Hells Gate

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Up in the hills of corona on a dead end street there is an old signal tower. Past that, a small trail leads you to a walkway and a burn site. The story is… there was a house that stood there in the 80’s. Two parents lived there along with two children. One weekend the parents decided to go on vacation and hire a nanny to watch the kids. It is said that Satan possessed the nanny to lock the children in the basement. Later that night, the house burned down with all three people in it. Strange happenings occur such as cold spots, items moving from the time you travel up the trail to the time you travel back, and toys appearing and disappearing in the basement.

(Submitted by Christian)

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4000 S Main St
Corona, CA
United States

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33.824517345943164, -117.57967445252689
Riverside County, California
Nearest Towns:
El Cerrito, CA (3.4 mi.)
Corona, CA (3.6 mi.)
Home Gardens, CA (5.0 mi.)
Norco, CA (7.6 mi.)
Portola Hills, CA (10.5 mi.)
Foothill Ranch, CA (10.6 mi.)
Trabuco Canyon, CA (11.3 mi.)
Pedley, CA (12.0 mi.)
Mira Loma, CA (12.2 mi.)
Los Serranos, CA (12.6 mi.)


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  1. Barbara Andrews  |  

    I took this picture up there when I first moved here 14 years ago. I live right by there. Took another strange one this past Thanksgiving. I took this picture with my Nikon digital.

  2. This was the Ganahl ranch, the story told about this place is B.S., the old man, suffering from the onset of dementia accidentally set the house on fire while trying to light his fireplace with kerosine. no one died. he past away a few years later in a senior living facility. i used to hang out up there and talk with Mr Ganahl back in the late 70’s early 80’s. You can see our investigation @ cspar.org

  3. There is also legend that the burn site was heavy with satanic activity/worship and apparently a ghost carrying a headless cat has been seen?

    Can anyone confirm they have heard this/know this from experience?

  4. I read that the house was burned by the owner on accident in the late 70s. I called the Corona museum and talked to an old timer who has been living in Corona for over 50 years. He said ( I’ve never heard of any kids burning in that house ever, but I know the fire was an accident) Debunked! As far as that picture goes???? Who knows ??? Urban Legends are for kids

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