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I wish someone would get a picture or pictures. You would think with everyone that has gone there someone would. I'd love to see what the house looks like.

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ok im not trying to say my story compairs with anything ive read on here but I went there once with my friends john and chris. we found the tree because that was all we really cared about. the rumor I heard is that if you get out your car and put your ear to the tree you'll hear a baby crying. me and chris tryed and heard nothing. Thats when I got the bright idea to climb to the top of the embankment and listen there. John was too freaked out to just sit on this road so we told him to go ahead and drive up and wait at the end of the road. When we got to the top I stuck my ear to the tree and I HEARD THE CRYING. Chris heard it too. The thing that bugged me was I could feel someone watching me (and I know you know that feeling) and when we were walking down the road to meet John I heard something walking in the woods slightly back from us. Now I'm not a big guy, but I know how to fight and Chris is a big man who was raised military so I thought no one would try anything. Now before you get your hopes up nothing happened besides something following us but I can honestly say it terrified me. I'm going to try to get some friends together and walk the road at night. If we can I'll add pics. Does anyone think thats a bad idea? and if anyones interested we could all set a date and everyone bring some friends and explore in a group. safety in numbers.

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I wish someone would get a picture or pictures. You would think with everyone that has gone there someone would. I'd love to see what the house looks like.

that's the weird thing about it.

So many people have gone there, but so few take pictures or shot film.

Makes you wonder sometimes.

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Me and my friends went to cult house road a bunch of times in the 90's and most of the time nothing ever happened. We only got chased once in the day time and it was by a white van. The van actually followed us back to Delaware, so it was probably just someone that was not chasing us.

The scariest thing that ever happened there was the last time I ever went there. I rode up there with my friends Mike and John at around midnight. As we were driving up it my friends car shut down. It was a piece of crap car and known to do that so we weren't really that scared, but then we started hearing this noise that sounded like some kind of animal screaming. Now we were starting to get freaked out and telling Mike to start the car. Mike was starting to panic because the car wouldn't start and he was cussing us out. All of a sudden the car started and both Mike and John started screaming and cussing. They said that something was in front of the car but ran off when the headlights came on. We sped up the road and of course had to turn around and speed back down it to get out of there. I never saw what they saw because I was sitting in the back seat, but I never saw them so scared. John was so scared he was almost in tears. Now he's the creepiest part. The thing they described made it sound like it was the Jersey Devil. I don't know if they even knew what the Jersey Devil was back then, I know I didn't, but when they saw the drawings of it they got all freaked out.

We never went back there afer that. Mike and John don't even like talking about it. So that's my cult house road story. Believe it or not, I don't care. I just know there is something up with that place and people shouldn't be going there.

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and if anyones interested we could all set a date and everyone bring some friends and explore in a group. safety in numbers.

Just more souls to sacrifice :P

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Don't remember if it was this site (maybe even this thread) or not, but I remember reading an account online where a guy and his friends driving on this road got into a brief scuffle with some bikers that was broken up by the cops.

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Does anyone know if this is the estate on which John DuPOnt shot David Schultz to death in front his wife? John Dupont is in a mental institution in PA for Third Degree Murder while Mentally Ill for the Schultz murder, since it happened on an 800 acre estate in PA, any chance this is the one?

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Oh wait, I forgot, that's Foxcatcher Farm...nevermind, it's easy to get all the stuff those sleazy Duponts do mixed up

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if you ever wanna go back there with me just shoot me a pm. i will bring my .45 for sure. i got a really quick little volvo that will be hard to catch...

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I can't believe people are still talking about this place. There is just like one old guy that lives up there. From what I heard from ppl who live in the area he rents out the guard house to people who will watch after the property because he is too old. All the car chases were residents living up the road who are sick and tired of all the people sneaking around there and disturbing them. I can totally understand that. If people started doing that on the road we live on I am sure the neighbors here would get sick of it and try to chase them away, Then you have people coming up with these really stupid and irresponsible ideas like going up there with guns and breaking into the place and tresspassing on the property while armed (which could be get them in alot of trouble with the police). It's kind of sad really. It's like watching mob mentality in action. Some people hear a few stories about something and suddenly everyone believes the place is like the Mecca of Satanism. Even worse people start thinking they are like Delta Force or something and are going to start conducting raids on the place. It's really ridiculous. Something like this is going to get someone hurt or killed and someone else landed in state prison for a few years.

