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The Old Alton Bridge in Denton is supposedly Haunted by the Goat Man

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Guest 30-Oct-2009 17:42
When I was in my early teens (early '70's) I used to fish from the bridge almost every weekend. On several occasions, spread over several years, I would be sitting on the bridge, feet hanging over the side, I would feel the bridge start to vibrate as if someone was walking across it only to look both directions and see no one. On one of these occasions, I suddenly was very cold and could see my breath, it was August and 101 degrees. I had no knowledge of the legend of Old Alton Bridge, or Oscar Washburn. I only recently found out about the "Goatman" and the legend.
kyle 27-Aug-2008 08:38
There have been several disappearances on and around Old Alton Bridge. Most notably, one that occurred November 15th 1967. The Denton newspaper at the time did an article on a mustang found abandoned on the bridge and there were lots of people that reported other missing persons linked to the bridge and the "Goatman."

The story is that Klansmen raided the house of the Goatman, Oscar Washburn, and killed his family after attempting to lynch him over the side. The legend says that he disappeared over the side and now attacks anyone who crosses the bridge at night in an effort to protect his family.
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