Yes, I know you are already in shock! It is a generic tendency you’ve heard that Humans commit suicide anywhere.. Do dogs really commit suicide..? Yes is the answer and we will be clearing your doubt by the end of this article. There is a place on this planet where dogs really commit suicide. This is true even though it is very shocking to hear. So where is that place ..?
There is an ancient bridge built in 1895 near Dumberton in Scotland. It is called the Overtown Bridge. So far, more than 600 dogs have jumped off the bridge and committed suicide. That bridge is built on a 50 feet deep cave. However, when the dogs pass by the bridge, they jump off into the cave. Why they jump off and die still remains a mysterious question. Many people tried to find out the reason behind that but every research failed so far.
However, there are many stories related to this bridge according to the locals. Locals say that there are ghosts on the bridge, so the dogs who see them would jump down to attack them. There was this weird case in October 1994 where a 33-year-old man threw his infant son down from the bridge. Locals claim that the baby became demon-possessed and is still around the bridge. In the process, the dogs see the demon and jump down to attack and unfortunately die.
Some say dogs sense the smell of Mink, an invasive non-native species, dark-colored, semiaquatic, carnivorous mammals and jump down the bridge to search and eat them. During the process, they jump and get hit on rocks and die. However, some theories say that mink creatures have not been seen there for the past 50 years. So mink creatures are not the cause of dogs jumping off bridges.
However, another mystery that is more popular among the locals is that the dogs jump down from just one side of the bridge. Dogs coming in from the other side do not jump down. And the indigestible mystery is that dogs jump only when the weather is clear and when the sun is out. Dogs won’t jump off the bridge in cloudy or gloomy weather. Also dogs do not die when they jump for the first time. Infact they come up again and jump down again and die. The bridge remains a mystery as the dogs commit suicide. No one has yet figured out why this actually happens.