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Helltown Barn

Here’s another Helltown related location. This barn, called Helltown Barn my me and another site, is located at a curve on Stanford Road. I walked down the horse trail which splits to a trail that goes to the barn.

From what I hear, the barn was owned by Bob and Evelyn Lindley. There was a house that had been in the Lindley’s family for at least 4 generations.

The house sat in front of the barn, but was demolished when the National Park Service needed their property for visitor purposes. After the park service destroyed the house they left the barn to rot.

The barn continues to rot, but has some new braces holding it up. Most of the time the barn goes unnoticed until someone like me goes and explores it. Speaking of exploring, it can’t be too forgotten because on the same day I went, one of my flickr friends also went! Though we both went at different times, it really is a small world!

Barn Basement

Once inside, a quick turn to your right and you will find the open area. I have know idea about farming or barns, so bare with me as I try to explain the things in here.

Walking to the right side of the barn you find these stalls, and then in the corner of the barn is this door.

Below are some more pictures of the back corners on the right side.

In the middle of the right and left side there was a shelf, like one from an office or storage. Also, on the ceiling there is this rail. I don’t know what it’s for, but it must be there for a reason!

On the left side of the basement there is this little room with a cage like mesh over the upper openings.

Below is a picture of the basement looking from the right corner.

Another instering find is a sign from Park used to cover a hole in the barn.

And the last sight in the basement is this pile of bricks that match the bricks on the foundation.

Barn Upstairs

After a climb up the dangerous stairs, you reach the upsatirs.

Below is a picture of a shoot like thing.

Below are some more pictures of the upstairs.

A few feet from the top of the stairs is this hole in the floor. I would not reccomend going here at night without a powerful flashlight!

Right next to the stairs is this small room filled with stalls.

Corn Crib

Well from my research online I found that a corn crib is a type of granary used to dry and store corn.

Corn cribs were first used by Native Americans and were quickly adopted by European settlers. Struggling European settlers often raided corn cribs for food. As a result, at least some Native groups abandoned the corn crib and buried food in caches.

After the harvest, corn, still on the cob, is placed in the crib either with or without the husk. A typical corn crib had slats in its walls. These slatted sides of the corn crib allow air to circulate through the corn and allowing it to dry initially and it helps it to stay dry. The slats expose the corn to pests, so corn cribs are elevated above the ground beyond the reach of rodents.

Oddly enough, the corn crib had electricity at one point.

Above is a picture of a metal junk laying around back of the corn crib and below is a picture of a door and a tank laying in the back.

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  1. Nae

    Me and some friends heard there is a hiking trail that leads to at least 7 abandon barns. At one of them apparently a man murdered his wife and children claiming to be possessed by the devil. We are looking for the trail seeking for adventure lol. Any idea where this trail is?

    • Nae

      Also could the slaughter house possibly be part of the trail????

    • Comment by post author

      That is just another one of the stories surrounding the valley. I don’t believe there is just one trail with 7 barns, but rather 7 barns throughout the valley associated with that haunting. The barn with the murder is actually at “Top O’ the World“. Whether this barn is connected or not with that legend, I can’t say for sure.

  2. Brandi

    We went there once in the day time. I was just barely inside of it, but some of my friends went upstairs and all throughout it to explore… We saw a noose up in the ceiling!! Anyone else see this? And there was a buzzard up there that coughed up a frog and it ribbited… That was bazaar but funny!

    • brian

      yes oh my god ive seen the noose. im producing a youtube video on it now

  3. gracie

    creepy!!! im based in el salvador but would love to go there!!! more investigations and pics please!!

  4. Jax

    Tis is an old dairy barn. the rail was used for moving hay (though I’m sure the kids took turns riding the rail) the stalls were milking stalls were the cow was placed to stand during milking. They probably fenced off the barn sections for chickens. The crib having electricity is not uncommon as farms got away from using the corn crib they became a place to park and work on the tractor out of the weather.

  5. Scott

    The track system on the ceiling looks alot like the type found in old slaughter houses where meats were hung on hooks. It made moving slaughtered stock easy to move and process.

  6. panda

    i have been there before i was freaking out

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