Tilly Willy Bridge - Real Haunt in Fayetteville AR
- Wilson Hollow Rd.
- Fayetteville, AR
- Average Review
- (2 reviews)
- Listing Categories
- Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses, Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)
- Open To Public
- Yes - Open To Public
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Haunted for sure!
I went out to Tilly Willy just for fun, instead. An unexpected terrifying experience happen. As I arrived , I drove a couple of times to check it out. After the third pass, I decided to park. ( unknowingly perfect on a Pentagram that somenow went unseen) I turned on my video recorder , hoping to catch something or a ghost. My son and niece waited in the car because , my niece got scared. As I walked out on the bridge I heard faint crying. I countiued to walk and stay on the bridge. My son started screaming for me to come back, I could hear it in his voice he was freaked out. He realized that we were perfectly centered on a Pentagram, large enough for my CRV. I get back into my car and my niece is crying uncontrollably, repeating over. He is here, he is at the window, he won't go as she was rocking back and forth. I looked down and noticed my Saint Christopher Pentdent, was lying on the floor board. It somehow was taken off the the shifting gear, where it was tighly wrapped around. My son said it felt like something was breathing on his neck and said it is time to leave. ( we were trying to calm down my niece) She countied crying and say that he was there, he won't go) As we got closer into town , she passed out. When she woke up she had know idea what just happend. I parked at a gas station to calm my nerves, and my car has strange unknown hoof and hand like prints all around. It was as if something crawled all around the glass. It was then we tried to listen , to my recording. Only the first few seconds played, we heard a women say save us all. I have not been able to get the recording to play again and some hand like prints still remain on the glass. As if the prints were etched in between the glass, it will not come off. I believe without a doubt, something is haunting the Tilly Willy Bridge...Posted 10/25/18
The Real Story behind Tilly Willy
Tilly Willy is an "urban legend". When the story was first told, it was suppose to have been a woman driving a Model A into town and was distracted by her young son. This story was going around in the 50's. The story was revised in the 70's to a family was driving across the bridge and the father was distracted by a son sitting next to his sister and they drove off the bridge and drowned. The story has since been changed again to the present one of a mother and two daughters driving off the bridge in the early 70's. My family has lived out there since the 30's and never heard that story until I was attending Fayetteville High on School Street in the 50's. The Brook's family has lived within a half mile of the old bridge, long before there was a bridge/dam since the 1800's. In fact Brook's Mountain is named after the family. One of the son's my age, was a County Sheriff in the 50's, 60's, 70's and early 80's and stated that he had heard the story, but that was what it is a story. There isn't any evidence of it ever happening, no police reports or any news paper reports of the "supposed" incident. Now you would think that "if" it was true, there would be a police report or a newspaper article of the family drowning. Sorry there are none. Now, if you want to visit a "haunted" place, I suggest the old train tunnel in Winslow. I have been there and heard the sound of running foot prints in the tunnel. If, people visit it, park at the old train station and walk south to the tunnel. Take at least four people, that way half the group can go through the tunnel to the other end and the other half can stay at the front of the tunnel, Just wait awhile and one group will hear the running sound running away from them, while the other group will hear the sound coming towards them. It is reported that a family member of the Smith's who owned the local General Store next to the West side of the tracks had a family member hit by a freight train in the 30's as they were coming to town using the tunnel as short-cut. and you can hear their running steps as they were trying to out run the train.Posted 6/21/17
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