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Hell House

Howard County, Maryland

This facility was once home to a college for girls. The nuns, however, began dabbling in Satanism and one by one, the girls were murdered. Inside the building, chilling screams are heard. At the top of the large staircase, there is an enormous cold spot.

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Ally says:

September 17, 2005, 3:45 pm

Hell house was not a school for girls, it was a catholic school for boys entering priesthood. Please get your facts straight. Patapsco Female institute located near hell houe (St. Mary’s college in Ilchester MD) is the girls school you’re talking about located in Ellicott city. HellHouse is owned by Patapsaco State park and was never ever in any way shape or form a school for girls.

Dawn says:

September 22, 2005, 2:19 am

Hell house was a girls school I live right down the street from it me and my friends go there all the time and there iare no ghost and nothing scary . the patapsco girl institute is very haunted its located on church road . It is haunted by a ghost named Annie and one night me and my friends went up there and turned the car off and called here name and someone screamed we turned on the car and left we are to freaked out to go back.

Rich says:

September 29, 2005, 9:04 pm

Legends (urban and otherwise) are fun and and even creepy, but most often they have little basis in reality. “Hell House’ aka St. Mary’s College in Ilchester Maryland (about 1/2 mile from my house), was, in fact, a seminary for boys run by a Catholic sect known as the Redemptorists. The seminary closed in the 1970’s due to dwindling enrollment, but not because of death, disease, satanic cults or other wild legends. There have been a couple of fires (likely vandalism) that have left the main buildings in ruins. From what I understand, the spookiest thing about the place (other than it’s seemingly remote location) is the caretaker who apparently had a knack for nasty encounters with trespassers. Don’t know if he’s still there, but I drive past the place everyday on my way home from work. It does look kind of lonely and spooky sitting up on that hill overlooking the old Simkins Industries factory which also burned down a couple of years ago. It’s hard to see through all the trees in the summertime, but come Fall the remnants of the main building can be clearly seen from River Road. But, alas, the stories about former pupils and residence dying from horrid living conditions or at the hands of whacked-out nuns are just that…stories.

Nikki says:

September 30, 2005, 12:40 pm

I was one of those “trespassers” one night. You ain’t lying. That care taker is crazy, and creepy! I was taken there against my will, I knew about him, and didn’t want to piss him off, but my boyfriend, and the kids in the car behind us wanted to see what the big deal was about this house. Well, this guy don’t take kindly to people who are trespassing on that property. He happened to be coming home in his flatbed pickup truck the same time we were parking. He blocked me and my friends in so we couldn’t get out!. As some of you may’ve seen, there are containers that sit just before the property line, and he blocked us in a little behind those containers. The car that was behind us was able to back up just enough to let the car I was in, out. Somehow, I still don’t know who did it, someone picked up a brick and threw it at this mans windshield. I don’t know if it caused any damage, but I imagine it did. Later that night when we all got back to my boyfriends house, he checked the messages on his answering machine. There was a message that said “Hey Hoss, I’m comin’ to see ya” and hung up. It was at the same time we happened to encounter this man. I don’t know how he got his number, but we’re sure as **** it was him. I can still remember his voice. We never heard from him again, but this is a true story! Not made up by any means.

Dan says:

October 2, 2005, 8:59 pm

Like Rich said, Hell house is a peaceful quite place. My friends and I have actually climbed up the building but I don’t suggest it because its really dangerous. I’ve never seen the caretaker, and I’ve been up there 10 times so far. Hell house is usually crowded with families during the day, and up to no good teenagers at night. I really hate how at night, teenagers and drunks go up there to drink, smoke weed, and vandalize the property. Hell house is littered with broken glass, beer cans, and graffiti. I wish fewer people knew about it, and I wish it was farther back in the woods. The beauty of the place is remarkable. Its like an adventure book when your a little kid…enchanted kingdoms appearing out of nowhere from the evergreen forest. As you climb higher onto the hill, you will reach the chapel. Again, sadly, it has graffiti all over it…but its magnificence is still if it lingers still in brilliance as the forest swallows it whole. Everytime I visit Hell House, I take whatever trash I can find with me so I can at least try to restore its beauty. I pray you do the same.

Jake says:

October 4, 2005, 8:27 pm

Dan, Nikki, Rich, Dawn, and Ally,
I’ve some strange stoires about that place myself, but the caretaker thing is real. I saw that same pick-up truck driving around with a broken window. It was true the place was not a “girls only” school and there was no evil nuns. But the satanism thing is true there are colts all over that place it’s a shame to see so many teens getting drunk and having sex. That may sound weird, but I was one of those kids. I still to this day wish that I never of brought my girlfriend to that place……. To many bad memories. If any of you guys think Im lie’in that e-mail me at
Thanks for your time

rachael says:

October 6, 2005, 12:32 am

i know for a fact that hell house was a girls school because my friend went their i dont belive any of the rumors i just belive it stopped doing business. yes it has very creepy surroundings but if you look past that it can be a great adventure.i do know that a man murderd some girls but i belive that happend after they shut down.

dan 134 says:

October 6, 2005, 7:25 am

i seen that creepy caretaker and his beatup truck at a gas station. i heard from the stories, he was a creepy guy and an ******* at that so i starred at him on purpose. he didnt like it. i snickered at him and got in my car. about a 1/4 mile down the road, i met up with him at a stoplight and i was like oh ****.

Ally says:

October 8, 2005, 4:33 pm

for the last time hell house is not a girls school. It was a school for catholic boys who wanted to become priests. I know I live near it too. If you don’t believe me google (hell house St. mary’s college) And to anyone who said their friends or whoever went there your lying. it closed down in 1972. And was recently sold to Patapsaco State Park.

andy says:

October 8, 2005, 5:46 pm

I saw a ghost there last night on 10/7/2005 it looked like a littlekid holding a teddy bear she was just staring at me. soon after that a ghost of a dog apeared and it ran over to me and started licking my toes I was so scared I ran so fast I fell down the hill and got knocked out as soon as I woke up the creepy care taker was standing above me with a chain saw about to cut me in half once again I jumped up ran back up the hill and the “dog” as there he started to bark at the care taker and the care taker backed of turned off the chain saw . ever since that day I have gone up all the time to see the ghost dog that saved my life every time I go up there me and the ghost are best friends and he licks my toes at will all the time

Missy says:

October 11, 2005, 2:25 am

Okay Andy, your story sounds like BS. Because 1. The caretaker is dead and 2. You said you were up there a lot of time and you posted on 10/7 and it’s only 10/11. For one you sound like you’re in highschool, when do you have time to go to hell house?

Anyway heres the only website I’ve found that seems to have info that’s backed up by different sources.

Hilaria says:

October 11, 2005, 12:33 pm

you guys can fight for whats right all i know is that is sacry and if you have any thing to say e-mail me

love always
Hilaria Alonzo

tracy says:

October 11, 2005, 8:24 pm

I can tell you from first hand that the caretaker is mean as anything. The stories of the dogs is very true. I use to go up there all the time when I lived in the area it was a place that me and a couple of friends went to every weekend trying to get inside to see how much was true. I haven’t been there for years. I have been away from the area for 10 years. A friend of mine was talking about it at work and she is the one that told me about the fire. Is any of it still standing or did they complete tear it down. I was just wondering because I would love to go there again.

Nikki...again says:

October 11, 2005, 9:06 pm

From what I’ve seen on the internet and recent pictures of the place it looks like a bunch of brick walls. The stair cases are still there on either side of the school, but I don’t think there’s any steps actually in the casing. You can google search for pics of this place, and you might run across some peoples websites who have went up there after the fire and took pics, and posted them.
Also, how long ago did this care taker die? Cuz he was sure alive and thriving when I was going up there back in 2001-2002. And because a couple of you said that you’ve seen him around. Haha, I can see it now. Now, there’s going to be a big urbend myth started that HE now haunts hell house. Wouldn’t that just be peachy? =) Happy Halloween folks :)

tracy says:

October 12, 2005, 1:09 am

I haven’t been able to find anything after 2003, one posting said that they were suppose to finish demolishing the buildings, but if they are still privatley owned how could they. It is such a shame if it was vandilism that burnt the place down. But like the newspapers say that can’t say for sure how it started. Also just like w/ the 5 women that were killed, part of the story was not available to read. People don’t want to beleive things they can’t explain. Also I was thinking if they bought it on the intent to have it re open for the church, then maybe they should have give tours or something to get the money for that person to write for the grants. That is one of the reasons that I think most of the stories are true. When I use to go down there it was weird how you would make a loop around the ellicotte city and then come around again and then all of a sudden you had cars following you that come out of nowhere. if anyone finds anything new out please email me at Thank you

Brian says:

October 15, 2005, 1:20 am

I was just there tonight. I have heard about it for years but had never visited. Some friends of mine called me tonight and wanted to go out and get “spooked”. We decided to go to Ellicott City, first we went to The Patapsco girls college (Creepy College) said to be haunted by a girl named “annie”. We scaled the fence and looked around but it was very bright out due to the big moon, so it wasn’t at all spooky. Nothing was there, no cold spots or anything. When we were leaving we came across some teenagers that were there for the same reason and they told us exactly where Hell House was. We trotted back to the truck and went to Hell House. We parked under the train bridge and walked up the path to the tracks and looked around a bit. You could barely see the buildings through the tree’s (we were there around 10:30 pm) and we never did find the stairs to go up to the buildings, nore did we encounter any caretakers, dogs, ghosts or anything. I not saying that they aren’t there but we didn’t see anything. We plan to go back in the daytime so we can find out how to get up to the buildings and then go back again at night. Since we didn’t find anything overly “spooky” we left and went to Fort Armstead on the way home. There we got “spooked!!”

again tracy said says:

October 15, 2005, 1:49 am

The care takecare is gone I think he died. From what I have been told he hasn’t been there since that last fire the burned most of the building down hollween night in “98”. If you parked under the rail road track the stairs are right there. When I use to go there, there had usually been a couple of 18 weelers trailers parked there. Depending on where u parked the car or truck you would have kept walking away from that littl factory there. But like I had said I haven’t been able to go out there since before the fire since I had my son and that is not somewhere that I would ever take him. SInce most of the main building is burned there is nowhere for the care taker to stay at. And the dogs had free run of the place so before it burned if you would have made it in you would have been attacked by them. If u have any ? you can email me at that is also my aim screen name. I am making a trip down next week

J says:

November 7, 2005, 11:03 am

I was there yesterday. I walked up the old road off of Bonnie Branch. I saw no one and nothing up there except a beautifully creepy old catholic school. It is barely holding on, it looks as if it may fall at any second. The stairs leading up are still there, just to the left of the tracks as you’re looking away from the bridge.
After I finished there I felt like I was reenacting the trestle scene from Stand By Me by crossing the railroad bridge.
No ghosts but it was still nice to walk around up there and see it all.

