Stories of ghosts, ghosts, vampires, or other unclean spirits continue to fascinate today, and the old legends transmitted since the Middle Ages have enjoyed special media coverage, especially in the US and the West. Not accidentally, television stations such as Discovery, History or National Geographic, as well as major publications, have tried to untie some of these mysteries.The “haunted” buildings occupy an important place in the center of such stories, and many of the castles and imposing buildings that have been erected many centuries ago continue to give chills to people. It is also the case of the Tower of London, one of the most famous and well-preserved historical buildings in the world. A few hundred meters ago, it was said that this building would be haunted by the souls of those killed here during the long period when the tower functioned as a prison. It is said that the most famous spirit that haunts among the old walls would be that of Ann Boleyn, one of Henry VIII‘s wives, who was also beheaded in the Tower in 1536. Over time they many testimonies have been recorded by those who have claimed and still claim to have seen her ghost, sometimes carrying her own head in her hands.
Castle of Fougeret Crossing the English Channel, in France a rival, Fougeret Castle (photo below) has a special fame among tourists attracted by such legends. It is said that the owners renovated this castle in the hope that the ghosts would leave the place, which would not have happened. The castle also has a site and can be visited by tourists who clutter with the thousands in the hope that they will see with their eyes at least one of the ghosts terrifying.Also in France and a castle attracts tens of thousands of tourists through its fame. “Chateau de Brissac” was built in the 11th century and is said to be haunted by the spirit of an adulterous couple. The old legend reminds that a French noble would have surprised his wife with the lover and killed them both. The spirit of the aristocrat, along with that of his beloved man, would haunt the old colors of the castle in an attempt to escape, at least after death, the walls that will not let them escape into the outside world. A similar legend is also the Wolfseeg Castle in Germany (photo below). It is said that he was haunted for five centuries by the spirits of two farmers who had killed the owner’s wife, also accused of adultery.
And Romania has several castles and old boyar mansions that are said to be haunted. The best example is the castle of Iulia Hasdeu, the daughter of Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu. Julia died very young, just 19 years old, due to tuberculosis, and the painful father did not find the strength to go over this terrible event. Campina Castle (photo below) has been transformed into a museum, and many of those who come here are attracted to the legend that says the father and daughter would have communicated through spiritism and that Julia’s soul would still be here .
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Reporter Meike Krüger set out to test her nerves. She spent a night in Chillingham Castle in northern England, said to be haunted by several ghosts. The castle ...