Booger Jim's Hollow
Booger Jim's Hollow

The Legend of Booger Jim

From The Man Came The Monster; From The Monster Came The Myth.

Booger Jim was a very odd and anti-social man who roamed the streets of the old mill town of Cherokee Falls, never really speaking to anyone. Despite his foul disposition, he did have a family: a wife and a very young infant.

One night, Booger and his wife got into an argument and it was like something snapped in his mind and he began to beat his wife. Tired of his abuse, his wife fought back — to no avail. Consumed by his fury, Booger Jim ended up strangling his wife to death. Booger Jim’s child, with all the commotion and seeing his mother murdered before him, began to scream and cry. Booger turned upon his child and resumed his harrowing onslaught of bloody violence in an attempt to silence the boy. When his son fell silent and stopped struggling, becoming limp in his hands, he snapped back into reality and realized what he had done.

Booger Jim's Hollow
Jim’s 7th Grade School Picture

As his frenzy subsided, Booger Jim was confronted with the ugly reality of what he had wrought. Consumed with remorse, he stumbled to the bridge in Cherokee Falls and hung himself with a cable, a picture of his wife and son crushed in his raw and twisted hand.

The old folk of Cherokee Falls say that if you go to the infamous “Booger Jim Bridge” at midnight, turn off your car everybody gets out and repeats the words “BOOGER JIM” three times… he will appear, consumed by rage and grief and howling at the sky. Many have reported sounds of footsteps under the bridge and even moans from where the cable crushed his neck coming from beneath the bridge; some have even seen red, glowing eyes peering out of the woods surrounding the bridge. Anyone who has been there on a dark night knows that there is a darkness there that no light can penetrate…

This horrifying local legend is what inspired us to bring you… Booger Jim’s Hollow!

Now you know the legend. We hope it’s given you a taste of what you can expect when you visit us. Contact us if you have any questions, but come with friends – never alone.

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