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  • Battlefield
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Brewery
  • Bridge
  • Cemeteries
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  • Firehouse
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  • Haunted
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Though peaceful and picturesque, this nearly 150 year old bridge that crosses Callicoon Creek in Sullivan County New York was the site of a true crime that became sensational news back in 1882. It was here that Adam Heidt, with his son, Joseph, stabbed, shot, and bludgeoned to death his brother in law, George Markert. Adam had become convinced that George had hexed his cows after they milked blood, so he resolved to murder his warlock brother in law and chose the bridge as the site to mount the attack because he believed that a warlock’s power was rendered ineffective above running water. Ultimately, Adam was deemed insane and spent the rest of his life in the Middletown State Hospital. His son received a life sentence, but served only 15 years before being released to live a life luckily devoid any more warlock murders.


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