In North America, October 31 is Halloween, with scary fun, leading to the lesser known All Saints Day (November 1). I don’t have any really scary photos to post, but I do have a couple of spooky ones. In 2007, I ventured out into the countryside south of Fort Worth, and found this old suspension bridge on County Road 249 in Bluff Dale, Texas. It is a relic of the 1890s. Along the way, I talked to Joe Hamilton, who was raised around Bluff Dale, and he told me, “I used to walk down that road when I was a kid, and they still had small huts used by the Indians who worked the railroad. At least I think they were Indians. The huts were made of sticks and mud and stuff, but there’s nothing there now. The bridge is there, but it’s not used. There’s a new bridge now.”
Could this become a ghost story?
At any rate, if it helps build suspense for Halloween, here is the old Bluff Dale suspension bridge (and a glimpse of the newer one which replaced it).