The Bridge Where Dogs Leap To Their Deaths
I’m surprised I’d never heard of Overtoun Bridge in Scotland before. The bridge is made of granite and is a hundred years old, constructed in 1895, and spans Overtoun Burn, a stream fifty feet below. There are lots of trees and rocks down there, too, below the bridge. The structure itself is creepy looking, but the site might otherwise be picturesque if not for its troubled history, its dark notoriety. Over the past 50 years, an equal number of dogs have, mysteriously and with no discernible reason for it, leapt off the bridge, most of them dying from the act. Each dog leapt from the same spot, too. What’s going on to make these dogs do it? (Oh, and in 1994 a guy threw his infant child from the bridge, then tried to leap from it to his own death, so it isn’t JUST dogs that are seemingly affected.)
The bridge, and the nearby Overtoun House, is reputed to be haunted. With no scientific or rational explanation for why the dogs are jumping to their deaths, might there be some supernatural force at work? Are the dogs being controlled by something–or are they trying to get away from something that they can see but their owners cannot?