Haunted Calgary: Zoo Bridge

Dec 19 2017, 10:43 am

If you thought only houses could be haunted, think again.

You’ve probably travelled over the St George’s Bridge, also known as the Zoo Bridge, which links Inglewood to St Patrick’s Island and the Calgary Zoo. But what you might not know is that the bridge was the site of a particularly grizzly murder and a haunted history that still resonates to this day.

In 1946, six-year-old Donnie Goss was playing at the playground on the southeast corner of St. George’s Island, where the zoo’s security building now stands. While playing, Donnie was approached by an older man, who offered the boy candy and toys before leading him under the Zoo Bridge, where he brutally murdered him, hiding his body behind some bushes.

Ever since Goss’ murder, passersby have reported hearing a young boy calling for help beneath the bridge. To this day, emergency services receive several calls to the bridge each year, despite never having found the boy in question. One story tells of a young boy visiting the Calgary Zoo telling his mother about a boy named Donnie, who asked him to come and play.


Do you believe that the Zoo Bridge is haunted or that perhaps there is some other explanation for these strange ongoing occurrences? Leave your answer in the comment box below.

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