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Iron Gates
Iron Gates Road
Greenville, IL 62262

County: Bond
GPS: -89.2657266, -89.2657266


Iron Gates of Greenville IL

Old Nature Reserve- History tales of slave slaughtering, black mass rituals of satanic worship, and an unknown beast that roams the woods.

First appearances can be misleading as you walk up to this panoramic view of a nature reserve with trails and old wooden bridges that lead to a old abandoned cabin in the woods. Legends tell of sitting on the old bridge and hearing the sounds of slaves being drowned, phantom footsteps, orbs with faces being captured on film, and the most alarming of being chased by an unseen malevolent presence who leaves claw prints down the side of your vehicle if you managed to escape.

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Last updated on : 8/9/2014

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 60947     10/23/2010 11:53:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 1/7/2013 10:27:20 PM  
This place is the most haunted place I have ever experienced. My group and I were hearing footsteps behind us but everytime we would stop sov would the footsteps. As we got closer to the cabin we kept seeing red pairs of eyes everywhere wich we also caught on our night vision camera. We would also here voices on and off and unexplainable noises. And if all of this wasnt enough when we got to the cabin there were bloody hand prints on the walls and a evil eye drawn out on the floor and dead mice nailed to the top of the doorway by there tails it was gross. This cabin has ben known for satanic rituals for many years and I think that proved everything. Also we tried to fing the unmarked cemetary father back into the would that is supposovly there but could find anything just alot of dead animal bones prob. from rituals. If you want a good rush I highly recommned this place just please go with a group of people and have some type of weaon with you bacause it is dangerous You never know who or what is going to be out there.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 64908     1/2/2011 7:36:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 1/2/2011 7:00:34 PM  
Sorry to burst your bubble but if there is a group it will always sound like there are footsteps behind you- until you stop walking.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 68224     3/18/2011 3:33:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

We used a quija board there. We talked to a spirit named Mava. He/she was 16 years old and was sacrificed in 1842 by his/her leader Yosf.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 71018     5/31/2011 7:27:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I went there last night and saw the wondering and lonely spirit of a fierce honey badger.  At once he chased us back to our vehicle and left large claw prints on the side of my Fiat...I was pretty pissed and also scared. 

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Last Seen: 5/31/2011 7:28:36 AM  
You've seen the honey badger spirit too? I'm bringing my witches circle out next weekend to try to bring him to rest. 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 71020     5/31/2011 7:35:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 5/31/2011 7:31:01 AM  
So I once walked out here with my gurlfriend and we were going to do a lil making out and stuf. Then I felt like someone tepped me on the solder. I just thouhgt it was my gilrfriend bcuz she sometimes do that when we makeout. Then I looked down and seen that her hadns was at her sides...

I turnt around and i see in the distance a bright red babboon buttt running away from me. At frist i was like, woha i didnt not now that theyre was monkeys in the woods here. then my girlfreind sad 'their aint'....

I was never been so scared in my lyfe?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 73175     8/24/2011 12:46:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

We have been going to "The Iron Gates" for nearly 20 years and have had multiple paranormal experiences there.  It usually starts as soon as you park the car and kill the engine.  You can hear voices off in the distance and cracking and popping of sticks in the woods ahead.  We have heard moaning and screaming from near the bridge and have captured several events using EVP as well as video.  The cabin is by far one of the most haunted spots I have ever been to.  We have had several close encounters with a dark energy there.  Rumor has it there is a cemetery near the back of the property?  Can anyone confirm this?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 74543     10/29/2011 12:22:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


My family and I would like to visit...Is this open to the public or do we need to get permission?? If so can ya email the information to me?  It looks like this is in town by the map... is that right? Whats the easiest way to find it?

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 77063     3/18/2012 8:24:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

its a public reserve.about a mile from town still other remants or a house ive felt a presence by what looks like an old gazibo about 50meters in to the walk never saw a cemetary and me and my brother have walked almost every inch out there

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 77212     3/28/2012 2:46:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I found the cemetary its across the lake from the cabin

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 82625     9/11/2013 8:55:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I went out there with me and two of my friends tonight it was pretty fucking creepy... ive heard all kinds of things about tonight was the first time ive went didnt really see anything supernatural but we did hear some things found the old cabin in the woods it was pretty creepy took some pictures there with an without flash and there were some unknown figures in the pictures.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 82825     10/8/2013 4:52:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

i have lived there all my life and been there ay night (drunk even!) and still didn't experience anything.  if there r rituals being performed there it's the dumb ass kids that don't know no better

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 82826     10/8/2013 5:27:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

there is a cemetery on the nature preserve side also a house where the head of the park service lives he and his family dogs and chickens so yea u prob hear voices...lol  years ago there was a pig running wild which was the start of the eyes that was seen-

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 82831     10/8/2013 8:09:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

so where exactly is this located in Greenville???


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 82832     10/8/2013 9:14:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Been there a ton of times throughout my youth and never heard or seen anything other than squirrels and such. Day or night. It is just an old home stead near a cemetery and a portion of an old fence. Get real!!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 85000     6/10/2014 11:47:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

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Fun place to go on jogs at, lot a nice scenery, I have never heard nor saw anything unusual, there is a bike path that leads up to a house, I'd imagine that's where you hear voices, fun place I'd advise going there with friends and family just for a relaxing day!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 87158     6/4/2015 6:50:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Your comment here

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Me and my boyfriend go out there all the time alone and with friends hoping to get freaked out a little but weve never seen or heard anything supernatural... the cabin probably was scary at ine point but theres spray paint all iver the wall and trash inside of it.. Ive heard some rumors but unfortunately never encountered anything... bummer

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 87693     10/9/2015 5:32:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Ive been there many times day and night and I never have experienced anything I think it is a hoax just saying

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 87695     10/9/2015 8:13:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I drank, partied, smoked pot out there for years and never saw ghost. I did see tracers  but that could have been the extasy. Don't forget the story of the homosexual vampire school teacher who used to roam the woods

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 87696     10/9/2015 8:14:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Don't forget all the little ghost shaped rubber things laying around the cabin

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 87698     10/10/2015 6:05:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Spent many years exploring and hanging out growing up. Not once did I see or hear anything other than the normal woods activity. It was a joke 30 years ago I am sure even more so now. Pathetic the crap people come up with and believe.  I'd spend the night out there alone, heck even take my kids and not once feel uncomfortable.  Can't believe after all these years people still believing all that crap and adding to it, half of what I am reading wasn't part of the supposed myth 30 plus years ago. Thanks for the laugh though.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 87721     10/11/2015 3:57:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

nothing is there and houses are by and u will hear people and sounds from the neighbors- years ago like 40 yrs ago a pig ran loose and that is where the eyes and sounds started from  No rituals- no slaves nothing but night animals is woods and neighbors

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 88824     8/25/2016 12:43:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I have been there with my brother and I have lived in Greenville my whole life I have always been there and the things I have seen and heard are amazing I have stayed in the cabin with my brother and had marks on my back and side from something that I never knew what it was I have also been deep in the woods past the cabin and if you go out far enough you can see where a tree is that have fallen branches that make a shape of a star with a circle around it.... I have heard the screams the crying from the bridge and from deep in the woods I have seen the red glowing eyes that have been a dark red looking at me from about maybe 5 feet away from me...... I was never scared to be there or stay the night there and for some reason I am always drawn to the lake when I do go there or deep in the woods.......... I have seen more things then anyone can picture seeing....... so for the people who are saying there is nothing thee you are wrong I know what is there I have been there my whole life I have been through things that no one else has so before you start to say there is nothing there you are DEAD WRONG because there is something there you just have to believe there is




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