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Riverdale Road
Riverdale Road
Thornton, Co 80020

County: Adams County
GPS: 39.8598141, -104.9368109
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Riverdale Rd is a very long strip of dirt road that is very dark. It is said that it was all farmland in the 1700 - 1800`s. This is a location of slavery abuse, witchcraft and hangings. There is a small turn off road at about 132nd where the cornfields are high and the oil mills are silent. When you park your car on this gravel road and turn the car off and roll your windows down, you can hear the pace of someone running down this road and passing your car. You can also feel a presence there that makes you want to hide. If you listen carefully you can also hear the sound of screams and a faint heart beat that slowly gets louder and louder until you feel the need to cover your ears. You can only take so much of this before you have to turn the car on and take off! Don`t ever go alone. Also, when driving down Riverdale road, there has been sightings of a women dressed in white waiting at the side of the road, if you pull up to her it is said that she walks to your car but disappears before getting in.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 4773     8/22/2007 9:15:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I think that it could be haunted because of the past slavery and troublesome events that took place.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 35490 ReplyTo# 4773     7/9/2009 5:34:00 PM     Edit          

i've never been to riverdale road at night, but i've driven past there in the day. i saw the farmhouse thing, but where are these "gates of hell"?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38460 ReplyTo# 4773     8/24/2009 1:19:00 PM     Edit          

Have you ever turned onto Riverdale right off of Colorado blvd? When driving down, about half a mile before you hit the trailer park on the right hand side of the road there is a mist that hovers around one of the street lamps. I always get chills when I drive down that road at night.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38724 ReplyTo# 4773     8/29/2009 3:25:00 AM     Edit          

only problem is that we have looked up the whole "Slave" and "Cult" things that people say and there is not documentation stating anything about slaves or cults. Those are myths and fun reasons for people to come to riverdale road. Being a resident of colorado I go to riverdale road quite often with a local that used to live there. There ARE "Ghosts" there but not for the reasons that most people think. Also atm there is construction going on there and there is a small graveyard that not many people know about. If you go to this graveyard you will be freaked out. NOT for first time or inexperienced ghost hunters.
If you would like any information regarding riverdale road or "Third Bridge" contact APS Arvada Paranormal Soicety @ Arvada-Paranormal-Society@live.com

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43987 ReplyTo# 4773     11/6/2009 12:53:00 PM     Edit          

I heard stories as a kid about some kid hanging himself and I used to remember where the tree was but its been so long ago and they've done alot of construction on that road to remember where tho. CREEPY!!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 53368 ReplyTo# 4773     6/21/2010 6:03:00 AM     Edit          

what type of slavery went on around riverdale & or kidnapping of childern & what is suppose to be the gates of hell? and where is it..is it still there? if you know any more bout the cults or witchcraft any info would be helpful

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 60129 ReplyTo# 4773     10/14/2010 2:45:00 PM     Edit          

We went on riverdale road for two nights in a row, The first night wasnt so bad but we must of pissed something off because the second night we went we seen more things and felt tottally different from the nights before. We had a phanton ghost car chase us and then dissapear into thin air and a truck with four headlights chased us from the costruction sight to the end of the road. We also found claw marks that looked like demon prints on the hood of our truck. There was also kids's handprints going up the hood of the truck. We also smelt the decaying of bodies with a urine scent that followed it. We are planning to ivestigate more things and we are looking for everything reported and trying to get pictures and evp's of everything. If anyone can help us or wants to show us where we could find more proof of things and see more call at 720-422-9534 and ask for robbie.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 62970 ReplyTo# 4773     11/21/2010 11:37:00 AM     Edit          

7 of us loaded in the car last a little after midnight, it was really foggy and a full moon. We all decided to go to Riverdale Road and 136th. I will admit I was scared before I got there after reading all these other posts. So I really didn't want to go myself but everyone insisted. When we got there nothing happened.. Don't get me wrong I was relieved but still a little disappointed. Considering the circumstances and with all the stories makes me wonder if you can really believe half of what you read....

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 65550 ReplyTo# 4773     1/15/2011 7:35:00 AM     Edit          

I think that Riverdale Road is haunted because of the witchcraft, and dark magic that was used. The witch's practiced sacrafice and killed people. The Witch's when they are dead, put bodies of little children on the road making on-coming cars swerve off the road and get's into an accident. A friend of the family actually stopped in front of one of this and was dead the next day. Numerous people have lost their lives on this road alone, BECAUSE of the hauntings on Riverdale Road.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 77095 ReplyTo# 4773     3/20/2012 2:44:00 PM     Edit          

deffinetly herd the heart beat and it was faint and then very close ... as well as the scream of a man sounded very clear and was very scary. if you look on the side of the road you will see a tree that has what looks like a burning man like an indian and you can see its not carved its in the tree its naturally in the tree ....

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 89313 ReplyTo# 4773     4/21/2017 1:25:00 PM     Edit          

I graduated in 1985.  Had a friend whom had a father that was an Adam's County detective. He had many crime scene photos he would break out for us when we would go to lunch at his house.  Now, one of those houses in the crime scene photos was on Riverdale!  A man murdered his family , quite gruesome. The house never sold again and was not boarded up, so we would visit the residence at night, talk about creepy. The winding roads had also taken many high school kids lives as well, so the whole 2 mile strip of winding road was indeed a creep.
I had heard from a former boss that Northglenn and Thornton were built over hallowed Indian grounds and I believe it! I have found Northglenn itself to be quite haunted.  Thornton too, heard of the undeveloped fields in Woodglenn to be haunted.  All property over all these grounds now but it doesn't cure the haunts.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 4792     8/23/2007 10:15:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

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I agree. There are several places here in NC that are haunted by the ghosts of slaves and slavers alike.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 7898     12/19/2007 9:30:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

This is a place that should be haunted because of it`s past, but the several times iv`e investigated it have proven to be the biggest waste of time in Colorado. This place I beleive is just an urban legend.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 9859     2/24/2008 1:52:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I have weird pics taken on riverdale road

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 36812 ReplyTo# 9859     7/30/2009 10:50:00 AM     Edit          

you should post them

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 11834     4/12/2008 10:57:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

NOT A WASTE OF TIME!!! i live in colorado and go to riverdale road all the time. Its scary as hell. In the 1970s or somtihng like that there was a cult who murdered little kids so that also adds to the creepyness

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First off let me start by saying I grew up on Riverdale Rd. (Route 2  Box 19 B, which is around 136th) from 1958, when I was 1, until 1974, when I was 17.  In the 70's there was never a child killing cult on the road, however in the 60's there was a child kidnapped and killed out there.  The only time growing up when we weren't allowed to walk to Henderson (about 3 miles taking the short cuts down the farmers irrigation roads).

