Friday, July 31, 2009

Spider Gates Cemetery


Chances are that if you live in Massachusetts or like ghost/haunting stories, you’ve heard of Spider Gates. It is a cemetery that has eight gates to Hell! And a hanging tree! And cult sacrifices! We both love to scare ourselves but Caitlin will only investigate a ghostly story/place as long as it is away from our own home and during the daytime; so we decided to go to Spider Gates during the day – obviously so that the cults wouldn’t murder us for their gods and the ghosts wouldn’t capture us and bring us down to Hell.

One thing scarier to both of us than ghosts and haunted places are homeless people who might be angry at us for trespassing in their home and psycho murderers. I tried to convince Caitlin that encountering either of those would be impossible. Why would anyone want to hang out in an obscure cemetery during the day when it’s not even cool or scary? Despite my insistence that we would not find anything out of the ordinary, Caitlin wanted to be prepared! So she brought an exacto knife. You know, the kind used by housewives for scrapbooking crafts. It would surely protect us against a serial killer who was skilled in murder or any other threat to our safety…

We eventually got to the gates, after taking several wrong turns and walking the “long” distance through the woods. After staging pictures at the gates we went in to find a bunch of old graves and branches all over the place.

We were creeping around and trying to scare ourselves and each other when Caitlin turned pale and froze. She gripped the exacto knife in her hand and said in an urgent and loud whisper, “THERE’S PEOPLE OVER THERE!” She was actually holding the exacto knife as if she were a gang member who had been stabbing people her whole life and had no problem cutting someone. I peeked over to where she was pointing and saw two people sitting on the ground and crying in front of a grave. I then looked at one of the gravestones closest to me and saw that it was pretty recent. We knew that the cemetery was still owned by Quakers but had no idea that people were still buried there!


After the initial terror wore off, we instantly felt like a couple of jerks for sneaking around this cemetery and taking pictures while these people mourned their loved one(s) and left a couple minutes after we got there.


Moral of the story: sometimes when you set out to scare yourselves on an adventure, you end up getting scared by something you never would have expected.





20 comments:

  1. I've never been to Spider Gates. Mainly because I am a wimp but I digress. But I totally didn't know that the cemetery was still being used either!

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  2. I like your pics they're funny as are the stories.

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  3. ava: thank you!
    gillian: come onnnnnn you hafta go at least once
    whiterabbit: thanks! we love fakely posing for pictures

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  4. at first i thought you had written spider gas, so i called Bess over to read this here thin, and low and behold she saw them markers, nw you gone and done it she insist i go git one right now she said you never know i said ill be dammed them girls got scart to death. so thank a lot

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  5. therealbobthought: thanks for reading, you sound like you have a bunch of adventures too

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  6. hi i come from a 5 th generation witch family they still do practice there it is haunted stay away please

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  7. I am also a Witch, who happens to live in Leicester, MA., and I have been to this cemetery several times. IT IS NOT HAUNTED !!!! there have been some "witches" who have gone there and had Ceremony and left offerings, but let me tell you, it is a very spiritual place, a resting place for loved ones and should be treated with respect.

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  8. on another note, cute photos Kathryn and Caitlin. I am sure you found once you got there all the whoopla about the place is a bunch of crap! ;o)

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  9. Something Wiccan: thanks so much for commenting. We really appreciate your first comment and agree with you that it should be treated with respect because it is still in use. The only way we found it "scary" is in the same way we find cemeteries in general a bit creepy, there's nothing strange going on there at all!

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  10. IVE BEEN TO THE GATS I DONT CARE TO TELL WHAT I HAVE SEEN BUT I WILL TELL YOU IN THE PAST VERY BAD THINGS HAVE HAPEND DOWN THAT ROAD THERE WAS A TIME WHEN THE POLICE DROVE PAST EACH END OF THE DIRT ROAD TO KEEP PEOPLE OUT THAY THEN IN MID TO LATE 80S THAY PUT A LOCKED GATE ONLY IF YOU HAD THE KEY YOU CAN GO IN THE POLICE WOULD SIT AND WAIT IF THAY SAW CARS SITTING NEAR THE GATE TO THE DIRT ROAD DOWN TO THE GATES THE POLICE WILL NEVER TELL ORE SHOW ON PAPER ANY OF THINGS THAT HAPEND DOWN THAT DIRT ROAD AT NIGHT AND THE TREE THAY FOUND THE BOY IS THE BIG ONE TO THE LEFT RIGHT INSIDE THE GATES THERE WAS A LIMB HANGING OVER THE WALL OUTSIDE THE GATES THAT IS WHERE THE CHAIN WAS HANGING FROM THERE ARE THREE ROCKS GOING TO THE LEFT OF THE GATES THE CHAIN WAS OVER THE THIRD ONE AND AS FOR THE NEW GATES THAY WERE NOT THERE BEFORE 1989 AS STORY IS TOLD ORIGANAL GATES WERE STOLLEN AS FOR ALL YOUR STORYS BEING TOLD NOT TRUE WHAT I HAVE TALKED ABOUT IS WHAT HAS HAPEND FROM 1980 TO 1989 THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.

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  11. This comment is great! I don't understand by what you mean by "all your storys are not true" because all we're doing is telling our experience from when we went there.

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  12. u went during the day go there at the dead of midnight and see if u come out laughting and having fun not everything isd the same during the day as it is at night

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  13. You're right Anonymous...the freaks DO come out at night, after all.

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