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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). Itâ??s quiet and a little dark, still very pretty. Yes ghost hunting is lots -o- fun but itâ??s rude to invade on people just because of a story. I donâ??t think Iâ??d want a bunch of drunk kids running around in my back yard every night. So be kind, tell the stories but donâ??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? itâ??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

Josey Klein says:

April 24, 2006, 7:01 am

I live in WA, maltby is about ten minutes away from my house. the path off the side of the road is true, me and my buddys wanted to check it out to see if the ghost stories were true, so we drove halfway to Woodinville on paradise lake road parked across from the first gas station on the left and walked a little up the road to a path that is baracaded. we came to a little area that was open and full of dead scary looking trees and a little further up the path you could see a hill that leads up into pure darkness, we walked a little more and it started getting really cold and breezy and the surroundings started looking creepy and unearthly. . the 13 steps to hell are real and exist in the Everett cemetary along Ruker Ave. later the same night we tryed the Maltby cemetery we went to everett. The cemetery in Everett is huge, the biggest cemetary I have been in so far. The atmosphere there was very peacful..and haunted at the same time. We all saw and heard strange things there that night. Footprints trailing behind you in the grass where nobody is walking, a windchime in a tree that is moving while there is no wind and leaves are still, and whispers. There is a toom where the entire Ruker family is and my friends came up to it and noticed a lock on the wooden double door entrance, a padlock…both doors locked shut. We sat on the steps of the toom and talked for awhile, when we got up the lock was gone and the left door was open inward, which scared the living sh** out of we walked away from the toom, then we decided to look for the 13 Steps to Hell so we walked around for a good while all over the cemetary, we finally saw some stairs on the right side of us right by the last line of plots right by the fence and highway..when I walked up to the steps, I counted 13..they are the creepiest set of stairs I have ever seen so I stood on the bottom step and looked up and the hill they are on seemed to never end. We circled around and walked to the top of the steps and looked down but none of us would get near them. The steps are there…not dozed down…not at the maltby cemetary…both cemetarys are haunted and there are many storys about them both, Ive been in one and the other scared me away before I even got to it.


John says:

April 24, 2006, 8:27 pm

I’ve been to the cemetery. In 1982, before the developement, I walked down the steps. They are in front of a grave marker that says, “Order of Pendo” at the bottom of it. The headstone is huge, you can’t miss it. Anyways, when I walked down the thirteen steps, I saw fire, and when I turned around I saw the steps going up into blackness. I ran up the steps and everything was okay. I ran out of the cemetery, got into my Ford, and drove away as fast as I could. At first my car wouldn’t start.

Brenda Cantwell says:

April 25, 2006, 8:28 pm

I’ve been to Malty Cemetary several times over the years. Before the development, it was scary. It was hard to find then. One night it was dark and we were trying to find it and our car decided to act up. The headlights flashed and our windshield wipers stopped working. That would happen every time we drove past the cemetary. There was a man who would scare us away and chase you with a shovel. I also saw the steps and the broken slab of concrete. After the development we had to sneak past the homes there to get to the cemetary and the people who live there don’t like visitors. It is still very scary.

Brenda Cantwell says:

April 25, 2006, 8:31 pm

I’ve been to MALTBY Cemetary several times over the years. Before the development, it was scary. It was hard to find then. One night it was dark and we were trying to find it and our car decided to act up. The headlights flashed and our windshield wipers stopped working. That would happen every time we drove past the cemetary. There was a man who would scare us away and chase you with a shovel. I also saw the steps and the broken slab of concrete. After the development we had to sneak past the homes there to get to the cemetary and the people who live there don’t like visitors. It is still very scary.

Jerry says:

May 4, 2006, 4:44 pm

I used to live in Woodinville, which is the neighboring town. My 5th grade girlfriend’s family owned the cemetery and all the land surrounding Paradise lake. I lost contact with her for many years, and by the time I finally got in touch with her again I had been there a couple times. I got yelled at once for being there. The cemetery has been heavily vandalized over the years. I once wrote a story about it for a local newspaper halloween story contest. There was one man who wrote a letter to the newspaper saying that vandalism had increased after my story was published. Laughable, but when I went there afterwards I was ashamed of the state of things. Beer bottles were scattered around the graves, and a couple of the headstones had been broken. Not that I think my story lead to this, but I had no idea about the extent of the vandalism that occured there over the years, even when I wrote the story (I wrote it before I had been there). There is a slab on the groud that is cracked in half, and “hell” with an arrow pointing to the crack is etched into the slab. Now there are houses right within sight of the cemetery. The closest is owned by a man that has family buried there, and he will not give permission for anyone to enter. When I was a member of a local ghost hunting society a documentry crew tried filming there but were turned away by the owner. When I finally got in touch with my friend she told me that her family had sold the land back to the county, and they sold it to the current owner. She said that she still visits there often since most of her family is buried there. It is tempting to enter without permission, but now I think it is important to respect the owner’s wishes. I can say from being there that there is definitely something creepy about it. I went there with a group of friends late at night, and after being scared away by strange mists and sounds we left. That same night I was confronted by something I cannot explain accurately. It was a tall, cloud-like figure, and it just floated right in front of me as I was standing outside. I stared at it for what seemed like hours, too frightened to move, and then eventually ran back into the house. When my friends went outside to investigate it was gone. I have not been back since.

Drew Thomas says:

May 11, 2006, 4:20 am

Wow, I have visited just about every cemetery here in Washinton and this is by far and away the most haunted one yet! I vaguely heard the rumor about a woman killing her daughter, but when I went to the cemetery I wasn’t expecting much. I walked through the two posts at the entrance of the cemetery where I found the first set of headstones that I observed closely. Nothing seemed that strange to me at first but I found a silver necklace laying next to one of the ever so talked about doolittle headstones. I left and did some research at home and found that the rumor is that Josephine Doolittle outlashed in a fit of rage at her Daughter Leonora and tried to strangle her to death with a necklace! This is unreal and unfathomable. I went back to find the necklace during the daylight and there was no evidence of it. Creepy.

Jenny says:

May 11, 2006, 4:28 am

Visited the cemetery and the rumor about the car dying is so true. It happened to me right before we parked and as we were leaving also! I swear I also heard wispering in the trees and footsteps as if someone was following us on our way back down the trail. Pretty hard to find but worth the visit for a scare…..

Karen says:

May 16, 2006, 8:21 pm

Ummm… I have lived down the street from the cemetary all my life. THere is no 13 steps to hell and it is just some old graves. Believe me, I used to play hide and seek with my friends there. It is nothing, so don’t go looking for it, the neighbors get upset when people trespass!

James says:

May 19, 2006, 8:08 am

I grew up in the area between Maltby and neighboring Woodinville, and was able to visit the graveyard a couple times. The first time was a late night venture with some friends, and nothing out of the ordinary happened, but I did walk down the steps. I definatley felt a heavy air around the place, and I was shocked when I touched the car door before leaving. I will definatley say that we treated the place with respect, especially since my family lives in the area, and I have a fondness for history.
A few years later, I drove through the neighborhood with my sister, pointing the area out, and we were stared down by a man in a nearby home. This man however was not the owner of the property, but a co-worker or friend of a TV/Movie star who had purchased a house nearby. They probably thought we were there to spy on them (paparazzi more like it), but I mention this because the area is deemed extremley private (I know of this because I was friends with the previous owner’s son). This celebrity sold the house a few years ago, and has since moved on.
There are also surrounding areas that seem to have stories behind them, once being an area called “Black Lake”, where a human sacrifice supposedly took place (a story I heard from several people living in the area).
Regardless, the Maltby Cemetary should be considered a place of rest for those passed on rather than a tourist attraction, but there is definatley an odd energy around the area (I’d love to go back with a energy meter, or heat sensitive camera, but I don’t want to get arrested for tresspassing and disturbing the peace).

Sean says:

May 26, 2006, 8:23 pm

A few of my friends went to the Cemetary in 1995. We had to park down the the street and walk through the yards of some private homes. We found the place where the steps were supposed to be. It was a little off to the side in the woods. That was creepy as the forest has taken over some of the gravesites. It truly looked like someone had just dumped buckets of cement in the woods to create this mound. It was covered in grafitti. I remember a gravestone of an infant upturned next to this too. The “13” steps I heard, and could see from this area aren’t really to hell. Apparently there was a house out there that was demolished leaving a foundation. However the stairs to the basement were still there..which I’m sure were creepy seeing “stairs” in a cemetary, and this is how the myth started. No Ghosts..nothing. However lots of drunk high-schoolers and not long after came the Police who chased us.

John says:

May 27, 2006, 9:37 pm

There are ghosts, I’ve checked the records of asylums in the area, and there is a record of a man who went insane at a cemetery in Maltby, Washington.

Jarron says:

June 8, 2006, 1:00 am

The cemetary is on private property which is why lots of people don’t actually go through with visiting the cemetary because they get spooked. You can either go into the housing development to park and sneak past the house since the cemetary is in it’s yard though probaby 50-75 yards away from it (rough estimate as I didn’t tape measure it). They have motion lights so be careful not to be too obvious you are going to the cemetary. You can also park out on the main road at the trailhead and then hike up to the cemetary which is what we did.

When we were there it was after midnight and quite dark as the moon wasn’t out. The first wierd thing was that one branch of the tree as you first come into the opening from the trail, and only one branch, starting blowing in the ‘wind’ despite the fact there was no wind. The other very strange thing was that one headstone appeared to be glowing in a somewhat greenish color and from the direction it faced there was absolutely no light anywhere. The moon wasn’t out and there were no lights hitting it from anywhere else as it was pitch black. It was quite strange and that along with the possibility of being caught kind of spooked us and we took off. There was a previous post that really said it best, saying there was an “odd energy” there. It is definitely weird stuff though we didn’t see any of the images of the mother or kids like some have reported.

We didn’t ever see any steps and weren’t expecting to. There were some slabs of concrete but nothing resembling former steps. We were never followed on the main road like some in the past have reported and we never saw a pickup truck like numerous people still report. It is definitly worth a look again sometime. I imagine each trip would be a fairly unique experience. Go after midnight for the least likely chance of being seen/caught.

Cathi says:

June 19, 2006, 6:17 pm

I first went to Maltby cemetary in 1976, long before the housing development. My first trip there was during the day, and at that time I noted (on paper) some of the grave stones and the locations of different objects in the cemetary. A few days later I went there at night fall, and as I drove up the dirt rode to the cemetary, it became very foggy. (It had been a beautiful summer day and not a cloud in site.) The first thing I noticed that seemed out of place was the set of boulders at the top of the entrance on the left side. They appeared further away from the driveway. Since there were no lights up there it was very dark, a flashlight helped a little, as I took out the map I had made on the first visit, I noticed that the gravestone of a little girl about 4 yrs old was no longer in the first row of stones nearest the parking area. I walked that entire row 3 times. As I walked around the area for a while I noticed that a lot of the stones seemed in different places. I became a little spooked and decided that I would come back during the day and look again. As I started to walk back to my car, I felt as though there were eyes on me from all around the woods. I had trouble starting the car, and when I did finally get it started I was glad to leave. My next trip was the following day, this time the little girls grave had been replaced with an older mans stone and I found the little girls stone down 3 rows and over about 10 sites!!!! On another occasion when a group of 4 of us went there at night, (again foggy as you approched the cemetary), it had a very creepy feeling, like we were being watched. As I parked this time I made sure the car was heading back down the rode. I shut the car off and we just sat and listened to the silence. I didn’t feel comfortable getting out, after about 10 minutes, we heard something about 5 feet from the back of the car, (as I drove in and turned around I was able to see the entire parking lot and it was empty)I quickly rolled up my window and lock the door. Just as I did a man in a black hooded cloak knocked on the window. I rolled down the window about 2 inches and the man asked for paper, not sure where he can from and thinking he meant rolling papers, I told him we didn’t have any, and as I started to roll up the window someone hit the back of the car, and we heard people starting to chant, and he said he needed paper to start a fire. As I looked in my mirror I could see a strange glow (I don’t know from what) and a bonfire about 5 feet high not yet lit. I tried to start the car and it wouldn’t start. The chanting started to get louder and we could hear people starting to what appeared to be shovels on the ground. Finally the car started and we were able to leave. This was the last time I was at the cemetary for a number of years. I will tell the rest of the story in a few days

Alexandria Williams says:

June 29, 2006, 7:55 pm

some friends and i went to the 13 steps just the other night and had no luck finding the steps or even the cemetery. we are planning on going again but with someone who has been there before. we also had some troubles with a cars turning off the lights and getting it to turn off. also there was a random wondering man walking down the side of the road by the old toyota (i believe) that was parked on the side of the road. totally a scary place to visit..even the drive there was rahter freaky.

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Tom says:

July 20, 2006, 1:23 pm

Cold death to all of you that disturb the dead at night i hope the home owners come out with a 12 gauge and blow your heads off (now thats the real spook) hell if i owned property nearby i wouldnt mined posting “tresspassers will be shot and survivors will be shot again” signs.

It’s just an old cemetery
It’s NOT haunted

My basement is more scary at night…

Bootycallplease says:

July 20, 2006, 1:26 pm

My dog took a piss on one of the tombstones and it had urinary problems the next day!!! omfg that was scary omg im sooo scared i will nevr come back there again

Caitie says:

July 23, 2006, 11:23 pm

I had a friend who went to the maltby cemetery because she used to live up there. The steps are actually just a hill, and she said she walked about 6 paces down and got scared. Her friend tried next, got further, ran back up the hill in tears. I think I’m going up there next weekend, but anyone who is interested in spooky cemeteries should try the black diamond cemetery, just outside of Auburn. I went up there with a group of friends one night and heard whistling, which I later found out was a sign of ghosts.

Brittany says:

July 23, 2006, 11:32 pm

I have been to the Maltby cemetary a couple of times before and it is really creepy. The 13 steps to hell is now filled in with concrete. Around the area by the steps there are gravestones all with little children. I went with three friends and nothing happened until two of us decided to scare the other two girls. We were at the bottom of the trail in the bushes and we heard giggling and whispering. We actually heard footsteps coming down the trail. So, we jumped out to scare them and they weren’t even there. Then we heard screaming and they came running down the trail. We just jumped into the car and took off. The scary thing is…there is always fog in Maltby even in the summertime.

Brittany says:

July 23, 2006, 11:33 pm

I have been to the Maltby cemetary a couple of times before and it is really creepy. The 13 steps to hell is now filled in with concrete. Around the area by the steps there are gravestones all with little children. I went with three friends and nothing happened until two of us decided to scare the other two girls. We were at the bottom of the trail in the bushes and we heard giggling and whispering. We actually heard footsteps coming down the trail. So, we jumped out to scare them and they weren’t even there. Then we heard screaming and they came running down the trail. We just jumped into the car and took off. The weird thing is whenever we drove there the song “Highway to Hell” would come on the radio.

mustafa says:

July 24, 2006, 3:03 am

i went there tonight with 9 friends 10 of us total we got lost so i think we went to the wrong trail we walked the whole way up and got to a house we went to the left and only saw 3 graves… we were pissed off and called it a night

if you have accurate directions to this cemetery please please e-mail to me at

thank you

Sofa King Wee Todd did says:

July 24, 2006, 4:28 pm

We got to paradise road we drove down the street and found a small gravel parking on the side of the road and the trail was right in front of us. So all 10 of us got together took out our flashlights and walked up the trail it was like right beside the road we got about half way up then the trail forked so we took a left and kept going there is alot of fallen trees in the trail so at night its hard to see them.The trail ends in someones backyard there lights were on and so the directions said the cemetery was on the left side we were first a bit confused and too scared the owner of the house would come out so all of us just stayed low then at last we saw the 2 metal pillars we made a run for it (kinda hard with 10 ppl) we go straight left and saw 5 graves so were like is this it?.We took pictures and looked at the tombstones by now its about 11:20pm. So we just figured we went to the wrong cemetery and we headed back down the trail. We still don’t know if we ever went to Maltby cemetery i remeber a tombstone saying fredrick cooper thats all i remeber if that grave sounds familiar please tell me was it the right cemetery or not?

e-mail: thanks

Nate says:

July 25, 2006, 7:06 pm

Sorry, I can’t believe this story, that sounds like SHlT! But you may email me at so I can try this out next time if it is true

Jess the Mess says:

July 26, 2006, 10:43 pm

Oh my God!! Last night my friends and I (4 total) all went to the Maltby Cemetery, and I’ll be honest… We were hammered!
We found this large slab of stone, and thankfully I was smart enough to bring my dad’s pick-axe. We lifted it and what did you know??? 13 dirty steps that lead to nowhere. I was getting this weird sensation in my stomache from being soo scared!
I dared my girlfriend to go walk down there, and promised that if she did I would buy her the new Jewel CD.
She walked down… claiming she wasn’t scared!!!
And guess what??? The stone fell back on top of the hole and I heard her scream (faintly)
I pryed up the stone again. This time it took all 3 of us, who worried spitless!
———–SHE WAS GONE————-
I crapped my pants in fear, and ran away along with my friends.
Now, I have no girlfriend….which sucks… cause she was pretty cool….and REALLY hot…Like SUPER hot!!

All I can say is: Don’t go there to make the spirits mad… because spirits are stronger than any human could possibly imagine!!

dane says:

July 28, 2006, 3:21 am

ok guys, i live next door to the cemetery. It’s kinda creepy, but thats about it…the concrete slab covers a grave, all the others also have slabs, but this is the only one that has had all the dirt washed away, or somebody dug it up. by the way, the guy who owns the place isnt a nice guy. going in the day isnt any more dangerous than in the night, there’s so much foliage, its hard to be seen

Kathy says:

July 30, 2006, 11:29 am

My sister and some of her friends went to the Maltby Cemetary back in the 70’s ( high school days ) and they came back with some pretty interesting stories. But thats all they are….stories. There are a few old time cemetaries in the state, we have one here in Puyallup where the Puyallup Valley settlers are buried. Your mind can play tricks on you and if your in a cemetary, well you can see where Im goin with this. Its a shame that folks have desicrated those graves…If that was my great grandfathers grave Id chase you out too. But, in reality, you cannot LEGALLY enter the Maltby Cemetary unless you can prove you know someone that is buried there, or you are with someone that knows someone thats buried there. One more thought before I let you go..Personally, Ive never been to the Maltby Cemetary. Its old, run down, and has been destroyed over and over again by people looking for a ” thrill.”
Its a REAL SHAME people would do that to a place of final rest, it really is. Tall tales lead to taller tales that lead to the obserd…That can lead to jail time. Maybe we should go knock on the owners door and offer to clean up the cemetary and help maintain it for those that rest there for all eternity.

riverratt says:

August 7, 2006, 9:50 pm

In 1978, the Journal American newspaper published a story about a haunted house in Duvall. I kept that artical for years. Then in the summer of 1983, my friend and I made up a story to call and make a visitation to the house. (We were suppose to be doing a high school ed piece in advance for Halloween). The owners at the time had told us that the sprit sends notes by dropping a small piece of paper directly on top of the dining room table. I don’t recall as the notes said anything specific like “Get Out” or “My name is so-n-so”. But it was an interesting interview to understand how they were not frightened of a spirit identity in their mist. I was up in the area last year for the first time in 21 years. Natually I’d thought I’d never forget where they lived. But I did and so ended my journey back in the day when I wanted to really be a ghost investigator long before “Ghostbusters” came out in the movie theater.

Doolittle says:

August 14, 2006, 11:11 pm

Maltby cemtery is a great palce to visit getting there is fun there are no 13 steps to hell. If you dont wana get caught the best time to go is 11pm+ anywhere around that time everyone in that area is asleep. The freakist things there thats happnd to me was when i put my cellphone on record and held it up to one of the tombstone. When i listend to the recording i hear a faint “help me” i was scared shitless to be honest.

Patty says:

August 15, 2006, 6:43 pm

I have never been to this graveyard, but I recall stories from this graveyard when I was a teenager in the 70’s. I grew up around 10 miles from there and I remember one of my friends telling me about this place. Then a few years later my step-mom was telling me about this place her and my dad went to. It was around August in the mid 70’s. Her and my dad said they were driving down this old road and decided to park and go blackberry picking. They found this trail and started walking down it and found this graveyard. They were reading the grave sites which were very old. She said it was extrememely hot that day and the son was shining, but when they got to the graveyard, it got very dark, cold and breezy and a strange fog came in. They heard strange noises and decided to leave because they both were getting pretty creeped out. They said when they got to the road where the car was, they had a hard time starting it. This is so strange, because I’m reading that other people had the same thing. Years later, I asked her where this was and she said it was some graveyard in the woods by Woodinville. That had to be the graveyard that they found. Now these are my parents that didn’t believe in ghosts. They were born in the 40’s. This is really strange.

April says:

August 25, 2006, 3:34 am

That is stupid…the only way to get to hell is when you die and God chooses to send you there!!!

April says:

August 25, 2006, 1:05 pm


sean, friend of the doolittles' says:

August 26, 2006, 4:30 am

I have actual first hand knowledge of the Doolittle family, and they are far from the satanic cult members so many believe. The doolittle family homesteded the paradise lake area, and the land surrounding it. they were some of the fist settlers of the area, and it was only natural for a small family plot to be built. I know this because, one my dads friend was Hank Doolittle, a man who had grown up on the land, however was not burried there. Secondly my aunt, not by blood, was Joan Doolittle and, to the best of my knowledge is burried there, or maybe in the new family plot. In any case, the “Maltby Cemetary” or really the old Doolittle plot is a place of final rest for many family members. I think it is not right to just waltz into the site because it is disrespecting everyone in there when the place is not treated right, esp. now that someone else owns it. The Doolittles still live almost right across the street and I am sure they feel the same way. Remember imagination can make the body feel crazy things. It is just burried bones. A crypt was once on the site, but no long exists. Its just too bad people had to ruin the site for everyone. The Doolittles are good people, treat them with some respect. there is nothing up there but tattered old sites. please respect their wishes. dont go.

warren says:

September 14, 2006, 3:42 pm

I went the the 13 steps of hell with a couple of my frineds last night…there are several ways to get to the cemetery. the first one is to drive right up to the house that it is behind and try and make it down the drive way without the motion lights coming on or the old man that lives in coming out or calling the police..the next way is to go around up the back way through a 1/4 mile woods walk. We started walking with flashlights took a left at the fork and came to a large bush we stepped over it we could see the house and the 35 stones. we were also with another group that we didn’t know. they showed up just as we were starting to walk up the path. While we were at the cemetery with them watching there sensors move from 0.00 to 1 than 2 than 4 and to 5, all of the people that had flashlights with sensors soon found themselves in the dark. flashlights just started going off…you could see your breath as well. My friends and i never made it to the thirteen steps because of the old man that called the police. However i feel that that cemetery is haunted and i will go find the thirteen steps.

Allison says:

September 15, 2006, 2:47 pm

I have been to the cemetery a few times. This time we went at about 10:30pm on a wed. night. I have yet to see the 13 steps, but I have heard the Hounds. They are known as the “hounds of hell” and they Howl like no dog I have heard before. They started as soon as we walked through the first metal gate walking into the woods and continued to get louder the closer we got to the cemetery. Once we were in they stopped. WE were in complete silence. I must say that I find the woods on the path up there to be more haunted than the acually cemetery. As we walked I began to hear walking next to me, on the side where the revine drop off is in your left. But it/what was walking at the same pace and level I was. Midway up I started to hear the voices. None of which I could make out into a comlpete sentance, it sounded like 10 people wispering to me at once. That was the most unbearable part, For the life of me I couldn’t make out what they were tring to say. The voices only came when I was in the woods, but as soon as I was in the clearing the stopped. But as we were leaving the second I stepped over the brush out of the clearing they started again. Once in the cemetery we walked around. I saw two things while i was in there. One: when I was on the top level I look down to the third and saw a green light, like somone was walking with a lantern. It swung like someone was holding it but it didn’t light up anything around it. I saw this green haze a few more times that night in different areas of the cemetery. Two: As we were checking the names on the headstones I looked up to see a figure, it was a shadow of what looked to be a person standing no more than four feet tall. I watched it for a minute just to make sure my eyes were not playing tricks on me. It took a step, I turned a away to grab my friend but when I looked back up it was gone. We decided it was time to leave, and the wooded path out seemed like our only option(I was not going to walk by the house). We began to walk, just as we passed the large fallen tree that you have to step over I was pushed, and really pushed hard. The right side of my body fell completely over like someone pulled back on my left side and shoved me on my right. When we hot home we checked out my shoulder. It was bright red and freezing to the touch. It stayed that way for about three hours after we got home. That is one of my experiences that I had. I was there with three more people who also had experiences of their own, but I will let them tell there story.

