Haunted Patterson Road Bridge

Houston, TX   /   14 Reviews

14349 Patterson Rd, Houston, TX 77084, United States

The Haunted Patterson Road Bridge

The Civil War was bloody and devastating and claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of US soldiers. With a path that left many deaths in its wake, there are many places that are said to be haunted by the spirits of soldiers who may still be looking for peace. Numerous spots in the US are said to be haunted by the ghosts of the Civil War, including the haunted Patterson Road Bridge in Houston, Texas.

The haunted strip of asphalt in Houston was home to a particularly vicious and bloody battle, and since then many people have reported otherworldly occurrences, particularly on the Langham Creek Bridge on Patterson Road.

History of Patterson Road and The Langham Creek Bridge

Haunted Patterson Road Bridge - Civil War Battle

There is some dispute as to what happened near the creek and the site of the future Patterson Road bridge. The general consensus agrees that Civil War soldiers engaged in some kind of skirmish or battle on the site.

One story suggests that it was the site of a German settlement that was pro-union. The settlers were ousted and killed by Confederate troops who wanted to rid the land of Yankee influence.

Another tale tells of pitched fighting between two ragtag militias who somehow managed to fend each other off of the land. It wasn’t a strategic battle per se, so the truth around the area is a bit muddy as less was documented.

Is the Patterson Road Bridge Haunted?

The consensus is yes, the Patterson Road Bridge over Langham Creek is haunted. There have been several sightings and stories over the years. People have reported seeing ghostly figures as they make the turn to cross the bridge, seeing visions of a pale man standing by the side of the road. They appear for a brief moment, then vanish as soon as your headlights strike.

Patterson Road Bridge Ghostly Tapping

There have been numerous reports of tapping on cars on this haunted bridge. According to those who have experienced it, the noise happens only at night, and it’s only when you’re on the bridge itself. Some people will park on the bridge and turn their headlights off. The tapping is said to begin and sounds like metal is lightly tapping the car. The sound is unexplained but is definitely not from wind or no other natural phenomenon can explain the sound. Witnesses say the noises come in rapid succession as if the ghosts are trying to notify the passengers.

Dare to test the bridge for ghosts? Be safe. The bridge is trafficked and stopping can be tough especially without lights.

Posted in Bridges, Haunted Places and Real Haunts

14 Reviews

  1. Anonymous

    Me and my boy were there and no ghost but we found a dead body on the side of the road. Pretty scary shit but we called the cops and we were interviewed for a good 3 hours

    March 17, 2018 at 8:23 am
  2. Ashley

    I’ve had the tapping and stuff happen to my car when parking at the bridge like 8 years ago

    August 30, 2018 at 6:46 pm
  3. Karrie

    Ok so went out tonight. Sat and waited. We finally turned off the truck and all the lights radio and cell phone and all. Got dark. I’ll be damned the truck started to move and then there was a constant knocking along the side of the truck. Have to say I could have peed his pants.

    May 31, 2019 at 9:25 pm
  4. Trae

    I just drove down there twice, turning around and back again….no tapping 😒 it’s very creepy looking as your passing through but we didn’t hear or see anything.

    June 30, 2019 at 1:07 am
  5. Anonymous

    Found a detour trail marked with white paint that lead me and a group of friends deep inside the woods of PATTERSON’S ROAD after walking for what seemed like hours we turned back due to an uneasy feeling followed by strange sounds.. getting back wasn’t so easy while making wrong turns that lead us back to the concrete slab, eventually we made it out after trial and error.

    June 30, 2019 at 10:17 pm
  6. Angie

    When i went i put my car on neutral and waited and my car was moving forward over the bridge. To see the footage it’s on my YouTube channel , i experienced a lot of stuff and on the creek i took pictures and right after i took it i heard something step on a stick when i didn’t see anyone in the Picture . Just talking about it gives me chills i have more to say but it’s a lot to say.

    July 13, 2019 at 3:53 am
  7. Ian

    The spirit that would like you to believe he is a little boy playing drums is not so. There is an evil presence on Patterson road. If you see a dark figure run as fast as you can. The drumming followed me and my friends home. Stay safe

    July 16, 2019 at 1:28 pm
  8. Midas Well

    We went as a group. Very skeptical. We turned off the engine. Waited for about 3 minutes. We thought we heard a noise. Couldn’t tell what it was at first. We cracked jokes and waited some more. Pretty soon after, we felt a cold breeze inside the car, windows up and doors locked. No one else knew what to think. But I knew. I didn’t want to say anything for fear of being the first joke punching bag for my friends. Immediately, before I was able to ask them anything… we heard a tapping. Of course this started a round of bickering and blame. Upon realizing that none of us made the sound, we tried to debunk. We heard more on the sides of the car. Then on the windows. We heard a low moan. Our friend hadn’t eaten in several hours. His stomach gave him away. We laughed but then I saw a shadow standing next to a tree. Then we all felt the cold breeze again. The driver screamed upon hearing the dragging sound behind the car and bagged arse out of there. When we got back to the apartment, we did a post chat. One of us took off and went home. The others stayed to talk more about it. We all had an uneasy feeling. A week later, I woke up to a woman screaming outside my window (2nd floor). My friend, who incidentally bailed on us that night) had a dream about that same woman. My roommate said she heard strange sounds coming from her room. I took my digital recorder and set it to record when she was away for a couple of nights. After, I played it back, enhanced the audio and heard the TAPPING on her walls!!! I asked her if she heard tapping often. She said that she heard it on the walls, coming from the ceiling and on her door. She thought it was the old apartment. I played the recording for her. Two weeks later, she moved out. My girlfriend at the time confessed that she felt like she had been choked as we were moving out. We went and got some sage and a Pagan to clean ourselves and our new place. I’d love to say it was just gas, some bad weed or poor sleeping habits. But I had none of those things, nor did I have an explaination.

