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Devils Tramping Ground

Siler City, North Carolina

In these woods, there is a perfect circle in which no grass grows. Many have placed large stones inside the circle, only to find them gone the next day. It is said that at night the devil walks around the circle and thus moves everything outside the circle. In one report, a scout set up a tent in the middle of the circle and the next morning found the tent outside of it.

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Edward Bain says:

September 17, 2005, 12:23 am

The official web site (Best viewed between the hours of 3 and 4 am) of the Tramping Ground is located at
But you go first…I’m too scared.

Christina says:

September 22, 2005, 1:03 pm

I have been out to the tramping ground, on halloween, when all of the stuff is supose to happen. Not everything is true. You can see the Devil, but he looks over your shoulder like he is waiting for something. I put a radio in the middle of the circle and it got turned down where you could not hear it unless you put your ear up to it. But, it never got moved an inch. The moon changes to bright red too right before midnight.

Haleigh says:

September 26, 2005, 6:37 pm

The Tramping Ground is a scary place. You can feel it when you step on to that path just off the road, there’s something paranormal about it. I just wish there were a way to find out when it all began. It’s a shame is a party spot for teenagers nowadays…I can only hope someday they’ll find themselves surprised :)

Megan says:

September 30, 2005, 10:05 pm

This is bull. I’m sorry yall, but I live close to it, and I’m a sensitive, in a paranormal research group. Me and another senstive spent the entire night in the middle of the circle, right outside the fire pit, and not once experienced anything slightly paranormal. We even took the the sign out in front of it, and hung it over our front door. ^_^ There’s nothing out there, you’re just paranoid.

Tommy says:

October 2, 2005, 1:27 pm

Ive never been there but one of my friends has she was supposibly camping out there with her X boyfriend and they had heared of the story so they but up there tent in the circle and stuck a knife in the ground and the next morning the knife was inside the tent with them and the tent was exactly 1 foot away from the circle

Casey says:

October 15, 2005, 9:41 pm

wow, i dont think i have ever heard of anything so strange… but there has to be some truth to it Megan. Explain how no grass grows there and how you are the only one who says there is nothing strange there

Angel says:

October 17, 2005, 11:20 am

What i believe is that i dont think that the devil has any thing to do with the tramping ground because the devil is prisoned is hell but i do believe that a demon or some sort of other presence is doing this. I dont live to far from it so i might go check it out for myself…

Ann says:

October 26, 2005, 1:04 pm

Casey, I had friends who went and they slept in sleeping bags in the circle and woke up the next morning……………… guessed it right where they started in the circle.

Megan is not the only one who says there is nothing there. My understanding is the reason nothing grows, well almost nothing. The whole ‘nothing grows there’ is a myth in itself. Anyway, the reason almost nothing grows there has to do with the soil being too rich or not rich enough in certain minerals. I had bare spot in my back yard (roughly 4′ x 2′ not a perfect rectangle mind you this is just the approximate size) where I could not get any grass to grow for almost four years, I added some topsoil and voila! grass. And I don’t think the devil or demons had anything to do with it. Unless adding topsoil banishes them………..hmmm a new market for topsoil or Demon Be Gone. hee

Ann says:

October 26, 2005, 1:18 pm

Oh and one more thing…There is also a version of this story that puts the location in Pittsboro, NC.

mandy says:

November 26, 2005, 10:04 pm

i think this is stupid…and i do belive in the paranormal but this sounds stupid

Kat says:

November 27, 2005, 6:07 pm

This sounds wierd and creepy but some of it can be real. Its a possablitiy of people playing jokes or it could be real. No telling.

matt drum says:

December 9, 2005, 3:25 am

hmm, i agree with kat. just one thing i want to say in addition to this, no point in believing in the supernatural and paranormal. why? because it is fact. simple as that. the world is full of mysteries.
besides, if a semi sentient and/or sentient force is controlling any events at this location, maybe it can control when and when not to do things unnatural. think about it. just cause you experience nothing, somebody else just might.

thayet59 says:

December 9, 2005, 11:38 am

It could be someone just playing a stupid prank on people. A sensitive? Yeah, right.

JJ says:

December 27, 2005, 4:01 pm

i agree with all the people but it can be true

Beau says:

January 9, 2006, 8:50 pm

well how do you explain the fact of the 40 foot perfect circle huh?

KB says:

February 11, 2006, 3:23 am

It’s called “The Devils Tramping Ground” beacause long ago when it was first discovered no one could think of an explination therefor the devil must have done it. There have been researchers come and go and no one can explain why it hasn’t had any growth for so long nor can they explain why it’s a perfect circle. I have not visited the spot but plan to soon as I’m sensitive to energy disturbances.

polly says:

February 14, 2006, 11:11 am

how do you know all about this you might be a ghost or something or even be a part of the devil jk but yeah I was kidding the whole time yoooou guys fell for all that crapp so haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

savanna says:

February 21, 2006, 3:43 pm

that is not true !!!!!

Victoria says:

February 26, 2006, 1:38 pm

Fell for it? For God’s sake it’s an actual place, wether you believe or not! Anyway I don’t think it’s really the Devil, maybe a demon. Why in the world would the Devil waste time pacing on Earth when he could be creating chaos?

bet says:

April 6, 2006, 12:53 am

The Devil’s Tramping Ground
In a wooded area in western Chatham County, ten miles east of Siler City, is a well-worn path that forms a ring forty feet in diameter. The path itself is a foot wide. The center of the circle and the ground outside the path are lush with grass and other plant life, but nothing grows in the foot-wide track. At sunset, when rocks or similar heavy objects are placed in the pathway, they are found the next morning to have been brushed aside. In fall and winter, when rabbit hunters roam the surrounding countryside, their dogs perform joyously until the chase nears the barren circle. Then the dogs tuck their tail between their legs and slink away. They will not go near the spot.

Soon after the first settlers came to Chatham County, they discovered the strange site, which soon became known as the Devil’s Tramping Ground. This was before 1800.

Though no one ever saw him stalking there, it was believed to be the haunt of the Foul Fiend, who came at night to tramp around and around and around in a circle, his head lowered, his expression intense. It was during these hours that Satan planned his evil schemes to undo mankind. At the first light of morning he was gone, winging his way like a bat across the world to carry out his nefarious purposes. Yet so scorching had been his footprints on the ground of his circular pathway that the soil became infertile, and the nocturnal retreat of the hellish Prince of Darkness was shunned and avoided.

Andy says:

April 25, 2006, 3:51 pm

Alright looky here, Im from Pennsylvania, and in the region im in theres four or five different areas EXACTLY like this, I, like two of the other commenters, am a sensitive, and i can tell you, this place has NOTHING to do with the devil aside that its probably demon related meaning a person in a limbo like state who is more geared towards evil doings,
On the other hand, it may very well, like Ann said, have some biological or geographical explanation. if, for example, theres ground water beneath the spot and there has been for awhile, it’ll erode the spot into a rounded shape, but for the ring to exist there would have to be a different more dense type of rock surrounding this spot, which, geographically, would mean there was once a stream or river there, that happened to flow AROUND a fairly “weak” type of rock, an bring in new sediments to form a denser rock, which is, almost too perfect, but I don’t know the area so I can’t say for sure. I can say, however, that I’ll most definetly be driving the long way to the Outer Banks this year, so I can go check this out.

Ryan says:

April 28, 2006, 11:05 am

Hey all,

I’m doing a documentary on this site and would love to speak with those of you who may have had an experience or know people who have. I will be shooting in Pittsboro this Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30. Please feel free to email me if you’re interested at



kirby says:

June 3, 2006, 4:21 pm

Okay me and some friends are planning to spend the night there in a few weeks.Afterwords I might post someting and tell you all if its true or what.If it’s not,it’s not.If it is,I’m not going back there.My friends might chicken out at the sound of a twig breaking,but I’ll force them to go.No wat I’m sleeping there alone.