As a teen nobody would give any of my brothers, sisters and myself a ride home unless they had someone with them for the trip home. 

Just around the corner from 136th, headed to Brighton, in the early 70's or late 60's there was a cult killing of a bunch of dogs at an abandoned farmhouse.  They skinned the dogs alive and then burned the barn they were hanging in.  We lost one of our dogs that night in the incident.  When the moon was full after that you could hear dogs howling but could never find them.  From that point on none of us ever walked on the road at night alone.  I can also tell you about the hanging tree, where the guy was hung and killed in the late 50's, the gate of hell (really just the old Gates{as in the rubber Co.} Chicken Farm), the two dead man's corners, the walking tree and the ax man corner if you are interested.  I'll tell you this too, there is truly some kind of a weird presence on that road and while we were more comfortable than most out there, none of us ever wandered off at night alone...we'd go in the pasture and on 136th but never Riverdale alone at night.  It is an absolutely lovely drive especially in the fall...during the day.  Kind of reminds me of some strange little road out of a Stephen King novel.


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 12472     5/2/2008 1:50:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I've was doing research on "Haunted Denver" and came across this story on various websites. I was surprised because I live just off 120th in Thornton and Riverdale Road is just right down the street. My curiousity has been sparked and I'm actually going to pay a visit to investigate this myself tonight. Does anyone have any information in regards to the hotspots along the road? This article says 132nd but according to Google Maps 132nd doesn't meet Riverdale. And where is this supposed Farm House and "The Gates of Hell"? Any info would be helpful.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 57499 ReplyTo# 12472     9/1/2010 10:45:00 PM     Edit          

You dont want to go to the gates of hell. trust me that place is crazy you go there you see the shadowy man and he will sick his "HELLHOUNDS" on you if you go onto the property by the burnt down house. If you have evperienced this just the GATES OF HELL makes you cry

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 12649     5/7/2008 9:48:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

The gates of Hell is suppose to be north of 132nd. If you are going northbound on riverdale, from 120th you will reach a stop sign and to your left is a big house on a hill.. go north of that and on the west side is where the sightings have been

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 12896     5/13/2008 12:52:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

When I was little my parents would tell me a story that a priest’s car broke down, and some one came to help him, but the just stabbed him a bunch of times, and his hands were all bloody which he was putting on the street signs for someone to help. They said he was found dead a few yards away. I don’t know if it is true or not but Today on the signs you can see bloody hand prints that only appear at night.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13402     5/26/2008 6:36:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Does anyone have any idea where the "Gates of Hell" is because me and my bud went up and down the road all day looking for it but couldn't find anything. Any information will help.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13707     6/2/2008 1:15:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

The most terrifying thing that had happened to me is when me and my friends were driving down the road at like 1:30, when we came around to this turn and suddenly felt something hit the front bumper. My friend who was driving said that he thought he hit a girl but no one was there. There is an old road behind Riverdale, it used to be the old road, anyone should WALK down it and see if any thing is there.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13747     6/3/2008 3:12:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Comment: I've was doing research on "Haunted Denver" and came across this story on various websites. I was surprised because I live just off 120th in Thornton and Riverdale Road is just right down the street. My curiousity has been sparked and I'm actually going to pay a visit to investigate this myself tonight. Does anyone have any information in regards to the hotspots along the road? This article says 132nd but according to Google Maps 132nd doesn't meet Riverdale. And where is this supposed Farm House and "The Gates of Hell"? Any info would be helpful. UPDATE:::::::: I went up and down this road the night I posted the previous comment. Honestly? I found nothing. I grew up in Kentucky and being from a rural area like that the road was honestly just another road to me. I couldn't find "The Gates of Hell". Almost every single Jack and Jill farmer type out that way has some sort of gate on their drive. 132nd DOES NOT connect with 120th so I wasn't for sure where all the 132nd claims were coming from. I did however find an interesting location along the road. There's a dirt road called "Yosemite" that meets up with Riverdale in a sharp curve just after the golf course. Before going out to research the road I had read an article about a woman running off the road in that location with her kids in the car a few years back. The kids lived. She perished. I found the accident marker which is hard to see unless you pull off onto Yosemite. It's covered in high grass. I stopped there at around 10:00PM to take photos and video. I got nothing but dust specs in the photos and nothing amazing on the video either. But I will admit feeling a bit eerie sitting there with the lights out, standing outside the car. I would still like to find the exact location of everyone elses sightings and try again. But I'm going to need some more specific details. Perhaps a screenshot off Google Maps? If anyone has any information please update me. I'm very willing to go back again. We all know the supernatural is never a guarantee..so it's always good to check twice.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13748     6/3/2008 3:14:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

CORRECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! --- "132nd DOES NOT connect with RIVERDALE so I wasn't for sure where all the 132nd claims were coming from." (Sorry about that. I had 120th previously.)

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 14218     6/18/2008 10:18:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

anyone want to give me some things to check out along this road...specifically? i've got a group that goes there frequently and we'd be happy to walk around in hopes of finding something. aside from the eerie feelings and what not, much has not happened to me there. but that doesn't disprove much either. there's been a few minor things not much worth mentioning though

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first off all... listen for people running by, black dogs appearing and then disappearing, yhere is an oil derrick out there that hasnt worked for years that you can hear pumping, children laughing, shadows going under your car... i used to go there pretty often but one night we went to a gas station afterward and saw a shadow shoot out from under our car as we were getting out at the station so i havent gone back since

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 14688     6/28/2008 12:10:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

we are going there tonight and we are very exited. We recently visited a grave yard up in Grand Lake and some of the boys claim to have seen a man walking towards them it was hillarious to watch how fast they all got into the car!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 15063     7/8/2008 8:28:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I have been up and down Riverdale Rd, specifically in the last few nights with a group of friends. I have seen the so called "bloody handprints" on the street signs, but am not sure if they are blood or not. Other then that the only other odd thing that has happened to us on the road is, a friend of mine said heh felt like something was sitting next to him in the backseat the first night we went up. Also, has anyone seen the tree with an outline of a person's body BURNT into it? THAT is some scary stuff....

