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Quaker Cemetery

Worcester, Massachusetts

Called Spider Gates because it has eight gates, this cemetery is said to be very dangerous. Starting at the first gate it is said that one will hear whispers and notice leaves moving around when the wind is calm. As one gets closer to the eighth gate, it is said they will feel the sensation of someone brushing against them. Others have reported seeing people walking aimlessly around graves. As one gets closer to the eight gate, the sensations and images become so strong that most people faint. No one has ever made it to the eight gate. It is said that some have suffered massive heart attacks and died because they were over come with fear.

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Jodi says:

September 29, 2005, 4:06 pm

I’ve lived in worcester, Mass. my whole 36 years and growing up have many times have been to spider gates have spent many, many nights and early mornings untill the sun rises and never heard, saw or even felt a thing.and from all the stories i’ve heard I was very scared in there but got over the fear after being in there so many times.So as you can guess this is a bunch of crock.And as far as someone having died before they reach the eighth gate. send me some proof.

Danielle says:

October 1, 2005, 6:59 pm

ya, i agree, i live about half an hour away from worcester and have been to spider gates, it’s not that easy to get into though because cops are constantly watching the area, but theres nothing there other than land and graves

Ellen says:

October 2, 2005, 8:47 pm

I have lived in leicester where spider gates is actually located. it is connected to Earle street which is the street named after my family. My great, great grandfather is buried in that cementary. there are not 8 gates there is only one. there are many people buried there and it is not haunted. it is alos private property and should NOT be entered.

Ariel says:

October 2, 2005, 11:13 pm

Where is this?

dan 134 says:

October 6, 2005, 6:57 am

i have been in there (off earl st) and trust me. that place is haunted it was not meant to be a tourast attraction. i would strongly advise not to go, and leave well enough alone

Nicole says:

October 10, 2005, 12:00 am

I say all you people should let others believe in what they want. It does not matter if you think it’s haunted or not.

Danielle says:

October 10, 2005, 11:55 am


I have not been to this place but I want to know what its like. I want to go but I dont know where it is. I am a big fan of halloween and so is my friends brianna. I would like to learn more about this place. Please email me back.

thank you and good bye!

Anonymous says:

October 10, 2005, 1:12 pm

i would like to visit this spiders gate cementery. one night bout 7 of us tried to find the cementery but had no luck. we couldnt find earle street….. so where is it? and there weren’t police around at all. yes, it isn’t a tourist attractions but people can visit there. so let us!!! just give me some directions……!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tania says:

October 10, 2005, 3:28 pm

I have to say that although I have never experienced
any strange phenomenon at Spider Gates, there is a certain
energy present no matter what time of the day it is you visit.
Perhaps its due to the countless stories that accompany
the site…….., but Id like to think that theres always more
than meets the eye when it comes to the unknown. Great
place to go and spook yourselves for fun!!

shanky shankwartz says:

October 14, 2005, 7:04 pm

I think you all are freaking idiots with no life.

Claudia Hill says:

October 15, 2005, 1:51 pm

Spiders Gate is a very mysterious place where many people have been buried. The haunting rises from one of the first burials that took place there. It was a person inhis mid thirties, he was accused of murdering and was buried alive. Years later, it was discovered he was innocent. This is all I know that actually happened. Im a certified ghost addict, and all I can say about this is that there is definetely something about this place, NO you will not see people moving around nor will someone brush up against you, you wuill feel a sense that your not the only one there. If you believe and concemtrate hard enough, you can have a spiritual connection with the dead, especially in places like cemetaries.
If you go there, look for the tombstone of Harold B. Scotten, it is located past the first gate (and there is only one gate) immedialtely take a right, you will see it, sit down and talk to him……concentrate….and if your sincere you will feel a connection.
read about it…….look up historic crimes, buried alive crimes, etc…….
Good Luck, Im from New Jersey, but honestly for the best haunting, theres nothing like Massachusetts, or Texas.

Pete D says:

October 15, 2005, 1:56 pm

I looked up the name and says that it is believed he was beaten and buried while still breathing. They accused him of murdering a preacher who practiced religion freely and approached others to believe and pray.
Did this Harold dude believe in religion or god for that matter?
Oh but I guess he was set up, so who was the real murderer?

Alivia says:

October 15, 2005, 4:15 pm

hey you guys… I have been to Spider Gates plenty of times, and nothing has ever happened neither have i felt something brush up against me or anything… I have spent the night there on Halloween last year and i repeat NOTHING Happened . I believe the stories but thats just talk i want some proof.. I have some stuff on tape from the night i spent there with my friend Mary. And the only thing we saw was orbs or so they are callled . I really believe in this stuff trust me i do , but i just dont kno about this place. And yes there are tons of cops there tons… they patrol all night and if you get caught they will arrest you so i would be careful If i were you… And there are no 8 gates for those of you who have been there i went in the back of the cemetary and climbed over the stones pilings and crossed that little brook or river. and hiked about 4 or five miles into the woods … the wierd thing was though we heard chain saws and we saw a trailer in the woods with tons of wood piled around it…. trust me you dont wanna hike that far you have to cross alot of brooks and stuff and its really just stupid i will believe something when i see the proof

Funny Dude says:

October 27, 2005, 12:17 pm

I have never been there, but I think I want to go. I love gost stories and mystories. I wanna go check it out for my self!!!!

Funny Dude says:

October 27, 2005, 12:25 pm

Hey where is this place……somone give me directions!!

Funny Dude says:

October 27, 2005, 12:28 pm

Hey I wanna know somthin……why is there so mant cops….i mean maby there tryin to cover somthin up…..maby there is somthin out there that they dont want anyone to know….

Drea says:

October 31, 2005, 9:50 pm

My boyfriend went there and he said he heard stuff but didnt see anything or pass out. There are cops around cemeterys like this one because people like to go in a vandalize things. I believe it though!

Steve Vinci says:

November 8, 2005, 1:02 am

Hey Im from new bedford mass about 74 miles from leicester im going to find the cemetery tomorrow. I hear its best to park at some landfill on manville and walk up mulberry to a boys school or something

mistybear says:

November 30, 2005, 9:09 pm

sounds cool i would never go though id be the 1 who got scared of being arrested! lol but sounds like an awesome exspireance i’ve never seen a ghost but this kind of stuff intrests me!

Pam says:

December 28, 2005, 7:17 pm

my first visit to spider gates, i was scared before we even got there. I went with my boyfriend and three of his friends, one whom was another female that i couldn’t stand, but that’s not the point. When we arrived we parked out on the back road near it and had to walk through the woods. Armed with flash lights we slowwly ventured to the cemetery that was deep in the woods. When we reached the gate, i was highly disappointed, there are not eight gates, only one that looks like a spider web design in the cast iron. we went in through the gates and still nothing, no floating orbs, no spooky sounds, nothing at all. we walked around for a few minutes until we saw through the trees a police car with lgiths shining on our vehicle. We ran back to the car hoping to not get in trouble by the police. As we did my uncle drove by with a group of friends that had come down to try to scare the poop out of us but was to late.

Danielle Helme says:

January 9, 2006, 1:39 am

I swear I really beleive you
I would like to know more about the place and I am really interested in spooky stuff like that,
so please Email me back

Airborne says:

January 30, 2006, 1:01 am

I grew up about 1 mile from spider gates. We use to ride our bikes there in the early 80’s, and from what I remember at that time there were no gates, legend had it that they were in the smithsonian museum. I see from recient photos there are now gates present. And yes, there was a rope about 2 feet long hanging from the tree through the entrance on the left. Some of the stories i have read on the different websites differ from what I remember as a kid though. Never heard about 8 gates, what I remember was if you passed over the far wall you’d never come back, and the rope was from a man and he was found with no clothing but his personal items were on the ground below him. Who knows? The place is kinda creepy and as a kid I would never go there at night. But I do remember one wierd thing that did happen, and 3 pthers can back me up. Like a said we used to ride our bikes there and we were using one of the headstones as a jump (dumb kids) the next day we returned and the headstone was perfectly straight up and down ( I swear on this). Having not been there in 20 or so years and seeing the websites is kinda cool. Hope they do a movie about this place!!!!!!

Pleasant Friends says:

February 11, 2006, 3:26 pm

spider gates is not haunted at all. it is where we lay our relatives to rest. would you like it if from 100 years from now if where your parents are burried that it will no longer be respected because of curious teenagers creating some ghost stories just to have aome laughs. we here at FRIENDS find it very dissrespectful that our cemetery is treated the way that it is our relatives deserve respect and they will get the respect that they deserve. as of JUNE 1 2006 FRIENDS cemetary will be closed off from all tresspassers the will be security stationd at the Earle st enterance anyoned found tresspassing will be prosecuted and fined $600 for disturbing the peace. To the respectful tourists we apologize for the inconvenience but until further notice FRIENDS (spider gates) will be closed to everyone!!

pam says:

February 12, 2006, 5:41 pm

Well i personaly have never been to spider gates but a x-friend of mine was there and spent the night there and was visited by a female ghost aperation.But i would like to go there why hasn tany ghost hunters ever been there to prove once and for all if it is realy haunted or not.I do not want to get arrested if i go there but i would love to go and see for myself what it is like.I also had a friend tell me their is evil demonic spirits there and a group did go in to check it out and left very fast and not all in the group came out a few did not come out of there at all weither or not it is true.I still think they should send in anyone that does ghost hunting or can people who detect paranomal activity there to spider gates to prove once and for all the truth to spider gates. And i live in worcester not to far from there and some day i will go there but for now we should try to get someone with the ability to find the real truth about spider gates.

katie says:

February 19, 2006, 11:52 pm

hey i’m 16 and over the summer i went with my bestfriend to go and check it out. she has been there a couple times and she did her science fair project on it. she took pictures and all of them next to her, there were ghosts. that same day her mom had stitches in her chest because she had breast cancer and they popped open and she had to get rushed to the hospital. but like i said i went there and we sat down in the middle.. i guess it’s the worst place or something and yeah we had a picnic.. and it immedatly started down pouring with thunder and lightening and the gates slammed shut. the forcast for that day was fine, we checked. it was very scary. serisouly if you have like no reason to go unles you somehow have family there i suggest you don’t go. it is private property and it can be dangerous.

Nathan says:

February 24, 2006, 6:23 am

send some pix too me so i can see for myself

Kevin says:

February 27, 2006, 11:21 pm

I personaly have never been there, but my roommate was and he had some scary stories to tell about it.

Donna says:

March 2, 2006, 8:30 am

Hey! This story is creepy! I live in England and we dont have anything as interesting as any of these stories. I dont know how any of you can go near it, let alone in it, espeially in the dark! The scariest thing we ge over here are horror films, which are made in America any way – boring!

Fred says:

March 7, 2006, 4:38 pm

I think hauntings are so wierd. I mean some people can be so superstitious and just plain stupid about strange things such as ghosts that you can never be sure about whether these things are true or not. As for regarding this particular story give me proof who has died before reaching the gate? This story isn’t so creepy at all!!!