Robyn says:

July 7, 2006, 1:44 am

The Devil’s Stomping Ground is located near Asheboro. It used to be the location of an old salt mill. The area with no vegetation contains a high content of salt. The deer and other animals from the surrounding forrest use it as a giant salt lick. Studies have been done and have concluded that there is no paranormal activity any where near this area. The fear of the legend and the excitment of telling someone that something happened will continue to keep this legend alive longer than we are.

kody green says:

July 18, 2006, 12:07 pm

intresting oh ya megan shut the hell up *****.

Morrighan says:

July 20, 2006, 2:19 pm

Being part Native American, not only am I tied to this state, I’m tied to this land. This place or these places are tied to the ancestors of this land and not to the Christian devil or demons.

My mother’s blood is Irish, and the sacred groves of trees are the same way… tied to the ancestors.

Even if you’re a sensitive… If it’s not in your blood… if you can’t feel the pulse…

Joseph says:

July 28, 2006, 11:35 pm

Ight yall As yall can tell im from raliegh i’ve been there pretty cool place. No Devil though. Just respect our beliefs because it is part of North Carolina history. Our History!

angel says:

August 8, 2006, 3:59 pm

hey my terapins name is savvana

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April says:

August 25, 2006, 12:59 pm

That’s dumb…the devil is not gonna go around moving things!

jocelynn says:

September 25, 2006, 12:41 pm

now thats scary

choo chcoo says:

September 25, 2006, 12:44 pm

Now if a devil was even around me i would spazzz out

Diana says:

October 3, 2006, 10:31 am

I went out there. its all bull. I didn’t see no devil. i stuck a quarter in the middle of the cirlce one day. came back the next day and the quarter was still there. I have family in siler city. they said it was a tale told by some local to scare someone from some big city up north.

Brian says:

October 4, 2006, 9:03 pm

I don’t really care if it’s true or not, i just want to go…..could someone give me directions…if there is a “devil” or “demon”, i am pretty sure it will say “hey” to me >:}What you call hell, i call home.

Amanda says:

October 5, 2006, 12:32 pm

A professor of mine was talking about how it was just this circle with a lot of trash everywhere in and around it (i suppose from the parties). She said nothing was really that unusual about it. What could have happened was a long time ago (too long for anybody to exactly remember) a round structure (perhaps a silo) sat on the spot. Something could have decayed, releasing something into the soil that killed the plants, and nobody ever took the time to make the soil fertile again. There are plenty of spots like that (like the above person mentioned). Also, there is a kind of fungus that starts growing, and spreads outwards in a nearly perfect circle. The fungus kills everything underneath it. Unless minerals and organic materials are added, the soil is infertile. So that could be another explanation.

nicky says:

October 11, 2006, 3:40 am

back in the 40’s Gunther P Carsile poured his used motor oil on that spot

Mandy says:

October 12, 2006, 9:49 pm

Okay, so if this story is “true”, wouldn’t you think that if the people that slept in the tent then woke up to find it out of the circle would have felt it being moved during the night?! I mean how could you even sleep during something like that? I don’t know about anyone else but if I was in a tent there I would definitly know if I was being moved or not. But yet not one person has commented about that. In my opinion, this story is false….

Laura says:

October 19, 2006, 12:48 pm

I live in Goldsboro, and my 16 year old son wants me to take him and his friends there for his birthday on October 28 just for kicks. Should I do it? I’m not really scared, but then again….Yikes! (Input or advice, please) Laura

Anita says:

October 25, 2006, 11:49 am

I grew up at Harpers Cross Roads where the Devils Tramping Ground is.There is nothing there.I knew the family who owened the land.We used to ride horses all over that place and the flat woods down there.Years ago they put grass killer on the cycle so you could see it better.Yes all the teenagers used to party there some 20 years ago and maybe still do.There used to be some cool trees at the road that where bent up like horns.At night it is alittle spooky with knowing the story.The story goes like this….The Devil would come come down 1 path at midnight and walk the circleto think his problems out.Then just befor daybreak he would leave going down the other path.If you do go to stay the night there are are wild dogs out there so make sure to put your food up.Also watch out for snakes.When you get to Siler City you will take the Airport Road.You will go down it till you get to the The Devils Tramping Ground.If you come to Harpers Cross Roads which is a stop light and a gas station plus a couple of places to eat you have gone to far.Most people are friendly down there.Just ask them what they think about it.

Stephanie says:

October 25, 2006, 9:29 pm

The bottom line is this: If you don’t believe in any kind of witchcraft, evil, supernatral then you’re not going to believe in the legends of the devil’s tramping ground. If you do believe then you will feel it and believe it. I lived there my whole life and it was my escape from the world and i loved it and still do. Yes, I have seen some weird stuff but not all the time. It’s not a every day thing it’s not the gateway to hell or nothing, it’s like a place where spirits roam move on and come back. If you don’t beleive then shut up about it and don’t read nothing on it, don’t visit; don’t let it even cross your mind cause you’re to shallow to realize it’s meaning.

Tara says:

October 30, 2006, 5:54 pm

Look, I’ve been out there, this was a couple years ago. There is most definately something out there. Now, first, let me say that this does sound an awful lot like the Blair Witch Project, but this was right before that even came out.
We went out there with four people (that includes me). We put a tarp down because it had been raining and put our tent with one corner outside of the circle and the rest inside. The ground out there is so incredibly hard you have to use a hammer to get the stakes in the ground (and these were the thin metal stakes, not the thick plastic ones). I was freaked out from the time we got there.
We were all at that point of being 2 minutes from passing out, when I was staring at the ceiling of the tent and saw a hand-just the finger-tips, not the palm, press down on the top of the tent. At this I woke my boyfriend up and told him to watch. He obviously thought I was nuts, until we saw 2 press down and scratch around the top of the tent, making that “zip” sound, then the sides of the tent started to shake violently. We all of a sudden heard a car, and it stopped. Dave jumped up and looked outside, but there was nothing, no sound, no one.
The car happened to be some kids from ECU just coming out there to check it out. When we got out, our tenthad been slid about 3 feet off the tarp, the rainguard had been ripped and spun around, and the stakes (metal) were bent and ripped out of the ground. The tarp was still in the same spot, but we had slid, and no one had felt it. We packed up our stuff and left at 5 in the morning.
Well, thats my experience, believe it or not…

chris says:

October 31, 2006, 10:03 am

I don’t think any of this is true. People just make the stories for fun. If you Don’t Believe me let’s ALL meet there and just see for ourselves.

chris says:

October 31, 2006, 10:08 am

Tara You and your friends were just experiencing mind games or most likly someone was playing somes jokes that obviously worked. The people who got out of the car could have been the one’s playing the joke!!!
If you fall for a story like this one you need HELP!!!!!!!!!!

chris says:

October 31, 2006, 10:12 am

Oh, one more thing if you want to say anything to me about my comments E-mail me at
Maybe you can try to convince me that it is real.(yeah, Right)

Tara says:

October 31, 2006, 1:18 pm

I didn’t ask you to believe a bit of it, and unless someone was being suspended from a tree, there was no one around the tent. The top was the only thing we couldn’t see out of. I just posted my experience there, and I’m really not losing any sleep if you don’t believe it.

chris says:

November 1, 2006, 9:21 am

I don’t know who you are and really don’t care. But, you probally aren’t right in the head. Like I said before, All this is most likely mind games or pranks. And the worst thing is you are dumb enough to fall for it. Or you just posted the story for attention.

chris says:

November 1, 2006, 9:50 am

One more thing, Like I said I don’t believe this **** and if you do you should get medical help. Since I don’t believe and you actually think there is paranormal activity out there, Why don’t we meet up there and I can prove that it was all in your head.!!!!!!

emily says:

November 1, 2006, 10:39 am

I went out there last night with a friend. There was a car out there but we didnt’ see anyone else– that scared me more than anything else– I was afraid that we were going to get ambushed by pseudo-satanists or something. We didn’t stay but a minute, and the only freaky thing we saw was a dead deer at the foot of the path– it looked like someone had cut its brain out. Clean cuts along its head. I think we are going to go back again but try to arrive before it gets dark.

chris says:

November 2, 2006, 9:35 am

I have to admit that the cuts from the deer was probally from the people who was in the car. now I can say that I finally got tara to shut up. But, Emily I hope you don’t belive this ****. If you go back its just going to be a waste of time.

