The Gates Of Hell – Collinsville, Illinois
There’s a creepy location located near the small town of Collinsville, Illinois that’s known as the “The Gates Of Hell.” For decades the small tunnel area has been known for some creepy activity going on in and around it. Some say the location is riddled with paranormal activity, while others say it’s stories. There are some creepy backstories about some bad things that supposedly happened near and around the tunnel. Could the residual energy of those events have sparked more activity? Many haunted locations that are surrounded in demonic activity are the result of a tragic event. Could this be what is going on near the tunnel? Check out the video and let us know your thoughts
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Illinois Most Haunted Location?
One of the stories is that some people were found hanging from the bridge decades ago. Another story involves a deadly car crash. It’s not known how long ago it was, but supposedly some kids died in a crash at the tunnels entrance. However, since then people have been seeing a car slam into the tunnel and then vanish into thin air. Could this be a residual haunting? Could the location have a strong energy field that is producing these vivid images of the past?
Some have seen strange lights coming from the area, but when they get close they don’t see any signs of cars. Others have heard disembodied voices coming from the tunnel while on foot. While some people have had some pretty intense experiences, many haven’t had any. I wonder why it is that some have experiences and some don’t. Either way the location at night is a creepy one, and one place I wouldn’t venture alone.
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I knew about it in highschool (Belleville West) so yes it goes way back. That was 1981 and everybody went there. It was the cool thing to do. 🙂 Me and my friend Terri went there in 89' at night and even the trees looked evil. It was indeed creepy to say the least. But I love the paranormal and have had experiences since I was a child so I have to check things out. 🙂 Thanks for posting the video!!
You see what you want to when you are scared and told what is there to begin with. if you go there without any indication as to what the urban legend is you would never know what or if anything happened there. People are protective of the site because of the visitors and the vandelism that happens there. just look at the spray paint on the bridges!!!
Gates 3 and 4 are closed off because the ground beneath one of them collapsed. The city of Collinsville and the railroad are currently fighting to figure out who has to pay to fix these damages. It's hindering people from getting to their driveways, causing them to have to drive out of their way to get home. It will have to be fixed eventually but not until they decide to has to pay for it so it could take a long time to settle it.
That would be the logical reason to close the underpass! wink wink
The gates of hell is a legend in Collinsville but the one I've heard the most is that if you go through them in a certain order and then go to acid bridge you open the gate to hell. My father used to go out there when he was a teenager and I've had quite a few fun times but it's just a legend. A rad one at that.
My very close friend was shot and killed by a local after he tried to run them off from partying on the side of the road near one of these hates of hell in 1986 I believe. One shotgun pellet entered his eye and into his brain. All the times cruising out there would we never expected this. I may had been with them had I not had to work later. Test in peace Rodney.
Very creepy and interesting story. Thanks for sharing!
Kool maybe I can check out some paranormal activities
yeah the ground collapsed, it's unsafe to drive on
Who labels these so called gates? Really this is not believable.
In high school me n my friends used to go out there partying on the weekends. We herd all the stories about the gates and would go out there looking for the paranormal. From 1985-1990 . We never seen anything , but did witness couple of really bad car wrecks there. It is a creepy place for sure, but don't think it's haunted . I'm huge skeptic, I don't believe in ghost at all. I do believe in Angels and demons. One of the big stories that was told was that the gates were used by satanic cults for worship. We did find pentagrams make out of rocks , but I don't believe there was any worship going on. The cops were present a lot there n would run you off. But I have witnessed bad car wrecks there from drunk under age kids like us out there partying.