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The Seven Gates of Hell
York, Pa 17401

County: York County
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It is a separate private road off of Toad Road. Years ago there was a mental hospital located near Toad road. It is now a deserted building. Hundreds of mental patients are said to have escaped from there and killed in the woods surrounding it. If you travel back to Toad Road, you go through seven gates known to locals as "The Seven Gates of Hell." No one has ever been through the fifth gate. Everyone who makes it to the gates hears noises and sees weird things moving in the woods. November 2005 Update: It was so popular among local teenagers that just recently, the old hospital and the gates were torn down. One gate stands, the first gate, which is highly visible off of Trout Run Rd. The area is private property, and there are many new no trespassing signs up. Forestry agents are reportedly tearing down trees back there to stop people from coming to experience the "freakiness".

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 8382     1/10/2008 6:45:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I drive past there a lot. I haven`t gone in yet. Can`t wait to.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 61713 ReplyTo# 8382     10/30/2010 9:48:00 PM     Edit          

I went there with my friends tonight.
it was boring and not scary.
we came out of the woods and were greeted by the Police.
we received Criminal Trespassing and have been fined.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 8509     1/15/2008 11:02:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

i think it is bullshit ive been on that rd millions of times. there were no cars chasing me. and where is the proof there was a mental hospital there? there is no proof! make me a believer please.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 36950 ReplyTo# 8509     7/31/2009 10:16:00 PM     Edit          

i went to the 1st gate and the whole way there there was crazy cars on my ass...swerving wit the high beams

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46786 ReplyTo# 8509     1/17/2010 2:30:00 PM     Edit          

i study the seven gates of hell there is 4 in the us an the other 3 r speaded out so not 2 b foned so keep looking ive been 4 47 years

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 68549 ReplyTo# 8509     3/24/2011 12:38:00 PM     Edit          

The old hospital has long been torn down so I guess there is no longer any standing proof but being a life long resident of York County I know for a fact what use to be there...as far as it being haunted....well that is up to each one who visits there. As for me nothing out of the ordinary ever happened.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 10072     2/28/2008 7:30:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

i belive in this and will one day try to make it me an my friends are goin 2 go in not know but once in my life we have a good idea and wont to see it

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 10567     3/11/2008 6:00:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i've lived in york my entire life there are no gates or anything else on toad road let alone a mental hospital.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 10632     3/13/2008 7:10:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I've heard so much about this place i'm going with my boyfriend, his cuz, and his mom and grandma!I can't wait to go! I'm ready for a good scare!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 11722     4/8/2008 7:55:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i was there on the 4th of march 2008. me and 2 girls walked down the path. as we walked down the path we came across a small rib cage hanging from a tree. we continued on for another 2 hours only to end up back at the first gate. we didn't turn around or stray from the path at all. we are very determined and we do these things a lot so it didn't phase us we kept walking keeping a close eye on our surroundings so it wouldn't happen again. another hour and a half we reached the fifth gate. by this time it was 11pm and we weren't about to turn around. it was hard 2 see once we got in the thick of the forest because we only had small flashlights to evade detection. we lost one of our companions who fell in a hole that was just off the path it took us the rest of the night to get her out and back up the path. once her leg heals we are going back. as for the super natural s#!+ we did hear cries and ran into a thick cloud of smoke soon after. but there was no gay (chainsaw chuck). we were there all night and had one who was wounded. (maybe he had the night off)

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 11950     4/16/2008 4:45:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

(curses the fact that she cant edit her own comment) I'm a College Student at Penn State York. Right now i'm researching all the Haunted Places in York County. And, i was especially intrigued by the Seven Gates of Hell story. So, i decided to figure out if there was REALLY a Sanitorium or an Aslyum of any sort near Toad/ Trout Run Road in York County. I went to the York County Historical Trust, which houses all the historical documents of the county. And i asked them if there was any history of a Sanitorium or Asylum in York. The Archivist tried to look it up in a computer and several books to see if there was one ever. And, there is NO mention of an Asylum or Sanitorium of ANY sort in York County's history. Of course the librarian told me there could be information out there about it that the trust just hadnt recieved yet. But, i doubt it. A place such as a Sanitorium or an Aslyum could not be kept secret. There would be a paper trail of some sorts. Plus, there would be newspaper articles about the Fire/ breakout of the asylum. There are no newspaper articles. So, thus, it is impossible that there ever was a Sanitorium or Aslyum on Toad Road/ Trout Run Road in York County. However, i shall research whether or not there was a fire that occured on that road. Whether or not there was a church on that road, and if there were any murders that occured on that road. Since the lesser known myths about Toad road revolve around that. Also, i reccomend that you buy The Ghosts of York County. There is an interesting story about the Seven Gates of Hell which isnt mentioned on any forums on the internet . Someone mentioned that there is a burned down farmhouse on range road, which connects to trout run road (toad road). I actually google mapped Trout Run Road in York, it came up. And beside Range Run road is this odd looking clearing in the middle of the woods. Pretty large clearing. And there are at least 3 objects in the clearing. One of which i am sure is a building. However, the other two look a bit odd. Maybe there WAS a farmhouse which was burnt down at one time? (two minutes later) I'm not having any luck with finding any history of any sort of a fire on Range road or Trout Run Road via Google. I looked in the news section too. There is no mention of Murder that occured on those roads either. Guess the only way to find out for sure if there was a fire/murder or church with satanic rituals there is to go back to the York County Heritage Trust Library again... Oh and when i get the Ghosts of York County book From Martin Memorial Library, i'll fill in even MORE blanks about Trout Run Road which will probably explain why stories started about Trout Run Road (toad road) in the first place. I skimmed through it earlier today after i got out of school (college). I just dont remember the exact story the book states. I'll type it word for word when I get the story. Then, i'll tie everything up so it makes sense. .

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btw if anyone wants to contact me, just email me at Katester225@yahoo.com. :3 Sincerely, Your Curious Penn State York Student.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 12878     5/13/2008 12:49:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

it is def real ive been there and u never want 2 go its horrible

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 61645 ReplyTo# 12878     10/30/2010 7:19:00 AM     Edit          

do you mean its bad like its scary bad or just bad

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 75204 ReplyTo# 12878     12/4/2011 8:52:00 AM     Edit          

I was looking at checking this place out and just need to know the exact path to take
btw saw a link the other day on the pa fish and game site that goes on and on stating there is no way and never was any type of insane asylum or experiments or deaths any where near this road and that toad road never actually existed
sound way to fishy if you ask me

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13206     5/21/2008 3:49:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

just as a though... if everyone thinks this place is fake why dont one of you decide to go in the day time i mean obviously its not going to be scary but at least someone will know the truth

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 41428 ReplyTo# 13206     10/13/2009 12:23:00 PM     Edit          

I've never gone, but after reading these comments it made me start to think...if these are gates to HELL, i would assume that they aren't what we would think to be gates at all. I would guess that these gates are made by nature in some way, not metal or iron.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13340     5/24/2008 6:18:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

you'll get a 400 dollar fine if the police catch you

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 14052     6/14/2008 1:24:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

there were 4 of us that went from lancaster. we walked down a path where trees were knocked down in a long path of 3 ft high grass. if you look on mapquest or google earth, you will see the straight path by lack of trees. we walked this all the way down to the creek, and there was nothing. no gates. we saw an opeing of flat land with rocks on it like its a foundation, but we cant be sure. Gates of hell is BS. we asked a local clerk at rutters and he immediately said there are no gates and he knows a customer down there that doesnt like kids back there.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 14327     6/22/2008 1:28:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

okay listen. i reaserched this A LOT. there is NO asylem or hospital! it has been said that there were 7 gates. there really is only 1 gate. it is just a gate blocking of private property. if you chose to go all you will find past the first gate is a creek. i was disapointed when i found out this too...

