Croatian House Appears on Creepiest European Places List

Lauren Simmonds

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October the 19th, 2023 – Halloween is just around the corner, and one Croatian house has appeared on a list showcasing some of Europe’s creepiest places.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, despite the fact that Irish writer Bram Stoker never visited Romania, he created Dracula’s imaginary home based on the description of the famous Bran Castle. The castle is also one of the most haunted in the world, with paranormal researchers flocking to the site every year to investigate claims that it is haunted by souls who witnessed horrendous medieval atrocities.


The second place on the list of Europe’s creepiest places is held by Triora in Italy, a village famous for the witch trials that took place between 1587 and 1589. It’s said that there are twelve – maybe thirteen – trapped souls of those murdered that continue to walk its streets, and village ghosts include the ghost of a bandit, a phantom carriage and horses, and the ghost of a woman who drowned in a stream.


Pluckley in England is number three on the European creepy list. England is full of very strange places, and this particular village is known to be full of ghosts – so much so that it was named the most haunted village in the country by the Guinness Book of Records.


The next village on the list is Ochate in Spain. Stories related to the past of this area began to surface in the seventies of the last century, and took off with the publication of an article in the Mundo Desconocido magazine, a monthly that dealt with the paranormal and extraterrestrial.


Within this article were revealed accounts of UFO sightings and ongoing paranormal activity, as well as accounts of biblical plagues that plagued this tiny village for years, setting the stage for future misery and strange occurrences. The medieval village of Roslin in Scotland is home to the mysterious late Gothic Rosslyn Chapel. The building has experienced numerous sightings of phantom monks, and one curator allegedly witnessed one praying at the altar in the crypt, surrounded by four guardian knights, reports Večernji list.

One Croatian house makes the list…

In Škrinjari, a very small settlement between Vrbovac and Bjelovar, sits the scariest Croatian house of all. This Croatian house took sixth place on this list. Many people say that they’ve seen a ghostly woman with no eyes, the ghost of a drowned girl and other creepy and inexplicable phenomena there. There are several versions of the story about what really happened at this Croatian house, but the most (in)famous is the one about two policemen who spent a night in the house because after losing a bet, but when they woke up they were completely grey and without any memory of the previous night.


Last on the list is Tintern in Wales known for its disturbing history and paranormal activity. The dark and eerie ruins of Tintern Abbey in Monmouthshire are believed to be haunted by the restless spirit of the Duchess of Monmouthshire. Local legend tells of a young lady who was betrayed by her own family and forced to take her own life in the shadow of the abbey walls.

Here’s the of the creepiest places in Europe, featuring that one very bizarre Croatian house:

  1. Bran, Romania
  2. Triora, Italy
  3. Pluckley, England
  4. Ochate, Spain
  5. Roslin, Scotland
  6. Škrinjari, Croatia
  7. Tintern, Wales


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