Lauren says:

November 10, 2005, 12:39 pm

Why do they call it hell house??

again tracy says:

November 11, 2005, 7:58 pm

They called it Hell House because before the last fire the destoried it. The old caretaker at dogs that were mean as heck. And there was alot of unexplained things that were going on up there and w/ all the catcacomes there people thought that there was santic worshipers that stayed there. I was just there Nov 6, and alot of things are over grown and there are some tunnels that I wanted to explore but it was just me and another girl that went and we felt that if we went into the tunnels and if anything fell to block the enterance that we would be strong enough to move it. We didn’t get to finish looking around cuz like I said it was just the 2 of us. We are going to be going back up again. I’m not sure if there are ghost but there is something very strange feeling. It was really weird cuz when we were there I know for a fact that there is a pool and a changing room but for the life of me I couldn’t find where it was. If you want to know anything else my email add is in the other one that I worte and I would be happy to answer any of the questions that you may have.

Julie says:

December 2, 2005, 1:45 pm

Yeah ummm when did you people used to go to Hell House? I mean before the fire. Has anyone ever been inside? if so what did it look like? did you guys see the mysterious hole in the ground? my friends went in there. the ladder is amost gone, so be be careful. they said that it went down another 3 stories. pretty odd to find a hole in the ground with rooms in it. they also said they found needles. I just wanna find out how it looked in the 80’s – early 90’s. email me if you have any info.


Dan (from Oct 2nd) says:

December 10, 2005, 3:45 pm

I’m tired of trying to debunk myths about Hell House, so I’m not even going to get into that.

This site is legit…so if you want to know the truth about the Redemptorists go here:

There was a caretaker but he is currently in jail for shooting a trespasser.

Vandals started the fire. I’m not a believer when it comes to ghosts and all that such…so going up to Hell House isn’t scary at all for me. Its more fun seeing ruins from the 1800s.

I’ve pretty much seen it all, however, I still could not find 4 structures…1) the well 2) the tower 3) pool 4) the bath house. The well is apparently hidden off in the woods. The tower’s location is hidden by shrubbery but can be seen if your driving on River road if you look closely enough around the bends. In order to reach the Tower (its not very tall but it has an inside b/c you can see railings leading down into a possible doorway), you must either scale the cliff face around the bend of the road going up to where the road is being repaired for sinking into the Potomac river, or you must head northwest from the top of the stairwell (huge stairs) through the shrubbery.

I don’t know whether the pool is near that water tower on the top of the hill or that basin was just something else. The bath house is still a mystery, its supposedly near the pool, but I haven’t found it either.

This winter break from college coming up (after Dec 23rd), my friends and I are going to sweep the grounds looking for these hidden areas that are not apparent from the pathways.

I must warn all would be explorers that the tunnels in the basement are dangerous. My friends and I entered with rope and extreme caution ;)…I suggest you do the same.

If you wish to join my party of adventurers, you can email me at

I’ll only take sane individuals along i.e. no people who believe in haunted hocus pocus. LOL

Ashley says:

December 27, 2005, 2:21 pm

Out of my book called “Werid US,” it says that a guy named George Ellicott Jr. was planning to make it a “tavern.” But since the B&O Railroad was there, he had no need for it. So he sold it to the “Redemptorists.” They held the first mess on Auguest 28, 1866, then four years later they closed down St. Mary’s College.

Now God only knows what the school was once was. I’m not sure about the “girls.” But people say you can hear girls screaming coming from the ruined building. ^^; Of course we all know it’s “haunted” by the people who were killed there. =P

the ghost of your moms past says:

January 5, 2006, 1:44 pm

yeah I think ghosts are real becouse i am one

dan says:

January 8, 2006, 7:40 am

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Mike says:

January 16, 2006, 8:45 am

I find the plac pretty cool cause’ i’m a big history guy…. I live over in the Brooklyn Parkarea so i don’t get to visit Hell House often. Being so damn close to the city I appreciate that area alot… I’t’s a real pretty area that I hope never really changes….. Anyways, my dad went up to that place one time with my brother and sister. So, they were racing up the hill and my dad beat them both…. He told me when he got up there that there were two guys that con fronted him strapped with guns. Basiclly they told him not to ask questions but to turn around and go back down the hil…. My dad told me that, so whether it’s true or not I dont know, my pops never turns down a fight and thats the only one he supposedly turned down. To that dude Dan, it’s cool of you to try and keep that place uh…”tidy” as i’ll call it.LOL!!! Brother i’d help you if i could get over there!

Shannon says:

January 22, 2006, 12:12 pm

all this **** is full of shite and its not even scary either its just for scaring kids and it dosent work. its just trying to make kids not being able to go to sleep at nights but if its was my kid i would just have to start murder.

Not Dan says:

January 28, 2006, 1:18 am

Dear readers,
The above message regarding Dan (see above) is grossly inaccurat much like the rest of the site. Dan is actually a 4 foot tall midget with brown not blond hair. I did call him one night, I would rate the experance a 3 out of 10. Instead of calling Dan I would strongly recomend harvesting nectar from tulips and maybe ever snap dragons. It is an experance that is much less disapointing and more fore fulling then Dan. Another sutiable alternative semitary school which once again more satisfing then Dan. Thank you for your time LOVE NotDan.

allen says:

January 29, 2006, 7:36 pm

but didn’t they no that by on by one a gurl just kept on missing

Marie says:

February 2, 2006, 11:06 am

I see dead people they are all around me

chrissy says:

February 4, 2006, 12:35 pm

thats actually not true i am currently working on a documentary about hell house aka st marys college it was never an all girls school it was a seminary. however i have been there several times myself and do believe the place to be very much haunted thus sparking my interest in making a documentary about it.

tracy says:

February 5, 2006, 12:42 am

When I went up there the last time I didn’t see any ghost. But somethings that were strange was I had been there before the fire and I know for a fact there was a pool and a pool house but when I was just up there I couldn’t find it. The reason people thought it was haunted is because when the caretaker stayed there and those “lovely dogs” he use to chase people off the property w/ a shot gun. I don’t remeber ever seeing ghost, but alot of STRANGE things did go on there. IF you want to know more you can email me at

evelyn says:

February 5, 2006, 1:45 pm

I am really apalled by how many of these comments by people I take as being educated….ie. upper classmen high school or perhaps not in school..can not spell.Yes, there are such things as ghosts,etc..but one has to understand there are certain conditions to encounter them..or they you..and most of the time they don’t even care that you are there, they just appear. Now of course there are such things as personal ghosts. Those that are familiar to you, such as a friend or relative that will appear to you whenever they want to……Good hunting…Evie

Ashley says:

February 11, 2006, 6:56 pm

My Stepdad said that it was a priest type place. You would think the Olde Ellicott City would have records of the place. x.X Just my thoughts.

becca says:

February 14, 2006, 11:13 am

my friend can see dead people and she is in a wheel chair and the ghosts push her off her chair when she is not looking

brittany says:

February 15, 2006, 9:02 pm

even though the school was a scool for boys me and my friends always talk about it!and now i really want to go and im going!i love places like this!

alissa says:

February 19, 2006, 9:23 pm

I love scary places … just not being alone in them!

jacob hawts says:

March 1, 2006, 2:26 pm

yopu guys are all fooled. this place wasn’t a school for boys or girls. it’s where they made porn!! idiots. my dad works there…

Tiffany says:

March 14, 2006, 1:02 pm

Sadly, what remained of St. Mary’s College a.k.a “Hell House,” was bulldozed on Feb. 13, 2006. I visited a month prior to the demolition and I found the place to be very peaceful. For over a hundred years it was a site for prayer and meditation-which I attributed to be the cause of the peaceful feeling I experienced while there. I made a return visit-this one at night, without the aid of flashlights-I wasn’t scared at all, but I did get a feeling of sadness though. Although I am a firm believer of the supernatural, I do not think “Hell House” has many real ghosts/spirits. I think the people who have built the tall tales of Hell House have created their own tulpas.

bradey says:

March 14, 2006, 7:24 pm

me and my boys parked are cars it was about 10:00 at night we walk up 70 steps and than we hard dogs broking at use but we did not see them we get up to it and than we see the dog they are runing at use. they cant hurt you we went down in the basment and got cold fast we turn on are flash light and look on the floor there was a lot of bones we came out of the basment and walked back to the pool we all was back to the pool sat there for like 10 mins and than we hard screming from the water tower we runed back to are cars a fluw up the street

jason says:

March 18, 2006, 12:48 am

All I can say is that I have only been there once, I am from Westminster, I was smoking alot of weed back then and was pretty nice while I was there, I just remember the stone steps and walking and all of a sudden seeing the building appear over the trees and I was in awe of the fact that such a place still exsisted in todays world. We walked around and didnt see anyone but I did see and hear dobermans inside. I was looking in a window and couldnt really see much and I heard this ticking sound and all of a sudden the glass shook and this doberman was barking in my face. I ran from there but that is not saying much because I am real sensitive to ghosts and things like that.

jason says:

March 18, 2006, 12:52 am

just would like to add to my earlier statements and say that this was back in 1998 that I was there so everything could have changed by now. I hope not, I was very impressed by the place, haunted or not.

jason says:

March 18, 2006, 12:56 am

after reading about the fire in 97 and reworking my own, somewhat clouded, mempories, I know that it was most likely ’96 or early ’97 that I was there because everything was still intact, no fire yet.

babee_s0_fabulous says:

March 18, 2006, 9:48 am

damn!!make up yo’ fawken mind pplz!! so fawken dumb! first u say its hell house for gurlz and then u say its foe boyz…damn pplz….

mr.boswell says:

March 19, 2006, 1:20 pm

I am a traveling Shih Tzu,very hot and fluffy. I have never been to this place but if I did I would say “”AAAHHHHWWWWOOOOOO”.aNYONE WHO LOVES ME SHOULD ADOPT A DOG CAUSE I WILL NEVER DESTROY ANYTHING OR HUMP YOU!!!

