Banwell Bridge is in Fort Dodge, Iowa. This bridge is also called the Banwell Terror Bridge because it has many stories that give it a haunted reputation. The most famous story of Banwell Terror Bridge is a “woman in white” plagues it.
For over 20 years, locals testify to seeing the spirit of a mother who threw her three children off the Banwell Bridge. It is rumored the woman took her children to the location, purportedly to watch a train pass below. But, just as the train passed, she threw all three of the children off the overpass. The train killed them instantly. The mom then threw herself over the bridge and died.
To this day, residents in the area warn drivers to roll up the windows and lock the doors before crossing. Otherwise, the woman’s spirit will try to pull you out of the vehicle and throw you over, just as she did with her children. Those brave enough to get out of their cars have reported hearing voices, seeing orbs, and, at times, hearing a woman moaning from beneath the overpass. Many report finding handprints on their vehicles after reaching the other side of the crossing.
And if that isn’t enough, some also report sightings of a decapitated railroad worker, and recently, a werewolf-like creature.
Sources: The Hartford Extra Mile and K98.5 The Cedar Valley’s #1 for New Country
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