Holidaye says:

November 4, 2006, 6:50 am

so being born & raised in nc i still havent made it to the “tramping ground” or “brown mtn lights” but me and some friends want to go check these places out hen we get a break from school….ive got a big tent lol so uhm anyone want to join?

chris says:

November 6, 2006, 10:42 am


Don’t waste you’re time. This is just a made up story.
If you go your like everyone else, you have nothing better to do then waste your time.

Neo says:

November 8, 2006, 10:43 pm

It is real hot in there,it’s scary.First it gets real hot,than u sleep inside the circle,finnaly at morning u are outside the circle.

It’s creepy!

Mike says:

November 10, 2006, 9:29 pm

I spent the night there last night with a few friends, absolutely nothing happened, except for a few good ol’ boys on atvs coming by to warm up by our fire. The only reason why it was hard to sleep is because we all slept on the ground without tents and there is broken glass everywhere

Tessa-Marie says:

December 2, 2006, 3:09 pm

This story reminds me of Wooden Lucy. One look from that woman and it meant your death. Not because she was ugly, actually she was very pretty. But because she was cursed.

patricia says:

January 12, 2007, 12:08 pm

i like the website, cuz i like haunted stuff.

NCGuy says:

January 19, 2007, 4:02 pm

The devil’s tramping ground is a salt lick, folks. That’s it. Sorry to disappoint.

Shlomo says:

February 13, 2007, 5:50 am

You know what’s really creepy? The fact that everyone gets so fired up over these things. Sheesh, you’d think someone’s mother’s honor was at stake or something. And if I read one more response that says “I’m a sensitive” or “I’m an expert in the paranormal” I swear I’m going to kill myself just so I can come haunt your @$$. The only thing you’re sensitive to is when it’s time to change your diaper. Seriously…go play in traffic or something, ya bunch of friggin’ morons.

CRIP says:

February 20, 2007, 3:29 pm

once me and some of my friends went to that circle and spent the night. two of us took 1st watch while the other 2 slept. then i think at 12:00 at night we saw a figure and started shooting. we went to check it out and there was nothing but all the bbs of the shotgun in a circle!!!!

Charles says:

March 6, 2007, 9:26 am

When i was in college a group of us spent the night in that circle. Absolutely nothing happened.

shane says:

March 14, 2007, 9:39 am

well yall i have camped,rode 4 wheelers and doine just about anything you can think of at the dtg…i live with in 5 miles of it and i do say yea there are some weird things that do happen,strange feelings,but other than that its not so bad…go on out and camp have a ball you never know what might happen,just dont hold your breathe about the circle and the stuff on it or inside of it moving…dont happen..

Jodie N says:

June 16, 2007, 1:45 am

what is really sad that if you read comments from states like…….not north carolina all are grammatically correct and not “ingant azz” sounding, that is real sad, I watn to live somewhere else. Interesting ghost stories, now i have the creeps and I gotta go pee, darn it. But they are to interesting to stop reading.

Joe Max says:

June 17, 2007, 5:41 pm

I visited the DTG way back in 1970, when I was in junior high school in Raleigh. I seems to be much the same in recent pictures (like on Wikipedia) as I remember it. It’s not very exciting, but I remember noticing at the time that not only is there no vegetation growing in the circle, but none of the trees nearby have branches that grow in the direction of the circle. This seems to still be the case in the pictures I can find on the web. I remember there being one tree that grew the closest to the edge being “dead” on the side facing the circle (bark rotting off, etc.) There as also a dead tree stump almost right at the edge. No one ever seems to remark on that element of the mystery, but I saw those trees myself.

The Wikipedia article claims the USGS tested the soil inside the circle and it tests normal, not heavy in salts. There’s still no scientific explanation for the persistence of the circle. Surely the tales of Satan stomping around in the NC woods are unlikely, as are the tales of Druids and extra-terrestrials. But it is still an unexplained mystery.

One weird thing that happened was that I took a handful of the dirt form the circle and put it in my red wool jacket’s front pocket. It was very dry crumbly dirt, and very black, which itself is odd for North Carolina, known for its red clay soil. Later I emptied it out of the pocket, but it left a black stain on the pocket that “soaked” through to the outside. No dry cleaning could ever remove the black stain completely, which is usually no problem with black soil or even oily soil. Not scary, but strange.

Bryan says:

June 22, 2007, 9:24 am

Hmm.. I was raised not to far from here in Robbins, NC (home of John Edwards). Always read about the stories of the DTG and was always intrigued about anything paranormal. I knew it was nearby and had been to Harpers Crossroads, Bear Creek and even bought my first (used) car in Siler City. But never actually knew where the DTG was until doing a little Internet search today. I did ask others while growing up in the area about the DTG and they said it was just a distressed area of vegetation that people camp and party. Maybe that turned me off from actually trying to find it once I got my driverâ??s license in the late 80s and had the freedom to do so. But now, I am thinking about taking a road trip back to my home town just for the heck of it. I have lived in Charlotte, NC since 1989 and as a Professional Geologist, want to see the soil myself. A previous post about groundwater causing the circle made no scientific sense what so ever, so I will come to my on conclusions when I arrive. May take back a soil sample to send to the lab. My college buddy works for one here in Charlotte and may analyze it for free. The cool things you can do on your day off!

Leon of Michigan says:

July 21, 2007, 2:02 pm

I was stationed at Pope Air Force Base Spring Lake North Carolina near Fort Bragg as an airlift wing for the 82nd airborn in 1966 & 1967. Heard of the Devil’s stomping ground’s but never seen it. Told my friend to take his car their. He would not be lossing anything as you filled up the oil and checked the gas. I do remember the Mako Light and looking for it Where a train crashed and two people lost their heads and are there at night looking for their head. It was an eiree night, fog and all Quite impressive. check it out.

jacob says:

July 28, 2007, 11:04 pm

youre web site scares the **** out of me u guys suck balls hahahahahahhaa

Traxster says:

August 7, 2007, 4:32 pm

Ok folks,
First of all I live about 20 minutes from there and I don’t believe the “Devil” or any other “demon” is walking the earth in BFE Chatham County North Carolina. The reason nothing grows there is simple, it’s because the soil has a high salt content. As for the 40 foot circle it was probably the site of a silo that was used for salt storage back in the day. As far as legends go its a fun legend but there is not one shred of proof to go with any of it. I have spent plenty of nites out there over the years (65 times) and nothing has ever happened and I have never observed one strange thing. Except for the dumb *** devil worshipers trying to call satan or conjur demons..

