Lebanon Road - Seven Gates to Hell

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Lebanon Road is the stuff of legends to locals, who have nicknamed the place the Seven Gates to Hell. According to locals, those who drive through all seven bridges, going through the last one at midnight on the dot, will pass through to Hell. The area is said to be guarded by spectral hounds with glowing green or red eyes.

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Lebanon Road
Collinsville, IL
United States

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38.673333151753965, -89.92741835110792
Madison County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Collinsville, IL (3.1 mi.)
Maryville, IL (3.8 mi.)
Troy, IL (4.5 mi.)
O'Fallon, IL (5.7 mi.)
Caseyville, IL (5.9 mi.)
Glen Carbon, IL (6.0 mi.)
Fairview Heights, IL (6.7 mi.)
Shiloh, IL (7.9 mi.)
Lebanon, IL (8.1 mi.)
Saint Jacob, IL (9.0 mi.)


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  1. A little after passing through Gate 6, I saw a cars headlights in the distance. There was fields of corn on both sides of the narrow road and nowhere else to turn, As we start heading towards to car we saw a glimpse of it then it disappeared. We don’t know where the car went since their was no where to turn at all. I was with a friend and we were both pretty freaked out. It was a quarter till midnight and a full moon was out if that means anything. We also heard some weird noises, like the noise a pot makes when you’ve been boiling water for to long. I also felt a weird presence in the car until we got fully out of the gates, I might have just been creeped out and imaging it but my friend agreed with me. Going more along the road, we found tracks in the road, we turned around to look at them closer and they were going straight into one of the cornfields by the bridge popular known as “Acid Bridge” and I heard later that week from a friend that apparently two kids were doing acid there and lost control of their car, but Ive heard many different theories about what happened there.

  2. I grew up ,and lived in Collinsville for almost 20 years. I’ve been threw the seven gates, countless times. It’s a stretch where people go drinking and get stoned. Think most is thinking your seeing something, because of the years of here say. It’s more legend than anything else.

  3. About a year ago I vividly remember that one of the more popular gates was shut down because a hole appeared in one of the supporting walls (at one point the gate was probably used as a train track since mining was one of the staples of the local Collinsville economy), my girlfriend and I were driving around the area. We drove the opposite way going back into town when we found the decapitated head of a dear. We don’t have much of a mountain lion or cougar population as far as I know but the condition of the head looked like it had been cut clean; there was no pool of blood or signs of tearing from a natural predator. I threw my car into reverse and got us out of there as quick as my car allowed me. Recently there have been signs of either satanic activity or just outright craziness. Along the way to Acid Bridge, a friend of mine showed me picture of a deer’s mutilated body on a stake along at the foot of the bridge. Crazy stuff out there but it doesn’t stop the local population from going on booze cruises or cruises to get high.

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