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Re: HELL'S GATES: find all info here
« Reply #60 on: October 23, 2009, 10:21:28 PM »
one small correction after remembering more and checking the 1985 calendar.. the night i went was Friday, Nov 1.. the night after Halloween. Maybe that explains why we didn't see any others at the graveyard.

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« Reply #61 on: October 25, 2009, 10:10:15 PM »
Now this is interesting!  Only a couple people besides you and me and the guy who started this topic actually know where the cemetery is anymore. 

On Nov. 1, 1985...I wasn't even 2 yet. LOL. 

Thanks for clarifying what this place was like back in the 80's, aerial maps aren't too clear on when the house burned but you can access aerials dating back to 1939.   Interesting info about those can be determined from the maps.  Your explanation of the story sounds like one I heard for a nearby house (aptly named "Hell's House") where the whole family was supposedly killed in 1959 or some crap.  The actual story is much different once you get names of former occupants, one of whom is alive today, age 89, living in Charleston.  But...that's Hell's House, not Hell's Gates, even though it's in close proximity to both Vampire's Grave and Hell's Gates.

Are there any other places you've been to that you'd like to elaborate on?  Welcome to the board, other perspectives are always welcome :).

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« Reply #62 on: October 25, 2009, 10:12:49 PM »
BTW, last time I went to HG was August 18, 2006.  I first went on Easter Sunday 1999.
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« Reply #63 on: October 29, 2009, 06:06:06 PM »
15 year difference in age, it only seems like a lot when you're young.
But the changes in this world over a 15 year time have been accelerating.
hmm.. "Hell's House" .. maybe he got the stories confused.
Did Nelly Vaughn live near Hell's Gate property ? I thought he said that too.

Other places, there are some, like an abandoned milking facility in back of my parents house.. i thought that felt weird when I went there. Someone spray-painted long skulls in it. Had a funny feeling when i stepped into the foundation of it. it's all overgrown now. I used to go a lot of places in the countryside, especially when it wasn't so overgrown or built-up, there were trails I would ride my dirt bike on. I heard you can't even ride at the Coventry sand dunes anymore. There was a haunted house over here I remember going in as a kid, and being frightened, it was abandoned, but it's just not there anymore.
I remember some story about a farm field on Central Ave in Johnston, near 116.. off a windy road, called Blood Field. lol.. it's just an empty field now.
have to look around the site here more. Nice talking to you Megster.

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« Reply #64 on: October 29, 2009, 09:02:27 PM »
im trying to go to hells gate this weekend can some one please message me direction it would be very helpful thanks

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« Reply #65 on: October 30, 2009, 12:24:24 PM »
im trying to go to hells gate this weekend can some one please message me direction it would be very helpful thanks

get on Plain Meeting House Road off 102.. it's on that road, on the right, i think. not sure how far up.

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« Reply #66 on: December 30, 2009, 09:00:19 PM »
you know what, the rumor of the weird family that flipped out and died is also related to another nearby abandoned house (so-called Hell's House! HOW CREATIVE).  It's like...if Hell's Gates and Vampire's Grave made a triangle, Hell's House would be the third point on that triangle.  But I'm on the verge of finding out the real story with that house, possibly involves death but it's NOT madhomicideurbanlegendomgwithsparklingvampires!!!!!!11one!!!!!

PS. I moved this topic out of Mills and Farms to Urban Exploration because it seems like everybody wants all info everrrrr on Hell's Gates so I decided to put it front and center so it's easy to find!  weeee
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« Reply #67 on: December 31, 2009, 10:58:21 AM »
you know what, the rumor of the weird family that flipped out and died is also related to another nearby abandoned house (so-called Hell's House! HOW CREATIVE).  It's like...if Hell's Gates and Vampire's Grave made a triangle, Hell's House would be the third point on that triangle. 

Crazy triangles... 

Speakling of which, has anyone ever visited the Bridgewater triangle in Mass? its supposedley haunted...
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« Reply #68 on: February 18, 2010, 02:54:58 PM »
I know its on 102 somewhere but, I dont know any small landmarks to find where exactly, and iam going at ngiht so its not  as easy

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« Reply #69 on: February 19, 2010, 12:26:13 PM »
Why go at night?  It suckkks at night.
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« Reply #70 on: February 25, 2010, 04:43:59 PM »
Can this be found on google earth?  I am very interested in this spot and this is the first time ive heard of it.  I live in foster/glocester so i am not too far away and i plan on visiting hells gates as soon as i can get my boundaries.  I can get some pictures from rams tail soon, even though theres not too much to be seen.

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« Reply #71 on: February 27, 2010, 06:28:43 PM »
It can be seen on google earth but how to get there is not clear.  Try bing.com maps, bird's eye view and that will tell you a bit more. :D
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« Reply #72 on: February 28, 2010, 12:59:22 PM »
Thanks for the tip. With a little bit of searching i found it on bing and the resolution was A LOT better than google earth!

