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VIDEO: Be Sure to Keep Your Car Running on Crybaby Bridge!

Some of America’s spookiest myths and urban legends come from the good ol’ Midwest — aliens, ghosts, even entire towns haunted by bad luck and superstition.

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One of the most widespread urban legends that I’ve heard my entire adult life is that of “Crybaby Bridge.” Nearly every state in the Midwest — from Oklahoma to Illinois — has its own version of the Crybaby Bridge legend, often revolving around a chilling tale of suicide and child sacrifice. But the one that I’ve always known is at Olathe Lake in Overland Park, Kansas.

Watch the video below and join us as we unravel the history upon which this ominous American legend was built…