Ashley says:

March 19, 2006, 4:35 pm

Is the building really gone? This sucks if it is. I thought of something. How can be gone if they can’t the machiney up there. I calling that group to protect it. ;_;

sarah says:

April 4, 2006, 5:28 pm

My friends and i have been up to Hell house at night. We did see the priest with the bloody hands and he chased us into the actual ruins. There we saw five more figures in white nightgowns roaming around and screaming. One even came towards us with her hands outstretched as if she were enlisting our help. But, then her eyes darted toward where we had come from and there was the priest staring at her. She suddenly vanished, same with the other figures. The priest stood there a few minutes longer. It was then the i realized that my friends were no longer there. I ran back down the hill and there was no car. i cannot explain the sheer terror that filled my entire being. Eventually i called my parents and they came to pick me up. I never saw my friends again…

Mike says:

April 4, 2006, 5:30 pm

I had the exact same experience…i might know what happened to your friends…what kind of car was it?

Sarah says:

April 4, 2006, 5:30 pm

A blue chevy impala

Mike says:

April 4, 2006, 5:34 pm

I saw that same car when i went up there. It had been partial burned and wrecked. My friends and i saw a group of normal teenagers walking up the hill and decided to join them…we thought we would be safer. But once we had caught up they were suddenly gone. We were at the top and saw the same priest. He chased us in the building like you said and the same thing happened to us. Only we ran out before the girl reached us….im so sorry about your friends

Amber says:

April 7, 2006, 2:32 pm

i have heard all the stories about Hell House but the problem is i have never been there so i dont know which one to beleive so i want to go up there does any one have any advice for me and my friends if possible any one willing to give a tour of the place you can reach me though email that is thank you very much

Amber says:

April 7, 2006, 2:36 pm

i missed spelled me e mail it really is sorry

Kelly says:

April 7, 2006, 3:55 pm

I have been up to Hell House many times. I’ve been to the pool, bath house,and the well. I have also been to the gazebo and noticed that no one on here mentioned it. It’s really cool, it has steps that lead up to it and iside in the middle of it there’s a huge cross. It’s amazing! I saw some people talking about a tower, I’ve never seen it, I would love to find it. I also saw someone say what was left of Hell House was demolished recently…I hope that’s not true, I really love the place. I really feel it’s haunted, it’s just a certain vibe you feel when you’re up there.

kamei says:

April 12, 2006, 4:44 pm

I think your all on crack (the people who were saying things about the people and all that) but what do i know. i think the stories aree made up.

kamei says:

April 12, 2006, 4:45 pm


brandy thompson says:

April 27, 2006, 9:58 am

i think that any one would know for sure is psychic slyvia browne

Ashley says:

May 8, 2006, 6:48 pm

It’s gone. The rumors of it being destoryed are TRUE! Mount Saint Mary’s College is GONE! It is no more now.

shelby says:

May 30, 2006, 12:49 am

omg nah ah hell house is really GONE!!! is there anything left cuz theres still the underground tunnels and wut about the stuff all the way back i no they didnt desrtoy all that did they

dj says:

July 24, 2006, 9:17 pm

I was just at hell house on 7/22/06 and the main biulding was knocked down but if you continue up the path and make a right after where the main biulding was the black cross is still there, also on the main road to the main biulding right where the main biulding was the path splits and one road goes staght and one goes to the right, if u look to your left u will see a large flat area and if u walk over to the edge of what looks like a cliff and lay down u can see windows of what i beleave to be the vary bottom two levels and u can walk down next to the wall on the right side and climd throw the windows and get in what looks to me like some cind of torcher chamber. If any one knows anything else about these rooms please e-mail me at, i really want to know what these rooms are. thanks

Nate says:

July 25, 2006, 6:50 pm

Iâ??m Belgian but Iâ??m in vacation here in Maryland with some friends, Iâ??m going try this out tonight

Nate says:

July 26, 2006, 6:36 am

I wanted to go that place, but it isn’t on the map and civillians won’t have anything with that place. So I recognized that flat area but we were all to scared to stand on it by all this stories. What they gonna build on that flat area ?

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Ashley says:

August 8, 2006, 1:25 pm

Well, I dont know about the caretaker, ive heard and even had one of my friends land in a pile of german shepperd s*it. I’ve been there a million times. I’ve been to the pool house too, its like a half a mile away from the school and through some woods. Oh my god, my first (AND ONLY) time at the pool house was something i’ll never forget. It was around 9 still light out like 2 years ago…it was just starting to get dark and we were all over that place, i get paranoid when we looked at the black water in the pool thinking so many different things. I look over to the pool house to my right, i swear i saw something there, a little black object against the dirty white wall…told my friends and it was gone, they also have a water tower up there ALL THE WAY in the woods me and my friends heard people running around us…and i will never go by the black cross again!

Jenn says:

August 9, 2006, 1:23 pm

what is the address of all these places? st. mary’s college and the all girls school on church road?

Courtney says:

August 13, 2006, 10:06 pm

I was in a car accident on 7 hills near the hell house and will never return there again. they have since torn down the college && that would be the only real reason to go up there. i went one night with 3 friends and met up with some people we did not know…. while walking up to the college we heard a little girl screams from the stream below, there was no way any of us could have done this because we were all together in a tite nit group. and we have also been to the womans asylum there && have heard cars behind us when we turned there were no cars there. so that is all i have to share at this time….. until the next time i have a “spook”. happy hunting

angel says:

August 15, 2006, 2:02 pm

k so wat story iz true

Kayla says:

August 23, 2006, 1:21 am

Ok; first of all…Right next to “Hell House” it says located in howard county. NOT ST. MARYS! I am sure there is one there as well considering hell house is a pretty easy name to come up with for a spooky house…but this Hell House is in Howard COunty, not to mention, it’s definately not haunted. There is a guy that would sit outside. He himself had a dog. And he also carried a shot gun around. Before you ever found a ghost, you would find an old man shooting at you, if he’s even close enough for you to see behind all the bricks and trees. I rather deal with real ghosts and get the sh*t scared out of me that run from a real life person with a gun. Count me out.

Carter says:

August 29, 2006, 10:58 am

It was a religious boy’s school. It’s just a big pile of bricks now. If you do go, please don’t leave any more trash. There are too many beer cans there already. There is no parking on the Howard County side of the river but there is legal parking just over the Patapsco River bridge on the Baltimore County side. It is a very short walk back to the long steps. Since it is private property with No Trespassing signs, does anyone know if the police actually arrest you or do they just chase you away?

Charles says:

August 30, 2006, 12:13 am

I have been 2 hell House many of times and the caretaker is dead the only thing u have 2 worry about is other people the night to go up there is Oct 30 im telling you, you will never think about ghost the same

Charles says:

August 30, 2006, 12:18 am

Check out the tunnel underneath the main buildin me and my friends have heard kids telling us to leaveand screaming

2B_RAD says:

September 8, 2006, 3:31 pm

I went to Hell House with a few friends back in the late 80’s, we weren’t there long enough to find any spooks before the caretaker(hillbilly) and his friend and dogs found us. We all hauled *** out of there and went down the hill to our cars under the train bridge, he came down the drive way in his truck and he chased us into Baltimore county and cut us off at Rt 144, we had two cars, my friends in one and just me in the other, my friends managed to get around his truck and out onto 144 which is a pretty well traveled road. Another car with some kids our age(17-19) got between me and my friends and they had no idea what was going on. The hillbilly caretaker had a tire iron or something and was walking toward them down the road, the driver of the other car had his window open and was asking the guy what the problem was, the hillbilly was just yelling “I’m gonna kill you”, of course the guy flipped out as the hillbilly got closer and slammed his car in reverse and backed right into me crushing my fender. Needless to say neither him or I ever got out to discuss it, we both hauled *** the opposite direction. I backed my car around a curve and over on the shoulder to keep out of direct site of oncoming traffic, when the hillbilly came around the corner I punched it and blew by him. I made it out to Rt144 and found my friends waiting for me. I’ve never been back since. About a month ago i decided to drive down River Rd to Ilchester for the first time since, but I didn’t stop. I don’t know what happened to the people in the other car. I don’t think I’d ever been so scared in my life.

2B_RAD says:

September 8, 2006, 3:40 pm

Also if you walk across the train bridge and through the train tunnel(I think they only use one track and it is two tracks wide) there is a path(used to be) to the right that goes to an old dam in the river, there was an open door on the side, and inside the dam you can see the water flowing over top of you through cutouts on the lower side. There are satanic insignias, pentagrams and such painted on the walls. I went there in the daytime but wouldn’t recommend it at night. Its scary enough walking through the train tunnel wondering if you’re on the right track.

