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Is There Evidence of a Satanic Cult at the Seven Gates of Hell and Acid Bridge?







   I was reading an article in the Huff Post about unsolved murders in Illinois.  One of the murders mentioned was about a Jane Doe that was found in a farm field on July 20, 1990, near the intersection of Lebanon Road and Troy O’Fallon Road.   If you look at this intersection on Google Earth, you see that this is located almost exactly half way between the third and forth railroad trestles of the Seven Gates of Hell and the infamous Acid Bridge.   The unknown woman was found bound with several cuts and stab wounds to her neck and torso, her fallopian tubes, uterus and ovaries were also missing.  According to the Satanic Calendar her murder occurred during time of Grand Climax.  Grand Climax is a satanic holiday that spans several weeks where women and children are abducted and are prepared for ritual sacrifice. No defensive wounds were found and the body appeared to have been dumped in the farm field.   Given the urban legends about Satanism surrounding the Seven Gates and Acid Bridge, I wondered if one of these places could have been the original murder site. 


    During the 1980’s and early 1990’s the Seven Gates and Acid Bridge was rumored to be the preferred sites for Satanic and other occult rituals.  People for years claimed to have seen huge bonfires off in the woods, a black car that would chase away trespassers, seeing and hearing creatures described as “Hell Hounds,” ghosts and other malevolent spirits, and strange shadow like figures lurking on top of the railroad trestles at night.   Even today it isn’t uncommon to find animal carcasses dumped alongside the road between Gates Three and Four.  Could this Jane Doe been a victim of an occult ritual?  The identity of the woman has never been found and no one fitting her description has ever been reported missing.   Transients and homeless persons are often the victims of foul play.  Remember the East St. Louis Torture Chamber Murders that occurred during the summer of 2010?  The victims were transits and homeless persons, and police also found evidence of Satanic Rituals.   Most of the victims found at the East St. Louis Torture Chamber site have never been identified. 


     One night while exploring Acid Bridge, a Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped and told us that in July 1991, he found a body of a young woman hanging from one of the nearby trees and the bridge was set on fire.  Now a fire wouldn’t have damaged a concrete bridge, but it would have destroyed any evidence of foul play.  They hanging body was also mutilated and never identified.  This murder also occurred during the time of Grand Climax.


     Could these murders and the time that they occurred be proof that there is a Satanic Cult practicing in the area?   A random murder of an unidentified homeless victim does hamper a police investigation.  These murders almost always go unsolved and usually are assigned a low priority in favor of more solvable cases.  The St. Louis Metropolitan Area does have one of the highest murder rates in the country and a sizable homeless population.  Also, the number one selling book in the St. Louis Area is the Satanic Bible.  Next time you’re in a book store or metaphysical shop, ask the clerk if they have a copy of the Satanic Bible in stock.  Their response will probably be no, but they have several copies on back order.


Works Referenced:

Huff Post. Vers. third. 24 November 2015. Internet Website. 24 November 2015. <>.


Occult Holidays and Sabbats. n.d. Cutting Edge. Internet website. 24 November 2015. <>.

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