Kim says:

March 7, 2006, 5:08 pm

I have been to spider gates many times myself …. first off there is only one gate. i have gone during the day, during the night, and have never seen anything. Cops do frequent that area often, and no its not cause they are trying to cover something up, it has to do with the fact that it is a very small and private cemetary. And for those of you not from around this area, you cant find the cemetery just driving, you have to know where to park, and walk through the woods to get there … not worth it at all if you are looking for a scare, but it is a nice quite cemetery with a cool gate. Thats about it.

by T says:

March 10, 2006, 8:51 pm

I haven’t gone to spiter gates yet but i heard it is scary. My friend went there she told me that she pissed her self and got really scared i want to go there i don’t live in worester but i live neer like to towns neer i live in the n borough’s but i want to see for myself if the story is true. She told me that there are 8 gates there and yah ive drove neer it at night there is alot of popo there. People say that people died there i want to go to prove to my self that mebe there is s**t going on there. I think next holloween i think ill spend the night there to see what happends there my other friend went there and made a movie for me and saw a ghost there was a little boy following them and he got the little boy on camera he made copies of the movie and i saw it on the dvd. It does look haunted there. The tomb stones are really old and he got the hole cematary plus he told me there are alot of bums and hobo’s there and he went in the woods like 4, or 5, mile’s down there and he saw a trailer there and yes it did have piles of wood there. My freind made a movie on it we gave copy it to my other friend and she got scared like really scared i had to hold her but when my friend got out he got cought and got arrested and only got a worning not to go there again and he was they let him go.I have a friend that is a cop that watches the place and he told me that is is realy haunted there and if i wanted to go there he would give me permision to go there so see for my self if its true.

by T says:

March 10, 2006, 9:07 pm

I haven’t gone to spiter gates yet but i heard it is scary. My friend went there she told me that she pissed her self and got really scared i want to go there i don’t live in worester but i live neer like to towns neer i live in the n borough’s but i want to see for myself if the story is true. She told me that there are 8 gates there and yah ive drove neer it at night there is alot of popo there. People say that people died there i want to go to prove to my self that mebe there is s**t going on there. I think next holloween i think ill spend the night there to see what happends there my other friend went there and made a movie for me and saw a ghost there was a little boy following them and he got the little boy on camera he made copies of the movie and i saw it on the dvd. It does look haunted there. The tomb stones are really old and he got the hole cematary plus he told me there are alot of bums and hobo’s there and he went in the woods like 4, or 5, mile’s down there and he saw a trailer there and yes it did have piles of wood there. My freind made a movie on it we gave copys to my other friend and people we don’t know we gave a copy to specally to cuz she thouhgt she could handle it but she really couldn’t my girl friend linz she got scared like really really scaredand wanted me to hold her so she wouldn’t be scared and she wanted me to sleep over her house so that she would be safe but after a week she got over it i can’t even menchion it to her or she will get scared thats how scared she was and are age is i’m 17 and i was scared and a little scared and she is 18 and she was really scared.But when my friend got out of the cemerty he got cought and got arrested and only got a worning not to go there again because it was private prperty and they let him go.I have a friend that is a cop there that patrol’s the place and he told me that it is realy haunted there and if i wanted to go there he would give me permision to go there so see for my self if its true.

aj says:

March 16, 2006, 12:40 pm

lol, you ppl are all whacked.

Hope Dawson says:

March 17, 2006, 7:52 pm

not scary at ALL

sarah says:

March 19, 2006, 6:59 pm

I do not get this because;they had heart attackes and dead by fear,I mean how could be dead if they did nit see anything.

kristina says:

March 23, 2006, 2:16 pm

I have been to spider gates plenty of times, nothing happend at all except once, my friend and i went up there one night, just as the legend said about mysterious fog it was there that night creeping around the paths, my friend went in, but for some reason this night I was scared, and went back to my friends car, as i sat there something or someone started to shake the car, i got out & look everywhere, nothing was there, so who was it skeptics of spider gates?

donna says:

March 30, 2006, 3:32 am

i live about 2 miles away from Spider Gates. it really isnt haunted at all. besides, there is only one gate. and people are still being buried there and graves are still maintained. its not just some abandoned cemetery. the dead isnt something that should be messed with. it is not a haunted cemetery. its just trees, grass, and gravestones. thats it.

Sanny says:

April 5, 2006, 1:19 pm

I have never been to Spider Gates. But I plan on going with a friend once the weather is right. I’ve heard many stories about the cemetery and I’m curious as to see if it’s true or not. I do believe in spirits and I’ve experienced a few things. There’s a lot of non believers out there and thats fine. You can believe whatever you like. But please leave your spiteful comments to yourself. Stop acting like little children. There is no need for that.

But as I was saying. In my culture, to be able to experience something supernatural you do not go with a gazillion friends. If you do, you won’t see anything at all. Go with just one other person. I’m pretty sure then you’ll see something or feel something.

And about the 8 gates..there is only one. It’s believed that spider gates is the 8th gate to Hell. Not that there are 8 gates….

Alex says:

April 21, 2006, 9:12 am

I have been to Spider Gates twice at night and many times in the day. I have never seen our felt a thing while I was inside. As for gates, only one. No others! One gate, thatâ??s it! I remember the stories and in my time they said 11 gates. As to the person that was told that bums and hobo’s where up their. Thatâ??s just not true. Bums would not travel to an area that is so far from the city. No shelter, nor liquor and Hobo’s like to be near trains. No trains or food near by. “5 miles into the woods.” Sorry to burst your tale, but that is not possible. There are homes and roads that cut across in shorter spans than 5 miles in any direction from spider gates. Itâ??s more like .5 miles in a north to south direction which abuts the Worcester Airport. Any one seen stopping near the fence at the airport will be accompanied shortly by police dispatched to get you moving. On the other side are homes. Not many, about 3 very well spaced homes. The area is creepy, this is true. The tales are just what they are. The area was a good to visit, but like must things people did not respect it and the city closed it off. Like the idiot that used a stone as a jump for his bike. I went up their with to other friends. We walked around and where respectful of the stones. One night while we where sitting on the back stone wall a bunch of cars came up. Dump scared punks. At least twenty kids with baseball bat’s came out. Thatâ??s what screwed things up. They where all drinking and loud. The only way to understand something is to experience it in a manner that you can truly experience. I have never encountered anything. Day or night.

If you can go see for yourself. You cannot park any where near it now. So, it would be a long walk on roads that are not lite. Passing homes that look creepy. Untill you get to the dirt road that travels about 1/4 mile to 1/2 mile into the woods where Spider Gates is located. Just dont go up thier thinking that its all true. Let your expreince be the truth.

Andrew says:

April 23, 2006, 2:29 pm

I’ve heard of this graveyard, but the website I heard it from agrees with most of you in saying that the horrors of it are mostly myths. I’ve also heard some other creepy stuff about this graveyard, though.

Allegedly there’s a small crevice in which a girl was raped and killed.

There’s a tree with rope hanging from it that’s left there that’s said to be from when a teenage boy was found hanged.

It’s said that there’s a section of the graveyard that’s somewhat separated from the rest. However, you can only find it once.

I haven’t been there myself, but the legend behind it does seem very intriguing. I kind of hope it is true, although I doubt such.

Andy says:

April 25, 2006, 5:03 pm

You want a hunted cemetary? There’s one a block and a half away from my house. I’ll be posting it soon. There may also be a web page for it, if my friend Nick agrees to do it. Check the Pennsylvania section soon, and it should be up as CATHEDRAL CEMETARY. I’m waiting for the groundskeeper, who’s a family friend, to give me a night that I can go in and observe the last section of it that I didn’t get too.

Erik says:

April 29, 2006, 2:43 am

This place is truly haunted hands down.I went there and heard a young woman’s ghost horribly i mean horribly screaming HELP around midnight. also brought a Ouija and talked in center of circle in graveyard.Heard footsteps and alota twigs breaking in the windy woods.Also we asked a question just then a 4ft branch fell from a tall tree right near us.It’s the gods honest truth it’s haunted!

Hazel says:

May 5, 2006, 1:34 pm

Hey for any of you jackasses that actually know what research is there are 2 Spider Gates. 1 in Worcester and 1 in Leicester. I tried to go to the one in Worcester because I live in Natick which isn’t all that far but I was with a ton of people and one guy was one his bike and didn’t want to leave it by the street. And yes cops do patrol that area often. The rumor that you may die by the time you try to go through the 8th gate is a load of ****. Maybe one day I will actually get to go in there. For those looking for direction the only thing I can tell you is that it is on the back side behind the old Worcester Airport.

veronica says:

May 21, 2006, 4:21 am

I live all the way around the other side of the world and i would LOVE to know more about this “spider” place and maybe one day actually visit it!

Deanna says:

May 21, 2006, 8:50 pm

When I was about 18, now close to 15 yrs. ago, myself and 3 other friends went there on a whim since we were all from Worcester. We passed through the first gate and noticed the truth to the rumor of the first 2 gravestones just inside the gate entrance were facing in opposite directions, away from each other. We saw the stone wall not far ahead since there were only about 15 gravestones. We heard you just continue crossing many stonewalls. We ended up wandering, all feeling spooked and crossed another stone wall, then a third. We heard the rumor was about crossing over 7 stone walls. After the fourth, we all got tired and stopped to rest. 2 of us saw shadows above in the trees and this was now at dusk. We all got a rush of extreme fright and panic and hard to breathe at the same time and raced back, even tripping all the way. We all agreed that some type of force chased us out. I will never forget.

Joshua says:

May 30, 2006, 1:30 pm

There is a real haunted place!!!!!!!!!! Lake Dennison

Joshua says:

May 30, 2006, 1:31 pm

if anyone wants a real haunted place let me know

Joshua says:

May 30, 2006, 1:34 pm

lake dennison in gardner MASS i have been there and i have heard a lady scream i will prove all that dont believe

maddy says:

June 1, 2006, 1:22 pm

okay this place i never heard of b4 but i kinda think haunting is true but not rele.

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shanaynay says:

June 1, 2006, 7:05 pm

ive heard many many stories about this place. i hope that one day i can go there and encounter some sort of strang things, that would be awesome.

James Fitch says:

June 3, 2006, 2:54 am

Hi all I wanted to know if anyone has heard of any paranormal activity in the Fitchburg area, I am planning a visit soon as it named after my family who also happened to give the land for the university in Mass. and since I am coming I figured I would take in some “spooky” sites while there. Please contact me via e-mail if you know of any. Thank-you, James…e-mail at

Jesse says:

June 8, 2006, 10:53 pm

It’s all in your mind!!!

Desirae says:

June 13, 2006, 11:54 am

This place looks very interesting, I would love to visit. Please give me some directions.

nunya says:

June 20, 2006, 1:54 am

For all of you people that go to Spider Gates:
The Truth:
As of right now, there is only one gate. Back in the day, there was more than one. You can tell by where the gate used to be in the back, directly opposite from the gates in the front. I have been to Spider Gates, it is NOT hard to get to, and there’s a cemetery down the street from it, so the rumors about the 2nd cemetery, do the math.
For personal experiences and the phenomenal, I have heard something at the gate. I cannot explain what it was, but it sounded like a voice carried by wind when there was no wind. It’s rumored that there were eight gates, but all but the main gate were taken to some museum. If you’re curious, do some research on something before reading someone else’s b.s. It’ll make people more intelligent.

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July 13, 2006, 2:01 pm

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rosemarie rivera says:

July 18, 2006, 8:30 am

you are bullshiters because it is not true because i have personitly been in massachusetts there my self. i have not felt or seen anything in my whole life i have even been there on halloween and theres nothing there, proof to be that there are ghost.

Nyleisha says:

July 30, 2006, 1:00 pm

haunted houses,cemetaries,and even camps. my street has a scary haunted house,81 birch street is real haunted. a couple of years ago a girl went into the house and never came out,she hung herself,and a boy had aparty there too and shot himself in the head.
you never know what to expect with haunted houses.

Dan says:

August 6, 2006, 11:01 pm

I spent the first 18 years of my life living in that podunk town Leicester (I was a wolverine). All I can tell ya is Spider Gates should charge admission. Theres enough yahoo’s who come to get spooked they could easily rival 6 flags. Anyway, having grown up in Leicester (off rt 56) and having been to this “gate to hell” dragging a keg behind me in my younger days….I can only tell you its a farse. Maybe the people who see ghosts and hear voices are either drunk, or forgot to take their anti-psychotic meds. I’ve taunted enough spirits there to force a life long haunting…and guess what? NOTHING. For us locals…its funny and a place to drink when youre a kid. For those ghost hunters who occasionally leave the comforts of their parents basement to catch a photo of Slimer (ghost buster reference). Bring a 12 pack and smoke a couple J’s, you might hear voices…but they’re all in your head.

angel says:

August 8, 2006, 3:58 pm

hey dan

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colleen says:

August 12, 2006, 1:36 am

I have not been to Spider Gates myself, but I do know that there’s only one gate in the whole cemetary and it’s surrounded by a stonewall. Please get your facts straight. There are lots of rumors about stuff, but It’s best to check it out for yourself, rather then spreading them from other people.

angel says:

August 15, 2006, 2:10 pm

u go girl good 1

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Samantha says:

September 2, 2006, 10:00 pm

Whoa dude or lady that’s so cool!!! Can I have directions to this place PLEASE?!?

