Friday, February 10, 2012

Seven Gates Of Hell/ legend

First and Foremost...Always, always get permission from the land owner before you set foot on someones property.  When you have verbal or even written permission to be on the property, always have respect for the land.  Do not leave trash or disturb the landscape.
    Now, the Seven Gates Of Hell is a local legend.  Towns people will tell you that is doesn't exist.  Rumor has it there is seven iron gates leading in to a clearing. Once inside this gate if you were to scream no one on the outside would ever hear you.  Legend has it that there was a cult many, many years ago that used this clearing for there ceremonies to worship Satan, during which they would commit animal sacrifices and rumor has it that human sacrifices were done.  If you visit this location at night you can hear the animal's cries, and you will see figures hanging from the trees that surround it.  
      I did not visit this location at night fall for the simple fact that it was hard enough locating it during daylight hours.
October of 2011 my fiance and I traveled to Athol Massachusetts in search of the "elusive" gates to hell.  What we did find, after an hour of searching back roads was a lone cast iron gate that had been there for some time, behind that gate was a path. We followed the path, sure enough into a clearing.  Let me note this now, that the day of our visit the temperature was maybe 60 degrees with a light fall breeze, as we entered the clearing the temperature began to rise and it kept getting hotter.  We both broke out in a sweat and started taking off layers of clothing, it felt as though it suddenly became 105 degrees within minutes...there was no breeze here, also, the dog that was barking from across the street we could no longer hear inside the clearing, there was no noise at all, the location was barren of any sound or physical life.  There of course was that heavy energy, bad energy. We decided that I should take the photos and that we should leave, once we stepped out of the clearing all sounds came back to life and the air was very cool.  I plan to investigate this area more.  I will keep you informed of what really lurks within the seven gates of hell.

16 comments:

  1. Hi. I am compiling a list of haunted places in MA and I know there has been some controversy over the exact location of this site. One site said that it may be located near Ellinwood Cemetery but they weren't sure. Could you tell me some details on where you found the site including the street name?
    Thanks

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  2. Me and my friends found it yesturday. The first lone gate is located on dough vally road in athol and you have to follow the path a bit untill you see a clearing up a hill on the left of you, that's where the abandond house is located then you have to go from there.

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  3. That sounds about right. It was tough to find, but worth it. The temperature change inside the clearing is really weird, not sure if you experienced that at all when you were there.

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  4. what does the gate look like and is it on the left side? it looks like a very old metal gate.. i saw one gate and what looked like a path behind it but wasnt sure. please help i would like to see this place

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  5. Hello, do you know the land owner?

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    1. his last name was Davenport. he owned the property. I live around the corner from dough valley rd.ive been there an never had an experience. the gate is wrough iron on the rite side of the Rd.

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  6. ok so a couple of friends and i just went there last week. we found the gate and the path. we followed it until we came to a second "doorway" type thing. it was two wooden posts with a hinge on one with no door. we walked past that and on for a bit. we then came up upon what seemed to be an old dock that had two trees growing out of it and it was all rotted and decrepit. we did not find the house however and was wondering if u could tell us where exactly it is. my email is DeltaMark14777@gmail.com

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  7. I've tried to go there but was unsure if I found it. Let me know if I did it right. If I were to go on route 32 north, take a left onto Briggs Rd. bear right on Doe Valley Rd. and the gate is on the right side of the road. Is that correct? If it is I did walk down that trail but a huge tree fell on the trail and there is no way to bypass it. If I am wrong can you please give us directions? Thanx

