All American Horror: Gateways to Hell

Synopsis: Various locations on the surface of the earth have acquired a legendary reputation for being entrances to the underworld. In Ashe County, North Carolina residents have reported all manner of ghostly phenomena including apparitions of women, sounds of crying babies and phantom hitchhikers, one of which may have been none other than Lucifer himself. When Roxanne Wentworth purchased a beautiful set of iron gates from a local cemetery, she unknowingly turned her property into a gateway to the beyond. Paranormal events are now chronicled on a nightly basis. In Wilmington, North Carolina, Gallows Hill (which was once the city's hanging ground) is now a commercial office. Though the gallows are long gone, the unclaimed bodies of countless poor souls who hit the end of a rope are still buried in mass graves. These restless spirits continue to walk the grounds, and hallways of the property. The spirits of those executed are angry and to this day nobody has successfully spent a night alone in th
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): William Burke
Production: Reality Films
65 min

Male Speaker:
The Devil's

Stairs is a rock formation

beside a highway in Ashe

County, North Carolina.

The rocks are among the oldest

in North America.

But the Devil's Stairs are


They were formed when a work

crew blasted the mountain to

make way for a new railway


The man who lit the fuse

tripped as he was running away

from the blast and was

blown to bits. Ever since then

strange things have

happened around the Devil's


Darren Fowler:
I remember the

story from when I was growing

up, my grandmother told me.

We've lived here for five


The minister from our church

was on his way home one Sunday


It was fall, it was a cold

night, and as he headed down

the road he came to the

area known as the Devil's

Stairs and he saw a hitchhiker

on the side of the road.

It was a man wearing a long

black trench coat and a hat of


He stopped and offered the man

a ride.

So he got in the back seat but

was silent.

After a few miles the minister

tried to ease the situation by

making conversation.

He wanted to know where the

man was going, where he's

from, but the passenger

was silent.

Finally, the minister turned

around looked him right in the

eye and saw to his

shock fiery glowing eyes.

He pulled over the car

immediately because he wanted

to get whoever or

whatever it was out and to his

second shock the back seat was

empty, there was

no one there.

Male Speaker:
Does the devil

himself walk the hills of

North Carolina?

The spot known for almost a

century as the Devil's Stairs

has been the sight of

strange and frightening

encounters, death, and bad


David Young:
Brian, Mary, and

I decided to go camping at the

Devil's Staircase

and we did it every year just

to spook ourselves out.

I brought my guitar along this

time, I'd taken some lessons

so I decided to do

Kumbayah type action down


And all of a sudden while I

was playing the guitar Brian

got really cold.

It was weird, you needed a

jacket that night but weren't

shivering and he was

shivering all over.

So I grabbed the blanket and

brought it over to him, put it

around him, and as

soon as the blanket touched

his body I heard this music

singing, just like old

gospel singing.

It was really weird.

Mary and I decided to go

looking around and see what it

was and we were walking

into the forest and the deeper

we got into the woods the

louder the music got.

The minute I shone my

flashlight onto the woods the

music completely stopped.

I walked over to Brian and he

was instantly warm again.

So I figured that gospel music

made them cold or something.

We never went back to the

Devil's Stairs though, it sure

freaked us out.

Male Speaker:
The road around

the Devil's Stairs is full of

sharp twists and turns

and you can't drive through it


One night a stranger to the

area was going too fast and

missed the curve at

Buffalo Creek Bridge. His car

spun out and crashed, killing

the driver.

There have been numerous fatal

accidents on that stretch of


Cheryl Ellis:
I was on my way

home from work and as I turned

on to Palmer Drive I

saw this man walk slowly out

of the woods.

He came up to my car and

slammed his hands down on my

hood and the next instant

he was gone.

And then I looked in my

rearview mirror and he was in

my back seat.

I turned around quickly but he

was gone.

David Gurney:
My name is David

Gurney. I'm with PAN in North


a non-profit scientific

research organization

dedicated to investigating

paranormal activities.

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