The mystery of the suicidal dogs at Overtoun Bridge

 

4. The Mind-boggling case of the fifty dogs who have jumped off a bridge in Scotland over the last fifty years - all of of which were the same breed and without any explanation at all. It's still a baffling mystery today.
The Mind-boggling case of the fifty dogs who have jumped off a bridge in Scotland over the last fifty years. (Picture: brilliantlybritish.com)

In the past 50 years, 50 dogs have randomly leapt to their death from this bridge in Scotland.

All of the ‘suicides’ happened at the same spot, between the final two parapets on the right-hand side of the bridge, and almost all have been on clear, sunny days.

All the dogs were long-nosed breeds such as labradors, collies and retrievers.

The animals fell 50 feet onto the waterfalls below.

A couple of animals have survived.

However terrifyingly when they were rescued and taken back to the bridge by their owners they jumped again.

Rumours have long circulated that the bridge and nearby Overtoun House are haunted.

In 1994, local man Kevin Moy threw his baby son to his death from the bridge, claiming he thought the child was the anti-Christ.

Shortly after he tried to end his own life with an unsuccessful suicide attempt from the same bridge.

Darren Graham form the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals calls it a ‘heartbreaking mystery’.