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 15269     7/11/2008 3:27:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i have this book...weird pennsylvania...and they go around and find all these strange and haunted places and the 7 gate was one of them...they didnt go tru them all but he said that fallen trees are formed into these gates...me n some friends are goin tonight...ill tell u whats there...

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 15270     7/11/2008 3:32:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

and the reason that the asylum isnt mentioned is because when it burned down...the patients ran through the woods and the cops had to kill them to keep them from escaping...the cops kept it a secret and the destroyed all records of the place ever existing...it is said thet the burnt remains of this place is after the 7th gate...i dont no tho...tell when i find out!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 15473     7/16/2008 1:22:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

where is the first gate we went and couldnt find it

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 17975     9/1/2008 6:28:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

the place burned down thats why the patients escaped during the fire. and yes the 1st gate is red and its hard to see now cuz there are alot of brush and weeds growing infront of it.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 17976     9/1/2008 6:30:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

ya thats y it was also behind 7 gates so the pubic wouldnt know about it, hense thats y there are no articles or anything on it.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 18788     9/15/2008 1:18:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i wanna go so bad...a couple of my friends have went and they said that some really freaky stuff went down and the car started to shake and the door started to slam shut and all the cell phones went completely dead and the flash light went dead but they only made it to the second gate because my friend matt started to run back and he said that something started chasing him and when they got back to the car all the phones and lights turned back on. but just then the car wouldnt start and something black started to try to get into the car and then the car started to move by itself and then it started and they said all the way back to portage something was chasing them the whole way.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 50013 ReplyTo# 18788     3/28/2010 9:10:00 PM     Edit          

Portage, Pa huh? Jw if u could throw a name out there?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 19451     9/23/2008 10:04:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

It's one block North of Deerhill rd and Toad rd york pa 17406 it was a hospital during the Civil War and many lives were lost there during the Gettysburg battles. The ending of everyones story sounds hoakie and I never saw or heard anything back in there in the middle of the night. I wouldn't waste your time unless you live very close.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20951     10/15/2008 2:14:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

its true. i would not go there if i were you.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20986     10/15/2008 8:02:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I live pretty close and have always been interested in checking out the seven gates. I was doing a report on local legends and asked my dad to take me, we just got back, but couldn't see anything because it was getting dark (we didn't go in the dark to be cool, just because I'm a procrastinater and my report is due tomorrow)and we weren't sure exactly where to look. I still believe the story though because, it wouldn't be any fun if i didn't. I think that after more research I know better where to look. I'm going to get my friend and go in the middle of the day so I can get a better look.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 21043     10/16/2008 4:09:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

those who say the place isnt real look harder for the gates i havent hvent been there yet but that would make sence and of course you wouldnt be able to see asylm because it burned down i will go there and find it and i plan on going through all 7 gates i have nothing to loose if the legends are true about people becoming missing i will go through all 7 gates and i will come back

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 21320     10/20/2008 12:04:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i heard so much about this place. i live two hours away and on halloween, i get to come down with my friends. aj, ian, and lauren. im so excited but at the same time im scaried. i hope nothing bad happens to me or anyone else. let you know how it is when i get back. email me with any stories. gonecrazy444@gmail.com

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 22160     10/28/2008 4:46:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I live just over the hill from 7 gates and witness unexplainable things all the time. One night a couple months ago I was awaken by several gunshots that were so loud. One after the next, coming from the woods surrounding the gates. I believe the asylum existed. This particular area of York County has so much civil war history. A history of death and disaster. No wonder it has become a place for disturbed and weary soles, looking for some chance at peace. Do not attempt to visit this horrible place and become just another undead sole. Plus I hear there's a fine if you get caught.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 23188     11/11/2008 10:48:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Okay I Actually think it is ture and you say you have lived in york all of your life I think you are lying Because there is pilars PILARS of what were once gates on that road but there is no mental hostpital

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 23189     11/11/2008 10:50:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Correction There is Pilars And a fundation on what was thought to be an old Mental Hostpital or a House of a Nutty Doctor

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 23259     11/12/2008 7:54:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

to all of those saying there is only one gate.......THEY TORE THE REST DOWN ANDDD STARTED TO CLEAR AWAY TREES TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM GOIING UP THERE tho it creates a strait path

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 23502     11/17/2008 7:16:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Ok i was there last night with 3 girls, we came across another party of 5, yeah we went back there and it was creepy. We went through what we believe was the 4th gate, they are now marked with blue rocks. While on the path, we didnt hear a single animal noise at all, but across and down the road there were plenty of animals out. After the 4th gate we got mislead and got off the main path, that was the first and only time all night we heard any animals and all it was were geese flying overhead, but they werent visible. And we all saw and heard really weird stuff. If you have any questions you could ask me at kylromano@yahoo.com , we are plannin on goin back sometime durin the day to get the path right and then go back at night, when its suppose to be haunted. Also I heard somewhere that the fifth gate, actually was the entrance to the asylum, or hospital whatever it was. But that area does have a lot of history, so I have no reason to doubt that supernatural stuff happens.

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K. So I was in York County... on Trout run road earlier this evening. Probably right around midnight. I'd never been there before and neither had anyone I was with so we had NO idea where to look. We did, however, see a good number of No trespassing signs and other such things as well as signs for a freaking tree farm. Near where Trout Run turns into another road we saw somewhat of an entrance that was gated off with big arse metal gates and loads more signs. The only odd thing was that there was a cross made from tree branches, vines and flowers. I saw something moving behind the gate also. Im used to paranormal stuffs, so it didn't strike anyone as odd. However, I'd like to know if we were in the right place or if the gates even exist. The only gate I saw was about 5 inch diameter steel piping that was padlocked in the middle. Didn't really give off the eerie feeling. More so one of "GTFO!" So if anyone can tell me anything important for next time I decide to adventure up there, feel free to email me at elfamefeoryn@yahoo.com. :)

