Added on: 19th Mar 2016
ROCKY HILL CASTLE, ALABAMA
Built as a plantation house between Town Creek and Courtland,
Alabama, the Rocky Hill Castle was surrounded by numerous
ghost stories and folklore legends. Before it was demolished in
1960’s, the castle was purported to be haunted by the spirit
of a Lady in Blue, ghosts of Civil War soldiers, and the ghosts
of tortured slaves. Prior to its destruction, it was also alleged
that knocking and banging of unknown origin often
occurred in the house.
BALLYGALLY CASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND
Built in 1625, the Ballygally Castle is one of the most haunted
places in Northern Ireland. Now serving as a hotel, the castle
is reputed to host a number of ghosts, the most active of
which is the former resident, Madam Nixon, who has been
allegedly haunting the castle since her death in the 18th century.
She roams the passages at night dressed in a silk dress.
Her fleeting appearances have recently been confined
to a room in a corner turret.
HIMEJI CASTLE, JAPAN
One of the greatest examples of Japanese castle architecture,
the Himeji Castle in the Hyogo Prefecture has been a site of some
eerie events and unexplainable occurrences. In fact, it is the castle´s
well that has allegedly witnessed the most haunting as it is thought
to host the ghost of Okiku, a mythical character from ancient
Japanese legends. The ghost is supposed to rise from the well at
night and count to nine before shrieking and returning to the well.
AKERSHUS CASTLE, NORWAY
Built in the 13th century to protect Norway´s capital Oslo, the
Akershus Castle is regarded as the scariest place in the country.
In more recent history, the castle served as a prison, here many
prisoners died and it was also where the Nazis executed masses
of people during the WWII. With such a bleak history, it comes as
no surprise that the castle is believed to be haunted by numerous
ghosts, even including the ghost of a dog who was supposed
to guard the castle gate.
CHARLEVILLE CASTLE, IRELAND
A Gothic-style castle located in Ireland, the Charleville Castle is
one of the most haunted castles in the country. Alleged to be
haunted by the third Earl of Charleville’s daughter Harriet, the castle
was featured in several paranormal reality TV series such as
Scariest Places on Earth, Most Haunted, and Ghost Hunters International.
Harriet is believed to have haunted the place since 1861 when
she died after falling from the staircase at the age of eight.
FRANKLIN CASTLE, OHIO
Located in Cleveland, Ohio, the Franklin Castle has a particularly
gloomy reputation, ranking among the most haunted places in
the US. The castle features many hidden passages and rooms,
including a trap door that lead to a tunnel that goes nowhere
and more infamously, a room in which dozens of human baby
skeletons were found. Surrounded by several other tragic stories,
the castle is thought to be haunted by children ghosts.
ERASMUS CASTLE, SOUTH AFRICA
Also known as “Die Spookhuis” or “The Haunted House”, the
Erasmus Castle is a large mansion famous for frequent ghost
sightings and supernatural encounters. These days, the castle
is open for public tours and cultural gatherings, which is why
so many people have witnessed various paranormal activities at
the castle such as lit windows in the uninhabited parts of the
building, unexplainable human sounds etc.
BEAUMARIS CASTLE, WALES
One of the world´s greatest examples of symmetrical concentric
planning, the Beaumaris Castle is a haunted medieval castle
in north Wales. Built in 1330, the castle is said to be home to
strange echoes of chanting which have been caught on audio
recording equipment by visitors to the small chapel area.
The feeling of being watched has also been felt in the long
dark corridors and an over-all sense of creepy loneliness
can be felt there.