The Donkey Lady of San Antonio

On the south side of San Antonio is a bridge known to be the home of the donkey lady.

Some say she’s a ghost while others say she’s a living creature, half donkey and half human. The donkey lady bridge is at the end of Jett Rd. before it runs into Applewhite Rd. She is said to live in these woods around the bridge and jump on your car damaging it with her hooves if you park here too long. There are many stores on the internet about this San Antonio legend. Whether she’s a ghost or a creature, the donkey lady story is scary.

Several stories detail how the donkey lady came to be and how she became part donkey, part human. Some stories say she lost her children in a fire set by her husband. She was terribly disfigured in the fire, fusing her fingers and toes together creating hoof-like hands and feet. Her head was so badly burned in the fire that it healed in such a warped, elongated way, it resembled that of a donkey.

She roams the area surrounding the bridge in south San Antonio nightly, crying for her children. She will routinely chase off anybody who bothers her by honking. Honking a cars horn is supposedly the best way to get the attention of this beastly donkey lady.

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