Thursday, March 20, 2008

"Sara Jane, I Have Your Baby!"

Allison from Texas sent me this local legend that's so popular it even has a street named after it:

My name is Allison. I'm from Texas. There is a story here that is told every year at Halloween. Nobody really knows when it was started but it has plenty of truth to it.

In the pioneer days there was a woman named Sara Jane. She was traveling back to her home town with her new born daughter when she walked into a store only to find that it was being robbed. She raced out the door and the robbers chased her over what is now officially Pure Atlantic Road, but more commonly called Sara Jane Road. Sara wanted to save her child so she threw her into a near by bush, but the infant rolled into the river. The robbers soon caught up with Sara and killed her. Meanwhile the child drowned. Now, Sara Jane haunts the road looking for her baby. Some say that if you stand in the middle of the road at midnight on Halloween and yell "Sara Jane! Sara Jane I have your baby!" you will hear a baby crying and a girl shouting "Where? Where?" I am still a chicken and have refused to try this myself but I have plenty of friends who have and all the stories are the same. First a wind colder than you can ever imagine blows. Then you hear an infant crying. And finally you see a woman running down the road. I once had a teacher who lived on Sara Jane Road and refused to believe this, but I figure this was only because he was a science teacher. He also refused to call the road Sara Jane Road.

P.S luved the book

Thanks, Allison, for this great local legend. Next time I'm in Texas I'll have visit Pure Atlan--I mean Sara Jane Road!

14 comments:

vampiress13 said...

Bella-
I've heard of that legend. A few people i've met through camp come from different parts of texas and have told me about it. It's 100% true!

Anonymous said...

awsome i'm from texas too!!!

Anonymous said...

thats s p o o k y

Maddie said...

Great........ I live in Texas!

Anonymous said...

That was freakish. I don't blame you for not trying that Sara Jane I have your baby thing.

Anonymous said...

That is really creepy. I wish I were there.

Anonymous said...

um..... i just wanted to comment that thats freaky because theres a bridge in bama that is almost completely the same... except for the name

Anonymous said...

well thats just great! i live in tx!! but i never herd that legden before

FreakyD said...

Thats cool!

Anonymous said...

oooh thats scary, i wouldnt do that either, so i agree with you

Daysi said...

there are several versions to the legend.
i actually live less than ten minutes from what is commonly known as sarah jane road, and two weeks ago along with a couple of friends we decided to stop in the middle of the road. Not believing in the local legend i decided to get out the car, but before i had a chance to close the door behind me, i heard the scariest, evilest sounding laugh EVER. without thinking it twice i jumped back in the car. To make sure it was not paranoia my friends and i drove back and forth four times and each time we stopped in the middle of the road we heard the laugh. we ended up fleeing the last time because two of my friends saw something coming out the woods. we really were not going to wait and see if it was her. we havent gone back since

ghostfreak9 said...

wow thats so wierd

Anonymous said...

wow that is so wierd

Anonymous said...

I live in Port Neches Texas home of Sarah Jane. I have walked Sarah Jane road through the woods and on the road. I grew up on this story. I have personally not seen or heard aany of the ghostly sightings or replies. However one night while messing around on the road a member of our group began to hyperventilate claiming to see a ghostly figure running behind my friend and I. So take it for what its worth.