According to local legend, in the small town of Hellam, PA – the name means “Hell Town” because there’s a sulfur pit on the town’s outskirts – you’ll find the Seven Gates of Hell.
If you pick up the Weird Pennsylvania book, you can read more about this local legend. Rumor had it that if you were to walk though each of these seven gates in order, you’d go straight to hell, but that no one ever made it passed the 5th gate. To make things more difficult, gates 2 & 7 are invisible during the day.
Personally, I’ve only ever seen what was claimed to be the first gate (but Hellam is a creepy place). The others, supposedly are “hidden” or have been torn down.
Why these gates? According to legend, there was once a mental asylum of the beaten path on Toad Road. The asylum was so out of the way, that when the building caught fire, it was difficult for firefighters to get there quickly. During that time, several patients burned to death while others escaped. The patients were known to be brutal, so when a search party went looking for the missing people, they beat and even killed many. That act of violence cursed the road.
Did Toad Road and its asylum exist? Who knows. Modern maps show no such road – though some legends claim that “Toad Road” was just a nickname.