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« Reply #73 on: March 02, 2010, 03:21:13 PM »
I still haven't been to look up the land records on it, been too busy with work, social life and exploring.  I figure some rainy day soon I'll head up to the library or town hall there.

Got the information. Hell's Gate is officially OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! You can park on Plain Meeting House road and walk to the site. The entire area, all 1,790 acres are owned by the Nature Conservancy. I've even dup up the town records of the property. The earliest owner the town lists for that propery is Umberto Patalano who purchased the property in 1943. If there were previous owners, they arent listed in the assessors office. (maybe with more digging they can be found) The Patalano's owned the land till 1990 when it was purchased by Philip Noel and then sold to developers in 1996, 2004, 2006 and then Conservancy in 2006 & 2008. Parts being sold off individually.
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« Reply #74 on: March 22, 2010, 06:42:27 PM »

Blood field is really just Baldwin Field, AKA Baldwin Farm.  They still harvest hay but not much else and there have been various deals going to develop the propoerty but nothing large scale has made it by the town council.  There is still a barn with some old equipment around it behind a barbed wire fence on one side of the road and some of the land on  the other has been developed into home sites.   Blood field is something the kids are passisng around that never existed until a few years ago and is probably born out of kids being chased off of neighboring propoerties they wandered onto or by developers during one of a thousand surveys.

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« Reply #75 on: April 23, 2010, 09:41:48 PM »
I still haven't been to look up the land records on it, been too busy with work, social life and exploring.  I figure some rainy day soon I'll head up to the library or town hall there.

Got the information. Hell's Gate is officially OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! You can park on Plain Meeting House road and walk to the site. The entire area, all 1,790 acres are owned by the Nature Conservancy. I've even dup up the town records of the property. The earliest owner the town lists for that propery is Umberto Patalano who purchased the property in 1943. If there were previous owners, they arent listed in the assessors office. (maybe with more digging they can be found) The Patalano's owned the land till 1990 when it was purchased by Philip Noel and then sold to developers in 1996, 2004, 2006 and then Conservancy in 2006 & 2008. Parts being sold off individually.

I went to Hell's Gate a few weekends ago. Unfortunately, the house is no longer standing, but there are a few remnants left. I was able to find the cemetery at the end of the property as well. It's right off the Flintlock Trail, which is now open to the public. Since the house is no longer standing and I didn't want to waste my trip, I decided to hike the trail, which is a nice, scenic walk, by the way.

On the other hand, I did find an abandoned cabin off of Narrow Lane. After walking a little less than a quarter of a mile or so, you'll come to a clearing where loggers have been working lately.  The cabin is in the woods to the right of the clearing.

Here's a video I took of the cabin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtGI4CM_oCc


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« Reply #76 on: April 30, 2010, 11:19:50 AM »
You're right, that cabin is badass!  You said near the end of Narrow Ln...near where Welch Hollow Rd. crosses?  That's near the cranberry bog and I've walked the whole length from Narrow Ln. to Hell's Gate without ever finding the cabin...though I think a good look at Bing maps might be a good idea now!  Thanks for the video and I'm going to check out that hiking trail too, I do know where to park for it :).
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« Reply #77 on: May 09, 2010, 11:09:34 PM »
spacemonkey684,
Awesome pics!  I think I've been to Hell's Gate drunk one night when I was in high school.  Dakiel I think knows more.

I'm surprised that you didn't visit our other favorite vampire while you were out there in West Greenwich.  She's on Old Plain Meeting House Road.

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I HAVE BEEN TO HELLS GATE BACK IN 1994..I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL AT THE TIME..IT WAS MID OCTOBER WHAT A MISHAP THAT WAS..WE PULLED IN FRONT OF THE IRON GATE..IT WAS BENT IN A WAY THAT NO PERSON OF HUMAN NATURE COULD DO..THIS WAS DONE MY EVIL..SOMETHING TRYING TO GET OUT BUT COULDNT..I REMEMBER THE CAR WOULDNT START..THERE WAS BLUE LIGHTS EVERYWHERE..WE TRIED TO TAKE PICTURES BEFORE WE LEFT THEY CAME OUT EMPTY..I STILL HAVE THEM TILL THIS DAY..I WILL NEVER GO BACK THERE AS LONG AS I LIVE..PEOPLE SHOULD BE AWARE OF WHAT IS OUT THERE..ITS NOT FUN..I BELEIVE IN GOD..BUT WHAT EVER IS THERE DOES NOT..THATS WHY IT TRIED TO KEEP ME THERE..AFTER SAYING TEN OUR FATHERS..IT FINALLY LET ME LEAVE..I PULLED OUT OF THERE LIKE THERE WAS NO TOMARROW..THOSE WHO DO GO PLEASE BE CAREFULL AND GO IN GROUPS..DONT GO BY YOURSELVES..

