During our trip to Asheville we decided to stop by the infamous Helen’s Bridge. While we where there we conducted several EVP sessions which we intended to post to our YouTube channel. However, upon further review of the sessions we found that they were heavily contaminated with sounds from the near by city and the wind. We have decided not to post these EVP sessions because of the contamination.
When we return to Helen’s Bridge for a full investigation it will be at night, in hopes to reduce the amount of audio contamination. For the full investigation we will be bringing our EMF meter, infrared camera, and the spirit box. The EMF meter should prove to be very useful, we can conduct several different test with it and since there are no power lines above the bridge the results should not be contaminated. If the claims are true about the apparition of girl the infrared camera will help to capture evidence of her existence. We have had a lot of success with the spirit box during our investigations and the results are harder to contaminate than EVP sessions.
If you are interested in checking out Helen’s Bridge for yourself, here is a map to help you find it. The dot on the map is almost the exact location of the bridge. If you follow College St all the way to the end you will eventually cross under the bridge. At the intersection of Vans Gap Rd, Beaucatcher Rd and College St there is a little area to park your car in. From there, their is a little trail that will take you up to the top of the bridge. Hopefully these directions are helpful.
Legends of Sensabaugh Tunnel
Sensabaugh tunnel has been a part of Tennessee folklore for years. Built in the 1920’s in Kingsport, TN and named after the man that owned the land, Edward Sensabaugh. A stream flows around and through the tunnel and the walls are covered in graffiti.
There are several claims of activity in Sensabaugh tunnel. One of the most frequently reported ones is the sound of a crying baby. It is also said that the apparition of a women will appear in the back seat of your car while driving through. Another one of the most common claims of activity, suggests that if you turn your car off when you are in the middle of the tunnel, you will not be able to turn it on again until you push it out of the tunnel. Many tales are in circulation about Edward and how the tunnel became haunted, every one of them differs depending on the source.
The Act of Kindness
Ed once let a homeless man into his house as an act of kindness. Shortly afterwards, the man tried to steal jewelry from Ed’s wife. Ed grabbed a gun and confronted the man. The man grabbed Ed’s infant daughter and ran from the house. It is said the he drowned the baby in the tunnel during his escape.
One tale revolves around Ed being a madman. Legend has it that, one night, Ed went crazy and murdered his wife and child. Ed proceeded to place the bodies inside the tunnel. No one really knows why he snapped.
“Get Out of My Tunnel”
Ed was always very protective of his land. In the 1950’s teenagers started to use the tunnel for many devious things. This upset Ed greatly. So, he started hiding in the woods and when a vandal would show up, he would let out a shrill that would echo through the tunnel. Needless to say this would scare off any unwanted visitors hiding inside.
Shelter from the Storm
One stormy night a mother and her child where driving through Kingsport. As the storm grew worse the mother decided that the roads where no longer safe to travel. When she came upon Sensabaugh Tunnel she stopped. They would not survive the night. The next morning their bodies were discovered inside the car, which was parked in the middle of the tunnel. Nobody knows exactly what happened to cause their sudden deaths or if it is even true.
What we found…
Regardless of the origin story, we visited Sensabaugh Tunnel for an investigation. During the investigation we tested the claim of if you turn your car off in the middle of the tunnel. We tired turning the car off several times, in both directions, and the car always started back. After spending several hours there and having not felt or experienced anything, we concluded the investigation. During the review process, to our amazement we found an EVP that sounds exactly like a baby crying. We hope to visit the tunnel at a later date in hopes that we can prove or debunk some of the other claims of activity.