A word to the wise….
*The owner’s of the house will prosicute so be careful.

*I suggest waring dark clothes and sneekers. It makes you less visable and makes the walk through the wood easier.

*Try not to use a flashlight, in the cemetery or the walk up. You don’t want to draw attention to yourself.

*If you have it bring a camera(night vision), and hand held audio, It has been my experience that what you might not see when you are up there may come up on whatever footage you took.

*Try not to go with any more than four people. It just makes things easier.

rick says:

September 21, 2006, 10:22 am

why is april so angry?

V says:

September 23, 2006, 1:46 pm

I have been up to the cemetary many times in the last few years. Some very weird stuff has happened. The worst expirience that I had is that I was there with a group of people. We were walking around in the cemetary and I thought someone said my first name. I turned around and no one was there. (the weird thing is.. that I go by my middle name for many reasons. NO ONE in my group of friends know my real first name.. and thats what I heard.) About a minute later…. I heard one of the say my name and I looked over. They had a flashlight pointing to the grave and I walked over and there it was. It was a tomb with my name on it. I freaked out and people asked why… I told them what my real name was and they didnt beleive me.. I had to pull out my WA ID so they would believe me. Right after that we left. As soon as we were leaving I felt like someone yanked on my necklace.. I felt it coming off and grabbed it before It went down my shirt. I freaked again and we ran down the trail to the car and left right away. When we were about a mile away. I looked at my necklace and It was fine. The claspe was together. It wasnt broken. I DID NOT put it together and the chain is not long enough to pull of my head. So how did it fall off? I had never heard the story about the mother killing choking her daughter with the necklace until now. I really felt someone pull the necklace. And the thing about my name being said and it being on the grave.. my first name is not a typical name. No one there knew it… and we all saw the grave. I was actually gutsy enuf to go back a later day with the same people and the grave was gone. We have had MANY things happen to us there. BUT BY FAR.. this was the worst. I dont plan on ever going back.

rachel says:

September 23, 2006, 7:34 pm

I just went to the cemetery last night did not see it though. I did however see the car and truck off to the right side of the hill coming down the tail the car has a tree growing though it. It seems impossible that those cars could get in that position!!! anyone knoe the story???

Frank Doolittle says:

September 25, 2006, 3:06 pm

Dear Dumbasses (comment number 64),

Dumbasses, you’re a real idiot. Why would anyone want to disturb the dead? I have family in that cemetery, and because of vandals like you, we had to get the family crypt bulldozed! My great-great grandfather, Lee Doolittle, was in that crypt and now his grave is unmarked! The man who lives in the house behind the cemetery is a distant relative of mine, and also a descendant of Lee Doolittle. I WILL find out who you are, and I WILL contact the law on this. As for peaceful visitors, thank you, and please stop anyone who tries to vandalize the cemetery. It’s been through enough pain.


Frank Doolittle


Frank Doolittle says:

September 28, 2006, 2:58 pm


I’m sorry. After a trip to the cemetery on the twenty sixth, the owner of the cemetery and I carefully examined everything. We have discovered that nothing was damaged at all. He says that he plans to put a fence up, or have the graves moved to Comet Lodge Cemetery, so another house can be built on where the cemetery was. Trespassing is still a crime though, but that’s alright. I trespass all the time. I am now talking with the webmaster of this site, and other sites, to have any information of this cemetery removed from the internet. Maybe that will lower the amount of trespassers.


Frank Doolittle


Misty says:

October 4, 2006, 1:08 pm

I am writing a paper on the way kids(and i use that term lightly because people my age act immature) disrespect and destroy cemetaries. I have been to several cemetaries over the past few months and it is just upseting the damage done by people who think its fun to get drunk and kick over headstones. With Holloween coming upon us there is no doubt the damage will increase. I am hoping to have the paper published in the seattle times before Halloween comes to close. If someone could let me know how to get there so that I can take pictures of any damage and perhaps talk to the family members I would appreciate it.

Misty says:

October 4, 2006, 1:10 pm

also please email me if you have any comments you may like to add.

Frank Doolittle says:

October 6, 2006, 2:56 pm


There was no vandalism or signs of recent vandalism in the cemetery. Does the cemetery interest you? I would try contacting the Maltby town coucil. They are pretty informative.


Frank Doolittle


Angel says:

October 7, 2006, 6:51 pm

For those of u how been their where the f*ck is it?

Destiny says:

October 9, 2006, 12:21 pm

wow i didnt knoe there was a story to it were going on halloween it oped somebody said its in issaquah and its open 2 day before halloween i wanted to go to something really scary this year besides kube93 haunted house if u have more info on where it is email please a

Frank Doolittle says:

October 11, 2006, 8:42 pm


What do you mean?


Frank Doolittle


Dumbasses says:

October 12, 2006, 11:36 am


When you asked me if the cemetery interested me and for me to contact the Maltby city council




Frank Doolittle says:

October 12, 2006, 3:11 pm

No, it was no joke. Why do you think it was a joke?

Nate says:

October 13, 2006, 1:44 am

We went out to Maltby cemetary tonight, but I have a few questions, and a story to share.

We took a right at the shell station, and continued on the road past Paradise Pet Lodge, etc

We saw a dirt road off to the left, so we took it.
About 50 feet up there was a sign that said “AREA UNDER 24 HOUR VIDEO SURVAILLACE”

we got out of the car, and began walking down this trail.
about 10 seconds down the trail, we hear these crazy *** hounds barking and howling.

we book it back to the car and leave…

first, were we in the right place
second, what the **** happened!!?!?

blah says:

October 13, 2006, 12:59 pm

There is a dog kennel about a mile from there.

Nate says:

October 13, 2006, 4:27 pm

yea mabye we freaked out over nothing…..

cassy says:

October 13, 2006, 5:38 pm

omg, how do people know about the cemetary?

Nate says:

October 14, 2006, 12:12 am

the glory of the internets

cassy ( sweetie) says:

October 14, 2006, 1:53 pm

i dont mean by that i mean niether mind i guess i was like really blonde or was i how do people know about the story when like no one lives? see no i wasnt blonde! so yeah! and i was talking about how the person put it on the internet how they know so nate or who ever you are i am not dumb!

Nate says:

October 15, 2006, 3:22 pm

i guess because some people saw the guy go insane, and then went home and posted it on the internet.

I really have no clue, but I do believe this place is seriously haunted.

if you want to talk to me on AIM, my SN is

Frank Doolittle says:

October 17, 2006, 3:08 pm

Yes, I have, and if you notice, there are members of the Davis Family in there. The Doolittles are closely related to the Davis’s, which is why there are both in the Maltby Cemetery. In my visit to Carnation Cemetery, I could not find the Davis graves, but am told that they are all in one family plot. The cemetery was started in 1906, yet two Davis graves are of 1904 and 1890. They apparently were moved from a Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Dumbasses says:

October 18, 2006, 3:59 pm


Kate says:

October 19, 2006, 5:14 pm

i’ve been up to that cemetary briefly when i was in high school. i’d like to go again and check it out, but i was a little freaked out and my friends wanted to leave. someday, i’ll go back. you have to hike up a hill to get there

Will says:

October 19, 2006, 10:10 pm

Frank(if it is indeed you, and not someone posing)-

Why hasn’t something been done to make this cemetery accessible to the pubic? There is obviously a lot of interest in it and if there were a proper way to visit it people would be able to fufill their curiosity without destroying it or having to break laws to visit it. Limit the access that the reckless idiots have and allow respectful people to experience this wonderful place. Building over it would be a shame, surely there is something you can do.

Simply censoring all information about the area and hoping the problem will go away (or erasing this piece of history all together) is the wrong way to go about it. Education and understanding is the way. The reason these website exist is because there is a hunger for information about the subject. Why not give people a true understanding of it?

Frank Doolittle says:

October 20, 2006, 2:45 pm

Will, I can guarantee that I am not posing. I am a descendant of Lee Doolittle. We are not going to build over the cemetery. I said that we were going to have the graves moved. I have attempted to have the cemetery fully restored and opened to the public, but the present owner also has family in the cemetery, and feels different. I agree with you, education is the way, but sometimes we cannot trust the people who disagree. It’s a historic place, it really is, but it is also sacred. Removing information from the internet is just a possibility. I do not plan to do so, but if vandalism goes to any further extreme, I will consider it be done.

Anne says:

October 30, 2006, 2:43 pm

I attended Leota Jr. High about 16 years ago, which is about 5-10 miles or so from Paradise Lake Rd. It was a “known” story among all students regarding the cemetery. Not many people had the courage to actually make it up there especially at night. However, everyone heard about the happenings after someone made the trip up. Now, I know that information does get stretched among kids. But, I have heard of horrible satanic rituals that did take place there at one time. At least many years ago. That kind of energy never leaves, no matter how much development occurs in the area. I would never go!

Jason says:

October 31, 2006, 10:48 am

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy halloween… and if you head up to Maltby for a few frights, be careful about it. Also don’t litter or vandalize. Maltby has a history, and continuing generations should be able to have the rights to go up there to get scared sh*tless!

Seen It! says:

October 31, 2006, 2:11 pm

I grew up in Monroe, which is only a couple miles from Maltby, and I will convey my experience with the 13 steps as they happened to me. Two friends of mine and I had heard about the 13 steps to hell and decided to try and play chicken by going to the Maltby cemetery on Halloween, 1989, and see who would be the first who wanted to leave. I donâ??t think any of us had any real expectations of finding the 13 steps and since we were 15, 15 and 16 years old, it was more of a teenage machismo thing I think. Anyways, there was Geoff, Jason, Russell, Mitch and myself, and we all met up at Geoffâ??s place, hung out until it was dark but Russell and Mitch decided that they didnâ??t want to be out so late on a school night, Tuesday I think, so they took off home around 9 pm. We left shortly after they did. It took us about 30 minutes to get to dirt road leading up to the cemetery. We started driving up the road and noticed that along the side of the road were abandoned cars. Many of the cars were all shot up, probably by kids like us with a shot gun wanting to just shoot stuff. We got to where the road ended. There was another car up there that wasnâ??t all shot up so we figured someone else had come up for the same thing and sure enough as soon as we parked 2 guys and a girl about our same age came walking out of the woods on the other side of their car. We ask â??Howâ??s it goin?â?? and got to know each other. They were from Lynnwood. They were worried that we were the sheriff when we first pulled up, but they were up for the same reason we were so we decided to look for the steps together. We had been told that there was a groundskeeper or someone who looked after the grounds that lived near the cemetery who could be a little aggressive. Not sure if thatâ??s true but it did make us wary, but I think we were mostly scared of what we were looking for. The sky was very dark and streaked with clouds and only a sliver of moon was visible and at the risk of sounding clichéâ?? there was a think fog that was forming. We had brought flashlights but didnâ??t want to use them unless we had to because we would be easily seen from a distance. So we just kind of hung out until our eyes adjusted to the dark and the little bit of moonlight was just enough to find our way around. It only took about 5 minutes to get to the cemetery from where we parked our cars. We didnâ??t know exactly what we were looking for so we decided to split up into our respective groups of friends and if either of us found something weâ??d whistle to let the other group know. I was getting a little nervous and kind of wanted to go but Geoff convinced me to stay. We started joking around when we didnâ??t find anything. Awhile later we saw a flashlight turn on in the direction that the other group went. Then one of the guys said, â??HEY!â?? fairly loudly. We all got quiet, and I got nervous again. We walked over there and there were the 2 guys and girl standing there, I think the girlâ??s name was Sarah, and next to where they stood was a rough, uneven slope going down into a deep hole, like an open grave. The slope did look like steps but were so worn and uneven Iâ??d hardly call them steps. One of the guys was shining his light down in the hole. And it just kind of ended there, about 8 feet deep, at the bottom. Jason asked something to the effect of â??whoâ??s going down?â?? I remember suggesting that maybe we should go home. Then one of the guys from Lynnwood said, â??f*** it!â? and started walking down into the hole. About half way down he started laughing and called us something similar to â??wussies.â?? It was at this time we heard a loud voice yell, â??hey!â?? behind us. We turned to find a flashlight in our face. We took off running towards the car, got in, and hauled tail. We never looked back. I never went back to the cemetery, and neither did Jason or Geoff as far as I know but I did see that Sarah girl at the Lynnwood mall around Christmas time. She told me that she ran back to the car too along with one of the other guys but said that her other friend stayed in the hole. They waited at the car until morning because the car belonged to the guy that went in the hole so they were stuck. He never came back to the car and they had to walk to a nearby house and use a phone to get some one to come pick them up. She said later she found out that he was taken out of school by his parents. He apparently was found lying in the cemetery after having had some kind of nervous breakdown. She said he never spoke again and ended up passing away a month later around Thanksgiving. Whether you choose to believe this or not is up to you,and as far as whether or not the cemetery is even still there I don’t know but do I know that there are four other people besides myself that live with the truth of what happened that night. Happy Halloween.

Tyler says:

November 1, 2006, 2:45 am

We wet up there tonight around 8 o clock. it was pitch black. we found the cemetary, we were very respectful and made sure to leave everything as it had been when we got there. its basically a set of three terraces with graves on them. we found the broken up slab with the headstone on it. it looks like the slab was a piece of something bigger as there were several other pieces of large rock in the same area and on a lower terrace. I’m pretty sure this is not where the 13 steps are. If you are one of the few who know where the site of the 13 steps was, please tell me, growing up in this area it really intrigues me and I’d like to know the truth about this piece of history. e-mail me at thank you.

Frank Doolittle says:

November 1, 2006, 4:22 pm

The “13 Steps to Hell” are no longer visible from above ground. We bulldozed them, which was at that time the Doolittle Family Crypt, years ago. So many years in fact, that I cannot recall the exact location within the cemetery. The steps would not make anybody go crazy, teenagers would just get drunk and fall down the steps. As for the comment by Seen It!, the cemetery is still in use and that could have been an open grave in which that boy might have fallen down and gotten himself seriously hurt. The man who lives behind the cemetery is very protective of the place, and, like I, is a descendant of occupants of the Doolittle Family Crypt.
,Frank Doolittle

Nathan K says:

November 1, 2006, 10:01 pm

Just to back up what tyler said….
We found graves that were not on the official listing

Looking back at the video we taped, I found that perceptions were slightly altered…. a small (3 ft) jump over a grave seemed very big to us

Text messages that we sent to each other did not reach the person until AFTER we left the cemetary

There are some skips and static in the video, and it was filmed with a fairly decent video camera, and its never done this before

also, we heard some weird low moaning sounds, really hard to describe, sounded like a combination between a howl and the sound powerlines make

Nathan K says:

November 1, 2006, 10:04 pm

Also, Mr. Doolittle, would you mind answering a couple of questions?

Why are certain graves not on the official document?
Can you confirm or deny any mention of satanism in your family (no disrespect, and i can understand if you want to refrain from answering this question)

also, can you provide links to newspaper articles from the past years about incidents at Maltby?

Thank you for your time

Frank Doolittle says:

November 2, 2006, 5:26 pm

Dear Nathan,
No, there us no satanism in my family. I don’t know of any newspaper articles. The reason why some graves are not on the official listing was because at the time the official listing was done, the cemetery was in bad condition, therefore, some of the grave markers were not visible. Phosphorous from the decaying bodies will explain why the text messages and such are not coming through. I cannot explain the moaning, I must hear it for myself to understand what it may sound like.
,Frank Doolittle

Frank Doolittle says:

November 2, 2006, 5:27 pm

Dear Nathan,
No, there is no satanism in my family, we are strict christians. I don’t know of any newspaper articles. The reason why some graves are not on the official listing was because at the time the official listing was done, the cemetery was in bad condition, therefore, some of the grave markers were not visible (the man behind the place did not live in a close enough range to keep it clean). Phosphorous from the decaying bodies will explain why the text messages and such are not coming through. I cannot explain the moaning, I must hear it for myself to understand what it may sound like.
,Frank Doolittle

Tyler says:

November 3, 2006, 1:13 pm

phorphorus? thats far fetched. but you can’t see where the 13 steps were? i’d just like to see the site so i can put my curiosity to rest, i’ve heard from some people that they never existed.

Frank Doolittle says:

November 3, 2006, 7:01 pm

Yes, phosphorus is very far fetched, but it has been scientifically proved to temporarily scramble technology. I cannot remember where the steps were, for they were bulldozed in years ago. . .I wish that I could move the graves (and maybe even recover the crypt, for it is basically an underground room since the entrance was bulldozed) to a conventional cemetery, so anyone could enter and study them.

Morris Hillman says:

November 8, 2006, 2:32 pm

i pissed on fredrick coopers tombstone it felt so good

Frank Doolittle says:

November 8, 2006, 3:41 pm

Now why would you do that? I ought to contact law enforcement on you. It wouldn’t be hard since you left your full name!

Morris Hillman says:

November 10, 2006, 2:38 am

Dont you have anything better to do than check this website every 30sec??

Frank Doolittle says:

November 10, 2006, 9:03 am

I check this web-site every two days. Don’t you have anything better to do at 2:38 am? I recommend sleeping.

j.lynne says:

November 10, 2006, 11:39 am

I’d love to see a team like GhostHunters go there and tape an episode!! That way I could have the “experience” on my nice, safe couch…:)

Morris Hillman says:

November 11, 2006, 4:31 pm

I think that we should all have a big meeting at Maltby with a ton of strippers and blow up big tubs of gasoline!!!!

Dustin Cooper says:

November 11, 2006, 5:30 pm

That sounds great! I’ll invite the police! Or perhaps the man who lives behind the place and his 12-gauge shotgun! Never, ever urinate on one of my family member’s graves! Do it, and I will find you, and make sure you get locked up in a some juvenile district court. You’re probably some twelve year old with nothing better to do.

Frank Doolittle says:

November 13, 2006, 3:41 pm

First off, it is not called the Maltby Cemetery, it is called the Paradise Lake Valley Rural Community Cemetery. All of the early farmers in that area would bury their dead in there so they wouldn’t have to worry about the protection of their each individual family cemteries. There used to be a small house in the cemetery that was home to the caretaker. I believe he is buried there as well. Second, WE aren’t friends with the local police department, I don’t even know any Dustin Cooper or if he really IS a descendant of anyone buried in the cemetery, but I am a member of THE police department, it’s not local to the cemtery though. I do not OWN the cemetery, therefore I cannot do anything about it. All I can do is petition. It is all private property, and vandals/trespassers WILL be and HAVE been prosecuted.

Nathan says:

November 13, 2006, 9:27 pm

I have a couple questions for you Frank
When we were out there, we filmed some footage of the cemetary, and audio. I would like to put this together into a short documentary (10 minutes ish) about the cemetary, along with some of the information from this forum. I figure if we can show people what this place is, some of the hype will die down.

However, I can understand if you don’t want the name of the cemetary in the video. I will NOT provide directions to the cemetary, just a video of the cemetary itself.

Frank Doolittle says:

November 13, 2006, 10:03 pm

Nathan, feel free to put the video on the net, but do not title it with the name of the cemetery. I recomend you get an account on You Tube. It’s free and everything. Tell me what it’s titled ,oh, and also try not to have any of the family names mentioned in the video. Of course, it is your video.

Nathan says:

November 14, 2006, 6:30 pm

sorry about the quality…. it was really dark and google video isnt the best quality

its worth watching though…. one weird shape formed that looks like two people…. you can clearly see the head on one of them

j.lynne says:

November 14, 2006, 11:49 pm

WOW! I can’t believe you got documented proof of a ghost, but there it is! it looks like two people to me too! its funny how you cant see it before, but when you turn on the green thing you can see them clearly.

Frank Doolittle says:

November 15, 2006, 4:56 pm

How old are you!? What kind of?!. . .What was!?. . .Was that all of the same cemetery?

Frank Doolittle says:

November 16, 2006, 4:02 pm


Rob says:

November 24, 2006, 2:09 am

Hey Frank, How about you write up a article or essay or something with all the information you have about the graveyard along with info debunking all the claims like grave stones not being recorded on the official site and the truth about the steps? I bet if you wrote a “tell-all” it would help calm down a lot of the haunted hype. Also in some pictures I have seen a grave says â??Order of Pendoâ? what is that? I tried to research it but came up with little, just saying it was some type of Fraternity. As for me, a few years ago me and a few friends tried to check out the graveyard and got to the gravel on the side of the street but the females with us begged us to just leave so we did. I do remember seeing a old pick up drive by that had one headlight out a few times like other stories said, most likely just someone who lives by there and wants trespassers to stay away


Frank Doolittle says:

November 24, 2006, 10:50 am

Rob, the “Order of Pendo” marker was erected in memory of Andrew Olson by the Maltby Town Council. Andrew Olson is presently one of the the earliest marked burial in the cemetery, for he died on August 9, 1904. I am planning to write a book on the cemetery, but there is still information to be gathered. As for the truck with the one headlight out, it is most likely an under-cover policeman.

Rob says:

November 25, 2006, 8:53 am

Right on, let me know when it’s done. Still confused on what exactly the Order of the Pendo is… Was Andres Olson a member? Why exactly was it placed on his gravestone? I did a bit of research and the most I can find out is it is a fraternity of some sort and some books that mention the Order are about Secret Societies (I did a Google search using their Book Search option)

Frank Doolittle says:

November 25, 2006, 8:25 pm

It’s a secret organization.

Kay Ellen Doolittle says:

November 26, 2006, 1:36 am

I thought you all might like to know there is NO “Frank Doolittle” in my family, and Yes I am a member of the orginal Doolittle family, I am the daughter of Edward “Eddie” P. Doolittle and Barbara Jean Norelius. Presently I live on the family homestead just south of Malby by about three miles. My dad traded property with a nearby housing development and the homestead acres have grown to 100. My great, great, great grandfather Henry Davis was an episcolalian minister and he donated two acres of ground for a cemetery for his family and those pioneers that settle around him. Later he built a church, which burned down during a hot summer, two years later. Only the organ and a pew were saved. The organ sits in the entry of my father’s house. Maltby’s cemetery is really Bear Creek Cemetery. It is located southwest of Maltby on State Route 9 (Woodinville-Snohomish Hwy). It is much larger than Paradise Valley (and has more active “spirits” in it, I’ve been told).

So Who ever this Frank is, he is a fraud as far as I know and I know my family tree pretty darn well :)

Morris Hillman says:

November 26, 2006, 5:11 am

frank doolittle is a fake *** buthole that needs to be whiped clean that moron doesnt have anything better to do than sit on his lazy *** checking this website every fauken 30seconds!!.

so where exactly is this so called bear creek cemetery??? i wana see!!

Duboodoobydoo says:

November 26, 2006, 6:44 am

Bear Creek – Rt 9 & 216th, Grace, Washington

Frank Doolittle says:

November 26, 2006, 1:47 pm

Don’t you call me a fraud! Morris Hillman you hypocrite! Just stay away from cemeteries! Your gonna get cremated anyways just like the athiest you are!

Dj says:

November 26, 2006, 9:01 pm

My dad used to live next to the cemetary.. he said he’ll never go back cuz he used to watch people party up there even when he was a kid and watched people walk down and never come back up…. im only a few miles away from the bush house …. my sister lives damn close to spokane

Morris Hillman says:

November 26, 2006, 9:48 pm

“Frank” give up i know your a fraud so just stop it.

Frank Doolittle says:

November 26, 2006, 9:55 pm

How would any of you know!? I am who I am!

The Truth says:

November 28, 2006, 8:48 am

hmm when you contact the owner of realhaunts.vom they says Frank Doolittle is the same IP as Morris Hillman…?

The Truth says:

November 28, 2006, 8:50 am


Frank Doolittle says:

November 28, 2006, 3:39 pm

I don’t know if we do have the same internet protocol, but I can assure you that Morris Hillman and I are not the same people! We are too different in character to be the same!

Nathan says:

November 28, 2006, 8:17 pm

hahaha frank you fraud…. i cant belive you would actually get into character that well. what a loser, do you even have a life?

Morris Hillman says:

November 29, 2006, 1:52 am

Well the owner of realhaunts has some f***ed up IP tracer because im not Frank

Frank Doolittle says:

November 29, 2006, 4:14 pm

I am no fraud! It is defamation of character to call someone a fraud on/at a public facility, and is punishable by law! I am not Morris Hillman! My name is Franklin Henry Doolittle! I am no fraud! How do you even know if Kay Ellen Doolittle is lying!?

Morris Hillman says:

December 4, 2006, 11:17 pm

how do we know your not lieing “Mr.Doolittle” just go back to the gay bars you frequent

Dustin Cooper says:

December 5, 2006, 10:56 pm

You better back off of Frank, Morris.

