I live in Fall River, Massachusetts atleast I grew up there, i moved to Rhode Island with my wife and kid, but i still work in Fall River and visit my parents there all the time. Fall River is a mess, it used to be the leading textile manufactoring city in America but all the money made here went to places like providence and boston, no money ever went back into the city, so as the textile industry went down so did the city. They built a highway through the giant waterfall which was the beautiful piece of mother nature that Fall River got its name from. The falls were before my time but i've seen picture and wish they left it intact cause it looked beautiful. So basically this city had a golden age and has been going in a downward spiral ever since. Drugs and petty crime have plagued this city as long as i can remember and i don't really see a way out save moving away to greener pastures.
So now on to the good stuff. In the 1970s Fall River was really bad, crime, drugs and pimps were at a record high. In the midst of all this, satanic ritualistic murders were happening, 2 in 1979 and another in 1980. Information about these murders can be found in the book Mortal Remains here is a link.
And a summary of the murders can be found here
So basically the story is this pimp would have rituals at this shack in the woods and on diffrent occasions sacrificed two people there, the guy was eventually caught and is serving life in prison. Thing is this shack still stands today and since the publicity of the murders it has made sort of a legacy for itself. People around here call it the "icehouse," why i don't know.
But cultist wackos seem to flock to this place almost regularly. They go there to do weird rituals, sacrifice animals and who knows what else. Its located in what we here in Fall River call the "Rez," basically its a large forest area that surrounds our water rezivour.
Here is a map.
I realize that the map doesn't show much, but finding a shack in the woods from pictures from a satellite is kind of difficult, but it is in this rather large forest area that the icehouse resides. There are allot unnamed roads that cut all through this area and if you go out there you better have 4wd cause the dirt roads are rather treacherous. Oh and there are no lights what so ever out there so its dark as hell.
So back in the day when i was in high school we would always take rides out there and frequently pass by the icehouse, its actually not that hard to get too, plus you can see it from the road. We would take rides out there basically cause the police were never out there so it was a good place to take a long ride and smoke pot.
i've passed the icehouse many times and have even seen meetings go on. Well rather i've seen a bunch of cars parked near it and the hustle and bustle of people hanging out there at night. i've never got out of the car to investigate these meeting, basically because I didn't really want to meet people who like to hanging out in a shack were people were ritualistically murdered.
i've been in the icehouse during the day on two occasions and have seen the blood stained floor inside. Not human blood mind you, but the blood of animals sacrifices, i would assume animals cause i've never heard of anymore murders out there, but really who knows what goes on at weird meetings out in the woods.
There is a large pentagram painted in the center of the shack and graffiti all over the walls. Most is just "666's" and "this is the devils house" and other various cultist slogans. Actually i remember seeing a depiction of a demon face or something painted on the wall that was actually a pretty well done piece of artwork, morbid, but still a well done graffiti job.
So to this day people talk about the weird rituals and meeting that go one out there and in the local news and papers you will here about the occasional animal parts found on the road leading into the rez, I remember one report about the police finding a cows head on the road leading into the rez once.
So thats basically it, just a weird shack in the woods made famous by a few murders 20 years ago that has now became a cult playground. I guess the history of the shack is what draws wierdos to it. But be forewarned if you do attempt to see this place for yourself be careful out there, the roads are sh**ty and it gets real dark there at night I'm mean real dark, and if you don't know your way around getting lost is easy. Plus there are weirdos in there up to no good, so don't go alone.
I haven't been there in awhile and i was thinking of actually taking a trip to it sometime, when i do ill try to write down some decent directions to it and even take some pictures of it and post um. But you can bet it will be pictures taken in the daylight even I'm not stupid enough to hang around inside that place at night, not that anything would actually happen, its just a really creepy place.
Sorry for any grammer errors.
Edited by Timon, 25 August 2006 - 06:05 PM.