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ok theni really haven't read each post and it seems to long to anywas so i will tell you this.

theres a road in ohio that cops speed as fast as they can to past it. and would not chase crimnals in the woods.

theres a cultist clan and other weird stuff that happens in the woods and there some sort of house or mansion thats located deep in side the woods that have trees that surrounds it. most of the time there are dead animals that are hung up side down and skined with there heads missing. also deers by the way. but those who go missing near those woods and the ones who go to look for them have said they saw skined hu,an bodys. some say they where skined alive. but it's in the most dangures part of the woods too. and frankly no one wants there car to breack down there. also if you call a toll truck they come and get you with a police escort because it is really dangures to. also pardon my spelling. theres also a trail of somekind in that area of woods which is fenced off from the rest of the woods. and the cops did not do it.

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I'm a Delaware-based writer doing a story on Cossart Road (a/k/a "Cult House Road," "Devil's Road," "Satanville," etc.). I'm familiar with the urban legend surrounding it, and while it's certainly spooky at night & during late fall/early winter, I don't subscribe to the various theories of cult-like activity, the KKK, animal cloning, meth labs, the DuPonts et al. Instead, I'm trying to get to the bottom of the whole thing & talk to some folks that actually live there, particularly the homeowner in question, if possible & willing. If anyone here has any leads, please email me at mpollock@tsnpub.com. I'd also be willing to hear any eerie experiences people have had there, aside from the usual "I got chased out by a white/red/black van/truck/Bronco." There is a security/caretaker group that's been hired to keep watch over the house & surrounding area for privacy purposes. Kids are also known to camp out there & scare other kids, so those things don't hold much water. Radical temperature drops & unexplainable vehicle malfunctions - now that stuff's interesting.

Thanks in advance for anything you can offer.

Michael Pollock

Out & About Magazine

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Not sure if anyone's still prowling this thread. I only read the first fifteen pages or so before I got tired of the monotony and decided to post.

I install security systems for a living and completed a contract for a home along Cossart Road over the summer. It's not the property of the infamous cult house(s), but it's within a short walk through the woods to get to it and take a look. There are pictures and some videos available on the internet; most are about as high quality as you'd expect from a bunch of weekend ghost hunters with Motorola Razrs and the Best Buy special cameras, but they get the point across. You're not going to find anything taken at the front door because, simply put, if you get within more than a quarter of a mile of many of the estates in the area you're very likely to be apprehended by the security firm that patrols the grounds and turned over to the state and local police. You're not going to be put in prison, but the fines that come along with the trespassing charges are substantial.

From what I can tell after spending three months in the woods around Pennsbury Township, there are about four homes that could be considered "cult houses" depending on who's posting a story about it on any given night. One is a home approximately half a mile from the Route 100 intersection, and is the only obvious set of gates right along the road. This house doesn't exactly qualify as a mansion, and while gorgeous is somewhat modern compared to the other homes in the area.

The second is located about a quarter of a mile northwest of the gated property mentioned before. It's actually not connected to Cossart at all, but has a driveway coming off of Fairville Road just to the north. You can't see it from Fairville. There's a rather large wall of trees planted to keep it from view, though it is clearly visible from the peak of the hill traversed by the driveway to the first home. This is probably the jackpot for most people reading this thread. The house does have some fairly gothic looking window panes which resemble crosses, and while these are definitely on the eccentric side of architectural design the look is not especially uncommon throughout Chester County, and in old construction in general.

The other two possible homes are probably the most difficult to get a glance at. They're both right around the midway point of Cossart's stretch between Fairville Road and Creek Road. The driveways aren't especially long, and one is gated, but for the most part their visibility is severely obstructed by the surrounding woods. Neither one is any more creepy than the rest of the homes in the area, but most of this stems from knowledge of the legends and the general appearance of the township.

There is a private security group which works on the grounds. Their employment is a joint effort between Pennsbury Township and the wealthier homeowners along Cossart. They are equipped with a variety of SUVs and pick-up trucks, and have tracked and monitored vehicles that shouldn't be there. Regardless, a huge number of the chase stories and experiences are just teenagers screwing with each other.

I can answer more specific questions if anyone cares, I guess. I've met the owner of the infamous Cult House and he's actually a fairly mild-mannered, nice guy. He's just grown sick of the intrusions and vandalism, and from what I've gathered doesn't believe for a second that he owes an explanation to the public, if only because their constant destructive behavior has gotten to him and everyone else living there.

