This is for those who often wonder if some of the things experienced can ever be explained away. Almost everyone has heard the tell of "Cry baby bridge", heck almost every state and some cities has one. Well here is the story of the one that happened in my home town. Location will not be given to preserve the privacy of the people who live around the area. It is said that a young unmarried lady had given birth to her lovers child and when she presented the child to him, he turned them both away wanting nothing more to do with the mother or child. The young lady being distraught and not able to turn to her family for help, it was a time when it was considered shameful to have a baby out of wedlock. So she decided to jump from a bridge with her baby, they supposedly drown and were never seen again. They say that if you are on the bridge on moonless nights, you can hear the baby crying and see the mother as a white light walking up the shore line of the river searching for her baby.
I decided to investigate this story and see or hear for myself if this was a true haunting or if it was just another urban legend. A friend and myself arrived at the bridge around 11 pm and we sat and listened to the wind and the river, at first nothing and then we heard what did sound like a baby crying. We also saw what appeared to be a white light moving up the shore line and then disappearing at almost the same time as the baby stopped crying. We did a little further investigation and found the causes for both the light and the crying. The crying was the sound of peacocks from a nearby residents and the light was the reflection of headlights off a piece of metal near the river bank from car(s) on a nearby road. It would seem that the lights from the approaching cars would disturb the peacocks causing them to cry out, which while on the bridge would almost sound like a baby crying. Once the car(s) passed the peacocks would be quite and the white light would disappear.