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yeah me and my freind went there yesterday at about 130am, we drove an hour or so from maryland to get there. we found that gate with the cross in front of it thats supposedly a tree farm or something but i think the gate was silver and i know ppl were saying it was red, but idk we walked back there any way and about 100 yards in we started to freak out, and all the no tresspassing signs were crazy and we didnt want to get caught. but the point where we stopped we saw these bright white figures in the woods like everything was black as night and then just these white things idk what they were. but we drove back and saw this van drive by with there 4 ways on it was kinda weird, but i looked at that map where its apparently on the corner of range road and trout run but i dont remeber seeing a sign for range raod so were prolly gonna go back during the day soon and see if that tree farm gate was it or if the real gate was covered by trees or sumthing, if anyone can help me out or whatever plaease email me---Zeroskull60@aol.com thx

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 25452     1/5/2009 8:19:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

what if some of the gates are not all gates like maybe a bolder and there is someway to get into them

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"Today the only evidence proving that the asylum existed is the elderly residents who remember the horrific stories surrounding the asylum and the night of its demise, local legend, and geographical markers that lead to the Seven Gates of Hell. The asylum was located on Toad Road within the cities limits, but you will not find any records that this road ever existed as it has been officially changed to Trout Run Road in an effort to keep ghost hunters, curiosity seekers, and vandals out of the original location of the asylum." "The first gate is the only one visible during the day, but hard to find as it is buried within the deep woods. The other six gates are only visible during the night, and the legend says that if you pass through all of them, you will land in hell." http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/536773/haunted_america_the_seven_gates_of.html?page=2&cat=16

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Comment: "Today the only evidence proving that the asylum existed is the elderly residents who remember the horrific stories surrounding the asylum and the night of its demise, local legend, and geographical markers that lead to the Seven Gates of Hell. The asylum was located on Toad Road within the cities limits, but you will not find any records that this road ever existed as it has been officially changed to Trout Run Road in an effort to keep ghost hunters, curiosity seekers, and vandals out of the original location of the asylum."
"The first gate is the only one visible during the day, but hard to find as it is buried within the deep woods. The other six gates are only visible during the night, and the legend says that if you pass through all of them, you will land in hell."

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 25632     1/10/2009 10:50:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

yeah if u go to the first one in the day and stay there till night then u can get through them all

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 26356     1/24/2009 12:52:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I have heard these stories about Toad Road since I was in High School in the 60's. It's just something everyone likes to tell to scare you. It's a great scary story and that's all it is.

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I've been here before there are no gates or hospital don't waste your time and you will probably just get a fine for being there

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I spent a year researching this local legend and spent a few nights as well as days here.......

There is way too much to type about this......if you are interested in the real history and the TRUTH about what happened....email me



               Like      Dislike        Comment# 27437     2/16/2009 7:11:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Does the trail to the supposed gates start on trout run or range run?

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Right where trout run rd ends you come to a corner where it becomes range rd. There is a house there now with a large bay window... There are two gates ones red with round pipes and the other one is flat and a greenish color the only gate standing is the first to find the right path you need to go during the day and find where the gates once stood. You will see two concrete settings where the gates once stood to get past the 4th gate which is the supposed recreation of the river of sticks on earth you will get wet trying to pass the 4th.... There are only 6 physical gates the 4th is the the stream I was there tonight and ran into a bunch of young kids if you type in trout run rd. York, york, pennsylvania 17406 and follow trout run till it makes a 90 degree turn its right on that corner.. If you use google sattalite you can see the path and where the asylum used to stand... We had tugs on shirts and noises as if warnings to leave ...and if you don't have atnt cell phones you won't get service I feel its the hype about trespassing and all the stories that make it worth while

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Also all of the main paths break off into smaller paths pretty easy to get lost because you need to go down some of the smaller paths to find the gates you need to walk through were they once stood or aparently it doesn't work the last gate is where the old doors to the asylum were that's why they call it hell on earth the place was put there for people to forget about the ones stuck inside the place they only recently started building houses there cause they are all newer so at the time the hospital was there it was approx 10 to 15 miles away from anything

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my friend and i have lived in york all our lives about ten minutes from the gates. Today we thought what the hell and would go see if we could see the first gate which is suppose to be visible during the day. So we followed Trout Run Rd (which is off druck valley road) for about a mile or so until we came to the 90 degree turn. At the turn there is a very obvious gate that is old and plainly red. There is also a newer looking gate to the left of the red one which is green (go down the red one). We got out and walked a bit down the path just to get a feel for the place. Even in the day it is kind of a creepy place. There are No Tresspassing on just about every tree on either side of the path. The craziest thing was the dead silence even in the middle of the day. No birds. no squirrels, nothing at all. We're planning on checking it out at night sometime in the near future. For anyone looking to go there i do know people who have been caught and heavily fined for tresspassing. The best way we could think of to check this place out was to have someone drop you off a bit down the road from the first gate and then pick you up since there is absolutely no place to park your car except private driveways. Also if you use a flashlight you should wait until you are a bit down the path to turn them on because they will be seem by the residents in the local houses and they are anal about people being back there and wont hesitate to call the police. I would also advise checking it out in the daytime because it was very apparent how easy someone could go down the wrong path.

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I will try and keep this short i mainly want help with something on this. I had went there twice the first time i walked through the woods only maybe for ten minutes not sure i was even at the right spot. The other i just drove by to scope everything out. What i want help with is first: Where is the first gate? I had seen a gate if your facing them to the right that looked like it belonged to the house nearby (i dont know color it was dark) and there was another gate to the left that on the other side had a opening with high grass. And in the middle of the two looked like an old grown in path. What is the right way? And Second: Is there maybe any good suggestions on where 2 park the car to lesson chance of getting booked? Thanks, i dont beleive in this stuff i just want to go once and prove myself right or wrong and know the truth - though it is fact and on record that an assylum was auctioned off back there a few years ago, and also documented that residents nearby that were around at the time of the incident still remember what happened that night. But if anybody can help me out id appreciate it.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 29576     3/26/2009 9:18:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Its the gate to the right not the left. You need to be careful to stay on the right path once your on it because it looks like the current owner tried to cut some smaller side paths to confuse people. And for parking I would try to find someone willing to drop you off and pick you back up because the only other roads within a mile are private driveways. Also if your using flashlights I would wait until your a little bit in the woods to turn them on because the people living around the gates wont hesitate to call the police

