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Photo Of The Devils Tramping Ground

Photo Of The Devils Tramping Ground
Photo Of The Devils Tramping Ground

Ten miles east of Siler City in Chatham County North Carolina is the devils tramping ground and one of the most unusual paranormal spots in North Carolina. There is a foot wide path that forms a ring 40 foot around and it is said that it was the devil himself who created this phenomenon. The center of the circle and the area outside the circle are lush with grass and plant life but nothing grows inside the path. If you place a large stone or other heavy object on the path it will be moved out of the way by the next morning. Nothing is allowed to lay on the path and it is a historical fact that the circle or so called Devils Tramping Ground has been here since 1800 or before.

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The Devils Tramping Ground

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The Devils Tramping Ground, A True N.C. Paranormal Mystery

Hunters who have had rabbit hounds in the area say that dogs refuse to enter or cross the area of the Devils Tramping Ground. Men on horseback say that horses react the same way. They refuse to cross or go in the area of the Devils Tramping Ground.

Over the years paranormal investigators have been to the area of the Devils Tramping Ground many times but have never been able to prove what it is or is not. It is a known historical fact that vegetation will not grow there. Scientists from the US Geological Survey team have been to the area to find out why nothing will grow there but they could not find any reason for the absence of vegetation in the area of the Devils Tramping Ground. Maybe the devil himself does come and walk here every night walking around and around to try to come up with what we don't know. What we do know is that the Devils Tramping Ground is there today the same as it was in 1800 near Bennett North Carolina.

Stories about the Devils Tramping Ground are well known in the area and its said you can carry and place a large rock in the center of the path there and in the morning it will be moved over out of the way. The area is also said to frighten some people and they refuse to go anywhere near the area.

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Nicole & Sonita 3 years ago

we donnt want to go out there it kinda creepy out there and as we read the comment we do not want to go


Briana 3 years ago

me and a couple of friends are planning a trip so stay overnight. The more I read about this though the more I get scared.


larry 3 years ago

i want to go


Maria 4 years ago

I was supposed to go with my friend tonight...a group went but I didn't. We are going again later but the more I read about it the more terrifying it seems.


Traxster 5 years ago

I live in the area and can tell you there have been cases of satin worshipers performing rituals there.. If you go out there be careful, they have discovered sacrificed animals out there over the years. This kind of thing doesn't always make the papers. Local authorities keep it under wraps as best they can.


vanaja 5 years ago

i really believe it because i think it is really devils are there. iam so scared to hear this.


damon 5 years ago

I went there 6 nights ago with some college friends, and i asure you all i will not be going back again. I woke up beside a tree with ash on my arms and shoulders and the middle of the cirlce was covered in black ash.


Anne 5 years ago

I investigate many places in NC. I have gone to the Devils Tramping Ground many times with different people. Last time I went..we were given a sign to not come back. If you go..sometimes nothing happens and other times..things do happen. My warning would be to respect the area. Something mite happen to you when you least expect it.....


Heather  5 years ago

Can anybody tell me how to get to this place , I am a paranormal investigator who is might be moving to North Carolina and would love to check this place out !!!


Jacob 5 years ago

I recently went there last summer with some friends, and we spent the night in and around the circle, i slept oin the outside but when we woke up the next morning, my friend who was sleeping in the center was moved to the side and upon looking at his sleeping bag, it was charred and burnt up on the bottom, as if there was a person dragging it from the bottom and happened to be very hot.


mariee* 5 years ago

i am so scared to go there b/c after reading the story behind the devil's tramping grond i am terified i already think that ghost are real so that's just the tip of the ice burg for me!


danieleeew 5 years ago

well i went there sunday night and there was no glass just burnt wood, me and my brother didn't stay for long b/c we heard some drum beats and got up out of there


Daniel 5 years ago

I went there over there for a couple of mins sunday night and there was no glass, nothing there but wood, but i think that thre is something there after i heard a faint sound of drums then we got up out of there


Rbets 5 years ago

We drive by the Devil's Tramping Ground Rd about once a year so today we decided to drive down the road and check this out. There are no signs - we drove several miles before turning around, and then on the way back we saw the gravel parking area so we pulled over and walked up the path. At the time we weren't sure had the right place because it just looked like a clearing where kids party all the time; the truth is we did have the right place but the kids have completely trashed the area with broken glass everywhere. It's very sad what they've done and very disappointing to see just how disrespectful kids can be!


Michelle  6 years ago

I have never been there yet. This weekend me and my Husband are suppost to take a trip down there to see if the stories are really true. I can only believe it, if i see it for my self, after we get back from our vist, i will post another comment.


delta i. 6 years ago

my love lived down the way from here and he said it was known to be an indian burial ground and that bodies were burned their. creepy. i am going to visit it this summer. i am so doing the cell phone experiment. i expect to do a sex magic ritual, too.

i will keep you posted!


lilbit 6 years ago

I lived near there for many years and just recently went back for a visit, while I never saw heard or felt anything this visit my 2 children, not knowing where we was kept saying they hears things and my youngest daughter became terrified and insisted we leave. I do know that there is no cell phone service out there but while in the circle I was able to make and receive calls and text messages with perfect signal buy as soon as I got out the circle I didn't have service again


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sheristeele 7 years ago from Siler City, NC

I have been and live near the Tramping Ground... if you plan an overnight visit. Don't Fall asleep!


dustin 7 years ago

this is VERY scary!


Meg 7 years ago

My friend and I went to the devils tramping ground to see if the stories were true and if it was like our friends told us. Well nobody told us about the crazy locals. If you go there and its just girls don't go to the gas station even if you have to go pee because crazy town guys will chase you and try to scare you! Just be careful and cautious and take down your highschool decal from your window. With all this said and done you have to go see it!!!

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