Like I said, any specific questions feel free to post them here or PM me. I suppose it's also worth mentioning that the Skull Tree is gone. It was taken out by PECO's subcontractors in June or July of 2010. We had a storm in early June which caused quite a lot of damage, and the tree was removed because it had become unsafe. There's still a tree that resembles it, but it's not the same one.

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I agree, this puppy is wayyy tooo longgg to keep anyone with an IQ over 90 interested for more than 10 minutes.having personnal conversations should not take place here, as it takes up time and who but a few are interested what is going on between the two peoplle taking up all the space.I admire your ability to go as far as you did.Somebody ought to thin it out oor have a seperate volume for some of its contents.

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I agree, this puppy is wayyy tooo longgg to keep anyone with an IQ over 90 interested for more than 10 minutes.having personnal conversations should not take place here, as it takes up time and who but a few are interested what is going on between the two peoplle taking up all the space.I admire your ability to go as far as you did.Somebody ought to thin it out oor have a seperate volume for some of its contents.

I have to agree.

I just wanted to point out that while some du Ponts may be a bit different, some are very wonderful such as Virgil Roger Du Pont 3 aka Rogue of The Cruxshadows along with his wife Jessica du Pont. Also back in the 1800's, perhaps before that, it was quite common for rich families to marry family members to keep the riches for that family only. The story is quite interesting though.

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Not sure if anyone's still prowling this thread. I only read the first fifteen pages or so before I got tired of the monotony and decided to post.

I install security systems for a living and completed a contract for a home along Cossart Road over the summer. It's not the property of the infamous cult house(s), but it's within a short walk through the woods to get to it and take a look. There are pictures and some videos available on the internet; most are about as high quality as you'd expect from a bunch of weekend ghost hunters with Motorola Razrs and the Best Buy special cameras, but they get the point across. You're not going to find anything taken at the front door because, simply put, if you get within more than a quarter of a mile of many of the estates in the area you're very likely to be apprehended by the security firm that patrols the grounds and turned over to the state and local police. You're not going to be put in prison, but the fines that come along with the trespassing charges are substantial.

From what I can tell after spending three months in the woods around Pennsbury Township, there are about four homes that could be considered "cult houses" depending on who's posting a story about it on any given night. One is a home approximately half a mile from the Route 100 intersection, and is the only obvious set of gates right along the road. This house doesn't exactly qualify as a mansion, and while gorgeous is somewhat modern compared to the other homes in the area.

The second is located about a quarter of a mile northwest of the gated property mentioned before. It's actually not connected to Cossart at all, but has a driveway coming off of Fairville Road just to the north. You can't see it from Fairville. There's a rather large wall of trees planted to keep it from view, though it is clearly visible from the peak of the hill traversed by the driveway to the first home. This is probably the jackpot for most people reading this thread. The house does have some fairly gothic looking window panes which resemble crosses, and while these are definitely on the eccentric side of architectural design the look is not especially uncommon throughout Chester County, and in old construction in general.

The other two possible homes are probably the most difficult to get a glance at. They're both right around the midway point of Cossart's stretch between Fairville Road and Creek Road. The driveways aren't especially long, and one is gated, but for the most part their visibility is severely obstructed by the surrounding woods. Neither one is any more creepy than the rest of the homes in the area, but most of this stems from knowledge of the legends and the general appearance of the township.

There is a private security group which works on the grounds. Their employment is a joint effort between Pennsbury Township and the wealthier homeowners along Cossart. They are equipped with a variety of SUVs and pick-up trucks, and have tracked and monitored vehicles that shouldn't be there. Regardless, a huge number of the chase stories and experiences are just teenagers screwing with each other.

I can answer more specific questions if anyone cares, I guess. I've met the owner of the infamous Cult House and he's actually a fairly mild-mannered, nice guy. He's just grown sick of the intrusions and vandalism, and from what I've gathered doesn't believe for a second that he owes an explanation to the public, if only because their constant destructive behavior has gotten to him and everyone else living there.

Like I said, any specific questions feel free to post them here or PM me. I suppose it's also worth mentioning that the Skull Tree is gone. It was taken out by PECO's subcontractors in June or July of 2010. We had a storm in early June which caused quite a lot of damage, and the tree was removed because it had become unsafe. There's still a tree that resembles it, but it's not the same one.

