Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, CA

This beautiful and very famous bridge connects the city of San Francisco to Marin County.  Since it opened in 1937, more than thirteen hundred people are said to have leaped to their death from this iconic suspension bridge.  To this day, people report hearing disembodied screams trailing off in the distance on foggy nights.

There are also reports of a phantom vessel reportedly seen sailing under the bridge.  In the 1850’s, the SS Tennessee ran into the rocks along the strait, broke apart quickly and sank.  The ghostly apparation of the Tennessee has been seen in dense fog near the bridge, where it sank over a century ago.  The ship stays visible for less than a minute before vanishing, and its decks are always deserted. The most spectacular encounter occurred in November 1942, when crewmen aboard the USS Kennison saw the tattered vessel pass alongside their ship and leave behind a visible wake. However, the destroyer’s radar detected no floating objects for miles around.

Several workers were also killed during the construction of the bridge when the scafolding they were on fell and broke through the safety net, causing the men to plunge to their deaths in the depths below. 

It’s a beautiful bridge in beautiful location.  If you get the chance to visit, I would highly recommend it.

Find out more about the Golden Gate Bridge at its official site.