York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News columnist Mike Argento has written several times about the popular and persisting York County urban legend which places the Seven Gates of Hell on Toad Road in Hellam Township. The recent release of the 2012 independent film ‘Toad Road’ on DVD gave him another opportunity. Background: Seven Gates of Hell, Part III: A history mystery of mythical proportions.
It’s a case of an old urban legend taking on some form of reality.
We’re talking about the myth of the Seven Gates of Hell, a mythical place in Hellam Township. So if you pass through the seventh gate, the story goes, you go straight to hell.
The purported spot became a party place over the years, causing residents out there to have no tolerance for trespassers. (See another Argento piece – Backyard ‘Hell’ not fun for residents – to learn about that.)
Back to some reality behind the myth. Continue reading