The Swamp Road Chronicles



Here's my story, believe it or not, every word is true. I'm a true believer in Swamp Road Sally because I had a face-to-face with her one night. It was about 23 years ago, I don't remember the date exactly, but the events of that night are as clear to me now as if it happened last night.


I was on my way to look at a man's trailer he had for sale. I was driving down Swamp Road and getting near that creek that flows under the road about halfway down the road. I saw Sally! She was standing on the right side of the road. I had never seen her before, but I have heard enough about her to know her when I see her. She was about 17, dressed in a long white night gown-looking dress sort of thing. She looked as solid and real as any girl you have ever seen. She was pointing with her left arm way out into the field. I looked the way she was pointing, but I didn't see anything. When I looked back at her she was gone!


Where she had been standing I saw something white lying on the gravel at the road's edge. I stopped, and got out to see what it was. I was half expecting to find a skull. What I found was a baby bottle. A plastic, empty baby bottle. As I was looking at it I heard the sound of a baby crying way out there in the field.


I wasn't born yesterday, I have read about people being led to their deaths by the sound of a child crying for help out in a marsh or moor. I looked out into that field and way in the back I could see what appeared to be 2 large coyotes trotting along at a rapid clip. The biggest one, in front, was carrying something in its mouth. It looked like a bundle of something white. I couldn't tell what it was. I couldn't hear the baby anymore, and I know that some animals, when they are afraid or hurt, can make a sound very much like a baby crying. A rabbit makes a sound like that when it's caught by a predator.


I didn't know what to do. I thought Sally may have been showing me a baby being carried off by coyotes and she had wanted me to save it. Maybe it was just a rabbit. Maybe the coyotes were simply moving their own pup to a safer den. I don't know. Because I didn't know what was going on, I did nothing.

I never heard of a missing baby in the area, but if someone had abandoned one, they wouldn't report it missing, would they?


It haunts my conscience that I may have failed to help an innocent child. I just don't know and as I said, it truly haunts my conscience. If you post this story, kindly change my name.


(Editor's Note: Per the witness's request, I have posted this as "Anonymous")


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