Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Helen's Bridge

Here's the bridge that kriste and I took..


This is the top of the bridge..

This is how the story goes..
When the Zealandia Castle caught fire in the late 1900's, a woman named Helen lost her only child, a daughter, in the fire. Helen was so upset by the loss that she hung herself from the bridge right down the road from the castle.. That's how Helen's Bridge got started.. It's located on Beaucatcher Mountain. There has been much paranormal activity associated with the bridge, apparitions, orbs, etc. Helen is supposed to wander the mountain in a long gown, asking those she meets if they have seen her daughter.
Helen's Bridge video Local Documentary
Another Helen's Bridge video Narrated by Forrest

7 comments:

Janie said...

What a beautiful bridge, and a sad story!

Thanks for sharing!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

That truly is an amazing tale, very sad indeed, the bridge is beautiful!!! Very photogenic.
~Michele~

Chris said...

Sad, but cool history. Where do you find this stuff! Very interesting.

Amelia said...

Did you stay there late to see if there was any paranormal activity?

Blog Hendersonville said...

What a beautiful bridge! I'll have to go take a look.

And I've always loved the name Beaucatcher Mtn. Would love to know the history behind that name, too.

Yeti said...

Yeah, this is a sad story but interesting..

Chris- I've been hearing about this bridge ever since i moved to the mountains so of course, i had to digg into it..lol

Yeti said...

Amelia- Nope.. We went before it was dark and then we went back after we ate out..It was dark then..Kristie got out to take pics while i go up the road and turn the truck around..She said she had the wullies..lol