The Curse and Haunting of Chiajna Monastery, Romania

Bucharest, Romania

On the outskirts of the bustling Romanian city of Bucharest sits the ruins of an unconsecrated monastery. While this foreboding stone edifice slowly crumbles, its superstitious legends remain strong and well-engrained in the minds of locals. Though the Chiajna Monastery was built as a place of peace and worship, it’s existence became something quite the opposite. Today, it remains a feared landmark to many. For those who believe these aging tales, the former church is […]

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Rome’s Museum of the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Rome, Italy

Along the banks of one of the most prominent rivers in Rome sits a grand old church with a dark secret tucked deep within. Towards the back end of the Chiesa del Sacro Cuore del Suffragio is Rome’s very own Museum of Purgatory. While this museum is small, contained within one modest room, it makes up for what it lacks in size with an extreme amount of creep-factor. This is one attraction that lovers of […]

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Ghosts of the Prince of Wales Inn: Most Haunted Pub in Wales

Wales

A historic pub that at first glance, doesn’t look out of the ordinary, rests peacefully in the countryside of Wales. Known as the Prince of Wales Inn, locals will tell you that there is a lot more to this building than first meets the eye. The long history surrounding the pub has given rise to a number of ghost stories and many people consider this to be one of the most haunted places in Wales. […]

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Ghosts of the Colosseum: Most Haunted Place in Rome

Rome, Italy

The Roman Colosseum is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Its imposing facade has stood proudly for thousands of years. Despite the Colosseum’s weathered and worn appearance the stones the building is fashioned from hold the true heart and many truths of Rome’s ancient past. The origins of the Colosseum date back to 72AD when construction on the grand stadium begun. Over the next 8 years, construction would continue on the Colosseum […]

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Edinburgh Castle: Scotland’s Haunted Castle

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland’s most recognizable and most haunted castles. This foreboding fortress towers high over Edinburgh from upon its rocky perch, known as Castle Rock. The land the castle exists upon has been occupied by humans since at least the Bronze Age, with the castle’s construction commencing later in the 12th century. Since Edinburgh Castle was such an important stronghold for ruling Scotland, the rival English and Scottish Monarchies have fought over […]

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Dracula’s Ghost: Where Does Vlad Tepes Haunt?

Romania

Dracula is one of the most recognizable horror icons and has grown in popularity since he first appeared in Bram Stoker’s famed novel ‘Dracula.’ Although Dracula is a fictional character, it is said that his origins may have been forged in some bloody truth. Dracula was supposedly inspired by the real-life historical warlord Vlad Tepes, or Vlad the Impaler. Vlad was born in the Transylvanian town of Sighisoara sometime between 1428 and 1431. He was born […]

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Paris Catacombs: Illegal Tunnels vs Tourist Attraction

Paris, France

Deep beneath the romantic streets of Paris lie dark secrets and death. Long abandoned, ancient mining tunnels, stuffed with the skeletal remains of around 6 million dead people span for kilometers under Paris. These ghoulish, bone-ridden tunnels form the Paris Catacombs and allegedly contain the Gates to Hell. The Paris Catacombs came to be after disease and many other misfortunes ravaged 17th century Paris. This inundated the growing city with human corpses. After the cemeteries […]

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Notre Dame: Fire, Ghosts and the Devil

Paris, France

As wild flames engulf one of the most sacred places in France, onlookers desperately pray that the history and artifacts contained within the Notre Dame Cathedral may be spared. Being one of the quintessential icons of Paris, the Notre Dame Cathedral and its glory will likely be rebuilt after this devastating fire. But what may be lost from this tragedy remains to be seen. Dark stories and legends suggesting the Cathedral may be haunted have […]

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