Tale from Betsy Earley
"Five miles outside of downtown Ellicott City, Maryland, Hell House is located in the old mill town of Ilchester. It was built in the mid-1800s and was once known as St. Mary's College. And, supposedly, it was the scene of a grisly murder and suicide. The story goes that a priest hanged five students over a pentagram on the floor before doing himself in.
Hell House sits on a desolate site surrounded by woods on all sides, One of the first glimpses of the place is from River Road, a winding road lined by strange old gingerbread-style houses. The buildings are only four feet tall. They lie in ruins and look as though little people once lived in them.
Right near the house itself is a mysterious factory and the Ilchester train bridge, part of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, which is also supposedly haunted.
One long, creepy set of stairs, overgrown with brambles and grass, leads up to Hell House. Many people have commented on a cold spot at the top. The crumbling fašade of the building shows evidence of a fire, and another side looks as though it was destroyed by a wrecking ball. Over the entrance, on the marble above the columns, are the letters GE.
There is a strange pit in the foundation that looks like some sort of subterranean entrance or hiding place that leads to tunnels under the property."