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i went to the seven gates of hell tonight...i think... me and about 11 friends decided to go explore the seven gates of hell in york PA.. we all met up and drove from carlisle PA which is about a 35 min drive away... when we got there we decided to park where Druck Valley Rd branches off into trout run rd. NOT A GOOD IDEA, we walked and ran into the bushes when cars came by, it was scary, beacuse i think is private property, and some of our friends had previously been and got cought by the cops ( they got a warning, not a 400$ fine)... so finaly we got to a spot not far from where the seven gates are and half of the gang decided to go back and get their cars... there were also hicks in a car who drove up on us with their lights off and when we ran into the woods they stoped, and said " you f!@#ing kids!!! you aint going to find anything!!!" this was after a lady in a car told us we were on private property, we ran away from that hoe... but anyway, we were split up, and we (half the group) made it to the final strech of our journey to Seven Gates... so we posted up in a little place in the woods near a house ( theres alot of houses in this area)and we waited for the other half with the cars to meet up, by the way there are posted signs ALL OVER the place near the end, saying "no hunting, fishing, blah blah, or trespassing, violators will be fined".. BS... so the gang reunited and we drove past where we ( me and my two friends) thought the seven gates were where trout run rd and range rd meet up, but this reaking retarded kid made us go down to another place with another gate... now that i looked it up on google satalite i know that we missed the real place.. but still, creepy shiz happened... when we were driving there were about 3 pairs of eyes that looked like animals eyes reflecting light, the figures were arround 4-5 feet tall and we all started freaking out, it was scary... idk why but we found the place, than went back the way we walked all that way to get gas... and we drove back, what a waste!!! so when we got to the place the others thought were the gates some of the guys dident grow a pair and stayed with the cars... while walking down what i later found out was a driveway we saw a figure run through the woods after we herd what sounded like a deer running, but whatever it was, it was fast as hell beacuse it ran completly arround us before stoping... we turned back after that beacuse the guys in the cars wanted out of there.. so we left and it was really fun and scary, but were going again in the very near future to go to the ACTUAL seven gates!!! its going to be scary, btw i bought a holy bible at a local walmart for $6, some laughed but some thought it would be a good idea for me to have it! i suggest you go, you can contact me at geoffboy92@gmail.com peace

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Okay so i have recently gone there with my two best friends at maybe one in the morning. we went through the first gate, which is RED. we didnt see any other gates but we left because we did start hearing screams. we will go back tonight!

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i think it is creepy so me and my like 5 friends went there and we got like to the 5 th gate hoping to bEat the record but we got freaked out because my frend fainted or fallen right in front of us so we had to carry her the whole way back and when she woke up she did not remeber anything

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This summer me and my Step Dad and my Mom r going to beet the record.Will not beet the Record but just to see if this is true and we r planing to do it in bored day light so we can get a head start. We probable going to stop a couple miles to look like we broke down and then walk back...

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this is so real guys i saw these people with chainsaws and they started running after me and my best friend they almost took his life we heard stories about how cops shot all of the injured folks that were at the hospital so thats what we thouhgt it was we were absolutley shittin our pants we were so freakin scared and we went back the next morning and saw all of these old ppl sittting and fishing in the creek we tried to sneak up on them and they turned around with blood all over there faces and had fish guts all in their mouth we really didnt know what top do but it was just terrible seing that

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Used to go there back in the 80's when we were teens...we just called it "The Gates of Hell"...LOVED it!!! Nice to know the next generation is carrying on the tradition and having fun like we did!! Not too much fun stuff around York County anymore for the younger crowd to carry on. You guys would have LOVED The Circuit back in the day and The Shady Dell...and so much more...

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Last Seen: 5/26/2009 8:47:19 PM  
im with the pennslyvania paranormal research team.. i got permission to go thru them woods of the seven gates of hell.. was in the woods for 5 hrs caught some amazin stuff... im warnin anyone who goes in the woods w/o permission will  get arrested trust me...any questions email at  lakoser05@aol.com.. ty lisa

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i have went to all the gates but othing was there and i saw the red gate

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I actually know someone who went 6/7 of all of the gates of hell, she says she will NOT enter the last ones due to personal reasons but she says that the further you travel this path the tree's and animals become more twisted as you travel further and closer to the pit leading to hell. It's said that these 'twisted' animals are 'spirit animals' that are not there to harm you nore to lead you away from hell but to guide you further in, as it's said at the last gate opens up to a giant pit that would lead you straight into hell. I would love to see pictures of back further and of the twisted animals and tree's but it's impossible for any of these pictures to come out as it's said that none of them will even show up on film or photography.

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I also no of someone that goes to school with someone that went. She said that at the 2/3 gates you start seing and hearing things, the 4th gate she got cuts all over her arms and they started hurting (came into school with the cuts) 5th gate your heart and chest start hurting, and when she got to the sixth gate she turned back because she saw this twisted animals as you said and they were telling her personaly to turn back

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My friend and his older brother visited the 7 gates two years ago. They did find gates. They decided to visit it on 6/6/06. The younger brother went to the third gate, and he said that it progressively gets more and more horrible. At the third gate, he heard little girls humming and saw a beach ball sitting on a bench. He turned around and when he turned back the ball was flying at his head. He dodged it and saw a pool of blood on the bench and heard a little girl laughing. He ran back to the car with another friend to wait. The older brother kept going. He made it to the fifth gate. My friend says he saw his older brother sprinting back to the car, his eyes were bleeding and his skin was white. He woke up the next day with thin precise cuts on the back of his calfs, arms, and ribs. His older brother didnt talk for three days and still to this day refuses to tell us what he saw.

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the above is true. the following is the legend that caused them to go. the older brother decided to go because his friend and his friends cousin went to the 6th gate. the friend stopped but the friends cousin kept going and is believed to have gotten to the 7th gate but not made it through. the friend heard a gunshot and hid but had to stay for his cousin. he saw his cousin's body fall from above him and land on top of him. the body had third degree burns and was barely recognizable. the body had two gun holes through each eye, even though there was only one gunshot. and on his head, were bones sticking out in the shape of horns.

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Okay the true story is... back in old days when movies costed 25 cents there was a assylum for the phycotics. Of coarse to be safe and keep the crazies from hurting others there was gates set in front of it leading to the nut house... and yes there were 7 gates. Now, yeah, yeah you say "O there is no proof blah blah blah " But te truth is was one night a fire broke out.... The phycos went insane they forced there way out and ran away trying to escape from the exteme heat but also the aweful place they had been stuck for years. One by one the cops loaded thier guns and shot every patient they found. Of coarse cops were killed and blood had been shed but they tried to keep it on the D.L... Obviously that didn't work out well... Now there is no building because it was burnt down and there is no gates because they wanted to stop dareing kids from venturing down the lovely gates of hell. But he first gates stands... Do you know why??I believe that they did try to remove the gate but evertime they would.. the next day it would stand in its place... I heard that it's the "others" gate... The gate that lets the real world venture into the after life and mess with people... Toy with here sense of touch... hearing... sight... there mind.... When your shot in the woods by cops in the dead of night. A victim who had no chance, wouldn't you be mad????

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my name is john casale I live in williamsport pa I have my own ghost hunters group,we are a group of 6 people.we are currenly looking for more interesting places to do more ghost hunts.anybody that has a place that we could go please contact me at stacyjohn82998@comcast.net or check out our web site at wpi-williamsportparanormalinvestigators.webs.com thanks john

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After many years of research and personal events, the seven gates of hell has made it's self known to the urban folklore. I made it past the third gate with many of my friends. the smell of decaying bodies surrounded the air. Going farther throught the gate we got lost on the trail. The compose we brought with spinned out of control. My friends and myself have been phiscaly touched, choked, thrown and so on. After these encounters we decided it would be best if we just left. The Mental Hospital has under ground tunnels running through them. I have blue prints of the hospital and the dark history that it hides. The six gates have been removed. but history also shows that every person who took part in the removeal has mystercly died from an unoun illness. they decided it would be best to leave the last gate stand showing the dark and twisted history of the Seven Gates of Hell.