Nate says:

September 10, 2006, 6:23 am

Here’s my conclusion: many people are scared to go that place (even we were scared but we did it) so people come paranoid by this stories and maybe that’s the reason that we were gone after a minute.. JUST FROM FEAR but if I have enough money to go back to Maryland I will check this place out alone cause my friends wanted back to the hotel. I want more information about that place, some of this stories I don’t believe about that blue Chevy Impala and stuff

Sean says:

September 10, 2006, 10:33 pm

Seriously, this place is not haunted. In high school we all used to go there to drink and hang out. And the cops come alot. Its creepy enough just walking through Patapsco State Park and checking out those building (the blair witch project was made in Patapsco State Park). But dont waste your time on Hell House. Watch out driving on the road there too…”7 hills” as its called, is a popular place for teenagers to speed through and try to get some air

Becca says:

September 17, 2006, 6:08 pm

OMGoodness that is soooooooooooooooooooooooo scary !!!!! AHH something has me!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Help!!! i go to school there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

shirley says:

September 23, 2006, 1:03 pm

I never been to this place before but i know is haunted i read all your comments..i did little research about the place and this is some kind a catholic priest school for boys..not for girls. but if i do past by..i’ll ask my cousin to come with me,i think she could communicate with sprits. shes kind of diffrent

shirley says:

September 23, 2006, 1:05 pm

shirley says:

September 23, 2006, 1:08 pm


I received this interesting email about the urban legends and stories surrounding Hell House from another visitor… thanks Lady Frosta…

“Merry Meet, My name is Lady Frosta and I live in Baltimore, Maryland. Hell House as you call it was one of my favorite places and still is because of the lore. I would like to share what I know about it, if I may. Us locals refer to it as Creepy College. St. Mary’s College was a school for high society debutantes at the height of the period, it was built as a charm school for Southern girls. When the original owner built it, he was forwarned about the land being drenched in blood. From the civil war. The owner wanted nothing to do with it and waved the warning away. He wanted to build the school for his new bride who was a school teacher. The years quickly passed with out incident and the man and his wife furnished with love a beautiful daughter, named Agatha, also today known as Black Aggie. As Aggie grew with in the school, she was the owners prized possession and with her charm and poise at an early age the wealthy Southerners threw money at the owner to make their daughters as diplomatic. Aggie grew to be a beautiful young woman and at the age of 16, she was about to have her coming out. It was around this time she started to hear voices of malice and malevolence and was startled by what they were saying to her. The owner and his wife were distraught and called the local doctor for fear that she was not sound or had come down with dimensia. The doctor gave her a clean bill of health. But the voices didn’t stop. The night of the party had finally arrived and the owner’s wife went to help Aggie get ready. She was said to have screamed so loud that the local quarry had stopped work. The owner quickly ran up the stairs to Aggie’s room only to find that his only daughter was dead. A vanity mirror had crushed her skull. Months dragged on the school was closed and resumed as soon as the owner felt his wife was able to teach again. The owner’s wife was said to roam the halls in her sleep looking for her daughter Aggie. The owner was worried and again called for the local doctor. He said that she was suffering from depression and that it would pass as soon as she would stop grieving. The rumors from the girl students were saying that they saw Aggie’s ghost. Some were that when the owner’s wife was sleep walking they could see Aggie’s silhouette walking beside her. The father’s of the girl students quickly pulled their daughters and funding. The owner was starting to panic. One night when he noticed his wife wasn’t in bed he searched for her. He finally found her in the bell tower, she had hung herself from the rope used to ring the bell. The locals stated that she couldn’t had done it herself she needed help. He closed the doors to the school and died shortly of tuberculoses, in his will it was said that he wanted to repent for his sins of not adhering to the warning he was given so many years ago, so he left it to a convent. The convent/seminary was said to have blessed the place thoroughly. Years passed and the Cardinal of the convent/seminary was said to have had lustful desires. He repented, confessed his fantasies, until he was said to have given into them. He molested 5 nuns. This went on for about a decade and his desires had grown more and more erotic and abundant. He too gave into them. One of the molested nuns came forth and confronted the archbishop. The archbishop barred the cardinal, but not with out words. Something like I will be back, no one is safe in this building. God will forsake you all. Something to that effect was said. On halloween night at midnight, it is said that screams were heard through out the building. The nuns and priests came startled out of their beds to find the five molested nuns were hung above an inverted pentagram. A nun for each point. This legend, has made it so that the local satanist are said to occupy the grounds and have their ceremonies there. By satanist, I mean anti-christian, the reverse of the bible, not Luciferians, or those who believe in the self. It was after the nuns were killed a man hunt for the barred cardinal was launched. He was never found. It is said that his soul even now doesn’t rest, but resides with the grounds. He traded his soul to torment those who opposed him. It is said that someone is murdered on Halloween night each year there. Some say the ghost of the cardinal or by the satanists. The bridge is called “Cry Baby Bridge” it is said that infant sacrifices were made there and the bodies were buried in shallow graves either in the cemetary or with in the woods themselves. At midnight you can hear the infant ghost cries, then shortly after you can hear a ghost train, although neither are there. Orbs and spiritual remnants are often sighted there. I have been to the college, and I was in all. I had goose bumps and the hair on my neck stood on end. In the woods farther back there is a swimming pool. There it looks like time stood still. Water still is in the pool, even though it is algae covered. A new diving board is still completely in tact. The brass railings may have ivy grown over them, but the brass itself is not weathered or has a batina finish to it, rather it looks as if it has been recently polished. The most amazing thing are the angel statues. It is said that if you sleep under them them will crush you in your sleep. Also there is a granite cross there, but it is odd be cause it is completely black. Which is unusual for a Catholic facility to have it. Some say that it was spray painted or weathered, I have seen it for my own eyes, it is just black. I hope this helps. Brightest Blessings, Lady Frosta”

…an interesting tale, however, our visitor Thomas- who is responsible for shooting the fantastic pix you see here on this page, and in addition has done a lot of research into the place’s history- offers the following clarifications about the somewhat confusing and unclear stories surrounding Hell House… thanks so much for sharing this with us, Thomas…

“Here are some corrections: (1)Hellhouse itself was never a debutantes school. She is confusing it with Potapsco Institute for Girls located near Hellhouse and often confused with it (2) I have never seen a pool nor have I read any other account of there being one. (3)There are no angel statues at hellhouse.If they had managed to survive looters and vandals all these years, believe me I would have taken photos.(4)Cry baby bridge is in another county. There is a bridge nearby, but its not the famous “Cry baby bridge” (5)Black aggie was a statue in another town. Its no longer there. The nuns story is pretty spooky and actually is associated with hell house, although in the version I heard its was five teen girls who were killed. Few take the story seriously, though. I never heard any story of everything happening on Halloween, or people being murdered there every Halloween.”

^the story is in a website http://www.lost…... i gave you the website sorry is long

shirley says:

September 23, 2006, 1:11 pm

there are 2 diffrent types of research…boy ..or girls school

andrew says:

September 24, 2006, 3:14 pm

I just have a few questions. I go here a lot but i am now trying to find all the ‘hidden’ stuff. I heard there was a graveyard and does anyone know where it is. I know where the pool is but where is the bathhouse? And where is the well. I also found the black cross which was actually not far from the pool. Also i found on the side of the path many rocks which once seemed like ways inside the underground. Does anyone know is there is a way through to get to the so called ‘underground chambers’ Also if there is anything i missed can you please inform me about it. And what exactly is on the other side of the bridge?

babygirl says:

September 28, 2006, 11:22 am

Black aggies statue is in a park on fredrick ave in baltimore city i live two doors down from it.want to go? ok go down wilkins ave to brunswick ave go allthe way down its a very short road stop at the stop sign and there u will see the very small park. the statue is right in front. trust me…go there and check it out

Mandy says:

September 30, 2006, 10:40 pm

Folks, sorry to tell you this but Hell House was demolished. It think it was last year. Sorry!

cheesy says:

October 1, 2006, 1:21 pm

my friend and i took a drive to river road and the legend is that along time ago this mother tru her baby over the bridge and to this day you can still hear the baby crying but watch out behind you cuz the mother may chase you down the rode.

Jenna says:

October 2, 2006, 4:10 am

Okay, to help out…

I’ve gone up there plenty of times. First, across the bridge, through the tunnel, there’s NOTHING. Just trees. That’s it. Really. My friend’s and I walked ALL THE WAY through that dark, murky, damp train tunnel, and there’s nothing but trees and rocks on the other side. That’s all.

Second, the passage into the underground section where the college used to be is over to the right side of the building, if you were looking directly at the front where it once stood. It’s right next to a drop-off, on a section of concrete there’s a hole in the ground. You have to kind of climb down though, and after the first section underground, the rest is pretty unaccessable because of debris from previous collapses. BE VERY CAREFUL. On the first floor is pretty much rubble, and an old stove, and a window built into the side of the hill where you can look down at all the stuff people have thrown off from the top.

I don’t recommend going down there at night, though. Not because of stupid dogs or a caretaker that died a long time ago, but because you really just can’t see it until you’re almost on top of it, and I’d hate to think of what would happen if someone fell. OH MAN.

Katelynn says:

October 3, 2006, 3:15 pm

Is this place tru or what?

Katelynn says:

October 3, 2006, 3:15 pm

Is this place true or what?

RJ says:

October 11, 2006, 5:37 pm

I think yall NEED JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!
undead caretakers, evil nuns ,teens. who the hell comes up wit this ****!!!!!!!!!

katie says:

October 22, 2006, 7:22 pm

the only real thing that is truly creepy about the hell house is the fact that it was in a fire and the only thing still standing was the statue of Mary in the front of the school. . . and if you look there is no reminse of smoke or fire even around the statue. my father was on the fir call. . .and he has told me some stories about it . . mostly abou the statue in the front of the building.

Ann says:

October 23, 2006, 8:25 pm

Go to to find that the caretaker is real…his name is Allen Hudson and there are actual newspaper articles pertainting to his arrests for shootings of trespassers to the college. The college was demolished Feb. 2006.

Cecelia says:

October 31, 2006, 9:42 pm

Hey, a few years ago durring my Safari Club Days. A bunch of us went up to the school after we got off work. We were all pretty trashed, but we walked right in, the place looked pretty good consitering it was abanoned. It looked like the typical catholic school. Like Holy Trinity. Wide steps, long hallways with classrooms, doors still intact, chalk boards. We went into the chapel, marble fixtures were still present. Pews were broken. We walked all the way up stairs and went out on the roof. what a view!. Never ran into any caretaker, but I left my lighter on the ledge. cool place sorry to see it go.

Brian says:

November 2, 2006, 10:57 pm

After visiting about a year ago (and posting at that point) and not being able to find the staircase in the dark to get to the top of the hill, I’ve since wondered exactly “what” was up on the hill. This past week I drove by there in the earlier afternoon with the intent of “exploring” the grounds in the daylight, only to find that the structure has been knocked down. Don’t know if it was cleared or not since there is no way to drive up to where it used to be. Also, there is a construction crew working at the bottom of the hill developing the land. Probably to build more houses. So, to those that asked, yes, it’s true that it has been demolished. and IF they are building new houses at the bottom of the hill…you couldn’t sell me one for a dollar!

lazer says:

November 20, 2006, 6:55 am

Did you day cold spot or wet spot?the screams were them c u m ing

Jackie Hand Job says:

December 21, 2006, 10:48 pm

Lazer, correction…it was me who was screaming because I was c u ming so there is a wet spot…however that was just last week…I wonder how they put it on here so quickly? Anyways, I have a special talent…i can pee standing up without peeing on myself!!