S. Louis says:

September 16, 2007, 3:13 pm

Actually, grass does grow in the circle, trash is in the forest, and actually, now that i think about it, you can barely see the “cicle.” a big dissapointment, but pretty in the fall.

jocelyn says:

September 27, 2007, 4:06 pm

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twisted_angel says:

October 1, 2007, 2:13 pm

Hey all,
I’ve grown up listening to the stories that revolve around “The Devil’s Tramping Ground”. There are many! I’ve never actually visited the site, as I’ve found no one brave enough to go with me. However, there is speculation as to whether or not the stories are true. I am a sensitive to paranormal activity and I am currently undergoing psych training. My intentions will soon be to get the scietific evidence that many people have searched for in order to prove these stories true or false. Wish me luck, and I will keep everyone informed fmy findings.

abacus says:

October 23, 2007, 7:19 am

I’ve lived in Chatham County almost all my life and have been to the Devil’s Tramping Ground several times. When I was a teenager me and a couple of friends went out there exploring to check out the legend. Nothing outrageous happened, but we had a good time scaring each other, and by the end of the night, it was easy to get that prickly feeling on the back of your neck just from thinking about all the stories. The circle is overgrown now and harder to see, but it is still cool to check out if you’re ever in the area. Just don’t expect a whole lot of excitement—besides locals four-wheeling in the flatwoods theres not a whole lot going on.

adam says:

October 31, 2007, 11:17 am

yea there is something strange there and if you dont think so then you can meet me at big beard

adam says:

October 31, 2007, 11:17 am

yea there is something strange there and if you dont think so then you can meet me at big bear

patty says:

November 5, 2007, 4:03 pm

The devil.devil tramping ground.Thats why im a Chrisitian..

Diane says:

November 9, 2007, 4:55 pm

when was the most recent times that anyone has been out to this place?

Reba says:

November 23, 2007, 11:22 pm

If the circle is a perfect circle, measured at 40 ft in width, then it must have been formed by a UFO. At least that’s what UFO believers have stated happened to their fields when one landed on their land. Just a thought…..

Reba says:

November 23, 2007, 11:24 pm

This would also explain why nothing can grow there. It seems that these ships emit so much heat that it kills any living organism in its path, therefore, preventing anything from being able to grow again.

Krystyn says:

December 9, 2007, 3:50 pm

One thing people need to understand about the paranormal is that it is completley spontaneous. My grandma’s house was “haunted” but only once did I ever experience anything slightly paranormal. I didn’t go there to be haunted, it just happened. Something (not necesarily the devil) could be “tramping,” or rather, haunting the area. Its not something you can plan on and time, it is up to the so-called demon. You can’t expect to go there and see the devil pushing tents, rocks, etc from the grounds and say ‘Eh, I guess it is true.’
I am not of the christian religion but I do beleive there is something paranormal about the DTG. Maybe soon I can go up to DTG and see “Satan” as he is called for myself.

Missy says:

December 15, 2007, 4:33 pm

If things are said to disappear the next morning… Why hasn’t anyone tried to stay up all night while watching something that has been placed in the center? If it is true and things are placed outside of the center by morning, they would see how it happens.
I don’t really believe in paranormal…

Christie says:

January 8, 2008, 2:26 pm

I have been there several times, I’m sensitive but dont fill like there is a whole lot of activity going on there but when I did visit a family was camping out there and their dog would not even go near the circle and was barking at it.

Thanatos says:

January 13, 2008, 12:41 am

Like every supposed haunt I’ve visited, nothing unusual happened. Perhaps I’m somehow able to scare away devils and ghosts?

While I suppose it’s possible that I’m scaring off the spooks, it seems more likely that it’s just like any urban myth. People tell it for the sake of attention. They make up stories, and then other people pass on those stories to get attention for themselves too. Add to that all the gullible and easily spooked people that believe in supernatural things without any evidence, and presto, instant legend.

Jack Meoff says:

February 5, 2008, 1:44 pm

I had an amazing ****** in this circle! I was already wet when the devil came up and fucked my brains out! His nut was red and hot!!! It was a feeling I will never forget! Afterwards I **** in his mouth!

Jack Meoff says:

February 5, 2008, 1:45 pm

**** me!

Jack Meoff says:

February 5, 2008, 1:47 pm

call me ******* 910-897-8121

billy says:

March 1, 2008, 6:55 pm

i am 50 yrs old .my father n his father use 2 hunt there when they were kids, i know secrets that very few know about thi place, if u would like 2 know the truth behind this, contact me as i have proof from over a century ago.. oh yeah it is true if u know the secrets contact me at ill b glad to show all disbeleivers if u dare, e mail me sweet dreams

Brandy Calloway says:

March 29, 2008, 9:04 pm

I think it sounds really cool i would love to check it out sometime how haunted is it?

Blake says:

May 13, 2008, 3:47 am

I went out to the tramping grounds and attempted to test all the myths. The myth of placing things in the circle was immediatley disproven because we arrived to find the remains of a fire, a blue backpack, and a Jack Daniels bottle in the middle that had obviously been there for some time. It was daylight so there were no red eyes. It was also very possible to drive your car over the circle without it cutting off. I drove my car up the path and over the circle with no problems. I also drove on the circle, cut my car off and started it again with no problems. There were also some random blades of grass throughout it although on the whole it did not seem able to support any plant life. The only other part of the myth that seems to have any truth to it is the myth that animals shy away from it. I cannot make any factual statement about this because we did not bring an animal but there did seem to be an odd absence of any animals including insects. I did not see any there in the full thirty minutes we were there.

James says:

May 25, 2008, 9:08 pm

If anyone ever wants to check any of these stories out I’d like to get a group together or something.

Brad Welch says:

June 21, 2008, 5:54 am

hmmmm this haunting gives me a flashback i was there and i was playin cricket and i hit the ball in there i told my friend to leave it and i looked out my window and i saw an odd man who looked like the devil and when i took a photo no1 was on it

Joy says:

July 5, 2008, 3:38 pm

There are reasons there is a path around an empty area (that’s not that empty; grass does grow after rain and sunlight). It is an animal path, it is constantly being walked on by people in the middle of the night trying to find the devil, etc. I’ve done the rock thing and returned the next morning to the rock being exactly where I put it.

Sorry, but this one is bogus.

Emily M. says:

July 6, 2008, 4:50 pm

Hey my names is Emily. And I went to THE DEVILS TRAMPING GROUND with some friends and we campt there and when we woke up we were still in the circle. Right when we got there there was trash and wood all in the circle. But at first I belived that it just might be true but when we got there it’s not true.

Lou M. says:

July 13, 2008, 2:38 pm

Firstly,There is no devil that exists there! Secondly,there is alot that does not go on there,and alot that does.I and two friends were there on July4th and 5th in the afternoon on both days.Here is whats not there: no insects,no squirls,no noise,and no devil trampling around.This is whats there people who do not respect somebody elses property,trash, half eaten food,and beer bottles.I would like for someone to dump this stuff on your front lawn if you were one of the people who do this kind of stuff.There is an energy that exists there. There are spirits who watch over that place.I felt it was sacred ground.These are just my paranormal feelings.On the 4th there was no trash or litter.My two friends and I took pictures of the circle with us posing in it.Two of us came out in the pictures one of us did not. There was trouble with the camera at times.We could not understand this ,because it was brand new.There was no insects,birds,squirls,or rabbits anywhere near that cicle. Really odd. I felt magnetic fields all around that circle.I felt heat energy on the bottom of my shoes.We left in late afternoon. On July the 5th we returned to get our friend in a picture with the circle ,because it did not happen the day before.Trash ,food, and beer bottles all over the place.Half eaten hot dogs and rolls were in the middle of the circle.Ask me if any ants or other insects were there.None. Nothing touched that food.Why? When the three of us stood in the circle the wind would blow at the top of the trees.When we walked out of the circle the wind stopped. We did this several times with the same results.Also, sitting in a chair it is easy to fall into a deep sleep,not like any you are used to.We cleaned up the trash that some yahoo idiots left,and the sun came through the clouds. Weird! Now, when I got home I was ready to take a shower when I spotted a tick on my stomach.I took it off with no trouble with my fingers. It was dead! I think while I was in the circle it died.Yeah nothing happens there! Maybe nothing that you want happens there!Pay closer attention to your surroundings.

Medicine Mans Sister says:

July 14, 2008, 8:00 pm

the Sacred Circle

the three of us were drawn together for a journey in life and the bond created within the circle amongst us will never be broken…..

