Locally, the bridge is known as "Goatman's Bridge", due to a legendary demonic satyr of the same name, who is popularly believed to inhabit the forest surrounding the area. Locals warn that if you crossed the bridge at night without headlights, you will be met on the other side by the Goatman. Ghostly figures and strange lights are also reported in the surrounding woods. As well as visitors being touched, grabbed and having rocks thrown at them. This legend results in the area around Old Alton Bridge being popular with paranormal societies and Halloween activities. Learn More from Wikipedia about Goatman's Bridge
Welcome to The Dark Path Haunt - The Only Outdoor Haunted Trail in North Texas with Documented Paranormal activity. We listened to our customers and decided to up the ante for this years haunt. The decision to move to a different location was made, but we did not want to move to just another wooded area and give you more of the same.
The question we asked ourselves is how do you improve on an outdoor haunt and give our customers something they can not get anywhere else? ANSWER: You put the haunt in the woods that has a long history of unexplained / paranormal activity.
We researched the surrounding areas and you can imagine our excitement when we found a place that has actual documented cases of paranormal activity; GOATMAN'S BRIDGE. As we researched further we found several other unexplained activities, even to the extent that there have been several accounts over the years where people have gone missing and police have found their abandoned vehicles, with the headlights busted out, on the bridge and surrounding area.
So as you walk through our trails you will see things that will blow your mind and you will ask yourself is that real or is it lost spirits roaming the area. Just try not to become another victim of The Goatman's Bridge.