Kaitlyn says:

September 19, 2006, 9:46 am

I never thought ghosts could do so much, like actually killing people? That’s amazing.
Although, it could be a hoax. Some people might of been awear of the hauntings and had bad heart conditions, freeking themselves out and dieing. I’d love to know more about this place.

thanx, Kaitlyn

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Emily says:

September 28, 2006, 8:36 pm

if u havent gone dont not beleive otherwise shut the hell up The only way to say it isnt true is to just go and prove it isnt true so…… just think about that kk:/

Angelina says:

October 2, 2006, 4:06 pm

First of all Spider Gates does not have 8 gates, the cemetary (which is still in use for the Quakers) got that name because the front (and only) gate has lines on it that resemble the legs of a spider. I have been there quite a few times because like many of you I got caught up in the hype and wanted to see what it was all about. I recommend that if anyone were to visit it, do so as you would visit any cemetary, to pay respects to the departed and to also respect the property (which is private)

CreepyGirl says:

October 5, 2006, 1:38 pm

The reason why this cemetary is so heavily gaurded by the local police is because it’s right next to an airport and because it’s PRIVATE PROPERTY. From what I hear families still use it to bury their dead and many curious fieldtrippers and pranksters (especially this time of year) have repeatedly shown very little respect while visiting this cemetary. So little respect in fact, that many of the monuments have been destroyed and at one point the famous “spider gate” was removed because of vandalism.

When caught up in the spirit of a good fright (bad punn) people seem to forget that each and every person burried there is someones FAMILY MEMBER – you would be outraged by someone urinating and fornicating on your grandmother’s grave or tagging your brother’s headstone with profanity before toppling it over, wouldn’t you? Unfortunately this kind of desacration occurs at this cemetary with regularity.

There was an article in one of local papers a few years back in which the owners stated that they would not mind visitors if respect was shown to the grounds and those burried there. If you wish to visit I would recommend doing so durring daylight hours and leaving before dark. Will the “spooks” get you if you stay after nightfall? Probably not, but the the police most likely will.

A curious person. says:

October 5, 2006, 6:45 pm

I’m not sure about people passing out and dieing at SpiderGates, but I certantly do belive in ghosts. Occasionly, i have dreams of my late grandfather, not scary ones, but comforting messages, as in “Don’t be upset” or “God watches over you.” Also, my friend from school took a picture of herself on her cellphone, and, when she looked at the picture, was terrified that she saw a light sillohete of a young girl standing behind her.

bob bomb says:

October 5, 2006, 7:56 pm

you realy suck

Nicole says:

October 6, 2006, 1:10 pm

I am only 11 and lived across a cemetary for the first 9 years of my life. Although nothing ever happened there that I know of, I still get the chills whenever I pass by at night.

kris says:

October 8, 2006, 5:49 pm

Sooo, I just got back from Spider Gates. Still only one gate, still nothing to be impressed about, and if you stop to ask for directions to it, people get pissed. I’d steer clear of it, if only to respect the dead. I went there once as a kid, as a curious ghosthunter, and there was nothing in there that was any spookier than my closet opening on it’s own (slanted floor) at night. Seriously folks, there’s creepier stuff out there. I wouldn’t risk the arrest though, because the locals can and will press charges.

Patricia says:

October 10, 2006, 11:21 am

Whats good? I ahve heard some things about this place. My sister and my mother went their and they said that it was scary. My sister will never go agian for as long as she lives. Does some one know the exact direstions how to get to Spider Gates? I want to see what really good with that place. I want to see if its really haunted with ghost and stuff.
So if anyone can get good directions. Ones that I will understand then let me know, sight

Peace out
Love always Patricia AKA Sweetcarmel

Patricia says:

October 10, 2006, 11:24 am

Does anyone believe in Bloody Mary? Im gonna try it with my cuzzin. See ya

RJ says:

October 13, 2006, 3:55 pm

Yall cant believe this **** its mad fake how do they bury peaple there if they die at the eighth gate this is a **** *** storie

RJ says:

October 13, 2006, 4:05 pm

quaker cemetary is not haunted there are pictures on the internet of tombs from the seventeen somthins and there are no 8 gates

Me says:

October 14, 2006, 2:20 pm

been there..its extremely ridiculous and and it was stupid..nothing scary about it whatso ever..and the cops are there non stop because of gang wars and someone died there because of non related gang stuff..waste of time for a scare..

Susan says:

October 18, 2006, 7:13 am

There’s something I must tell you. I see DUMB people!

Brynn says:

October 18, 2006, 10:23 am

People should give up telling each other what to think. If someone feels something at the cemetary then they do, if they dont then they dont. Stop bitching each other out over such a stupid reason. Get a life

alyssa says:

October 19, 2006, 9:09 pm

I have heard the whole thing every story i never gone but its a f**ckn private grave yard stay out let the dead rest in pease for god sake so geat some common sensce and get a life but my dad says if i did go i woud pee my pants

maddie says:

October 23, 2006, 4:53 pm

How would you know? Like how would they know that people died from being at the 8th gate they would have died to if they had to come get them.How is that possible?

chianne says:

October 23, 2006, 5:14 pm

FREAKY……watch out at night or the people from there are gonna come get you!!! by the way if you have a myspace click on my name by where it says who posted this and add me please…maybe we can share some of out freaky stories!!!

**(ADD ME)**

megan says:

October 24, 2006, 10:39 am

ya i went to spider gates last night for my boyfriends cousins birthday, we all wanted to be freaked out alittle. we got to the right road and there was a bunch or paths and some with yellow gates blocking them. i dont know if we where at the back way or not cause i heard there are 2 ways to get in there, but we where on the same road the recycleing center was on. so we never got to see the gate. i was just woundering could someone whos been there be alittle more detailed about witch path it is. thank you!

'Liter' is french for... says:

October 25, 2006, 9:32 am

This cemetery sounds interesting. Unfortunately, some people have to give all of us a bad name (high schoolers thrill-seeking and such). I would love to visit this cemetary (don’t worry Pleasant Friends poster- I would still sneak in but you would never know I was there), but there is plenty around where I live. There are some of us who want to do nothing more than observe and research. I would say most of us paranormal researchers are highly respectful of the property, escpecially those of us who are history buffs.

melissa says:

October 26, 2006, 12:15 pm

Believe me people the place is haunted i went one time and not ever going back.i went and was attacked by something fell over and broke my arm.all of you may not have been attacked or have seen anything yet but dont worry its bound to happen.

Nola Rae says:

October 26, 2006, 1:26 pm

It has been so many years that i have been at spider gates. I surpose that it the stories that make the place haunted, but lets think for a minuit, its a semetry, there all dead, of course the place and 5000
other sementry have a haunted thery about them, but it is the excitiment that lives on and our fears that seem to come to be relastic. if you want to believe
go with it and if not that is fine too, but being scared lets face it its pretty cool. expecialy around holloween. by the way there is only one black iron gate with a spider on it . not sure were the other 7 gates came from but there not there.

Mike C says:

October 26, 2006, 3:48 pm

Back in the early 80’s Before the road was blocked you could drive by there.One day on a Sunday afternoon A friend and myself decided to drive by the place so he could see it for the first time.As the car rounded the corner directly in front of the main gate BAM the car just went dead.It was like the battery was gone.For 5 min we sat there wondering what was happining then just as if nothing was wrong I turned the key and the car started right up.Needless to say we got the hell out of there with a real wierd feeling.Never did that car stall before in all the years that I drove it or did it ever stall after that.Just that one time at the place directly in front of that place they call Spider Gates.Take it for what its worth but this is a true story.

jj says:

October 27, 2006, 3:51 pm

my husband was born and raised in worcester ma and has been to spidergates cemetary as a teenage and had party’s there. He said that u do hear weird things.

Brendan says:

October 28, 2006, 3:35 pm

I have been there, and alot of weird things happned. I have read about the quarters on top of the head stones, which is done as a sign of respect to the dead. Walked by a set of headstones where no quarters were there, and then on the way back, they had quarters on them. This could all be chalked up as a mishap up untill this point as there are alot of headstones, maybe I was looking at the wrong one. On the walk back to the car however, we could not help but feel as we were being watched. And you could almost see figures in the woods. Upon arrivial at the car, which was locked by remote when we left the car, had been unlocked, and the door had been opened. Nothing had been taken from the car, to my surprise as my wallet was right on the front passenger seat, untouched. However left on the drivers seat was….you guessed it. A quarter. Weird. I drove as fast out of this place as I possibly could without being pulled over by the cops, who do patrol there strongly. Maybe this was something of the unexplained, or maybe it was the owners and surronding residents who do not want us on their property. But how would they have gotten into the car, with no damage to the locking mechanism? AND the alarm did not sound?

luann says:

October 28, 2006, 3:40 pm

back in the early 80’s i went to spider gates, my car got stuck in the mud had to be pulled out. went there with few friends,never saw 8 gates just one.alot of witchers are buried in spider do heard weired sounds. my car was fine when i went in got in there and it die.scary. i do belive there something there you can feel it. but i will never go back, to spider gates

britt says:

October 29, 2006, 3:35 pm

Hey I’ve been to spider gates before, its pretty creepy. I think things may be a little odd, but you have to use your imagination to make out figures and sounds. Its not really scary, but some weird things did happen to me and my friends.

steve nadeau says:

October 29, 2006, 10:56 pm

I lived in Worcester, Mass in the 70â??s; I went to South High School from 69 to 73.

Spider Gates was a favorite drinking and partying spot back then. I never remember anything weird happening in the cemetery but I do remember the larger gates you spoke of in your web article.

Really donâ??t remember the exact shape of the gates but they did look more like a spider web and as I said were much larger than the ones that are in your pictures.

I havenâ??t been back since the 70â??s. Iâ??m glad because it is a shame to loose a peace of history like this.

Just wish they had redone the original gates, or at least copied them. As a welder and fabricator I would love to build the original gates for them if they could find an old picture of them so that I could build them more like the originals.

Thanks Steve Nadeau

mike says:

October 30, 2006, 1:13 pm

for anyone who says that place is not haunted your wrong it is. my friends went there but i didnt go and they say if u put a coin on top of the grave and walk around it 12 times u can hear the spirits well a friend of mine took a picture of my friends while he was doin it and when the picture came out there was an image of what appeared to be a face on the back of his shirt

if u want to see the picture im me at jonnypotsmoker62 im on AIM

janine says:

October 31, 2006, 8:54 pm

I know of a person who has been to the grave yard and the eigth gate. They layed on one of the graves. I have gone in with friends and we were stopped by the police.

Angela says:

November 1, 2006, 2:08 pm

is this place like off limits? or private?

Angela says:

November 1, 2006, 2:09 pm

can someone email me directions

tk mage says:

November 1, 2006, 8:05 pm

does this place have anything to do with quakers?

brionna says:

November 2, 2006, 6:22 pm

hi i am 11 years old and think that you will only see a ghost if you beleive in them and if they are mean ghost and you are afraid they might come aleast that is what i think other than that i think this is just a bunch of ****! i was just told that the building i live in is haunted i think that is **** too even though my bestfriend that would never lie to me told me i don’t exactly believ it but if there is any one my age or about the same age please email me and maybe we can share scary stuff

brionna says:

November 2, 2006, 6:24 pm

oh and the * things stand for c r a p

kid says:

November 6, 2006, 4:54 pm

i am an avid ghosthunter and have taken in a search of this cemetary with a couple of the decendants of the place!
not only did i come to realize that this cemetary has an over-abundance of energy , but captured several strange images on film, i said images not orbs!
for anyone who is skeptic i suggest you take along your camera and remember , just cause you cant see it doesnt mean its not there!
i am putting together a book on the unknown and if any one has any pics they would care to share….please contact me at

S.D.P. says:

November 9, 2006, 4:47 pm

About 5 or 6 years ago a group of us tryed to find it with no luck. 6 months later I was telling my bestfriend about it when he suggested we go. We decided to pick up my friend Amy first. So the three of us took off to find this Quaker grave yard. When we got there I only saw one gate not 8 and there was nothing unusual about it. Well dusk was moving in and we decided to walk around anyways. I decided to check the woods around the grave yard out. I was maybe 20 feet into the woods when I heard Amy screaming and freaking out. Both friends were calling my name. So I turned around and saw what looked like me walking through the woods at the other side of grave yard. The other me wasn’t wearing what I had been wearing she looked like me in everyway except the closthes and her hair was down. I also saw 6 not 8 nor 1 gate. three on each side. My friends where really freaking out at this point and I yelled for them but they didn’t seem to hear me, so I ran out of the woods back to them, startling them. They had been looking at me but couldn’t see me untill my foot hit the ground out of those woods. We ran to the car and took off back home. Amy cryed the whole way saying that there was something evil in those woods. We also felt something following us home. We never talked about it again…….. untill last night. I called my best friend and asked him if he remembered it. There hasn’t been a day I felt normal since, and at first he said no, but after a few minutes he confessed that he has never forgotten about it and he still has nightmares.