J. Lancaster says:

December 6, 2006, 1:31 pm

I went to Edmonds High School in the early 1970’s. My friends and I used to drive out to the Maltby cemetary on a Friday or Saturday night just to hang out and to scare each other. Sometimes we would drive out there during the day on a Saturday or Sunday. It wasn’t quite so scary during the day, and you could get a better look around. This was before the current housing develoment that is there now. I actually drove out there again by myself about 2 years ago during the day. I parked at the bottom of the drive, walked up the drive, but stopped when I reached the top. I felt like I was trespassing on private property with all the houses around. I would love to be able to actually walk around in there if people wouldn’t mind. I’ve never forgotten about this place.

Nathan says:

December 7, 2006, 1:01 am

I just wanted to comment how amazing this is. So many people from different places and generations have all come to this cemetary. It is a piece of history. I will continue to visit this cemetary each October until I move out of Washington.

eharhaerh says:

December 14, 2006, 10:53 am

just like the moon does
we rise and shine and fall

– The 69 Eyes
“Brandon Lee”

retard basher says:

January 1, 2007, 7:26 am

you are ******* retarted, how can i get there?

/// says:

January 2, 2007, 10:42 am

Drive down paradise lake road until you see a gravel turnoff on the right side. either park there or park in the next neighborhood on the right. Follow the trail from the gravel turnoff up for about 1 miles-ish (time/distance is different around the cemetary so it might seem longer or shorter). you will come to a clearing with a house on the opposite side of the clearing- the cemetary is on a hill to the left of the trail you came up in the clearing

/// says:

January 3, 2007, 12:51 am

and dont bring that attitude here you little ****

Me says:

January 11, 2007, 7:42 pm

Yall need to stop all this damn violence. Just go to a damn chat room.

Me says:

January 11, 2007, 7:44 pm

Anyway this place sounds creepy!
Yall don’t go there.


Me says:

January 11, 2007, 7:46 pm


Nathan says:

January 14, 2007, 12:26 am

haha its prob because the forum displays Central time rather than PST.


but really, has anyone been back here recently? I was back there in november for the 2nd time but we didnt even make it to the actual cemetary because we were so high and tweaking out.

Connie says:

January 17, 2007, 8:34 pm

My husband and many relatives grew up in the neighborhood. Most of them have stories to tell about the place and they have had many wierd spooky stories to tell. But the one that stands clear is when my husband and some friends went there one night to party years before. A couple men in a pick up truck caught them and held them at gun point. After about 10 minutes or so the cops showed up and arrested the men that were holding the kids at gun point and they told my husband and his friends to leave the place immmediatly. They never knew what became of all that. To this day my husband doesn’t even like to talk about it because it was such a terrifing situation.

morris hillman says:

January 23, 2007, 3:43 pm

**** u stupid mother fuckers

um wow says:

January 29, 2007, 4:06 am

Um all i have to say is that the arguments on here are pretty interesting. I have been there 3 times myself. Alot of years ago. I am really interested in the history of the gravesite and agree that if it were made public then people would be less interested in it. I do believe it would be interesting if a LEGIT ghost hunter group could investigate it though. thats all I have to say.

Doug says:

January 31, 2007, 8:22 pm

my friends and i went back there about a week ago, we had a few beers and deceided to check it out. We parked in one of the earlier neighborhoods and rode our bikes to the turnaround and then started hiking up the trail. First thing we noticed were all the blown down trees over the path that we had to hike our bikes over, it was a real pain.
We got up to the clearning but didnt see the cemetary at first, so we began riding around the other trails in the back. We began to realize that we had gone too far, so we doubled back. Once we got to the clearning, we poked around the other side and found the cemetary. We were at the first row first and checked out all the graves, while looking for the crypt. Then, we dropped our bikes and walked down the little dirt hill to the second section. We checked these, didnt find the crypt, and then we saw a third little hill down, and a concrete block at the bottom. We went down there, and tried to move the blocks, but we couldn’t, so I put my face to a crack in the rock.
When I did this, i had the weirdest sensation ever; i felt air against my face, which is impossible because air doesnt flow underground! also i heard strange whispering, similar to when you put your ear against a sea-shell and hear the sound of the ocean. Third, I felt as if i was really unhappy and angry, as if somoene had just insulted me or something (thats the best way i can describe it)

we hiked back up, and picked up our bikes, and started riding down the path- this is the weirdest part- when we got back to the road we didnt remember hiking over any of the downed trees- we all remembered riding straight back fast to the road….

what the hell is going on at this place? I truely think its either haunted or there’s just something about it that screws with your mind

Le Chat Noir says:

February 3, 2007, 11:59 pm

Is there a Frank Doolittle in the house?

It so happens that my only living Grandmother’s maiden name was Doris Doolittle. I believe she was born in Snohomish County and she will be 86 this Summer. I am unsure how common the name of Doolittle might be in this area, but have been led to believe we are from old stock. Additionally, family legend has it that “we have family buried in an abandoned graveyard somewhere up North”. Family lore also includes a quiet rumor about a half-brother of my Gramdma’s who lived in Western Washington but was semi-banished from the family for some mysterious reason.

I know this is a long shot, but if anyone reads this (maybe a Frank Doolittle?) who knows whether a connection may exist here or not, I would be curious to hear about it. Thanks, and everyone take care and BE RESPECTFUL out there!


Le Chat Noir says:

February 4, 2007, 1:57 am

Anyone know anything about the “Order of Pendo”? I have spent over an hour trying to unearth some info and can hardly find a thing. Not much on Google even. What little I’ve found is referenced in a few death records from the Pioneer days and seems to indicate that the organization is associated with the Freemasons. On it was referenced in a book written in 1904 called “Psychic Light: The Continuity of Law and Life” by a Ms. Maud Lord-Drake, the keywords of which are “individualized force, cabinet seances, spirit phenomena, cerebral action, spirit friends, spirit side, seance room”. Why this peculiar connection? Anyone willing to open up this LOST-style mystery box? :-)

Le Chat Noir says:

February 5, 2007, 1:07 pm

Sorry, no Morrises here. And what type of f***ed up monacre is “Ku Klux Klan”?! This isn’t Alabama, idiot, this is the NW and there are plenty of Capital Hill kids here who would gladly have your head on a plate if you actually showed it. Just a thought, Nazi.

Moving on to the matters at hand… anyone ELSE got any info on the Doolittles, Order of Pendo, or Maltby in general?


Le Chat Noir says:

February 5, 2007, 4:51 pm

Wow; there are amazingly stupid, ugly-hearted people everywhere… even here* (*see last comment). Go back to MySpace, KKKiddy.

Anyone out there have any INTELLIGENT INFORMATION regarding the matter at hand?


um wow says:

February 6, 2007, 12:21 am

does anyone know if there is a train near by the place? because the couple times that i went there we kept hearing a train and seeing a green light. Just curious as to why. I would really love it if someone could do a serious and legit investigation on this place.

Le Chat Noir says:

February 6, 2007, 7:00 pm

Clearly, Um Whoa, had you ever actually been to Washington State you would know of Seattle’s various neighborhoods such as Ballard, Fremont, the U-District, the Central District, Columbia City… Captial Hill. Jeez, kids, anyone got anything IMPORTANT to say here?

Allison Simpson says:

February 6, 2007, 9:53 pm

Haha that sounds pretty awsome, well even if there isn’t really the “13 steps to hell” i’d still like to go see for myself.
So i guess me and some of my buddys will go & we’ll see!

Nate says:

February 7, 2007, 12:49 am

Jeez the HATE in here…
I’m known to throw around some pretty racist jokes sometimes, but this isnt the place for that kinda stuff.
@ Allison- the 13 steps arent there anymore but there is a big cement block covering it up. The whole place is still really creepy with a nasty vibe.

word to the wise, doesnt really matter when you go as long as you keep the flashlights to a minimum and be very quiet. I would NOT park in the gravel turnaround but rather in the neighborhoods surrounding it- we saw a car getting towed out of the turnaround last time.

anybody need anymore information my AIM is bmXXXboy1488

Nate says:

February 7, 2007, 9:19 pm

jesus christ shut the **** up you perverted ****.

Nate says:

February 8, 2007, 7:44 pm is the place for those pictures, not this site

um wow says:

February 9, 2007, 8:52 pm

ok le chat noir, there is no need to be rude. I live in washington state was born here, I was just asking a question because I am unfamilar with that area of washington. why the hell do people feel the need to be so mean on this site?

um wow says:

February 9, 2007, 9:04 pm

another thing for people thinking about going. DO NOT PARK BY THE HOUSES ACROSS THE STREET!! they will come out and yell and if you don’t leave they will call the cops. that happened last time i was there and I have never been back

Nate says:

February 10, 2007, 1:10 pm

Actually we found that if you drive PAST the gravel turnaround and drive into the first neighborhood on the right, take a left and there will be a trail at the end of the neighborhood. This isnt a direct access to the cemetary, you have to follow the trail to the left until you reach it, its about 1 mile.

Nate says:

February 10, 2007, 1:17 pm

wait i said that wrong, you walk to the right

Jennie-o says:

February 21, 2007, 1:51 am

Ya know folks, while the whole Maltby/Paradise Valley story is entertaining and stuff, it would sure be nice if y’all just left the poor neighbors alone. I grew up in the area, have been out there a number of times in the early/mid 80’s and once in the 90’s… it was scary in the 80’s because there were always a lot of partying drunk/drugged people and wannabe goths and general trouble makers hanging around.

It’s just an old PRIVATE family cemetary, nothing more. Nothing weird happens there except what your own mind invents. Any howling you might here is from a kennel that’s in the area (I used to board my own dog there on occasion)… the steps are long gone and weren’t all that interesting anyway.

I kind of wish the family would allow the city or county to restore the site and open it to the public, that would pretty much take care of any problems they have. It IS a historical site after all.

Just avoid it, the neighbors have enough problems, they don’t need y’all in there hassling them any more than other ding-dongs do.

Jennie-o says:

February 21, 2007, 1:55 am

In fact, there is the PUBLIC Redmond cemetary just east of downtown Redmond, I think that place is WAY creepier than Maltby. Heck, even the old Kirkland cemetary across from Lake Washington HS is creepier than Maltby.

Nate says:

February 23, 2007, 9:15 pm

yeah but the thing that is legit about maltby is the creepy *** walk through the woods to get to it. The redmond public cemetary is on a road correct?

Also, I heard that there was an abandonded asylum/building in Redmond or in the surrounding areas. Is this true? I cant find any information on it, but i’ve been talking to a couple kids at school and they say its pretty gnarly.

reveal says:

February 27, 2007, 3:01 pm

i know its off 202 on that brick road near redmond. Ive heard stuff about it too, supposedly its absolutely insane.

Tyg Immo says:

February 27, 2007, 9:25 pm

Hi folks… just gonna post up some stuff up here that MAY be of interest. I tried to type it out as best I could and as far as I kind of understand things which might beef up this Maltby cemetery story or might turn people away. I’m just going to post what I wrote someone else in an email who has just general pictures and stuff from when they went…

Just so you know, the signs on the tombstones, atleast what I saw in your pictures, are actually religious type signs that go way back and actually used to represent very wise folks in the ways of spirituality. Alot of the secret orders that existed, including this ‘Pendo’ order, were actually based in a more classic and more true sense christianity. Supposedly these signs have been used to either signify wise men, as said, or used for supposed magickal type things. The sign later was was integrated into other later orders which actually delved more into more of what’s known today as pagan. SO, just thought I’d passs that on and that would explain why no one in the doolittle family according to this frank guy is not satanic. Now, about the one guy who was supposedly semi-banned from the doolittle family, as i’ve read, may have tried delving into the less .. uhm.. christian based secret order religion that was and may still be apparently part of the doolittle history. Now, if this was a secret organization and they were doing any ritualistic type things on the land or anything…. then that could be a possibility of why it is said to be haunted.. residual things from that if you have any belief in leftover magick stuffs at all ; p Just thought i’d shed some light on this portion of history ; p

david says:

March 1, 2007, 2:14 pm

what is the adderess of the cemetery?

um wow says:

March 5, 2007, 12:11 am

whats with all the funky stuff people are posting?!

randi says:

March 8, 2007, 3:03 am


randi says:

March 8, 2007, 3:11 am


Arashi-san says:

March 11, 2007, 11:03 pm

The GPS coordinates for this location are 47° 46â?² 39.65â?³N, 122° 04â?² 33.70â?³W. To get there, get onto I–405 and take onramp onto US–2/WA–522 E (exit 23) to Woodinville/Wenatchee.

Stay on that highway, and after about 6 miles, turn right on Paradise Lake Rd, which will be the first traffic light you come to. Then follow Paradise Lake Rd for about 2.5 miles.

On the right hand side, across from a small housing development, there will be a dirt pullout. Park there and go up the path that heads parallel to the road up the hill…if you`re facing away from the road, it`s on the left hand side. Follow that path until you come to a clearing with a big house in it…the cemetery is on the left side of the yard, interspersed with trees and shrubs.

I had fun going there, there is a pentagram on one of the headstones, though we didn`t find any 13 Steps to Hell or anything like that. On the downhill side of the path to the cemetery, there is a car with a tree growing through it! I included a photo. That has to be the creepiest thing I saw there…I have no idea how the car got there, but it`s held up by only the tree.

Sparkster the Rocket Knight says:

March 12, 2007, 2:40 am

That’s it I’m gonna gather up all the best ghost stories and turn them into a UT2004 map.

Scary Story Lover says:

March 12, 2007, 6:01 pm

Well, nice comments guys. I think this couled be true. Maybe there are stairs. That just end suddenly. Most of these stories come from true experinces. Maybe some friends went here and one kid went down their and hid. Just a prank that some one turned into a good story. See ya later!

Enda says:

March 18, 2007, 7:50 pm

hey, i live in duvall and i had heard of the 13 steps stories. i drive along the Redmond Duvall road a lot and have tried to find the cemetary but haven’t tried very hard for i’m not a fan of freaking out. but i have been by this really scary house that was right by the road that’s been abandoned and almost overgrown by bushes. but you can see the windows because they’ve been broken out and inside isd all dark, even during the day so you can’t see anything there. but we took some pictures with our cellphone and in ONLY TWO of them was a small white shape in the lower left window, resmbling the head of a figure running along side us. Furthermore, in the upper left hand window was another face that was less obvious yet much more creepy. In another picture i took there was a swirly blue design that appeared, resembling a sort of vortex. duvall sure is a creepy place.

Enda says:

March 18, 2007, 7:59 pm

I found out the aproximate address of the house: along the west side of Batten Road NE. YOu will know when you get there because it is a wooden, two story small shack-like house, with broken windows and overgrown by plants.

adas says:

March 21, 2007, 1:08 am

can you be more specific with directions? where is it in relation to maltby or anotehr landmark?

enda says:

March 25, 2007, 4:44 pm

alright, i only went there once so im not so sure about where it is. but do u know the big hill where t the top is some nieghborhoods? well if u go there, then get to batten rd from that direction and drive along it until u see a couple of really old houses, and everything gets really woody and unkempt. Then, ull ssee one wooden house, very small but two stories high with broken windows and surrounded by bushes. its much more rundown then other houess around it, and it looks like years ago it might have been a cozy cabin. im sorry i could not be more specific.

asdas says:

March 25, 2007, 7:31 pm

so is it haunted or just a fun place to go smoke a few bowls?

??? says:

June 21, 2007, 8:14 pm

Frank Doolittle, if you still visit this site, I have a few questions I’ve been wanting to ask you.

1. How many people in your family are buried there?

2. Do you live near the area or have property there?

3. Where the 13 steps to Hell even real? And what did they lead down to?

Jennifer Lynn says:

June 28, 2007, 8:31 pm

I found out about this cemetery about 4 years ago, since I had an interest in haunted places, a friend and I decided to check it out. I did some amature (for fun) modeling at the time and thought it a great place for a photo shoot so we went. The cemetary is on private property so we had to hike up the back way up to get to it. On the way up (we went about three times) but each time I was tripped by something, usually two or more times on the way up. the old iron gate with 2 posts is kinda scary, no gate anymore, just the posts. We got a few hundred photos all taken with high quality photography style digital cameras. In many pictures there were masses of fog all concentrated over my image (me). -there had been no fog that day? there are a few orbs of light here and there that we could find no reasonable causes or natural lighting to blame. One time it bagan snowing out of nowhere and stopped as we left the gates. I knew the property owners knew we were there and did not seem to mind as we were not loud or littering or anything. I would suggest anyone going should go during the day, clean up after yourself and be respectfull. I always brought flowers and tried not to step directly over the graves. As for the steps; I can see where they might have been but nothing really weird happened. The place is a bit eeri but also kind of peacefull. -oh, and I counted I think 43 graves (all in decending rows). one looked relativley new and you could tell many had been replaced. there is one I noticed however that appeared eroded or to have no name at all. many well over 130yrs old. facinating place but I would never go there at night! -J.

Morris Hillman says:

July 10, 2007, 2:48 am

let me tell you this cemetery will make you **** your self at night!!! whooo i cannot express the fear that comes to you before even starting the trail to the cemetery ive been there and walking up to the cemetery was more scary then being at the cemetery but its a very nice peaceful place the owners didnt care we were there at 11pm at night mainly because there was 10 of us.

Rick Isotalo says:

July 13, 2007, 11:56 pm

Okay, I have seen and read a lot of **** in my time, trust me I work for the government. All of you who say “The Steps are Real” “They Really work” ” I saw fire” I think maybe you should lay off the Buffy the Vampire Slayer, put down the Magic cards, move out of your parents house, and get jobs. There may be paranormal activity there, it’s a cemetary for Christ sake, but the fabled stories that I have heard from friends and thier older brothers since childhood, are pretty much just that, stories. What you get are a bunch of stoners who get wasted, eat some mushrooms, and freak out. Of course the place is scary, it’s a cemetary not Chucky cheese you morons. But don’t go perpetuating a horde of B.S. stories that you can’t back up.
And leave those people who live around there aone, they didn’t buy their house so you could get trashed and mess up thier property value. Grow up, unless you have some solid proof, which you won’t find there, shut your mouth.
If you are going there to do actual research, please clear what you are doing of course with the people who own the property, I know they would appreciate it.

Cassie says:

July 14, 2007, 8:43 pm

I think my freind found this, it is in Stanwood right?

Sick says:

August 4, 2007, 2:04 pm

I need some help from other visitors of the cemetery to play a sick joke on this one kid. It involves Maltby, chainsaws, hockey masks, and video cameras.

Frank Doolittle says:

August 10, 2007, 9:48 pm

Hello All Lovers of Maltby!

Frank Doolittle here! After a few months of intense family research, we have discovered that there were steps at the cemetery! They were the steps to the church basement (still unsure of the church name, but it was supposedly just a local christian meeting house). When the church had died out, the cemetery was still being used by locals. They left the steps there, but filled up the rest of the cellar (why they did it beats me). There was a crypt (or several, I am told), but there were no steps to them. They were simply graves that had not been filled in with dirt. The walls of dirt would be bricked, and then they would place a slab on top of it, which bore the inscription. Basically, if the slab was removed, you could see straight down into the grave. These crypts later were “un-bricked”, and were filled in. They then placed new markers to replace the slabs. The three Davis family graves were the only graves in the cemetery that had that description. Funny, but this type of grave has an interesting history. If someone were interred in one of these, normally they were moved soon after (a temporary and re-useable grave). Also, before President George Washington’s body was relocated to the Washington Masoleum on the Mount Vernon Estate, his body rested in one of these crypts as well. I do remember that they bulldozed the steps when I was a child, my father, Frederick Doolittle, supervised the event. I recall that we did it because of a man who was cutting the grass in the cemetery fell down the steps and broke his neck (and sued). My ancestor Lee Doolittle is buried somewhere in cemetery, but I am told that his grave has long been unmarked. I get all of this information from the recently deceased Laura Compton, a fellow relative.

yea says:

August 15, 2007, 11:36 am

well, if that is true it’s really cool, but it basically ends any discussion on whether it is a satanic cometary or not.

Jesse says:

September 7, 2007, 4:50 pm

O I wanna go…whats the address to the hell hole?

Adam H. says:

September 27, 2007, 6:58 pm

Hello, all.

@ Arashi-san: From what I understand, there are two possible “meanings” for a pentagram, depending on the direction the star points.

If the star points upward, it is supposed to be a symbol of warding or protection from evil.

If the star points downward, it is supposed to be a demonic or evil symbol.

If anyone could provide more details about this, I would appreciate it, as I only know these most basic of details.

Adam H.

Adam H. says:

September 27, 2007, 7:09 pm

@ Nathan: Your link to the video you posted on Google Video is not working.
Please post the name of the video, as I would like to see it myself.

If you still have the original movie file, I would love to have that, since it should be higher quality that the Google Video version. If you do still have it, please let me know how I can contact you, and I will give you my email address to send it to.

Adam H.

the little people says:

October 3, 2007, 6:47 pm

we used to live in the woods on hillbilly highway,across the street from the cemetary.we have seen and heard some very strange things in the paradise lake woods,it is definately a wierd area,drugs or no drugs.people should have more respect for the people is hard enough.

yesenia says:

October 7, 2007, 9:36 am

im a cristian girl and if u beleave in GOD know that he love u and nothing like that is true! remamber GOD loves u! dont do any thing dumb that u will regret

ok says:

October 7, 2007, 2:22 pm

Well, I believe in God, but I also believe in teenage years. If you don’t go hunting around in creepy places as a teenager with friends, then you miss the best times of your life

stang65 says:

October 9, 2007, 11:35 pm

I have been to the maltby cemetery many times growing up in washington i worked at the lynnwood rollaway when i was a teenager myself and a bunch of friends went there every saturday and friday night to party we saw some very bizarre things ” THE STEPS TO HELL ARE REAL” don’t let anyone tell you anything different on more than one occasion I myself have tried to walk down the steps to hell but could not due too the fact it felt like someone was pushing my foot up so i could not go down , also the hounds of hell are also real this was voted the 10th most haunted cemetery in the united states. heed my warning there is true evil in this cemetery i feel this is a place that god does not want to know it exists .

sue says:

October 12, 2007, 7:53 pm

address please?

Kjell says:

October 14, 2007, 7:15 pm

Two friends and I went to the cemetery in high school, back in 2002. It was during the day, and it didn’t seem that weird. But something did scare the living daylights out of us. We asked these two gentlemen at the chevron where the cemetery was located; to re-assure ourselves that it was the correct place we had been to. What had started out as a normal conversation quickly transformed into hail-satanism, and they showed us their giant devil tattoos and then said that kids need to stop tromping around in their cemetery, so we sped off.

David says:

October 18, 2007, 6:45 pm


Just like in a bad horror movie we stopped at the cheveron (or mabye it was the shell) station and asked about the cemetary. The guy immediately got really angry and told us not to go back there. He practically threatened away to stay away from the cemetary.

Jake says:

October 25, 2007, 11:20 am

Anyone planning a late night trick to the cem this halloween?

missgnomers says:

October 25, 2007, 6:46 pm

I grew up in Bothell and had close friends in high school who lived off Paradise Lake Road who’s house was always the hang out place, so my friends and I drove up and down that road a all the time. I do recall going out to the cemetary there, once at night and once in the day time and neither times did anything strange happen or leave me feeling creeped out. What always intrigued me was not the “Steps” but the supposed woman in white who haunted the actual road itself. According to everyone I knew, she would walk out in the middle of the road causing accidents all the time. That road is quite dangerous as it is lined with ravines on one side and if you stop on the side and look out there you will see a lot of cars that went over the edge. I don’t know that those accidents were caused by anything more than drinking or stupidity, but I was always creeped out driving through that section, especially as, like another person posted on here, there is ALWAYS fog out there at night….ALWAYS. No matter what time of year or what the weather is like..but that just adds to the creepiness. It isn’t proof of anything. The reason I am posting, though is to find out from anyone here if the story about the woman in white is way off base or if there is some validity to it. My cousin came out to visit years ago, just after I got out of highschool and her and her husband and me and my boyfriend at the time were hanging out one night. She wanted to go driving around and find something to do and we mentioned Paradise Lake Road (because my boyfriend at the time was crazy and loved to drive fast adn dangerously on the windiest roads possible and PLR is one of the best roads around for that)and the woman in white. She got very excited and really wanted to go because a few months back (this would have been ’96 or ’97) she had seen a segment on Unsolved Mysteries about that very ghost story. Does anyone here have any insight or heard anything about this?

melissa says:

October 27, 2007, 4:18 am

just went to this place tonite and it was scary going up because you got to go through woods to get there but its surrounded by houses so we were really quite. we were allowed to be there. we found like 10 tombstones, some a lot more recent which didnt make sense, but there are no trails and we ended up going off trail. so no ragidy ann spirit. it was just a lot of tombstones randomly disbursed in different places, but then a hill off the trail and it was dissapointing to find no stairs to hell.

