8 Most Haunted Places in Europe
It is hard to find anyone who doesn’t have Europe in their list of must-visit destinations. It is filled with history, dynamic landscapes, ancient churches, colorful buildings, beautiful castles, loving people, and not to mention haunted places. Today we’ll take you on a journey that focuses on the spookier side of Europe. Yes! You heard it right. Europe has the most haunted places in the world and a pretty deep history of ghosts and paranormal happenings. Here are a few haunted places in Europe where people have noticed spooky things happening and those you can also visit and make your trip to this continent thrilling.
List of 8 Most Haunted Places in Europe:
1. Bran Castle: Bran Castle is known as the fictitious home of Count Dracula in the vampire from Bram Stocker’s Dracula. It’s still unclear how Stocker knew the castle belonged to Dracula when he was writing the novel and believed that the place was the home of vampires years ago.
Many visitors have noticed ghosts passing the castle’s walls and roaming the halls. Even the nearby villagers have a complaint about hearing wailing voices at night. According to them, some of the citizens in the town of Bran are Strigoi, i.e., their souls leave their bodies at night to frighten the village. This is why Bran Castle is considered one of the most haunted places in Europe.
2. Chateau De Brissac: If you want to explore beautiful architecture filled with gold leaf ceilings and opulent furniture and a haunted place together, visit Chateau De Brissac in France. The Charlotte of France was murdered hereafter found cheating by her husband with one of his husband’s friends. It is believed that Charlotte’s ghost is still wandering in the castle, and guests and staff have noticed her spirit in the tower room of the Chateau de Brissac.
3. Tower of London: Tower of London is more than 900 years old and has a very long and deep history. Tourists and citizens have mentioned many times noticing the spookiest activities there. And the famous ghost stories of the tower of London are associated with Anne Boleyn, the wife of King Henry VIII, who was beheaded in the year 1536. Many people have noticed her headless body walking the tower’s corridors.
Another ghost people have noticed at this place is a white lady peeking out of the white tower’s window and her two young prince children who were illegitimate by the parliament and were murdered by their uncle.
4. Akershus Festning: Akershus Festning is another one of the haunted places in Europe built in the 1300s. It was the site of a prison where many prisoners were killed brutally. The prison closed in 1950, but still, there are rumours that visitors hear whispering and scratching sounds in the hallway. Even the guards of this Akershus Festning constantly have weird sensations of being pushed by someone.
5. Chillingham Castle: Chillingham Castle’s ghost stories are world-famous. Visitors have encountered the ghost of John Sage, who worked as King Edward I’s prime torturer more than 700 years ago in the castle. Even many noticed the ghost of Radiant Boy, Lady Berkeley, and White Lady in there. Many people also say that Chillingham Castle is also the home of a witch.
Many ghost stories are associated with Chillingham castle, but scientists have claimed that the castle has no evidence of ghosts. However, this castle has maintained a place in the most haunted places in the world, and you can discover the reality behind it by yourself.
6. Madrid’s Ministry of Finance: Another most haunted one of the places in the world is Madrid’s Ministry of Finance. It was used as a prison during the Civil war, and many people have died in it. And in the end, they were buried there only. The guards of the Ministry still hear voices banging on windows and doors. Even some visitors have reported the same happenings.
7. The Catacombs: The Catacombs in Paris, France was opened in the 18th century as a city’s efforts to decongest its space, but now it is considered as one of the creepiest places on the continent. It is the underground labyrinth and was known for being a home for the remains of about six million people. Many visitors have been lost in this place; Philibert Aspairt got lost in 1793, and his remains were discovered a few feet from the exit about 11 years later.
The Catacomb visitors have reported hearing weird voices coming from the walls, seeing ghosts, and witnessing spectral lights. Even some reported about being touched. If you want to know if it actually happens in reality or not, visit this creepy place.
8. Poveglia Island: The Poveglia Island in Venice is also known as one of the most haunted places in Europe. It was inhabited since 421, but later in the 14th century, it was abandoned entirely when the Bubonic Plague outbreak. People who stayed at that time were unwilling to come out because of this phenomenon. Also, it has been mentioned that until the 1800s, the island’s hospitals were used as mental asylum and until 1975 as the geriatric center. Today, the people abandoned the island and said that the victims of diseases haunt the place.
Pack your bags and get ready to Explore:
We hope this list of the seven most haunted places in Europe hasn’t creeped you out. If your tickets are booked for Europe, don’t miss out on capturing the haunted places on this. It will spice up your trip and make it memorable. After all, this continent is loaded with story-worthy haunted destinations, and not exploring them is so mainstream. So, make your trip to Europe special and crazy by visiting these creepy places.