Gold Camp Road, as children we are told to stay away. As teenagers we become curious and try to investigate. As adults, we know to be wary. I have lived in Colorado Springs my whole life and I have always known of the secret behind Gold Camp Road.
Legend has it that the third tunnel collapsed as a school bus crashed into it. Apparently the bus driver either committed suicide or suffered from a heart attack. All the children died. The third tunnel is now fenced off, however one can still walk up to the dark cave. These are not the only deaths that took place in these tunnels. Not to mention, many people died building these tunnels in the 1800s. Annually, bodies wash up around the area which would cause many angered spirits. Also, let’s not forget that this area is surrounded by satan worshipers. In the 1970s and 1980s and probably still today, men are seen chanting in black robes carrying torches as they walk up past the haunted tunnels. My father has personally witnessed this as a teenager twice, while him and a friend of his snuck up there to have a few beers on the weekends. The rituals that do take place in the area would awaken spirits and demons.
In the third tunnel, the laughs and voices of children are heard, along with feeling a tugging on clothing. Tiny hand prints are also found on cars parked outside the tunnel. The second tunnel is more violently active however. People report scratches, being hit, groped, voices, and possession. The figure of a man is commonly seen as well at the end of the tunnel. Many say that when they inspect the car afterward, there are handprints and finger marks all over. Even on clean cars a hand print will occasionally appear.
This may seem like a scary story, however it is truth. I have personally experienced sightings in the second tunnel, which is the most active, considering many are too afraid to travel outside of a car to venture into the third tunnel.
On an average night of driving around with friends, we made the decision to check out the stories of Gold Camp for ourselves. We heard that if we were to drive into the second tunnel and turn off our lights the car would either move, the lights would come on, or something weird would happen. There were four of us that night, Savannah, Doug, Andy, and myself. We drove into the second tunnel, turned off the car, and put up the e-brake. We began to joke around a little, saying how it was just a scary story to keep children away, then we saw a figure pacing at the end of the tunnel, behind the car. We watched as the figure moved closer and closer, faster and faster. Eventually it reached the back of our car, so close that we could almost make out the face of a man. His head tilted as he looked at us and set his hands on the back of the car. Suddenly he was gone. We spoke of what we just saw as the figure reappeared at the end of the tunnel pacing again. We kept all eight of our eyes on this figure. Out of nowhere, the figure bolted towards our car. Doug quickly turned the car on and shoved it into drive. We raced as fast as possible out of the tunnel, so fast I thought we would fly off the side of the mountain. Once we reached a safe distance away from this thing we just saw, we caught our breath. And made sure that we all really just saw that, and of course we all did. Unfortunately, we had to drive back through the creepy dark tunnel to get back to the main road. I kept my eyes shut, not wanting to see this figure of a man again.
After reaching safety, we drove to a close by, brightly lit gas station to inspect any damage to the car. There on the dusty trunk lay the imprints of a mans hands. I will never forget this night, I am just glad nothing worse happened. However, I do wish I had caught this all on camera to show everyone what I personally experienced.
Submitted by Rockelle M.
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- Gold Camp Road
Colorado Springs, CO
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- 38.7902017, -104.90375649999999
- El Paso County, Colorado
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