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I heard the Kid that went through the 5th gate went crazy and is now in a mental institute himself

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i was wondering if anyone knew the exact location i really want to go but i dont know where to go to find them

thanks for your help if you can


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if u follow the first gate in to the woods and keep goin u will come across the remaing gates they werent removed due to the thick woods

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ok people im tired of hearin stories about the 7 gates,,,, i got permission from owner to go there as of may2nd of this yr.. the only gate that is there is the 1st one u see .... thats nuttin going on in them woods except woods now...i caught alot stuff on video,pics , andsome on evp's...but trust me theres no gates what so ever in them woods no more...so im warning u u will get arrested if u go there w/o permission..there r tripped wires in woods that lead straight to police station... so go at ur own risk..

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this is awesome

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Ive been there twice. The first time I went I went with 6 of my friends and got a video tape of some weird shit. As I looked at the tape the next day I saw something had passed in front of my car. It was a blurry figure. That was just the beginning. While we were there we heard noises through the woods and they got louder as we went further into the woods. I turned around to see what was behind me and something went buzzing by my ear that sounded like a bee but much louder. Istarted freaking out and it happened again to my other ear, and just as it went away I pulled the camera up just in time to see my brother get knocked on his ass. Now, my brother is 6' 2" and pushing 250 lbs. He was wearing a good shirt and shorts and he doesn't simply roll around on the ground for shits and giggles. We all started running back to the car to get out of there and my friend tried to start his car but it wouldnt. He finally did but the lights wouldnt turn on and the brakes locked as if he had the pedal down, so the car wasnt going anywhere. It finally started going but 10 sec later it shut down again. We left the car and ran to the nearest house but no one would answer. We did get the car out but it took several tries as if something didnt want us to leave. The car has not had anything wrong with it since, but none of my friends and especially not my brother have gone back since. I went back once again with another few friends but we didnt get out of the car.

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Honestly.... Of all the people who have researched and actually gone to the place, don't you think that at least ONE person would have found the "7th gate?"  I want to believe it's true...I've wanted to check it out for years now, but I also don't want to drive 3-4 hours just to be disappointed or fined.  The stories sound convincing, but really, someone should have made it to the last gate after all these years... or the 5th gate, whatever...

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awesome... this made me tear up for 20 mins.

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im not sure what to believe about "the seven gates of hell" ive gone twice to check it out but have never seen anything but a big clearing just off the road, my friends and i walked all the way back to the river. theres no where to go. so i would love to find the gates but still have yet too. 

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The Gates are at the corner of Range Rd and Trout Run Rd.  And it was never before called Toad rd just nicknamed that because of the weird doctor that lived near the 'asylum'.  And if you want to go there its not hard to find... when u get to the corner, witch is no longer the paved section of the road, theres a red gate sorta hidden sitting behind a few bushes straight off in the corner.  Go around that and theres your path to walk through the gates.  Supposedly the gates arnt there no more and marked with blue rocks.  I know i made it to about the third we were hearing strange things everywhere, and before we walked in we heard wildlife everywhere but once we were in; complete silence.


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Last Seen: 8/30/2009 7:35:23 AM  
can someone plaes tell me if they've been down there recently??? I want to go but i dont want to drive for an hour if there isnt anything there anymore

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now like everyone else when i first heard this story i had some sort of belief for it. but over time i started to question it. it makes no sence to me how there would be no records of this. and yes ive done countless hours of searching online. ive used google earth to look at the area. if u use google earth the coordinates on where the pull off of the road is is,40*02'22.50"N 76*39'42.35"W . you can easily follow the "seven gates of hell" trail going to the left. darker line on the map. you come to a creek. after the creek the trail isnt as dark on the map but it is still visible. it then comes to a open area. now yea, it does look like a structure was there. and there very well could have been. but if you look at maps of fields you get the same view. from a area of grass being cut, and a area being un cut. also if you look to the left theres a strip of wooded area. and houses. now comeone people first off if your gonna risk going onto the property why the hell are u gonna wast ur time going the long way. why not park on a road and cut through yards. based on my calculation due to the size of the road on the map, and the distance between the houses and the open area it would be like crossing a road between 10 and 15 times. i know me personally could do that in a couple minutes rather then spending 5 hours out there looking for 7 gates that arent there. the following link is one that i found recently with the BEST explanation to what goes on out there. http://theweirdusmessageboard.yuku.com/topic/3156 that is the only one that makes sence to me, based on no records online or anywhere about anything being backthere, and no solid evidence of anything. anyone who has any hard proof or questions please send me a email. also i would like to get in touch with the owners of the property please feel free to email me. my email is sgaiski@gmail.com .

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 39241     9/7/2009 6:55:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


fact:  it used to be a nudist colony.

false: mental patents escaped, a father shot his kid there, and anyother bullshit.


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If this actually is true, why doesn't anyone mention the location of the second gate? I've been there before, the two gates everyone mentions (red one to the right and the greenish one to the left that leads down to the creek) are clearly visible from the road, but once you go past the red gate, there is just a path that goes straight out into the woods with many smaller paths branching off. I walked about 2 miles back there once and didn't see anything promising. It just leads to a small creek. I don't really believe in the myths but hey, its a good way to kill some time and get a cheap thrill. If anyone has some real information on the location of the second gate, it would be appreciated and it would make everyone's ridiculous claims seem a little more credible.

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it was so scary i made it to the 6th one

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Does anybody have pictues of this place? If so; send me them at purplemonkeys92@comcast.net pleassee.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 40737     10/4/2009 4:41:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Man i went there, there is nothing haunted about it there is only one gate there the other half of the gate is like 10 feet away from where the first gate is like som1 dragged it away but there is nothing there so dont go its a wast of time

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Looking for someone who has been to the Seventh gate or someone who knows where the 7th gate is or where it is suppose to be, and Another thing asking the Owners for persmission should always occur first. I am working on starting a parnormal Team. But need some data to show what we do and how safe we are at doing it. No drugs no alchol. Just good old fashion ghost hunting. IF THE OWNER"S are reading this please contact me via Emial and for those who have info on the 7th gate esitmated on where you think it is please email as well or any other info Brunianthony@yahoo.com PLEASE in the Text area put ATTENTION: 7 Gates of Hell....That way I know to open that mail or not. ty

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I have found the asylum!!

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alright a have found the REAL TRUTH ABOUT THE 7 GATES OF HELL. i have a cousin who works down in the PA parks department. he has confirmed to me that THERE ARE FILES ON THE MENTAL ASYLUM OFF OF TOAD RD. back in 1936 the MENTAL ASYLUM BURNT DOWN there was no survivors if you go it you can hear the ghosts of the guards shooting an the ghosts of the escaping mental patients and if you drive through i the ghosts of the mental patients will try to get in your car and drive off a couple of them have gotten the cars these are the cars that chase you out of the seven gates if you want more information just simply leave a comment on this site in capital letters saying      MORE INFO. thank you for reading.