Sue says:

January 8, 2007, 9:36 am

Went to Hell House yesterday. It is completely torn down but you can walk around and see ruins of other buildings. Interesting and creepy! Just a hike around Patapsco State Park is beautiful. I am trying to find a picture of cry baby bridge which is off of Bonnie Branch Road right near Hell House. Have read a lot about it but many bridges off that road – would like to know exactly which one it is. Anyone know?

been there done that clowns says:

January 10, 2007, 10:30 pm

i have been there and done that u clowns. and its total bull#$%@ if u clowns dont belive me go there and c 4 yourself. i didnt c or hear @%$& when i was there with a whole bunch of poeple about 7 years ago and its just a run down building clowns. dont belive everything u c,hear or read clowns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! boo

Joe says:

March 13, 2007, 7:04 am

Hell House was NEVER a school for girls. It was originally owned by an Ellicott brother (hense Ellicott City) who had hoped that a tavern he opened would succeed, but it failed since the train only stopped there if requested, which was not often. The stairs lead to where this tavern used to be located. It was bought by a catholic group called the Dedemtionist, for the purpose of preparing boys for entry into the priesthood. It was called St. Mary’s College. They later moved to a site further up Ilchester Rd and started Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The building burned down in the 70’s, but was owned by a private person from the Middle East, it was never owned by Patapsico State Park, which is owned by the Maryland state government. There was a caretaker who lived on the property, but was forced to leave when the building structure that his “home” was next to was considered a danger and may fall. If you look at crime stats for Howard County, you’ll see he was arrested for assault. He did shoot someone with his shotgun, but it was filled with rock salt. The building did have another fire on Halloween night in the 90’s. Its believed that some kids were drinking up there and set it. Drinking was a very popular thing to do up there. I went near there the other day and the brick walls and chimneys are gone. I guess they finally tore it down, don’t know why. I plan on walking up the steps sometime soon and looking around to see whats left.

Point is, there were no murders, it wasn’t a school for girls, nuns didn’t start practicing satanism, and unfortunately, it’s not there anymore.

All this info can be found if you ask the Howard County Historical Society.

Joe says:

March 13, 2007, 7:09 am

Error. The catholic group was called the Redemptionist, not Dedemptionist

The guy who said that it had long hallways and chalk boards is out of his mind. It hasn’t had those since at least the 70’s, if not earlier. You obviosly weren’t there or thought you were.

bob says:

March 17, 2007, 3:51 pm

wow this is really scary

missy says:

March 20, 2007, 9:17 pm

Iv’e been to Hell House during the day. It was so intruiging. The pool was filled with green muck and there were frogs in there. The bath house was next to it. The whole place was incredible. The ruins of the house was amazing to look at. I didn’t find a “long” stairwell but the stairwell I went up had no cold spot. The caretaker wasn’t there when I was there (2002) but that is one scary place at night time.

P.S. Does anybody know about the house on College Rd. that apparently nobody stays in for very long? Its supposedly haunted but I don’t know if thats true. I just know that it’s barely occupied and owners never stay long. The lights are always on in the evening and you can see the red walls on the inside… scary…

missy says:

March 20, 2007, 9:33 pm

I meant college Ave. not College Rd. And speaking of College Road, have any of you heard of speeding on Seven Hills? Supposedly if you hit the 7th hill at midnight a demon car chases you out of nowhere…

Amber says:

March 22, 2007, 2:13 pm

Hello all, When I was in highschool my friends and I used to go up to “hell house”, we called it creepy college. I have never seen or heard anything, but it is still creepy. The only thing I ever heard were the men working at the factory just down the hill on the other side of the train tracks. If you walk behind the building there are steps that go down, almost like an outdoor cellar. That was super creepy. If you continue to walk in the woods behind the college, you will see a cement path. If you follow it you will eventually run into a very tall metal cross on what looks like a cement altar. Since it was a catholic in origin, I am not surprised. Priest and nuns probably stopped there to pray. Many say it has been burned, but it is old so it has weathered. If you keep following the path back you will see a large round cement building with a rounded roof on your right, it it up on a slight hill. That was creepy so we never went near it. You will also see a very old, very dirty and very creepy inground pool and you have to walk through an old pool house to get near the pool. We have never walked farther back then that. I would not be surprised if there were more creepy things on the grounds, after all it was a school for boys entering priesthood.. I can understand why people would say it was called St. Mary’s college since what looks like it used to be the entrance, there is statue of the Mother Mary looking over the entrance. The steps leading up to the building were creepy and small. I also know the bridge people have mentioned. You have to park just below it to the right or left. There were usually tractor trailers parked there. We never heard any cries from the bridge. It is a shame that St. Mary’s was never rebuilt. It looks like it was a beautiful structure in its time. The last time I was there was in the 1999-2000 time frame. I am sure it has changed. My husband is from southern MD so he has never been. Next time we are in MD I really want to take him.

michael says:

March 23, 2007, 10:10 pm

hell house is no longer creepy for it has been demolished to make way for new home construction. the only thing that remains are the steps, and some of the old tunnels.

kargon says:

June 28, 2007, 12:28 pm

I found this Web site that gives alot of information on “Hell House”
It has information on the myths and the truths.

Dan says:

August 13, 2007, 11:57 am

Ive been there a handfull of times. And yes during the day it is very peaceful. However at night, there are many energies there. Nothing really to be worried about, however if you go to the back of the building around what looks to be a green house of some sort you will find a hole. Around whare the well is. Me and some friends lowered a camera down there once, there seems to be a clsoed off tunel system down there. Ide love to go explore it but thats a danger im not even willing to tackle. And as for the satanic nuns ive heard that a few times, I wouldnt dare say if its true or not. However, the blood at the bottum of the well is very real. Potentially a sacrofitial stone?

loco says:

August 21, 2007, 4:13 pm

The point of a stone being down in the pool is a good one- It may be a certain type of marble or blood stone which is red in color. Do some research on the color of the stones at Stonehenge and you’ll understand the color concept here. Very interesting story- It would be good for a movie production.

Marie says:

September 11, 2007, 4:05 pm

I have been to Ellicott City many times, and passed the location of “Hell House” (I know it as “Creepy College” as well.) but it wasn’t untill I met my current boyfriend that I learned what happened to the ruins of it.

His brother and his friends burned it down.

Mike says:

September 21, 2007, 5:50 am

Thats bs your boyfriend and brother didnt do that Lawls at there stupidity…Place isnt scary it was demolished to stop us from going there.There goes my teenage halloween night scary haunted place trip

Chris says:

September 22, 2007, 1:34 am

I’ve never been to Hell house, but I’ve been to the Patapsco Institute. Now that place, i do believe is haunted from a few experiences I’ve had in the past. A few strange things happened to my friend and I. But my question, are there guard dogs on the property? Because I heard barking and dogs coming closer to us, from about a half mile away. Amusingly, I had thought it was Hell house that I was exploring and thought the dogs to be ghost dogs or whatnot. But since it wasn’t Hell house, there might have actually been dogs.

Amy says:

September 24, 2007, 10:39 pm

Me and my friends went to “Creepy College” about a year and a half ago about this time. It was definitely a very intriguing spot. We went 2 times, once at daytime and once at night. We walked all the way down the path that led behind everything hoping to come across anything else but the path got to overgrown and we decided to stop because we heard gunshots (must have been hunters in the area). We were walking back down the path and a train decided to go by, it was really creepy just being out in the woods at night hearing those sounds. We explored into the cement thing right near the main building, there was a ladder leading into there and it looks like part of it was filled in (I am assuming the part that led down to the tunnels was what was filled in with a bunch of rubble) but if you go down that little ladder it leads you into a small room which had another small room attached to it. Ummm…we also explored the side of the main building. There are pipes that led into the wall on the side, we shown our flash lights down there and decided to be risky and walk down there (don’t go if your claustrophobic, lol) There was, I think, 2 rooms leading off that tunnel we explored (one was small, the other was huge like a basement). A couple times the security truck from the factory right down the hill would make it’s rounds, we had to turn our flash lights off cause we were afraid they’d see us. It was all definitely an experience I will never forget, too bad there is nothing else around MD like that.

bryno ryno says:

October 2, 2007, 12:55 pm

Our group in east lab is doing a project to create a virtual haunted house. It would be helpful if your site could send us a copy of the storyline for hellhouse.

Sandra Taylor says:

October 13, 2007, 1:23 pm

We are in the processing of collecting personal experiences to put into a movie surrounding Hell House’s facts/legends. If you have a story which you wouldlike to share please email us at:

Lindsay says:

October 28, 2007, 5:32 pm

Ok, let me clear up this whole crazy caretakes thing. My family personally knew him. He worked for Interlock Steelworkers and was a bum with no place to live. He knew the owners of the property and needed a place to live so they let him stay there if he would watch the place. He was a little crazy and definately an alcoholic. He had a bunch of dogs, rotties, that did attack people a couple of times and I defiantely believe that he mightve shot someone a time or two. Anyway, he was a heavy drinker and a diabetic, lost all his limbs to gang-green and eventually died. The End.

Joe D says:

October 29, 2007, 11:36 am

Hi gang: I am here to finally debunk the mystery of Hell House. It was a girls school, then later allowed boys. There were in fact satanic rituals back in the early part of the century. That is why it was closed by the town. None of the rest is true however. I have been there many times, as it is only 2 miles from my apartment. Sadly, the place is in disrepair. The “turrets” have all fallen, and the carousel is covered with cobwebs and satanic graffitti. It is said to turn and play music at night however – ridden by the ghosts of school’s victims. The last time I was up there, which was last thursday night, I saw the caretaker rousting some drinking teens – I think he had a weapon so I ran and didn’t look back. If you don’t know what you are doing, I would not recommend going there. Things can happen and that caretaker is crazy. Love to all.

Sara says:

October 29, 2007, 10:46 pm

According to newspaper accounts, the caretaker had chased a trio of young men away from the property a few years ago (1996?). They came back armed with baseball bats intent on doing him harm, so he shot one in the side with his shotgun. Nearly killed the boy. He was arrested, but I do not know if he pled guilty to something or if it went to trial. I imagine that he is in jail for it; even if he was out he probably would have moved on.

What I do not understand is why people persist in mixing up the two sites in their stories? Two different places people … Patapsco Institute was the girls school and St. Marys was the boys school. You can look it up on Ellicott City’s tourist info stie, I believe. Or go to the historical society. They are both well documented.