The only reason I brought this up to him is because another friends from Penn. had a similar experience, and after telling me about it stopped in mid sentance and said, “but you’d know about this too!”. I had never told him about it, and he has never met my other friends…… Stay away from Spiter gates, they can change you. I don’t care what anyone thinks because I was there I know it happened and I haven’t been the same since!

John says:

November 20, 2006, 5:16 am

Sounds like a great ghost story. I have been to the Gates. There is one gate. I don’t know how you could’ve seen six, but maybe there is a para-normal reason for why you saw six that I am not aware of. The place is scary the first few times you visit it, but after that it is kind of nice. Coins are on the graves to pay the toll to the after-life. On a nice day I recommend exploring through the woods towards hot dog annies and grabbing a few dogs. Also if you are female, make sure you are accompanied by a reliable “bodyguard” because it is a secluded area that can attract weirdos, and is next to the Nazereth home for boys.

brooksy says:

December 9, 2006, 1:35 pm

first of all there are not “gates” ther is one gate and many many people have seen it (its not impossible to get to like some people will tell you) second, it is a privately owned cemetary and is still used by the family that owns it, so you should show some respect and not go unless you have written consent from the family. you should be able to find the visitation agreements on this site
have fun and be safe..

D says:

December 10, 2006, 4:42 pm

Well honestly to the people who are making jokes about the people who believe in the paranormal phenomenons that are said to happen there YOU need to get a life. If you really don’t believe in spirits and such why visit sites like this!??? If it’s really a bunch of **** then don’t visit!!!

Marc says:

December 24, 2006, 7:48 am

Okay, I don’t know if this place is haunted, or not. What I do know is that most of you idiots can’t spell correctly.

mmm says:

January 1, 2007, 11:49 pm

8 gates? where are the other 7…..i counted the main gate with the spider design, thats only 1, went into look more still no other gates…….

mmm says:

January 1, 2007, 11:50 pm

8 gates? where are the other 7…..i counted the main gate with the spider design, thats only 1, went into look more still no other gates… how do you get 8?

Brooke says:

January 2, 2007, 12:47 am


…..theres nine…..

you would know that if you went all the way !

Dylan says:

January 5, 2007, 5:01 am

I’ve seen lots of crazy things after I smoke rocks.

Amanda says:

January 8, 2007, 12:30 pm

I think that people who do not believe in this legend about the cemetery should not ruin it for everyone who does, i dont think its right at all, because there are some people who really do believe it including me. well people who really understand and believe in it im right along with you

Kara Ann says:

January 14, 2007, 9:07 pm

First of all, you all need to learn to either spell or type, because I found spelling errors in every comment. Secondly, people need to stop putting negative things on here, if you don’t believe in anything, don’t ruin it for everyone else. People have the right to an imagination, beliefs, fears, etc.
I enjoy reading about hauntings, and trying to find out if they are true or not. But if I come across a place where something has been said to happen, and nothing happens to me, I wouldn’t want to ruin the experience for someone else. Maybe things can only happen to certain people, or maybe not. I think everyone should go out and look for the hauntings, whether its risky, or fake, or whatever else you’d want to label it as. Everyone should see these things for themselves and judge the stories as they please.

Thank you.

Debbie Southwick says:

January 16, 2007, 6:35 pm

Hello,I was married to a Southwick.(Southwick’s are burried at Quaker cementery)This cementery is very old and its not haunted,kids go there to party and drink.We all should have respect for the dead.This is the final resting place for the people who have died.All should respect this place and leave these people to rest in peace..Debbie

Lynn says:

January 26, 2007, 3:52 am

OMG THAT IS WAY TO MUCH TO READ!!! ok hi my name is Lynn… I belive in spidergate to a ceritan degree… haunted maybe… but you know what, like said many times it’s a PRIVATE cemetery.. it’s a faimly place.. I looked it up in the past.. but before I looked it up see I was on pb from spidergate cuz I was one of the ones that was looking for it and no I didn’t get arrested but yes I did get pulled over and they give you are 2 year thing if your name is cought you get locked up for the night and 50 dollar fine.. I want to go in cuz I love pictures and I would love to go in and take some.. I dont’ think you will be able to see them but I belive if you really really listen they will talk to you. I mean there dead they must get lonely… I mean if iwhere dead I’d be haunting the whole place just for people like you and me.. but as I was leaveing I did see where there was the entrance.. now if I am not mistaken it’s by the air port? and there are so many cops becuase again it’s a PRIVATE cemetery… and as for any cemetery it is closed to the public at dusk.. I read if you want to visit go during the day! but apearenly up ther it said it’s closed period… well that’s would be not right but understandable… I would like permishion to take personal pictures.. is it possiable… ? I have many pictures of many cemetiers i mean no disrespect I just want pictures… if I hear or see something Iwill most likely p myself but it will be an exsperiance worth while…

RAY-RAY says:

January 27, 2007, 6:32 pm


Pat says:

February 7, 2007, 11:53 pm

First off, Im a firefighter In Leicester ma. Thoes woods up in that area are all creepy. As for spider gates, its not haunted. Most people scare themselves more then the cemetery does. So, ya if your looking to scare yourself, as by your own fears in your own mind. Then go right ahead. I love hearing stories about how the Leicester Police officers love scaring kids who park too close and need them to move. Quite funny. Email me for any more questions id be happy to answer- (very fimiliar w/ area) Firefighter DUH!

Sarah says:

February 14, 2007, 6:43 pm

I was there only a few days ago. I don’t know what people are talking about but we couldn’t find an Earle St. We got there from a street in between Rt. 56 and Mullbury St. right behind the airport. It wasn’t scary at all. It felt more peaceful. Some of the stones are so old that the dates are off of them. There are also some that have a year of death but no birth year. I thought the cemetery was very interesting and anyone who goes there should have a respect for those buried there.

Chris says:

February 26, 2007, 1:48 am

Me and my friends went to spider gates the halloween night of 05′ after reading about it online. Alot of people have trouble finding it but we found it easily coming all the way from Braintree with Mapquest directions. The creepiest part was the ride through Leicester itself, everythings woods and no lights and a train came outta nowhere in the woods so that was different and the buildings on the road the place is on were scarier than the actual cemetary. As for spider gates theres only one gate from what i seen but it was night and supposedly some of my friends saw a church lookin house thing off to the side but I didn’t. Noone saw or heard anything and the only weird experience I had was that I surprisingly had no fear what so ever even though it was pitch black in the middle of nowhere on Halloween night. My friend wanted to take one of the old coins on one of the gravestones but we told him not to cuz i didn’t wanna be haunted my whole life. If you go be prepared for cops to harass you like you slapped their mothers. They stopped us coming back but they didn’t know we went yet, they found some weed in my friends car then lined us up and searched all of us while running our ID’s. They let us go but not before biting our faces off…apparently your supposed to be able to read a tiny private property sign on a tree 30 yards deep in the woods at night with zero visibility. So go if you want but theres no promise you’ll see anything or have a heart attack unfortunatly but for your legal sake maybe you should bring your lawyer.

Tree Princess(nickname) says:

March 1, 2007, 5:53 am

Cool to bad this thing is in America. Im from New Zealand and there is like no huanted things here. I have been to MA soo cool. Can any1 agree on something, some say 8, some say 1, some say6 and 1 even says 9. Damn can people agree on something. I want to hear about the full legend can someone repeat it sometime cause peoples keep qouteing without explaining.
Here it is like 11:30 an I got high school in the morning and I feel like Im drunk. I am blabing and will probly feel like sh*t will sleep now.
Thanks for listening.

Tree Princess(nickname) says:

March 1, 2007, 5:54 am

yes right now i am crazy

Hazard says:

March 1, 2007, 11:00 pm

Just wanted to let you all know I was raised in Worcester my Mother Father and an Sister are lay to rest in Worcester, I had never seen or heard any out of the way things at this place , but if you want to believe then who are we to try and take it from you, if it’s real to you then it’s real for me, but please keep it real.

Chris says:

March 3, 2007, 3:10 am

Hey TP, read my post its two above yours, I’ve been there fairly recently and its not all its hyped up to be. First off the place is tiny I’m used to cemetaries with hundreds or thousands of gravestones but this place looked like it had about 20. Theres rumors of a hanging tree which I didn’t see and supposedly a little cave where a dead girl was found stuffed in but I seen no rocks or anything that resembled a cave. While the cops were harassing us they said “I dunno what you read online but theres no gateway to hell”…..we were like thanks buddy but we didn’t come here to burn in hell for all of eternity. You have to cross a little bridge going over a river which some people try to say is the “River Styx” from the bible but I found the real name (I forget what it is)and we didn’t die after crossing like some say, so thats fun. Its still a creepy place and I recommend it to anyone who wants to investigate a little cemetary in the middle of nowhere then get searched and possibly arrested—(added rush bonus)

Ashlin(Tree Princess) says:

March 10, 2007, 3:35 am

Thank you Chris for being at least serious for people that are interested in something like this. I think it is fascinating and dont know what to believe, but one thing I do believe is that there is no point in loging-on to one of these sites if you sre just going to critise other peoples beliefs, such as some guy/gal called Ariel.
Who agrees with me.

Ashlin(Tree Princess) says:

March 10, 2007, 3:38 am

I also think putting stupid websites like the one that tell you the meaning of SEX, I am a teenager and I may be more mature then some!

Keith says:

March 23, 2007, 10:15 pm

I have been to spider gates and I think it has a very beautyful atmosphere when visited dury a nice spring day but, I have never felt any presance at all. I have been throughout the entire area.Through the woods and the plot, and without a doubt there are no more than the usual spiritual phenomenon. Quite a beautiful place but remember, it is a place of rest,so have some repect if you are to ever go there.
p.s. a very nice view of the dam and lake.

matt says:

April 4, 2007, 12:18 am

ok, I’ll put this to rest for all those who are not from the area, and have never been.

Spider gates is old, and in the middle of people blow it way out of porportion.

YES people have dies there, a girl hung herslef from the tree next to the gate (THERE IS ONLY 1 GATE) a guy was found dead there by some guy walking his dog.

I’ve been there many times and lived in Leicester MA as a kid. 1 time I went with a bunch of friends and we saw 2 candles lit in the center of the cemetary, one was back and the other white. We figured some freak satanists were doing something retarded satanists do because their dad bever hugged them.

Another time, my father who is 6’6 280 lbs, threw a beer bottle at the tree in front as hard as he can, it didnt break, threw at at another tree, broke easily, then tried another bottle on the tree in front, and still would not break… that was the weirdest thing thats happend to us there… which isnt much.

I’ve laid on the actual places people are burried, chilled and smoked butts, and no “paranormal activity”

Spider gates is the place that gets all the attention… people living in spencer, leicester should go to BORKUM HILL if you really want to see wierd things… its off rt. 31. Ive had a car chase us then dissapear, and then almost run over a decapated head of a cow… Its a dirt road.. about 10 miles away from spider gates in Spencer… that place has freaked me out more than spider gates. Its rumored that a lunatic in the early 1900’s stalked and killed few people that walked that road…

Have fun scaring yourself!

joeseph says:

April 4, 2007, 12:32 am

True, There have been several cases of bodies found at spider gates which adds to the attention.

A girl commited suiceide there, very sad actually. That happend in 1994.

A body was found there by a man and his dog, the newspaper article did not go into any specifics and really only noted that it happend ealry morning in 1998. My take on it is that there is some sort of uncomfortable feeling you get, like there is something watching.. but it could be nothing… my inclination is that your state of mind as you walk in predicts the visit and its experience while you in there… I beleive if your person decides the level of paranormal experiences, if your religous, you will not experience what others have, of your open to let the evil spirits in, then who knows what may happen… My personal experience has been enlightening… I find that Spider gates is a place of unexplained feeling of terrifying and grave unsettlement… dont go if you cant controll your thoughts, or Spider Gates will get the best of you.

