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Separate the facts from the fiction in this film about the Goatman and the haunting of Goatman's Bridge.
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#10 Posted by
on 14 November, 2012, 4:51
It seems to me that the most likely explanation is that its just another ramshackle turn of the century house. You mention at least three separate, very different tales regarding the "goatman" and his untimely demise. He was lynched off the bridge, no, wait - he was run off the bridge, no, wait he was really Irish. And then the bigfoot stuff? What you actually have evidence of is 1. An old dilapidated house 2. Woods surrounding said house 3. A bridge 4. The indomitable tendency of people to spin yarns and ghost tales, and the tendency of those stories to get more and more diverse and elaborate...
#11 Posted by
on 14 November, 2012, 4:55
My Conclusion: After a lot of time spent exploring, researching, and not sleeping, I have finally found what I believe to be the truth behind the legend. Most of the legend isn't true, the only thing that is true is that a slave sold goats. I believe the woods are haunted. I believe the house itself is haunted. Based on what I know, I believe the original Goatman may have been that slave, and he very possibly could've been one of the lynchings in the area. He may not be the only ghost, as the legend of La Llorana is attached to the area, and many Native American Ghosts have been reported in th...
#12 Posted by
on 14 November, 2012, 5:04
It kinda seems like from what you put in your post that you do hold certain beliefs about the area. So which is your final position? Just trying to clarify........ I believe the area is haunted. That is just based on my personal experience for personal reasons. Historically, the place is hard to go back and look at because it is so old. From what I can find, only the lynchings and the farming of goats come out as true. I think it is a possibility that any haunting out there is either black magic, or any of the lychings. I believe that the Goatman himself may have possibly been lynched, but I h...
#13 Posted by
on 14 November, 2012, 6:29
I believe the area is haunted. That is just based on my personal experience for personal reasons. Historically, the place is hard to go back and look at because it is so old. From what I can find, only the lynchings and the farming of goats come out as true. I think it is a possibility that any haunting out there is either black magic, or any of the lychings. I believe that the Goatman himself may have possibly been lynched, but I have no evidence to back it up. I think the place has a tragic enough past to say that it can be haunted due to the lynchings. If you believe its haunted, thats cool...
#14 Posted by
on 15 November, 2012, 15:36
Welcome to UM grutheeford3, Not trying to discourage you, but the house in the photos was not built in the slave days. Just a few clues; indoor plumbing, assault shingles, drywall, electrical conduit, and junction boxes, fiberglass insulation, etc. Cool Story. Not to mention, if he was lynched in 1938, he probably wasn't a slave. Cool story though. Although I think it's important to point out that there are dozens if not hundreds of similar stories about bridges around the country.
#15 Posted by
on 17 November, 2012, 7:28
Its a beautiful area, and that house is pretty amazing. You should take the pictures as keepsakes, since the bridge means so much to you. I'm a bit on the fence about believing in ghosts, but who knows why some areas are haunted. The satan worship, however.... Its possible you have seen people, but that place has a reputation and it could be others looking for a thrill, or, more likely, troublemaking teens who love going to those spooky abandoned places. I have a feeling people might go out there in robes to freak people out. Real satanists do not wear robes or conduct spooky rituals at night ...
#16 Posted by
on 19 November, 2012, 13:13
Very interesting story It's got a bit of a Lovecraftian ring to it, and I enjoyed reading it Not to mention, if he was lynched in 1938, he probably wasn't a slave. Cool story though. Although I think it's important to point out that there are dozens if not hundreds of similar stories about bridges around the country. Hmm. Very likely, but it's not as clear-cut as that. Although slavery was abolished in the US in 1865 (I believe?) I recall watching a Trevor Macdonald documentary where it was revealed slavery actually continued alive and well until relatively far into the 20th Century... Just it...
#17 Posted by
on 17 April, 2016, 0:23
In regards to the abandoned house discussed in this thread, besides the building materials not being correct for the suspected period, aerial photos from 1968 clearly indicate there was no house at the location when they were taken. The oldest available satellite photo that the house appears in is 1995, therefor the abandoned house was built between 1968 and 1995 and couldn’t be part of the "Goatman" legend. Sorry to burst any bubbles, but knowing the truth is more important.
#18 Posted by
on 17 April, 2016, 16:43
That the house was that of a slave owner is belied by its relatively modern stick-built construction: the photos show (apparently) standard dimension milled lumber and plasterboard, two construction materials which I believe weren't in use before the Twentieth Century. Edit: Should have read to the end of the thread, evancj and lyrxst beat me to it.
#19 Posted by
on 20 April, 2016, 8:32
Haha nice resurrection, this is a 2012 thread, def interesting read!
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