Dude, I think you just killed it. I think you killed the thread.

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Dude, I think you just killed it. I think you killed the thread.

Like a rational explanation would diminish the hallucinations and imaginations of those who WANT to believe...

Really though, just trying to give the most objective viewpoint I can in the context of an urban legend. I didn't know much about the cult house until I landed that job, and the only thing that really piqued my interest was the story of the Johnston murders. My father, the bumpkin that he is, has lived in Chester County his entire life and has a really remarkable knowledge of the place. He was friends with some of the gang members and their acquaintances, so I guess I had a little back story to those particular parts of the legend.

I learned about the stories a few weeks into my time there, and I'd be lying if I said it didn't coax me into looking for odd things, but I never found any answers. The houses down there are really, truly staggering, but to understand that kind of stuff you have to ask yourself how exactly you'd live if you were an old (wo)man with bottomless wealth, and likely just wanted peace and quiet without sacrificing all the pleasures and activities you enjoy.

I believe the only regret I have about the whole situation is that I didn't curl up in the fetal position below the skull tree and get a picture. If only I had know it was about to be cut down and chipped up.

However, I only spent a few nights down there. Lots of time I wasn't present when the human sacrifices and genetic experimentation could have occurred...

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Like a rational explanation would diminish the hallucinations and imaginations of those who WANT to believe...

Really though, just trying to give the most objective viewpoint I can in the context of an urban legend. I didn't know much about the cult house until I landed that job, and the only thing that really piqued my interest was the story of the Johnston murders. My father, the bumpkin that he is, has lived in Chester County his entire life and has a really remarkable knowledge of the place. He was friends with some of the gang members and their acquaintances, so I guess I had a little back story to those particular parts of the legend.

I learned about the stories a few weeks into my time there, and I'd be lying if I said it didn't coax me into looking for odd things, but I never found any answers. The houses down there are really, truly staggering, but to understand that kind of stuff you have to ask yourself how exactly you'd live if you were an old (wo)man with bottomless wealth, and likely just wanted peace and quiet without sacrificing all the pleasures and activities you enjoy.

I believe the only regret I have about the whole situation is that I didn't curl up in the fetal position below the skull tree and get a picture. If only I had know it was about to be cut down and chipped up.

However, I only spent a few nights down there. Lots of time I wasn't present when the human sacrifices and genetic experimentation could have occurred...

Naw, you kilt it. 47 pages...and now it's daid.sad-smiley-009.gif

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No he didn't! How do we know he's telling the truth? He has no evidence. Come on! Other people have come on here with explanations but miraculously haven't even had one picture to prove anything they are saying. The legend lives on. <_<

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Like a rational explanation would diminish the hallucinations and imaginations of those who WANT to believe...

Really though, just trying to give the most objective viewpoint I can in the context of an urban legend. I didn't know much about the cult house until I landed that job, and the only thing that really piqued my interest was the story of the Johnston murders. My father, the bumpkin that he is, has lived in Chester County his entire life and has a really remarkable knowledge of the place. He was friends with some of the gang members and their acquaintances, so I guess I had a little back story to those particular parts of the legend.

I learned about the stories a few weeks into my time there, and I'd be lying if I said it didn't coax me into looking for odd things, but I never found any answers. The houses down there are really, truly staggering, but to understand that kind of stuff you have to ask yourself how exactly you'd live if you were an old (wo)man with bottomless wealth, and likely just wanted peace and quiet without sacrificing all the pleasures and activities you enjoy.

I believe the only regret I have about the whole situation is that I didn't curl up in the fetal position below the skull tree and get a picture. If only I had know it was about to be cut down and chipped up.

However, I only spent a few nights down there. Lots of time I wasn't present when the human sacrifices and genetic experimentation could have occurred...

Have you actually seen the supposed house that they allude to in the two stories at the beginning of this thread? I know you mentioned the possible candidates but I'm just curious if there's one in particular you think they were referring too. You would think being so revved up about their experiences they would try to take some pictures of it or get some kind of validation. I mean, if it is someone who just wants to be left alone without teenagers trespassing, then I guess taking pics isn't the best idea. But still, if you've got the audacity to do something like that and you're going to tell everyone about it, try to back it up with stuff. I looked up pics of the skull tree and a few of the homes, but I just wish there were more.

