'Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room': Jay Wasley says the Goatman's Bridge investigation cost him his marriage
It was also the last episode that Jay's wife Ashley Richardson filmed with the crew, after having worked with them for many years
One of the paranormal investigations for 'Ghost Adventures' cost a cast member his marriage, the latest episode of 'Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room' has revealed. Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley, and Billy Tolley along with Zak Bagans, while discussing the Goatman's Bridge investigation from 2011, reveal that Ashley Richardson, their still life photographer who was married to Jay at the time, was "never the same" after the investigation.
The Goatman's Bridge also known as the Old Alton Bridge is a historic iron truss bridge connecting the Texas cities of Denton and Copper Canyon. Built in 1884, it has quite a gruesome story. Legend has it that an African-American goat farmer named Oscar Washburn moved with his family to a residence just north of the bridge. Washburn had become a successful local businessman and was called the Goatman, as a term of endearment. Unfortunately, Washburn was hung on the bridge by the Klansmen.
They kidnapped him and took him to the bridge before noosing him and throwing him off. However, when they had looked down to see if he was dead, the noose was empty. Then, the men slaughtered his whole family. There have been many claims of sightings of the Goatman when locals cross the bridge at night.
During the investigation, Ashley is suddenly overcome with anger and emotion, and for no reason at all, wants to hurt Zak. Then, when she later goes into the woods to "face" her fears, she is attacked on the leg and hit on the head — so much so that she had a bruise. Jay recalls that their divorce was hugely due to that investigation and that they could never "go back" after they had been on Goatman's Bridge.
It was also the last episode that Ashley filmed with the crew, after having worked with them for many years. Jay says that the two struggled for years to come to terms with what happened, but couldn't. The crew also experience physical harm during the filming, with Zak choking himself with no provocation and Aaron being thrown back on the bridge.