The Avon Haunted Bridge is a purportedly-haunted bridge near Avon, Indiana that runs across the White Lick Creek. It is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of an African-American bridge worker.
- Pounding from within the bridge
- Blood dripping from the bridge
The story goes that one of the workers during the bridge’s construction was a large African-American man named Dad Jones. Because he was extremely strong (or because he was black), he was often given some of the most grueling work.
One day, Dad Jones and another worker were standing atop a wooden platform, pouring cement into the trestle. Suddenly, the wooden platform collapsed, throwing the other worker off to safety. Dad Jones, however, was not so lucky. He fell into the trestle and was buried alive by the cement.
“Who?” I asked, suddenly uneasy, but no sooner had I said it than I heard the sound. At first I thought it was the sound of the engine putting on its brakes; kind of a high pitched sound, but then I realized it was human. Someone was screaming. It was a man’s scream, and then it went low and turned into a kind of a groan. I had no idea where it was coming from, but I knew I wanted out of there right then.
We all took off and ran. We didn’t stop for probably half a mile. By then I had decided that my brothers had played a trick on me, and was about to accuse them. But when we stopped I looked at my brother Matt, and saw that he was white as a sheet. [sic] (account taken from Weird Indiana)