My portal to hell is the door I go through every Wednesday morning around 8.30am for my departmental management meeting. And I have the scars to prove it, along with an indentation into my backside that accurately resembles the shape of my bosses size 9.
Overdueleaf, on 29 December 2012 - 10:46 PM, said:
If a demon would have the key to the doors/gates of hell.. why would he not use it and let loose the legions of demons on an unsuspecting world?
Assuming the circumstances of the hell you're talking about would have to revolve around the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim version of hell (as described in the Bible). Given this description the one who holds the key isn't a demon. Just thought to put that out there.
As to my own suspicions of where hell's opening might be. Ever Read 21 Minutes in Hell? It describes a long cave downward, and from this I think there might, read might, be an actual physical thing of this as well. My suspicions go to it being somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle. Have you heard of the weird crap that goes on out there? Hell, my grandfather had his own experience with time inexplicably speeding up by nearly an hour when he went through the area himself. Perhaps there's something actually there that causes some of the supernatural things that happen *shrugs*
I think the whole notion of portals, gates, vortexes, and so on pretty interesting. History is riddled with them.
But more specifically, the modern UL of hell portals.. I think the gate series kinds of portals the most interesting. I always wonder who started coming up with this journey and these gates in the first place.
Like the one in IL.. I sort of wonder if that started out as another kind of ride and developed a reputation or meaning well beyond it's origins. Or the one in PA.. Who wandered around that property and decided it was a walk into hell and returned enough to tell a story..
I also think star gates are pretty interesting and often fairly humorous. You know, draw a star on a map with X at the points to hook up the evil.
Single portals usually aren't as interesting to me. Perhaps I have read a few too many rusty gates, old gateposts, cemetery doors, old house or church doors.. ack.
Portals to the netherworld eh? Well my understanding about such things is rather limited but from what I have heard it's possible to open spiritual gateways anywhere really. You don't need a special place, that being said their are definitely places on earth were the veil is very thin. Could one of those places lead to the inferno? Perhaps, I certainly would not want to be the one to find out
Well, there is a legend saying 2358 items were scattered around the world, and that demons hold these items. But the demons were locked in separate dimensions. Legend says you go to a certain area and there will be a person waiting for an adventurer. The adventurer asks to see this demon, and the person will guide them to the demon. The adventurer has to pass several trials to get to this said demon and ask the demon a question. Then he must pass one more trial before he gets the item. These trials are not meant for man for they (the demons and items) are to be hidden "forever."
Wolfman 1993, on 29 December 2012 - 10:16 PM, said:
This topic is easily up for debate, I half heartedly believe it myself, but it's something I've always been interested in seeing. What do you guys think of a portal to hell? Theres 3 places I know of in the U.S. that have been claimed to be portals and tunnels to hell, which seems like the most interesting to you?
the 13 steps to hell seems the most interesting myth/legend