Crybaby Bridge is a popular, spook spot located on the line between Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties. One of the oldest bridges in Maryland, Crybaby Bridge has been a place of legends for decades. The most well-known myth surrounding the bridge is of a pregnant teenager living during the 1970's somewhere in Anne Arundel County. Abandoned by the baby's father, she gives birth to the child, much to the dismay of her family. According to the story, the girl is ridiculed and tormented by her family's constant physical and emotional abuse. Not knowing where to turn, she goes to the bridge, drowns her baby, and jumps in after, ending her own life.
Other versions of the myth say the girl did not jump but was murdered, along with the baby, by her father. Rumor has it that late one night, he murdered the girl and her child, drove his dark car to the bridge, and dumped the bodies.
People who believe in this version say on some nights when they drive over the bridge, they see a set of headlights and a black Sedan trailing them. However, when they turn their heads, the car disappears. The reason this bridge is referred to commonly as "Crybaby Bridge" is because the cry of this dead baby has been heard by locals on various nights, while crossing the creepy, rusty one-lane bridge.
October 10, 1994Edit
A week before Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, and Michael Williams arrived in Burkittsville, they had visited this bridge and recorded a short documentary about it. Heather has also told that the bridge, in the 1800's, was used by the KKK to drown black babies.
The Crybaby Bridge video is not displayed in the Blair Witch Project but can be viewed on woodsmovie.com as a hidden link.