Myself, I never went to Hell House. I sure heard about it, and Seven Hills. One of my friends supposedly used to go up to Hell House to party…told stories about Satanic rituals, black sabbaths and the like. Said that if you drive in that area late at night sometimes you will encounter a hell hound (again, supposedly this happened to him). It always sounded to me like the sort of scary stories that kids told each other…usually the boys so that the girls would be scared and cling to them. Does anyone know whether that foundation sold the property, or if maybe they got some more funding and will move forward with their plan for a comparative religion institute?

maria says:

November 3, 2007, 2:48 pm

first get your facts straight this place is a piece of **** on the bottom of my shoe its not even all that scary and most of it is not even true When i went there i was bored out of my mind and i was not scared at all the baby was asleep to because the place put her to sleep

LOUSY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!p.s hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

maria says:

November 3, 2007, 2:49 pm

we put **** not ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Majalsic says:

November 7, 2007, 2:19 am

I have been to hell house. It was torn down. Only bricks be there. A basement is there, but its is lame. We went inside. It was uber-gay. A lots of beers bottlies weres there. No ghosties. But, I did finger-bang a corpse and it opened its mouth and said “I love you” there.


The Majalsic says:

November 7, 2007, 2:23 am

I see that your site is tricksy. You be bleeping my wordses. How dares youz. Prepare yourselfs for my mitey powerz…

This is how you say words like F-u-ck and Sh–it all over ze place and not get bleeped.

Or just talk about raping small children until there @$$holes bleed. Minimal cursing, and the point is driven.

And now for a limerick:
“There once was a man named Kyle,
I f-ucked him.”

manny says:

November 12, 2007, 5:53 pm

i went there the other night, its good scenery.. you can see the stars good. i heard dogs barking and heard a gunshot hough, is that ****** caretaker still alive.. does anyone know where he lives if he is cuz id like ot **** with his house

TERESA says:

November 19, 2007, 10:24 pm


Jude says:

December 1, 2007, 2:20 am

Itwas not a girls school, at least when it closed down it was still a Seminary. Not all of the seminary students actually became priests, for various reasons, and some of those students really knew how to party. Some of us girls from Baltimore use to go up there at night and wait for the guys to sneak out in the middle of the night. It was spooky enough even then.
I don’t know who owns it now, but the guy who owned it before the fire, the one who hired that insane caretaker, was planning to just let the place fall down, or at least get bad enough that it wouldn’t cost as much to demolish it. I think he was planning to build apartments. The reason it’s still standing is because it is privately owned, so the only person who can tear it down is the owner.

loco says:

December 27, 2007, 1:40 pm

I’d like to know the name of the current owner of this property. Any leads?

kasey says:

January 6, 2008, 11:21 am

hey thats a scary story god thing i dont live neer there

Kipp says:

February 27, 2008, 9:02 am

For all the information you require to find out the truth about St Mary’s College, otherwise known as hell house or indeed creepy college.


Brenda says:

March 6, 2008, 9:34 am

Hi! My name is Brenn.I would like to experience the paranormal activity @ â??Hell Houseâ?.I am looking to become a full time C.P.I. someday and I think that this would be a great place to start. Please contact me if anyone is interested in helping me out. Thank you for your time.

i love keith but he dosent know it ... says:

March 14, 2008, 11:31 pm

hey i love keith but i date his
best friend an he dates mine …

Dee says:

March 18, 2008, 8:25 am

The real attraction of this story is the insane grounds keeper; I personally think he takes his job a little too seriously, regardless, I will never set foot on that property again. We could feel the rock salt whizzing by our heads. I actually made it to just the top of the long flight of stairs, that was it. It’s not worth the chance of pain (either br Rock salt, or a vicious dog), and I’m serious when I say “Don’t bother going there!”. This guy keeps his eye out for people like you and I, who are curious. He drives up and down that street with his spot light waiting to catch you. I’m sure he could press charges on you for trespassing, too. So I ask; IS it really worth it??

rose says:

March 24, 2008, 11:45 pm

i hope the previous writer’s of these comments go back to schoolsoon. They have a horrible time spelling or they are too busy drinking or jerking off! Get a life and use spell check. My father always said “it is better for people to think you are stupid than open your mouth and remove all doubt”.

daisy says:

March 24, 2008, 11:48 pm


jimbo says:

March 30, 2008, 12:36 am

I’ve lived in Ellicott City for almost 30 years. When I was in high school, my girlfriend and I went to hell house. I saw the caretaker’s dog, and I made him lick my balls (my girlfriend wouldn’t do it). Then the caretaker saw me and shot at me with his shotgun. I tried to run away, but I fell down, because my pants were around my ankles. The caretaker told his dog to “get ’em!!”, so I pulled up my pants and ran away. I left my girlfriend behind, ’cause I didn’t luv her anyways, and she wouldn’t teabag my sack. I think the dog ate her, ’cause I never saw her again. I told her parents that she ran away to NY to be an actress. They spent two months in NY looking for her. Ha ha. I’ll bet she licks balls now.

Hayley says:

March 31, 2008, 6:50 pm

I live up the street from Hell House, I haven’t been up there because it kind of freaked me out. I don’t think the caretaker is there anymore though. Everyone I’ve talked to about it has said it was an old girls’ school, but I don’t know if they are reliable sources. The Women’s Institute in Ellicott City on Church Road it also supposedly haunted, although I’ve never seen anything abnormal up there. They do sometimes have plays in the ruins of the Institute.

rubi says:

May 22, 2008, 2:39 pm

i think is really real cause if somebody died in thier they just take thier body but thier spirit stays in the place the person died i mean everyone has thier own opinions but mine personly is that ghost really excist !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Me says:

June 7, 2008, 3:54 pm

Apparently, Rubi’s spelling skills, unlike ghosts, don’t exist 😀

Anyway, I saw a show about Hellhouse on TV.

They totally disproved the hauntings…

It was kind of sad actually how wrong people were..

Kara. says:

July 21, 2008, 1:18 pm

so I’m 14, ha and I’m really into this kind of stuff. Seriously though, all the people on here really need to learn how to spell. But yeah, so my cousin & I always go driving around up there.. she tries to get me to get out of the car but I won’t. Cause we always go latelate at night, and I guess i’m just chickensh!t
I was down there like 2 nights ago with her, but it’s all like demolished and pretty much looks all underground.
I’ve never seen the institute.. but i’d love to check it out.. I wish that it was still there, Kinda sad that I was born in 1993 now; ha.
if anyone will take the time, my email is if you have any information. I’ve checked out all the sites there are to check out about this.. thanks(: – kara.

Tamara says:

July 30, 2008, 4:07 pm

For Corrine 07/18/2008:

Black Aggie was actually at the Druid Ridge Cemetary near Pikesville.

For All:

Hell House was St. mary’s institution for boys, I had a friend that was there in the late 60’s. No crazy nuns and the Priests’ were very good to the students their.

Jessica says:

September 12, 2008, 8:28 am

Don’t they do a touring around Halloween called the same thing??

Ghost hunter 1 says:

September 16, 2008, 1:30 am

Whatever the true stories of this place are as far as history goes, one thing is very much for sure. As far as the supernatural goes a lot of people of had experiences. My team went up there last week. With EVP we caught a few interesting things. One thing sounded like a little girl. Another sounded like an older man. Due to confidentiality with the group I work with we must test this evidence more before publishing anything. One of our people asked, “Is there anyone with us right now.” Over the EVP was the sound of a little girl laughing. At the same time, the investigators heard bussiling footsteps directly behind them. This was at the pool area. Another member of the team asked, “Why are you still here?” Over the EVP a decrepid old voice as if an old man seemed to say, “hunt.” To us we wonder if that could have been a spirit much earlier than The college was constructed, perhaps an English settler or something. Not too sure. On the EMP, we caught something VERY interesting. Filming directly at the cross, there were no strange heat signatures. (the entire team at this point was up by the funny hippy van that says “eat food not poison.” One minute there is nothing, the next minute there is a heat signature in the shape of a human being standing about 5′ 3″-5’5″ish, looking at the camera behind the cross. There might have been another person there that night, but when we left we had the only car, and we parked way up on top of the hill by Buzzard’s Rock Trail. As far as personal experiences go. . . That is a different story entirely. We caught 6 orbs in the underground caved in part close to where the garage once was. At that same time, the median with us made us leave, saying that someone AFTER the building was closed down, was performing some sort of ritual. He spoke a few words that he heard in his head. After consulting a priest, and demonoligist, the words he spoke were of ancient Babylon supposedly. One of our members was standing on the rubble where the Cathedral part once stood, and heard singing, of a song. The words were, “Media Vita In Morte Sumus.” Strange, but pretty cool at the same time. No EVP was caught there. EMP found nothing at the actual “College” part. Two other members were up where the greenhouse once stood and heard a male laughing. At that time, the temperature dropped 14 degrees. Cameras stopped working, and EVP turned itself off.

Is the place haunted? Maybe. . . Could the place be on top of a large hill in the shape of a step pyramid in some spots? Perhaps. Rumors can do what they will. As far as evidence goes, THAT is what people should be looking for. To the ones putting upsidedown pentagrams everywhere, and putting Runes different places, I would recommend knowing what you are doing before being stupid, because there are a lot of things you can let out be fooling around, and some people have to deal with them. It is not fun having to take someone to a church for a full exorcism ever. So please stop doing rituals in places that already house negative energy, be that by a crazy angry priest, a posessed nun, a goblin from Kentucky or whatever **** people come up with. There is a lot of negative energy there because of the people going up there, and what ghosts are up there if any, I don’t recommend threatening them like some have. Drinking up there is not a good idea either. Patapsco is a completely different story…that place was fun to investigate. Hell House on the other hand, fealt more like babysitting than anything else. Too much hype, and not enough hard facts. I will not disclose the group I work with for confidentialities sake, but I will say this.

Ellicott city/Sykesville/Bowie-Glendale has A LOT of scientific Electro-magnetic energy.

and I will openly say that I personally believe JUST based on faith,
Hell House, Henryton, Glendale, Crybaby Bridge (which is NOT the bridge in Illchester), and BLACK AGGIE, all need a good solid mass exorcism, because there are a lot of negative things brought to all of these places.