Kristine says:

November 1, 2007, 6:09 pm

The 13 Steps to Hell have been cemented over and there have been houses built around the cemetary however you do have to take Paradise Lake Road to get to it. As soon as you get across the Snohomish line (coming from King County) you’ll come around a sharp corner with houses built down below the road and across the street from the 4th house on the right there will be a small dirt pull off area and the trail leading to the cemetary will be there. If you bring a Ouijia Board and some friends, you’re guaranteed to get a spook out of it. (The only reason they cemented the stairs was that the community was raising complaints about kids going in there at all hours of the night, so keep it down when you go there).

Kristine says:

November 1, 2007, 6:21 pm

The 13 Steps of Hell is NOT IN DUVALL!! Its not even close and there is no such think as the Redmond Duvall Road (in regards to Edna’s comment). I’m not sure how long you’ve lived out in Duvall but I’ve been here my whole life and nothing like that road has ever existed and if there was it wouldn’t be anywhere near Batten Road. Just an FYI.

m says:

November 7, 2007, 2:03 am

Dear Doolittles,

Hi, curious person here. I was wondering if perhaps you would know who to get into contact with to snap a few photos of the cemetary during the day? I have a huge interest in photography and old gravestones sounds like a wonderful thing to shoot.

On top of that, has anybody ever considered that whoever belonged to the “Order of Pendo” might have been in law? Pendo is latin for “to weigh” or “to judge.” It seems that a quick google search has shown that everything that deals with the “Order of Pendo” also somehow deals with law or courts. Could you, Frank Doolittle, shed any light on this?

Well, anyhow thanks for any information. Also, any other information about the cemetary would be a cool plus.

tu says:

November 7, 2007, 8:33 am

my friends and I went, and it was okay. Maybe there was a reason why all these people who were being drunk and disrespectful to the cemetary saw visions of hell and such, obviously they weren’t wanted. My friends and I went, and crept around, were quiet and said “I’m sorry” each time we had to step on a grave – something which bothered me intensely, that the paths were laid out directly over the graves. It’s just a spooky old cemetery on someone’s property that’s even creepier at night because it’s in a forest.

I suppose be respectful to the owner’s wishes and if you do have to go there please be quiet and respectful that it is a cemetery and that there are people buried there. Don’t be loud, don’t **** with their graves, maybe just take a quick walk around and be like “Ooo spooky.” Hopefully they [the spirits] were tolerant of my friends and I there and if they were, I’m pretty thanful for that one.

Jake says:

November 14, 2007, 2:13 am

yeah…. i **** on a grave there and when i woke up i looked like goatse.

L.F Doolittle says:

November 20, 2007, 2:50 am

I an the sextant of the cemetery.
I have all the pics you need.
We are a poor cemetery due to the high costs of
clean up.
call me 532-5902 for info
(donations are welcome)

L.F.Doolittle says:

November 20, 2007, 3:26 am

Frank is a FAKE.
He does not know his head from his ***.

the little people says:

December 18, 2007, 7:14 pm

my boyfriend and i used to sleep in our car by the side of the maltby woods,on paradise lake road,next to the mail boxes ,which lead onto the hillbilly highway.he was in the drivers seat and i was in the passenger seat,when he looked over to say something to me,and saw outside my window,a little girl of about ten,in a white dress,looking in at him making hand gestures about her eyes,nose and mouth.his scream woke me completely,we don’t know what she was saying,gesturing??,warning,but we didn’t sleep there that night.
it wasn’t our only ghostly experiences in those woods or in that area.but if you don’t believe in ghosts,a few nights in the maltby area might change your mind.

CJ says:

December 30, 2007, 8:28 am

There are somethings in this world you cannot explain. So was the night my friends and I decided to check this graveyard out. The ‘steps’ are real. Although we did not see any fire at the end. Other spooky things did happen tho. For instance, it started in my buddy’s car when we got there. The radio switched to an old AM station and was playing some creepy old music. Although it could just be his old car radio (’67 Ford Galaxie 500). Also when we walking around the tombs, we all heard whispering from behind the headstones. Other than that, it seemed like a pretty typical cemetery. Oh, and we kinda got turned around a bit when we were leaving and ended up going through someones property rather than the trail we came in on. Didn’t see any ghosts there though. I still believe there may be tho.

Ericka says:

February 7, 2008, 12:16 am

So people keep saying that it is on ‘redmond-duvall road’. There is no such thing. I live in Duvall. HOWEVER they are getting confused with Woodinville Duvall Rd. which IS the way to go. In order to keep those confidential because of those poor owners, I won’t say anymore, but I have heard tales of this, and the only ones who say they ‘saw hell’ were drunk kids. So I haven’t an idea, but I don’t doubt it’s true.

Ray Bollen says:

February 20, 2008, 8:17 pm

I am very, very familiar with alot of the history of Maltby Cemetary. I have been there hundreds of times throughout my life. It used to be a very strange, yet beautiful piece of land & architecture.
The strangeness of this place most likely dates back further than I know. I know it “BOOMED” throughout the entire 1970’s. It is all but gone now. Very little of what I remember remains. The main cemetary was 3 tiers. A great deal was IN the woods that engulfed 2 thirds of the whole place. Above the main areas, the dirt road continued to 2 houses & a huge field. There were giant parties held there with live music sometimes….(I played there once after the houses were gone).
There used to be a dirt road enterence that veered off of Paradise Lake LN. It slowly went uphill & came to a dip in the road. Almost the same view would go by again through another dip. One or both of these dips would have a lingering fog in them that smelled like burnt hair. Day or night. After that the road went right where there was a clearing to the left about 20 yards across. There were some headstones & monuments visible there. Mostly this was second tier, moving into the third. The first tier was into the woods backtracking parallel to the road till there was the so called 13 steps. I never counted, but traversed them a few times. I was a bit creepy down there.
Beyond the hundreds of parties…it became a hangout. Which in turn invited vandalization. Which in turn ruined the place for those interested. It’s mostly houses & apartments now.
I (being sensative to these kinds of things) believe this place was haunted. But not in any bad or satanic way whatsoever. More like spirits guarding their resting place. I have had a few weird experiences there in my life.
One really stands out……..
I was riding around with a friend in his van one day about noon. We decided to go to Maltby cemetary. This is like 1975 or 76. We were just going there out of boredom. Maybe go wander around. We got to that first clearing (where most people parked). We got out & wandered. Little burnt hair clouds were all over…..some would follow us for awhile. We were only there for less than a hour & got bored. We got in th van & went to turn around. As we did, The van got stuck in mud. Within 2 minutes we had to crawl out the windows…… the van was sinking. We had some tools & a shovel in the back. We dug & threw all kinds of debris under the tires……used 2 jacks….big chunks of concrete & fencing. Anything we could move. We got the van raised to some extent, but it was truely stuck. So my buddy walked several miles to town to try & get a tow, leaving me with the van. I wandered around bored until a cloud of about 3 or 4 feet long by 2 or less feet wide & thick started following me everywhere. if I ran or moved fast, It would dissapate & re-appear next to me again within 30 seconds. I then sat in the van for a few hours & watched the clouds surround the van & move around slowly… times clumping up & other times a tail like piece would come up to the window.
Eventually my buddy came back with a flatbed loading truck & the guy was able to pull us out. As we were finally leaving, someone drove up & asked if we were going to clean up our mess. We said we’d try…..we did….but the hole we produced (or sunk into) was a bit much.
It needed a couple yards of soil.
I still went back several times. As I mentioned before, once was to play at a party. I liked the place….People should have had more respect though. Many graves & headstones were brutalized.

wow says:

February 24, 2008, 5:09 pm

Wow Ray, thanks for that in depth story. That’s really crazy.

I can say though, that there is still something out there. It doesn’t matter if there are houses a stone’s throw away. i was out there a couple years and blacked out for the space of 15 minutes. I was not doing any drugs or alcohol, and it wasn’t like a blacking out, more like “missing time”. Since then i’m had terribly lucid dreams about that cemetery, being chased and attacked right when I get back to my car in the gravel turnaround.

The houses will be abandoned and gone one day, but the cemetery will still be there. The bodies will still lay in the earth, and the presence of something unexplainable will remain.

Kaos says:

March 2, 2008, 1:05 am

Um you know that’s gonna give me a bad dream dude!

blunt says:

March 5, 2008, 6:10 pm

once me and my friends smoked this fat blunt at maltby but it was laced with lsd so we basically took 150 hits of lsd each whenever we inhaled it was so crazy ahaha it was nuts my friend died.

Kaos says:

March 20, 2008, 7:29 pm

****en drug loser!!!!

Melissa van Niekerk says:

March 30, 2008, 5:52 am

Hi, I’m from South Africa if anybody is interested in a few ghost stories about my country email me at

Trasa says:

April 4, 2008, 9:08 pm

i want the address and that is so freakin funny

Ray Bollen says:

May 10, 2008, 1:21 pm

LSD is NOT smokeable AT ALL in any form. Most Likely formaldahyde AKA sherms

dan says:

May 29, 2008, 11:03 am

Wow, 13 Steps to Hell! What a dissapointment! Back in the summer of ’96 some friends of mine and I went out there on a Tuesday night to try to check out all of the stories that we’d heard. Yeah, it was a dark cemetary, at night, with fog, and we even heard the “Hounds of Hell!” ( we didn’t know about the kennel at the time.) But it was just a spooky cemetary, and looking at it now, it must’ve looked like a Scooby-Doo episode. Hell, we used to see scarier stuff up on Fire Trail Road North of Smokey Point. Now there is a stretch of road to chill the bones!

Bongo says:

May 30, 2008, 7:20 pm

I grew up in Maltby and my best friend and I went up to the cemetary on Holloween in 1982 on a dare. I haven’t been back since.

At that time there were no housing developments and very few houses around there. We both had just gotten our drivers licenses, and we took his dad’s car. We had to park on an access road just off of Paradise Lake road and walk in – pretty much everyone knew where the graveyard was at that time so it wasn’t hard to find.

We got there aroudn 11 o’clock, so it was dark, although there was a half moon, so we had some light. I’ll never forget how windy it was or how eerie it felt in that cemetary. We never saw anything, but we felt watched.

That was before the 13 steps were burried, and I dared my friend to wait until midnight, and then we would walk down them together. We had brought a bottle of rum, so we sat down and got pretty hammered, and then at midnight we went down the stairs.

When we reached the bottom, there was a door, and I openned it. As it openned, it was as though my friend dissappeared and I was alone in a room flooded with sunlight, with desks lined up from end to end, and I saw myself, an older version of me, filling in circles on a stardardized test. Years later I realized that what I was seeing was me taking the LSAT, and that I truly was seeing a vision of hell, a hell in which I became an attorney. An Attorney. WHY God? Why?

My friend saw his own version of hell that night. He is now a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

For the love of god, please stay away from this dark and terrible place. Believe me you will pay a terrible price for your hubris if you ignore this warning. Although, you will be able to understand most contracts and warranties, and buying a home will not be as daunting a task.

dan says:

May 31, 2008, 1:13 am

i’m so sorry for your traumatizing experience. truly, you saw a vision of the deepest darkest pits of hell!

lil koala says:

June 17, 2008, 3:07 am

One night i decided to invite my friends to go to Maltby cemetery with me so word got around and pretty soon we had about 10 people going so we took 3 cars, we headed off on the freeway, it was a chilly night, clear skies full moon. We took the turn on paradise lake road past the gas station and continued down the road (there are few or no street lights at night so it was hard to see) finally we approached that opening where you can park on the side of the road and the trail to the cemetery begins, to our surprise we saw another car already parked and we knew that they were visiting the cemetery as well, so we quickly all got out and started trekking up the trail we were very quite, i was leading the group. Suddenly i stopped in the middle of the trail and gently tapped my friend and told him to tell everyone else to quietly hide in the bushes because i had spotted 4 other teens walking down the trail with nothing but their cell phones as light. We waited in silence as these guys approached us closer we made satanic growling voices, all 4 split 1 ran to the woods other ran to the house nearby and the other 2 ran so fast i couldn’t spot them, when we left their car was still parked there

Big Stupid says:

June 30, 2008, 6:49 pm

I got interested in this cemetery recently and thought I would check out this website. In totaling up the posts of all you folks who claim they’ve been there, it turns out that the Maltby Cemetery has more traffic going through it than the gas station run by the scary guys down the street. Are you all lining up and taking numbers?

Mike says:

July 3, 2008, 5:36 am

So, I read every post on this page and I’m not sure if the people writing about the cemetery are weirder than the cemetery itself. In any light after a few GPS coord’s put into google earth, my girlfriend and I will be heading out very soon to maltby. I can’t wait to be scared ****less. I have even contimplated a day trip to make sure i got my bearings right. I don’t want to trip and break an ankle in some whacky dude’s backyard and get busted.

David Brody says:

July 25, 2008, 2:16 am

Well hey all..I can definetly tell you that this place was my random playground growing up..I lived in Reintree from 1981 – 1988 and the Cemetary was very east to get too..a road right too it..Could drive there. When I got back from the service in 92 a house was built in front of it..I thought who the hell would want to live there? Anyways, I, my friends and others have all had some very freaky experiences there indeed..well worth any Paranormal research..I can tell ya some stories!..but dont feel like it hear..I can say thay yes! There were Satanic rituals preformed here..I saw one first hand..Very creep place..oh and there were steps..not really thirteen but steps that went down into the woods..and no mention of the two oddly places spike tipped metal poles..that to me was oddest of

– David Brody 1988 Woodinville High Grad…yep!

Brad Welch says:

August 5, 2008, 6:48 am

Donna im from England and im brave enough to go to these places and im only 21

Kat says:

September 27, 2008, 11:27 pm

I heard about the creepy stories ever since I was in high school in the 70’s. I never heard anything about a “satanic person” regarding the cemetery. Maybe someone just had to throw that in there for the creepiness factor.

Kendal says:

October 6, 2008, 5:23 pm

I went the the 13 steps to HELL. I didnt disapear or drop to me knees, see hell or Satin. BUT the thing is, as you walk down the steps, you count each step. There are 13 steps. AND as you come back up the stairs, you count your steps, there is only 12 steps coming up. I did it 4 times and each time it was the same. I wasnt drunk or high and I KNOW how to count… I cant explain that. But you cant try it now. There is no tresspassing signs and if you get near it, there are motion lights that kick on. The property is shared by a private owner and they have been known to shoot the air to warn you off.

Theo Squires says:

October 8, 2008, 2:42 am

No I have been I have Seen I was under the influence of nothing. There are ghosts there is a Woman this place is unnatural DO NOT GO… The Steps have been closed off but the site is very active… I was pushed over twice…and children sure as hell dont run around in a cemetary at 3:00am then disappear… There are elemental pentagrams etched into tombstones… dont question it… dont even attempt to go… I thought I was going to die last night I had NO idea what I was getting into… that is all… good day…

Theo Squires says:

October 8, 2008, 3:41 am

I was very quiet and respectful just for the record… but I was scared ****less when I got pushed over… I plan to go again despite almost craping myself…

Theo Squires says:

October 8, 2008, 3:44 am

Yea… sorry I kinda overreacted a bit.. its just… idk… I wasn’t prepared… what am I even doing posting…

bill core says:

October 11, 2008, 8:32 am

I think this is the cemetary at the edge of Port Towsand, it is name after an Indian. The Maresa Castle which is also on this link states it’s in this town but the town is Prt Townsand. I have been in the room below where the Monk hund himself, He actually hung himself in the attic but the room below is haunted or so they say. Also the lighthouse at Fort Warden which is at the edge of town is supposedly haunted, (they filmed Officer and Gentleman there and in part of Port Townsand)

bill core says:

October 11, 2008, 8:45 am

Sorry for my last posting, I know where smokey point road is but do not know where the cemetary is. I am not from that area of washington.

I have a hard time thinking someone would get pushed over but I know it happens and I have experienced paranormal stuff myself but I wouldn’t tempt it if it’s real active

angel food cake says:

October 12, 2008, 1:17 am

Okay…just did the Maltby cemetery today. Drove around a bit but was finally able to find it after going home and researching the GPS coordinates on google When you turn onto Paradise lake Rd. from 522, set your odometer to zero. The turn off spot and path is approx. 2.6 miles on your right heading south. Park at the gravel turn off. The trail head is on the left with your back to the road. The scariest part of the whole thing was the 1/4 mile hike to the place…trees on the path, and yes we did see the old rusted out cars on the left side of the path. You reach a big pile of branches etc. I think it is put there to try and keep people out. Just after the pile there is a big clearing and the cem is on the left. To the right there are back yards. Oh, and there is a keep out sign on one of the trees near the pile. We didn’t feel comfortable just walking out in the clearing to the cem.So what we did was walk to the left of the stick pile down a small ravine. There is sort of a rough path that leads to the terraced cem. This way you are most of the way hidden. Though we couldn’t really get to see the whole thing with out eventually possibly being seen. We saw maybe 10 to 15 sites..there is are most likely more.
The names we read were not Doolittle like mentioned in earlier blogs. We did see the name Davies. But I am thinking that maybe if you just went to one of the houses there and just asked if you could quietly take a few minutes to look…who knows, that might be better then all the sneaking around. Sounds like from all the activity that the cem is very busy…maybe the owners should charge admission :)
If you do go into the residential area…there is a circled dead end and what looks like a path leading back..but again there are many many keep out signs. You would definitely be seen. I would go late at night and park somewhere else and go that way. I think that is more direct then trying to navigate the other path in the dark. And yes there are dogs barking but I think there is a kennel near by.
It is unfortunate that there has been so much vandolizing etc…at the cemetery..kinda ruined it for the rest of us who are curious, oh well…be safe if you go and please be respectful.

Jan says:

October 20, 2008, 4:17 pm

Yes this was real years ago, I grew up right next door so to say. Since the days that I went it has been cemented over to keep people from coming and destroying someones final resting place. It is also gated off so good luck getting there. It is a good story though.

Blake says:

October 28, 2008, 9:41 pm

The “13 Steps to Hell” do not exist. I went there last October with some friends on a late night outing. The cemetery is kind of in “tiers” since it is built on a hillside. There are some steps that lead down to another tier, and I think I counted 10. There are other rumors that the “13 Steps” have been covered and filled in with cement. The only cement slab in the cemetery is about a little less than two feet wide and four feet long; obviously not big enough to cover a staircase. This was my first trip to a “haunted” place, and I really do believe I felt the paranormal. I heard voices of old men and both my friend and I saw white figures on the trees along the trail. Some other people I know that have visited it at night have felt the paranormal there as well.

Whitney says:

October 28, 2008, 11:27 pm

Hello my name is whitney and i live in maltby. I have been there many time it is true that there are satianic cults that pratic there. There were 13 steps to hell. I never went down them but i know 2 people who did andm ended up in fairfax.

Nathaniel says:

November 21, 2008, 6:48 am

Hello everyone. So…some strange stuff surrounds this topic. This will be half accounts from people and half informational. I had been researching many firsthand accounts of people that had been there prior to the bulldozing of the “steps”. Stories vary slightly, but there are many all with very similar outcomes. People walk down the steps; turn around, and instead of seeing a path back up the steps, they are driven to their knees with a glimpse into hell. Several younger people have come back from the steps in a near comatose state, one account of a young man who had a similar experience never spoke to anyone or uttered a word afterwards and apparently died not long after the ordeal. I’ve heard of accounts from locals–most probably old wives tales–stating that sometimes the cemetery simply isn’t there, and appear only to those who know what to look for, or those who in the paranormal world are called â??hyper sensitiveâ??sâ?. One account from a middle aged gentleman who had been to the steps before they were bulldozed was particularly noteworthy in not only its contrast to other accounts but more so in itâ??s incredibly stark symbolism. His description was certainly the most detailed, but to put in short he basically said that he started down the steps fine, but with each descending step it became harder to breathe, he thought he heard voices and whispers, experienced an “unaccounted for” weight. The strangest thing about this account was that he mentioned in detail getting to the 12th step and being startled at the sight of a chair just after the 13th step; A chair which he swears hadn’t been there a blink before. A man at the local chevron station has told me that occasionally he has heard of a chair appearing before a person after the last step, and according to folklore, sitting in the chair gives you the gift of some kind of second sight, but in more traditional folk symbolism it could be seen as more of a curse as it may in fact be along the lines of â??A gift given, a price paid.â? And a truly evil one at that, as doing so may in fact designate your soul to the devil himself. One other account dictates a man descending the steps, stopping for a bit as he reached the bottom, and slowly turning to face back up the steps. Witnesses with him described his face upon turning around as going from slightly un-amused, to pale, and finally to agape in a silent horror, all within an instant. Those with him knew something was terribly wrong, but before anyone could do anything to help or reach him, the man bolted into the woods. Whether a fictional twist or not, it was said the man wasn’t found after the incident; Dead or alive.

The Steps are no longer there, I’ve heard they were cemented and also that they were simply bulldozed over. I hear stories all the time of people having ghostly encounters and hearing strange noises, and some stating that absolutely nothing seemed out of the ordinary excepting that it was a graveyard, and graveyards by nature can be creepy, macabre places. The fact is: many people that went down those steps didn’t come out of the experience the same, and some of the tales allege that a few did not survive the ordeal, simply crumpling to the ground as if their life had been snuffed out. All accounts of this type use the same description, no matter how big or small: they all couldn’t help but feel there was something very wrong and/or evil about the place. Similar descriptions, similar outcomes. Mass hysteria due to a preordained notion of the fate of those who descend the steps? Possibly. But the after effects suffered by some can’t be ignored. A few quotes to share which I think explain the sentiment:

“Up until today you believed there was a line between myth and reality. Maybe a very fine line sometimes but at least there was a line…If they’re real, what else is real? You know what lives in the shadows now. You may never get another night’s sleep as long as you live.” –Anonymous Author (Sorry, tried to find where it came from. No luck.)

“Battle not with monsters lest ye become a monster; and if you gaze into the abyss the abyss gazes into you.” –Friedrich Neitzsche

As to the notion of Satanic practices being performed on the site and itâ??s possible relationship to Hellenic visions: I have heard on third hand account that several locals who grew up very near to the cemetery during it’s active days had seen small groups of these Satanists at certain parts of the cemetery on some nights. One man said that when he was a boy he had had his pet goat taken one night, and he knows without a hint of a doubt, to this day, that it had been taken for ritualistic sacrifice and the memory of his fright is very real.

Today not much remains to look at, barring the regular cemetery scenery of hedgestones and slightly subdued scenery. The steps are gone, the church which was once on the sight is gone, and the 13 steps were said to be the very ones leading down into the church basement. Rumors of a crypt are sparse and some say it was not so much a crypt but simply an unoccupied plot covered by a slab of stone. No stairs or anything speaking of a traditional crypt. The slab of stone most likely to have been the “crypt” can be seen still in the cemetery, however there is no opening or entry underneath, just packed earth. Whether it was an actual crypt or not, this too was covered and filled in.

There are two peculiar things especially about this place that, to me, gives me a definite feeling that not all is what meets the eye. On one gravestone the symbol of a pentagram is clearly engraved, whether or not it is upside down or right side up I don’t rightly know, the difference between the two is obviously of great import. Upside down would have to do with darker things: black magic, satanic worship, witchcraft, etc. Right side up would basically constitute the polar opposite. The other strange thing which is even more elusive and peculiar is the inscription “Order of Pendo” on one stone. All the research I’ve attempted on this has yielded little to no result, because it is a secretive society much like freemasons (which basically means nothing gets out). I did find that it has been associated with the spiritual world of things, and other equally mysterious notions. Those two signs to me point towards something, but digging into it seems more or less futile. Believe what you want, if you’re like me you see too many signs and hear of too many experiences to discredit offhand this seemingly frightening place, but know that the full story behind maltby cemetery–if there even is some more shadowy history behind the place–will most likely not be uncovered. If you take into account the many over exaggerations and accounts from some people who either like attention far too much or were inebriated in some manner during their experiences, you’re left with a big fat question mark…albeit a very forbidding, dark one.

I go to see the cemetery myself sometime soon. I will of course publish my personal experience in as unbiased, coherent, non-fluff possible way. I’m usually neutral about these kinds of things, being both skeptic and believer at the same time. I don’t scare easy. That being said, If an unusual amount of cats gather about the place, I’ll use my humbly accumulated knowledge of folklore and mythology as a tool to know:

Itâ??s time to be leaving.

