Urban Legends

The Devil’s Toy Box


Known simply as “The Devil’s Toy Box” this place is located in northern Louisiana. It resides in a remote area being inspired by the Clive Barker Hellraiser series of films. In actuality, it is not something you can hold in your hand like the films. This box actually is a square shaped wooden shack. It is a part of a Halloween attraction which was held annually at Farmer Grave’s Haunted Orchard.

Inside the shack, is a small room with a strategic series of mirrors. These will drive you mad literally. Nobody to date has lasted longer than 5 minutes inside and for good reason. Numerous people have been actually hospitalized after being inside this mad room of mirrors.

A timer was setup displaying how long people could last inside the room. The record was 4 minutes and 37 seconds. Roger Heltz was the man who lasted this long inside. He is a 52 year old father of 3. Roger was permanently damaged by this experience to date he hasn’t said a single word. The madness doesn’t stop there however as a 17 year old boy was pulled out of the room kicking and screaming. This young teens fate was sealed as several weeks later he killed himself.

Quickly the local law enforcement stepped into the situation. Unfortunately for the owners, they had to close down their attraction. The local newspaper didn’t report about these happenings initially. A local girl in the area described different occurrences which led to some of her classmates being hospitalized. This local girl wanted to try out being in the room but she never had the chance. Perhaps this may reopen one day but for now those who entered were seriously psychologically affected.

dirt road

The orchard was a plot of land near the Sawyer’s property. The only way to enter this area was through a small two-lane dirt roadway. Many rumors about this place started to spread like wildfire. Reports of people trespassing onto the property started happening. Several teens entered the place trying to locate the forbidden shack.

Along their journey, they found rows of Satsuma trees which were covered with fake cobwebs all over. This no doubt added to the ambiance of the area. Other plywood shacks were around with more decorations with each wooden shack displaying different names on the outside. As they wandered further until they found The Devil’s Toy Box. When they door swung open a silhouette of a person was seen moving around inside. Their hearts dropped unto the ground as they ran away in absolute terror. There is something sinister about this place. What really drove all these people mad?

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