Stuckey’s Bridge Information:
DO NOT DRIVE OVER THE BRIDGE. IT WAS NOT BUILT TO TRANSMIT CARS AND TRUCKS>
Stuckey’s Bridge is a 157 foot structure that spans the Chunky River in Meridian, Mississippi. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. It has become the icon of a legend about a serial killer who lured people to his home and then killed and robbed them, throwing their bodies ultimately over the bridge into the Chunky River.
The legend of Stuckey’s Bridge is believed to have originated when the Dalton Gang moved through Meridian and left behind one of their members, whose name, of course, was Stuckey. Stuckey stayed on in the county, slaying a variety of victims in the southwestern part of the county in the early 1800’s. He preyed on visitors and other unwary folks, murdering them and stealing their money.
Ghosts and the Paranormal at Stuckey’s Bridge in Meridian, Mississippi:
Stucky was a serial murderer who was, according to legend, hung from the bridge that now bears his name. Locals claim that late at night, visitors at the bridge can hear a loud splash coming from under the bridge. This is the ethereal sound of Stucky’s body hitting the water after his hanging.
Sometimes locals claim also that you can see apparitions of Stucky’s body hanging or walking over the bridge. Occasionally an area under the bridge that is glowing.
Jacob, J. (2007). The Meridian Star: The Hanging Man at Stuckey’s Bridge. Retrieved February 2, 2011 from http://meridianstar.com/local/x681093043/The-hanging-man-at-Stuckey-s-Bridge
The Shadowlord (1998). Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. Retrieved February 1, 2011 from http://theshadowlands.net/places/rhodeisland.htm