4. ielele(aka Sanziene)
Ielele are magical creatures,with connections to witches and the devil.
They appear as beautiful young girls,gathered in the night and dancing in a circle,destroying the land where they danced,leaving it sterile.Sometimes
you can find a burned circle in the ground,or a circle in the crops,similar to modern interpretation of UFO activity,but nobody knew about UFO's at
the time the legend started.
They appear especially when the moon is full and on 24 june(Sanziene's night),and no man is allowed to see them.If you see them,and they didn't saw
you,you must be protected with garlic,basil,wormwood,leaves of walnut or lime,and you can make the cross sign(but they must not see you doing
it,because it will make them mad and attack you before you can complete the sign),or else you will become handicapped.If they see you,and you didn't
saw them,they will call you by name,and you must not look at them,because you will die in a painful way.And if you ignored them...they will follow you
at home,and try to lure you outside,by calling you and offering diverse things.The house can be protected by keeping a horse's head in front of the
house,because they fear it and leave.They are attracted by young boys especially,because they need their souls,so if you are a young man the
probability to be attacked is higher.There are lots of stories about young boys disappearing after being called outside by young girls.
There is also a dancing ritual that young boys used to do for protection,it's called "dansul calusarilor"(dance of the horsemen).
At Barbuletu,in Dambovita there is a place nicknamed Dead Man's place,because for centuries,there have been hundreds of sightings of those mysterious
girls,and every time the person who saw them became handicapped,or died is a horrible way.
There's a lot to talk about them,we can do it in the comments if you want.
5. Hoia-Baciu forest
Located nead Cluj-Napoca city,this is one of the most haunted forests in Romania.
It is nicknamed "the Bermuda Triangle of Transylvania",because of the high number of disappearences.
All the trees in the forest look strange,they are twisted and they grow like in no other place on earth.
A couple years ago,a sheperd and his 200 sheeps disappeared with no trace.There have been people capturing strange things in photos and
videos,sometimes cars won't start again for no reason if you stop there,also there have been airplanes that had malfunctions when they flew above the
forest,compasses are going wild sometimes,and you rarely see an animal near it.
People reported hearing feminine voices deep in the forest mocking them and laughing in a strange way,shadows moving in the forest,small lights in the
trees,even sightings of loved ones who passed away.
People who live near this forest are afraid to go there,but there are tourists who ignore the warnings and they camp outside the forest,and even in
the forest,hoping to see something.
There have been cases when the tourists disappeared with no sign after going in the forest.
Specialists from Germany,USA,France and Hungary went there to study the phenomenon and they all come up with photos of strange
structures,apparitions,even faces in the dark,orbs,silhouettes and other unexplained things.
There is a lot more about this place too,but I will leave it for you to find out.
6. Banffy Castle
Constructed near Bontida(Cluj County) by the Banffy family between 1437 and 1543,the Banffy Castle is now a ruin haunted by the people who died
there.It was a beautiful place,until the nazy invasion,when the germans evacuated the Banffy family in 1944,and transformed the castle in a military
It is still nicknamed the Versailles of Romania,even if it is now just a ruin in most part.
Recently,the foundation "Transylvania Trust" allocated 2 million euros for renovations,but it is enough for only 20% of the castle.
After the war,when nobody used the building anymore,lots of kids entered there to play.
Two girls from Bontida,Maria and Ionela found an underground hidded tunnel between Banffy castle and a church.The tunnel was used by some of the
Banffy family members as an escape route when the germans attacked.
The tunnel was later blocked by people,fearing that the kids might get hurt playing in there.
Before the tunnel was blocked,some boys entered there to play and were attacked by bats and they swore they saw soldiers coming after them.The years
passed,and the sightings became more frequent,people reporting seeing injured german soldiers between the walls of the castle,Banffy family members
walking in the yard,or watching from the windows.
There have been cases of kids telling the parents they were playing with an old man who lived there,and his name was Miklos(that was the name of the
Count Miklos Banffy,who lived there between 1873 and 1944,and he died in 1950).
Lately,people say that in some nights,you can see someone walking with a candle through the halls of the castle,and you can even see transparent
figures walking through the walls and doors...
edit on 4-4-2014 by exodus27 because: (no reason given)