The 13th Floor

Journeying Down Pennsylvania’s Devil Road to the Infamous “Inbred Cult House”

The exact location is hard to determine, street signs are frequently stolen making it easy to get lost, but somewhere in the woods of Pennsylvania on the Delaware boarder is the Devil’s Road which will supposedly take you to straight the Cult House.

Cossart Road is a two-mile street lined with trees near the Chads Ford township, Pennsylvania. The first thing you notice when driving down the single lane paved road is that the trees all bend away from the road, as though they were pushed away by a powerful energy. And of all the trees that grow away from the road, the most interesting one is called “the Baby’s Cradle”, an old tree with roots protruding out of the soil which resembles a skull when looked at from the right angle. The locals believe this was used as an alter for human sacrifice. Unsubstantiated rumors claim the sacrificed remains of an infant were found at the base of the tree, hence the name. And if you keep traveling up the road you’ll come to the Cult House, a stone building deep in the woods.

One story is that the DuPont family owned the large stone mansion in the hills. Supposedly, the DuPont’s were so obsessed with keeping their excessive wealth within the family that they practiced inbreeding to prevent any intrusions on their bloodline or bank accounts. The Cult House was where the family lived and where they hid the most disturbing genetic mishaps. Eventually, the DuPont’s would abandon the home leaving it to a satanic cult. It is said that the cult was made up of the super-rich, all of whom had entered into Faustian deals with the devil in order to acquire their wealth.


The trees keep the home invisible from the road, despite its massive size. A guard house surrounded by red pick trucks is said to be the only visual clue that the house even exists back in the woods. Supposedly, guards are constantly on the lookout for people traveling up and down the road, and explorers report having been chased away by the guards. Those who claim to have seen the house say the windows are completely blacked out and shaped like upside-down crosses.


Acts of vandalism have forced officials to post “no trespassing” signs all over the road, and on occasion they’ve had to put up barricades and threaten violators with heavy fines. Those thinking of doing their own investigation should know that the street is residential and that those living there would prefer to be left alone. After all, not all stories need to be proven and sometimes it’s more fun for a legend to remain a legend. Also, the fines can range up to $1,000.


Enjoying this article?

Sign up for our newsletter now and soon you’ll get the best stuff from in your inbox.

There was an error in your submission. Please re-type your email address.


Thanks for signing up to our newsletter.
We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.