New Castle Indiana, Monkey Jack Bridge

by Sean Conley
(New Castle, Indiana- U.S.A)


Monkey Jack is an old wooden bridge, and the site of an actuall murder. On July 26, 1956 a teen couple were looking for a place to be alone. They arived at monkey Jack which was out in the country. Later on in the evening they heard on the radio that a convicted murder had escaped county prison. The girl started to panic, so the boy gave her his jacket and just to settle her said he would check the area. It was an hour and the girl had fallen asleep, she was constantly being awoken to a scratching noise coming from the top of the roof. It was morning when a sheriff woke her. He told her to step out of the car, and not look up. Being a teenager she looked up to see her boyfriend murdured and mutilated, hanging by his feet from a tree just above the car. The paint on top of the car had been scratched off by his finger nails. As the years went by it was an attraction for local teens to test there bravery. Rumors are if you get out of your car, and walk around, when you return to your car the paint on top will be chipped off. The bridge is no longer on a road and you have to take a trail to get there. But if you ask anyone in henrey county and even in most parts of Indiana they've heard of the story. A remix of the story was even in the popular "Scary Storires to Tell in the Dark.




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Jan 02, 2017
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Big Fish Tail NEW
by: Lewis S.

My dad used to fish Blue River back in the 80's. He would be fishing along the river bank and in the distance he could see Monkey Jack Bridge. He said there would be a man waving from the bridge, as he moved down the riverbank closer to the bridge he could clearly see the man every time he looked up, but when he would get to the bridge there would never be anybody there. One time he moved downstream and when he looked back at the bridge the man had returned. He could never get close enough to get a good look at the man.

Dec 26, 2016
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Man in the mirror NEW
by: Christian

My granddad knew a guy Luke that worked at the auto plant that used to tell them about how one night going home on third shift that he was driving down 225 west coming up on Monkey Jack bridge. He looked in the rear view mirror and saw a man walking along the road but never passed him. He stopped and told the guy to sit in back and the man didn't talk until they got to the bridge. The guy yelled stop and Luke slammed on the brakes and stopped on the bridge. The man said thanks for the ride home but he never got out of the car Luke looked in the back seat and there was nobody there. Never went that way home again

Dec 22, 2016
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The legend says... NEW
by: Bartholomew Blackwell

I'm almost 80 and once in the early seventies before someone wrecked the bridge I drove onto it and parked one summer night and waited. I sat there in the dark a half an hour and never seen or heard nothing. I started the truck and when the headlights shined toward the end of the bridge there was a man in what looked like a black ragged robe. His face was all messed up and he had ice picks or hay bailing hooks in each hand. I know the legend said he had a prosthetic hand, but I saw it with my own eyes. He started coming across swinging those hooks I backed up and off the bridge and turned around on the road and got the hell away from Monkey Jack Bridge.

Dec 15, 2016
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Have you seen the dawn? NEW
by: John Montgomery Key

There is a place where the night comes forever, a place where what's left of a man dwells, the keeper of the keys. They say he walks with a jingle, the one who watches from afar. If you listen closely you can hear him coming down the long road. the chiming rattle of the keys dangling about him. It will haunt you in the night, he comes to watch you cross his bridge in the pale glow of the moon...then he will decide if you should see the dawn.

Dec 15, 2016
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Have you seen the dawn? NEW
by: Anonymous

There is a place where the night comes forever, a place where what's left of a man dwells, the keeper of the keys. They say he walks with a jingle, the one who watches from afar. If you listen closely you can hear him coming down the long road. the chiming rattle of the keys dangling about him. It will haunt you in the night, he comes to watch you cross his bridge in the pale glow of the moon...then he will decide if you should see the dawn.

Dec 09, 2016
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Have you seen the dawn? NEW
by: John Montgomery Key

Those that come, best not linger in the fading light, for once the darkness falls it falls forever. Come and take the midnight crossing and wait for the whisper gathering. At the end of the long road sits the bridge you cannot cross, the bridge to the other side of the mirror. -MJ.

Jul 21, 2016
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Monkey jack true NEW
by: Anonymous

Back in 1996. My boyfriend and i were out tjere for a ride in his old convertable. We were sitting on the road with the top down and it was turning dark. Out of no where i sware a lady screamed. Burke looked at me with his mouth open. My heart was poinding and we took off like a bat out of hell. I never went back. So i thi k there is some truth.

May 15, 2016
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Closed when I was in high school. NEW
by: Anonymous

Brother and I stole the bridge out sign and tossed it in Principal Paul Crouser's back yard one night. Fun times. I see they rebuilt Little Kings bridge.

May 10, 2016
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monkey Jack NEW
by: Anonymous

Years ago me and my cousin went to Monkey Jack before they blocked the roadway we went back there the bridge was impassable as we pull out of Ratcliff Road we turn left a guy come out of the house he pulled a shotgun and shot it in the air basically to scare us well we did scattered out there fastly.

Mar 25, 2016
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Simply not TRUE NEW
by: Anonymous

Simply not true. Just a place to go and get scared when you were young.

Mar 24, 2016
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Wrong Bridge NEW
by: Charlie

Who ever wrote this must not be from Henry Co. In the first place it wasn`t a wooden bridge,it was an old metal one. The only thing scary about it was the creaks and moans it make when you drove across it.I think that was why the county finally tore it down and closed that road. Another thing,there was never any trees close enough to over hang the bridge.

Mar 24, 2016
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Henery Co ??? NEW
by: Anonymous

What I want to know is where is Henery County?

Mar 24, 2016
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love monkey Jack NEW
by: Anonymous

Love riding dirt bikes and hanging with my love

Mar 24, 2016
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Nah NEW
by: Your Mom

First, you spelled actual incorrectly. Second, that urban legend has been around for years. So I call bullshit on your little story. But it looks like a cool place to visit for a minute.

Mar 23, 2016
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Scary and fun. NEW
by: Anonymous

Years ago before the road was closed, we would drive out there just before dark and scare ourselves. I almost had my girls convinced that Big Foot lived in those woods, too!!! :)

Mar 23, 2016
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:/ NEW
by: Keith

Ever heard of the movie Urban Legend lol

Dec 20, 2014
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NOT TRUE NEW
by: LINDA MIKEL

EVERONE FROM OAK GROVE PARTIED ON THAT BRIGED AND NEVER SEEN ANYTHING

Dec 20, 2014
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NOT TRUE NEW
by: LINDA MIKEL

EVERONE FROM OAK GROVE PARTIED ON THAT BRIGED AND NEVER SEEN ANYTHING

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