A collection of the haunted ghost stories, urban legends, folktales and the paranormal of Europe.

The Lady in White in Zitadelle Spandau

An old fortress of protection turned into a prison of a mistress who died and started haunting Zitadelle Spandau where she met her end. And the ghost of the mistress Anna Sydow are said to haunt both the place and the family who caused her death. 

Hauntingly Beelitz-Heilstätten Hospital

The abandoned sanatorium in Germany is said to be haunted by all those souls that died inside of it because of its dark history. And in the Beelitz-Heilstätten Hospital, it wasn’t just sick people who ended up dying, but several murders took place in it or around it as well. 

The Eternal Guest at Radisson Blu Hotel

Before it was renovated, the staff working at Radisson Blu Hotel in Bergen kept seeing the same ghostly guest over and over that never checked out. 

The Viking Ghost at Stokksnes Beach

On Stokksnes Beach in Iceland you can sometimes see the ghost of a drowned viking coming up from the ocean to haunt the black beach. 

Apollonia Schwartzkopf the Ghost at Bessastadir

No place is free from a haunting on Iceland, not even the official house for the president known as Bessastadir were the ghost of a woman named Apollonia Schwartzkopf haunts the house after maybe have been the victim of poison.

The Burning Skeleton in Venice

In Cannaregio district in the city of Venice, there is a burning skeleton of a mean man that is cursed to haunt the city around Campo de l’Abazia. 

Ghosts of Mary King’s Close

Scratching sounds from the chimney, plague victims left for dead and floating heads, the haunted underground of alleyways known as Mary King’s Close haunts under the city. 

Edinburgh Castle Ghosts and Legends

Witches, dragons and ghosts, Edinburgh castle are said to have it all. The sound of bagpipe and drummers can be heard without anyone playing, and those accused for witchcraft as well as prisoners of wars are said to haunt the old castle.

Haunted Spirits at The Banshee Labyrinth Pub

The metal bar called the Banshee Labyrinth is located in parts of the haunted underground vaults of Edinburgh. And today the place has some haunted stories to tell as well. Everything from ghost children, accused witches, irish folklore creatures and an annoying ghost in the ladies toilet, this pub houses them all.

The Finnish Maiden of Olavinlinna Castle

Buried alive inside the castle walls, the Finnish Maiden immured still haunts this medieval building of Olavinlinna Castle. 

The Ghosts Within the South Bridge Vaults

A paranormal investigator’s dream, the South Bridge Vaults in Edinburgh have been investigated for its hauntings on many occasions and many have left with a feeling of having experienced something paranormal and ghostly in the dark. 

The Wizard of West Bow and His House of Horrors

In what is now a place of religious worship there once stood a house plagued by demonic and haunted activity. And the legend from The Wizard of West Bow and his horror house in Edinburgh. 

The Story that Inspired The Hound of the Baskervilles

Did you know that the famous Arthur Conan Doyle book about Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles was based on a true legend? The legend about the evil Squire Richard Cabell and his hounds are still haunting the moors in Devon.

The Haunted Picture of The Rain Woman 

In the 90s the Ukrainian artist Svetlana Telets painted a strange painting known as The Rain Woman. According to those seeing the painting it makes them feel uneasy as if the woman in the painting is watching them. Today the painting has become known as one of the most haunted paintings out there. 

The Pirate Haunting Burgh Island

Treasures hidden in the caves, a restless ghost of a pirate and an endless murder mystery location: The Burgh Island is continuing to serve as a place of mystery to the visitors.

The Ghost on the Moor

In a time when suicide was a sin, a man took his own life when he couldn’t have the woman he loved. His tormented soul is said to haunt the moors in Dartmoor in Devon, England were he was buried. 

Poveglia Island — The Most Haunted Place in the World

The haunted Island of Poveglia has always been a place for the unwanted. It has been a place for plague victims, a psychiatric hospital and burial ground. Today it’s known for being one of the most haunted places in the world. 

The Cursed Merchants at Campo dei Mori

In the square of Campo dei Mori in Venice there are three stone statues placed in the. Legend has it that the three brother merchants were cursed and turned to stone, together with their camel. 

Georgiana Houghton and her Spirit Drawings in Watercolor

From beyond the veil, some mediums claimed that ghosts and spirits guided them to paint and draw. One of them was Georgiana Houghton and her spirit drawings.

The Cemetery for the Nameless

In an old cemetery in Vienna for the victims of the Donau river, these nameless dead ones rest in one of the most haunted places in Friedhof der Namenlosen. 

The Blind Ghost Girl on the Cliff by the Castelinho de São João do Estoril

On the cliff overlooking the blinking blue ocean of Portugal, a young blind girl fell to her death while playing by the Castelinho de São João do Estoril. She is now forever haunting the place. 