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 15233     7/10/2008 9:05:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I went up to reiverdale road the other night and some scary shi happend to me and 4 other friends, my girlriend live about a mile away and i can see the hells gate house on that hill from her neighboorhood. Me and some of my friends went up to hells gate a couple night after going to the riverdale road and thats weher i shi myself we seen and hurd lots of shi and its was fucking crazy alot more intense then the frist night. I suggestlots of you guys check it out. Every bit of this is true. AND the outline of the burtnt body is really there and on the side of the road theres a sign that says in loving memory

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38726 ReplyTo# 15233     8/29/2009 3:44:00 AM     Edit          

LOL ok, ok, ok kids. PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS---- road signs - not blood. burnt body of "Slave" on tree -- ALSO not trtue. the tree was struck by lightning. If you take a look at a few of the other large old trees you will notice burning as well. The sign that says "In loving memory" Is for the people that died on dead mans curve... think about it, If a slave was hung there and than burned why would they put a sign that says in loving memory? hello? that dosent make sense. there were no cults or slaves in this area during the time this was to of all taken place... we went up last night and found some stoners telling us about this "Whitches house" ...nope load of crock. This house is now just a foundation. old fish hatchery. nice try tho thrill seekers... also THE WHOPERT MANSION IS REAL> GATES OF HELL IS REAL. well at least they are there... house is mostly burned down. The "GATES OF HELL" all that is is a old chicken coup that was also burned down now only the metal frame stands... How about this.... someone e-mail me with a reason for what I am telling you now to be false and I will PERSONALLY post pics of all the "HOT SPOTS" with detailed directions on how to get to them including but not limited to the gates of hell..... Arvada-Paranormal-Society@live.com

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 15332     7/13/2008 10:17:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

well I heard there was a car crash on riverdale road and a girl flew out of the car flaming and smashed into a tree and when u go up the road a little and see the sign that says in loving memory u here running footsteps behind u and i've heard about people going up there on a halloween night and dissapearing it was fucking creepy but i'm going to go up there on halloween night and see if those kids were trying to do a prank or if they really did dissapear for a long time.if i dissapear that would be fucking creepy.if any of u have been up there on a halloween night can u give me some info!please!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 16982     8/13/2008 2:22:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I've tried to find the gates of hell a few times with my friends, but we never seem to find it. I never really had anything happen to me on riverdale. this halloween though, my friend and i are going to go to the haunted house by hwy 7 and then walk riverdale to 104th and see if anything happens.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 39571 ReplyTo# 16982     9/13/2009 1:53:00 PM     Edit          

Ok, seriously?  Walk Riverdale from Hwy 7 to 104th?  Hope you have good shoes, that's a long a$$ walk!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 17789     8/29/2008 12:58:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Okay, damnit... I just went out there again with a bunch of people and we looked for two hours for "the gates of hell". WHERE ARE THEY???

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 17865     8/31/2008 12:11:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

ya my grandma said that she almost hit an old lady dressed in white on riverdale rd and right before she hit her she disapeared. She was in a lot of shock when she got to our house.

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BULLPOOP!!! Went there i live on 120th and colorado walked everwhere and nothing parked and still nothing it's all bullpoop

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 18361     9/9/2008 7:10:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I went on the road, I don’t remember when, but it was sometime this year...maybe a few months ago....and we brought a newbie with us, since we’re always trying to go there to see something. We were scoping out the area, came to this really scary looking house down the road with gates, thinking that was the "gates of hell"...we still do not have any confirmation on that, though it was a creepy moment/creepy house. Everytime we go on that road, we all get this really eerie feeling... anyway. As we left the house, fed up that we hadn’t really experienced anything, the new girl just made a comment "man, i wish a ghost would just pop out in front of us". Within the next few minutes, we were passing a sharp curve next to some trees surrounded by a house, when this girl in a black hoodie popped out on the side of the road as if she were reaching for the car. At first, I thought it was some girl just messing with us, but we turned around to look for her and she was no where to be found. I’ve heard a lot of people talking about this similar incident in various blogs, so after much skepticism, I have a feeling that it must really be true... as long as you don’t give up on the road, I’m sure you will find something. The feeling gives enough evidence to keep on searching, I think. I’m still kind of mad, though, that I have no idea where these "gates of hell" are.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38074 ReplyTo# 18361     8/17/2009 5:39:00 PM     Edit          

its a chicken coop.

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Okay so i believe i have found the "Gates of Hell" Me and my friends went up a little less then a week ago and i was driving. We didnt see anything for about 2 hours so i was starting to get bored so i started looking for places to get some mud on my jeep. then when we were about to turn around i turned onto wat looked like just a pull off on the west side of riverdale and once i was turned around i saw that it was a dirt road and it looked like a good place to get dirty so i followed it for a while. at first i was just having fun but then it started feeling really desolate and i couldnt hear anything but my engine. so i figured i would give this place a try. i stopped in the middle of the road and turned off everything. i got out but i was with 3 girls who refused to get otu with me. i walked to the front of my jeep and stared into the darkness when one of my friends screamed there was something at the beck of my car! i quickly turned around and looked and saw just a blur of wat looked like a little girl in a white spring dress running away. i ran towards the back to get a better look but when i got there all i saw was darkness. being scared shitless i got in my car and sped away.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 19166     9/21/2008 8:44:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I personally live about 1 mile away from River dale road. I have drove down this road many times when i was young, but never with my friends and not at night.

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I want to go, I live in Westminster.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 19938     10/2/2008 10:33:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Where exactly is this burnt tree located? I want to see it!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20615     10/12/2008 1:25:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

how extactly do u get there?

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This Halloween my friend and I are going up there to see if anytihg happens. They say to turn off the car, and turn off the lights, and roll at least one of the windows down to hear things that go on. Having the window down would freak me out! lol But I wanna do it anyway. I've chated out exactly how to get there and where to stop. Ive heard of the Gates of Hell. They are gates in front of an old farmhouse. The house is surrounded by hills, so its dificult to find, even on google maps on satellite. Ive looked for it, and my mom is talking me there during the day soon so we can find where it is, so we dont get lost on halloween. Where abouts is it? Is it more towards the south end of riverdale, northend of riverdale, or in the middle by the golfcourse. Anyting would be much appreciated! I hope to take alot of pictures and find something creepy!

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My fiance and I have driven down Riverdale Road a few times. It was nothing special; honestly I've found more haunted sites than this. The "burnt body" tree is on the right side if you are going west on Riverdale, however it's been a few months since we've been there and since we live in Aurora, I don't really know the streets that well; so I can't give you exactly where it is. We've never been able to find the "Gates of Hell" though we've tried. It's a creepy road, but we've never seen much. We're going to be going out there again soon just to see if we can find anything. If you want a really haunted place (with a lot of history), go up to Central City/Blackhawk and go to the cemetaries near Nevadaville (4WD is a must). Awesome place!!

