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Unexplained Cases | Pasadena Suicide Bridge

Written by: Rick Garner
Case Filed: 4/30/20 - Pasadena, California
Executive Producer: Rick Garner



This episode of Unexplained Cases contains the topic of suicide. Please know that your life is special. You are important. You are relevant. You are loved. Please, talk to someone if you are having suicidal thoughts. You can always call 1-800-273-TALK. That’s 1-800-273-8255. Or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Across the world, there are dozens of sites where people have chosen to end their own lives. Many would conclude these sites must be haunted...either by human spirits, unwilling or unable to crossover or by inhuman spirits who helped lure them to their demise.

In Pasadena, California, one such bridge - the Colorado Street Bridge - has been known as Suicide Bridge almost since its construction. Built in 1912, the 1,486 foot long bridge is 150 feet at its highest point. It has a history of death beginning prior to it being built with the allegation that a construction worker fell to his death, landing in wet cement under the bridge and is still there today. While the number of deaths spiked during the Great Depression, the deaths continued.

And yet, in sharp contrast to these grim tales, residents of Pasadena gather to celebrate the majestic Colorado Street Bridge. Music stages, dance floors, vintage car shows, kid activities and more celebrate a rich history but also a dark one. Even in Charlie Chaplin’s silent move “The Kid,” a despondent mother considers jumping from the bridge until a child changes her mind.

Sam Sarpong, a British actor, supermodel, and musician who performed in over sixty feature films, and fifty-five television shows, chose to end his life at the bridge on October 26, 2015.

If there are spirits at this bridge needing help, it’s an excellent case for Unexplained Cases Investigator and Medium Maryam Faresh. In our first collaboration, we teamed up with the Hollywood Paranormal Detectives to explore this bridge and uncover any hidden secrets.

It’s not long before Maryam encounters someone rather positive.

Steven Adkins and Maryam continue the investigation and make connections with a spirit needing help crossing over. The female spirit's name comes through as Jenny, a teenage girl who had not crossed over due to her guilt and concern for her family. Maryam perceived that the entire group needed to be involved in helping her crossover and this would be done at the conclusion of Maryam's time at the bridge.

Another team member, Boom, had some rather intense moments. Overcome with emotions, Maryam attempted to center him and encouraged him to seek some tools to help him manage his intuitive abilities.

A first for Maryam and caught on camera was what she described as being pushed by an entity. A portion of the bridge was this entities territory. Possibly a demon, Maryam perceived the entity to have been dark a very long time - which could also be a lost soul. The experience was rather fascinating as not only was it the first time she had been physically interacted with by a spirit but also it was comical how many portions of the bridge appeared to be territories to entities.

The third member of Hollywood Paranormal Detectives, Brian Rae, shared a highlight from the evening - when at the same opposite side of the bridge where Maryam encountered the dark entity, he encountered resistance while walking through that area.

The evening ended with the team helping Jenny cross over which provided a rather touching moment. Steven spoke as a father to Jenny and assured her that it was ok to move on and be with her family. After some additional comforting words. She allowed her angels to cross her over and with a visible flash of light to Steven - she was gone.

We enjoyed collabing with Hollywood Paranormal Detectives and look forward to more joint-investigations in the future! Meanwhile, you can watch the full walk-through video of Maryam and the HPD team on their YouTube channel. Be sure to like, subscribe, and share their videos!


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