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  8. Just took a trip up there today with some friends - Found our way down "Doe Valley rd" and found the Iron gate on the right hand side near the lake just before Briggs and Doe split - My first impression was that the gate wasnt Old at all, Im a welder and mechanic by trade, and know quite a bit about Vintage Iron gates, this was nothing special, maybe welded together in the past 25 years - Even then so, i didnt let the gate discourage me, so we found our way down the path beyond the Gate to what appeared to be an abandoned summer home just adjacent the path and up a hill to the left, nothing creepy there, nor did the clearing next to it seem at any bit odd or temperature indifferent - So, continuing on down the path lower from the abandoned house, me and my friends found our way through tick infested brush, Yes - tick infested, i found quite a few on me on trips end, but not before we walked through a second stone entrance and down waterside to the pond - Still nothing odd other than normal New England stone boundary walls - Soo, continuing on we found out way past a pair of rotted wooden posts with hearts carved out of the inner post area, may have been a wooden gate at some point, and worked our way further into the woods surrounding the eastern side of Davenport pond past the "heartpost" gate we discovered for about another 3/4 of a mile heading in a southward fashion, winding the trail untill the trail runs out ran out on Leighton rd. - Now confused due to this being the purported Located entrance to the "seven gates of hell", i break out Google Maps and do an aerial view of the location and paths we were working down to see what else we might have missed - Result, we covered as much area as possible, and came to a sobering conclusion that we found nothing, and will not find anything in this area, no seven gates, no demonized relics, no hell portals in a field, just a property abandoned less than 25 years ago that only EVER so slightly lines up visually to the story's and rumors we've all heard - Now i would like to believe these seven gates exist, I think we all want to believe it, but heres the clincher, nobody living in the surrounding areas, Yes The Locals, have ever heard of it ! Weve all heard the story, but how do i know for sure ? i took the liberty of knocking on a locals door and asking respectfully if they knew anything about it, hes lived in Athol his entire life, as well as a few people in town where we asked whoever we could actually get time to listen to us, to possibly help us locate the said "7 gates", and one after another, we got crazed humored looks with no answers except a laugh, and the common reply of "ive lived here all my life, never heard of it" - My Opinion ?? The seven Gates of Hell in Athol DO NOT EXIST - There is no occultist conspiracy to hide the location of the gates as ive heard, Infact Nobody knows an exact location, like nobody ! Ive heard enough people post theyve been there on enough forums than i could put my eyes on, but nobody has pictures ! nobody knows an exact location that could even roughly match up to the legend ! The street its supposed to exist on doesnt exist ! and the locals seem to think its just about as outlandish a tale as the 3 City Boys who went in search of it today and and the people who went in search of it the years before us !

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  9. So heres where I stand - I live for this kind of stuff !! Id go through literally any and all bounds to locate and explore places like these - And Unless anybody can procure an exact location with Photographic evidence that proves beyond a reasonable doubt the seven gates actually exist, and is not just another wound up tale or decrepit highway overpass marked up with satanic graffiti, Then it can not, and Does Not exist in reality - I want to believe it exists, everyone wants to believe exists, but all it is is a good story - So don't waste your time traveling 4 hours round trip as I did from Providence RI, It does not exist, all it does is make for a good story I myself almost fell into believing - Im moving on to the NEXT haunted or demonized site that exists in Reality, unless someone can dis-prove me with visual or locational Evidence !!!!! - this is Matadorsst signing off . . . .

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    1. I'm looking for good haunted places to go in Mass, where are places that have been good that you have visited?

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  10. that area used to b a commune,now owned by the town of petersham I believe

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  11. I have been to this place many times. Cult/whatever you want to call it. in the late 70s I would be at Keith Fontaine's mothers house and across the pond would be all these people dressed in white gowns going about life as they lived it there. It was heavily guarded by men with automatic weapons so we could not see much. Years later a friend and I took a walk into the place. It starts with an old iron gate and you go in 150-200 ft there was a large plate form round with totem poles surrounding it with demon heads.. The house sat back on a small hill with a green house attached.. We always thought it was a Hippy Commune but who knows.. If you take Petersam Rd out of Athol and turn onto Briggs Rd you would follow it till the pavement ends and when you are almost to the bottom of the hill and can see a gate on your left. Thats it.. It was posted property back then. You can also get there from Pleasant St. and turn onto Doe Valley Rd. Just past the old gun shop you turn right onto a dirt road. Or it was dirt back then..

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  12. there's some truth and a lot of nonsense in the above story. I'm not anonymous. Anyone who really wants to know can contact me at m a c m i d i @ g m a i l DOT c o m

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  13. here's where the hell gate comes in: the fellow who ran the cult was David Daniels. There were no machine guns or white gowns. This page has depicts Daniels standing at Rodin's "Gate to Hell". Hell was being around this guy, a student of Alex Horn and classmate of Robert Burton.

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  14. oops... forgot the link to the pic http://www.thegatesofparadise.com/

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