PS Its BORKUM ROAD not BORKUM HILL – many stories as well… find out for yourself.

Lexi Lex says:

July 4, 2007, 8:51 pm

I am perfect! at least i think so

StarSolstice says:

July 8, 2007, 11:42 pm

I just went to spider gates today. I wasnt aware that all the orginal old grave stones have been replaced with generic brick ones. It looked very cleaned up and almost welcoming. It wasnt what i was expecting but im happy that i found it and im happy that I went.

amarissa says:

July 16, 2007, 2:03 pm

I am going there sometime in the week but I am going to be very scared because I am only 9.But I am kind of not because of what jody said.But lets just hope Idont die and i have me at

Cherry says:

July 24, 2007, 1:45 am

I believe this story…..can anyone tell me if they have proof of all this whispering etc?

loves2spooge says:

August 26, 2007, 2:24 am

Eluding the police trying to get to this place is scarier than actually being there. There is no place to park on the street. If you park on the street the police will just go down there and arrest you. The only way to get to spider gates is parking at the landfill where you can hide your car and sprinting like .5 mile and hope that no cop cars come down the street. (It’s Leicester these cops have nothing better to do we saw a cop go by 3 times in 2 hours)

jeff says:

September 15, 2007, 2:49 pm

well its not technically a house its a cemetary, and if anyone has stayed there overnight is a liar because no one can stay there without police and you must notify them before you go inside so YOU DONT GET ARRESTED!!! if heard stories i believe there is some kind of presence due to the fact a girl was killed there in the tunnel and someone hung themself there a long time ago, bad energy brings bad things.

Coley says:

September 30, 2007, 2:23 pm

I went to Spider gates in 2004 with a boyfriend who is now an ex. He used to ride his dirt bike in the woods around the cemetary as a kid and was arrested and his dirt bike was taken away. We went together and there were some people wearing all black walking around. We were more scared of those weird visitors than of the cemetary which was not scary at all. You never know what kind of people may read this website notice that young people are going in the woods unarmed and vulnerable. People have been killed there, you must remember that it is near Worcester a city with gangs and you could end up getting raped or stabbed instead of just a little scare. So please kids, teens, and all alike DON’T GO IN THE WOODS, REAL PEOPLE CAN BE SCARIER THAN GHOSTS! That’s why the police watch it so much hello!?

fallen says:

October 9, 2007, 7:19 pm

Please keep in mind that what is haunted to some might not be to others. I think only some people can see ghosts. Those who believe and those who are a little more sensitive than others.

So if you haven’t seen, felt, smelt, or heard anything maybe you aren’t opened minded enough. But that doesn’t mean that what others say isn’t true.

My name says:

October 12, 2007, 12:53 am

Too bad the other 7 gates are invisible!

chris says:

October 15, 2007, 11:13 pm

I lived in worcester my whole life, and as a teen I did my share of trying to scare other teens by bringing them there, and scaring the heck out of them back in the 70’s. It is spooky place only because of all the stories,and peoples imagination. I never seen or herd anything other than other people that were there at the same time. It is a very nice old cemetary with beautiful head stones which have been ruined over the years buy young adults. I’ts a cool place to visit, but at the same time have respect for the dead. happy haunting

ana says:

October 17, 2007, 5:39 pm

I’ve been to the Spider Gates in worcester. I went with my sister and her now ex boyfriend. We didn’t see anything, but I had a nasty feeling like I was being watched…He told us a few things that happened there. Some were: There was a man found hanging off a tree, and the rope was still on the branch, a little girl was killed there, a little boy had been seen and people sometime had found a little boy’s shoe. I think if you believe then you might hear and see things.

Lynn says:

October 26, 2007, 11:30 am


I will tell you what has been told over the years. My Gram would be 130 and her story was that there were 8 gates at one time. The last original one was iron and had an iron spider at the top. The story we all heard was that a young girl died after her fiance was killed. Evidently she killed herself. They buried her without her engagement ring and at a certain time of year she is supposed to be up crying and looking for it. My son was taken,along with a group from church on that particular night by the priest. He saw nothing. I have been there but only in the day. We were raised in Tatnuck which is about 1 1/2 miles from spider gates. Quakers still have their own church in Worcester. Most were cloistered and thus chose an isolated spot in which to bury their dead.
It is spooky.

Kurstyn says:

October 26, 2007, 12:29 pm

ive been to spiders gate.but the more u beleive in whats really there.the more you can see,
ive seen one gate,over and over again.
that may LEAD you to beleive there is more than one.

and i was born and raised in worcester.
gone to spidersgate very holloween/.
then cops started busting the place.when you enter you may feel as if somone is following you. and u might get a little jumpy.stay calm.thats how people get scared and pass out.
ive done itt.
the leagends that people had died.may be true,
this place can make you prtty insane f you beleive hard enough.
dont get caught.
have fun.
the energy in this place can change your carefull.dont go aone.
everyone needs a vidio camra.
catch everthing,
remenmber everything.
people may thnk our crazy when you tell them what you encounterd. but who cares.youll have proof.
i wnet wit no camra nothing.and ive seen **** that i wont tel anyone,
you kno why.
because none will bevieve me.

susy says:

October 27, 2007, 12:26 am

You people can visit the sight at spider gates .com, then click on the guy who did a search an found nothing, at the end he shows pictures, there is only ONE agte, then he has pic on it where people got back to him, one is a green boy in the tree, lol, the other is if ya look good its just a tree in the back ground with leaves but they say its a boy, come on people you are just giving these peope, they are called people who kinda own it, the attention they want, any cemetary is creepy, an gee if ya go at night **** I would be scared of any queit place at night, WAKE UP.

mary says:

October 29, 2007, 11:59 am

hey im really interested in this place whether its haunted or not i just really like cemetaries. could someone please email me directions

comet says:

October 29, 2007, 1:37 pm

For God’s sake, will you people learn to spell! Most of these posts were unreadable because of poor spelling and grammar. It’s right in the rules, people!And, your stories are not quite as belivable when they’re hard to read!

Emily says:

October 30, 2007, 9:13 am

It was reported that Spider Gates was closed to the public after September 11th. I heard this on another website (I don’t remember what website) and I wasn’t sure if it was true. When do they allow people into Spider Gates?

wes says:

October 31, 2007, 7:01 pm

**** ****.. Give me a break.

archide says:

November 6, 2007, 3:55 pm

I just cannot believe how stupid people are, learn how to spell and write, fricken idiots, the spirits are smarter than you so go figure you can’t see them.

howie says:

November 10, 2007, 10:58 pm

My bro went up there with his collage freinds to scare them. And my uncle had a manican up there and they got busted by the police for trespassing. i’ve been there tones of times any never seen nothing its just creepy cuz its so old and i guess a witch is buried there

Bob Fogwell says:

November 14, 2007, 9:15 pm

I have been to this place 10 or so times and I haven’t found anything worth being afraid of. No bad feelings, no brushing against me, no noise, no movement. Just hours of uneventful stuff. Somewhere around Douglas I did find a very scary cemetery that I would bet my life that it’s haunted.

Kevin says:

December 1, 2007, 6:23 pm

Just so everyone knows, every graveyard is no trespassing from Dusk til Dawn in Mass, and Spider Gates is 24 Hour No Trespassing. If caught, you will be arrested.

That in mind, from the stories, I pictured a huge spanning graveyard, from pictures online, its a tiny neighborhood cemetery, leave these fine peoples families to rest.

Dani says:

January 7, 2008, 11:57 am

I went to Spider Gates with my friend about a year ago. Nothing really happened when we were in the cemetary, but when we were walking down the dirt path from the road we ran into this weird guy. I mean he was a really freaky looking older guy. He stopped us and asked us what we were doing there and we told him that we were there cause of the places reputation. He then smiled at us and walked away..really creepy. I dont know about ghosts there but there are some real weirdos..dont go alone.

Rachel says:

January 14, 2008, 5:05 pm

I have also lived like 10 min away from spider gates and have been there many times. first of all the gates that are there now are not the original gates, the new ones were put in around the late 70s (donâ??t quote me, I donâ??t know the exact date) the ones that are there now donâ??t really look like spiders at all funny enough. also for the 8 gates of hell thing…I donâ??t think there are 8 gates, I have only seen the 2 gates at the entrance and then there is the stone walls that surround it. Spider gates is now private property,so going there is trespassing sadly.

rachelle says:

January 17, 2008, 10:08 pm

this is a gay *** website i dont believe that therr is any kind of dead or creepy asss goast n diss piece mah name is rachelle

brandi says:

January 17, 2008, 10:13 pm

heyy u stupid people p fesh is in the house and u all need to shut the fck up. ya gates r gayyy and my name is brandi

muffynbear says:

February 3, 2008, 3:30 am


My bf lives 15 minutes away. First off, it is located in Leicester, not Worcester, but near Worcester Airport. It’s located near a landfill. My bf and I went there one day, it’s just pretty boring. The gate is pretty cool to look at though. We walked all the way up the hill and there were these two guys sitting there in front of the gates and one of them was taking a piss on the ground…lol. Don’t believe the hype folks, it’s just a small cemetary surrounded by a bunch of trees and paths. Nothing more. It’s mostly urban legend.

christine says:

March 2, 2008, 7:29 pm

Wow that is soooooo ******* creepy.Has anyone you have this happen to them?

christine says:

March 2, 2008, 7:30 pm

Wow that is soooooo ******* creepy.Has anyone you know have this happen to them?

Mikey says:

March 4, 2008, 5:13 am

I have lives almost all my life in Worcester and at one time packed 13 people in a little tiny car to go spend the night there…Spider gates has recently been renovated an its nicely maintained but earlier years it was just a hole in the wall. To chear things up…there is not 8 walls nor is there any sheds or anything else. There is on 2 foot brick wall surrounding the cemetary and then thats it, go over it an ur in a swamp where people ride dirtbikes and quads all year. It does have some real old graves an most of them are related to others. I belive its family plots. Ranging from the early 1700s to the late 1800s an I believe couple are in the early 1900s.
It is still a historical location, a place from the past.

Mikey says:

March 4, 2008, 6:13 am

Spider Gates is not private property but restrictions have been placed on it. visitation times are from dust till dawn an anytime after dark is classified as tresspassing…only reason being: People partying there making a mess of the area with beer cans an broken bottles an even before the renovation the spraypaint on the archway saying ” Anyone with a name starting with S will Die!” (Scared the literal poop out of my brother who’s name is Steven lol), also the dirtbikes an quads do sometimes use the gate on the road to get there bikes out of the woods, So it does get maintained an not destroyed as are the other older cemetarys I have been to that people are dicks an knock over headstones and break real old ones in half just to be a numbnuts.

Spookyfreak says:

March 15, 2008, 3:36 pm

hi the cementary sounds so cool
and spooky I really would like to go!
Good thing I live really close!

Tifanny says:

March 25, 2008, 5:12 pm

guess what my dad and i went there and we well he almost made to the eigth gate he was telling me he didnt belive in ghosts but he eventualy fainted!!!!!!!!!!! i started crying and i started seeing things and acting verry odd

shawn says:

March 29, 2008, 10:22 pm

I grew up in Worcester so I,ve heard all the stories and made many trips up there growing up.Never saw anything super-natural,but saw something strange once. I moved 30 miles west to small town and one day in school history class we got into big spider gates discussion. our teacher told us that at one time the origanal cemetary was plotted into 7 sections. (that would be 8 walls)there were two sections in use once and the remaining 5 were decommisoned to make way for the rte 56 resevoir.It turned into an engineering nightmare when construction turned the second section into a hill and wash away tombstones and stuff like that. so the second section was moved and one was left. and no ones been berried there in centurys.
according to my history teacher.
some of the other students wanted me to take them there wich i did. we brought a cam-corder and found a
tombstone from 1987, wich doesn’t jive with teachers story. so they confronted our teacher who maintaned his story of no one being berried there in some time.
however they had the video tape as proof.
but when the tape was veiwed the headstone part was all scratched out.
we returned to spider gates but couldn’t find the
marker. i swore it was just thru the front gate, maybe ten feet to the right, maybe twenty,i don’t know. but we can’t find it, i’m not saying it ain’t there i just can’t seem to find it. so maybe it aint,
i’m sure it was there that day we all stared at it for awile discussing it.???

