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The Devil's Tramping Ground is a barren circle in the forest in the Harper's Crossroad community near Bennett, NC. It is the subject of some of North Carolina's oldest legends. For at least the last hundred years, nothing has grown within the 40 foot ring and the phenomenon is thus far unexplained. A United States Geological Survey team could uncover no scientific explanation for the lack of growth within the ring.
Stories about the ring are well known in local communities. These include the disappearance of objects left within the ring overnight, and strange events occurring to those brave enough to spend the night within its boundaries.
Legend says that this is the very place the devil himself can rise from the depths of fiery hell, and come to earth. It's at this place, the devil walks in circles on certain nights and brings his evil into this world.
Originally posted by ghostryder21
from the litter in the area and the tracks and also the dirt/gravel road in the background it seems to me that it is used on a regular basis. probably a campfire cook out or just campers or maybe some rituals? but as for the lack of growth,if you use the campfire as a clock then at 2oclock there is a stump from where someone probably cut down the small tree for firewood. also the use of this place as whatever would stop or hinder the growth of vegetation in the area. so i ask, where is the mystery?
Originally posted by raven bombshell
Thanks Mad Hatter. I live in NC (fairly new tho) and had no idea what it was.
I have to say, those guys that stayed in the van in the middle of the circle sure didnt live dangerously.
I think a better debunking would be in a tent. I doubts the Devil comes out, but spending the night there once doesnt necessarily disprove all paranormal events.