A little about me���I have been trying to learn how to meditate, go out of body, etc. Anyways, I was able to travel from Philadelphia PA to visit the Circle in North Carolina this past 4th of July week-end. I went with my two very good friends and we were able to visit the circle twice

Things that occurred while I was there

-camera would not review photos within the circle, only when I moved out from it could I use the review feature

– Camera froze while I was inside of the circle attempting to take a picture of a friend who was standing outside of the circle

-felt the very strong presence spirits

– I had goose bumps and a heart race increase continuously while in the circle and difficulty breathing as if the air was thicker

– noticed that leftover crackers in the area had ants on them outside of the circle but not within the circle (someone left food there prior to us visiting)

– Not one bird or animal to be seen ANYWHERE in eyesight from within the circle to as far as we could see

-could feel heat coming from circle through my shoes, extreme hot heat from the ground within the circle, very hot

– I felt as though I was being watched from behind the circle in the woods, opposite from the road, however no one was back there

Changes within myself since the visit

– sleeping much better now

– much calmer

– I feel both cleansed and healed

Different people feel different things around spirits. Some people get goose bumpsâ??other people feel cold spots, or hot spots, or increased heartbeat. Some people feel like they are being watched. Others feel a strong, dense-ness of energy. Meanwhile, some people feel nothing at all. Everyone responds a bit differently.

the human body is remarkably sensitive and can sense changes in the external environment. So, when things feel “unusual” (due to paranormal activity) your body is alerted. This is an instinctive, biological response. It may also be connected to the strong electromagnetic fields that appear in the presence of paranormal activity.

I strongly believe that the profundity of a person’s experience of a sacred site may be significantly increased by having what Devereux calls a “multi-mode” approach to the sites, that is, by experiencing the sites from the vantage points of both knowing and feeling, both mind and heart. Knowing means having an intellectual and factual knowledge of such things as the mythology, archaeology, history, geology, astronomy, and geomancy of a site. Feeling means the practiced ability to intuitively tune into and sense the presence of a site. The ancient people who discovered the power places and erected ceremonial structures at them were most certainly interacting with the sites on both feeling and knowing levels. If we contemporary people seek access to the wisdom of the ancients and their power places we must likewise employ both lines of inquiry – knowing and feeling – in order to tap into that wisdom and power.

I believe the number of people who feel absolutely nothing in the presence of strong paranormal activity is very, very smallâ??however, factors such as your physical health, your mental and emotional state, your intelligence/awareness, and your belief system could all play a role in how you respond to the sacred circle.

Holyman says:

July 15, 2008, 2:11 pm

Hello my little ones! The circle is alive and well.It has a purpose ,and it will not harm you.It is very theraputic.You can be blind and still see. You can be deaf and still hear.What the eyes do not see the heart does.Not all things are tangible.In all religons a supreme being exists.When is the last time we saw a supreme being. You do not have to see something to believe in its existance.What is most amazing about the comments I have read except for the two above mine is the lack of knowledge.You as a person are born with five senses, you should use all of them all the time. The sixth sense is common sense ,and I have not read much of that in these comments.I was taught in school that Biology is the study of life. I really feel that should be changed to Biology is the study of life as we know it,as we do not know it,and as we do not understand it.Next time you visit the circle my little ones open your senses to whats there instead of whats not there.May the great spirit warm your moccasins.

katie says:

August 7, 2008, 3:58 pm

thats so not true and i know iv been there and there is grass in the middle of the circle and nobodys ever been moved people party there and propley move the stones there is a fridge in the middle of the woods u will cit and my bro found a real dimond ring there people PARTY THERE THEY PULL PRANKS PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

megan says:

August 26, 2008, 2:45 pm

um…okay dont quote me on this, but there is this place in death valley, where these ouilders move on their own, every day they slide across the ground, its nothing ssignintific, it actually has something to do with the weather and the type of rock it is. im not saying i dont belive in this type of stuff, i just seriously doubt that satan would, if he does in fact exist, pick a cozy little spot for himself in the middle of nowhere. dont you guys think he would want to feed off the human condition at its finest, say in like, new york?

megan says:

August 26, 2008, 2:47 pm

sorry, i meant boulders, not ouilders, stupid laptop.

briannaa says:

September 5, 2008, 6:29 pm

ok yall if yall dont believe in this then fine but dont put down other peoples beliefs.. its their opinion.. i do believe in it. although ive never been.. ive heard stories. my mom wont take me but i want to go and stay a night there. it just might be pretty fun.. i want to go to prove you crazy people wrong that is it true.! but what ever yall believe. but if yall are not from north carolina yall dont know the d**** history so get your facts strait..!

Riku says:

September 13, 2008, 10:48 am

Okay, so to clear a little bit up…. I have done a lot of research, but I have never been…. but as far as the facts that I have come across (saying the things I have seen more than five times consistently) everything has pointed that there is no biological or geographical explaination for this. The footpaths you must travel along are right angles, whether or not created by something supernatural or people simply visiting is unsure. It is said that this was used for a meeting place of Indians in the area, and it is also said that this area is a crossroads of sorts for paranormal activity. The soil itself has been tested as far down (possibly further) than thirteen feet, and the soil itself is entirely sterile. For the disbelievers, try explaining why it is in the shape of a circle and why if a fire is started it grows at a certain hour…. try explaining the strange noises only some experience and the nausea others experience. I live in South Carolina myself and plan on making a road trip this year…. however, I do not go with any sort of expectation or belief in what I may see. If you go with such, you’ll receive nothing. Unfortunately, if you do go, sadly enough it has become littered by teenagers looking for a cheap thrill…. though it is on private property itself. I’ve seen pictures as recent as today and not long ago, someone had put a refridgerator in the circle…. All I am saying to everyone who will read this is do not judge something that you know nothing of. Do not debunk it until you have visited more than once on a proven time at which any spirits will be restless…. such as a full or new moon or even a lunar eclipse. Before putting others down who have felt things, know that not everyone is able to feel the same experience at any given place of the haunted nature.

Amy says:

September 26, 2008, 9:54 pm

I’ve been to the site.It’s creepy.I’m not sensitive in any way but you can feel something different.I sifted the dirt from the circle between my fingers.It didn’t seem odd.It’s just a feeling of oddness.I can’t think of another place where I’ve had that feeling.Make of it what you will.

Traci says:

October 2, 2008, 10:19 am

I have stayed over night here, in the rain, it sucked. The area is littered with trash from people partying there and leaving a mess. There are lots of evidence of campfires in the circle and paths that lead all thru the woods from obvious wanderers. Nothing scary at all about this place, unless you are just afraid of the woods. Was disappointing as I love to explore so called scary places, just can’t seem to find one that is actually scary and not full of fluff.

curtis says:

October 3, 2008, 6:06 am

i went there once with my mom and step dad but i was like 12 or 13.

nothing happened, but i could tell it was a weird feeling there.

i don’t know what happened there to make it so paranormal and unknown.

i walked the path and stepped in the circle. i think it would be cool and scary to be there at night, i m pretty much up for anything scary ha ha.
anyone up for it. get at me.

Donnie says:

October 11, 2008, 10:00 pm

I hav been late at night when it is foggy. Yes it has a circle where no grass grows and paths leading off from it and they end. There is a another site just like this one in Washington state. My brother has camped out there and has been moved from off of the site in the circle and he parked his truck on that side of the road and it was moved to the other side. To get back to walking the circle and the trails off from the circle at night, nothing happened or saw anything that spooked me.

