Since it’s urban legend month here at the Midnight Society, I decided to hit up dear old Google to see what it knew. If you have never searched the Internet for “Urban legends in (insert your state, city, town)”, I suggest you do it. I typed in… urban legends in Indiana, thinking maybe…HOPEFULLY…I would find something. ANYTHING!
What I stumbled across took me on a little adventure…one I’m not quite done with, but TIME, PEOPLE, TIME!
I came across several blurbs about ‘The Lights of Bruick Road’…
I know a Bruick Road. IT IS VERY CLOSE (I’M TALKING A FEW MILES) FROM ME BRUICK ROAD. A bit more investigation and, why yes, it is that very Bruick Road.
Whoa. An urban legend right down the street…
Here are a few of the things I found:
In Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana’s FB page…this post…
In Inside IPFW: 6 Fort Wayne Urban Legends to Keep You Up At Night… Check out number 3…
In HauntedRooms.com: 12 Most Haunted Places in Fort Wayne, IN… Check out number 9…
In Eskify.com: 10 Haunted Places in Fort Wayne… Check out number 5…
They all basically say the same thing. Bruick Road is a strange little road that goes nowhere. People have reported seeing lights, like headlights, in the distance, but if you go after them, they back away. They change colors, move, and get bigger. Some talk of a bridge…others of being out after midnight…but I need specifics, people.
Do I need to travel in a certain direction?
Do I need to stop on the bridge or just drive?
Do they appear at a certain time of year?
WHAT CAN THESE LIGHTS BE?
Well, I plan on going out at night, but today, I did a bit of recon. *puts on stalker clothes* *grabs knife and chainsaw to be safe*
First…a map. Bruick Road is a few miles from my house and is about four to five miles long. I drive past it all the time. I don’t ever have the need to drive on it, and that’s probably because it really goes nowhere.
Bruick Road is circled in red. It begins at the bottom of the map at an S-curve, where one road becomes another. It ends at US 37. The yellow circle is Schlink Bridge, where it crosses the Maumee River, near US 24.
The S-curve, the beginning of Bruick Road.
The overpass for US 24.
The Maumee River.
Bruick Road…not very creepy…maybe it would be better at night…
…not very interesting…
A normal country road, lined with houses, farms, horses, and crop fields. I passed quite a few Amish buggies, which I have to tell you are known to have extremely bright lights (I’m talking purple and red LED lights that blink and flash!).
With farms, you have tractors, which do sometimes run at night.
Traffic…sure, but not much.
Horse poo? Everywhere, but not very bright.
Lights on houses…on barns…street lights (well, we don’t have many of those out here), but some people have motion lights on their houses.
Can any of these explain what some people have reported seeing? I don’t know. But moving backwards if you keep following them? Changing colors? Changing sizes? Moving above the tree line?
Ghosts? Aliens? Monsters? Faeries? (Definitely faeries…)
I have no idea. After dark one night, I’ll take a spin down little, lost Bruick Road. See if I can spot anything odd. After all it is right next door…
Where Bruick crosses my street a few miles West of my house. Who knew? Be sure to Google your state or town…never know what scary goodness you’ll find.
*All pics taken by me on my phone…out my car window as I tried to NOT look like a creepy stalker.