Information about Crybaby Bridge in Sayre, Oklahoma:
Sayre is located in Beckham County in southwestern Oklahoma. It is a community of about 4,000 residents. In 1940, the Sayre Courthouse was used as part of the set in the movie The Grapes of Wrath, which is kinda cool.
Sayre is located on the North Fork of the Red River between Amarillo, Texas and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is at a crossroads of U.S. Route 66 and Interstate 40.
There are a number of Crybaby Bridges in the United States and at least four or five in Oklahoma alone (For example, see Alderson, Oklahoma’s Crybaby Bridge). They are so named because people claim that at these locations, one can hear the ghostly cries of an infant. Usually, the local lore is that a woman had a child out of wedlock (sometimes as the result of rape, or incest, or an adulterous affair, etc.), and was forced to hide the evidence of her wrongdoing. Sometimes the parents of the mother throw the infant into the river beneath the Crybaby Bridge in question.
Ghosts and Hauntings at Crybaby Bridge in Sayre, Oklahoma:
Locals report hearing the ghostly sounds of a baby crying. The sound seems to come from underneath the bridge. People have also reported seeing the glowing apparition of a woman floating over the creek bed.
Haunted Oklahoma: Urban Legends of the Soooner State. Retrieved January 30, 2011 from http://hauntedoklahoma.blogspot.com/
The Shadowlord (1998). Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. Retrieved January 30, 2011 from http://theshadowlands.net/places/oklahoma.htm
Wikipedia (2011). Crybaby Bridge. Retrieved January 30, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crybaby_Bridge
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