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it is true about dis me and my friends went ther we saw a man in a tree he was like smoking and we saw bloody hands we were makin fun of dead when all of a sudden tha car turn off by itself n instead of goin up a lil curve the car was going back itself wher 2 lil gurls died we cried we were so scared dat we felt like someone was pushing the car.. we promised nt to go back again put we did 2 weeks ago wit some other friends and the same thing happend but this time something or some one didnt want my friend to drive when da car start we went to the apartments on 104 n colorado cause my friend dat was driving got sick we parcked n she start to cry and she was saying the name dexter we had a rossary in the car so we put it in her neck n she was saying dat it burned her we were so scared.. when she was ok she didnt member anything we didnt got in the car when she went by herself at esacly 12 am. then she went back 4 us n bellow her eyes they were all black

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20965     10/15/2008 4:20:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

The barn is on 112th brighton rd east of riverdale rd.

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When my family went they camcorded a man on a chair but when they got home and played the video the man wasnt there.

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ok so we just went the other night and put powder all over the car because that is what peopls told us to do. And we went there first stopped at the stop sign turned the car off and waited for a bit, my cusin was bein a gurl so we left that spot. So we stopped again and turned the car off once again also rolled down the windows just a lil bit after a while we heard so freaky music and then shortly after that we heard some one run by the car. I got freaked out and we got the freak out of there. After we left we checked the car and there was really hand prints AWWW scary!!!! Later tonight we went back and we heard the same foot steps and there was a loud heart beat again we got the freak out of there!!!!!!!

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Has anyone heard anything strange about the Mcintosh dairy farm on riverdale?

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I am a paranormal investigater and am planning to investigate the riverdale road with my crew in a couple weeks. Unfortunately we cant do it on halloween night as we originally planned. If anyone wants to e-mail me with particular hot spots to look for, please do so. Also if anyone wants to join us for the investigation, let me know. My e-mail: stryper707@gmail.com

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i sm a 38 yearold man and is a strong believer in the supernatural...well one year my little brother, his friend and I took this little ride dowm riverdale about midnight, we only went to prove to my brothers friend about this road being haunted as he was a big skeptic, anyway...we were only 1/4 mile down the road we turned up onto another dirt road heading west to further explore...well midway we passed this huge crate off to the side of the road that looked like it could house an elephant..we didnt think anything of it and turned around, we were laughing and joklng as we always did cause we didnt experioence anything so far, we passed that same crate and went a block, all of a sudden we had crossed riverdale almost plunging into a gulch east of riverdale, but the weirdest thing of this whole ordeal was that i was sitting in the back seat and something truly grabbed the back of the car and stopped us from diving off of the road, we all were just in awe, we got out of the car and ususally when u slam on brakes on the pavement, you are going to leave skid marks, well we looked under each tire and there were none...i truly felt something grab that car...we left ath road and didnt go back for a whole year...so for all u skeptics that doubt this road being haunted...dont know what to tell u guys, u need to experioence this for yourselves..

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sorry for the above misspelling, every time i have told this tale, i still get the chills...we went back to riverdale a year later, and this place called hells gate is very true, me and my little brother( brother as above took a few girls there on halloween night of 2003 and parked at the entrance, we we got out and walked up to the place when it used to be acccessible at the time, now its locked, anyway, we didnt get far, approaching the front doors, my brother had looked up and saw what appeared to be a volture type creature partched right above the front door looking down and spread out what looked to be wings and flew straight up and fly away...it wasnt anytype of bird beleive me, it resembled a gorgoyle...i didnt believe it til i walked up to it, we fled away and havent been back since.

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i can't find it i don't know if the marker on the map above is correct or not but i also heard that it is some miles south of highway 7 is this correct? i also don't know if it is by the gulf corse or not. how do i know if i went too far or not far enough? on the above map the marker is between 120 and 128 but the info local description says 132 so would that mean it is higher north? the next road to show on the map is 130 and then yosemite then 136 then the map shows state highway E 470 the next labeled place on the map is tood lake then highway 7. does anyone knoe which 2 it is between? You have to zoom in to see it on the above map

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We we're entering Riverdale from 104th at 5:30 a.m on Halloween Night (technically November 1st.) As we were about 10 feet into the road, we saw a jogger on the right hand side wearing a baby blue hoodie and a backpack. I was sitting in the back seat and saw it from the passenger window after hearing the passenger freak out. I saw about a second glimpse of it and it was gone. We had a car following us and they had seen it when it was by our car,,on the passenger window, but then it was gone when they passed by the same location. A previous time, we were coming south from the road and the driver stopped at the intersection Yosemite and Riverdale and he stated, as a joke "Did you know that when you stop at a intersection, your supposed to get hit?" And the Lamppost above turned on. Sensors? yeah thats what we thought. We went back again about a week later, and stopped again. This time the light was already on and it turned off... The first time we blew it off as a coinicidence, but the second know. Also, you are supposed to start the road at 104th, follow it to the end (passed the golf course) and turn around and complete it back to 104th. If you dont, you risk take the spirits with you. If you see 3 signs of life, besides other cars and insects, you are supposedly not meant to make it off the road. A gray foc is said to be a demon, or the devil hims3lf sent in this form to consume you. A coyote is said to be an angel sent to protect you. There is my tail, and you should let me hear everything you may know. Look up The Wolpert Mansion. That is located on the road too. email me with your findings and stories at Horrorflickchick27@yahoo.com. Please name the subject as RIVERDALE so i know its not spam :)

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hey can anyone tell me where the hell is hells gate is at? if u could show me, or wanna meet up and go together that works. jd_teddy_bear@yahoo.com

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i once went to the gates of hell with my best friend and he decided that he wanted to turn the car around and as he did so the breaks in my car stoped working

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You should all go to the old tuscon houses. They are torn down now because of what happend to me and some friends. Now there is only a shack and a wheat sill. You go up to highway 7 and take your first right where the house with the lights is. Then it will be your first left. The story-One night me and 3 friends were driving down riverdale and found a road called tuscon. We found 3 abandon houses all next to each other. We went into the first and second house but got a really bad feeling about the last one. We headed back to the car and as we were driving away we shined our lights into the thrid house and saw a man sitting on a chair in the doorway. We went back to my firnds house to get the rest of our friends. We were in two cars so i stayed in one of the cars with two other people while the guys went to the third house. Only a minuete later my friends were running back to the car. We drove of and as we drove by we saw the man again. My friends told us that someone was in the house staring at them. The next week we took my friend will there. He decided to go inside with chief. Seconds later they ran out of the house. Our car was parked across the street. When we talked to will and cheif they said the man was sitting in the corner and just stared at them. The next night three girls went missing near tuscon so we informed the cops of what happened. A week later the houses were torn down. The cops still wont tell us what they found.

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I think I'm the only person to have actually been to the riverdale haunt... A little bit before the burnt tree, you will see two trees about 100 feet from the road. Turn towards the trees, yes, off the road, don't be a pussy, then drive about 20 feet before the trees, turn around, park, and turn off your car. There is no need to roll down your windows. Stay very quiet. You will hear the heartbeat almost immediately, then you hear footsteps, slowly speeding up, then you will hear a faint shriek. I don't know what happens after, for we booked it after the scream. The 2 trees is where 132nd used to be, it used to simply be a dirt road. They took out the roadsign and covered it up due to the haunting... Scary shit. Comment back if you stay for the whole thing and tell what happens.