    August 18, 2019 at 10:37 pm
  9. Bridge Witch

    Me and a group of friends went last night 5/16/20 at midnight. We all parked about 900 ft from the bridge and then walked to the start of the bridge. It was so dark! We placed offerings to the spirits at the bridge before crossing by foot. We crossed the bridge and came back to our offerings. At that point we saw what appeared to be shadows crossing the bridge. Never heard a noise but felt a heavy presence. We continued to take pictures in the darkness around the creek. When we walked pass the big tree next to the bridge there was a cold breeze only by the tree and the spiritual presence was really heavy. After we reached our cars we heard loud noises like gun shots. There are no homes near the bridge or anywhere weapons would be fired.
    After looking at our photos and videos
    We noticed what looked like a shadowy skull in one photo and a war time man and lady in another photo standing right next to us! IMG_5491.png

    May 17, 2020 at 7:03 am
  10. Asayah T

    Soooo a group of us went just last night. We parked our cars on the side of the bridge and actually got out. We walked across the bridge and just kind of hung out. We didn’t think too much at first until we walked back across the bridge. We had laid offerings of candles, tobacco, rum, and change. We could see white orbs around the offerings. We also happened to be recording and snapping pics. We noticed that the animal noises really started to pick up. Then came a cool breeze out of nowhere! It’s the middle of May here in Houston lol we are having 80’ humid weather as usual, so that breeze was a lot. So we turned around to see if we could see anything and we saw two ghostly figures walk across the bridge. I kept telling my friends we should leave but everyone was so intrigued. I guess those soldiers also wanted us to leave because all we heard were shots ring out. They almost sounded like fireworks or cannons. My husband said they sounded like muskets! Either way we knew it was time to go! And we have pics of the spirits that we found in our vids and pics we had taken! This place is scary asf!

    May 17, 2020 at 10:59 am
  11. Brooke

    Last night a group of friends and I went. We parked at the end of the bridge at first. Right when we came to the bridge my legs felt real shaky Like I was having spasms in the back of my legs. We didn’t cut the engine but we cut the lights we kept looking down the road and saw a tall shadow man where the red light was at the end of the road. We saw 2 red lights on top of each other not like regular Street lights .. but there was only one at the end of the road. We turned around and parked on the bridge my friends got out to walk across it. They said they felt heavy when they got 3/4 across. They saw a voodoo looking doll or some sort of doll with its hair cut off and it was on a platform. As leaving we looked on the other side and my friend said there’s another one! We started screaming our heads off as my friend punched the gas. We are going back tonight to cut the engine this time 😜 wish us luck

    May 19, 2020 at 5:53 pm
  12. David Carss

    I went here last night and parked on the bridge and cut off the lights for around 5-7 minutes, around 3 minutes I started hearing very faint tapping, it was fairly rapid but none of my friends heard it because they can’t hear that well, when we got home there was a large hand print / finger prints on my driver side window, and some of the top of the car which I have never touched at all, and some finger prints on my windshield

    There has been numerous people killed by car crashes on eldridge, and near blue-light cemetery in that clearing used to be a church and a entire settlement of german settlers, which was flooded and there was a skirmish between the confederates and the german settlers, some of the german settlers were buried there in that cemetery which is still there and there’s been rumors of satanic activity and ku klux klan meetings there and murders

    August 16, 2020 at 1:49 pm
  13. Eduardo

    I was driving around 2 nights ago and I was by Deer Creek park. I was pretty bored so I saw this small that cut through the park and I decided it would be relaxing driving through the woods. It was probably around 2 am and I was cruising down when suddenly I felt really uneasy, as if something was behind me. A few moments later, my windows started fogging up and so did my rear view mirror which is strange because that has never happened. I didn’t change the ac or turned it off so I wasn’t sure why it fogged up. I turned on the wipers but it would immediately fog back up. By then I was pretty scared and the sensation of being watched grew stronger. By then I felt as if someone was in my backseat but I was to scared to look behind me so I just floored it the rest of the way until I got out. As soon as I got out my windows started clearing up and the uneasy sensation went away. I had no idea the road was called Patterson road but I found it on google maps and googled it and saw it was haunted. I didn’t hear any tapping because I was blasting my music and I didn’t see any shadows because i could barely see out my car, but I’ll definitely go again and stop by the bridge to see what will happen 🙂

    August 30, 2020 at 2:47 pm
  14. Cheshul

    There was also a cult that held rituals at the grave yard in the 80’s.

    October 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm

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