I will never forget the night that me and a group of my friends decided to check this place out for ourselves. Located in the middle of the woods in Crete, Illinois, Axeman's Bridge was often a place that people dared one another to go out to.
Years ago a man had built a home for his family in those woods. Word has it that he flipped out one evening and killed his entire family with an axe on two bridges. One is the I-beam bridge which made up part of the driveway and the other is on Old Post Road.
From what I know the house was torn down but some parts still remain. I was a junior in high school the year that I became brave enough to go out there. Five of us packed into my friend Brian's car on a Friday night after the football game. The closer we got the denser the woods became until there was nothing around except trees. We knew we had arrived when we got to the first bridge. From what I saw there was a lot of graffiti on it. Just as we drove over the middle section the car stalled. This really freaked us out because everyone said that happens when you go out there. It was pitch black out and all we could see were the eyes of the animals watching us and a light out in the woods. Just a single light out in the middle of nowhere. We heard screaming and sounds coming from all around the car. Brian looked like he was going to cry and the rest of us were pretty much the same. The car started after a few minutes and we got the hell out of there. I never went back and the five of us never talked about what we experienced that night at Axeman's Bridge.