BTW anyone ever think that maybe there are spirits there from when the Native Americans housed those lands? Because we found A LOT of stuff at the large cliff/drop off on Buzzards Rock Trail or whatever it’s called. . .

Ghost Hunter 2 says:

September 16, 2008, 1:43 am

me and GH1 work together and can’t really talk about much,,,, but….I wanna share my opinion from a wierd way as you will

I’m the guy that believes in all kinds of ****!
My take on Hell House is something like this…
Lots of energy there, GOOD and negative…
a lot of idiots up there with really bad grafitti skills…
but I will say this

SOMETHING happened there. I don’t know what…but I do know it had to do with a disease. I also know the bodies may not have been “dumped” in the pool, but were carried to that area. Me and another investigator saw a nun with a wheelbarrel and a few small bodies. I could only think something like malaria, yellow fever, infusema, or something like that, because the bodies didn’t look “murdered.” and there was sadness to the feeling around it. More like a mourning sensation, along with the feeling of NOT BEING ABLE TO BREATH. I want to know if anyone else has had a similar thing…there was also the feeling of a dog presence following us at certain points almost like a guardian, I called him Anubis for fun! Never saw it just fealt it, and heard panting. There was a feeling of a little girl close to the fencing, almost like a small girl with a white dress and a teddy bear was dancing and trying very hard to show herself, but only thing we caught at that point was a little EVP later on closer to the pool area (I didn’t think it was the same girl)

For those that HAVE seen this, tell me I’m not alone…

Coming up to the college you take a right…

I did this last year…

you go to the right side of the building

The highest room on the far left side, THERE WAS A MAN HANGING. I know others have seen this, and I want to know what it’s all about. It doesn’t make since to me at all, because of the records of the school that can be found in the Archives… NOT ONLINE lol…

happy hunting!

Steve says:

September 19, 2008, 10:28 am

Hell house was demolished last year and the site was excavated for potential use by the county for a future office complex. This piece of Ellicott City history is no more.

billy says:

September 23, 2008, 2:08 pm

i once went up their and i was just walking around and then i was attacked by a halfdog man and he took my shirt off and started licking my nipples. i will never forget that night <3

Jessica says:

September 23, 2008, 2:32 pm

Yeah right Billy!!

alan says:

September 27, 2008, 1:34 pm

billy that was no halfdog man that started licking your nipples that was me. i love your nipples <3

lauren says:

October 4, 2008, 2:29 pm

i heard of the hell house in ellicott city but u cant get to it cause there are guard dogs!!!

Naki says:

October 7, 2008, 1:55 pm

There is nothing scarry about hell house i have been there a thousand times. If you want to get up there go at night and park down the street and go up by the bridge. I have never been cought going up there.

courtney says:

October 21, 2008, 10:35 pm

well it looks like nobody posts on here anymore, but i have seen it recently and it is pretty much all gone. the pool and the pool house.. the altar and all that is still up and in tact, but the buildings are just gone to s**t. needles are all over the ground.. broken glass.. its gross. and my only story is that a few friends and i went up there and climbed up the hill.. when we got to the top we found the steps and were pissed! ha ha. but we have old pictures if i can find them.. i’ll keep anybody posted..

Taylor says:

October 24, 2008, 4:33 pm

I really want to go there, regardless of what everyone is saying, i want to see it for myself.
I was wondering if anyone knows where the old well is located there…

Ember says:

October 30, 2008, 7:40 pm

ok st. mary’s aka hell house never had ghost there there was a caretaker but he wasn’t crazy he lost his home cuz some punk kids or whatever set fire to the place and it was no longer safe for him to live in his house up there anymore sure he may have revisited the sit and tried to scare kids away so they would not do more damage to the place he once called home. so everyone with your little stories of ghost your all bs so lets just leave poor Allen Hudson alone i think he’s been lied about for way to long.

Brittany says:

November 20, 2008, 12:19 am

There’s nothing but a pile of bricks left.
comletely torn down.
Stairs are still really creepy.

S says:

January 11, 2009, 4:20 pm

i also was there it is realy a butifull place if the glass wasnt there also i also saw the care tack it also was blocking me from geting out then a mirical happened his car got banged by a tree lol that was when i ran away.

S says:

January 11, 2009, 4:24 pm

I agree with Ember lets all not tell lies about that kind of crazy Allen Hudson;)

Lyss says:

April 23, 2009, 6:00 pm

So i read about the first 3 comments to listen to this **** about “Annie” I know alot about Henryton and visit frequently, there are people that have claimed to hear a little girl yelling her name is Annie, this is total ****.

Nichole says:

June 10, 2009, 4:00 pm

I have a lot of pictures from the last time I went hiking up there (May 09) with my brother…if you want to see them, just email me and I’ll send them to you. The story about the crazy caretaker is definately true. My brother has had experience with it–apparently he went up there with a cousin and a few friends and the guy let two dogs lose on them. My brother and the people he was with just started running and they all kinda seperated. My brother jumped in the bed of the care takers truck and then the dogs started running after one of his friends so he jumped off the side of the hill and somehow rolled down the hill and landed right at his car. Apparently the guy was creepy looking and lived in a trailer up there. I know for a fact that he’s not up there anymore because I’m sure we would have seen him..or his trailer or truck atleast. The place is somewhat creepy with all of the cult and other spray paintings and ruins that are left behind; at the same time it’s beauitful though, with the river, the hardly standing buildings way out in the woods, and then the big cross and gazeebo that’s still standing–but unforunatly vandalized with satanic symbols and swasticas (sp??).

ghosthunter says:

July 3, 2009, 2:43 pm

My stepfather is Howard County fire captain. He was there the night of the fire. Hudson would really only talk to him when they would come up there. Allen Rufus Hudson did live there, he doesnt now, hasnt in a long time. He is NOT dead, just do a search for social security death index. He isnt there. He was born September 1950. All buildings there are now demolished.

Ali says:

July 13, 2009, 1:55 pm

Nichole (or anyone else) can you please email me any recent pictures from your visits to Hell House. You can email them to



Angel says:

October 10, 2009, 12:15 pm

So many stories about this place. You just dont know what is real & what is not true. I know the caretaker & the stories about him being mean etc are true. He was into druge and always want to fit in on a biker gang. When he try to get involved with the biker gangs he was turned down & was beaten to death due to his actions against a teenager and to women. This teenager was pushed by him off the roof on september 16, 1985. It is true that he didnt like people up there. He was killing animals & making drugs up there. that is why he didnt want anyone around that place besides the fact they were destroying the place. Keith Collins is one of the names he would use when the cops showed up when teenagers were there. Yes he made threats to but then the bikers would get wind of this they would take actions and make the worst happen to Keith Collins.I will not go into all the bikes names etc due to respect my friends but I dont think any women ever have to worry about Keith Collins (allis) ever touching,pushing or putting a gun to his head. Now as far as the college being spookie i dont believe. My friends and I been up there every day for weeks before that accident happen in 1985, we never saw him until that night. Dont try talking to the neighbors cause they wouldnt even help that night in september 1985.

Gloria says:

November 4, 2009, 12:17 am

There is an urban ledgend that the caretaker went after a whole bunch of kids one night and that his dogs were hounds of hell and he was a demon. That a man was killed by the caretaker. My friend was up there and was shot in the stomach by a shotgun by the caretaker. he is alive and kicking today at the wonderful age of 36. As for the caretaker nobody has seen him and from what I heard from people in the neighborhood he was found in the woods by a friend of my friend…name never given…and was shot and killed himself…no more building no more caretaker..ther is still an eerie feeling there…if you belive in the occult like i do then you understand the energy that lies there is is an evil place but the storie told are rubbish and the true evil has not even started to come out of there….

Samantha Lynn says:

January 15, 2010, 1:07 pm

Hell House has since been knocked down.

Angel says:

January 16, 2010, 7:32 am

Thank God. They should have knocked that down along time ago.

Anonymous says:

January 21, 2010, 1:17 pm

Hell House is sitting where I have lived for my enitre life. In high school, people used to have parties up there, I even went to one. The scariest thing that happens up there is just the way the it sits in the dark. No phsycotic caretaker, nor any sacrificed goats. Just and onld building that is on its last leg. It is currently being owned and maintained by OLPH parish and school. If you would like to know the real history, stop by their websites. And please, stop all the nonsense of your comments. None of it is true.

Angel says:

January 22, 2010, 3:44 pm

LMAO Anonymous……. whatever you say. I have proof of my statement. Now i know not all is real but just wondering why would someone be anonymous? what are you afraid of? Are you afraid that someone will know who you are & say that your just full of b.s.. From your statement anyone can tell is b.s.Next before you post reread your statement. It dont make sense…

Gloria says:

February 3, 2010, 12:48 am

Hey Angel who are you talking about the person named anonymous or me because if you want the name of the person who was shot then I can give it but the person who supposedly shot him that was killed by someone in the neighborhood’s name was not given. The person told my friend that was shot that he killed him for what he did to my friend. I have no idea who it was. and secondly I didn’t want to put my friends name out and unless you live in southwest baltimore then you probibly wont know him. There was a story in the news though. As I heard it happened between 1993 to 1994. Look it up in the old news reals. Good luck with your search and if you have any questions you would like to ask me email me

Angel says:

February 4, 2010, 4:50 am

No Gloria I was not meaning you. I was talking to Anonymous. That was what I was commenting on. I am sorry to hear about your friend. I am just happy for the simple fact that things wont be happening up there any more.

k says:

February 13, 2010, 6:17 pm

NONE of these stories are true go here to find out for yourself;

Gloria says:

February 14, 2010, 11:27 pm

Well K if you read your website it says that there IS A MAN named HUDSON that lived up there that was violent….So guess not all the stories are false. Maybe you should read them before you start saying that ALL THE STORIES AREN’T REAL. He was arressted for assult and battery witha deadly weapon when he shot my friend so :P. and even if the stories are false thats what makes it an urban legend….

Kyeshia says:

April 6, 2010, 9:14 am

First of all, let me say this. You all sound like fools. Arguing like this over the internet and about a ghost place. Shut up and GROW up!!!!