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No he didn't! How do we know he's telling the truth? He has no evidence. Come on! Other people have come on here with explanations but miraculously haven't even had one picture to prove anything they are saying. The legend lives on. <_<

Sorry. Dead.

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Sorry. Dead.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! :cry:

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! :cry:

Well...Technically he could be "working" for the demons, a.k.a Cult and trying to throw us off.... Of all the things that have personally happened to me, I truthfully could only chalk up one to something other than beer, and the company of loose women.

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Have you actually seen the supposed house that they allude to in the two stories at the beginning of this thread? I know you mentioned the possible candidates but I'm just curious if there's one in particular you think they were referring too. You would think being so revved up about their experiences they would try to take some pictures of it or get some kind of validation. I mean, if it is someone who just wants to be left alone without teenagers trespassing, then I guess taking pics isn't the best idea. But still, if you've got the audacity to do something like that and you're going to tell everyone about it, try to back it up with stuff. I looked up pics of the skull tree and a few of the homes, but I just wish there were more.

The problem with specifying the exact house is that none of the ghost hunter tales ever point out a particular home in an exact location. All anyone can give are ambiguous characteristics, and unfortunately most of them not only apply to more than one house on Cossart but are gathered from a friend of a friend's cousin or some other cloudy relationship which gives no clear facts. Cossart Road may only be a few miles long, but the surrounding area is quite large and contains several dozen residences. I talked about this in my original post, but I guess I'll try to paraphrase myself and clarify my thoughts a bit more.

I was only on ANY of the properties because I do home security for a living. Not the kind of work that involves carrying a gun and routing patrols, but installing general residential security systems and more specifically closed-circuit surveillance video. I installed a DVR surveillance setup for the first property I mentioned; the house behind the clearly visible set of gates near the eastern end of Cossart Road. Part of the job was doing some research, and hiking around the property and its connected areas to see what the most practical way to install things was to achieve what my customer wanted-- knowledge of anyone coming within a certain distance of their home, as well as a way to archive hard evidence used to aid Pennsbury township in their prosecution of chronic trespassers and vandals.

The house that possesses more of the "known" attributes of the cult house than any other is the house to the northwest of mine (a Fairville Road address), as it is completely obstructed from view from any surrounding roadways, and can only be seen by either walking within a few hundred feet of it, or standing on the hill traversed by the driveway to the home I serviced. The details relating to the seclusion and isolation of the home apply to most of the homes in the area, so I'm basing my assumptions on the only consistent detail of the legend, which is the inverted cross window panes. So, yes. This house does fit the bill. It's exceptionally large, old, and on the back side has windows that look a lot like crosses.

The two other houses I could reasonably consider to be the source of the legend are a bit farther west, but small by any definition of the term mansion, and while old and out of place looking in the context of modern construction don't really have anything about them that fuels the speculation about the cult house.

I've met the owners of three of the four homes. I had to introduce myself before I began trekking through their properties. The old man living in the house everyone seeks seemed to be a decent enough guy. Definitely eccentric, but pretty quiet and demure and mostly only interested in spending his days alone. He's also really wealthy.

I know the only thing that would make anyone believe me is a photo of the front door or a video of me circling the house, but I respect the people paying me enough to not put their personal business up in a public forum. Besides, unless the pictures contained a man being sacrificed they still wouldn't do anything to curb the thrill seekers.

I know I'm not going to satisfy anyone's curiosity with my posts, but like I said before, if anyone has specific questions just ask. I actually fell into this forum looking up information about a different local legend, but I'll admit, this thread has kind of intrigued me. I'll get into GoogleMaps and grab coordinates of the exact house if anyone really cares and is having trouble finding it themselves.

Also, I think kiddglock might kill me someday.

Well...Technically he could be "working" for the demons, a.k.a Cult and trying to throw us off.... Of all the things that have personally happened to me, I truthfully could only chalk up one to something other than beer, and the company of loose women.

I'm figured out. The master will never forgive this.

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Also, I think kiddglock might kill me someday.

No, not for the murder of a thread on the internet. In Texas, "he needed killin'" is known to be a viable self-defense claim. (Please research this yourself before exercising). The same might be said of some threads.

Several have tried to kill this thread though. Speaking honestly, I doubt your killin' will take.

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