Benjamin says:

October 21, 2008, 10:44 am

I am heading up there this holloween, just for kicks and giggles. I am going to bring my friends up there with video equipment, BUT!! im going to lead them on horribly. I will have video and pictures. So I doubt anything will happen. Possibly an evil army soldier who kills cans of beer will be caught on tape 😀

Maggie says:

October 30, 2008, 9:44 pm

Chris: How about you stop being a ****. This is an open site, for open opinions and experiences, not a site where you BASH people for what they have seen. If you don’t believe them, stop posting to get attention. You’re just showing everyone around you, that you are a big ‘ol bully who doesn’t have an imagination. Stop ruining everything for everyone, get a life and go away!

t man says:

November 29, 2008, 2:12 pm

I went to this place about 2 weeks ago…it is true that nothing grows in a pefect circle…but the worst thing i saw while there was a bunch of trash and broken glass.

Hannah says:

December 1, 2008, 8:39 pm

Okay,This place has many features that involve moving things but I dont think the devil is anything to do with this.Cause its probably people playing tricks on people or their are demonic presence there.I have stayed here and nothing really happened.But I do believe that there is a
paranormal activity involved with the devils tramping ground.

Lindsey says:

December 15, 2008, 12:58 am

Guys, this place is less than 10 minutes from my house. I don’t fully believe the devil is tramping around but its not some big joke. People around here take it seriously. It’s pretty creepy really. It’s really there though and it’s been here forever.

eric says:

January 25, 2009, 10:44 pm

well u c i spent the night there last night nguess what nothing happened ppl tried to screw with us is all and one more thing things do grow inside the circle how do u explain thhe root i was sleeping on rofl XD its a hoax

eric says:

January 25, 2009, 10:46 pm

i spent the night there last night n guess what happened nothing just locals tryin to **** with us lol n as far as nothing groing in the circle bs i woke up with a root in my back n in the circle so disprove that root n ill kiss ur @$%

t man says:

January 26, 2009, 12:11 am

and now we have found sumthin stranger than the devils tramping grounds…people who sleep on the ground in freezin cold lol….let the good times roll

Dillon says:

February 7, 2009, 11:13 pm

ive been here. this place is weird. you can feel how weird it is especially when your by yourself at night. its creepy. you can here all kinds of sounds and what is interesting everyone hears the same thing. when i went camping i slept right in the middle of the path. i had heard weird sounds all day and night but got used to them. i always felt as if i was being watched. i was laying there llistening to the satanic sounds wondering if this was real, then i fell asleep. i woke a few hours later what seemed to be around midnight which was when i saw that my fire had went out but the area was still lightened by the reddish glow of the moon. i didn’t care about the fire i was a skeptic i didn’t belive and besides i was tired. i awoke what semed to hours later nice and warm in my sleeping bag and i noticed alot of things. the fire was burning bright and the moons reddish glow brighter than earlier. i relized that i had been moved out of the path, this worried me. i didn’t move or look around because of the stich of charr, coal, and sulphur was heavy and i could here breathing and footsteps, very abnormal breathing and foot steps thats when i buried mty face in the pillow and started praying until i awoke the next morning, so don’t tell me its fake.

TRAVIS says:

February 14, 2009, 1:27 am


Big Jake says:

February 20, 2009, 4:44 am

You people just don’t get it do you lol.. some do some don’t I guess thats why some beleive some don’t also lol..You see some people have seen or experienced things amazingly because some got the gift some don’t (in a way)There’s a whole lot more then meets the eyes..I took some pics there that most would see and wouldn’t beleive them … I couldn’t blame them thought because all the fakes out there.. But that don’t matter to me I know Thats what matters to me ..

t man says:

February 20, 2009, 9:21 am

i took sum pics there myself….the pics turned out good but, only if u like broken glass and trash:)….i’m not sayin nothin is up with the place tho….there very well could be sumthin goin on

Sarah says:

February 24, 2009, 2:55 pm

Can someone please tell me where exactly where this is at?? I want to go

Angel says:

March 11, 2009, 6:32 pm

I live about 2 hours from this place. My husband and I have been out there a few times and every time we went out there NOTHING happened. We have both been working in the field of Fortean and Paranormal investigation for over 20 years and have set up equiptment as well on site with permission from the owner of the property. The MAIN problem is the teenagers going out to this area and throwing parties. The last couple of times we were there , it was very obvious that someone had been camping back there, there were beer cans and trash everywhere. The people in this town just want to be left alone to live in peace. There is NOTHING THERE PEOPLE!!! I have been there during daylight hours and during the night, the only thing you hear are the crickets, frogs and animals that lurk in the woods. The ONLY thing you may run into out there other than wildlife is a few teenagers looking for a place to party and screw around. From what we were told there have been a problem with a few satanic groups as well doing rituals. IF you go to this location, by all means, find the owner of the property and get permission, it is private property afterall, and you can be arrested. The cops patrol this area.

Mrs. Bates says:

April 9, 2009, 12:35 am

How does anyone know that the devil moves stuff outside this circle. NOBODY has ever seen the devil!

Casey too says:

April 18, 2009, 11:38 am

Been here, done this. Nothing happend.

Delirium says:

April 19, 2009, 11:01 pm

I have never personally been here but one of my friends has. He and his friend set up camp there one night and brought and axe and a crowbar with them (just in case (haha)) He hit the axe into the ground so it would stay there and pushed the crowbar very far into the ground. They went into their tent and a while later heard a “thump” noise. He came outside of his tent and found his axe fallen over. He wasn’t worried because he knew he hadn’t put it in too deep. He went back into his tent and a while later he heard yet another “thump” noise and discovered that the crowbar that he put over 6 inches into the ground had not only came out pf the ground, but flew over 4 feet away from it’s original place. He and his friend immediately packed up and left.

Pete says:

April 20, 2009, 2:21 pm

Its a salt lick. Ground water come to the surface and evaporates leaving salts behind. The salt kills most plants and the deer etc that come to lick the salt do the rest. The rest is just fairy stories for the weak minded…….

Toxic~Tink says:

April 27, 2009, 12:08 am

So far my husband and I have only been out there twice, matter of fact, we went today. My husband gathered limbs and tied them in the shape of a cross. We threw a bunch of stuff into the circle, however, you can tell lots of people party out there because there was tons of beer cans, paper plates, and etc. I am not much of a believer in paranormal activity because of my religious beliefs. There IS a heaven and hell. God and the devil DO exist. I am actually from the surrounding area and never heard of this until I read about it in a book and my husband is really into UFO’s and paranormal. I have to see things like this to believe it.
When we went out there, we took our dog and she constantly barked when we came upon this so called “circle”. Also, there was this putrid smell that burned your nostrils, bones everywhere at the beginning of the path that led to the circle. Bones of a dog and the horrible smell that we smelled was that I came across a dead animal on our way out. We don’t know what kind of animal it was, but it hadn’t been dead but maybe for a couple days. We think it was a cow because that is pretty much all is around there. We realized that maybe our dog knew something was wrong because animals can sense these kind of things. We took pictures, but the strange thing was that my husband took his pictures outside of the circle and nothing really showed up in them, however, I took a couple pictures outside of the circle except one. The one that I took inside the circle had this orange-reddish light going across the screen. I find this very strange. We are going back sometime tomorrow to see if any of the stuff has been moved from the circle, who knows what we will find?? I should’ve brought a bible and turned it to Revelations, so that if this IS the devil, he will see his destiny. lol. I’ll send an update soon. If you would like to see our pics email

backdown says:

May 10, 2009, 8:34 pm

I live in Pittsoboro, where is this place Xactly in detail…I wanta go seriously~

Drake says:

June 28, 2009, 3:06 pm

I have a similar place in my back yard where nothing will grow. When we were building our house, a huge whirlwind came up the street and passed between our house and the one being built next to us. The whirlwind got in a small fire that the workers were using to burn scrap wood. When it sucked the fire up into the vortex, it looked awesome! Sparks and smoke were circling around in it and made it look surreal. It then went into my soon to be back yard and stopped right at the peak of the hill. It spun in this one place for a good 5 minutes before it suddenly collapsed. This was 13 years ago and to this day, no grass or anything else will grow there. I don’t know if it was already a barron spot before the whirlwind since i never went back there before this happened. Now, I can walk into the circle with dowsing rods and they will cross directly in the middle of it, pointing East/West. After researching other things similar to this, I have found that these places are where “Ley” or energy lines cross beneath the earth’s surface. That’s why animals are reluctant to go into them. They emit a very strong energy field that most animals are afraid of, except cats. They are attracted to them. I also have found where it is now believed that stone-age Europeans came to North America during the ice age by traveling across the frozen north Atlantic, which used to freeze solid all the way down below New York, and also used these energy centers to build monuments similar to Stonehenge and New Grange. Artifacts have been dug up at these sites, that are scattered along the eastern seaboard, and date to over 16,000 years ago. These monuments all point to the solar solstices and the equinoxes, just like the Euro-monunents do. The native Americans also new of them and their Shaman’s used them as energy points to help contact the spirits of these ancient ones that came before them.

