I recently learned of a location in Texas that has a strange name and an even stranger story. The haunted Donkey Lady Bridge is the place, and its eerie legend has given locals the shivers for years.

According to Weird US, the story is set close to San Antonio, near a stream known as Elm Creek. There, you'll find an old wooden bridge stretching across the water. As the story goes, a woman lived nearby. She was different from other folks in that her feet and hands looked a bit like hooves. She quickly picked up the nickname "Donkey Lady".

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One day, her home caught on fire. The flames consumed everything and left the woman disfigured. Overwhelmed by her loss and cruel comments from the locals, she disappeared. Some say she jumped into the creek; others say she vanished into the woods.

Since that time, strange happenings have been reported at the bridge. Some hear mysterious noises, the sound of hooves, and the cries of a woman. Others have caught an apparition with a disfigured face hiding in the shadows. At night, folks have claimed to see her spirit drifting across the bridge or hear her crying.

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Visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of the Donkey Lady will drive to the bridge, turn off their car lights, and wait in the silent night. Many have left terrified, swearing they've witnessed something out of the spiritual world.

So, if you ever find yourself in San Antonio and you're brave enough, visit the Donkey Lady Bridge. Just remember, these legends often grow out of real events and real pain. As you stand on that old bridge, take a couple seconds to send kind thoughts to the Donkey Lady.

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