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Has anyone see a guy crouching in the ditch? he is covered up and you an only really make out the outline of his head and shoulders. i he was sending me out a irritated vibe at first then it started geting really pissed so thats when we left. Idk could have been the fact that everyone is saying it haunted so my brain made up something. i just wanna know if anyone else has see this particular spirit too

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Well this is just peachy. Wish I knew all this before we bought our new home literally around the corner from all this just off 136 & Quebec. Greattttttttt

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Lol I would be pissed if I bought a house and all this stuff was around it. I live off 120th and Colorado. We rescued our dog from the puppy rescue thats on Riverdale. I had NO IDEA about this stuff. I'm a big wimp but it intrigues me. Maybe I'll get the nerves to drive it at night. I can't think of a time I've ever been on it super late except back when I used to dive to Henderson to pick up friends from parties, I was always DD. I remember the road being a little creepy but now I'm really freaked out!

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I went to Riverdal Road, and have to admit I was dissappointed. I definitely saw the "blood" on this signs, but it looked more like dirt to me. I also saw the burnt tree, which was pretty scary. But my ultimate goal is to find the gates of hell...anyone want to explain where it is? Or is it just one fo those urban legends that everyone pretends they've seen, but really haven't, and therefore can't tell us where it is. I'm not the only one looking for it! So those of you who have seen it, help us others out!

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I want to know where the the 'g-of-h' are. Also, my and my friends, we walked down riverdale like around 3PM from 112th to almost highway 7. We wre determined to find the 'g-of-h' Everytime I was there, I had a really bad vibe!!!!Anyone know where they are? email me at Gironml_16@hotmail.com title it-Riverdale

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There is an arcane trail that has a gated entrance after the golf course. Two friends and I were searching for the alleged "Gates of Hell" around 3 in the morning because of the the road's tragic history. As we approached the narrow dirt trail, my friend noticed a black garbage bag on the right-side of the vehicle. I stopped the car momentarily out of curiousity and my other friend got out to inspect its contents. As he ripped the bag open, he noticed old newspaper shreddings dating from the 80's which were used to cover a few large knives and an apparent blood-stained, navy blue sweatshirt. Although i was anxious about continuing down the path, my friend was hysterical and urged us to turn around. So as we headed back down the trail, a police car was riding toward us in the distance and pulled us over when he seen us trying to get back on the road. He let us off with a warning for criminal mischief and we never told him what we discovered for fear of criminal mischief charges. Since then, we never traversed past 120th and Riverdale again. I must advise strong caution for those who wish to thrill seek there due to the fact that some landmarks are prohibited from trespassing.

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I live on riverdale rd. OK first of all at the 128th and riverdale intersection head north until you pass the riverdale golf course and that is where 132nd would intersect they really dont intersect but it gives a rough explaination where it is. there is you stop you will hear some one running past you strange music and heart beat get louder... you will find the old bag lady/ lady in white about near the e 470 overpass if you head north. Also there is several twiest and turns in the road. People like to race there cars up and down this raod so word of caution. also beware of the one headbeam white pick up truck it leads you to the gates of hell if it flashed you twice an dyou turn around and follow it. (DONT DO IT) police and sheriffs constently patrol this area so be careful. There is tons and tons of paranormal activity as well as reports about the PLATT RIVER WITCH. Ok the trees are called hanging trees and you will see dead people every where you look if you are really looking for them. It can be very scary. Very very scary. if you head orth on riverdale to hwy7. Beware of the coyotes they like to hunt along this area too. I would suggest that you never walk along this road because you have a chance of getting hit.

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Ok so some friends and i went out to riverdale road last night. I dont think anyone knows where the gates of hell are....And as for the burnt tree....someone please explain this to me! There is supposed to be a marker in the grass that says "In loving memory" We saw a tall blue sign with "in memory of" and two peoples names on it....no tree....and by riverdale road and yosemite there is a small white cross in the field with someones name on it, no "in loving memory" and there are absolutely no trees around it! The only tree we saw was one that is about a mile away from yosemite going towards 120th. The tree was obviously burned and is kind of hollow in the center. However there are no signs around it, and it does not look like a womans face or figure. Someone help me out here!

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I've actually taken this road from 104th all the way to 128th many times, but never see anything. Maybe because it's always from 7PM-9PM. For me, usually I like to speed down this road, because it's fun and it's really curvy. Even when we're the only car on the road, I always highbeam the road and still see nothing. I don't plan to stop the car or anything of those. My and my cousins even recorded our way through to 128th and I never looked through the whole thing to see if we caught anything. If you wanna watch it: Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZUPCzGR67c Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUA_IuMVnoo&feature=channel Don't mind our retarded talks XD. Tell me if you see anyting in either videos.

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About a year ago I went to Riverdale Rd. My friends and I turned off on this dirt road that had some construction stuff on it. The road was really muddy and my car sucks, so we parked at the entrance and walked up this hill. We found the foundation for a house and there was this really bad smell. One of the guys I was with turned around and saw these dog like creatures, at least 3 of them, running across the empty field. But they were bigger than dogs, about the twice the size of a mastiff. We turned and ran back to the car.

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I just drove down river dale tonight...on the way up there i didnt see anything at all but i turned around at the fairgrounds and drove back there were what looked like blood spots on all of the signs but it looks more like some kids put it there scary either way xD

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When I was in high school, a group of us went out there and did the whole thing. Yes, there is a thumping noise and it 'gets louder' the longer you sit there. We were trying to show off for some girls that were with us and walked out into the field to the west of the road, and a few hundred yards out there is an oil well pump. Not sure what they are called but the thumping noised comes from its movement. Never did find the chicken coop though.

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Based on research I've done on various news sites, personal accounts, and property records, I've come to the conclusion that the "gates of hell" are not located where everyone has been looking on 132nd, 136th, 120th, etc. I've done research on a place called the "Wolpert Mansion". The history of this mansion describes the "gates of hell" as an area that once was a chicken coop with iron gates. The mansion was burned down along with the chicken coop but the iron gates supposedly still stand. The address is 9101 Riverdale Road. The area is now fenced off by barbed wire, and seems to be private property. Do research on Wolpert Mansion to get the entire story.

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Adding on to the previous comment ^^^^^ check this video out. It is supposedly a video account of an accident on Riverdale Road tthat was caused by the actual ghost. Whether it is real or not. It scared the HELL out of me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LckCvFWjyNQ

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...what? This is inane. They're speaking Russian. Why are they speaking Russian if this is on Riverdale Road, in Brighton/Thornton Colorado, in the United States? That street was not Riverdale Road (I live there, near the Aggregate Gravel Pit operation). ...What a crock of malarky.

