Another spooky spot along Empire Mine Road. There are a number of stories about the “Gates of Hell,” but most commonly local kids tell each other than if you pass through these seemingly innocuous gates, you will die exactly one year later from mysterious causes. Others say there used to be an insane asylum along this road and the gates are what’s holding back the spirits of the dead.
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- Empire Mine Road
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- 37.93809502302913, -121.80032506585121
- Contra Costa County, California
- Nearest Towns:
- Brentwood, CA (4.1 mi.)
Antioch, CA (4.6 mi.)
Oakley, CA (6.3 mi.)
Clayton, CA (7.4 mi.)
Knightsen, CA (7.5 mi.)
Pittsburg, CA (7.7 mi.)
Bay Point, CA (9.8 mi.)
Blackhawk, CA (10.0 mi.)
Byron, CA (10.1 mi.)
Bethel Island, CA (10.2 mi.)
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