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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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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