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so riverdale ive been down it many times looked aroud gotten out and i never heard anything but oil pumps looked for the gates of hell nothing. my brother in law said he went to the cult under ground place and seen some crazy sh,it there but he thinks it gone.

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Some friends and I decided to check out all of these claims back in 2006 when we were doing a haunted tour of CO. We had lived their our entire lives and driven Riverdale many times, so we wanted to see what all of the fuss was about. We went out around 2200 and left around 0300. We drove it MANY times back and forth. We even walked it back and forth. NOTHING happened. So we decided to try again the next week. Same results. Finally, we gave it one last shot. About midway through the road is a turn off that leads you onto a hill that has an oil pump on it. We parked up there, turned off the car and got out. It was around 2345 or so. It was dead silent and very dark (minus the surrounding lights of Thornton/Northglenn). We stood there a good 25 minutes and were about to get back in the car when a very loud and prominent banging noise could be heard all around us. It was not coming from one specific direction, but from everywhere. Scared to death, we got back in the car and left. As far as the urban legend crap, none of it exists anymore. There is however a few things that may happen every now and again on this road. It's long, dark and ominous. So if you want to scare yourself to death, head on out and enjoy it!

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I too grew up in the area, Northglenn, and we would drive the road in the early 80's. On a summer night we drove north from 104th when we passed 112th the farms on the east side of the road were dark except one and through the trees in the distance we saw figures of people that were circling a large fire almost rhythmically. We stopped turned off the car and sat and tried to listen to hear their faint chanting. It was then that an older pickup truck appeared behind us in the dark and he waited to turn on his headlights until he was nearly on top of us. We freaked out and sped north. At Quebec St we u-turned to head south. We passed the pick up and could tell he was going to turn around too. We passed the original spot and the alternator began to have problems, the lights became very dim and the engine was dying. My friend drove the hell out of that car and we made it back to 112th and Colorado Blvd and no pick up in sight. This happened. But something else happened here and this is what I am trying find information about. In 1986-1987 two 10 year old boys found the body of a girl in the snow some distance from the raod. Her car was found in a snow drift near Mckay and Riverdale Rd. She went to our High School and was abducted from her work place, circle K. I think her name was Heidi ?? Anyone else?

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From an AnonymousVisiter:

About a year ago I went to Riverdale Rd. My friends and I turned off on this dirt road that had some construction stuff on it. The road was really muddy and my car sucks, so we parked at the entrance and walked up this hill. We found the foundation for a house and there was this really bad smell. One of the guys I was with turned around and saw these dog like creatures, at least 3 of them, running across the empty field. But they were bigger than dogs, about the twice the size of a mastiff. We turned and ran back to the car.

Well.. I think I can back you up on this. A few months back this Autumn on one of several trips in attempt to prove or disprove this "haunting" claim I believe we found this same foundation. The turn off road is on the left as you're heading North past the Golf Course. We pulled off one night to check it out. The road is dirt and curves up and around to the top of a hill. At the very top we found the foundation of a house. It's possible it could have been used as a warehouse due to the fact it looked as if there was a truck loading dock to the front of it. Ontop of the foundation there looked as if there could have been an area for a kitchen due to the remnance of tile flooring. Other than a few shrubs and a side walk that indicated where the door used to be that's pretty much all there was. Anyway.. on with the paranormal events. I had a camera out as we stepped up onto the foundation. This was before I had a digital voice recorder for EVP so I was using the camera to catch sound, it was too dark too see anything anyway. As we're walking towards the center of the foundation my friend stops dead in his tracks and asks me if I "just saw that". I thought he was being his usual over dramatic self and said "no" (This is all captured on the video). He claimed to have seen a small black figure standing near what would have been the far back wall of the house that darted off as we got closer. Well.. it wasn't until I got home and was reviewing the tape I heard it. Just before he says "WOW! Did you see that?!" there is a distinct high pitch voice in the background. One of the best EVP's I've ever caught. Kinda scared me... I have not experienced anything on that road before or since. I would suggest giving this place a try to anyone. Also on a further note the same friend claimed to hear footsteps following him on the sidewalk located at the front of the house. I unfortunately cannot back his claim. Happy hunting.




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i went to the gates of hell last night! it was fuckin creepy! you go all the way down riverdale road under the brige, actually i think there are two bridges. keep going. you will see a house on a hill with the gates open and the gates have vines all over them. the grass is way tall and the house has a chain link fence around it that is falling apart. we are going to go back up there and actually go up to the house!

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I live in northglenn i been down that road but havent seen or heard any thing..i live at 11450 community center dr these apatments are haunted i see thing heard things tv shutts on and off changes channel changes dings my cross creepy anyone know any info on this ??? trying to find out what happend here you can also email me at madridsheryl@yahoo.com

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My friends and I went there last night and nothing happen, and I was going 20 mph. We did found the stop sign with the supposed "bloody" hand prints but they look like dirt to us. I think this "haunted" road is BS.

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My Friends found the riverdale house ...they say is so big and beautiful on the inside..altoug freaky....they said they heard noises and unbelievable u guys wont believe me but they have videos two ghost running in front of the house and another inside were dey seem to find a little gurl on the corner.....i knw i couldnt believe but wen i saw it they proved me wrong.....then dey have pictures were and old lady appears and a face..they say dey dint go to the basement because that was really strong and it was goin to 5 times stronger in da basement...we all plan to go tursday nigt see wat we find.....but dis time were goin to da basements...the house is hella big 10 rooms etc.....really i couldnt believe wat i saw on the videos and on the pictures!!!.....

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on da video also appears the little gurl... da house is infront of another hous in front of a farm...u take 112th turn left on riverdale and turn left..... its a big gray house black gates and some windows are coverd with wood......ooo i forgot to mension....my friend started to cry beacuse they said that as soon as they were leaving they saw 3 guys looking out the window and its crazy beacuse she described how they had teir hair and everyting dey recorded but in the video only found white spots in the window......OMG i so wanna go and investigate my school is really close to deir and easy to get tere......dey also say dat wen u drive at nigt u look back and suddenly see a white car following u alot of my friends saw it...... but they say dat if it touches ur car hits u or someting it can really hurt u or even kill...about that i dnt knw but im working on finding out.....they also said that they hear footsteps inside the house and a bell ringing crazzzy buit it is not bullcrap like most of u guys say.......i wanna c u try see if u dnt get scared.......