I have no beleif in such things as devils and hell. No one did until Dante’s book, The Divine Comedy, was written and he described, from his imagination, the different layers of hell. The story of Lucifer is just that, a story, written to try and keep people under control using fear and scare tactics, as it is still done today. Why would God make man, his most precious creation, and then sick a rabid animal such as satan upon him? Does that make any sense? Would you put your children in a room full of hungry wolves and tell them to stand still forever and the wolves wont eat you? So when you go to the circle, stand in it and know that many before you have stood in it also, gathering the sacred energy from the earth. There’s nothing evil there, just idiotic people who have been led to believe everything they can’t explain is of the “devil.” What a crock of pooh!

summer. says:

July 6, 2009, 7:49 pm

okayy. i have not been there, i do not belive in this. it has not been proved that this is true. so there for i do not belive it.

A.K. says:

October 19, 2009, 12:20 am

It has been over 20 years since I visited this area. I was with my best friend and one of my younger sister’s. We stopped and asked for direction’s since we couldn’t find ANY street sign’s to locate it. We followed a young man in his car and had to park on the side of the road and walk down a path through the wood’s to get there. A perfect circle without grass was there but in the center there were piece’s of burned wood and log’s from a bon fire. The devil must feel “at home” with the heat and flame’s from the bon fire’s since he didn’t bother moving it out of “his” circle.

Joe says:

October 28, 2009, 10:32 am

Me and a few friends of mine went here a long time ago and went all over the woods looking for this circle. We pulled off the road into the gravel and went down the little beaten path that crosses the creek but on the other side was a large overgrown opening in the woods with left overs from a campfire in the middle. I’m not sure if this was the tramping ground or not but it wasnt a cleared circle where nothing grows. We searched throught the woods with flashlights for most of the night and finally decided to go back to the gas station up the road and hang out till sun up to try and find it in the daylight. I think we crossed a few property lines to and we stirred up a bunch of hound dogs but we never found what everyone describes. Maybe it doesnt exixst anymore or maybe I had my expectations set to high I dont know but if anyone knows where I went wrong then please help steer me right.

Kadburi says:

January 15, 2010, 12:35 am

Whether you believe in this story or not, I’ve got to tell it.
One night a few friends and I went out to the Devils Tramping Ground, as we don’t live that far from it and we’d heard all these rumors about it, we stayed there until about 1am with nothing unusual going on, walking back to the car though we heard these extremely frightening sounds, like a howl but unlike any howl we had ever heard, not a dog or a wolf, we shrugged it off to some unknown animal and got in the car to leave, as we were going down the path the car got stuck so we sent 2 people for help, they did not return within an hour or two so my bf and I got out and starting walking to were we thought we could find help, we found our friends on their way back saying that they couldn’t find anyone so we would have to push the car to get it unstuck, when we got back to the car the hood was covered in what looked like blood and the sides had dents shaped like hooves.

Jackson Stone says:

February 25, 2010, 2:49 pm

Haleigh, about what u said. Maybe some teenagers will try to have sex on the circle and then Satan will appear and kill them just like in a horror movie. What have horror movies taught us? If you’re near a place that’s haunted or where a killer lurks, DO NOT HAVE SEX! YOU WILL BE MURDERED!!!

Frank says:

March 1, 2010, 1:30 am

My friend and I tried to find where the dtc is and we suspect its between where airport rd turns into devil t c rd and harpers crossroads. We need help knowing where it exactly is. Send me an email to and please let me know where it is exactly.thanks!

Cody Evertt Quinn says:

March 31, 2010, 10:51 am

My name is Cody Quinn from NC! I want to prove if this is real or not so when I graduate I’m going to spend the night there with my friends to prove once and for all if it’s true or not!

Frank says:

April 7, 2010, 3:46 am

Cody ya need to stay more than one night to prove if devils trampiing ground is real or not.a new paranormal team called sw Ramseur paranormal has been down there ivetigating over a dozen different times with video cameras,snap cameras,heat senseour guns,radios for contact and from what I’ve heard they found something out of the ordinary about 60-65 percent of the time they just need the cameras to catch an apperition for the final evidence.

Todd says:

April 7, 2010, 10:34 pm

But what will they see? Is the devil gonna say cheese when someone takes the picture? I think this is just a freak of nature, nothing satanic about it. I’ve never been there so I don’t really know but my instincts tells me that nothing satanic is there. I will however bet my last dollar that there is something up at the old Jamestown Underpass in Jamestown, NC. I did have an experience there.

Courtney says:

April 16, 2010, 9:54 pm

This story is not true. Or at least nothing happened to me and my friends when we went. We all went at night. We wanted to go check it out to see if it was true, well we were all disappointed. It was just a circle. We put something inside it one night and came back the next night and it was still there. Why nothing grows in it is because of the soil. Some soil helps things grow better then others.

Murr says:

April 18, 2010, 10:26 pm

hahaha. ok so i live in chatham, and i apparently live fairly close to this location. well i went to school in CH, and heard about something really similar called “the devil’s eye” or something like that and it was the same story as this, but in some ambiguous location. so i was kind of excited to hear that the myth i heard about as a kid is a little further down from my new house in chatham, i might check it out.

ALSO, to the person who said they heard the same story in pittsboro, siler city is like, right down the road, and this place is an actual location, found out how to get there. i’m psyched.

Me says:

May 3, 2010, 8:30 pm

I will be going there with a team in the next week or so. The Devil inhabiting this place… I’m iffy about that. A demon there… That is completely understandable. I do know people that have stayed there and experienced strange happenings. These same people have proof via evp that there is something there.

To everyone that don’t believe in this.. Carry on with your belief. Express all the opinions that you want. But unless you have been there and felt or seen what was happening or possibly even not. Your opinion isn’t going to count in my book and probably several other’s.

courtney and amanda says:

May 12, 2010, 9:13 am

this summer in july were taking our boyfriends up there for a weekend and all of us are going to see what happends if its true or not. well tell you what happends.

Lou says:

May 17, 2010, 9:14 am

Courtney and Amanda bring folding chairs and go to sleep in that circle you won’t believe how you will feel after you awaken.I go there in the afternoons and fall asleep in the circle. You will be so calmed down and rested and it lasts for days after you have left.Try it!

mellisa says:

May 18, 2010, 4:47 pm

:) i think is it true because one time me and a couple of my friends went there in a tent to spend a night. we put a rock in the middle of it we woke up to find it gone not there. i was crepped out but i do work with Physics they said they didnt feelet some thing there when they went. 😉

Kevin says:

August 23, 2010, 9:39 pm

That is very freaky

Scott Sessoms says:

August 24, 2010, 8:36 am

Our team is looking into investigating this place. I have seen a few comments that call this story a hoax, and in your opinion it very well may be. But as a paranormal investigator, and the ones here who say they are, you know that paranormal events do not happen every time you want them too. Just because you spend one night in a place that has claims does not mean it is not true. Some place take multiple investigations to recieve any evidence of something that is there. Our team is hoping to catch some new evidence for people to really understand what is going on here.

