The dog suicide bridge makes headlines every few years when another dog jumps off this eerie bridge in Scotland‘s countryside. Some locals believe the bridge is some kind of portal linking our world into the next. Some also believe that the dogs see spirits on that bridge and they somehow prompt the dogs to jump.
Yahoo News reports on March 1, that the bridge, which was built in 1895 by Lord Overtoun, has had more than 50 dogs jump to their death since the 1950s. This is not a busy bridge, it looks like the only traffic it sees is maybe a stray cow once in a while, so it’s not as if traffic scared the dogs.
The death of these dogs do have some factors in common, like almost every reported dog death happened on a sunny, clear day. The bridge averages one dog death a year, but several have died at that spot during a 6-month period of time, which is way above average.
Another pattern seen in the dog suicides besides the weather is the breed of dogs jumping. The most predominate victims are dogs with long-snouts like retrievers, collies and Labradors.