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Folk News and the Haunted Old Alton Bridge (Goatman's Bridge Series)

Folk News and the Haunted Old Alton Bridge: A look at what urban legends, especially the Goatman's Bridge urban legends, do in society, including urban legends as "folk news." Plus, some possible debunkings of some of the Old Alton Bridge phenomena.

Folk News and the Haunted Old Alton Bridge (Goatman's Bridge Series)
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Rewriting Urban Legends (Goatman's Bridge Series)

An attempt to trace the current tales of the Goatman’s Bridge to their source: a 2008 YouTube video that contained seemingly new information about the urban legend, including some information that linked the story to the Mothman legends.

Rewriting Urban Legends (Goatman's Bridge Series)
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“I Seen the Devil” (Goatman’s Bridge Series)

A deep dive into strangeness associated with the Goatman’s Bridge, featuring weird stories that I found on forums and comment sections, including a devil sighting, a ghost driver, lights turning red, terrifying laughter, Bigfoot-type phenomena, and more.

“I Seen the Devil” (Goatman’s Bridge Series)
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Who is the Goatman? (Goatman’s Bridge Series)

North Texas has four different Goatman legends, including the Old Alton Bridge Goatman. Here’s a look at those stories, as well as other urban legends about goatmen around the world.

Who is the Goatman? (Goatman’s Bridge Series)
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Death at the Goatman's Bridge (Goatman’s Bridge Series)

A look at one legend behind the Goatman’s Bridge, the period of history that inspired it, and a suspicious recent death at the bridge.

Death at the Goatman's Bridge (Goatman’s Bridge Series)
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This Way to the Goatman (Goatman’s Bridge Series)

One of the most famous urban legends about the Goatman’s Bridge (aka the Old Alton Bridge) has roots in a hidden, unpleasant part of the county’s history. This episode looks at the legend of the Goatman and the history underpinning the story. CONTENT NOTE: This episode contains discussions

This Way to the Goatman (Goatman’s Bridge Series)
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I went to Goatman’s Bridge (Goatman’s Bridge Series)

In December 2021, I visited the Old Alton Bridge. Here’s what it’s like to visit the famously haunted bridge, as well as the history of the bridge itself.

I went to Goatman’s Bridge (Goatman’s Bridge Series)
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Goatman’s Bridge Series: Sources and Episode List

Here’re the sources I used in the Goatman’s Bridge series. (The individual episode pages linked below may contain some additional sources.) Check out the whole series: * The Trickster and the Goatman (Goatman’s Bridge Series) * I went to Goatman’s Bridge (Goatman’s Bridge Series) * This Way to

Goatman’s Bridge Series: Sources and Episode List
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The Trickster and the Goatman (Goatman's Bridge Series)

The Old Alton Bridge, or Goatman’s Bridge, is a famously haunted site in north Texas. But in my research, I’ve discovered that everything may not be as it seems at the Old Alton Bridge . . .

The Trickster and the Goatman (Goatman's Bridge Series)