Baron Falkenberg that were Cursed to Sail the Sea for 600 Years

It the cold North Sea, there is a ghost ship where the crew plays for your soul with dice. That is what happened to Baron Falkenberg. 

Azzurrina of Romagna

On the night of the solstice, the sound of a little girl is echoes through the old castle. A little girl with blue hair.

The Accursed Mountains of Albania

The mysterious mountains in Albania is a place known for its myths and legends. Strange tales are told of this place and has been named The Accursed Mountains. 

The Ghost that Designed Iulia Hasdeu Castle

Through the power of spiritualism, the bereaved father built a castle designed by the ghost of his dead daughter. And today, the Iulia Hasdeu Castle still stands as a mysterious and haunted place. 

Hoia Baciu — The Haunted Forest of Transylvania

This haunted forest with its eerily coiled trees and whispers of local legends reminds us all that Transylvania is not only haunted by the legend of Dracula and vampires. Take a walk in the Hoia Baciu.

The Lost City of Dode

In the heart of the British countryside, the past of the plague, death and history haunts the desecrated church. But amid the mystery of the paranormal and pagan ley lines, the once cursed site has found back to being sacred. 

Fatima’s Harp — A Christmas Haunting

Through the halls of Stubley Hall, a Saracen love song haunts the place with the sound of the harp.

The Mistletoe Bough – The Bride in the Chest

The Legend of the Mistletoe Bough or the Mistletoe Bride is a ghost tale that many big houses claim as their own. Bramshill House is one of them, and the story of the dead bride haunts the already haunted place. 

The Highwayman Robbed of his Life

Now a peaceful place for a road trip, it was once a hot spot for highwaymen and a dangerous place to travel. Sometimes, it was also dangerous for the robbers. 

The Mantelgeist of the Fortress

Because of the cold winter with no food, people starved to death, even inside the castle walls. And ever since then, the ghost of the queens chambermaid still haunts the castle, known as the Mantelgeist.

The Haunted Vicarage — Sweden’s most ghostly crowded house

Even the home of the priests can’t keep the ghosts at bay. And in this house, the ghosts outnumber the living. 

The Black Cat of War

In 1941 a fighter plane crashed in a field in the English countryside. The pilots died, but a mysterious black cat lingered. 

Halloween Traditions Across the World

In this wide world we have countless customs, holidays and traditions. But the tradition of honoring, and at times, fearing the dead around the dark autumn time, seems to be something we do in all corners of the earth.

The Prisoner of Château de Puymartin

After a husband caught his cheating wife, the punishment for her lasted into the afterlife. 

Ghost of the Cathedral

From medieval times, history and bloody memories lingers in one of the only and longest standing cathedrals in Norway.

The Haunting of The House of Hohenzollern

The noble family of Hohenzollern of Germany has been haunted for centuries. The White Lady follows them, wherever they go. Who is she? And what does she want with the life of the nobles?

The Haunting of The Blue Lady at Verdala Palace

The mysterious legend about the Blue Lady in Verdala Palace from Malta is shrouded in questions. What happened? Who is she? Will she ever find peace?

The Running Lady of Beeford

A ghost haunts the roads of small English village. She is known as the Running Lady and according to legend, known for causing accidents.

The Evil Bishop Against the Maiden in Love – A Ghost Story

The white lady of Haapsalu castle is one of the most well known ghost stories in Estonia. It tells the story of young love, torn apart by religion and an evil bishop.

The Malcanis Guarding the Fortress

So hellhounds? Yay or nay, according to this legend tough, there are some of them that can remind us a lot about them.

Whitby – A Gothic Haunting

The gothic haunting of the small town of Whitby is said to be by the old abbey as well as Bram Stoker used it for a setting of Dracula.

The Girl in the Pond

An orphan girl is forever confined to a strange country without her family, trying to lure other children to share her faith.

5 Haunted Attractions to Visit

A list of five haunted attraction you can visit as a tourist.

The Lingering Presence of a Nazi Ghost

The lingering presence of a high ranking Nazi leader is still hiding and wandering in the bunkers used in the war.

The Red Barn Murder

A murder mystery that was allegedly solved by the appearance of the ghost of the victim.

An Icelandic Ghost Story

In the cold and desolated coast of Iceland, a ship wrecked crew is trying to find the way back home.

Most Haunted Village in Norway

In an old iron foundry settlement, the once upon the time leader cannot find any rest in death.

Brown Lady of Raynham Hall

The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall is probably one of the most iconic ghost pictures out there. But what is the story behind it? And who is that ghostly figure?