SleepyHollow says:

March 30, 2008, 6:47 pm

I went to the location “spider gates” just today. I did some research before I went, found out that it is called Friends Cemetery, owned privately and maintained by the Quakers. The location was not easy to find, but I did find it. It is located off of Mannville St. in Leicester, Ma. It is unmarked and you can not see it from the road. There is a path that leads down into the woods along side of the airport. There are tall airport lights , and it is down this path that you come to the gates. I found the one gate with symbols of sun-rays (some people think look like spider webs). The area is fairly quiet, however not far from many side streets, and residential properties. The site is very well kept, and very pristine. There is just a humble cemetery with some very old graves, as well as some very new ones, 2003 was the newest that I could find. Inside the cemetery the light from the sky came through the trees and provided a lot of light. There is a stone wall on all sides, and the gate at the front is the only gate remaining. There are some stray concrete posts, I am told they mark where a small Quaker house was once a meeting place. There are paths in three directions, one leads to a main road, another to a secondary road and a third I did not explore but it appeared to be another route back to the main road. There were no abandoned houses, or other objects. I did not find a cave, or any other gates. I found nothing out of the ordinary. I have been to some spooky places, this however, was not one of them. I would say that it was fascinating to visit, I am sure at night it might be creepy because of the location near the airport, landfill and roads. The woods are thick outside of the cemetery, and maybe this is how it got its legend? I think that many of the places like this, especially New England hold so much history that the imagination just takes hold and conjures up visions of terror, fear and the unknown.

megan says:

April 12, 2008, 6:56 pm

Somebody please give me directions on how to get to this so called “spider gates”. I would love to experience something like this first-hand.

mark says:

April 13, 2008, 11:44 pm

I havent been there ever, but as far as the eight gates thing, it’s not eight gates to enter the cemetary. How i head it from a friend is that there are landmarks in the woods that make up the other 7 and the cemetary gate is the first gate.

smart kid says:

April 14, 2008, 9:25 pm

I heard about Spider Gates from my social studies teacher and it sounded like bull to me so I decided I should go check it out with a group of friends. The cemetery is not that hard to find if you have a GPS in your car. It is a dirt path blocked with gate so vehicles can’t get down the path and it is directly across from the end of the runway. The path is a bit long and if you have heard the rumors about it, you will probably be a bit scared but you shouldn’t be because it’s just a normal cemetery. Now let me clear one thing up, there is only one gate, not eight. We went about a third of a mile back in the woods and there is nothing there. The cemetery itself is very normal and nothing out of the ordinary. There are a few paths that go around the woods near the cemetery. One of them that i took goes down to a stream and then we crossed that and went about 100yrds back and there was just the backside of a house from the mainroad so we headed back. The only thing relatively creepy about Spider Gates is that satanists make strange symbols on the trees. Like I said, Spider Gates is just an ordinary private cemetery where people are buried.

smart kid says:

April 14, 2008, 9:30 pm

Tiffany, you’re comment is bull. There are not 8 gates. Only one.

Lisa says:

April 27, 2008, 12:55 pm

I live in Massachusetts not far from this place. There are several wonderful old cemeteries around the state. I can say the reason for police watching these old cemeteries is because of those that invade and destroy. These places are history of those whom have passed. They need not be destroyed or ruined by those who venture in for the wrong reasons other then to view the interesting grave stones. There is no stone rubbing because it destroys the older tombstones to where they are unreadable. There has been in the past at times where others (those whom don’t appreciate history) have tampered with the graves. Therefore the towns and cities in which you will find these wonderful places want to protect them from idiots who have a lack of respect for the dead and for the history in which they preserve in these places. By all means if stated private property respect that or get permission. Locals do pay attention and do alert authorities. Show some respect and common sense. On another note: Some people are more in tune to connection with the past and or even another spiritual realm. Some do not. I do believe this. Yes, stories do play a part in how one views such places. I know I enjoy a good scary story. I don’t degrade anyone for what they want to believe.

Brad Welch says:

May 1, 2008, 7:21 am

this is true i went with my cuz Josh my friends Rhys Jack and James i sed ill go to the woods and this is scary i saw myself exactly the same then it looked at me and sumhow i was like SHHITTTTT and ran but i couldnt leave i called all my friends they never heard me so i had to but then Josh came and pulled me out the woods and we legged it i was like that was crazy **** i still seem to have a connection there

some guy says:

May 10, 2008, 10:06 pm

Look! The truth is, Spider Gates Cemetary has been known to house spiders within the cemetary. This is very true and I recommend anyone wishing to witness this for themselves be prepared to encounter many spiders and spiderwebs. I’m still horrified from my experience at spidergates. Oh and for the eight gates…well I only witnessed one gate and I believe the other seven if there ever were…were destroyed and consumed by the many spiders that occupy the cemetary. Proceed with extreme caution!

nikirollerblades says:

May 29, 2008, 3:38 pm

When I went to the Spider Gates, I too, did not experience anything out of the norm. When exiting the “8th Gate” we were met by two cops who told us they found a body pretty much exactly where we were standing a week or two before. Then we found a meat grinder just randomly on the ground. First, I won’t go there again due to that fact. Second, it was not haunted at all. My grandmother’s house is haunted and you can usually always tell when something is in fact haunted whether its a chill, or just a feeling. This was NOT haunted.

Eric says:

June 8, 2008, 2:49 pm

I personally have dozens of family members (Southwick) buried at Spidergate. My great uncle Thomas paid to have one of the gates reproduced after it was vandalized/stolen. He is now buried there. Keep in mind that this is private property and the cemetery is still in use. If you visit this place, treat it with respect.

Lauren says:

June 27, 2008, 2:09 pm

I went there three times at night back in 2000 with my friends, and now I will never go back there again (due to my fear of whatever might be down there, and also the cops). I’ve been in other cemetaries at night, but no place has ever matched the terrible feeling of fear that I got from being in this one. I experienced a lot of scary things, such as odd noises and things seen out of the corner of my eye, (which could have been my imagination.) What wasn’t my imagination was that the river behind the cemetary did have satanic graffiti sprayed on the rocks near it. This was back in 2000, so I can’t say if it’s still there now, but back then someone was down there either trying to scare other people or messing around with things they don’t understand.

The second time my friends and I went there I was too afraid to get out of the car and stayed behind with another friend. Three of our other friends walked down the path and came running as fast as they could back to the car about 5 minutes later. They all swore they saw a girl leaning up against a gravestone holding a baby in her arms with a candle in front of her. They saw her when they got to the gate, and almost as soon as they saw her, the candle blew out and my friends ran away. One night, three years after this happened my friend called me on the phone crying because she and some other friends had been talking about Spidergates and she was still afraid of what she had seen that night. It could have just been kids down there partying, but my friends said they saw only this one girl and no one else. There was also no noise that you would expect to hear from a bunch of teenagers hanging out and no other cars along the road.

I live about 20 minutes east of Worcester and almost everyone I’ve ever talked to about Spidergates has either been there and experienced something strange, or has friend who has a story about something weird happening in the place. One of my co-workers went down there in the 80’s during the daytime, and walked through the woods behind the cemetary. She came across an old, very run down shack, and when she looked inside the windows, a big full-course meal was set out on the table, although no one was inside or nearby. When she and her friends went back a days later, they couldn’t find the shack even though they were looking in the exact same area behind the river.

I’m really surprised that so many of you went there and experienced nothing at all!

Erin says:

July 16, 2008, 2:44 pm

Hi, I had a chance to enter Spider Gates one time but one of the people with a bunch of us didn’t want to leave his motorcycle by the street. So because of him we all left.

George says:

July 26, 2008, 5:17 pm

ok I am a investigator and I will be glad to tell you that there are not eight gates to this cemetery there is ony the one which is the front entrance. there are no gates in a museum anywhere either. but I am not going to say that there are not any unknown forces there that have scared people and started the stories but they are definately over exaggerated.

danielle says:

July 30, 2008, 5:34 pm

ok this website is so stupid none of these stories are true we used to live on the street of the black well house and weve been inside! i even stayed the night there get your stories right

Pedro says:

August 1, 2008, 4:56 pm

I went to Spider Gates last weekend. They spoke to me. They are coming for you.

danielle says:

August 1, 2008, 5:37 pm

hey pedro your comment makes no sense

Stephanie says:

August 9, 2008, 4:45 pm

I have never been to this place but will be heading there soon..i have bee to another cemetary in CT where im from, and with the naed eye no you wont see n e may hear some things but you most likely wont see n e thing..if u want to see something what you need to do is take a camara..most likely a digital since thats what we all have nowadays..but jus snap random pics and u will see orbs some high some low n if u go with friends have someone talk to them sincerely n take take a few pics of that person n not only will u see that the more pic u take he more orbs u’ll see but u’ll also see a certain orb following that person..its interesting when you go with othe people who believe in this stuff

niki says:

August 21, 2008, 9:21 pm

So, if all this stuff is true about the ‘gates’ and ‘hell portals’ – what about the town maintenance crews who mow the lawn? Are their mowers and weedwhackers impervious to paranormal phenomenon? I figure that if you’d die – there would be a hell of a turnover on the DPW of Spencer.

maineghosthunters says:

September 1, 2008, 2:04 pm

Maine Ghost Hunters recently went to Spider Gates. We had a wonderful experience on the grounds. It was a peaceful and serene place. Very clean, very well kept, and very well cared for. There have been burials as recent as 2008 (so within this past year). So… let us address some of the rumors about Spider Gates

1. White Ooze – we did not notice any ooze anywhere in the vicinity. We did notice squished up mushrooms, however, and they seems to be blobs of liquid in certain places, but this was due to the rotting fungus. Nothing at all unusual.

2. The grounds are derelict or abandoned – This couldn’t be further from the truth. These grounds are immaculate and clearly cared for on a very regular basis.

3. There are 8 gates – Again, not at all true. There is 1 gated entrance to the cemetery, no more, no less.

A brief synopsis of the location is that it is a beautiful cemetery tucked back into the woods of Leicester, Massachusetts. It’s nothing short of a wonderfully serene location that is well cared for and currently in use by the Quakers who own it.

Michelle says:

September 10, 2008, 1:48 pm

OK….let’s get a few rumors straight!
when I was a kid, everyone said there’s was a cemetary you could got to that had 8 gates of hell. If you jumped over the 8th one, you die… I’ve been there myself, there are pathways in which you follow to enter the other gates, it is the most uneasy feeling, I did not see anything however, beyond the 8th gate, there’s a huge cliff, if you jump over it….yaaa, you’ll die!
well Maine ghost hunters….I hate to inform you of your lovely story of it being so clean and maintained…you were not in Spider Gates.
There are may cemeteries beyond that!

Why don’t you go back and check them out!

Donna says:

September 14, 2008, 5:35 pm

i’ve lived in Worcester, MA my whole life and yeah, everyone thinks that Spider Gates Cemetary is haunted! Well it isn’t. Although it is very interesting to go and look around. Almost everyone buried in that cemetary lived before the Revolutionary War. And yes, the cemetary is guarded very closely by the Leicester Police Dept. and it’s very hard to get in there at night no matter how hard you try.

Marie says:

September 14, 2008, 8:30 pm

Why can’t people go into cemetaries? As long as your respectful of the place, clean p after yourself,and (of course), leave property intact- what is wrong. Cemetaries could even charge so someone could keep watch. Everyone in happy, and it could keep the place productive. I know that seems disrespectfl, but aren’t people doing it anyway, whether in the name of science, curiosity, or outright thrill seeking? This way we could preserve the cemetaies or historical sites which are being torndown, moved, and paved over for more profitable or convenient developments.

angie says:

September 21, 2008, 5:47 pm

I’ve heard alot about this place, but I’ve never been.
It’s wierd, though, because I’ve heard of another “seven gates to hell” being in carlisle, ma on a few other websites and fro friends. Has anyone else heard of this?

Dave says:

September 24, 2008, 2:27 pm

I’ve been here, There are not 8 gates, only one. It is a creepy place, but i wouldn’t go as far as saying it is haunted. The cemetery is used for satanic rituals, you can see whip marks on the oak trees in the center.