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That's the Viewhaus... IT's private property. Tresspassing and vandalism is not a respectful or responsible way to pursue the supernatural. The boards are covering the windows because teenagers like you have been trashing the place ever since it was first built. Congratulations, you put the bad rep on "ghost hunting".

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So what's past Yosemite St.? I drove there today and there was a gate there and I'm wondering if there's anything worth checking out. So I've been on this road twice now and nothing happens. I think you guys are just imagining things. And one of you said there was a haunted house inbetween the hills, but there are several houses so... yeah, really?

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Anyone wanna give detailed directions on how to get to the gates of hell?

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im going there tonight, im a marine, war vet, all that tough guy stuff, but believe in this big time, i live off of 104th, and i think why nobody can find the gates of hell is cause riverdale actualy starts just north of 88th and colorado blvd. the Wolpert Mansion that was burnt down and the owner of the famous gates should be at 9190, google the Wolpert Mansion and youll know why its haunted and famous, its a colorado land mark for cowboys, and prostitution and murders. ill tell you how my journey goes tomarrow. -jesse

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i know where it is. no joke, i keep trying to type it here but this crap keeps deleting me before i finish, in a nut shell, address...1479 Riverdale Rd! if you want more details email me. jessemarlar84@yahoo.com

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today i definitely found it, whats funny is i was laughin and tellin jokes to myself the whole way there, but when i saw the gates and drove through them, i had an "oh shit" feeling come over me that i havent felt since iraq, so i drove up the dirt road, and at the very back of it, less than a quarter mile saw the foundation to the Wolpert Mansion, at least thats the only delapidated foundation even resembling a mansion from the start of Riverdale at 88th to 160th, and there is an old sign at the "gates of hell" that says its 1470. so in actuality, the gates are at 147th! nobody has ever put an address on the gate from what i can research but i think most of the bozos that go lookin for it lack a little common since. anyways, when i drove up to the foundation (in the day mind you to have a dry run and do a little recon and investigative work) i did feel extremely uneasy, and there was a parked car up at the foundation, and when i got close, they took off, either i scared them cause they were looking for the same thing as me, or just some kids making out. the mansion foundation is HUGE. and up on top of the hill. even drove around on the back roads for a mile or two since i have a jeep wrangler and 4weel drive, and wouldnt have been able to do so without that. i saw the stupid tree or trees that are burnt and supposidly resemble a burning lady, but they are just that, burnt trees, and the stop signs are splattered with paint balls, pink actualy. i plan on making this road a hobby of mine. i took the summer off since i got out of the Marines. i have nothing to do, no job, just hanging out till college at Front Range Community College starts in august, im going to camp out on that road or near by at every mile mark. 1 mile, per night, and ill video tape or picture every tree, and every dirt road, and every stupid gate, 1 mile, 1 day, at a time. ill do the video and picture work with the info on every mile in the day, then drive out to a different spot every night, and chill out till the sun comes up, im not crazy but ive been to Iraq twice, and if there is something out there that can hurt me, i can assure you...i can hurt it back! heres the info on the mansion.... oh yeah, the whole mansion thing... i found this on ghostvillage.com but if you go to 9190, the only thing close to that is Thornton Pkway. theres nothing but housing developement all around there. and its way to far south to be the gates of hell and theres no foundation of a mansion. only at 1479 is there a giant burnt dilapidated foundation for a mansion. and its behind the ONLY chain link fence on the riverdale, and the fences looks old and beat up, it is 100percent the gates of hell as people describe it to be. heres the article... by the way, 1479 is a dirt road more easily seen as you have said going south from 160th. its on the right hand side. and the 1479 is very hard to see as its on a wooden board against a tree hidden and faded into the bushes. I’ve discovered reports about Riverdale Road’s early history, suggesting that much slave labor occurred in the surrounding area. Found on the historic Cherokee Trail, the land was inhabited by Native Americans long before Europeans set foot in the area now known as Thornton. In a report researched and written by High School teachers and students in the 1970’s, we are told of a historic mansion on Riverdale built by David Wolpert. He came into the area while following the gold rush. He married, had children (two who were deaf mutes), and settled down on 9190 Riverdale, in his home, the Wolpert Mansion. Years later, tenants would report floods (no damage reported), and in May 1975 the chicken barn was burned to the ground. Later that year, the Mansion was also destroyed in a blaze. This may have alluded to tales about the area called “The Gates of Hell.” It’s said to be much further north than the Wolpert Mansion, but the legends tell of a man who went insane and burned his house to the ground, with his family and himself within. It was said that his chicken coop was where had been provoked by demons to commit the murder/suicide. For years, the chicken coop was guarded by a large fence to deter the curious from exploring, and the mischievous from vandalism, hence the term “The Gates of Hell.” -jesse.....jessemarlar84@yahoo.com

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You guys are so funny! Going south on Riverdale Road, from Hwy 7, you will cross the New Brantner Extension Ditch at the top of a slight rise. The bridge that crosses the irrigation ditch was just repaired a couple years ago, so looks quite new. This point in Riverdale Road is the only crossing of the ditch. IMMEDIATELY south of the bridge, on the west side of the road, is a wide driveway that goes up the knoll, fenced off, supposedly from public (all of "us") access. That property used to be the Gates chicken plant. The foundations that you'll find up there used to look like outer-space domes, but were actually underground, circular rooms that rotated walls of chicken cages around a central light fixture, timed to give the chickens a sense of day/night rotation several times a day, so they'd lay more eggs than normal. There were several of these underground rooms, and some administrative offices, all located at the top of the hill, and connected by underground passageways. The property owners have torn up the structures, and plan to build a housing subdivision there. My husband and I have been there in the past, when the original contractor was initially demolishing the interiors, and gave us a short tour of the facility. We were able to obtain some of the cages from him for use with rabbits. Not spooky, just getting recycled into a community. The only gates of hell you might find up there is if you step someplace not quite filled in -- beware of cave-ins! Besides injured, you'll come away sticking of chicken manure.

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Can any of the people with the pictures and or video, give us a link? that would be very helpful :)

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I think im gonna visit this place i ive in colorado and have always wanted to see if it is truly scary enough to scare me hahahahahahaha

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I went to riverdale last night. As creepy as it looks at night with the dirt roads and the lack of housing out there, i do not believe its haunted, if you go north to where you can hear the constant beating of someone "jogging", look to your left. In the field there is an oil drum and the beating is the pistons making the oil drum go up and down. i did not see any girl on the side of the road and no heart beat which gets louder.


