes it perfect for our Monday mystery, isn't it?

Overtoun Bridge



The Overtoun Bridge is an arch bridge located near Milton, Dumbarton, Scotland, which was built in 1859. It has become famous for the number of unexplained instances in which dogs have, apparently, committed suicide by leaping off it. The incidents were first recorded around the 1950′s or 1960′s, when it was noticed that dogs – usually the long-nosed variety, like Collies – would suddenly and unexpectedly leap off the bridge and fall fifty feet, to their deaths. In some cases, however, the dogs would survive, recuperate, and then leap off the bridge again. What makes this tragic mystery even more mysterious is that many of the dogs that jump from Overton Bridge jump from the same side and from almost the same spot: between the final two parapets on the right-hand side of the bridge.

Some believe that the bridge is haunted. In 1994, a man threw his baby son off the bridge, claiming that it was the anti-Christ. Later, the man attempted suicide there as well. Was Overtoun Bridge responsible for this tragic event? Some believe that Overtoun Bridge is a “thin place”, where the barrier between the world of the living and the world of the dead meet, and sometimes cross over.

I don't know about you, but I think I'll stay away from this bridge. I certainly am not letting my cat anywhere near it, that's for sure!

Thanks again to Listverse for the information!

Coffee out on the patio again this morning, but today I have some good ol' sweet potato pie! How's that?

15 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

Best keep your dog on a leash if you DO ever visit there!

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
I would, but I don't have a dog! Sound advice, though!

Thanks for the visit this morning!

Phyllis (N/W Jersey) said...

Now that is creepy! Thanks for the the site - I've book marked it for future reading.
Goodness, I haven't had sweet potato pie in ages. Save me two pieces.

Sixbears said...

Now if I could only get that dog that barked all last night over to Scotland . . .

Anonymous said...

That bridge story is WEIRD!

I knew of one suicidal dog in my life, a Spitz which continually wandered into traffic until it met with a driver who was blinded by the sun and finished the job.

Baby Sis said...

wow, Bubba - this one is really creepy! Now, I've never heard of it, but just wow!

Good to see you yesterday - hope you had a relaxing weekend, except for the party ~

Big hugs -

linda m said...

That is really creepy. I will keep myself away from it as wells any animals. I wonder if it is connected as to why a chipmunk will walk up a ramp and jump into a bucket full of water and drown. Would love a piece of sweet potato pie - haven't had some in a coons age.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Very interesting!
I will keep away from that bridge but still, it would be interesting to go there anyway :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Scary bridge, for sure. I can hardly tell the difference in sweet potato pie and pumpkin pie. Both taste good.

JOJO said...

Yikes, that is creepy. But a great mystery for sure.

Sweet potato pie sounds good. Please pass a piece over to me.

edifice rex said...

That is really weird. I love these "mystery' posts you've been doing. I am not much for television or fiction books but I love a good mystery story in either form. I've always joked maybe I should have been a detective! lol!

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
Strange and creepy...sounds like my neighborhood on a Saturday night!

Glad you enjoyed the link and I hope you find the tim3e to look it over!

The pie is certainly good!

Thanks for coming by today!


Hey Sixbears...
Maybe we could get together a boatload of them to ship over!

Thanks for the visit this morning, my friend!

HermitJim said...

Hey Anon 6:34...
Pretty strange, that's for sure!

I guess if you try hard enough, something will help you along the way!

Thanks for coming by today!


Hey Sis...
You know me...I can find creepy pretty well!

Thanks for taking Mom to the reunion! I appreciate it!

Thanks also for dropping in this morning!


Hey Linda...
Sweet potato pie seemed like a good change!

The picture makes the bridge seem normal enough, but I don't want to chance it!

Thanks for coming by today!


Hey Christer...
Right you are that it would be an interesting place to visit! Leave the dogs in the car, though.

Thanks, my friend, for coming over this morning!


Hey Dizzy...
Funny you should bring that up! We were just talking about that very thing yesterday!

Wonder if it is the spices that make the taste pretty close?

Still good, though!

Thanks, buddy, for dropping by today!


Hey JoJo...
The creepy factor is what makes it fun! Like the old monster movies, remember?

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today!


Hey Anne...
If you want to read some good mysteries, try some of the English authors from the 40's! They wrote some of the best!

Glad you are enjoying our Monday mysteries! Fun to research, ya know?

Thanks for taking the time to come over today!

Ted Webb said...

My song played yesterday an I think it was referring to today (No Hurry)so I' going to watch some old westerns join me http://www.westernsontheweb.com/

JMD said...

Marking this off my short list of places to visit.