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Heyy i did go to the seven gates of hell we thought we got  to the forth gate but it was like a big ditch we didnt want to go father so we turned around but it look like a clearing area!!! I went yesterday and got busted by the owner!!!

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ive never been there nor do i live near there but i am very interested in the 7 gates of hell.   i think somebody should take an ouija board down there and try it out if you do please post a comment describing about it thank you

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ok guys. first off, I dont know if the legend is true or not but I do know that the story cant be completely true. If you would like to find the 7 gates of hell go to google maps and type in : 4205 Trout Run Rd York, PA 17406-8335 This is the adress of an insurance group that is located about 700 ft from the 1st gate of the 7 gates of hell. When you use google maps make sure to use the sattellite view. Anyway when you type in the adress above zoom in on it until the key( bottom left hand corner of the map) says 500ft. at this point you will see two roads that form around a farmers field. These two roads are called trout run rd. and range road, The corner where these two roads meet is 30ft from where the first gate of the 7 gates is. There are 2 gates in that little corner that we've just established. Many people use the wrong gate... myself included. The real 1st gate is directly in front of trout run road so in other words imagine that trout run road didnt end when it hit range road and it just continued straight. there is a trail there that you cant see from google maps but it is the real 7 gates of hell trail. From my understanding, At one time there was a road there, it was called Toad rd. atleast it was back in the 1980s and posibly earlier. this road that i speak of was alegedly the original road back to the assylum. anyhow back to google maps. My main point is that if you zoom out a little... There is not any point where there is 8 miles of land that is not interupted by road or some farmers field. (If you dont know the legend The gates are supposed to be scattered along 8 miles of land). So I dont know weather this dis proves anything but it is interesting. For some warning for you all. If you get cought by the police it is a $400 fine. If you see a vehicle along either trout run rd. or range rd. Get the F*** on the ground and hide... many of the people driving on that road late at night are locals that have nothing better to do, they normally have spotlights and THEY ARE A**HOLES... Im sirious dont get cought by them. oh and for those of you who are wondering what the Other trail that i told you that alot of people take on accident... It is easier to find because the gate is easier to see. It lines up with range rd. youll know if your on it by accident because unlike the real 7 gates trail ... it has like a huge clearing that lines the path probably 20-40 feet wide. It goes for about 1000ft then just abruptly ends at the stream. If you look at earlier posts on this page that people said they hit a creek and turned around... that is because they took the wrong trail.

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if anyone knows the address and how to get there from campbelltown, pa if u know send the directions to shantytoast@yahoo.com

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 42219     10/21/2009 2:40:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I heard the boiler in the asylum exploded and caused a fire which burnt everything down. Also heard about some guy who went to the 5 or 6th gate and (for some reason had a drill with him) and he drilled holes in his head to get the voices/images out of his head.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43167     10/29/2009 3:54:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

to the guy with the pic how do we know that thats the real picture looks way to modern

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43604     11/1/2009 11:58:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Why is it impossible to believe that there wasn't  an asylum there??  Just because you cannot find the records??  Maybe someone did not want the records found, or the records were never kept.  There are many possibilities.  I was never there, so I cannot say for certain that it exists, though. 

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To the person with the pic of the asylum burning down:  If they are soooo TOP SECRET, why are you showing them on this site ??  And why did your cousin give them to you ??

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43730     11/2/2009 1:37:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Im tryin to go visit this place. Anyone who knows alot about this place or has a good story they wanna share (real one) email me. tennisoscar1@gmail.com

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 44116     11/8/2009 9:36:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

That picture isnt right. That is a house that had burnt down. you can see another house behind it, and the asylum was miles away from anything. The mental hospital /asylum wasnt a house.

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I had been there, and the group that i was with went back and i stayed back at the car with someone else, the people in the woods sayd they didnt realy see anything. they just heard things. The place is haunted, many different beliefes of why, but it deffinitaly is. when you first go in and walk a little, if you look to the left ther is an opening, like a large clearing, and that is where the Wiccans of that time held there meeting. It says this in the "Weird Pennsylvania" book. From the car me and this person could see where it was open and clear. we werent looking for anything. just sitting and waiting for our group to come out. i was reading in that book and out of the corner of my eye, where that clearing was, i could see flickers like the top of a fire. and just kept it to my self. a few minutes later, the person with me was like what the hell is this that im seeing, and i said i am seeing it too. it was the same thing. we also saw things moving. shadows moving. the radio turned on AM all by itsself. car wouldnt start at first. cars were on that road like crazy. all this was happening while the group of 6 were in the woods. A few of them were having an overwhelming feeling of not being alone. and just scared. They came back, and as soon as they were out of the woods, everything stoped. believe it or not, its up to you. Its very true though. i have a picture. it was taken of the first gate at night, my friend took it. there is a face in the picture, i will try to upload it. It wasnt photoshoped or whatever, its all real and also a little creepy. ill try to upload it(:

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anyone remeber seeing a green toad statue about a foot tall? we used to see it by the road in the area back in the early 90's

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When I was a little girl, back in the early 80's, my aunt took me on Toad Rd. I seen the 1st gate, but that is all the further we went. I was told how the road got it's name. Many, many years ago there was a family who decided to build their house there. It was the 1st house in that area. They had many kids.(I don't remenber the exact number.) One day the father decided to paint the house a golden color. While he was painting he seen a toad and decided to put the gold paint on it back. The toad came back every day while he was painting. Eventually the toad is said to make the man go insane. The man killed his wife & kids & then himself. And the house was burnt down. So, I was always told if u go walking in those woods & u see a toad with gold paint on it's back, u to will go insane.

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if the 4th gate is the river as earlier posted, has anyone thought to canoe or kayak using a gps system to get to the point where the trail meets it and then go from there.

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They tore all the actual gates down several years because of so many people going there looking for the gates.  IF you go please do not park in the area as the police WILL tow your cars then sit and wait for you to come to give you a ride to station for some trespassing citations.  All I know is it very creepy back there...we went back a little bit but didn't go far you just get a weird feeling.  I have heard many stories of people going back to the gates and just weren't the same when they came back. 

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I've explored just about every so-called "haunted" place in Pennsylvania, and I fully intend to put the legend of this place to rest. 

First of all, the legend claims if you pass through all 7 gates, you will end up in Hell.  Well, in order for this to be even remotely true, someone had to have done just that.  So, logically, if a person ended up in Hell, how did they ever come back to tell the story?   

Secondly, the only accounts I've seen here and elsewhere are from 2 types of people.  The first group of people are the kind who, judging by their typing skills, appear to be illiterate.  The others are self-proclaimed "paranormal researchers" who get their jollies traipsing around places at night with cameras and tape recorders.

I, on the other hand, am an educated individual with an inquisitive and skeptical mind.