Also I would like to state that when it comes to demonic cases (which the Devil is a fallen angel, also known as demons), demons have the power to pertray themselves as anything they want and have been known to hide from paranormal teams because they see us as a threat and do not want to be found, so they can continue to cause havoc to a place or person.

Brandon says:

October 24, 2010, 12:10 pm

i have never been to the devils tramping ground but i herd lots of stories about it.i think that its real but then again it could be fake im not shure but i will like to see 4 my self

john murray says:

December 4, 2010, 8:41 pm

my family is from Bennette an i have visited the ground a many times. i have brought people from burlington where i live now to show it off. I have never experienced any strange happens at all!! at nite the girls would be afraid of the noises but that was all.My family lived in bennette till my grandmother THELMA MURRAY gave up house keeping. The old family house sat in the intersection of 22 an42 leaving bennette.

Dr Don says:

December 12, 2010, 5:47 pm

I think the perfect circle is explained as a highly radioactive area, perhaps background radon or something.

Maybe sand?

I am sure it has some natural explanation, because nothing happens without reason. Usually a simple (& overlooked one) at that!

Anyone had it checked for Radon levels?

samantha says:

January 19, 2011, 5:37 pm

this is so scary and now im going to tell that to my little brother!!!! hahahahaha!!!!

Joshua says:

February 9, 2011, 2:02 pm

You guys are idiots. I have been there, me and my buddies camped out there for the entire night. Nothing really happened until we went to sleep. It had a very creepy air to it, but whenever we went inside the tent and went to sleep it just became scary. We heard footsteps and crackling around us. We even saw shadows and leaves swirling with no wind. It became freezing, when it was burning up minutes before. This place is real, and honestly, it’s a good *** time.

Ribikah says:

March 16, 2011, 12:02 pm

im confused dont believe n ghosts

Joseph says:

March 16, 2011, 12:06 pm

yea i believe n ghosts ive been there i heard voices n my head??!! iim confused

Fayettevillian says:

May 27, 2011, 3:27 am

I live an hour away from the DTG and it isn’t a perfect circle, and there is grass and weeds growing all through the path most of the year. This legend is silly and the posts about anything abnormal are from pathetic people letting their minds play tricks on them.

Julie says:

August 18, 2011, 6:11 pm

I have spent three nights there. It is kinda creepy when you get there and there is a fire burning in the middle of the circle. I slept in the circle in my sleeping bag and no tent. I was still there in the morning. I put toilet paper in the circle and it stayed put. There was some very freaky candles with faces on them in the circle and all kind of crazy bones. I actually rigged something up to maybe scare the next visitors. If I lived on that road I could have some fun!

Cayley says:

October 10, 2011, 6:19 pm

I live about 3 miles from devils tramping ground. My brother rode fourwheelers in the flatwoods one night (a place near the tramping ground) and he spent the night there in a tent and the next morning his tent and his friends tent and the fourwheelers were moved outside of the circle!

Chris says:

October 18, 2011, 5:19 pm

I have been there as a paranormal investigator, and as a creepy odd place in the middle of the woods, I will agree. However, the ring can be very easily explained. The original owners of the land had a silo that held SALT. That being Fact, that explains 1 thing and dispels another. First, the ground is so saturated with salt that nothing will grow there, that explains the nice round circle were nothing will grow. Second, anyone in the paranormal research field should know that salt is also a spiritual wall. In every spiritual belief salt is used to block spirits form crossing over or protect ones self from spirits, good or bad.

It is a great story and cool place to go camping, but that is all it is…

South Eastern Paranormal Investigations
Wilmington, NC

Nick says:

October 23, 2011, 8:02 pm

I agree with Ann. On the basis that this same exact story is in almost every state. With actual circles as well. Its nothing paranormal. Just odd. Nothing happens at these places either.

anonymous says:

October 31, 2011, 5:29 pm

hey guys, i was there earlier today. i found some campers tried to stay from hallows eve to Halloween but left in a hurry during the night and left their partially burnt tent.

when i stepped in to the circle i immediately felt intense physical pain and discomfort. my body also started shaking. i have an highly developed gift of discernment, which i use to find and exorcise demons. basically i feel spiritual things near by. actually, i found the grounds by feeling it while driving in my car. other ppl who go may feel these things as well. some ppl feel depression, discomfort, a strange fear, strange pains, fatigue, demonic nightmares, or negative thoughts/impressions. ppl who are oppressed or possessed will have a number of the symptoms. you can see similar things in the bible when ppl encounter angles. they’re filled with fear, trembling, etc.

(if you exude these symptoms. you’re probably just oppressed and it wont have enough authority to manifest through you. find some Christians to pray over you and renounce the sins that its exploiting. these sins give it authority to stay. command it not to not manifest and leave. if it’s stubborn “pray and fast”. ask the Lord to come and pull it out of you.)

I’ve seen silhouettes of men made of shadows and glowing eyes from the direction I’ve felt things, herd audible voices, and been psychically attacked. similar things with the angels and God.

what is this place? there are portals or gateways between heaven and earth. that’s how angels get here. there are also demonic portals from hell to earth. so thus, where ever there’s a portal there’s more activity. the devils tramping ground is the larges demonic portal in the country. that’s why it’s a circle. that’s why things are removed that cover it. it’s like a highway exit to earth.

don’t get your Christian friends together and pray against it. you’ll just piss them off. don’t “put the Lord to the test” to save you. If the Lord wants to use you against it, He will let you know.

don’t mess with this place, you will regret it.

Rhonda says:

December 15, 2011, 3:12 am

I have heard this story since I was in the 3rd grade when our librarian would tell the story of the devils tramping ground. I havent visited yet but am very curious to know if its the real story.

stephanie says:

March 6, 2013, 1:43 pm

ive never been!! but i want too

Seriously says:

August 7, 2013, 11:41 pm

People are so gullible. There are many places in the world, especially in America that have areas in the ground where nothing grows. Most photos you see of the place DO show some grass growing in patches here and there. The soil is just crappy. When you have tourists and campers, it doesn’t get to grow properly due to the tents, fires, and the walking that is done on it.

According to Wikipedia, you’ll find many beer cans, broken bottles, and grass growing there. They narrow it down to teenagers doing the “trampling”, keeping the story going. I see this place as a tourist attraction, really. Take an old urban myth, locate the area, put up a sign, and there you go. Instant recognition (and maybe some profit). This is just a campfire story you tell people when you are there to get them scared. Gives them a better camping experience.

But of course, that’s just me. You can believe that the Devil hangs out in NC if you want.

aj says:

October 23, 2014, 2:51 am

Me and a couple friends went to the DTG in 04. Me and one of my friends were into Satanic, devil worshipping, occult, witchcraft, etc. when we were younger. We we completly hyped to go, but by the time we got there we got lost, had alot of strange coincidences happen. we arrived precisely at midnight. within minutes we were greeted by strange glowing yellow unearthly eyes. not higher off the ground like they belonged to a cat or dog. we turn the headlights of the car toward the eyes. they were brighter than the headlughts and appeared to simply be in there with no object around them. none of us got out the car nor had any of us consumed any drugs or alcohol, which was our intention when we decided to go camping there. we left immediately.

Cole says:

October 3, 2015, 11:42 am

I’ve been to the devil tramping grounds two times and nothing happen. I drove two hours to get there for nothing it was a complete waist of time. If anyone knows of any REAL haunted places in North Carolina email me at

Guru says:

February 22, 2016, 3:53 pm

The devil pulled me out he scratched my face he is real

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