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A Ghostly walk along Suicide Bridge...muuuaaaggh­h a HAUNTING EXPERIENCE! 2nd one

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  • This is the proposed location for the meet-up by Larry. The trail begins at the power pole, and descends to the Arroyo Seco Trail after one switchback. Easy walk down to the main trail that leads you under both the Colorado St Bridge and then the Freeway 134. The trail is parallel to the Arroyo Seco stream.

    The majestic 1913 Colorado Street Bridge in PasadenaCalifornianot only wowed early travelers crossing the causeway, but soon took on a more sinister note when people began to leap from the 150 foot bridge to their death. Within a decade of its construction, locals had begun to call it the "Suicide Bridge,” and as you can imagine, legends began to abound that the bridge was haunted be those unfortunate souls.

    The first tragedy on the bridge occurred before construction was even complete. Allegedly, when one of the bridge workers toppled over the side and plunged headfirst into a vat of wet concrete, his co-workers assumed he could not be saved in time and left his body in the quick-drying cement. His is only one of the many souls said to haunt the "Suicide Bridge.”

    The first suicide occurred on November 16, 1919 and was followed by a number of others, especially during the Great Depression. Over the years, it is estimated that more than 100 people took their lives leaping the 150 feet into the arroyo below. One of the more notable suicides was when a despondent mother threw her baby girl over the railing on May 1, 1937. She then followed her into the depths of the canyon. Though the mother died, her child miraculously survived. Evidently, her mother had inadvertently tossed her into some nearby trees, and she was later recovered from the thick branches.

    According to the tales, a number of spirits are said to wander the bridge itself as well as the arroyo below. Others have heard unexplained cries coming from the canyon. One report tells of spectral man that is often seen wandering the bridge who wears wire rimmed glasses. Other people have claimed to see a woman in a long flowing robe, who stands atop one of the parapets, before vanishing as she throws herself off the side. 

    In the arroyo below, phantom forms have been seen walking the river bed, a number of unexplainable sounds are often heard, and the atmosphere is often described as "thick.”

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  • Galen

    Larry, I can't host this because I'm getting cataract surgery on one of my eyes a few days before. Sorry.

    5 days ago

  • larry a.

    I changed it because it called for rain over the weekend...2 days ago. See everyone on the 10th

    November 26

  • Jeff

    I didn't read the memo about the date change so I shot a lot of bridge photos and I'll cancel on 12/10

    November 26

  • Susan L.

    Sorry but there was an unexpected death in the family last night that affects my grandchildren so I need to be home this weekend to help out where I can.

    November 24

    • larry a.

      I changed to 2 weeks later because of rain this week end and the Melrose Walk the following. So Sussn you should be good to go!

      November 24

    • Susan L.

      Okay, Larry, I'm back in.

      November 24

  • Noel R

    Sorry to back out, but I will be out of town on Dec 10. Have fun guys!

    November 24

  • larry a.

    I cancelled this event once before...I am unable to go. I am hoping a few of the event organizers can lead this event. There are matters that I need to attend to since the passing of my Mom last month. Of things change I'll see you there other wise have fun! larry

    November 18

    • cristina

      I'm sorry Larry. Prayers going your way

      November 18

    • Noel R

      No prob bro, understandable. Take care!

      November 18

  • Francisco Q.

    El Cucuy will be there......

    1 · November 15

  • William R.

    Looking forward to it.

    1 · November 13

  • larry a.

    This has been added again...I cancelled the last one because I was unable to attend and my event organizers were unable to lead the group. See you there. location is listed on event page

    November 13

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