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Bunnyman Bridge

I'm sure some of you have even heard of Bunnyman Bridge from the show "Scariest Places on Earth." It is located in Fairfax, Virginia on Colchester Road. Now there are various stories about the Bunnyman but most conclude that he loved bunnies, of course, and also children. Some say he was a lunatic that escaped from a nearby asylum and nourished himself mainly on rabbits, leaving their dead carcasses to be found. Others say that he always dressed up as a rabbit when he killed his victims always with an axe and left them hanging near the bridge. The most common story that I have found is this:

In 1904, there was an insane asylum near a small town in Virginia. The townspeople didn't like it so close to them so they took a vote and decided to move the asylum somewhere else. While transporting the occupants, the bus broke down near the bridge and they all escape. They were all found and captured except for one. All the police found were dead rabbits which they concluded that was what he was eating to stay alive, but the guy was never found dead or alive.

Some have stated that if you go to the bridge and say 'Bunnyman' three times, he will make himself known to you in some way. But do know that even if he doesn't, you will still be watched upon entering the bridge. The local police installed surveillance cameras due to its fame. Here's the question: Do you dare to find out if the stories are true? Or maybe some of you already know.

Source: The Center for Paranormal Research and Investigation

Originally posted on November 17, 2004

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is f ing insane

Anonymous said...

I have lived in the area all my life and of course the story of Bunny Man changes all the time. However, there are many unexplained deaths in the area surrounding the bridge but unfortunately, there was never an asylum here. Lorton prison was built in 1910 and was the closest thing. Could be the dates are wrong and maybe a bus load of inmates crashed? Don't know. But I've never had the nerve to go. :)

Anonymous said...

lol im sooo going to that bridge...with plenty of guns

Anonymous said...

I been to the bunny man bridge yesterday actually the roads getting there is spooky the bridge is narrow and short but when entering it put all ur windows down close all lights and you will feel a cold chill rush into your car

Joe said...

I have recently visited "Bunnyman Brdge",and i felt a spooky presence. I do not know if he is there,or if it is a sick joke.

UKnowIKnow said...

Bunnyman Bridge. It has recently been discovered by me and my frind,Jack.We thought it was a stupid joke,and now we wish we could take our words back. We spoke the words "Bunnyman,Bunnyman,Bunnyman",and heared some footsteps,we turned and ran. We areplanning to visit it tommorow. Happy Halloween!

BunnyMan010 said...

UKnowIKnow is right. Me and him were having fun,skipping across the bridge,screaming "Bunnyman! Bunnyman! Bunnyman!" over and over. We heard footsteps,we heared scrpesof somewhat,like the scrapeing of metal against wood. I dont know if i saw it,but i saw a man dressed as a bunny,thats when Alez (UKnowIKnow) shouted to run. If we do go tommorow,it will be: Me (Bunnyman010),Joe (OMGITSCHRISTMAS!),and Ben (SCFC2011). Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapy Haaaaaaaaaaaaaloweeeeeeeeeen!!!!

Bunnyman010 said...

Oh,and Alex (UKnowIKnow)^^

Anonymous said...

The legend has circulated for years in several forms. A version naming a suspect and specific location was posted to a web site in the late 1990s by a "Timothy C. Forbes". This version states that in 1904, an asylum prison in Clifton, Virginia was shut down by successful petition of the growing population of residents in Fairfax County. During the transfer of inmates to a new facility, the transport carrying the inmates crashes; some prisoners escaped or were found dead. A search party finds all but one of them.

During this time, locals allegedly began to find hundreds of cleanly skinned, half-eaten carcasses of rabbits hanging from the trees in the surrounding areas. Another search of the area was ordered and the police located the remains of Marcus Wallster, left in a similar fashion to the rabbit carcasses hanging in a nearby tree or under a bridge overpass—known locally as the "Bunny Man Bridge"—along the railroad tracks at Colchester Road. Officials name the last missing inmate, Douglas J. Grifon, as their suspect and call him "the bunny man".

In this version, officials finally manage to locate Grifon but, during their attempt to apprehend him at the overpass, he nearly escapes before being hit by an oncoming train where the original transport crashed. They say after the train passed the police said that they heard laughter coming from the site. It is eventually revealed that Grifon was institutionalized for killing his family and children on Easter Sunday.

For years after the "Bunny Man's" death, in the time approaching Halloween carcasses are said to be found hanging from the overpass and surrounding areas. A figure is reportedly seen by passersby making their way through the one lane bridge tunnel.

Conley says this version is demonstrably false. Among other inconsistencies, Conley notes that "there has never been an asylum for the insane in Fairfax County" and that "Lorton Prison didn't come into existence until 1910, and even then it was an arm of the District of Columbia Corrections system, not Virginia's." Court records show neither a Grifon nor a Wallster and, writes Conley, "there is not and never has been a Clifton Town Library."

Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, via his blog Cryptomundo and in the book Weird Virginia, which has a section on the Bunny man, sees a direct association between the legend of Bunny man and that of the Goatman of nearby Maryland.

OMGITSCHRISTMAS! said...

Bunnyman Bridge is great. The bright light and then body`s being hung above the passing cars. Im GOING!

kohlchester said...

Whether you believe the Bunny Man legend or not you really need to visit www.colchesteroverpass.org. Great videos and some important information.

Anonymous said...

I have heard of only a gargoyle that is supposed to kill you if you go there alone at night, then getting the name after seeing bunnies before being attacked by it. I guess the one I heard was wrong. I hope I can go there!

Anonymous said...

Went their during a storm and broke my leg. No bunny man though...

Anonymous said...

THIS CRAP IS FAKE THE ONLY PART THATS NOT FAKE IS THE BUS CRASHING AND THE DEAND RABBIT CORPSES

Anonymous said...

the bunny man gives me the chills but the bunny man was never found so i think the legend is fake there has to be an explanation to all of this but that does not explain the hanged people and rabbit carcasses...

Anonymous said...

Im scared

Anonymous said...

Ive read tons of stuff about it and seen tons of videos is sounds scary but my sister just got a camera and its October 20 so I'm definetly going there on Howlloween so I'm gonna put the video on you tube if we live.

Anonymous said...

Ive read tons of stuff about it and seen tons of videos is sounds scary but my sister just got a camera and its October 20 so I'm definetly going there on Howlloween so I'm gonna put the video on you tube if we live.

 
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