Friday, May 29, 2009

Toad Road and the 7 Gates of Hell in York, Pennsylvania

On the outskirts of York, lies a road with a mysterious past. While traveling on an unpaved section of the road, you'll notice a trail blocked by a rusty old gate.
Welcome to the first gate to hell.
There are six more behind this one. It is said that if you pass through the seven gates you'll end up in hell; or you'll end up in what was once the "Toad Road" Asylum. Legend states that back in the 1800's there was an asylum located in the woods for the criminally insane. One night a fire broke out and mayhem ensued. It's said that the spirits of those patients still haunt the area.
For more information on visiting Toad Road and other Outta the Way places in the area, be sure to check out Volume 2 of the Outta the Way Zine.
Volume 2 is available now by emailing us, and will soon be available at BUiLDiNG CHARACTER (at the B.B. Bellezza stand) and on Etsy (in the B.B. Bellezza store.)


Autumnforest said...

Fantastic legend!

xXSateraXx said...

Is the 7 gates of hell real?
You've gone there but have you gone in?
Where exactly is it in Pennsylvania York. I'm planing on going there but I must make sure where it is.