Monica says:

November 22, 2008, 1:08 am

years ago when we were in high school we visited Maltby Cemetary. It was a hot sunny day. Yes the cemetary was shady but that doesn’t explain the bone -deep cold I felt and could not not shake off for hours after. If you don’t have a very strong spirit, keep out of Maltby Cemetary.

mmjwg says:

November 24, 2008, 11:58 am

I think it is retarded………. that people would do somethin like that.

Ashley says:

November 25, 2008, 7:41 pm

Where is this located so i can go?

Patricia says:

November 25, 2008, 7:43 pm

What about Castle Park Apartments?Are those haunted or what?Where is it located so i can find out for myself.

Devonte says:

November 27, 2008, 5:45 pm

Do you have 2 walk up the stairs and then walk down?

Gra33 says:

January 20, 2009, 12:45 pm

The 13 steps of hell is mo longger there as someone has already said the steps have been bulldozed to keep kids out. I knew a kid that went there during highschool and he came back but he wasnt the same he was diagnosed with a mental issue he was fine before he went it messed him up. I believe these steps were real and haunted.

Paul T. Baker says:

February 19, 2009, 1:02 am

As far as the headstone with ‘Order of Pendo’ on it is concerned, there’s nothing Satanic or mystical about it. The ‘Order of Pendo’ was “a mutual benefit association, organized and existing under the laws of the state of California, with branches known as ‘lodges’ or ‘councils’ in the state of Washington…”

You can read about a Wash. State Supreme Court case from 1905 concerning the Order here:,M1

Jason P says:

February 19, 2009, 1:59 am

I moved to Reintree in 1978 as a child. At the time there was no road between Reintree and Paradise Lake Road. Only dirtbike trails. My house was one of the closest to the cemetery until the mid 80’s. My parents still live there. My brother and our friends used to hang out at that cemetery all of the time. I mean daily! We would come in from the back side of the cemetery and not the dirt road because that dirt road was as scary as the cemetery. There was always wrecked cars off the side of the road and the exact death smell mentioned earlier. The steps where there and one of the things I remember about them is that they had moss on them allowing you to walk down, but making it very difficult to walk back up. We always thought that they were called the steps to hell. I remember getting chased away from the place by what we thought were the Doolittles that lived on the other side of Paradise Lake Road. We never did any harm to the place as we were always too scared. We did sneak up and watch a couple of weird things because we would come up undetected on our bicycles. We were really young and scared so we would just hide in the bushes. We witnessed a couple of wierd rituals, one involving a goats head and a bunch of people in robes. They got chased off by the police. The scariest was a couple of guys in black robes bleeding a cat into a 5 gallon bucket. They saw us and chased us as we ran screaming away to our parents who called the police and made us go back with the police to tell the story. While I am sure these were just some goth people, it sure was scary and spread quickly to Cottage Lake Elementary. Later when we were in Junior high at Leota and then at Woodinville highschool we would take newcomers down there all of the time. Everytime we would hear some weird noise or see something out of the corner of our eye that would certainly scare the **** out of you and make you beleive that this place was truely haunted.

Our visits there at night were pure terror and the hair on my neck stands up just thinking about them. It was always so dark and that smell and all of the sounds made us run away as fast as we could several times even before we got to the entrance of the cemetery. I will never forget those days of fun and terror combined.

Zack says:

April 1, 2009, 9:40 pm

I heard somewhere that the 13 steps were bulldozed over back in the late 80’s or early 90’s because of people that repeatedly showed up and vandilized the cemetery while looking for the steps. I also heard the area is closed off and its prohitibed to go in the cemetery because of teenagers that used go in there with shovels hoping to unearth the 13 steps. Another version of the story I heard is that people dont die when they go down the steps, but they see a vision of hell and are driven insane by it.

Robert Pabst says:

May 31, 2009, 4:26 am

I used to visit the cemetary years ago while attending Bothell High school. We would gather there on every Friday the 13th and on Holloween. This was back around 1986-1988. Back then there was no haouses with in miles of the cemetary. Since then they have built houses right up to the cemetary. One time while I was there, at night of course, I saw a bright light near ground level. You could only see the light, not the light source. At the same time there were shadows passing by the light. Then as quick as it came, it just dimmed out. With in 5 minutes of this, everyones flashlights that were there, just dimmed out as if the batteries were drained of all the power. I would say there was about 15 of us there. We all took off out of there so fast some of us wrecked on the way down the hill(dirt road). I broke off all the teeth on the front sproket of my motorcycle tring to get out of there. VERY SCARY.

Kristin says:

June 13, 2009, 11:45 pm

I’m planning on going up to check this cemetery sometime soon. I have already attempted to go up during the day, but I had some issues. When I got to the top of the trail, there was a big pile of yard clippings. Branches and things. I haven’t read anything about this at all, so I’m kind of wondering if maybe I went the wrong way? Has any one else run into this problem? We tried to hike through the forest to go around it, but it didn’t really look like we were getting anywhere, so we gave up…

Robert Pabst says:

June 14, 2009, 12:25 am

The cemetery is located on Paradise Lake rd. It is hard to find. If you are coming from hwy 9, it will be on your right side after you go down a big steep hill, the road bends to the right, and then there is what is best called as woopty doos, or little hills. Before the road bend back to the left, there is a dirt rd to the right that goes up into the woods. But also be aware that they have built houses right up the border of the cemetery. The home owners down like people coming to it. As far as the comment someone left about the branches and things, that are the home owners trying to keep you out. Many strange things have happened there. I started going there in the mid ’80s when there was only woods the for at least a mile around it. Once they punched a road threw to it from the other side, we noticed alot of activity there. Such as seeing people(ghosts) dressed in tuxedoes as if it they were berried in them. On a cold night about 1:00am with no flashlight all by them self, what else cold it have been but ghosts? Well I have many more stories but you should go and have your own. The only thing to be afraid of is the home owners cathing you or the weird care taker that sometimes shows up in his very old truck with shovels and picks. Kind of weird, but the guys that have been there on Friday the 13th and Halloween know what I am talking about.

Robert Pabst says:

June 14, 2009, 12:31 am

As far as the 13 steps to hell, they are not like normal steps. They are for the most part worn away by weather and time. It is just the levels or rows of the cemetery. They just go down to a small clearing. When I say small, I do mean small. It ends you in the middle of some big ceadar trees. I don’t know If I can leave my e-mail on this or not. So I will submit this comment and then leave my e-mail address for anyone that wants specific info on the cemetery.

Robert Pabst says:

June 14, 2009, 12:37 am

As far as the 13 steps to Hell, they really are for the most part gone. Time and weather have kind of worn them away. But they are the levels or rows of the cemetery. They will end you up down in a very small clearing under the cedars trees. They are not like the steps in your house. I donâ??t know if I can leave my e-mail address on here or not. Just so I know this will get posted, I wonâ??t put it on here. But after I post this, I will then post my e-mail address for any questions on Maltby Cemetery. I know it very well and have many strange this happen to me out there over the years.

Robert Pabst says:

June 14, 2009, 12:40 am

Ok not sure if this will get posted or not. But for you guys that want any info on Malty Cemetery, here is my personal e-mail. I can answer many questions on it. Like where it is, how do you get there, things like that. I also have seen many strange things there. e-mail me at for any of your questions. I will answer all.

Kristin says:

June 14, 2009, 12:58 am

I tried to just e-mail this to you, but it sent it back saying it couldn’t be delivered…I know how to get to the trail to the cemetery, but then do you just follow the trail straight to it, or what?

Robert Pabst says:

June 15, 2009, 1:17 am

Yes the trail you sppek of is actually what used to be a dirt road that you could drive up to the top. But now its rather over grown. Once you get to the top of the the road/trail, yes it is nearly infront of you. But off to the left a bit. The cemetery is not very big, so I don’t want to make you think it is a really big place. I am guessing from what I remember there is about 30-40 graves, and that might be guessing rather high. I don’t know why your e-mail did not go threw. But maybe you entered it wrong. The way it is written on this sight makes it look wrong. the last for are numbers as in the year 1969. It almost looks like “g”. But I check my e-mail almost every night at work on 3rd shift. So anything you post I will see. There is one thing to look for there too to help you find it. There is what looks like a chimney with a metal pointed cap on it coming out of the ground. Some say it was capped since someone crawled into it, and got stuck and died. But thats just rumor. Anything else that I can do to lead you to the cemetery, just let me know.

Kristin says:

June 15, 2009, 2:13 am

I went up there last night with a few friends, and we found it. People had broken down a trail on the right hand side of the yard waste, so we were able to just walk through them. It really wasn’t that weird…I’m going to try to go again though. Can anyone explain about where these “13 steps to hell” are, or at least where they used to be.

Also, the asylum in Redmond…Anyone know anything about that?

Robert Pabst says:

June 15, 2009, 2:27 am

Good I am glad you found it. The 13 steps to hell….Well there is no longer a full 13 steps. It is the layers or rows. they go down into the woods. You can kind of tell where they used to be. But they just go down into a small clear spot under the cedar tress. If I remember right, the area is about 20ft in diameter. And thats where the “so-called” devil worshipers used to meet. The best time to g to the cemetery when there is usually more poeple there is around midnight to 2am on friday the 13th or on halloween. But I have seen strange things on just anyold night. It was very active when they were just clearing the area to start building homes there. I personaly have not been there in a while. But have alot of strange memories fo the place.

Jon says:

June 25, 2009, 2:57 am

This place is OK, the trail at night (11pm-1am) is freaky though the cemetery is tiny, we accidentally walked all the way up the owners house and triggered the automated lights and bolted down the trail right after, I’ve also been to the Carnation cemetery, that was fun as well, no ghosts though, anyone know a haunted place for sure, that’s accessible by the public please e-mail me

Eric says:

June 29, 2009, 8:59 pm

Me and a bunch of my friends went there last night and to get to it you have to walk like a mile on this trail back behind a bunch of houses and then sneak through this guys back yard. but it was pretty ******* scary

Rob says:

June 30, 2009, 2:29 am

You people are rather strange. For the people that have been there and that were going there long before the houses were built, know that most of these stories on here are not true. For one, the trail to get there is no a mile long, its about 100yrds. Itâ??s also not a trail, itâ??s an old dirt road. In fact, we used to drive up it to the cemetery. At least when the gate was open. Also the 13 steps to hell are there, just rather worn away by time. Itâ??s just the layers of the cemetery. I donâ??t know why anyone feels they have to make up stories about it. It is real and there are times where it is more active than others. You might go there and not see anything, but then there are times where things will happen and scare the hell out of you. But if you guys want to keep making these false stories up, I guess itâ??s your right. But for the ones of us that know the cemetery and have seen things and have truly experienced unbelievable things, we know the truth. So laugh if you want, just because you saw nothing when you were there, does not mean we did not. Trust me, we know the real true stories when we see them. May the Doolittles rest in piece.

Satan Himself says:

July 25, 2009, 3:30 pm

Anyone who can’t find this place is retarded. It is there, it is real, it is strange and it is scary. The underground crypt (13 steps), headstones with pentagrams and others with “Order of Pendo.” (A secret society)

Nate says:

August 10, 2009, 5:04 pm

Naw bro. There’s a big rock slab over the stairs. Unless I’m mistaken, but i’m not. Place is still scary as hell though don’t get me wrong.

Allena says:

August 17, 2009, 3:45 am

So I have had plenty of expericance with the supernautral. My bother alwys goes up there and quit a few of my friends, so tonight August 17, 2009 my two buddies and I went up there. We got there parked and then started our hike i told them i had a bad feeling and and then they my one friend was worried about his car so we turned around got in and started to drive further up. We drove up past the house which is goreaous and for lease. It was kinda wierd though becasue as soon as we started to drive by the woods i started to get sharp pains in my temple and head then they turned into be migranes and the house was waht i pretty much had expected. We stopped and got a flyer and this big white fluffy dog just sat there and watched us it was wierd we drove off parked our car and started out hike agian. I was feeling uneasy and my hands instantly became clamy then I still wasnt settled and I felt like i was being watched or followed I ended up starting to get rely hot and like breaking out inot a cold sweat. I swear we were close but I jsut started to freak out I was staring to cry and I was ready to have a panick attack. THey tried to get me to keep goint but for some reason it was like I couldnt. Which was a good thing. I sitll had my headache on the way back we all went faster and everthing thing felt a little more settled. It jsut wasnt right there is somethign worng with taht palce.

Allena says:

August 17, 2009, 4:20 am

And yes there rely is the steps to hell. That concrete slap ya all see its because the police went up there and cemented it all down so no one would ever beable to walk down it again. Some people say it was all the dissaperances that people would walk down there adn dissapear or that they would walk down there and theri freinds would see there spirits leave and they went crzy or that it was just partying.

Kevo says:

August 31, 2009, 8:20 pm

why do people put messed up stuff on there and ruin it for everybody grow the f*** up.

Lizzie Bathory says:

September 25, 2009, 7:09 am

So I’ve only recently stumbled across Maltby Cemetery and the myths surrounding it. It sounds really interesting. I am a genealocial enthusiast and also a researcher/contributor for a website that compiles cemetery records for genealogical purposes. The site has memorials for most of the people buried at Maltby but not all, and no or very few pictures. I would love to go and take pictures/transcribe records but I cannot risk getting in trouble and wouldn’t want to make the owners mad. Also, I live down in Auburn so it would be a long drive in the dark, not to mention unfamiliar territory. I have located what I believe is the owner’s residence on Google Sattellite but I wouldn’t just want to walk up to their door asking for permission and get turned away after such a long trip. I am hoping one of you locals out there knows the last name of the family who owns the cemetery and/or can get the exact address of that house so I can hand write and snail-mail them a formal request asking for permission to come transcribe the cemetery. From all the research I have done already, I’m a little worried that they will say no because of all the vandalism that has occured there. The best I can do is assure them of my respectuful reverance for cemeteries and hope they grant me entry. If that doesn’t work, I may be looking for some of you brave kiddies to do the dirty work for me. Not too dirty, just photographing every headstone (I hear there aren’t very many), making sure the names and dates are visible in the picture, and if they aren’t visible, writing down the names and dates so I can add them to the database of over 36 million graves worldwide :) Please someone help me with this, it is my passion but like I said before, I can’t risk getting in trouble. My teenage years are behind me now and I have a young child to think about.

Lizzie Bathory says:

September 25, 2009, 7:59 am

I am having trouble finding the pulloff from the Google maps street view, the only one I’m seeing I don’t think is the right one? But if I’m correct about the house location, it is the white house at the end of NE 203rd Pl.? The one with the dirt road running to the right of it with the chain going across it and the log in front of it? The google maps “approximate address” is 19430 NE 203rd Pl. I need to know if this is the right house and what their actual house number is.

Donna says:

October 1, 2009, 2:45 pm

I live in Monroe,Wa. I’m doing a paranormal investigation for my senior project. and i always hear about this place! Do you need proof that you have family to get into the cemertary?

Lizzie Bathory says:

October 1, 2009, 3:20 pm

I’m pretty sure you do need proof. From everything I’ve heard, the owners’ patience has worn thin over the years. Or maybe they are satanic crazies, I dunno. Either way, it seems you need proof of your relation to someone there to get access granted. Or, you do it like everyone else does, and sneak in at night.

Jason P says:

October 1, 2009, 8:52 pm

If you park on Paradise Lake road and walk up the hill you will be fine. The people that live around it just get ticked off that people cut through their yards, but none of them own the property. I can’t see how you can get into any trouble going there during the day as long as you are not being destructive

Lizzie Bathory says:

October 2, 2009, 1:21 pm

I’ve always heard that it’s on private property, that it’s pretty much in the owner’s backyard. And I’ve also heard that they will either call the cops on trespassers or fire a warning shot from their shotgun (the latter seems less likely to me). Really don’t want to have an encounter with the poh-leece.

Joe Baker says:

October 7, 2009, 1:11 pm

Grew up there in the early to mid 80’s before any houses were built with the exception of raintree. There were 13 steps. Many strange things would happen there no matter what time of day or night it was. Definitely haunted. The dolittle family seemd to occupy the cemetary for the most part. The best thing was all the stories my friends and I use to tell others and how the stories would be added to and exagerated over the years. Hey Doug and Paul:)

sofia says:

October 12, 2009, 1:36 am

can anyone tell me the real truth is there steps do they really scare you if you go is that stuff about sellin your sould true i really wanna know the real truth

Rob Pabst says:

October 12, 2009, 4:22 am

OK for you guys looking for an address, you wont find it by that. easiest way to find it is go east on hwy 522 out of Bothell or Woodenville. If you are coming from Monroe, go west. You’ll come to a light at Paradise Lake Road. Go turn right if headed east, turn left if headed west. You’ll go about 2-3 miles at most. maybe less. If you reach NE 202 pl. you went a bit too far. It will be the last dirt road before NE 202 PL. on your right. I have not been there is years, but thats where it is. There are house built right up to it and they don’t like you coming to it, so you’ll have to be quiet. As far as the 13 steps, you wont really see 13 steps. the cemetary is built in steps and they just go down into the trees to a small opening. At least 20 years ago thats what it looked like. I used to go there every Friday the 13th and every Holloween. It is a private cemetary so you can be kicked out. I have personally seen some very strange things there that you can not explain except paranormal. If you need any info or n more stories about the place e-mail me at I know of this place very very well. I still check this website and get emails when ever there is a post on here. You can also go to Google maps and get a ground view of the dirt road. Wow…I just looked on goole maps, I am wrong…It is now over grown big time. It now just looks like a wide spot or a pull off spot on your right hand side of road. looks to be about 1/2 mile bore NE 202 PL.

Fibermaster says:

October 17, 2009, 5:49 pm

Been here, but not in about 20 years. Never have seen anything there that I could not explain. I dont believe in ghosts but do believe in mentally unstable people who enjoy causing harm to others. The only interesting fact about Maltby I have ever verified, is a story in one of Ann Rules books that took place around the 50’s. Maltby cemetery is where a dog un-earthed the missing girls skull, who disappeared from lake Ballinger in Edmonds. In the centerfold, were photos that were taken in the 50’s of the crime scene, which showed the original dirt road with a chain across 2 posts. Good Luck.

Jeff says:

October 25, 2009, 2:24 am

In high school my friends and I would drive up and down Paradise Lake Road and try to scare ourselves. We actally had some scary exoeriences and there’s lots of crazy spots along that road. We’ve seen bonfires in the woods, turn around and it’s gone, no smoke, nothing. There was one time in particular that stands out and I still find it hard to beleive. I was driving down the road with friends late at night. It’s a very hilly road and we were the only car on the road. I saw a car behind me but at a far distance. It seemed to approach my car so quickly. Before I knew it I was hitting speeds 70 miles an hour. The older model car was flashing it’s lights and swirving behind me. I ve never been more scared. We pulled into a neighborhood and drove into a culdesak. The car followed is in and just sat there at the enterance waiting for us to head back to the main road, reving it’s angine. The car’s lights dimmed with the reving of the engine. It was right out of a movie. I luckily saw someone standing at their window of their home and yelled out for help. The homeowner came outside and the car backed up and headed back to the Paradise Lake Road. Scary stuff. I have never been so scared in my life. Also, I found the cemetary, it’s on the hillside and overgrown with bushes and foliage. It sits right up next to large homes… so not all that scary.

Jennifer says:

October 26, 2009, 10:29 pm

I have visited this cemetry several times between 2002-2004 usually on shoot for some amature modeling I have done. I won’t tell anyone how to access it but let’s just say it requires a small hike. I almost always brought flowers and even though I like to have a drink while on shoot I was always carefull to not leave any trash or disturb any thing; I also only went during the day time. There were times the owners of the property were watching us but since we were respectfull no one ever made us leave. I have to say that some of the photos did turn out a little weird: mists in the shots that were not there during the shoot; a few photos that appeared to have what could be orbs (some of them had to have been). One time while shooting it mysteriously started to snow (in March) after I passed through the two sharp pillars that were obviously at some time a gate. While I saw where there may have been steps (concrete slabs) it appeared maybe they were covering up something? I never felt scared but actually kinda peaceful there (perhaps I am just more comfortable with the dead than others?) I did take my at-the-time boyfriend up there once and he was tripped several times on the way up and down the short hike and he was absolutly terrified of the place. He said it felt like something was purposley tripping (or grabbing at)him and he couldn’t get out fast enough! -I have never experienced any thing scary there but I can say the place definatly has an aura to it. Some of the head stones are so old you can’t read them and some seemed to have odd symbols or inscriptions. The place is worth a look if you intend to be respectful but if you go there at night know that it is private property and if you have any doubt or ill will in your heart you might just get what you have comming.

sam says:

October 31, 2009, 1:16 am

yes lizzi I yell once, the second time I speek, it is a 12 gage in the air
the third time I speak it will go between your eyes. I dont miss a rabit on the run let alone a dumd ***.

Jayden says:

November 3, 2009, 10:52 am

First I will say to Sam that you are uneducated and don’t know the law! It is no legal to shoot trespassers I am a current CWP holder and know the law. Second don’t try to be some big shot you are not.

Lizzie I wanted to say taht we have been there many times and always respectful. I would be willing to go there and the pictures you need during the day in fact I have most of them now.


Now onto my story on the visit that impacted us the most. We went to Maltby and went up the trail getting over the brush pile was no easy task nonetheless we made it. Even standing on one side of the brush you would never know that there was a graveyard on the other side. The pile is big and you can’t see anything untill you are over. Once you get over it look to the left. There is about a 10-15 foot open spot where you are in the backyard of the house in front of the graveyard. Duck low and get down to the first level quick before you are seen.
Our first trip was in the daytime the worst was at night.

The pit to the left of the trail with the wrecked cars are said to have been people who had bad expirences up there panicked and wrecked trying to get out. Nobody was ever killed in those cars but there is said to have been a murder down in that pit. There is one car with a tree growing through it that is big enough to be at least 20 years old I would think. The cars are all very very old model cars I would have to ask my brother what years. One car stands stright up and to look at it seems like someone got scared or tried to avoid hitting something and drove right into the huge whole. It must be 30 or 40 feet deep. Don’t get too close as the this is the northwest it is often wet and the ground gives way easily and if you fall I don’t think there will be any getting out without the fire department and I don’t know how they would even get a truck in there to get you out. That pit is serious business.


We went with many different devices to catch energy, orbs, spirits, and other oddities like a oiuja board. One the way up the trail I heard some whispers but said nothing for fear of freaking everyone else out. I have always been somewhat of a sensitive.


We got in and I did notice that some of the names on the stones had moved a site or two but thought that I was just mistaken. I never knew about any of the stories on moving graves until tonight and ready 15 pages of comments of others visits. I also noticed that as of recent thepublic record is missing several graves that are not that old. There are quite a few graves from the mid to late 90’s and early 2000’s that are not in the public record and one grave that has a birth date but no death date yet. The last DOOLITTLE burried there was as recent as I think was 2003 and it is said that there is only one DOOLITTLE still alive ( and is a female in her 80’s who I will leave anonymous out of respect for her privacy)no matter how many wack jobs on here claim to be a DOOLITTLE.

We did get a lot of pictures of unexplained fogs and mists and some orbs. The electrical energy needed no device to be felt.I don’t remember exactly what came of the board (not sure I beleive in them) but I do remember whatever it was saying to them is what made us real scared and want to leave. It said something that made everyone want to run like hell. There were I think about 7 of us and most of them ran down the hill outta there really fast.


I was lagging behind with one of the calmer guys in the group and then all of the sudden we heard what sounded to be a very big dog barking and running through the woods towards us. I have a 70 pound pitbull and got real scared because that dog sounded bigger than mine and was coming up on us very fast and getting closer faster than we could run. We thought that maybe the owner had unleashed a watch dog or something because there was no warning it just all of the sudden starting barking and coming out of nowhere. Not fromt he house but from the woods. It sounded like it was running downhill towards us as we were running like hell down the wet muddy trails tripping over trees to get outta there. As so as the last person got over the gate by the road the dog seemed to just stop. Never heard it walking away or anything. We always called it the ghost dog when we told of our visit. This was no near by Kennel or tied up dog this was a huge dog chasing us that just vanished. It didn’t fade away or retreat it just vanished. All of the sudden there was no more foot steps in the woods from the dog and no barking it was close enought that we were jumping onto the back of the pickup to keep from getting bit but there was no dog. We got out stood there on the truck and quietly listened and there was no dog. Not steps away no more barking no nothing.


After being scared out of the cemetery by the dog but not ready to go home we sat on the back of the truck playing the board again. Once again I was not the one playing the board so I don’t remember what it said exactly but I do remember it was in the reference to death and get out. We left and thought twice about returning.


We have been there many times and never been bothered. Maybe it is because we have no ill intentions. We don’t believe in descrating graves or satanic rituals in fact some of us don’t really believe in ghosts at all. I would say half of our group beleives and the other half have spent the last few years trying to convince us to beleive. We are just a group of people who are interested in haunted things and have put a bit of money into some of our adventures and traveled far and wide. None of us drink or do drugs at all, not on our haunts or at home.


