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Booger Hollar Bridge

Booger Hollar Bridge

I saved this photo and the story behind it for last - because when we were there, we had no idea it was so huge in local legend here in North Carolina.  This is really great :)

This is Booger Holler Bridge (I am not even making that up, I took a snap of the road name) and it's apparently haunted and the site of two horrible tragedies from centuries past.

The original story is about a man and his son whose horse and buggy were swept off the bridge in a flash flood.  When the man came to he could not find his son.  He searched the waters unsuccessfully until he ended up drowning too.  The rumor is that if you park your car on the bridge and turn it off and hear a scream, you will  not be able to start your car back up right away.

There is another story about a 'witch' being hanged on a nearby tree over the  water and if you stop at night you can see her and/or she'll try and strangle you.

All hogwash of course.  People go there knowing these tales and then report and eerie quality, etc.  When we were there, we had zero notion of any of it and it was tranquil, quiet and absolutely beautiful.  Goes to show how your mind plays such tricks on you when you go in with expectations.  

Afterwards, though, finding out about the local legends, I had to tone the photo into B&W because how awesome are those stories? :)  I love the skid marks on the road stopping right before the bridge.

The shot I posted yesterday?  That view of the long road and wheat fields? That's Booger Holler Road as well - just a bit of the ways down from here :)

©Jennifer Bailey 2013 Booger Hollar Rd. North Carolina

©Jennifer Bailey 2013 Booger Hollar Rd. North Carolina


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