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Hi! I have lived in Colorado for 10 years and this is the first time I have heard of this place. I don't know if I am a believer in the supernatural, but I keep an open mind. I have heard of third bridge and been there several times. It is creepy, but nothing really ever happened. I want to go check this place out though. As I love to be paralyzed with fear. I cannot go alone though and was wondering if maybe some of you would like to get a small group together and check it all out some night. Flashlights, and cameras and all that good stuff. Please email me, also does anyone have any pics or the paranormal things that went on? Thanks : )



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If you wanna see some scary stuff of riverdale check of "death rowe" its a dirt road heading towards Mckay road, its really a road going towards a dairy but when your on it, turn off your car and just sit there, when you turn your car back all the windows are covered on fog and handprints

I actually got the guts to get out, sit on the dirt and play the ouija board, 


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About the foundation area up the dirt road has anyone seen the old fish hatchery there,?

I went there during the day and saw bones, no lie, apparently some guy killed himself there not to long ago...?


Ohhh and, walk the trail of the Adams county fair grounds at night, you will the lady in white there, because thats where she was murdered and thrown in the ditch,


One more thing, my friend Nikki told me that that she went in the mines or the construction area and had huge dogs with no skin chase her, scary stuff i tell ya,


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WOW my friend told me that they had an experience with dogs with no skin a while ago!!! thats crazy

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Ive been at this road once which was last year about a month before christmas.Me and my cousin went up there at night at about 1am or so.We turned off some side road just north of 104th and got out of the car and walked about 150 or so yards from the street into the field.And to be honest nothing really out of the ordinary happened.Ive been hearing stories about this road for over 12 yrs now and I was sure something was gonna happen.I actually knew a kid I used to go to HS with that died on that road in a car accident.So I was quite freaked out about this road but the only thing that happend that was kinda odd is that my and my cousin heard people talking.And we looked around and nobody was around us.We also heard wind chimes.So we thought "ok, it might be coming from some houses." But the houses were waaay too far to hear some wind chimes or people talking.The talking sounded like it was only about 40ft or so away from us.But it didnt really freak us out.I would like to go back there soon.If anybody wants to set up a party and have our own ghost hunt,hit me up because I want to see something supernatural for once in my life lol email me at cmrq@hotmail.com

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I went to riverdale today with a friend.. first we were lost and couldnt find it, but we got there in the dusk.. was it too early to see something? i just want to know if -at least- one thing is true...... if someone wants to email me, please do!!!

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A few of my friends Pat, Dylan, Mike, Kyle, Dextin, Marisa, Shannon, Huwsyay,And i Mitch. Anyway we went to Riverdale rd, earlyer tonight the imprint in the tree anyway that is freaky inside the house if you go downstairs into the basement and at the bottom of the stairs there is a cellar door if you go in there you smell a horrible. Kinda like something dead is in there. back door is always unlocked. if you go up on the balcony and look in the window you will see someone or something walk back and fourth.


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Riverdale is wack, I live at 52** Riverdale Way (the trailer park off Riverdale, North County Village) and i walk up and down the street all the time night or day because i catch the bus. And ive never scene anything ghostly...but i must admit there is some strang things that go on around here. Why in the last 5 years theres been THREE kids who died in the lakes around Riverdale(100th And Mckay Rd). Also the land around here use to be an animal refuge, so dont be suprised if you see deer or fox's even bald eagles!

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Me and my friends went there last night. All we head were footsteps. So we figured hey! maybe dry ice bombs will attract them! nope....:(.....but at least we know that dry ice bombs are ghost repellent now lol

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I went down Riverdale road today to find the spot to go to so I knew exactly where to go tonight and ended up in several different places and am curious if I was even close. I went on the dirt road Yosemite and then ventured to the right after the stop sign and went up the hill to the dirt road that leads to where a house can be built, was that somewhere of interest?? I also saw the gray house. Is the Wolpert mansion, or where it was at one time close to there?? If anybody has good info or paranormal research on the area email me subject being Riverdale road at t_dvirgil@yahoo.com

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i have been ther and saw many unexpected things it will be the first and last time i go. i swaer it was breath taking


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Me and my friends tried going up to riverdale rd. and could not find anything. What's the exact directions to getting to the gates of hell?

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Findings Locations: Riverdale Rd. Adams County, CO Loc. 1: Riverdale & 130th Loc. 2: Riverdale & 147th Fact - Ghost Animals / Moving Shadows Evidence - Personal Exp. & Multiple Claims Time: 0110 08/23/09 (L1) & 0150 08/23/09 (L2) Location: 1 + 2 Fact - Being Touched Evidence - Personal Exp. & Multiple Claims Time: 0111 08/23/08 Location: 1 ---------------------------------------------- Fact - Phantom Footsteps Evidence - Personal Exp. & Multiple Claims Time: 0205 08/23/2009 Location: 2 Fact - Phantom Lights / Full Visual Orbs Evidence - Personal Exp. Time: 0055 08/23/09 Location: 1 Fact - High random EMF spikes Evidence - Personal Exp. Highest Spike - 0.1 to 7.3 Time: Through-out from 0030 to 0245 08/23/09 Location: 1 + 2 Fact - Battery Drain Evidence - Hi-8 Camera, IR Camera, Digital Voice Recorder knocked out immediatly (no back up batteries brought) Time: 0100 08/23/09 Location: 1 Fact - Apparition (Old Man) Evidence - Personal Exp. & Multiple Claims Time: 0120 08/23/09 Location: 1 ---------------------------------------------- Disclaimed - Heartbeats / Music Evidence - Several oil and water pumps cause the iconic rhythmic beating, however further experience needed to explain the gaining amplitude of the sounds through-out the night Disclaimed - Bloody Signs Evidence - Kids use them for paintball practice often Disclaimed - Cult Activities Evidence - All evidence and research conclude urban legend --------------------------------------------- Unconfirmed - Apparitions Reports - Lady in white, disembodied jogger, shadow people Conclusion - Multiple claims, futher investigation needed Unconfirmed - GOH / Wolpert Mansion Reports - Multiple claims Conclusion - Time shortage, further investigation needed

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Any one try to find why the blue house is empty. It would explain why whenever there is people moving in they don't stay in the house for 1 month.

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Why is the big blue house always empty? It would be really cool if someone ghost hunted on that property and put up what they found on here or youtube. I went up there during the day and we looked in the house and all I saw was candles in a pentagram sign..... I'm really curious about this house someone please go and find out everything about this house? Is it built on indian burial ground? Is it cursed?

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Have you ever walked down the road scary as hell. Gates of hell are real walk down that and thats when you will find a guy on a tree.Also my car makes weird nosies when goin down it,but when you go off it the noise goes away.I agree never go down this road ALONE.We actually got pulled over by the cops on the road but when we left 2 seconds before we were on the road the cop was gone.There should be a mansion on a hill when you go down it (its the paved road),that house is haunted have to people in a car and then have 2 or more people go with you to the mansion with you.You get watched when you go up there.Fives Stars for this place.

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