There are no 13 steps to hell that we could find. There are simply three tiers of graves simply put in someones back yard. They are very close to a childrens playset and if the children were running around they could indeed run into the graveyard. Not something I would want my kids around. There was what looked to be a grave actually in the backyard above the graveyard. The biggest gravestone of the whole place. We did no go into the yard to see the name for fear of getting noticed but think it could be the most recent grave as it is new granite or marble type stone. It is about 15 feet above the rest of the graveyard and def a newer one. It is not old stone and it is rather large and only about 10 feet from the childrens playset in front the two iron poles that are the entry from the backyard of the home to the graveyard. I would say there are closer to 20-30 graves and many of them died at young ages. The youngest was only a few days old. Doolittles, Cooper, and Davis seemed to be the most prominent graves.


There are a lot of graves there with freemason symbols and other symbols that appear to be of odd orgins but I didn’t see anything that led me to believe that any of these people were really witches or satinists as I have studied quite a bit of this stuff in my travels. I was also told that back in those days it was common for people to dig up, disturb or otherwise destroy graves of non-christians and especially rob the graves of freemasons because people believed that they were burried with their riches and therefor this cemetery was built by a family of freemasons who wanted their graves to not be destroyed or disturbed. It was that the young kids, drunkards, drugged up, and old story tellers is how it got deemed a satanic graveyard. The only Satanic rituals said to have taken place there were by the people who were coming and going not the ones that were residing there if you know what I mean.


Let me say one thing about graveyard gates as I explain the two iron poles. A lot of people beleive that the gates put around graveyards were believed to keep people in. Meaning the spirits could not cross the gates to get out. The gates that stand now are to keep people out. As I have studied this graveyard, it’s history, and the towns history for many years now I am of the opinion that the two poles to the old iron gate that still stands is whats left of the gate that was supposed to be the afterworld gate to keep spirits in. When standing between them a bitter cold came over me and it was not a good feeling.


With all this being said there were some things that I could explain away by saying I was scared already and the human mind tends to make you think things when you are in that frame of mind. Some things could be chalked up to just being scared and the science that say darkness can make a person see things that are not there. Some things can only be explained by saying I have no idea what the hell was going on but it was not of this lifetime doing it.


It is not easy to find the place at all unless you know your way around there. Whatever you do don’t stop and ask the gas station where it is. That is the fastest way to get caught you dummies! It is private property and you shouldn’t ask how to trespass. THEY LIKE TO NOTIFY THE OWNERS AND THE POLICE OF YOUR SEARCHING AND THEY WILL FIND YOU BEFORE YOU FIND IT! LOL


On the way home we stopped at the gas station to get smokes and coffee and asked the attendant what the big deal was about the secret graveyard and why the locals have gaurded it so closely and why the town of Maltby had so many hidden secrets and the attendant was QUICK to run us out of there just for asking that. I do know that the whole town of Maltby is a little strange the people around there know when you don’t belong and it is hard not to be noticed if you are up to no good.


There is a very heavy feeling that you get there. It is half way between fear and anger. I noticed that every time we went there it seemed that there was a lot of fighting between us and our group of friends is very close and never fight. We also had flashlights, camera’s and other equipment die due to sudden battery loss. Our last expirence was bad enough that none of us want to go back. There is something about the place that when we talk about it we get scared. None of us want to go back at night that is for sure! There is just some very uneasy feeling about the place to begin with and it is somewhat unexplainable. We all saw and heard things that we could not explain even those of us who don’t believe. Most of it we are willing to chalk up to pure fear and human nature but there are those few things we may not be willing to say was a ghost but will forever call unexplained.


Please respect the fact that in order for that place to exisist someone has lost someone that they love dearly. The loss of a person is hard enough without someone coming along and taking one last stab at your family but hurting all that you have left to memorialize your loved one. Respect that everyone burried there belonged to a family that loved them very much. You would not want someone driking, drugging, and vadalizing your families graves so please don’t do it to them. I would like to say just leave them all alone but my curiosity couldn’t keep me out so I know others will go just be respectful and don’t do anything you that you would not do in front your parents and grandparents.

Good Luck and Best wishes to all!

Lizzie Bathory says:

November 3, 2009, 9:17 pm

Jayden, I would love to use your pics if you don’t mind! I wouldn’t mind going in the day time either, it’s just a long drive and I don’t know how the owner would react to seeing me there, I’ve seen a lot of mixed responses about that.

seth block says:

November 5, 2009, 12:43 am

there is no address you have to know how to get there bcuz its hidden. also the thirteen steps to hell are coverd by a 6×6 slab of 5 inch caoncrete moveable but u better bring about ten ppl. other than that i hope u ****** die in hell

Jayden says:

November 5, 2009, 1:57 am

You can reach me at

jayden says:

November 5, 2009, 2:00 am

Seth you are an idiot. There are no stairs under that slab. I am sure just another drunk idiot who thinks if they could just get under that slab….Hmmm I will bring all my little drunken buddies to find a set of stairs that don’t exist because I don’t understand the concept of folklore and fairytales.

grow up some will ya!

Jason P says:

November 8, 2009, 10:29 pm

As mentioned I moved to Reintree in 1978 (my parents still live there) and this was long before the development came anywhere close to the cementery. In fact, the road did not even go through. The only way to get there was from dirt bike trails from Woodinville-Duvall road or at the end of the Reintree develoment which stopped well short of Paradise Lake road. My brother and I and our friends used to go to the cemetery at least once a week. In fact, we built a fort in the woods right before the empty field that used to border the cementery. We would hide in there and watch idiots getting scared in the cemetery or weirdos doing stupid rituals. The dirt road that lead up to the cemtery from Paradise Lake road was very narrow and had a couple of bends in it. At least 2-3 times a year people would run off that road drunk and every once in a while they would just leave the wreck there until someone else drug it off. We played in most of them except for a few that had a ton of blood in them from people hitting the dash board!

The Doolittles used to own a farm right across the street from the cemetery. They had a ton of dogs and one really big dog was once hit by a car on Paradise Lake Road and some idiot dragged the body up to the cemetery and put it over a gravestone. After that we used to hear much more barking in the woods and we never would see the dog, the thought back then was that the ghost of the dog was still haunting the area.

As for the 13 steps, they were real! It has been 20 years since I have been back to the cemetery so I have no idea what they look like now, but at the time the steps were covered with moss and you could walk down them, but could not get enough traction to easily walk back up them. That is where the name originally came from.

The snow thing happened to us as well. I can’t remember the month, but it was way too late for snow and we were riding our bikes to the cemetery and one we got to the open field it snowed for a few minutes. This was witness by myself and 4 other friends. Of course nobody believed us when we got back home, but it did happen.

There also used to be a iron gate and some decorative iron fencing around the cemetery which I understand is mostly gone now. It is a shame that this place was not kept in its original shape because of idiotic vandals. One year someone actually dug up a grave and dropped it into a neighbors of ours back yard. The police came and patrolled the area much more for the next couple of months and that was it. At the time, the local police where from Redmond.

Anyone else remember Honda hill which was also near the cemetery?

E Nebby says:

December 23, 2009, 9:28 pm

Most of the stories here are accurate. However, there are a few corrections that need to be made. I don’t remember “13 Steps” of anything which may be why no one has seen them. I’m not disputing the fact but the real story of the Maltby Cemetary is the “Satan Stone.” This stone (which may be located at the bottom of the 13 steps) is a flat stone that has a pentagram carved into it. If you step on this stone you will die instantly! I’m sure countless people have died from this nefarious stone but it is scientific fact that a horse once step on the stone and while the rider of the horse was unharmed, the horse died later that day. Such is the power of the Satan Stone!!
My personal story involving this evil demonic playground happened on a bright summer day in between my Junior and Senior high school year in 1988. While outside on my friends porch that is a few hundred meters away from the cemetary, the calm was ruptured by the sound of a cat being hideously tortured to death (the obvious handy work of the satanic cult that ruled the nights of Woodinville, Wa!)! The noise continued for several minutes and could be heard through out the neighborhood. Finally, we couldn’t take it anymroe and the police were summoned. As the police drove up the wailing stop. We could see the police pull onto cemetary rd (this was before the area was over-developed with houses) and after a few minutes of investigating and finding nothing, they left. But, satanic cults haven’t lasted milenia because they are easy to catch, and they easily foiled the weak attempts of the King Co. Sherrif Dept by merely melting into the shadows. This was evidenced by the immediate sounds of torture of the cat the instant the police car was out of eye sight! THAT’S A TRUE STORY THAT I WAS A WITNESS TO!! Although I can’t confirm this, I was told later on a cat was nailed to a tree in the cemetary- the sure handiwork of Satanists in my day.

Jason P. says:

December 24, 2009, 12:12 am

Some of us where there in the early 70’s… There certainly were steps, but at least in the 70’s and early 80’s there was not a flat stone with any markings on it at the bottom of the steps.

As mentioned, I played there as a kid weekly long before there where any houses there. We saw several idiots up there cutting up cats and even goats.

neptina says:

February 4, 2010, 6:17 pm

Ive been up there with my 7yearold and 8 yearold they wish to be ghost hunters and have very little fear for the dead. they have been in the attic of maresa castle at night and had a blast doing E.V.Ps and all. so we went up there but did not feel scared of enything….the old cars were really cool one was about from the mid 60sthe rest were around the 70’s but want to go back when we have more time loved the walk,the brush pile how ever was a ***** to get up but other than that no biggy. we run a paranormal buisness my child see ghost she found chawana at manresa

curious says:

February 24, 2010, 1:45 pm

I was looking for summer road trip ideas and thought this would
be perfect for when we’re stuck round the house. (North Seattle)
Neptina I’m curious if you can Email Me please??
I was hoping for some more information…Like first of all do you have a website?


RedKos says:

March 5, 2010, 7:00 am

I’ll share what happened to me there around 1980.

I worked for the Northshore Citizen newspaper in Bothell around the time that I was a senior in high school. We had a lot of ads to insert into the newspaper that night, so I didn’t get done with work until like 2:30 in the morning. Myself and another kid both lived near Woodinville, & I mentioned that by the time we each got home & got to bed it’d probably be like 3:30 in the morning. So, why not find something to do & stay up all night? There was no Denny’s in Woodinville back then, only Good Time Charlie’s & we were too young to get in there. So we decided to drive his Mom’s newly restored VW bug out to Maltby Graveyard. Along the way we were talking about checking out the “13 Steps” we had heard about, and other macho tough high-school dude stuff that we’d do when we got there.

We did get there and started up the dirt road in the VW. At that time there was no barrier across the road and you could drive right up. The night that we were there, there was graffiti on the guard rails, some of with “666” and Satanic symbols along with a couple of old cars that had run off the road & into the woods. We got to the top and the headlights lit up the grave markers. There were no lights up there & with all the trees it made it very dark. Well, all the macho **** stopped right then. We both jus sat in the car, motor and headlights on, not saying anything and amazed at how eerie & spooky this place really was. Finally one of us mentioned getting out, so we shut the motor off and got out of the car with the headlights still on. Neither of us got farther away than 10 feet from the car, but we were starting to feel a little more comfortable.

After being out of the car for a couple of minutes two lights came on from across the graveyard shining in our direction. At first I thought they were strong flood type flashlights and that we were going to be busted. Then the lights started moving…bouncing up and down. I shouted out “hey that car is driving across the BAD_WORD graves!!!” We both bolted to the inside of the car and he tried to start it. The car wouldln’t start and I figured he had panicked & flooded it. As my head bolted back and forth from watching the lights bounce in unison toward us and watching his foot on the pedal I yelled for him to hold the pedal to the floor & start it. He yelled back at me to quit yelling at him. Finally I screamed at him, “hold the BAD_WORD pedal to the floor or we’re done!” He pushed it down & finally got the car started. He floored it and spun the car around toward the entrance/exit, and I turned around to see where the “car” was behind us. As we turned a corner and started down the dirt road I turned around and didn’t see any lights. I looked forward and said, “whatever you do, don’t wreck”, at which he invited me to shut the hell up. I turned back around to my absolute horror, and I mean that literally, the two headlights were almost on our rear bumper. I yelled for him to floor it. It is amazing that at that speed, we were able to stay on that dirt road and not wind up like one of the other cars that had run off the road and perhaps into a tree. The headlights then fell back 20 or 30 feet, and then again were right up on our bumper. I can tell you, being as honest as I can possibly be, that I’ve been in some scary situstions in my life, but I have NEVER been as outright frightened in my entire life as I was at that moment.

With the headlights pulling close and then laying back a couple of times we finally made it to the paved road. The guy driving didn’t even look or slow down. He hit the road at probably 50 mph and just kept going. I turned around again and I told him that the lights were gone. He responded with, “they could still be back there”, to which I agreed. We made it to Snohomish-Woodinville Rd. where there were a few streetlights and I informed him that no one was following us as we headed toward Woodinville. He was still driving around 50mph and it had just rained some. Back then there was a very sharp hairpin on that road, which I had warned him about 3 times. Without listening he tried to take the corner & we shot off the road and dropped about 15 feet into a cow pasture. We tore through 3 barbed wire fences, and I had a wood fence post that came through the windshield shortly after I had ducked. The VW finally came to rest near a house in which all the lights went on and a call went out to the police. I really would like to know who that was that came tearing through the middle of the BAD_WORD graveyard after us that night. I also wonder what ever happened to that other kid I went up there with that night

Marisa says:

April 16, 2010, 8:38 pm

If you can’t find it…I think that you shouldn’t go (there is a reason)

RedKos says:

April 16, 2010, 9:28 pm

Thanks for the post nowhereman, but just because you didn’t have an experience there doesn’t mean everyone elses are “urban legands”. I read on another post that the 13 steps were filled in with concrete largely because of trespassing problems.

Robert Pabst says:

April 24, 2010, 5:51 am

Ok lets try leaving a comment again. I can give you detailed directions on how to find it. E-mail me at for directions. Keep in mind that it is private propery and the houses that are now buiolt right up to the property dont like visitors. best time to go is night time. But go during the day to find the place. I have had alot happen while I was going there in the 1980’s, have not been there in a while. It is very over grown and not easily found.


April 28, 2010, 6:45 pm



April 28, 2010, 9:25 pm


Jason P says:

May 25, 2010, 10:30 pm

No comments lately.

I guess I need to go out there next time I visit my parents that live in the older part of the neighborhood. I have not been to the cemetery in probably 18 years as I have only been back to the area a couple of times and not in 9 years. But as mentioned, I can’t think of anyone that spent more time there than my brother and I did when we were kids in the late 70’s and 80’s. We even built hiding places in the woods to watch other older kids and weirdo’s stopping by. We even had a line across the road with cans attached to let us know someone was coming so we could hurry up and hide.

Their were Satanic cults there (or at least idiots that believed in wearing hoods and bleeding animals), there were 13 steps, there was original iron gates and fencing around some of the cemetery and some of the individual graves had shorter iron fencing around it. The place started to deteriate quickly in the late 80’s as more thrill seekers heard about the place and came to see it and damaged the property. There were graves dug up and even moved, the tombstones where knocked over and some of the wood stakes were stolen or even burned. The fencing was taken bit by bit as it was nice and ornate and fairly old so it was probably worth some money.

The homeowners around the cemetery do not own the property that the cemetery actually sits on so asking their permission is not really worth your time.

I can see how it would not appear very scary now. Just imagine it 30 years ago when there was not a housing development there and the only way into the place was through a thickly wooded back trail that was a couple of miles long (the way we got in) or through a windy dirt road off Paradise Lake road with cars on either side wrecked with blood on the seats or dash. The place was completely surrounded by deep thick woods and had a constant smell of death. There was a small open area in front of it, but the majority of the cemtery was dark due to the trees around it. There was always dogs barking in the distance and sometimes closer (real or not still scary). You never knew who you where going to run into there and no help was available if something went wrong.

Paradise Road itself was scary with only a few farm houses and no outlets other than the start and end of the road. That road has those big dips and winding turns in it which claimed a few lives in the several crashes that used to occur there yearly. That road and the entire area for that matter had zero Police presence so people raced on it and could stop by the cemetery at all hours of the day without worring about getting into trouble. The closest police at that time was Redmond. There was no cell phones, so someone actually had to drive several miles to get to a pay phone to report an accident or disturbance as all of the farm houses where way too scary to drop by as you would probably get shot.

neptina says:

June 14, 2010, 9:15 pm

well when 1 was up there it was about june 08 and the cars were on the left. big tree growing out of the engine compartment of the one car. no sighns of blood of course those cars have been there at least 30 years. open to the eliments so that stuff wouldf be gone.we all wish to go there again (yes with my now 8 year old). she will be on most terrifing places in america in sept 2010 on travel channel at manresa castle as the little girl ghost.manresa is in portownsend. and to curiousi do not wish to leave infoe on this sight. i will be adding future finding on maltby when i get there again.

Roo says:

July 17, 2010, 1:50 am

Maltby is extremely haunted. The end.

Lilith says:

July 17, 2010, 3:38 am

Hey Dak, I was wondering how you guys got in there unnoticed. I heard rumors about there being people there that guard it or something but since i live a good distance from there, I haven’t been able to go see for myself.

Dak says:

July 20, 2010, 3:30 pm

There is no one “guarding” the cemetery. I talked with the neighbors and they said the house does not even own it, they just keep an eye on it. You really want to go late late 1:00ish. Be quiet. Listen for the dog if he barks then leave. Keep an eye on the house. And besides that your good to go. Note: If you really pay attention to area you can hear people whispering in the air. I did it and noticed it. Don’t get frightened though. They are just talking. Also keep your eyes peeled for a grave with all of the words backwards. It was so strange. A lot of people claim different things. I am just claiming what I have seen and heard. Besides that I didn’t see any ghosts or anything but you can smell the death. It literally smells like people got up from their graves and walked around. I noticed a odd stench there. If you don’t hear or see anything don’t be surprised it took me awhile to notice some things. Sit on the little girls tomb and you will feel your chest close up. Look at the cars crashed they mean something (Why are they there? on the road to the graveyard…what does it mean). However I did feel sick there because it is a dark place with bad energy, but don’t let it get to you. Unless you feel attacked leave…if your spooked or notice something stay and listen to them. I swear you can hear whispering about you. I heard things like, “Why does it happen?” and I heard a man’s voice counting like “1..2.3 4 5…6 7 8″

it’s an incredible place. If you go there with the desire to hear and see the dead, I think they just might attempt to show themselves.

Lilith says:

July 20, 2010, 6:09 pm

Wow Dak, that all sounds very fascinating. I can’t wait to check it out in the future. Also i recall you said something about the 13 steps having been paved over. I don’t know much about them, but i heard a few variations of the legend behind them. I was wondering if you might know more about them, like what they used to lead to or anything. Most of the things ive heard never seem to add up and until now, i hadn’t heard anything about them being paved over.

Robert Pabst says:

July 24, 2010, 5:42 am

You guys are so ridiculous. The steps are not paved over. They are part of the cemetery. If you guys are going to write about the cemetery, at least get all your facts right. I have known the cemetery for over 20 yrs now. The steps are nothing like what you think. They are just levels going into the woods. They have long time been worn away. They are now just like small rolls in the dirt heading down into the woods. So please get all the facts right 1st. The cemetery is off of Paradise Lake Road. Used to have an old driveway road or path that lead up to from the road. Many years ago they punched a new road to it and built homes all the way up to the property line. Its not like any other cemetery. Itâ??s a private family owned place. So will be trespassing! But that never stopped us going there very Friday the 13th and Halloween. But that was years ago before the houses got built. Now you have to sneak up to it. Here is how you get there. Take hwy 522 east from Woodinville, or west from Monroe(hwy2). At Maltby, take Paradise Lake Rd off of hwy 522 go east. Take it a few miles east, you will come down a big hill and curve to the right. Then the road kind if has a couple little hills. What you are going to be looking for is a small wide spot on the right side of the road. It is very over grown, and I mean very over grown with bushes and trees. But keep looking for it. If you get to NE 202nd place, you went to far. Go back about ¼ to ½ mile. It is just passed a driveway to a home at or near about 24300 Paradise Lake Road heading east or at that point the road is going south. IF you go past and then reach to NE 202nd place on the right. You can turn around. The homes are built right up to it, going that way you would actually turn right on NE 202nd PL then turn right again on 194 pl NE. then bare right on NE 203rd pl. that road dead ends into it. But peopleâ??s yards block access to it.

Dak says:

July 24, 2010, 7:33 pm

Rob Pabst, I thought they were paved over with the broken cement…guess not. Just paved over with dirt. I guess ask rob for the real important knowledge of a spooky place. Always trust a guy with a beer for his last name…no joke.

Rob Pabst says:

July 25, 2010, 5:37 am

Sorry, not trying to be rude about the paved over steps. I just get tired of people saying things about the place I used to go almost every weekend yrs ago. The steps actually ar pretty much gone. IF you were to come up from the old way where there was a gate and a road, the steps would be at the far side of the plots. They just go down into the woods towards Paradise Lake Road. There is a very small clearing about 15-20 ft around in the woods near the road. Thats where the worshipping took place befoer my time. But like I said, please no one make stories up about the place. I have many stories that are very true about it. Like when there was about 20 of us there and all our flashlights drained out in about 3 seconds. Scared the heck out of me. In fact sheared of the teeth on my front sprocket on my motorcycle trying to get out of there so fast. Scared another guy so bad, he came racing down the driveway/road and ran head on into the gate post with his, I think it was an old GTO or Nova or something. Saw very strange lights and shadows way before any new road or houses were built. Heard sounds like little kids playing. Came there one time when the new road was just dirt right up to the cemetery. Got there about 2am with some buddies. Was a cold night. Then out of no where came a guy that looked as if he just came from prom night, or dressed up like you would dress up to be put into your coffin. HE just came right out of the cemetery with no flashlight, no jacket, and no one else was around, no cars, and he just came walking…almost floating towards us. Got so scared we did not even stick around to see if it was really a ghost that just wanted to talk. Scared the **** out of me. Cause no one would be way out there, at 2 am no jacket, no flashlight, all by themselves in a haunted cemetery. But Maybe he was not a ghost, but looked like one to us.Anyway, all of you that want to go, my last post had very good directions. Have fun, but remember, it is a private cemetery owned by the Doolittles and you can be caught for trespassing….IF they catch ya. Happy haunting!

Dak says:

July 26, 2010, 9:57 pm

Rob you weren’t rude. I just read your words as rude and snobby in my head. Anyways Maltby is a strange horrific place. And the people in that neighborhood know something. I talked with some neighbors and they said they refused to speak about it but they did know the stories. WHO KNOWS! it’s just a weird place. And Rob where is the other entrance to Maltby, the only one I took was the dirt path that had the cars on the side of the trail. Is there another trail?


July 26, 2010, 10:30 pm

Should have asked em if they were haunted lol! They are not very far away from the cemetery and what ever went on there! One would think that if these ghosties would manefest it would be at the houses nearest!

Rob Pabst says:

July 28, 2010, 6:29 am

Yes that is the only other path that has all the cars crashed down along side it. Used to be able to drive up to the cemetery that way before they put in the houses. Was really scary back then. I can only assume the cars crashed there like once I was there and a guy was so scared leaving he head on into the gate post with his nice GTO. But then again I am only assuming. I have not been there in years, but am wondering about the cemented area, I knwo years ago someone unearthed a recent barried small child, that was at the top level of the cemetery, wander if they did that to prevent it again. Who knows. TO the guy who wrote about Ghost hunters, Yes I agree, they should come out there. Its not just another cemetery, they have unearthed plots, and use to do devil worship cerimonies out there years ago at the bottom of the cemetery near the road. There used to be a very small clearing under the trees there, and that where the 13 stpes ended you at. But that was in th 20’s and 30’s.


July 28, 2010, 12:47 pm

I wonder if the owners would even allow some sort of paranormal study!? There seems to be the classic small town silence stigma attatched to the place! No one connected wants to talk silenced by fear or what ever! So what ever really did happen there must have been so tragic and horrific they have to keep quiet! The place at one time truely was something out of a horror movie! isolated rural in the middle of woods in the middle of nowhere! Now its just another suburb. I am still curiouse about parking accross street from old entrance where there is an abandoned barn and lake. sneeking up hill. But Im hearing these stories of security guards and paranoid home owners. Fung that!!!!!!!!! To my knowlege there has not been any satanic occult activities there in years So why so paranoid!?


July 29, 2010, 11:33 pm

Just yesterday I went there! But both those ******* tenants were out in the yard! So
i went for a pretty good hike in the park ajacent to the cemetery. Miles of trails but I could not find a way to sneak in God damn it!!!!!!!!!!!