So if anyone wants to put this "legend" to rest, let me know.  I'll prove that it's all just a bunch of folklore.  Care to join me?  I'm a professional writer and I plan on document the "expedition".  If you're a rational and intelligent person and not just some amateur ghost-hunter or thrillseeker, get in touch.... zendog64@yahoo.com


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" I plan on document the expedition". Mr. Skilled writer, do you plan on document the expedition, or documentING the expedition. I see you to be worse than a teenage thrillseeker, or a person interested in the paranormal world. You sir are a complete faggot.Also, isn't legend a synonym of folklore? Congrats. You are stupid in the English language. I am an average person. I decided to go with my friends 2 weeks back for shits-n-giggs. No, there wasn't blood and bones. There WAS no sign of animal life, coupled with odd noises. There was also gunshots. Now, the gunshots could have been hunters, or my mind playing games. We went a sizeable distance further. Up to the said 4th gate (creek). By then my phone had NO connection, but was vibrating, as if I received a text message. Also, there was a few times when I or my friends felt tugs on our clothing. At one point we DID hear humming of a child. Yet again, the hums could be the wind, and the tugs, thorn bushes caught on our clothes. Our minds didn't go into a state of mania, or dimentia, as some people described in comments above. The only thing I felt was fear, and an eerie feeling from the silence. All in all it was a fun night. No blood, or phantom cuts. But something definately is up in those woods. I applaud anyone who wants to thoroughly sweep the trail for EVP's or other data. Best of luck

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ok one the picture posted is complete bs. it supposedly burnt down in the 1930s there were no color photos

i do belive there was something there and was ether burnt down or demoed.

i hope to go soon even tho only one gate stands.

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im going there when i turn 16 and im gonna make it through all the gates

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So im a medium and i would LOVE to go investigate it. ive heard so many stories and id love to find everything so if you know the owners can you email me the contact info Nikkisiphone626@yahoo.com itd be very much

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So my boyfriend wants to take me too the "SEVEN GATES OF HELL" i really want to but i don't know the full story or if i should believe the hype so if someone can email me and tell me their stories and the history it would be greatly appreciated Jpunklover@yahoo.com

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sorry ill pass im not stupid enough to try to kill myself even if it wasent real id die of a heart attak :'(

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Ok, so let us evaluate what we have. A lot of local legend causing an interest in the supposed location of the seven gates of hell, and an increasing fear due to the legend once people get there. Now as for me I would love to go check it out if I knew for sure that I would not get a fine. I am a Civil War reenactor and have started doing some paranormal investigations of my own. The first thing that you learn in the paranormal field is the power of suggestion. One small thing suggested to a person about something going on can and on most occasions will cause them to believe that it is truely happening. To get a real feeling for the place, you have to go in skeptically and trying to debunk everything you encounter. The things that you can not explain are the things that are most likely to be true paranormal events. Just some food for thought and friendly advice. If anyone wants to discuss the matter further please email me at pvtnc18@aol.com

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I'm in Illinois, and I find PA's seven gates of hell fascinating, because Illinois has seven gates of hell too, along Lebanon road. Unlike your gates, ours are spread out on the road, as the gates are bridges you drive under. But like yours, there is supposed to be an order you go through, stranger things happening as you go through more, and finally, yes, you end up in hell after the 7th gate. With our legend, if you can get back through the gates before you are caught, you are free :) There are also rumors of another five gates hidden in the area, to make a total of 13, but that part of the legend is less common, and seems to have sprung up more recently. But like knock knock roads and crybaby bridges, there are multiple hell gates in the world (1 or 7 seem most common). There's another hell gate in Gurnee, IL, in AL, KS, MA, and other countries like Iceland have a legend about it too. And if you think about it practically, there wouldn't be any reason to believe that a man made structure built for functionality to be supernatural in that way. Some legends are about natural portals, cemetery gates, and structures not built for functionality per se, and those might be more likely to be gates in my opinion, if gates do indeed exist. I'm not saying there's not activity in your area, I've never been there to know. I would be willing to bet the institution would have more to do with it than gates.

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Hello(: im planning on goingg there in a few weeks with a bunch of kids from school.I would likee moree information on where to parkk our cars soo we don't get caughtt...whether or not the legend is truee i don't care muchh about. I just want to go and see what happens...without getting caughtt.sooo thankkss if you could lemme know thatd be awesomee.(:

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its garvage i went there twice one at day time and once at night nothing there But tress and i know it was the right place cuz people were back there we saw a bunch of beer cans and food packages open and a bunch of spray painted rocks and stuff there is nothing back there we walked like 2 Hours into that forest or watever u wanna call it and the first gate is there But its broken 1 piece is right there and the other piece is off to the left its a red gate Looking think

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I plan on going there for a school project but I would like to get the owner's number so that I can get permission. I dont feel like paying a $400 fine and getting arressted! email me at liljeter02@yahoo.com with the information please. thanks


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Everyone has been talkin bout this place and i plan on goin for my 15th birthday this month and i want to go so bad but don't want to have to pay if i get caught and i want to go without gettin caught and also i have no clue where this place is, if you could let me know please email me at kneal1350@yahoo.com, thanks

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it was me christian christina. Lorraine jelani and maria we went and Down the dirt path a red 4by4 truck told me to head back that if we get cought it would be 400 dollar fine and it was a waste of time I think he was lieying about it being a waste of time he looked kind of weird but I took his advice and went back home the dirt trail alone was freaky its self I had a good moment

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i live 1/4 miles away, my mom had parties back there, there is nothing there.  in fact, i went back there and its true, people are idoits if they see things

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im going this saturday and i will be posting a you tube video the WHOLE trip. so if u wanna see it its true then ur gunna need to watch hours and hours of it because me and my 10 friends are gunna video tape everything, were taking glow sticks and flashlights, were taking safety procautions and i have no doubt in my mind that ghosts are there but to never come back from the 7th gate? really? im going to that 7th gate and i will come back. point blank. so look for my youtube video on sunday the 18th or on monday the 19th. ill post it as 7gates false or 7gates true. type 1 in at a time bcoz it'll be there as false or true. thanks for ur time.

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ive been there couple years ago n somebody realy close to me vanished as we went through the sixth gate ;( its not a place to mess around if  u dnt no wat ur doing or no ne thing about

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if your friend vanished then why wouldnt they go into the woods to try and find the friend. i think your all full of crap you don't just up and poof to no where land. be realistic here people, you probably lost your friend and didn't realize it, it is a huge amount of woods. and besides how did you come out alive but yet your friend is gone? come on now ... really? how come you got so lucky and got back out but the friend didnt? did you make your friend get lost? and besides, they torn down the building so kids would stop going back there ... well tell me this .... how come the fricken cops didnt get stuck in hell .. there all out in the world living their lives even after they torn it down ... uhhhh duhhhhh. im going and ill come back fully alive, you'll see. you people just get kicks out of scary things like i do, the only enemy out in those woods is yourself because you sike yourself out to be scared.

