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Katy Trail Ghost/Haunted Bridge.

Does anyone know anything about the haunted bridge on the Katy trail in the Columbia area? Legend says that "Under a bridge on the Katy trail only on full moons you can see a young man with a missing left arm walk back and forth with no facial expression." I'm trying to find the bridge: the mile marker it's by or any other information about it.

posted Sep 15 2008 1:10AM - Alice, Columbia

That's no ghost. It's Greg aka gc from Columbis
posted Sep 17 2008 10:41PM - DougK, Troy

I believe that is down by the Auxvasse.
posted Sep 17 2008 11:06PM - Doug, Bluffton

Not me, Doug. I still have both arms and I am definitely not a young man ... though I often smell like I a dead.
posted Sep 19 2008 7:00AM - gc, Columbia, Mo.

This a very late response to your questions but if you're still interested please email me back.
posted Mar 15 2017 9:09PM - Larry

What is the life expectancy of a ghost?
posted Mar 16 2017 8:41AM - Anonymous

Life expectancy is related to what is keeping them here... if something bad happened... they might be there a long time... if they are there for mischief... they won't stay long unless they have people to tease...He may be there to protect...if that is the case... say a prayer or a word of thanks as you pass!
posted Mar 16 2017 9:57AM - Sarah J Eber, Hartsburg

He may be there looking for his arm.
posted Mar 16 2017 10:07AM - Stu, Lee's Summit

Sarah J, is that documented somewhere or just a myth born of the spring polecat stench?
posted Mar 16 2017 11:56AM - Anonymous

I don't know about the life expectancy of a ghost, but the life expectancy of a forum thread about it has now been proven to be 8.5 years. :)
posted Mar 16 2017 12:18PM - BikerBoy, Maryville, IL

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