Dak says:

July 31, 2010, 5:55 pm

What tenants? The house owners?


August 5, 2010, 1:52 am

Yes! I am reading severall stories on the net. Maby it is just better to stay out! I dont know if any of the consevation trails lead to cemetery but I have dicovered that a family member of the cemetery lives in one of the houses. Also The Bear creek cemetry is somehow likked to the cemetry maby family members or something! Also the steps were located in front of the grave that said order of pendo. And that the cemetry is no longer on the top ten most haunted in country or world. Though after reading some of the other stories maby it should!

Eva says:

August 19, 2010, 4:11 pm

Me and four friends went to the cemetery last night after dark. We found the cemented-over “steps to hell” and sat on them for a while, telling ghost stories. Other than the hairs on the back of my neck raising every now and then, nothing much happened… as we were leaving, there was an eerie screeching noise, but we GTFO’d shortly thereafter. Nothing much to report. But it was an exciting adventure nonetheless.

jessie says:

August 27, 2010, 4:25 am

this is my best friends family.. if you ever met the family you would laugh and wonder how stories of this family “worshiping the devil” came to be.. please if you go, be respectful of the graves, it is a family cemetry and only her family is buried there.. once a year they have to have a get together to do a clean up there and its sad they have to so often because of disrespecful ppl.. its a creepy place even in the day, but be resepctful..

jessie says:

August 27, 2010, 4:29 am

and NOWHEREMAN they dont want to do a public paranormal thing.. they did one and it only attracted more ppl there which is what they DONT want.. its just a family graveyard.. nothing more..

Robert Pabst says:

August 27, 2010, 5:11 am

To the one who is friends with the Doolittles,
This is the first time I ever heard of anyone accusing them of doing the Devil worshipping. I have always heard it was others who just decided to use the cemetery for their worship place. I have been here countless times back in the late 80â??s. And to those who keep saying things about the â??13 Steps To Hellâ?â?¦.If you are just recently going there, you will not see them. No they are not covered up by cement, in fact they were just carved out of the dirt leading down and away from the cemetery into a very small clearing about 30-40 ft around and under the trees. They have long ago weathered away. So unless you know where they were, you will not find them. They were very small and barely there in the 80â??s. If I remember right, and feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but the cement slab at the top of the cemetery was put there due to the fact they unearthed a fresh grave about 22 yrs ago. And if I remember right, it was a small child. SO to prevent it from happening again, they cemented over it. And yes, it is the final resting place of the Doolittle family, so treat it as if it were your family berried there.

Bubba says:

August 28, 2010, 7:03 am

Hey all i know is that it’s by Mount Saint Helens, And u wont find it on maps.. go to your local libaries and check out old maps, Washingotn took off the maps alot fo years back, and there are only 5 grave stones left noticeable and really freaky, Hit me up on my e-mail if u wanna go i was scared the first time but with more the less i’m afraid..

jessie says:

August 28, 2010, 3:25 pm

uhm.. no its not by mt saint helens.. you have no idea what you are talking about.. and there are more than 5 grave stones there.. it is a FAMILY graveyard.. and yes robert it was ppl who used their graveyard, since it is so secluded to perform their satanic ritulas.. not the actual family of the graveyard..

Dak says:

August 28, 2010, 4:38 pm

“Bubba” you obviously haven’t been there. More than 5 graves. Not even close to Mt. St. Helens.


August 29, 2010, 3:52 pm

BUBBA YOU ARE FUNNY!!!!!! Good to know from the person who explained where the steps were! Now I know I have walked them infact and nothing has happened! To the gal who is friends whith the Doolittles I meen no disrespect to the family nor the cemetery. I would never vandalize. I simply want a couple photoes for an urban legend documentry I am doing on my own! I completely understand why the family would not want publicity there due to its horrific past from human hosts! I have photoes of famouse places such as Connecticuts Green Lady cemetery and our own Ruckers Tomb which would rival this place any day in freeky places! I am extreemly sceptical these days of any sort of paranormal things! But as a kid I did believe or want to any way so it still keeps my interest thriving! Do you think if I snuck in durring day I would in up in a Sno HO Jail for tresspassing? And do you think the family would exept assistance on one of theyre clean up days?

Jessie says:

August 30, 2010, 12:17 am

dont listen to a THING bubba said, the place is in woodenville, complete OPPOSITE side of washington.. the cemetery is next to a development, but going during the day is less sneaky than at night, the houses around the cemetery arent the families… but they just dont want ppl going there and ruining the grave stones and disrespectiong their loved ones..

curtis says:

August 31, 2010, 11:01 pm

I went there with some friends on a few occasions. The first time we ended up trying to go straight up through the woods for some reason and explored across the street. The second time we just parked at the old trail head in front of a gate. 5 minutes later we were there and its not scary during the day. Its almost in someones backyard. I dont recal there being two trails after the gate, just a straight run right into the cemetary. it has two rows of markers divided by a hedge bush I believe. To the left is a huge bunch of wood dropping down toward the road. We say no sign of the 13 steps. Im tempted to return but I wasnt impressed the first few times. The first time there was someone doing yard work and a dog might have barked at us so we left. The second time we had a good look around, did no damage and didnt party there. Now that I am remebering it there may have been two trails but they just went around the upper and lower portions of the hedge bush and the markers. Its realy pretty small and the markers all have the same family name on them. If you go in the dark and have read about the place or heard rumors you might get that thrill of fear I was expecting. Its pretty dark on that trail and the wood are thick. One of my friends who went up there with me said he had walked down the 13 steps and remarked on it looking a lot different from his previous visit. Im not sure why I decided to look it up today but its all very interesting. Another of my friends says his dad and his friends used to go there, when they were in highschool, to beat up on the devil worshippers. Fun stuff!

Sins Angel says:

September 11, 2010, 9:27 pm

I think the case is that for some people the stairs apear and for some they don’t the spirit world dose that some times and things do change I live in tacoma and I know the cemetary that I go to a lot is always changing and we have a large head stone that vanashes a lot but there has been so many reports that it’s there and the grounds keeper even says he has seen it be there then the next min it’s gone. So about the stairs being there they just very well might be but only show for some people.

Dak says:

September 16, 2010, 1:46 am

Went back for a third time to Maltby. Went very close to the cars…so strange how they are there. Went to the cemetery again. I agree with the Sins Angel on the appearing and disappearing stairs. They however appeared for me and boy was it odd. I heard more whispering up in the trees I think the spirits there are connected to the entire area. When me and my friend were driving home she saw a cute little mid century girl in the back window in the road behind us. Turns out if you go further down Paradise Lake Road there is a cross for a girl that got hit on the road.


September 16, 2010, 2:42 pm

I drove by there recently! Saw the exact same cross! I did not have the nuts to try and sneak in because the house next to it had garadge open as well as people there! There is a conservation trail enterance just right up the street right near by though I don’t know if it is legal to park there? Would make it easy to sneak around probably! I just looked up the 10 most haunted cemetries in US and most of the stories were weak! The best were Stull cemetry in Kansas A simmalar story of the seven gates of Hell and a wearwolf and satans court held there! Sounds familiar EY! Then there is Resurection cemetry in Chicago home of The fabbled childhood game Bloody Marry! And tales of a Vampire! Another interesting tale in suburben Illionois called Bachelors grove said to be home of mythical gangsters ghosts where they were buried after being murdered like a stash burial place! Also a phantom house! I think it is a damn shame they are so Anal about not letting people in Maltby. Its stories rival any top Ten in my book!

Dak says:

September 17, 2010, 6:16 pm

Maltby is evil. But so interesting. It is not illegal to park at the trail entrance but I think there is a gate that closes after dark.

With the old crashed cars, the girl that was hit down the road, the disturbed cemetery with dark energy, ACTUAL satanists that use to perform or still perform there (I asked a local friends who’s grandfather explained to me the basics and why people don’t want it to become a tourist attraction.) and everything else. Maltby is simply…Maltby.


September 18, 2010, 12:01 am

I doubt real Satanists still practise there whith all the security mesures! I don’t even think any thing other then alot of litter has been done there since the Eighties in reguards to real satanic or Ocult activities or worshiping! The trail head enterance I am talking about is right up the street from the enterance to Cemetery. There is of course another located about a mile North on paradise LK road! That is main one. If there truely is paranormal activity present then it is probably ghosts wanting people not to vandalise place any more. Maby the mom Doolittle that murdered her daughter. Maby the ghosts of those who recked there cars! To Dak what did the grandparents say about the story?
You guys should google ten most haunted cemetries and vote for it!

Dak says:

September 19, 2010, 4:58 pm

He said that it was a huge satanist gathering place actually. Then the meetings disappeared. And now little stupid “satanist” kids come and draw pentagrams all over the graves and “worship”. He also talked about how he knows it is haunted when he went there decades ago and told his experiences that were all truth in my opinion. He was smart, collected, and didn’t sugar coat the real stuff that occurred there. I asked him about the cars and apparently 1 or 2 of those vehicles had someone die in them because the white car in the back of the woods starting a mild fire in the car and a kid burned. But the police or whatever never bothered getting the cars out of there and left them. As for the cemetery he talked about whispers and getting stared down by a black goat with a man next to it. He also saw little girls (but he said they had good energy, just said that they were dead and wanted to be a live so bad they show themselves to people to feel like they are still around and living) He said that place is interesting and nightmare at the same time.


September 19, 2010, 7:11 pm

Very interesting! Where is this gut? Would he be willing to talk to me?

Dak says:

September 20, 2010, 3:14 pm

His name is Jon. I was over at my friends house near Maltby. I had to pry it out of him even though I have known him for a long time.


September 22, 2010, 6:53 pm

Does L.F Doolittle still check on this site?

Kieran says:

September 29, 2010, 12:21 pm

“That is stupidâ?¦the only way to get to hell is when you die and God chooses to send you there!!!”

Hey April. Since you think it’s so stupid then why don’t you take your *** down there and prove there isn’t any basis to the story about the 13 steps? Substantiate your claim that it’s all bogus with facts.

As for God choosing who goes to hell and who doesn’t, also prove this. That claim is nothing more than religious theological rhetoric. It’s all a matter in what you believe. And just because you believe as you do in God and hell doesn’t make it so. Furthermore, there are many who don’t believe as you do.

jessie says:

October 1, 2010, 4:43 pm

no this was never a church area.. it has always been a family cemetery.. hence why there are only one last name on these headstones.. and its the three tears to hell.. the graveyard has three levels to it and when you walk straight down all three, you go to hell..


October 1, 2010, 7:17 pm

Accourding to some earlier posts claiming to be family members from back in 07 ect. There was supposably a church and some one has an organ from the burndt down church! Though the Doolittles are the most common name assosiated whith this cemetry there are many others Guy WINKS and other names. So there is no doccumented proof that I am aware of that the Doolittles even owned the cemetery originaly. So it is safe to assume that this was originally a pioneer cemetery? Also the other Maltby cemtery on the highway which I have read that has even more paranormal activity in it may infact be linked to this one as well I.E familly members who moved on. As far as the steps go I have wanderd this place in the day and noticed a pit whith alot of wood potentially burnt. It was to close to houses so I did not get a good ganders but I have heard through the grapevine that that might have something to do whith the steps? Otherwise you are right Jessie that has to be it! The top of the tier that leads into the woods! I wonder if any of the Doolittle clan is buried at the other Maltby cemetry? But most of all I wonder how those houses are not haunted being so close????

Jason P says:

October 1, 2010, 10:57 pm

It is great to see people that have been here once or not at all claiming to know what has happened here. There was never a church here. The original steps went done to a place where that was too small for a church. They were put there to make it easier to get from one level of the cemetery to a lower level. Furthermore, there was never a foundation or clearing anywhere in the the area from a church. The steps had moss on them making them easy to walk down, but very difficult to walk up without falling. That is where the myth of them being the steps to hell came from. My friends and I spent more time at this place than anyone in the area. From 1977 to the late 80’s we played there almost daily, then in highschool we used to go down there late at night to scare our girlfriends.

Dak says:

October 2, 2010, 2:06 am

Nowhereman? Where is the other Maltby Cemetery?


October 2, 2010, 11:34 pm

IT is on the highway that connects Woodinville to Granitefalls vearing off to left if you are heading to Granite falls. There are references to it on earlier posts on this board. I have driven by it many times but never actually been in there.

Robert Pabst says:

October 3, 2010, 11:12 pm

NOWHEREMAN, you are way off on where it is. It is on Paradise Lake Road. Off of the road that head from Woodenville to Duval. Or off of hwy 522 inbetween Woodenville and Monroe. Look for all my posts on this website and there is directions I posted on here exactly how to find it.

jessie says:

October 4, 2010, 12:35 am

it has always been family members or relatives of the doolittles that are buried there..


October 4, 2010, 5:27 pm

LOL Robert I know exactly where paradise valley cemetery AKA Maltby cemetery is! I have been there and have recently driven by to see if I can sneak in but someone in the houses is allways home! I was making refference to a different cemetry that has been named maltby as well! But I think its real name is Bear Creek cemetry! Not sure I have only driven by it! But rumer has it that it is linked to Paradise lk roads Maltby somehow? And may also have some Paranormal activity? Jessie how do you know this?

jessie says:

October 5, 2010, 1:30 am

as i stated before i grew up with one of the doolittles and she is my best friend.. i was interested in the cemetery like you all were so i asked her father about it..

Quinton says:

October 8, 2010, 3:21 am

me and 2 friends whent there last night. we went over the county line on lake paradise road and saw i dirt road that went downhill with cones on both sides. just wondering if this is it, we werent sure so we didnt go. mabe explain were it may be on google maps sattelite mode so we can check it out. also we have no intent of vandalism, and will not disresppect anybodys final resting place.

jessie says:

October 9, 2010, 2:05 am

no the road you pulled off of is the property owned by the doolittles actually.. the graveyard is across the street.. you have to walk through the woods..

jessie says:

October 9, 2010, 2:07 am

no the road you pulled off of is the property owned by the doolittles actually.. the graveyard is across the street.. you have to walk through the woods.. but please remember these are family members and the family has to spend a lot of money cleaning the graveyard..

TrocarGirl says:

October 13, 2010, 12:41 am

Regarding Maltby Cemetery: When I was a teenager( I graduated in 1975) the “bad” kids,myself included, would head up there at night to drink beer and goof around.I have been up there around 15 times.Most times we got drunk,looked for ghosts-didn’t find any,and went home.One Halloween night we were especially rowdy.You had to be quiet because at that time there was no housing development,only an old cabin/shack where the caretaker lived.This man stood nearly seven feet tall and would shoot rock-salt at you if he found you there! We ended up at a cement slab that looked like a regular cement pad.When we jumped on it,it sounded hollow.The guys we were with thought it would be fun to break it open!After what seemed a long(and LOUD)time they cracked it.They got some large pieces out and for some unknown reason there were STEPS down there! I never counted them but I’m sure these must be the same 13 steps.That same night my friends decided to play a joke on me.Without my realizing it,they all took off one by one as I was reading graves.At first I didn’t realize they were gone.As I began to realize I was alone in the cemetery,I started looking around.Looking down to the treeline of the woods,I CLEARLY saw a man in a plaid shirt walking in the woods near the edge of the trees.I thought this had to be one of the guys playing a trick until he walked right into a tree! I turned and ran as fast as I could out the iron gates and up to our cars.Everyone I came with was standing right there.At this point my friends saw the look on my face and got really quiet.Right then we heard someone running straight towards us getting louder and louder until whoever it was should have been right in front of us,but no-one was there. We got in our cars and left in a huge hurry.That night I have never forgotten,and I never will!


October 26, 2010, 2:04 pm

Happy HALLOWEEN FOLKS! I REMEMBER VISITING THIS CEMETERY ON HALLOWEEN MY JR YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL. ONE OF MY MORE FOND MEMORIES OF SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!! Friday on will be on air on the BJ Shea morning experience 99.9 KISW discussing this very topic! Top shelf of the show grew up in woodiville And I have spoken whith him about this place he is familiar! should be a blast! And if the owners of houses or cemetry don’t like me promoting it I got Five words for them! Suck my fat white ****!! This place has far to much historical value to just be buried and forgoten about!

jessie says:

October 26, 2010, 9:37 pm

NOWHEREMAN you are a douche.. it may have historical value, but it is their FAMILY CEMETERY.. you’re probably a 30 year old fat loser with a small ****.. show some respect

Candice Lenss says:

October 28, 2010, 5:41 pm

When was this topic on the air? I hope that i did not miss it. And the steps that were slabbed over, are said to have been the 13 steps. That they were originally steps to an underground crypt. My Cousins grew up in woodinville, so i know a lot of first hand info. Yes the town, is very hush hush about it. Which means doing more research beyond there historical society.


October 29, 2010, 12:20 pm

Ha Ha Ha all true Jessie but I still got it on air! You are probably a little small town yuppie ****! Ha Ha!


October 29, 2010, 12:42 pm

Hey Jessie are you 18? What is youre number I would be happy to stick it in ya sweat heart:)

jessie says:

October 31, 2010, 1:39 am

nowhereman you are disgusting.. i am 21 and im from redmond.. i dont care if you got it on the air, show some respect for the family.. its their families cemetery and they have to deal with cleaning it a couple times a year because some Dbags like you… learn to spell and i am sure you are some gross 30 year old fat man, im sorry i have way too much class that.. thanks


October 31, 2010, 4:44 pm

I’m sure you are a spoiled little brat to!


October 31, 2010, 5:00 pm

Hey Jessie maby you can walk the steps whith the rest of youre generation. Hope you rot in hell you spoiled ****!!!!!

memo says:

November 4, 2010, 4:10 am

ok today i went to see if we could find the cementary but we never find it…!!! someone can tell me the REAL adress to this place cuz we try alot of places but nothing …..

Jayden says:

November 5, 2010, 7:00 am

Maltby is not that hard to find… I don’t get why people are coming up with such BS ideas of where it is… I have seen people say Redmond, Kirkland and places like that and sware they have been there but they are not even close. I have been there had my own experiences and probably won’t ever go up there at night again. If you would like to venture up there in the daytime I will certainly show you how to get there. It was fun to go in the daytime cause you really get to see the cars in the pit and get a better idea of the lay of the land before you go stomping around in there at night. I will only go with respectful people who have no intentions of doing damage and believe me I can tell who you idiots are and will weed you out and leave you in the woods to find your own way out in some random area. Serious people who simply want to pay respect to the lives lost and see what the place feels like feel free to hit me up.


Jayden says:

November 5, 2010, 7:11 am

I have heard a few times about a little girl that got hit on the road up there but have not seen the cross. Does anyone know the whole story on what happen there or the validity of it? That would be interesting to look into. Was it a recent accident? I would assume it can’t be too old if there is still a cross there. That is very sad but sometimes lives cut too short do end up being spirits stuck here according to some Paranormal investigators. What I want to know is with all the stories and all the groups looking into random places that are supposedly haunted…. Why is it that none have ever asked to look into the Maltby Cemetery. Even Ghost hunters has been to washington. I believe they did the old insane assylum in… I think it was Sedro Wooley or Standwood or something like that. That is another proven haunted place that the owners have been fighting tresspassers and vandalist for a very long time but yet they allowed the investigation. I truly think as mum as Maltby is about this place and my own adventures that there is some truth to that place being haunted. I was a 100% skeptic until I went there with some people. So intrigued I went several times until we had a very bad experience there. Never again will I go at night or on a mission laughing at other people who are looking to be scared because they sure scared the hell outta me!

wintersgaze says:

November 23, 2010, 3:25 am

I am very curious about this place, only just heard of it today. I realy want to go, but I dont want to sneak around and be foolish, nor do I want being freaked out in the night with the possiblity of being run off, fined, or jailed to interfer with the real feeling and emotions (if any) to be had in experiencing this historical (infamous) place. If anyone who lives in the area or knows anyone in the area plese repond. I would like to write my own letter of request to enter. wheher it be mail directly to the current owners or in directly, either way. Heck if the owners so wish, they can follow me everywhere and eye ball me the whole time making sure I do no disrecpect. whole thing interests me, the woods for simple love of nature, the history, the myths and stories that made it legendary, the prospect of spirits. paranomrmal activity….in a nut shell I just spent the last four hours reading posts about this cementary on various sites, and now am extreamly interested. So again if anyone lives around there or knows someone who does please respond, so that I might begin this small quest that I have forth on myself.

Also on another note, I know I write funny, my job is very peticular on how things get written. So please no jokes.

Lori says:

November 28, 2010, 1:51 am

My friends and I hung out at the Maltby Cemetery back in the early eighties. I remember a large cement block located in the center of the cemetery which was approximately ten feet long, five feet wide and four feet from the ground. We found the thirteen steps which lead down to a wooden door with a pad lock on it. We were told it was the maintenance shed. Odd place for a shed, very steep. There were about twenty five people buried at Maltby at the time. As many times as we had gone there, it always took us forever to find the correct gravel road to the cemetery. In 2002 I revisited the cemetery for old times sake. I wanted my adult perception of this very scary place. I found the gravel road overgrown with brush and Ivy. As I walked up the gravel road I felt sick to my stomach and wanted to turn around. I crept on through the dense forest and came to the same clearing, but with a few very large new homes located right on the cemetery where we used play. This was a shock! I wander if the people who live in those homes know the history of Maltby cemetery? If you pass the Doolittle residence on your way to the cemetery, youâ??ve gone to far or maybe itâ??s the other way around. Good luck and happy hauntings!

Drake m says:

December 22, 2010, 3:08 am

I went to maltby cemetary with 3 friends back in 1984.It seemed a little creepy and i did see the wrecked cars people abandoned on the trail up to the cemetary.One thing i remember the most is leaving there and seeing something in the road that made me swerve out of the way to avoid hitting it and my car came to a dead stop and i heard a crash.I drove home and went to bed. When i woke up in the morning my car had a 2 foot dent in the rear quarter panel like i hit a telephone pole…but i did not.I was stopped in the middle of the road and never went anywhere near a telephone pole or a tree.I had a friend pull the dent and fill it with bondo and paint the rear quarter panel for me.The strangest thing about the repair was that the paint and bondo refused to stay on the car and i had to have it redone several times. I finally sold the car to a junkyard in lynwood because it gave me nothing but bad luck after the accident.Bob,Joanne and Shawna are my witnesses.

Doug says:

December 27, 2010, 8:40 pm

I took my 2 kids there today (12/27/10). It is very hard to find. No markings at all. You have to know a local that can give you precise directions or show you. Followed the trial up the hill and it was seeming to be vary promising. Because the trail in the woods is just creepy knowing it leads to a cemetary. The trail ended, blocked by a huge downed tree & brush wall. Put there to keep people out. worked our way around it and was shocked to see it. The cemetary literally sits to the side of someones back yard. House is in plain site with the well mowed backyard leading up to the edge of the cemetary. The cemetary is very small and sort of terraced on the side of the hill. The headstones were very recent. Only a couple dated back to the 1920’s. Most were put there in the 60’s – 2000. Then I guess thats when the housing development went in and thats why there is a house right there. Didn’t see anything out of the ordinary or reason to believe the family was satan worshipping. Just the opposite, the headstones had your typical christian markings. This place was a big let down. Don’t waste your time going there.

Seth says:

January 6, 2011, 12:48 am


Cody says:

January 7, 2011, 6:47 pm

I went there lastnight its ****** creepy. they tried to build a wall with sticks so u cant get in but its pretty easy. The graves are on the left in the woods right on a trail. Jus dont let the guy who lives in the big house see u. They covered the steps with some big sheets of plywood but we uncovered it jus a little. Its pretty ****** scary.

Cody says:

January 7, 2011, 6:51 pm

I forgot to say that we came from a long trail from what i think is the backside of it sooo yeah.

sc says:

January 29, 2011, 8:28 pm

Its in Forks, wa.. on the way to the prison they have out there, i believe.

Madeline says:

February 7, 2011, 1:04 am

It’s in Maltby, not Forks. This is private property, so unless you have permission, you are not welcome.

Steve says:

February 8, 2011, 3:17 am

I gooogled “Order of Pendo” & came up with something very interesting. some of the early members of this organization lived in Sedro Wooley …& were also linked into the “Northern State Hospital” a mental hospital that was closed in 1973 in Sedro Wooley..& later occupied by Job Corps….but also on Washingtons list of most haunted places……funny how both places are on that list & have been somehow linked together for almost 100 years…….somethin is wierd there

Steve says:

February 8, 2011, 3:20 am

I did a google search on “Order of Pendo” some of the earleyest memebers lived in Sedro Wooley & were also teid into Northern State Hospital..a mental hospital that was closed in 1973…& also on Washingtons most haunted list….funny how they have been tied together more than 1 way for over 100 years

Candice says:

February 10, 2011, 7:41 pm

I have tried to track all the coordinates on Google earth, and believe I am in the right area.But I still cannot find it, or even see anything for that matter.There seems to be so many it covered in tress or is there a bare spot?

