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Maltby, Washington

This cemetery is said to have been built by a Satanic family so that they might have an eternal resting place. In the middle of the cemetery, there are thirteen steps that lead to nowhere. Called the thirteen steps to hell, it is said that once a person walks downs these stairs, they perish instantly. Others, who have barely made it out alive, have reported seeing their spirit in hell at the bottom of the steps. It is reported that one man ran across the cemetery and was scared so badly, that he was never seen again.

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JoAnne says:

September 24, 2005, 3:14 am

What is the address Please

JoAnne says:

September 24, 2005, 3:15 am

What is address to the thirteen steps to hell?

T.j. Wright President P.R.S. says:

September 30, 2005, 4:34 am

Tried to find this cemetery several time got directions off the internet but haven’t found it i don’t know how to explain it but oh well i own P.R.S. Paranormal Research Services. Anybody know where it is please email me so i can start an investigation thank you…

mandalynn says:

October 3, 2005, 9:34 pm

The cemetary is supposed to be there, only it’s gated off or something so you can’t go anywher near it.

Randy Geiger says:

October 14, 2005, 11:43 am

The Maltby Cemetery is nothing but the origional plots reserved for the homestead families who settled the paradise valley late in the 1800′s. Living in the valley, i have met and become friends of several decendants and family members of these families. This small, obscure site has been the place for high schoolers to party and hang out in for years … you can go back years, duval and woodinville high school grads all have stories from there. Over the years, land has been sold off and people like myself have developed the valley. the cemetery is now surrounded by private property and there is no public access. the stories of hauntings and such are mearly that …. stories

Alyssa Tag says:

October 23, 2005, 3:16 pm

I went yesterday with my friends and the 13 steps is actually a grave of someone. There not exactly steps but theyre still scary. We found it becasue it doesnt have a sign or anything. There is a trail along the road leading to it.

reverend rotten says:

October 31, 2005, 5:36 am

Location of cemetary is as follows.
Lat: 47° 46′ 33″N, 122° 04′ 46″W
T26N R6E Sec 6
From Maltby head southeast on Paradise Lake Road for about 1.5 miles, turning south onto Paradise Valley Road for another mile. The cemetery will be just after you cross the county line from Snohomish County into King County.
This old cemetery is often called the Paradise Valley Cemetery.
The cemetery is now on private property, not open to the public, situated on a three terraced hillside which is very difficult to get to. One needs to have permission to visit it.

Marston says:

December 13, 2005, 12:30 pm

I have been to the Maltby Cemetary several times, i grew up in Bothell, you have to take a trail at the side of the road, its spooky at night, and every time i’ve ever gone up there, there is an old Chevy truck with one headlight out and no tailgate that just drives up and down the road near the trailhead, (been there probobly 10 times over 2 years) its spooky and all, but no 13 steps, but there is a big broken up slab of concrete on the ground that seems to serve no purpose, but i’ve heard that the steps were bulldozed in the early 90′s to keep kids from coming and messing up the gravestones (which were getting vandalized) i believe the last person to be buried there was in 1999 that i saw, and it was a husband and wife, but the wife was yet to be burried, just had her birth year on it… and if i remember right, there were a lot of kids, like people under 20 burried there, definately creepy, but never found the steps. (maybe if you bring a shovel) but be careful, the guy who owns the place chased us out with a shovel once…

Gabriel says:

December 15, 2005, 6:01 pm

Is it just me or is it that America has got around 10 times as munch ”horror” spots located than the rest of the

Chelsea says:

January 16, 2006, 12:02 am

I live in Woodinville, WA which is very close to this cemetery. I have never been there but I have definatly heard of it. I’ve heard of the 13 steps and some of my friends have been there and said there were steps. Though I can’t be sure because i have never been there. My friends have also said that there is no roads leading to it. Hope you find it.