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« Reply #78 on: May 18, 2010, 02:16:20 PM »
Latitude = 41.6452, Longitude = -71.7448
Lat    = 41 degrees,   38.7 minutes   North
Long = 71 degrees,   44.7 minutes   West

Let's put this to bed!   :wacko:
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« Reply #79 on: September 02, 2010, 10:07:04 AM »
Hi I use to live in Rhode Island and have had friends that have experinced stuff at hells gates. Well I heard of two stories for thats place. One is that there was a party and all the adults where downstairs partying. There was a little boy upstairs and he fell out the window and got impailed by one of the spears on the gates. Then the house was on fire and no one could get out and everyone died. The other one was that there was a police and mob shoot out. i hope this helped. I cant wait to find it. maybe you could give me directions.

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« Reply #80 on: September 22, 2010, 01:47:00 AM »
Please pm me with the location, I tried going there with my buddy tonight and we almost got lost in the woods. We went on a house roud and parked in a park area with almost getting lost results.  If anyone could give me better directions I would appreciate it.

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« Reply #81 on: September 22, 2010, 07:09:45 AM »
No. I've stopped giving directions to anyone who asks because if you open your eyes and read this topic the answer is here SEVERAL TIMES.

Frankly I'm sick and tired of people emailing me, finding me on facebook or myspace or whereever and asking.  This is the single most asked question I've ever been asked in my life and it's really never ending, so I'm not telling anymore.  I won't even reply to anything other than insanebunkers as far as this topic is concerned.

If you really think this is worth it in any way, shape, or form, go buy one of those handheld gps things that you can put the coordinates into.  Or plug the coordinates I already posted (THIS IS THE EXACT LOCATION, IT DOESN'T GET BETTER THAN THIS, ABSOLUTELY NO WAY CAN IT GET MORE EXACT OR MORE DETAILED) into google earth.

STOP ASKING

IT'S NOT WORTH THE EFFORT ANYWAY

I mean, if you're not going to put the effort into reading this topic where the location's probably posted 3 times, you don't deserve to find it.  Go get lost in the woods.  I don't care.

And I'm done.   :wacko:
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« Reply #82 on: September 22, 2010, 12:41:21 PM »
relax now,  I didn't notice the coordinates til after I posted that. That's a whole lot of effort to type that out, I don't know who has that much time on their hands. 
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« Reply #83 on: September 22, 2010, 08:39:49 PM »
lol most of the time the people who want to know where HG is don't stick around to participate in any topics or even reply back to emails I used to answer with a thanks, so after 20,30 times of typing the same crap over and over you just get sick of it.  Anyway it's nice to see you're actually adding something worth reading in other topics. LOL

So are you going to go out there or what?  I'll give you a bit of useful info: if you do end up lost in the woods 1) there's lots of paths leading back to the management area which is where I usually park, they just take a while 2) watch out for wild dogs 3) bring bug spray 4) deer ticks are in abundance here (real deer ticks, not those stupid ticks that everyone thinks are deer ticks).

I'm sure these things are mentioned in this topic but this is definitely more useful than even knowing where it is. LOL


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« Reply #84 on: September 23, 2010, 12:08:14 AM »
Yea going back asap testing out the new handheld garmin. I programmed the entrance and the actual location so I should be set.  Just kind of put a notch in the belt.  Yea, we parked in the management are and we found two entrances.  One had no metal pole gate and was a fairly wide opening, the other was an opening with a metal gate and a map of the paths.  We took the unlabeled entrance with no luck.  
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« Reply #85 on: September 23, 2010, 08:56:53 AM »
Because you didn't go far enough.  It takes about an hour and a half to even reach the other path (at the end of Narrow Ln if you look on a map--can't park on the end of Narrow Ln. because that's the Ocean State Cranberry Bog and someone's front yard) that leads to HG (then another 15-30min up the other path) if you go that way.  (I went this way ONCE and my friends got bored before we ever made it, it takes you at least 3, 4 miles across the woods away from HG). 

Park there and walk on the actual road (the one you drove on to get there), not the forest paths.  There's an unmarked driveway with a wire rope across and that leads you directly to it.
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« Reply #86 on: September 23, 2010, 12:48:19 PM »
So I googled HG for S&G.

Found this blog post http://liveparanormal.com/blogs/entry/Hells-Gates-West-Greenwich-RI

Is it true that there's nothing left at HG?

Seriously?

I haven't been there since 2006.  I mean if there's nothing there it's really, really not worth going to. LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
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« Reply #87 on: September 23, 2010, 08:01:37 PM »
uber letdown, only thing left to do is try to start some hocus pocus in the graveyard up there

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« Reply #88 on: September 24, 2010, 07:24:25 AM »
wow, so no burned out building or big warehouse with cars? This actually makes me sad.

I mean, not that it was interesting anyway, but now there's nothing to even look at?  (besides the cemetery--good job finding that, not many people can!)

Well, if anyone still feels like wandering around the woods, there's blair-witch-esque rock piles somewhere between the management area and HG, but they're not on any path  :wacko:

lol

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« Reply #89 on: September 26, 2010, 09:31:34 AM »
where's the cabin and cemetary in relation to the hell's gates house location?