Jen says:

September 24, 2008, 2:35 pm

There is only 1 gate with a spider on it that has 8 legs, Not 8 gates!!!!!

steve says:

September 26, 2008, 11:46 pm

Has anyone ever had any respect before? This place is as haunted as the cemetery your closest relatives are buried in. Leave the place alone and go there to explore nature and old gravestones, not to be spooked out or cause mischief, It’s a place of rest you morons!

Sasha says:

October 17, 2008, 6:24 pm

You bunch of freaks with no life…. I have one question for everyone.. want to visit hell??? wait until you are dead and stay away from my grave.
Sasha Smith grave stone #52120
I dare you to look for me!!!

Wayne says:

October 18, 2008, 11:20 am

I have had a few unexplainable things happen to me but never actually seen a ghost before and what I saw back in 2006 at spider gates is still unexplainable to me but it was creepy. I met this girl who was reallt into ghost hunting and wanted me to prove myself so she sent me in by myself with a camera and walkie talkie, I felt fine not scared just wondering what the hell i was doing on a friday night. I got to the gate and she told me to look up the tree with the camera which was supposedly charged and when i got halfway up it died. So I left since I couldnt see a damn thing with no light. Then a week later she sent me in with one of her friends, again i felt fine and we saw nothing. I went a third time out of curiousity and even though i have been there 4 times before and never felt scared or anything this time was different i felt angry and clamy and when I got to the end of the first path where the opening and stream is, I saw in the distance where the fork is a glowing orange orb or light. I have no clue what it was but it wasn’t bouncing up and down like a person walking with a lantern and it was slowly moving from the left toward the gate. So I freaked not knowing what it was and booked it back towards the road, then I stopped and said no way I gotta see what it was and when I went back it was gone and that freaked me out more than seeing it so I left and didnt even go to the cemetary. Wierd.

tim says:

October 25, 2008, 11:26 am

I,m in my late thity’s and when i was in my teens me and 5 friends went to this place , it was on a back road past a little stand called hot dog annies a school, and worc. airport! we went in as sun was going down we saw one gate to a small cemetary, a few walls after that looked like remains of what might be other small atached cemetarys we walked for a good ways came across a chain blocking the old road/path and what looked to be a old nounns monistary? and what happened next scared the **** out of us !the path that we had just come up a old model a pickup was comming we all hid , the truck stopped with in feet of us some one got out then got in and drove back into the woods, the thing is there are no roads or opening other the the gates and a vehicle let alone a model a pickup could make it threw !did i mention the path was block several time with trees and landfill ! TRUE STORY ON MY DAUGHTERS LIFE! PS. NO BEERS OR WEED ! THAT CAME AFTER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Albert of Fitchburg mass says:

November 6, 2008, 2:29 pm

I just had went to spider gates last night. took a long while to get there beacuse of the fact that it is set about a football field back into the woods after a yellow gate you go past which is trust passing. But we walked down a trail that looks pretty regulary used probly from the quakers the owners of Quakers cemetery a.k.a(Spider gates) bte the gates are not spiders its more or a sun looking design. but so we go threw the only gates in the place (the ones you enter) looked around its a very small place and there is an uprise in the middle were the old Quaker house was but nothing scary its all mental but id say GO!! its funn dont destroy the place i wish i could give you a adress but there isnt one its off it the woods by the airport! GOOD TIME and anyone to go there bring flash light its dark at night! thanks for reading!

brittany says:

November 12, 2008, 5:26 pm

im only 12 years old and i deffinatly know that if your a non believer and you go to a place like that you can get seriously hurt or killed because ghost will do anything to make you believe that the are there. So just a word of advice…dont be a non believer in things like this cause its real believe it.

Jamie says:

December 20, 2008, 2:05 am

Okay my family is buried in one half of the graveyard, my family owns the cemetary and it is private property. I have been to Spider Gates a lot of times and there is one gate and there has not been any deaths from heart attacks and my whole life, and my familys life in the graveyard no one has seen a ghost.

andy says:

December 28, 2008, 2:02 pm

hi i was just looking up about most huanted paces in worcester if someone could could they email me back some proof becuase im stil not sure of this mystery and send me the directions to it becuase i want to go solve it bymyself thabkyou.

elliot swann says:

January 7, 2009, 6:19 pm

ok im 13 and this place was not scary at all

1) there is only one gate
2) i have been to many “haunted” places and this place was no different
3) i have studied the place and have found no info on some one dieing

douchebag says:

February 18, 2009, 3:52 pm

dah **** it im sleeping there tonight

somekid says:

February 25, 2009, 11:43 pm

hiii i went to spidergates with like 4 of my buddies and my girlfriend one night because we heard it was going to be wiicked scary.BUT GUESS WHAT…it sucked it wasnt scary what so ever and we eneded up getting chased by some guy with a shotgun because somehow it led to his property and then we got arrested. DONT GO THERE ITS A WAIST OF TIME AND NOT WORTH HAVING A RECORD FROM IT.

Brian says:

March 9, 2009, 1:50 pm

I was there one night and I saw ghosts, aliens, and even Satan himself appeared before me. Now I’m not sure if that was because this place is extremely haunted, or if it was due to the fact that the 6 hits of mescaline I took got the best of me. I guess what I’m trying to say is if you want to see ghosts, then you have to trip very hard!

daneil says:

April 2, 2009, 1:53 pm

hello, I went to spider gates about a month maybe more ago. i went with legit pagans( the white kind) and the only thing that was seen was a strange blue light. though an airport is adjacent to the forest walk, there were no planes due to the time we went. No police patrolled this area as we left and came back 3 different times that night, finally leaving around 5:00am. No hidden pictures of “ghosts” were seen either. Having been to a large amount of “haunted places” in the new england area i can say that this is not haunted. sorry to all of those who have said “i found 8 gates” your full of shat!!!!! there is one metal/rod iron gate with a spider-ish symbol, nothing more.

edward bliss says:

April 11, 2009, 7:12 am

its truly not haunted

blondie j says:

May 12, 2009, 3:23 pm

iv’e been there, and i really dont think you people believe in gosts because when i went there it was during the day, and when i went towards the back there WAS a strage strong felling like that mede me chill i didnt want to tell my friends while we were in there cause i was scared already, there are eight gates theres just not in gate form they are little enternces from the woods.after i got home and looked at the pictures there were strange bubble like blotches on my pictures as in some kind of spirit most of them were by the big tree. but if any of you really want to get freaked out go to witches hollow thats some real scarey stuff!

edward bliss says:

May 12, 2009, 11:28 pm

spider gates is def haunted and i last night went there.i saw witches goblins and ghosts as its halloween.and i would have gotten away with it if not for meddling kids

Kate says:

May 29, 2009, 5:06 pm

I went to college in Leicester and six of us ventured to Spider Gates one night. We never saw anything but we definitely heard strange unexplainable noises. We spent an hour just walking and and waiting for more things to happen. Nothing really spooky happened but there was a definite presence there. It felt like we were being watched and followed. Once you read the stories and decide to go, you do feel scared but trust me there are scarier places to go.

Tara says:

July 2, 2009, 10:25 pm

I have been to Spider Gates in the past but have not been there in around 15 yrs and will probably never go back. Yes, it haunted. Yes, there is a path way in the back that is in the shape of a pentagram. There is also security that go through their frequently and there is also meetings that go on at night- not sure if its KKK or devil worshippers, or whatever, but I can tell you, just looking at pics of the cemetary gives me anxiety. Go there with a ouija board, sit on 2 grave stones with the board on your knees, and ask it questions. I did that once, very scary experience and doubt Ill ever touch one of those again.

edward bliss says:

July 3, 2009, 4:49 am

i hear its haunted but i doubt it or its selective its spirits.i think its just kids fooling around or something but who knows really guys.too many teenagers and they are often notorious for goose cahsing thrill seeking dumb assed tales.but alot of adults too unfortunately.yous think some people would grow up.its nice to be scared at halloween time and share some spooky ghosts stories.but thats all they ever really are

lasy says:

July 11, 2009, 11:27 pm

This cemetary is in leicester ma, not worcester.

Anon says:

August 26, 2009, 5:29 pm

The reason there are cops is because the cemetery is PRIVATE PROPERTY.
You can believe it’s haunted, or you can believe it’s bull, but the thing about “ghost hunting” is that you either have to have permission or it has to be public property. Don’t trespass on private property or risk getting arrested or legal trouble with the cops just for a cheap thrill. Yes, there are things we can’t explain, and who knows, maybe we shouldn’t tamper with it. But if you’re going to tamper with the supernatural, make sure you’re doing it legally and safely. The reason Spidergates is hard to find is because it’s a private cemetery that the owners and families of those who are burried there do not want to deal with ghost hunters and vandals. If my family member was burried there i’d be devastated because no one leaves this place alone. Let them rest in peace, already!

Janna says:

September 18, 2009, 4:57 am

Hey everyone, I lived in worcester my whole life, I have also been up to spider Gates numerous occasions and if you want to find paranormal activity you will find it in that cemetary. I never believed in the paranormal until i had visited that cemetary with a couple friends of mine, well that was when i was 14 and now im 25.. The last time i was up there was the last and final time i went up there. I don’t even like talking about this it makes me well i can’t even explain the way that place makes me feel, all i know is please im begging all of you to stay away from there that place is the real deal. I could tell you my story i could show you the pictures i have i can show you my EVP sessions and tell you what happened to me, and then maybe you guys will take that place seriously, if you have any questions feel free to e-mail me

Jay says:

October 3, 2009, 3:32 pm

Im Jay.
I have not been to Quaker Cemetery yet.
BUt i would like to say to all the people say there is only one gate,
yes there is only one us as moralts can see.
But due to the fact its also called “The Eight Gates to Hell”
the Eight gates arent ones we can see,
they are only onse that the spirt life are able to see,
So we wouldn’t see them.
They would know when we pass each “gate”.
But thats only what i think,
i really find this stuff intresting so…yea

Renea says:

October 4, 2009, 10:23 pm

spider gates doesnt even have 8 gates.

Keith says:

October 31, 2009, 5:53 pm

The cemetery to go to is the Pine St cemetery in Leicester anyone born in or around Worcester knows thats the cemetery to get some real action that place if for sure HAUNTED! Claims have been an Indian in a full Headress and an older guy that sits on the BENCH go and hang around you’ll see Good Luck you’ll need it P.S. the witching hour is when the Indian and old man have been seen also note the Indian had a tomahawk and will follow you no bull here

keith says:

October 31, 2009, 5:56 pm

Anyone that grew up in or around worcester know the Pine St. cemetery in Leicester is the place to be. The witching hr is the time watch for the following Indian in full headress and the old man sitting on the bench good luck no bull here

Jenna says:

November 8, 2009, 12:04 am

I was at this cemetery 2 weeks ago. It is creepy but nothing happened. Nothing came up on film, EVP. Nothing touched us, nothing stirred in the woods. I was quite disappointed.

Jamin says:

November 22, 2009, 5:17 am

Just got back from Spider Gates. What a wasted trip! Yeah, it was dark and in the woods. BIG DEAL!!! It’s a little private cemetery. There’s no 8 gates! Who are the morons that came up with that stupidity? Not even scary. We walked around laughing for christ’s sake! THERE ARE NO COPS EITHER!!! Anyone who says that just doesn’t want you to go! Pine St. Cemetery was a joke too! MA SUCKS!!!!!!!!

Kit Silver says:

November 29, 2009, 5:59 pm

Has anyone ever heard of the old worchester state hospital? How about grafton job corps? Confused yet? As far as i have found the gates are not within this cemetery but near it…there are dorms on site of grafton job corps and tunnels that run for miles underground. this is where the gates are. it is quite possible that while underground it could run all the way to the cemetary but i’m not sure…as for the tunnels well, i wouldn’t go back.

sam hain says:

November 30, 2009, 12:10 pm

you know why nothing happened at quaker cemetary i went there on halloween i met the indian and he showed me how to grow corn and make some things then i killed him and took his land and then i put the old man in a home cuz he shouldnt be wandering around at his age.. your all ***** no such things as ghosts you see things cuz your scared its dark youve heard stories and your mind fills the rest in go here or any other haunted place if you wanna be dissapointed or you could stay home turn out the lights and pretend there are ghosts right in your own home save time and money you know i did see a ghost at the bottom of a local lake all you have to do is jump in swim to the bottom and stay there till you meet him RETARDS..

