Springfield, Kentucky: The Donkey Tree

A roadside tree that vaguely resembles a donkey head. Don't touch; it's cursed.
Valley Hill Rd, Springfield, KY
From Springfield drive north on Hwy 55/Bloomfield Rd. Just past the nursery on the left, turn left onto Valley Hill Rd. The tree is on the left, just past the little one lane bridge.
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The Donkey Tree

Passerby said [feeding the Donky Tree] an apple reverses the curse. Not sure about that. No parking, and it's a one-lane road. Watch for poison ivy.

[nessie, 10/20/2020]

The Donkey Tree.

The Donkey Tree

The Donkey Tree. Hollowed out!

[Stephen Francia, 06/02/2020]

Cursed. Burned. Alive!

The Donkey Tree

The Donkey Tree is still there. We found it and actually thought it looked like the Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks. [Kent and Lynn, 04/05/2016]

The Donkey Tree

Apparently what I thought was the "donkey tree" isn't. Not sure it is still here. Quite a lot of debris and such. Many trees have lost limbs and the area looks rough. In passing the road to the left the first time, I found a shrine less than 1/2 a mile away, Valley Hill Shrine, reputed site of a miraculous 1995 visitation by the Virgin Mary.

[Stefanie Gaither, 01/29/2015]
The Donkey Tree

There is a tree in Kentucky called the Donkey Tree. It looks just like a donkey and some believe it is haunted.

[Carla, 10/05/2014]

The tree somewhat resembles the big muzzle and ears of a donkey head. The usual dark tales swirl around it: an owner who was cursed after beating his donkey, people dying who touch the tree, etc.

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