Maltby Cemetery

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Apparitions of women and children in ragged clothing have been reported at this cemetery, and legend tells of an old underground crypt that was once here. Teens who used the cemetery for a hangout said when you reached the bottom of the stairs and turned around, you could see a vision of Hell.

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Off Paradise Lake Road
Maltby, WA
United States

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47.77631032518237, -122.07948285336897
Snohomish County, Washington
Nearest Towns:
Echo Lake, WA (1.6 mi.)
Cottage Lake, WA (2.2 mi.)
Maltby, WA (2.5 mi.)
Woodinville, WA (4.2 mi.)
Clearview, WA (4.5 mi.)
Duvall, WA (4.9 mi.)
Cathcart, WA (5.0 mi.)
North Creek, WA (5.4 mi.)
Kingsgate, WA (5.8 mi.)
Bothell, WA (5.9 mi.)


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  1. There was 13 steps that went down towards paradise lake rd into the woods and legend says you couldn’t walk down to the bottom. I heard a story of a guy bounced a ball down the steps and it vanished also you would freeze at the 12 th friend and I went there and he asked about the cemetery to the neighbors,there are houses surrounding it, but nobody knew anything.the steps are no longer was 1990 or so last time we were there.I felt no pressence except the feeling I was being watched.most graves were early 1900s but remember one from is very small place.

  2. In 1981 a couple high school friends and I went to the cemetery late at night and it was a very clear spring night and we walked into the cemetery with flashlights and I remember very vividly the further we went in looking at the headstones the more misty and foggy it got until we eventually turned back and went back to the car we sat there for a while drinking beer and smoking a little weed when suddenly there was a big bang on the back of my car and when we looked to see if someone was there there was no sign of anyone we decided to get out of there quick started the car and started to drive out of there then the car died when I tried to restart it it wouldn’t start I tried over and over again to restart it for about five minutes when it finally started and we drove out of there and never went back it was a very surreal experience and quite scary.

  3. I was in a car accident today at maltby cemetery. My car lost power going into the turn as i come out of the turn now about 30 ft from the front of the pillars all of the sudden the car began jerking uncontrollably I was trying to control it but my car swerved around the corner. I then felt a presence in the car as though someone was with me…. Very eeery I then glance over for a second and see a figure of a woman. My eyes fly back to the road and my car is going off the side of the road. Now foggy images in front of my car.. I smashed into the tree slamming on my breaks. I freaking out searched for my phone that was supposed to be in my purse. I hear a woman talking. Scared the shit out of me. I began having a full blown anxiety attack. I called a tow truck. He asked me if I saw anything weird. Saying he has heard of accidents here for years all claiming to have seen something. Hands down scariest night of my life. After seeing this woman and watching my car uncontrolably fly towards trees I watched my life flash before my eyes. A woman’s cackling and my sons smiling face. (I was alone, driving home from work). I have endured a neck injury in this as my neck flew forward and samcked on my steering wheel and up again on the visor. Has anyone else had car accidents around here??

    • Nice story but i don’t believe it because the cemetery entrance has been blocked of and overgrown
      The only way up here is to hike through the woods .. there is a house by there with a access roud to the cemetery. its Private

    • My friend lori long died from a car accident right there.they hit a tree and she flew through the window and hit the tree herself and died instantly…do u mind if I act…what did the woman look. u mind me asking?

  4. We used to go out there in carloads on Friday nights. It was 1974!
    The road going up to the area is almost completely overgrown nowadays.
    I just drove past there today.
    You can just barely make out the entrance to the road.

  5. ugh! I’ve lived in Everett all my life and back in 1994 when I was 18 my friends and I had heard all the rumors but we never actually went out there. It really sucks too because its probably too late nowadays.

  6. Been there done that…

    Worked with a guy who claimed that he was a devil worshiper. He said that DW’s met there every Halloween night.

    He told me that the day before Halloween… So myself and 3 friends decided to go see if he was full of it. I went armed, as did my friends.

    When we got there, there were indeed some wackos there who were standing around a fire. We watched from a distance, unseen, as they “sacrificed” several animals. Having grown tired of watching them and listening to them chant gibberish, i decided to fire several shots in the air… They all scattered like roaches. We went to their fire and doused it.

    We stayed there for another 15 minutes just listening and heard nothing and saw nothing spooky.

    Don’t believe all the Bs stories. Stories are bred from fear, that fear was based on the stories they’ve all been told. Your mind can play silly, scary tricks on you, especially if there is alcohol or drugs involved, such as in the first story at the top of this list… He and his friend had been drinking and smoking weed he said… Gee I wonder why you thought you heard something, could it be that you were high and drunk jackass?

  7. Nice story but i don’t believe it because the cemetery entrance has been blocked of and overgrown
    The only way up here is to hike through the woods .. there is a house by there with a access roud to the cemetery. its Private

  8. My friends Theressa and Lori were drink driving out there, I’m not sure who the driver was, an older make is all I know, Lori was 14 and Theressa was 16,they wrecked into a tree near the entrance, Lori was thrown from the back seat thru the windshield and again back into the backseat, Lori died right there. Theressa was in shock, fixed Lori’s hair and face as good as she cod, believe egg bing Lori was still alive, she walked miles and miles until she got to a house and knocked on the door, asking to use her phone, the lady who lived there invited her in and asked her big her friend was going to come in as we… Theressa was alone… She believes to this day that it was Lori who was with her. Theressa herself told me what happened, both she and Lori were great friends of mine and I miss Lori to this day. I wish I could trade spots with her because the world is at a loss without her in it, short if an angel. God is lucky to have her and I can’t wait to join her one day…

  9. I went there are a tough guy with some friends. As soon as we walked through the gate it got cold and felt like we were being watched. We walked around for a few minutes and looked down the 13 stairs. As we started to walk down a bright light above us came on and a women’s voice told us to leave. We walked, almost ran back to our car. As we took off my car accelerated without me touching the gas pedal. We were heading to the corner when I turned off the key before we wrecked in the corner. There are evil spirits there.

  10. Interestingly enough, I’ve had more paranormal occurrences at the relatively nearby Duvall Cemetery…but, the only time I ever caught an apparition on video (super 8) was on the way back down the path from the cemetery to Paradise Lake Road. (Which is the best way to access the cemetery without alarming the homeowners nearby (the cemetery is on private property).

  11. We used to go there in the early 80’s. I was from Redmond but had friends in Woodinville.
    I didn’t make all the stairs…turned around to run up and everything went black. I walked kinda hunched over feeling my way. My friend turned his headlights cuz I guess I was screaming.
    Other times I saw a woman down in the lower part. Would not go now.
    Ignore rumours about the locals that settled there.
    It’s disrespectful.

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