Monday, October 17, 2016

Urban Legend For Monday Mystery...!

Today we are going to post about just one of the many urban legends that abound in our society. Let's consider the legend of the man under the Bunnyman Bridge.

There is a kernel of truth to this story You can read more about it right here, if you want.

Bunnyman Bridge
Clifton, Virginia

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

According to legend, a very strange figure haunts a railway overpass outside Clifton, Virginia. The sinister soul, sometimes dressed in a white costume with long ears and wielding an axe, is the inspiration for Colchester Overpass’s more widely-used nickname: Bunnyman Bridge (or Bunny Man Bridge).

One of the most common origin stories asserts that in 1904, a murderer from an insane asylum, Douglas Grifon, escaped a transport vehicle which crashed into the overpass. Rabbit carcasses, some of which looked as though they had been ripped apart by human teeth, began littering the area. The escapee was eventually caught, and subsequently killed by an oncoming train. His spirit, though, is said to haunt the area to this day.

Somehow, just knowing where a story comes from doesn't stop it from being more than a little disturbing to me...know what I mean?

Coffee out on the patio this morning. Just stay in the light, OK?


Sixbears said...

Unsettling to say the least.

A nice brisk morning here. Great day for a warm cup of Joe.

HermitJim said...

Hey Sixbears...
I'd say that unsettling is a good way to describe it.
Thanks for stopping by this morning!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Desperate people can do desperate things. I like meat done medium-rare but raw, I don't think so. But who knows what you can eat if you are hungry and desperate enough.

JO said...

That is a creepy story for sure. But if he was captured how he get killed by the train? Oh well I guess we will never know.

I finally have my new laptop but oh the curves this has thrown in. Of course it's the dreaded windows 10. I found and saved all my blog buddies but now I can't find the folder. This is giving me a run for my money. Hope I can find you again tomorrow and earlier sigh

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
Yeah, I think that raw is a bit much for me as well!
Thanks for the visit today!

Hey Jo...
Hope you ca get the bugs worked out of the new pc before long. I'll be waiting!
Thanks for dropping by, sweetie!