Steve Smith says:

March 6, 2011, 2:18 pm

I posted on this thread before, but here is 1 more comment. I used to go to this place as a teen in the late 70`s & early 80`s, I NEVER found anything scary about this place other than gettin arrested for tresspassing !!! as far as the cars wrecked off the side of the old dirt road…well these were most likely stolen cars that were trashed up there & abandoned !!! as it was to expensive for the county to go out there & retreive them off the side of the steep embankment they were ran off of!! there was lots of late night keg parties up there in the 70`s & lots of un-needed vandals !! as far as satanic rituals up there….I never saw any of it,,,,could have happend..there was lots of drug induced crazies back then !! as far as being kreepy…hell go out to the old cemetery in Black Diamond by the Green River Gorge,,,,,thats more kreepy…& your more likely to get shot at out there in the middle of no-where than you are in Maltby

Steve Smith says:

March 6, 2011, 2:26 pm

Put it this way. if someone were to fire a gun off in Maltby now days there would be 15 King County Sheriffs there with-in minutes arresting you for illegal disscharging of a firearm !!!! the only thing thats going to happen to you at Maltby Cemetery is you may get arrested for trespassing


March 7, 2011, 1:45 am

Try googling Stull Cemetery in Kansas.. ery simmilar Urban Legends! It is now the Second most haunted cemetry in the world! The Title I was told belonged to Maltby! I would love to check all of them out to see exactly which one had the most effect! Bring EVP and all! I have recently drove and passed on Paradise LK Road but i do not have the nuts i had as a teen! I how ever have noticed crosses of car accident victims on the road coinsadence????? I wish the home owners were not such douch waffles! Or is that part of the fun?

kevox says:

April 21, 2011, 5:50 am

I have been to Maltby several times since 2008 and been generally creeped out all of the times but a dark, forested area will creep anyone out…We (friends and I) have always tried different ways of testing to see if we could get some form of response from any potential ghosts in the area. My views on paranormal activity changed forever one night….I wasn’t physically touched nor did I hear whispers nor did I see any shadowlike figures as many of you have but what I did experience I will never forget.
About the fourth trip we made out to Maltby it was October-November of ’08, we decided to try using a cell phone to make audio recordings just like they do on the multiple ghost hunting shows on TV…We were there for about 90 minutes that night (just 3 of us) and once we decided to leave (oh that is another important note here: of the many times I have been there, nearly 80% of our visits a thick fog has set in by the time we left to hike back down the trail, a fog that was not even fainlyt existent when we got there!) we stopped at the gas station up the road and listened to the audio recording we made to try and hear something…anything…
AND WE DID! During one of the pauses of one of the recordings, after we ask it a question (what the question was I do not recall) there is a pause for 4-6 seconds and then, CLEAR AS DAY, you hear a whispering voice say “They’re after you!” on the recording, before we ask the next question!!!!! We each listened to that recording at least a dozen times that night and there is NO DEBATING that those are the three words spoken, crystal clear…That confirmed my belief in paranormal possibilities…Oh and the guy making the recording COULD NOT have whispered into the phone as a prank on us because I was standing less than 10″ from him during every recording so I know that what we caught is not one of the 3 of us…I later stumbled across a book called “Pacific Northwest Haunts” which has a small section on Maltby and it says something along the lines of “And if you enter a certain part of the cemetery you will be warned by a ‘watchman’ who will tell you to turn around.” Does “They’re after you!” not sound like something a watchman would say?! CRAZY! I didn’t run across this book until 2 years after recording the EVP by the way….hit me up if you want to talk more about maltby;

A Long Time Ago, on the East Side says:

May 27, 2011, 10:38 pm

Here’s one for you. I know of all of this firsthand. It is absolutely and completely factual.

During the 1986-1987 school year, students from Redmond High School, drawn by the many crazy local legends, drove out to Maltby Cemetery (during daylight hours) to take photos and gather information for an article for the school’s newspaper. They interviewed a man who lived on adjoining property. They also took several photos. One of the photos was of a particular headstone. This ended up being the photo printed on the front page (it was the lead story) of the Redmond High School newspaper. The gist of the article was that the many stories concerning the cemetery were nonsense, that there were no “thirteen steps to hell,” that it wasn’t a Satanic burial site, and so forth. The article was approved by the journalism class’s supervising teacher, Dr. Roger “Doc” Salisbury. It was printed in the usual monthly edition of the paper, circulated throughout Redmond High School. Up to that point, everything seemed perfectly normal.

However, within a few days (less than a week, if memory serves), Seattle TV news (KOMO, KING and/or KIRO, though I can’t remember whether more than one of them ran the story, or, if not, which ones did–but certainly one of them ran it, because I saw it with my own eyes) ran a story about a report of a grave being robbed at Maltby Cemetary. The TV segment included video footage of dug up grave. The remains had been removed. And here’s the kicker: it was THE GRAVE MARKED BY THE VERY HEADSTONE IN THE PHOTOGRAPH ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE RHS STUDENT NEWSPAPER. As anyone who has been there can confirm, while it isn’t a terribly big place, there are a considerable number of headstones and graves in Maltby Cemetery. The chances of someone randomly robbing the very grave photographed by the RHS students, within a few days of the article being printed, are just too absurd to believe. So what does it mean? It probably means that someone who was a Redmond High School student during the 86/87 school year (or maybe one of their friends or family members who saw the newspaper they took home from school) dug up the coffin and absconded with the human remains therein. But WHY?

These are facts that can all be confirmed. Step one, check the RHS school newspaper archives for the 86/87 school year. There were fewer than 10 issues that year, and the Maltby article was the lead story on the front page, so it won’t be hard to spot. Then, check the news archives for KOMO, KIRO and KING, for a period of a week or so following the publication date of the RHS paper containing the Maltby article. At least one of those stations ran the story.

Here is the email address for Redmond High School’s current journalism/newspaper supervising teacher. She may have access to the archives, or at least be able to direct you to someone who does:
“Ms. Mauck”

RHS homepage:

Happy hunting.

Jon says:

June 2, 2011, 3:23 am

Friends & I found the cemetary back in the early 90’s, never saw any signs of the steps however did get a very weird vibe, just seemed as spiritual place. After about 5-10 minutes we decided there wasnt anything to see nor couldnt find anything really haunting. We turned away from the cemeatary and started walking back down the over grown road we folled in and was confronted by an older man who had a cigarette in his mouth holding a shotgun. The man asked if we belonged here? We replied we were looking for a trail and got lost. The man replied you know where you are and you need to leave. We said sorry, thanks & etc, the man stood at the top of the grass knoll & stared, never said a word, we walked back to our vehicle to never return. This was my 4th time there but first time during the day and never thought at 3pm we’d find a a strange older male with a gun advising us to walk away. Honestly the craziest reality check I’ve ever had, true words. My advice, dont go there & respect the graves that are on site. the 13 steps are no longer and are most likely a tale but we’ll never know. I know one thing, I’d never live in that community next to the grave site, if you’ve been there you understand me. email me if you want more info:

Brian says:

June 18, 2011, 6:51 pm

I’ve been to Maltby Cemetery a few times. The caretaker is a bit pissed off because of all the people sneaking in and out to party, desecrate and basically disrespect the dead. I can’t blame the guy for being so aggressive, since he probably has family there as well. I’ve talked to him before for about 20 minutes before, and not once was he happy, amenable, or friendly. He’s just simply a prick. Just steer clear of the guy if you feel you absolutely have to be there. Anyway, the cemetery has a lot of history and is beautiful in its own right. There are some oversized plots, small plots, and one that always intrigued me: of a child whos buried on the hill slope – upside down/backwards. I have never heard noises, seen spirits, or felt fear in any way there, nor have I seen 13 steps anywhere. This all makes for a good story, but it’s all just that. I’m not saying there’s nothing spiritually strange there, but I have yet to experience anything but peacefulness there. Please be respectful of the dead, and get permission first…OR be seriously ready to have the cops called on you, or simply just run from the crazy *** caretaker who will find some kin of weapon to take your *** out with :) Remember all the caretakers on Scooby Doo? He’s one of them :)

David Hessen says:

June 19, 2011, 1:11 am

I grew up just south of Maltby. We used to go to this cemetary and throw spodies there on Halloween. Definately scary, but no ghosts and no stairs to be had. too bad.
If you really want to see a scary place, go to the far end of Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands. There is a table with many chairs deep in the woods there at the cemetary. Sit at the table. Within each chair are the entombed remains of the original founding family. It is very scary and you will not soon forget your experience there!

Just1More says:

June 30, 2011, 8:17 pm

Graduated from BHS and that was in 82′ that place completely creeped me out! I was talking to Marjean from Class of 81′ yesterday & chatted about the Cemetery. You drive up PLR and the fog is heavy, you turn right off onto the road up to the cemetary and there is a smell that is like an animal rotting. The car/truck in the tree was there. I know those steps were there because I went down them…let me rephrase that…I made it down about 5 and got the hell out! For those of you that have been up there me personally the vibes/atmosphere is NOT good. Everyone that went up there always had trouble with their cars…that is a fact. I personally do not ever want to go back up there again…something is not right with that place in any way shape or form. I used to live just off Maltby Rd. on the West Side and when you cross over the freeway it’s just not a good feeling!

liz says:

July 21, 2011, 2:24 am

I just went there tonight. Scariest experience of my entire life.

MATT says:

August 2, 2011, 3:34 am

So to those of you who claim to have seen stairs! Where are they located exactly? Or were?

theo says:

August 14, 2011, 12:18 am

Who do you get ahold of to see if you can go onto the propertie just to check it out?

jack says:

October 12, 2011, 1:09 pm

if anything brings back alots memorys used to party there in the 80 and the cars not starting was true then and yhe radio didnt want to work even though we were on top of a hill

Corrie Ann says:

December 9, 2011, 8:25 am

Not many people are aware of the Little White Church in Stanwood. It sits high above the river bank of the Stilly river all alone in the middle of the final resting place of the founding fathers of Stanwood. I myself have heard laughing and on several occasions witnessed with my friends a women dressed in early 1900’s clothing laying flowers on a grave. I have also heard a horse and wagon coming up the hill (which by the way you are not able to see the driveway due to it is blocked by the church it’s self. ) and of course nothing is there’. Dr. Pearson is buried here, He and his family owned the general store and Mr.Pearson practiced medicine in the family home which I might ad is worth checking out, it is downtown Stanwood and now is a museum and I believe the other Pearson Family members are still there. Both are worth checking out.

Lyndon Brown says:

September 20, 2012, 10:35 pm

About 40 years ago a friend of mine and I visited the Maltby Cemetary on a cool fall day. We just walked among the grave markers looking at the names. We saw one with the name Baby Winkler on it. Winkler is my friends last name. I never thought much about it until recently when I looked up the names of people who are buried there,and found there are no Winklers.

J Price says:

September 24, 2012, 11:28 pm

Many people including myself have posted about the steps. I lived in Reintree starting in the early 70’s and played in the cemetery at least two to three times a week. My brother and I and a few friends had forts and trails set up all around the cemetery and I doubt anyone spent more time there then we did during the 70’s and 80’s. The stairs were there, not sure why the question of these still comes up. The casket being removed is true, it ended up in our neighbors yard and high school kids were suspected.

Cody says:

September 27, 2012, 11:50 pm

The steps are there. they are covered with plywood. Although you have to not be a ***** and go far enough, and kinda expose yourself to the guy in the house.its a little out in the open. anyone who says the steps are gone were jus to scared to go all out looking for it.

Peterpan425 says:

October 21, 2013, 5:54 pm

We went to the area last night. We had been at the Thomas Farms Haunted House and my friend mentioned that he had seen a story on the Discovery channel about the 13 steps to hell and knew it was close by. After reading numerous blogs we found some basic directions. We found the dirt pull out off Paradise Valley Road and found the trail leading up hill parallel to the road. It was very much over grown and barely maneuverable. There is a small metal tubular gate thing towards the base that has been pray painted with the word “cemetery” so we assumed we were on the right track. The trail was so over grown that you could barely decipher the trail. I think we may have been sidetracked on a game trail or something but after an hour didnt see anything that even remotely resembled a cemetery or even a clearing big enough. We found a well traveled trail and soon notice signs that it was a designated hiking/horse trail that led in to a cul de sac in a neighborhood. We took the road back to the cars but never saw anything resembling the famous cemetery. Where is this place? Ive seen photos of the cars with trees growing through them, and the tombstones, so I know its there somewhere. We didnt see a single “No Trespassing” sign ANYWHERE.


October 22, 2013, 10:36 pm

You found the right original enterance! Over the years they must have realy detered it well because the trail was as clear as day back in the day! What show did you see on tv?? I have heard it was on in search of with Leonard Nimoy? And Ripleys believe it or not? There is a fictional book by Canadien author Michael Slade in his debut book bed of nails!! I that was cool he used our urban legend! I am old now but still very interested in this and other cool spots! I want to go in but don’t have the courage i did when i was younger lol! I have even tried to ask the owners of house respectfuly if i could go in broad day light not being an arse vandal or what not? they were not very cool seemed a bit spooked themselfs!! Cody i was wondering exactly where the stairs are just in case???


October 22, 2013, 10:43 pm

By the way I don’t say there is or is not anything to these story’s how ever directly below on Paradise lake road you will notice crosses of real victims who have died weather they were being fools or there is something to the boogey boogey? Paradise lake road is very strange and potential danger to those whom don’t know the area! Watch you’re speed the roads twist and turn very sudden!!!! Use common sense

Justin C says:

November 1, 2013, 8:14 pm

Me and 3 other friends went there last night around 8:30PM. When we got there though, and pulled up onto the gravel pullout on the side of Paradise Lake road, A truck and A car pulled up. Thinking that we had been caught, we awaited the occupants to step out and tell us to leave, but to my suprise, they were actually students from my high school who were there for the same reason as we were, and they even knew how to get there. So we waited for about 5 mins for the last of their friends to arrive, and when they did, it made about 8 of us. We began to hike up the trail towards the right hand side of the gravel pullout up an incredibly steep hillside. It wasn`t just a little steep, at one point it literally sloped down at a 70 degree angle. We proceeded up the trail untill we reached a flat surface, but before I continue I must add a note. I had an app on my droid razr max called “Ghost radar original”. From my understanding of it, it reads off of electric energy, it also has a small dictionary built in almost like a ghost box. Anyways, I was walking up the hill (Second to last in our single file line) holding my flashlight in the left hand and my phone with the ghost radar in the other. Suddenly though, I got a reading that literally showed as being right in front of me (It shows up as dots on a radar) and the phone spoke “Fall”. Literally 5 seconds after that, I get my leg caught in front of a log that I didn`t see and fell face first and slammed my right knee on something (I think it was the log). But a strange factor about it is, I didn`t just trip and recover shortly after, thinking of it after the pain in my knee went away, I recall falling forward way too fast to have just tripped. From what I think atleast, something either knew I would trip and pushed me downward, or something pushed me as I kicked the front of a log infront of me accidentally. Moving on, We were on a flat surface for the rest of the trail, and I`d say it took about 10 to 20 mins to get out of the trail. At one point, it forks out to two paths, a long and linear path to the right, and a curved path to the left. We took the left. Might I add a note at this point that from the time of entering the trail, to the left fork, it had been only slightly cold and tolerable. I was also wearing a high quality winter coat. We proceeded down the trail after taking the left turn, and it brings you through a long and somewhat winding path of tall trees on both angles. It feels a bit odd walking through this part because there are big open areas behind certain trees and you feel as if something will be staring at you from it`s shroud. But that was most likely my imagination I thought to my self. Eventually, we reached the end of the trail which spat us all out by a decently sized house. The lights were on and the ones who knew the way were telling everyone to turn off their flashlights and stick to the darkness at this point, because there is a path down the right of the house that has a truck or car (It was dark) with what seems to have a tarp over it. Caution when approaching it though, because there is a building located right across this truck that has the motion lights. We moved pass the truck quietly and with great guile, but someone at the end of our line set off the light. This immediately threw about half of the guys in our group into heavy paranoia, because they thought that they were going to get caught trespassing. We took a left at the truck with the tarp over it and at this point, it was beginning to become quite colder then the trail we had just been on and a very strange fog had rolled in, so dense infact, that when two commercial airliners flew over us, it was only half visible. At this point after taking a left, we found our selves in what seemed to be a clearing behind the house with large boulders scattered about. This is where I believe our biggest mistake was made. We continued down the clearing, untill we reached something that appeared to have been a trail at one point, but had been broken down/overgrown so no one could pass. If standing in the middle of the clearing with your back towards the house, to the left of you is the blocked off trail (Or what looked like one” and to the right of you is where you came from and the truck. Infront of you however, is another pathway seemingly starting to go upward at a 40 degree angle. Right infront of this pathway however, is a small white cross with a pile of stones in a circular pattern around the cross. We took it that this was a grave of either a dog or child. This is where our problems really start arising. Turns out, every last member of the group excluding my three friends and I, were extremely obvious hardcore skeptics. They joked around, and quite frankly seemed drunk. So at this point, we are deciding on where to go next, because half of us are trying to find a way through the blocked off path to the left, and a quarter of us were obviously scared of getting caught by the people in the house and wanted to leave, and a quarter of us were suggesting taking the pathway near the white cross grave. A note to add here is a member of the skeptics portion of us had suddenly said “Do you guys smell that?” And everyone agreed. Even I smelt it. It was a completely new smell to me, it was a mix the smell of sweet and sour sauce, and old, rotting wood. Thinking back on it, this could very well be the smell of death. One of the most crucial details however, was ignored by half of the group. On the middle pathway with the small cross, a large pile of what looked like dirt was visible from where we were standing, and it seemed as if you had to take the middle path to get a good look at it. We suggested the middle path multiple times, but the skeptic half of our group was taking an extremely long time to decide on what course of action to take, and consequently, a quarter of them were beginning to start running extremely low on patience. And in the end, a stalemate was reached, and we all decided to turn back. So in a hurry, we ran past the motion light, and back into the trail. But the oddest thing happened when we got into the trail, it started to become increasingly warmer the deeper into it we got. By the time we took a right turn at the fork to go back from where we came, atleast 3 people had mentioned that they were feeling hot, including me. It was unnaturally warm for the temperature it had just been moments before when entering through it. So I pull out my flashlight and Ghost radar app, and about a quarter of the way through, I get two readings quite close to me on both my right and left hand side. I shined my flashlight in both directions, and seconds later, the app said “Bright” as if someone was commenting on how bright it was. And this was a solar powered flashlight that can illuminate about 100 feet up into the air. We continued to walk back to our cars, and at one point, I got a reading close to my right side, and when I shined my light at it, the app said “Agreed” and when logically putting the last two words it spoke together, you can put together a situation as the light being shined into the face of someone off trail, them commenting on how bright it was, and then another one getting it shined in their face and agreeing on how bright it is. (Just a theory) The rest of the trail was uneventful, and before we knew it, we were back from where we started. We then got into the truck to drive away, but at this point I was literally sweating from the heat. It was decently cold when we arrived. The bottom line of the story-I believe that the mound of dirt in the middle of the clearing was the same one that people have mentioned in this forum several times before, instructing you to go over or around it and the cemetery being to the left of it. From what I can see, we were within mere feet of the cemetery but didn`t have enough respectful people with us nor smart enough people with us to be able to figure out where the cemetery is located. If ANYONE whatsoever can provide feedback on how close we got, please do so. Also feel free to share similar experiences/warnings Because if I am correct, if we would have gone in the middle path by the small grave in the center of the clearing, and up the hill, to the left of the dirt mound, we would have found it. I plan on returning there during the daytime to locate the cemetery it`s self, and return the same night with only intelligent, respectful and open minded people.

JohnWall says:

November 13, 2013, 11:30 pm

I live very close the site you guys are talking about its on paradise lake road the best way to describe where its at is you drive on the road until you see visible house down a hill their is about 10 feet of gravel on the opposite side of the road you park their and begin to walk up the overgrown trail… i am in the mix of making a short film on this location.

Tycampbell says:

January 13, 2014, 3:26 pm

To those who continue to sneak onto our family cemetery…please stop. We do not go to your family graves and sneak around and we ask you to not do the same. There is a rich history in the area of homesteading pioneers and the valley is a wonderful private place for our family. Again please discontinue this documentaries or anything.

Justin C says:

January 15, 2014, 11:12 pm

@ Tycampbell, To be honest the credibility of what you are saying is very low due to the number of doolittle family hoaxers on this discussion. Also, There are some individuals who have no intent of disrespecting your families grave sites, and will even take it to the extent of apologizing for stepping near grave sites/heat stones. If you are legitimate, I respect your request but will also take the time to remind you that not everyone who plans on visiting the cemetery has malicious intentions such as vandalism, theft, or drug use. There is a small minority of people who`s intentions consist of respect for the deceased, as little intrusive behavior as possible, and to provide an explanation for the world of paranormal phenomenon. Please take this into consideration when it comes to the privacy of this site, not everyone poses a threat to it.

dan says:

January 25, 2014, 9:01 pm

I went to this cemetery in the fall of 1990. The only thing I found earie about it was the walk along the trail (thatt began with a No Trespassing sign and the number666 written next to it) on a dark foggy night. Once I got there, I was disappointed. I saw the Doolittle families grave, including the one where no grass grew etc etc. One of the guys with me took to a wooded spot in about the the middle of the cemetery where we stood on a cement slab which he told me was the top to the thirteen steps to hell, which had been covered up. Periodic the hadn’t been filled in or cover up, my experience would have been a lot more exciting. As for now I only look at it as a on old family cemetery that’s fun to hear people who have never been there talk about around halloween time.

ghosthunter says:

April 21, 2014, 7:18 pm

Some here are trying to convince readers that there were no 13 steps, the steps were just leading to another area of the cemetery. WRONG. There may be other stepped areas, but the 13 steps were in the main area of the cemetery near other graves. I was there late at night back in about 1971 with my brother and a friend. The friend knew about the steps and led us to them. I remember them as cement steps, not just stepped areas in the dirt. At the bottom was a locked door. He told us some story about bad things happening if you dared to walk down. I went down the steps anyway, and at the bottom – just a door. No hell, no demons, no Satan. Shortly after a light came on in outside the caretaker’s yard and a dog started barking. We ran back to the car and got the hell out of there.

christina says:

October 21, 2014, 11:09 am

The first time I went to Maltby was the creepiest. It was just at the start of them selling the land and building new houses. After going up the trail and literally stumbling upon the grave sites off to tree he far right near the woods that are there we found a large dirt circle that we believed is where they had the sacrafices and family chants. That felt really empowering standing around…

There were quite a few headstones. Some very old and falling apart. And some that were brand new with fresh flowers on them. There are married couples with one of the spouses not deceased yet. Some of them dating back to the early 1900’s.

Kerry says:

February 8, 2016, 7:15 am

When I was 14 yo , 30 years ago, I remember going up to the maltby cemetery with a male friend and 2 sisters. What I remember is seeing a few graves, some obviously vandalized. Most of them had the name Dolittle on them, most of them children. 30 years ago it was overgrown up there so I can only amazing how hard it would be to find. Although after that day I refuse to ever go on paradise lake road. It’s been 30 years and I still have a conniption fit if someone try’s to turn on that road. I don’t even like talking about what happen that late afternoon. Let me just say that almost all the rumors were verified to be true and them some…

Rick says:

March 19, 2016, 10:28 pm

The Maltby cemetery is on land that was homesteaded by a local family. It used to seem deep in the woods but now the entrance is in a cul-da-sac with homes on both sides of the entrance. It is now well maintained and watched by the people living near by. I am selling the wooded property bordering it on the east downhill side for that same family, nice people. I was there as a teenager many years ago, and have been on the bordering property after dark alone prepping the land for sale. If this unique bordering property is something you want to own, contact me.

Tiffany says:

June 20, 2017, 5:35 pm

The last time I went to Paradise Valley Cemetery/ Maltby cemetery was about 2 years ago. I went during the day as I am too scared to go at night. I had been one other time at night back when I was in high school about 15 years ago so I had a general Idea of where it was located. The only experience we had was that it had a strong odor of incense, fog and moist air. This all started as soon as we got to the actual cemetery. There was one un-marked grave that had black/moldy grass on top of it. It almost looked like someone laid new sod but it was a gray-ish black color. My friend had a weird feeling come over her, panicked and made me leave.

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