Helen’s Bridge in Asheville
The bridge was originally known as Zealandia’s bridge, and is located on Beaucatcher Mountain in Asheville. For a time, the demolition of the bridge was considered when pieces of the stone began to drop, but it was saved and this stunning structure still stands today as a reminder of one of North Carolina’s most popular ghost stories.
Writer Thomas Wolfe himself walked under the bridge many times as a boy, and the bridge is mentioned in his work, Look Homeward, Angel.
Despite it’s beauty, the bridge is most famous for the dark story surrounding it.
The legend associated with the bridge is that Helen, inconsolable with the death of her daughter, hung herself from the bridge. Since that time, there has been multiple reports of car trouble at the bridge. On certain occasions, Helen herself has been spotted, wearing a long gown and asking the whereabouts of her child.
There has been much paranormal investigation of the bridge and the area surrounding it. Apparitions and orbs have been captured on film, along with EVP recordings.
Take heed if you do plan a haunted URBEX of this area, as there is more present than just the spirit of Helen. People have witnessed shadow people coming out of the woods, and also reported being slapped, hit, and scratched even during daylight explorations.