World's 5 Most Haunted Castles

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World's 5 Most Haunted Castles - as part of the travel series by GeoBeats.

Given their history and events, many believe castles to be among the most haunted places on Earth. Here are 5 of the most haunted.

Number 5 is The Eltz Castle in Germany. This majestic stronghold was built in the 12th century and was never captured by invading armies.The castle still remains in the ownership of the family that has possessed it for 33 generations. According to legends, the castle grounds are still haunted by medieval knights.

Number 4 is Chillingham Castle. Originally built as a fortress more than 800 years ago, it is Located in Northumberland UK. One of the scariest place here is the torture chamber where thousands of people, mainly Scottish captives were tortured and killed. The tools used for torture such as boiling pots and for gouging out eyes are still intact.

Number 3 - The 13th century Poenari Castle is situated on a hill, deep within Romania's countryside. The castle, was home to the Prince, Vlad the Impaler who's also referred to as Dracula and said to be the inspiration behind the character in novel Dracula. He's said to have brutally tortured and killed scores of people and their spirits are said to haunt the site today. Even his wife is said to have jumped from the tower to her death.

Number 2 - Located about 3 hours from New Delhi in the state of Rajasthan, Bhangarh Fort feared by many in India. The fort along with the surrounding town was established in 16th century but abandoned by the early 18th century. Local legend says the area is cursed and it is believed any roof built here collapses. Even the Indian Government has a sign prohibiting entry before or after sunrise.

Number 1 is the Dragsholm Castle in Denmark. Originally built in 1215, the castle is said to be haunted by many Ghosts. The most notorious ghost is that of Grey Lady, a former employee of the castle and that of White Lady, daughter of one of the previous owners who was imprisoned in the castle by her father for loving a commoner.