Check out these photos of some of the world's most haunted castles.
The photo above is of the Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. Don't believe it's haunted? Well, a headless drummer has been seen and heard in the castle halls since 1650. And in 1537, Lady Glamis was accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake while her young son watched. Her ghost supposedly prowls the dark halls. A ghost dog has even been seen prancing through the misty graveyard.
The Eltz Castle in Germany was built in 1157 in the Mosel Forest. The ghosts of medieval knights still patrol the castle.
The Warwick Castle in England was built in 1068, and it has seen more battles than any other castle in Europe. The ghost tower is said to be one of its most haunted areas. Sir Fulke Greville was murdered by his manservant in 1628. It is believed that he materializes from his portrait late at night on cold evenings and wanders the castle's interiors.
The Belcourt Castle was built in the United States in 1894. The strangest thing about this castle is that the ghosts who haunt it allegedly come from the many artifacts inside the house, rather than from the castle itself. There is a haunted 15th century set of armor that lets out a blood-curdling scream every March.
The appropriately named Chillingham Castle was built in the 12th century in the northern corner of England. A childlike ghost called "the boy blue" is regularly seen in the pink room as a flash of blue light. Another ghost, John Sage, can be heard dragging bodies through the halls late at night!
Dracula's Castle is in the heart of old Transylvania. It was built in 1212 and named for Vlad III Dracul. After Vlad's father was assassinated and his brother was buried alive, he became a ruthless man. It all began at an Easter feast when Vlad arrested all the nobles, impaling the older ones and enslaving the younger ones. He killed tens of thousands of people, earning the nickname Vlad the Impaler.
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