The most disturbing urban legends series comes back, and this time we explore even more of what makes the commonwealth home to some of the creepiest legends around. Urban legends are all around us, taking place on haunted roads, others in abandoned buildings such as churches and asylums. Take the descent into madness with this haunting tale, the most disturbing legends of Pennsylvania part 2.
The Seven Gates of Hell | York, PA
This insane asylum once was located in the heavily wooded area of Hellam Township, burnt to a crisp on that fateful night, according to onlyinyourstate.com. Many of the patients there presumably died amongst the ashes of the building. Asylum patients who escaped through the roaring flames into the wooded area passing through the gates of Hell, never to be seen again. According to the local legend, the seven gates were a trap to capture wandering inmates. Only one of these gates is visible by day. All seven gates of Hell are visible by night, and anyone who passes goes directly into the infernal abyss of Hell. The asylum supposedly never existed, but one local doctor did build one of these Hell gates.
The Green Man | Pittsburgh, PA
This legend of the Green Man is factual. According to onlyinyourstate.com, Pittsburgh’s South Park residents in the 1950s saw a mysterious human figure walking down Route 351 during the night. A mysterious man who had no face and emitted a green-hued glow. The locals were horrified by the sight of his looks and nighttime behaviors. This man’s name was Ray Robinson. He became disfigured after being electrocuted as a child leaving his face and body disfigured to an extreme degree. Although people reported a green glow, he did not emit this himself. According to the locals, he was a friendly man and was amicable to anyone he encountered. But due to his looks, he was treated horribly by passers-by. Legends were born out of cruelty, though his mysterious behaviors and odd appearance frighten many who see him.
Blue Myst Road | Pittsburgh, PA
This legend is another haunting tale from Pittsburgh, PA, the Blue Myst Road, according to onlyinyourstate.com. This road is named Irwin Road, but locals call it Blue Myst Road. This tale originates in the North hills district of Pittsburgh. Many urban legends. Spooky, shrouded by the blue mist at night, two lovers’ headstones in adjacent cemeteries are said to touch each other under the full moon. Another is an old foundation to a building that was said to be home to a witch, with another house inhabited by little people who will chase out any visitors. Even more otherworldly oddities reside on this road with the half-dog, half-deer, half-human hybrid known to live in the woods, harming or chasing any person who goes too far in its territory. Many travelers see the Blue Myst Road seeking these monsters only to find disgruntled residents in their wake.