Bangalore: At least 50 dogs have leapt to their deaths from a 50ft suicide bridge and nobody knows why.

Till now more than 600 dogs have been known to have jumped off Scotland's Overtoun Bridge and this has led to death of about 50 dogs in the past 50 years.

Animal psychologists are amazed by the bizarre event that has seen above 600 dogs jump off the bridge for no known reason.

The explanations range from the curious canines being over-excited, to ghosts haunting the century-old bridge next to Gothic castle Overtoun House.

Some locals in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, even claim it could be the spirit of the 'White Lady of Overtoun' who has been sighted there for over 100 years.

In 1994 Kevin Moy threw his baby son to his death and later tried to kill himself at the same spot, it was reported.

A sign now warning message to dog owners of the dangerous bridge reading: "Please keep your dogs on a lead."

The tragic pets mostly jump from the same side, in clear weather and are breeds with long snouts.

Another, more scientific, theory suggests minks below are responsible for attracting dogs with their powerful musk scent.

Three-year-old Cassie is one of the few dogs to survive the fall.

As per a research, the bridge causes sensory overload and confuses the dog's sight and hearing, causing it to jump.

Some reports says that it all started in 1994, when a man named Kevin Moy threw his two-week-old son from the bridge resulting in the child's death. Moy attempted to jump off the bridge too but was stopped by his wife.

Dogs usually jump off the same side of the bridge and are breeds with long snouts.

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