Gloria says:

April 6, 2010, 10:09 pm

If you dont like it then don’t come on the website. Frankly I could give two S**ts what you think. Why dont you grow up and stop telling people on the website that they want to be on to discuss what they want to grow up….Are you our mother.. I DON’T THINK SO. So for now all the hell house discussions continue and KYESHIA YOU SHUT UP AND STAY OUT OUR BUSSINESS!!!!!!!!!!

christy says:

July 23, 2010, 11:24 pm

my name is christy! my husband an I just started a Paranormal group. we are also registered through the state of pa..We was just woundering if anyone knew how i can get ahold of this person who owns this house..or if anyone has anything happening in their home an they want help getting them out or even talking to them to see why they are their email me an let me know..thanks co/investagator central pennyslvania paranormal society my email is

Deano says:

July 27, 2010, 8:18 am

Can we learn how to spell and formulate sentences before posting here? My goodness!

ed32ded3 r says:

September 7, 2010, 11:09 am

is it a real story

Gloria says:

September 8, 2010, 12:09 am

sorry Deano not everybody here knows how to spell properly or did good in school like you. We try our best and people understand what is said.

chris says:

September 12, 2010, 12:35 am

I went to creepy college or hell house as some call it. Me and my girlfriend and a few friends went there and we experienced a presence that was unknown but when three of us went to the top of the stairs we heard screams and when myself turned back to look towards where the college was at i saw a little girl long hair had to be no older than ten looking she warned us to get out while we can then her eyes turned red like a warning sign so I would have to say that creepy college is deffinatly haunted and when you do get to the top of the steps you feel a cold spot and there is no care taker anymore and also seven hills the legend isn’t true nothing happens at all.

kimmie says:

September 17, 2010, 6:08 pm

hello i ve been there a million times we got some creepy pics and something on a tape that sound like someone was trying to answer wen my boyfriend said”i guess they dont wanna talk to us” it sounded like a hey but that all if u believe or not it is a believers choice to believe in something unknown n a skeptics choice not to i just wanted to warn there is a police officer that has been sitting there this month on the weekends we went back up n he was hiding under the bridge thing waited fro us to turn off our car and he rolled uo on us n said GO HOME i think it is stupid we are not allowed to explore as long as no fail play is going on they take everything fun away someone must have not let him be a kid or something anyway i would love to ghost hunt somewhere else anyone know anywhere thank u happy hunting kimmie xo

M L says:

September 28, 2010, 7:19 pm

Id like to know when the name “creepy college & hell house were thrown on this place… my friends and I use to go up there back in the 1980’s… Yes, there was a creepy care-taker and it was quite scary… nothing ever happened strange when we would sneak into the building…

TINA says:

October 4, 2010, 1:31 pm


Lauren says:

November 29, 2010, 9:34 am

hi, i’m looking for information and pictures about others encounters at any of the haunted places in marlyand. Please email me at, Please and thank you. Lauren

DT says:

December 11, 2010, 2:38 pm

I have been to the area of where I think Hell House is. Only, I didn’t make it to Hell House. The building I got to looked like some abandoned factory. I was able to pull right up to this building. I was on Ilchester road and was able to pull off to the left right under the railroad and pull up to the “factory”. Am I heading in the right direction to Hell House? If so, where do I need to look? There were plenty of other abandoned buildings around the one I went to. But none of them looked like Hell House.

Sharp says:

March 2, 2011, 4:10 pm

Honestly, Nothing was wrong with that place. Just an old school that was burned down. I heard so many stories about the place and non of them were proven. I been up there many times from the past 10 years and I never found or heard anything besides nature and the musk smell of a broke down building. After a while past, I went up there and took off from the group by myself just so I can scare more people in the group to have a little fun because I knew there would be nothing there. But yeah, The point is. There is nothing wrong with that place.

Brandon says:

April 21, 2011, 4:07 pm

I have been there once. And the comment i have been reading on here bout nothing strange happening i have to to totally DISAGREE with. ME and a few of my friends went up there and by the area with the cross me and a friend saw 2 figures standing guard. As the group navigated the area we were followed by a girl who in fact touched several of the girls in my group when nothing scientific could have touched them. In a area where we thought looked like a pool the entire group had split up in different directions and strangely enough being in totally different directions of the area no where near each other or in hearing distant of each other we all heard a scream and regrouped. Then while leaving the place all together my friend felt something grab her arm and again we saw a little girl and when we got back to the car their was a small hand impression burned into my friends arm where she had been grabbed.

Scared Steph says:

April 24, 2011, 12:27 pm

What is the address? cause im scared i am somewhere near there so i just wanna know which house cause i have a big vacent house on the main road near my place!

Chell says:

June 12, 2011, 11:15 am

i was told that a little boy followed up behind you as you walk up the large starecase, me & my friends did not knowing this little story until going home. lol

Tiffanie says:

June 27, 2011, 1:10 pm

Hello all. I ust wanted to let you all know that there is no more point in arguing or fighting over what is true and what isn’t. Hell House has been torn down for a few years now. As said as it is, they decided to tear it down. I am not sure if they plan on building anything else atop the hill. I hope not because I personally have had many memories from going there when I was younger.

Taylor says:

June 28, 2011, 9:23 am

Actually, Hell House was a school for girls also. As the legend goes, a priest, or father, or something killed like five girls, and then himself. And I went to 72 steps (I counted 68) and didn’t feel a cold spot, but it was in the summer time.

Scorpion 6 says:

August 8, 2011, 1:01 pm

Ahh, good owl hell house. I remember going their my senior year. One Friday, and the guy who took care of the place set two Dobermans after us, lets just say we hauled *** out of there. The next night we came back with the whole football team, and the basketball team, and the lacross team. Yea we were about 30 deep, we ran out of parking we had so many damn people with us (stupid) He must of heard us comming and locked the dogs up because the did not come after us this time. I remember those big *** stone stairs man let me tell you where where down to like 10 after the stairs. I remember it was a big o’l beautiful structure, old as hell you could tell. On the inside was satanic drawings pentagrams and graphety and what not. But man let me tell you there was dog ISH EVERYWHERE AND I MEAN EVERYWHERE. You could not even see the freaking ground it was covered, I thought the floors where made of dirt. It was even on the walls, how does a dog get $hit on the walls! We went all the way to the steeple you know where the bell tower is. We broke open the attic and climbed up and it was the most spectacular view I had ever seen. Howard County is really gorgeous when you look at it from up there. We could not see Ellicott City but we could see clear to Catonsville, and over looked the papermill and train tunnel and such. The one thing that scared the ba jesus out us, was our one friend, well just call him izzy, yells “yo who the fu&* pushed me” next thing we know izzy’s hanging of the ledge of the bell tower screaming like a B lol! It was not funny at the time but we all grabbed hold of him before he plumeted to his death. He swears a ghost pushed him I just think someone accidently bumped him over, there was like 7 of us in a bell tower made for like 2 people. Yea those days where fun we kicked Hell House’s *** that night all 30 of us. Its torn down now the end of an era. Go Scorps

Kristina says:

January 2, 2012, 11:54 pm

My mom cousin and my self went up to he’ll house during the day!! We all walked up to the house and couldn’t make out what we seen in the top window if the remands so we tried to get as close as posable, until we seen the ground keeper and a rockweller!! He snuck up on us and when we seen him we darted out of there!!! He was rough looking and had gloves with the finger cut out!! I was more freaked out over the grounds keeper then he’ll house itself!! Now I have been up there a few more times sence then and I even got a brick from the building!! Now I’m not sure of the history of it!! But the ground keep!? What us his real business up there!?? It not like he cuts the grass or cleans up!?? Just wondering!?? 😉

Andrew says:

February 11, 2012, 1:04 am

Ok guys I was there today. I know just about everything about the place that there is to know. As of now the main building is demolished and just bricks now. Their is one building that is like a basement that is still there and there is like an old cot in it (probably where the caretaker used to sleep). The chapel, the structure, and the pool are stiil there except that the pool is now all just overgrown grass that you can just walk in. Neat place but not as scary or interesting as it used to be before they tore down the leftover burned down part and the garage/garden.

Steve Meyer says:

August 6, 2014, 8:09 am

ill will says:

October 12, 2014, 10:46 pm

i havent been up to st marys in many years but i do believe the care taker did die he did have dogs and a shot gun that he loaded with salt pellets i am 32 now when i was in high school we would freqant that place alot of freaky stuff happened up the including seein the caretaker and his dogs after he was supposidly died also had some stuff happen to me and a group of friends in the train tunnel belive it or not i know what happened

kim says:

August 25, 2015, 2:50 pm

My friends and i used to go up there back in 1990-1994. The place was really creepy and yes the care taker was not very nice he would chase you on foot back to your car and sometimes he would even chase you in his vehicle.

Ramirez says:

June 29, 2016, 4:18 pm

I heard Zumi has been spotted here as well. He is showing up all over the place.

Chris says:

October 13, 2016, 4:35 pm

I had been to “Hell House” in 1998 during the afternoon in October and did not find anything abnormally creepy or scary. In fact, I found the site and buildings amazingly beautiful. I’m sure at night, it’s a completely different experience. I find the storie ridiculous and the constant confusion with the Girls College near by annoying. I’m quite saddened this site has been destroyed by vandalism and now leveled by bulldozers.

Casi says:

November 29, 2016, 11:57 am

Hell house was a college, nobody cares about that. People are getting it wrong. The supernatural activity comes from the train tunnel at the bottom of the steps. I dated a girl who took me up there to the tunnel my first time back in 2009. She and her friends kept telling me it was a really scary place that was haunted. We were teenagers so that is the kind of thing you do on weekends since you can’t get in bars and clubs yet. When we got there it was so dark you could barely see anything since there is only one light up there I think. The really weird thing is, the tunnel is in the side of a huge cliff and you can barely see it at night let alone the far end, but once you start staring, it sort of opens up like an eye staring back, if that makes sense. I know, it sounds cheesey and like horror but it’s the truth. Once your eyes lock on you can see the other side like its broad daylight. I tried it for a few minutes and stopped, and it wasn’t midnight, but even so it still seemed like I was playing with something dangerous. The one girl who was my girlfriend’s best friend and drove us there said at her school, Centennial, there had been a guy who played the Blinkman game and went crazy and killed himself. He left a suicide note saying he had to do it because Blinkman was tickling his face with his eyelashes to try and make him blink, and so he killed himself so he could get free before he was killed.

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