Robert says:

January 23, 2006, 8:54 pm

I have been there many many times there is LOTS of weird stuff that goes on there

shawn mac fawn says:

January 28, 2006, 8:07 pm

Ben there many times first time houses were just being built, might have benn something there but not no more. A friends pastor lives, or used to live in the house 100 feet from the cemetery, he says kids party and trash the place, and he cleans it up. So big waste of time looking into it.

sara mitchell says:

February 21, 2006, 7:00 pm

this sounds almost to scary to be true

amber says:

March 2, 2006, 5:54 am

It’s so fun to be scared! All cemeteries have stories and are spooky. I’ve lived in Washington all my life. I grew up on these stories and even planed vacations just to see local haunted hot spots. The truth is the Maltby Cemetary doesn’t have any stairs, its just a hill (or slope). It’s quiet and a little dark, still very pretty. Yes ghost hunting is lots -o- fun but it’s rude to invade on people just because of a story. I don’t think I’d want a bunch of drunk kids running around in my back yard every night. So be kind, tell the stories but don’t be a dumb *** and believe them. Just a question to those who live there, why would people want to surround the little cemetery with houses? it’s fun to visit and play around but why would you want a creepy thing like that in your backyard? Stories or not.

Donna says:

March 2, 2006, 8:50 am

Hey! Creepy story. I live in England and our ghost stories are definatly not a good as these. People over here dont have the guts to vist them either, like you brave people. How come though the places always get shut off to the public? None of the graveyards over here are shut. I’m guessing though ours are not as big as yours and they dont attract as much attention. If people dont damage what’s there, i cant see the problem. It’s natural for people to be curious about the place, especially after reading stories like these. When i’m burried i wont mind people walking across my grave, in search of a spooky story. In fact i might even give them a helping hand!

Brittany says:

March 2, 2006, 1:24 pm

Me and three of my guy frieds (including my boyfriend) wanted to go ghost hunting one night….so after searching for this place for 3 hours…w.e finally realized we had to go through this trail off the side of the road. It was kinda creepy (maybe cuz it was so dark) …we then realized we were in someones backyeard…but the graveyard was just to the left of us…so we snuck over there and walked around. Never saw anything or heard anything. I believe the stories of the grave markers changing to larger headstones though because we walked up and down the row a couple times and I kept asking myself…”what the heck…is this what i just saw?” I think the idea of getting caught and all the adrenaline of the whole night scared us more than anything else. We never saw anything out of the ordinary (aside from the gravestones possibly changing)….I think we found the “13 steps” athough to me it just look like broken slaps of rock…but they led down the hill to what looked like could have been a crypt. It was barracaded off with wood and slaps of rock and i yelled at the boys for trying to break it open. The part that scared me the most though, was trying to get back. We got lost and walked around the seemingless never-ending woods, aimlessly for 3 1/2 hours before finally making it to the road…3 miles away from where we had parked!! Creepy, huh!

Ginny says:

March 12, 2006, 3:53 pm

So where in the cemetery are the “Steps”? I’d like to go, but I dont want to spend 3 hours looking for them.

Brian Shane Kelsey says:

March 19, 2006, 7:20 am

Went to the “13 steps to hell” and we lost a lot of great men out there. People keep talking about not being able to find the **** steps and if they can’t find them then the are damn retarted. They are right in the middle of the cemetary. You go past the second big tree on your left side then go 7 paces east and turn south. Go to the end of the cemetary and go 4 paces east turn 75 degrees northwest eastern then go 43.5 degrees southeast. if you go 44 you won’t see them. we are being very particular because we need to be. the grave keeper will then ask you for the password and you tell him “satan is my ***** lover.” you must say this 3 times then turn around and stick out your tongue and blink twice. then grab your ankles and drop your pants. the stairs will then appear. now stick your thumb up your butt and your good to go. you are now officially in hell! enjoy.

cato says:

April 1, 2006, 12:38 am

maltby is real believe me i’ve been and its no joke to get the full effects go to a plot with the name lloyd.good luck

autumn says:

April 5, 2006, 8:24 pm

if u guys would think there is no cemetry and no 13 steps t hell i have directions and i went were exzacly that spot said its not REAL

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