Cassy says:

December 12, 2009, 2:17 am

First, Spider gates has only one gate and that gate is the main gate and it’s called spider gates because the main gate looks like a spider’s web. Second it is privately owned by a family & is off limits during the night, and if you should get caught you’ll probably get sent to jail over night or what ever they do to people who are in the cemetery after dark.

And the owners themselves said they never in all the time that they’ve lived there had any paranormal experiences. So the cemetery is nothing but a quiet graveyard with people in it that have since long passed on. I mean the cemetery is in the woods after all and there are animals, so half the sounds people are hearing is probably just animals running around and making noises.

alex says:

December 15, 2009, 10:57 am

ive lived in worcester mass for 15 years, my whole life. ive heard stories about it from my aunt since shes been there. im going there next week with her. basically its people that strongly believe in ghosts,demens,and witches and practice there witchcraft in the woods. there dressed in alll black, and if you go i guess you get a curse? idk. im going and ill see what happends. i barley “believe it”. but the stories deff made me piss myself! haha

m.o.c says:

March 8, 2010, 10:39 pm

I remember years ago(about 40 yrs ago) when I was a teen,there was a house in
ashland with a mailbox written in red “blood” well the poor mans last name was Blood . Everyone called him Captain Blood and parked in front of his house and generally harrased the poor man. I guess he finally got sick of it and came running out saying “if you don’t get out of here the blood on the mailbox will be yours!” needless to say we left him alone. When we are young we love to be scared ,but let the dead rest in peace they cannot harm you.

jaime says:

March 17, 2010, 3:27 am

Quaker Cemetery (SpiderGate)is a beautiful old cemetery with many very old grave sites dating back into the 1700’s. Many of the plots are inhabited by entire families, with several generations laid to rest side by side. As with any cemetery, it is to be respected when visited. I dont know about it being haunted, but we went here during a blue moon in the mid 90’s and it was absolutely amazing.

Bill Waggins says:

June 24, 2010, 5:28 pm

This is serious stuff.

Some really frightening things have happened in this place to a lot of people. Really bad things. Authorities and people associated with the burial ground are petrified of the liability, so they post stuff where this place is mentioned denying that anything unusual has ever happened. Those of us who live in the area know better. Many of us have seen the elderly couple who dematerializes into thin air on the far side of the cemetery opposite the gates.

It’s OK to visit in the daytime, as long as you’re quiet, respectful, and don’t do any damage. Skip the cars, and take bikes there. Any cars seen parked on the street will attract cops. Halloween Day is not a good idea since the place is heavily patrolled to prevent problems. Going there at night on any day is taking serious risk of something bad happening. I’m not afraid of haunted houses, ghosts or other happenings, but this place gives me serious creeps. I will not go there after dusk. Ever.

Bill Waggins says:

June 24, 2010, 5:32 pm

The eight gates are not physical ones. They’re areas along the wall where there is a feeling that you can pass through the granite. It’s hard to describe, but once someone points them out, you’ll understand.

Bart Samuelson says:

June 24, 2010, 5:45 pm

Doing anything to vandalize, desecrate, or damage ANYTHING in that place will not only open you to charges, arrest and prosecution, but it will very possibly earn a curse by the spirits who guard the place. All of the people in my high school class who passed before their time all partied there or did some damage. Although it makes sense to show respect to the families who have relatives buried there, there are more serious reasons to behave yourself. Doing damage is so very uncool, and very stupid.

Nick DiLeo says:

August 30, 2010, 3:35 am

I went there at 3 AM, there is NOT 8 gates, it is one very small burial ground and it’s not scary at all. I’ve known about this place for 3 years and I drove 75 miles to get there and was very disappointed in what I found. However, I did climb the huge tower up the path past the gates. I figured oging very late would make it a little scarier, I heard nothing, I saw nothing, it kinda sucked. But I am glad I went.

Owen Boudreau says:

September 1, 2010, 3:00 pm

Some of the things in this write-up is true. But the part about the 8 gates is just a rumor. I have been a resident of Worcester, MA my whole life. And have been coming to Spider Gates since I was 6. I believe this place could possibly be haunted due to past paranormal expiriences in the place. In conclusion there is only 1 gate in the entire place. But inside this one gate spooky things have been known to happen. Trust me.

arianna says:

September 7, 2010, 8:48 pm

i live on the coast so leicter is not exactly close to me, though i did hear many stories about spider gates. when i finally got there i was underwhelmed to say the least. it is nothing more than an old cemetery. i am sure there are paranormal things that occur there but nothing that i personally experienced. i am glad that i went but when it comes to something like this it is best left to the imagination.

Maria says:

October 24, 2010, 6:03 pm

I wish I lived in MA. The whole state has such a mysterious and fascinating aura around it. I loved it when I visited and didn’t want to leave!

Kim says:

October 26, 2010, 2:03 am

I grew up in Auburn, which is about a 15 min. drive to Spider Gates. I graduated in 1984, and Spider Gates was legendary back then, too. I went twice to investigate the alleged paranormal activity there. Once was at night, with a bunch of guys I knew in a band. The only sounds we heard was once of the guys howling trying to scare me. The second time, I went years later with my lifelong best friend to get to the bottom of the legend. There is only one gate, spider-webbish in design, thus the name. The gravestones are nothing special or ornate, but many are pretty old. Back then, the legend said that as you passed each gate, ou wuld lose a different limb, until you finally bled to death. I walked to the back of the cemetery, over the stone wall, and through a wooded area. After a few minutes, I came to a beautiful stream with pretty flowers blooming everywhere. I was just about to cross it when I heard gunshots in the distance. It was then that I discovered that we had walked to the back end of the Leicester Rod and Gun Club, of which my Uncle was a lifelong member. I realized that the story was probably concocted to keep kids away from the rod and gun club and keep them from getting accdently shot! I’m not saying that the cemetery is definitely not haunted; through my studies I have learned that most cemeteries will have occurences of “orbs” at times. Sorry to debunk a cool childhood rumor, but there is nothing to the legends of Spider Gates.

Kim says:

October 26, 2010, 2:20 am

Forgot to mention…the orange and blue lights you see are lights from the runways at the Worcester airport, which borders the woods around Spider Gates. And if you do go, you def. have to eat at Hot Dog Annies! Get the bbq dogs!

JuggaletteKiLLa says:

April 22, 2011, 6:49 pm

i have been to spider gates a few times. very pretty place kinda eerie but i have not seen anything out of the ordinary i have lived in MA my whole life and i have visited this place during the day and the night. pretty cool to do pictures tho im an underground model so i find this place to be a pretty cool place to check out and take pictures

DJ says:

June 30, 2011, 3:15 am

whats good, to everyone that sayis its not real is because you go there lookin for it expecting a scare.kinda like the quija board.people play it because they automatically think that there gonna get scared because of all the stories if you go to spidergates by yourself i can gurantee youll expeirence some kind of paranormal activity..unless yall are scared to go by yourself

DJ says:

June 30, 2011, 3:17 am

whats good, to everyone that sayis its not real is because you go there lookin for it expecting a scare.kinda like the quija board.people play it because they automatically think that there gonna get scared because of all the stories if you go to spidergates by yourself i can gurantee youll expeirence some kind of paranormal activity..unless yall are sc
ared to go by yourself

Anonymous says:

July 2, 2011, 10:34 pm

Spider Gates is protected by a a secret cult which controls many of the local communities including the board of selectmen in Leicster MA. When police patrols are heavy in the area of Spider Gates that means there is a ceremony is being preformed within the walls of the eight gates. The other 7 gates are only visible during an orange moon in the harvest season. During this time if you pass through the main gate 3 times while reciting the Hail Mary from the last word to the first word ( in reverse), cross over the alter with your eyes closed and not making a single sound, then listen for and follow the sound over the second wall and to the babbling brook. Follow the brook up stream to the first wooden fence line, do not cross the fence line with out a blessed cross, because beyond that fence you will encounter the red eyed hoofed beast!

Alexa says:

October 15, 2011, 10:58 am

My friends and I went there a couple years ago…we didnt see anything haunted although just being there around Halloween it was creepy. We did get stopped by the police on the way back to the car so be careful because they do patrol the area frequently.

Rafael says:

November 9, 2011, 5:43 pm

I’ve been to Spider Gates a few times and never had any experiences, I was creeped out a bit but had no experiences. The couple times I have been there have only been during the day anyway. BUT! My dad’s fiance took pictures in the cemetary at night and there were orbs over each grave in the cemetary, so I am undecided.

Jeremy says:

November 10, 2011, 6:50 am

DO NOT GO TO SPIDER GATES!. First and foremost, my friend had been on multiple occasions. The time I joined him the cops gave him a citation, apparently because he had already been told not to visit again. It is a private and active cemetery still used today. Secondly, there IS only one gate, and a few graves. The “River Styx” is a small stream that runs through the area, not large enough to put a toy boat in. The walk there is long, and adds to spookiness, but there is nothing there to mention or to write home about. Again, if you go there you will most likely be shunned away by Leicester police. In response to the orange moon post, if you are to do something as complicated as you say, then obviously it is meant for noone to do and therefore is a crock of bull.

katt says:

November 27, 2011, 1:19 am

does anyone no where the cave is? I’ve searched all the woods and sylvester st. did find a cave but it isn’t the one you can walk into an stand in. this cave is app. 7 tens of a mile from spider gated. know where the old mill is the second cemertary is but no cave

Sean says:

December 6, 2011, 1:07 am

Hey everyone I’ve lived in worcester my entire life and some stories about the place are true, and some are plain myth . As far as murders there’s only one real accounted for of a Six year old getting beat to death by a young adult (19) in front of one of the three hidden caves. Many people have been there and not found much but let me tell you there’s more then meets the eye. As far as directions follow the back or the worcester regional airport untill your next to the end of the runway with the giant red lights flashing on one side of the street . And a huge feild to the other side of it, they’ll be a yellow bar that’s a barracade for cars to not enter a path. Follow the path about a mile or so and you’ll be at the entrence of spider gates.

Alive in Worcester MA says:

September 9, 2013, 9:26 pm

Cemeteries are never haunted.. anyone that has actually had REAL encounters knows this. People who have passed on really do have better things to do than hang around a cemetery. People are buried there after they die, and really have NO other connection with the cemetery itself. Ask yourself, if you came back as a ghost.. would you really, and honestly hang around in a cemetery? I sincerely think not.

Alive in Worcester MA says:

September 9, 2013, 9:30 pm

Also, I might add it’s called “Spider Gates” by people because of the design on the gate.. Not the number of them.

noyb says:

December 15, 2013, 9:21 pm

Wow shut up Ellen it actually IS ALLOWED to be entered as long as its in the daytime and not night gee like most cemeteries and per the cemetery policy. Are u a frigging quaker? Just because some stupid street was named after one of or long dead possible relatives YOU dont own the cemetery so stop playing at cop and look up the actual visiting policy for worcester-pleasant st friends meeting.

Mike says:

April 16, 2015, 11:39 pm

I guess the obvious question is if nobody has ever made it to the eighth gate, how does one know the eighth gate is there?

One would have to have made it to the eighth gate to validate its existence, right?

It’s like the whole thing where if one dies in their dream, they die in real life. If somebody did die while asleep, how would one know what the person had been dreaming about prior to death to validate they dreamt that they died?

Kate says:

February 28, 2016, 12:47 pm

There’s only one gate, and it’s the main entrance. This is a peaceful cemetery that just so happens to be in the middle of nowhere because the building of the reservoir caused that part of town to become abandoned. Nothing ghostly there, only local urban legends.

Jon says:

November 1, 2016, 1:28 pm

Everybody goes through the main gate, there is a dirt path that brings you to a different part that has really thin grave stones only about 2 inches thick. If you want to experience weird stuff find the path that brings you to that part of spider gates, all the videos on line are of the main gate and cemetery not the one where strange things happen. The gate is larger and broken not like the one in the main cemetery and the grass is over grown and the grave stones are way thinner. If you want paranormal activity find the overgrown path and broken gate

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