Friday, March 21, 2008

On the Road Again...

If you're looking for a paranormal experience, tonight just might be your lucky night... if you happen to be near Toledo, Ohio.

Once again, it's the anniversary of the "Headless Motorcyclist" of Elmore, Ohio.

According to the tale, the unknown man was returning home from World War I, to surprise is fiance with an early release from duty. He rode his motorcycle to her house to find that while he was gone at war, she left with another man. Jilted and angry, he sped away down the drive and out to the road. His rage lead to a few wrong moves, and before he knew it his motorcycle went out of control at the bridge. The authorities found the wreck site later, the twisted motorcycle lying in the creek. The decapitated head of its rider resting only a few feet away.

Ever since, rumors have spread that on the anniversary, the light of his motorcycle makes its fateful route again. Flash your headlights three times and honk your horn three times. And then the light travels from the driveway down to the bridge and vanishes. People have experienced it, but it remains a mystery.

Tonight, March 21, marks the 89th anniversary of his death (in 1919 for those of you with poor math skills). Will he come back? Why not see for yourself?

The bridge (which crosses Muddy Creek, the middle branch of the Portage River) can be found along Fought Road in Ottawa County, 1/2 mile south of the Ohio Turnpike (I-80)/King Road and 6 miles southeast of Elmore.

But don't be surprised if you're not alone...

3 comments:

Liam said...

This was always one of my favorite stories. It would be fun to go there one year and see for myself. However I bet the place gets crowds every year.

Chris said...

I think these type of places would be great for our group as well to to explore. Make it a SIGHt investigation woud be very interesting and to see if we may even capture anything. You never know!

Dragon said...

I like Chris's idea, next year plan to have the group go out. That would be something I would even like to do. See if anything happens. Take camera and record to see if anything gets picked up.