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This place does not exist, never did, never will. Its jank, Its malarky, its bull ninny.

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i want to go because i think thats its real my family said they went and heared lots of sounds like screaming ...killings ... and a little gurls voice saying i need help ..please help me .. also felt that things were touching them and heard wired sounds but .... i would like to know if its truth .... i heard of the 7 th grates .....but u know 7 means heven and ... 666 means hell

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Sometimes when i go at night, i find myself in a trance looking up at the shiny stars..and i think to myself> why does the tibetan thunder bird lay its eggs in mid flight? I like to feed women their meals, my girlfriend wont eat anything that doesnt come from my hand. I like to make her fast for a day sometimes. I like to run my girlfriend on a treadmill before we have sex, i like when she is weak and sweaty. Sometimes i put her in a box where only her head is visible, then i attach a plant to the top of her head. That is the secret of york PA 7 gates.


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Ive been in york my whole life and 7 gates are real.Back in the day there were toads with red eyes on the road so we all started to call it Toads road.I know alot about 7 gates of hell in york pa.

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Also when you go through the seventh gate theres a driveway that goes around the house in a star shape. The owner back in the day was a german scientist that mixed animal DNA which made alot of diffren't stuff.Anyone hear of the New Jersey Devil? In back of the house is a hill. Over the hill there was people with red hooded clothes having a huge bombfire and animal sacrafices. The 80's was a time for all that stuff.I seen the red hooded people.I'll continue.

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People that don't beleive in spirits probably never seen a ghost or never been at the right place at the wrong time.Maybe these people should try a ouija board or go to strausburg pa {hell's Funnle} and run around the circle lake behind the house 10 times chanting hell's funnel.Or talk to a real black witch there the bad ones.the deeper you go the worse it get's. Anyone can be unbeleivers. You just haven't been through it yet.

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Google Hell's funnel Strausburg pa.and see what's up and try that area one time or just hang out in an old cematery and bother a sleeping spirit trying to rest in peace. The deeper you go you will see. 7 gates should be goverment blocked off.be carefull it's nothing to mess with.I'll see everyone halloween night at the first gate at 7 gates of hell 1:30am at night.Till next time.

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Is there really a fine? I was planning on doing the 7 gates this weekend with my teenagers...we are NOT from the York area but we are going to make the trip. Does anyone know who owns it, i would really like to talk to them and get some history, true history, behind this place?

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i do remember from highschool some kids going there back in 2005...my one friend rachel said it freaked her out. i don't know, i've never been there in live in the 17403 area and the 7 gates are in the 17406 area i used to live around that area. i don't know what to believe about the 7 gates. i do believe in heaven and hell and that Jesus died for us. if angels do live among us then maybe lost souls do as well. just saying. i remember taking a girl scout trip to camp happy valley in gettysburg and no lie my friends and i got freaked out so bad we saw a blurry looking thing in the middle of the field. scared the crap out of me. plus i used to live in an old mansion that was split into apts, this is in hellam pa and it used to be part of the underground railroad...that was awesome...they blocked off the trail so others wouldn't pop up into others houses. the history from back in the civil war days is soo intriguing even here in york city. love it. i just wish it knew what really happened and what really true and not some made up story.

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ANYBODY THAT HAS ABSOLUTELY ANY INFO/EXPERIENCES AT ALL PLEASE EMAIL ME AT lindsaycannibal@aol.com I'm desperate for information. I want so badly to go.

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The seven gates are legit. anyone who tries to disprove the story is just stupid. there was absolutely an insane asylum and the patients escaped during a fire and most were killed in the woods. the gates are still there, but its incredibly difficult to find any after the first. there are very distinct traces of past life in the woods themselves, i spent a week there camping out in the woods. i never went passed the third gate and do not have any desire to try. weird things happens in those woods. i've been all over the world and would know the difference

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I wanted to visit the 7 gates can someone email me the owners name and info so I can get ahold of him. Thanks Angel angelprn51@yahoo.com

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where is the seven gates of hell located bc i would actually like to go there and see how far i can get...............please answer ;)

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lol, seriously... try reading the thread, there are directions given a few times...

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Does anyone really know how to get to this place?shot me an email.shaheem_jones7@yahoo.com thanks.

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ok.. people who keep asking for directions... Read through the thread, it's pretty easy to figure out...

Couple of interesting bits....
According to the 1902 Standard Medical directory... No asylums in Hellam..  No jails or orphanages listed either according to other records.
And no fire records from 1920? Yep yep... There are no records out of the Hellam fire department from about 1914 to 1923... Hellam folded, and didn't reestablish till 1923, so no one was keeping firehouse records at the time.

There is another story for the gates that has noting to do with an asylum ever being there.. The other story goes that it was a farming property and the farmer or his son depending on the story, went batty and started butchering the other folks on the property... Eventually the property was sold and the owners tore down the house and barn mostly due to their poor condition.

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I really wonder what the true story really is. I wonder if I'll ever find out. The only thing I know is that I'm never going to go to the seven gates of hell. No thanks. I don't want to risk my life/sanity. I have better things to do anyway... like go to the mall ;)

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well the truth is...i was back there gettin ma titAYs out only because i heard some strange voices saying "get 'em out" so i figured i was in their woods so i'd abide by their rules. sooo by the time i was at gate 5...i was mad cold and my nips were maddd hard....i was doin this in january BTW...2 days ago. but anyways. a green lepracaun with yellow eyes popped out with his lil weiner and jizzed out gold. i'm so glad i made the trip cuz i ended coming out a rich man. lepracaun jizz gold is the most valuable gold known to man now a days. THIS IS NOT A GET RICH QUUICK SCHEME...it is hard work catching the leprachan so i suggest u leave around 7 AM and u should be outta there with gold by midnight....but make sure u get ur titAYs out for the voices. that wat attracts the leprachan. GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY HUNTING

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today me and my friends found a book on PA and it was talking bout the sevoen gates of hell and i want to go soooo bad (but if we go we will have some kind of gun with us)

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Jess Angel

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I have never been there but would love to go it is in the Weird Pa book. The have recently changed the names do to kids it's not under the name it used to be called it's also in Mark Nesbit's book where you can find out the name it goes under

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in this vid im talking to the owner of 7 gates of hell, n she is a s.o.b. what happend was i said "my names ivan n i was wondering who owns the 7 gates. she said i own the gates n im sick of ppl tresspassing n me having to call the fucking cops. she said then if i see ur car around hear im callin the cops. i said "well u cant report me for tresspassing on a public road, she said, if i catch u on my property im having the cops arrest ur ass. she then told me theres not a 3-7th gate, its all a myth. she then told me that the gate on the right is to the owner of the house next to me. the gate in front of u while driving towards the 7 gates is a old farm gate that stops ppl from going cause of pipe lines above grounds. n that there rnt any 3-7th gates, what is beyond those 2 gates is a creek and a little farther furnis rd so no need to go, dont believe me ask the 1st house on the right, thats the owner

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