Bandage Man

  • Urban Legends
  • 2 mins

By Crusader1307

 While many visit The American state of Oregon for it's hunting, fishing and extremely peaceful and soul resting environs, The State has always been a place ripe with Myths and Legends. Conversely, it has it's fair share of Ghost Stories. One such is The Bandage Man. The Legend started in the 1930s – but others claim it was in the 1950s (with some validity to the story). As it goes, near The Township of Cannon Beach (along US Highway 101), the area was a mainstay in logging and timber reclamation operations. One such Logger was very severely injured (slashed and cut from head to toe). His fellow workers bandaged Him as best they could and placed Him into a Company vehicle for emergency transport. While enroute, a freak mudslide (common) happened, overturning the vehicle and killing all – save the injured worker. Later, rescue personnel tried to find Him (or His body). Neither were recovered. Several years later, strange sightings from Residents and other Loggers began to arise. Tales of a ''strange man, wrapped in dirty and bloody bandages'' were told. Seen wandering through the woods and walking along the Highway, in quick time, ''He'' was dubbed ''Bandage Man''.

In even more time, the tale took on a more ominous telling. By the 1960s, ''Bandage Man'' was said to be the ''living'' dead – a foul rotting (and smelly) phantasm – wandering the woods in search of revenge on those who ''failed'' to find His body. The ''zombie-like'' creature was said to have broken every window of several Cannon Beach businesses as well as being responsible for the consumption of several Town (pet) animals – found brutally torn up and eaten. One is ''aware'' of Bandage Man'' by His putrid smell, which is detected first. In the 1970s, stories of such a ''bandaged maniac'' – chasing vehicles driving along Highway 101 came into light. State and local Police investigated each Case, but found no evidence of ''Bandage Man''. In time, due to the continued problems with mudslides – Highway 101 was slightly redirected away from it's original path. Even now, when nowhere near the original location – motorists still report the occasional sighting (and smell) – of what is still called ''The Bandage Man''.