posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 07:53 AM
There is a Castle in the region of Cardona, Catalunya (Spain) which had been standing for 1000 years.
Historic battles of blood and fire were fought. It is said that many people were tortured and executed in the dungeons underneath the Castle.
A brief history;
The Castle of Cardona is arguably the most important medieval fortress in the Principality of Catalonia. It is situated on a hill overlooking the
river valley of the Cardener and the town of Cardona.
The fortress was initially constructed by Wilfred the Hairy in 886. It is in both the Romanesque and Gothic styles, and includes the so-called Sala
Dorada and Sala dels Entresols. During the 14th century, the dukes of Cardona came from the most important family of the Crown of Aragon, which was
second only to the royal house. Because of this, they were called “kings without crowns,” as they had extensive territories in Catalonia, Aragon,
and Valencia, and dynastic ties with Castile, Portugal, Sicily, and Naples. This presumably increased the importance of the castle.
In 1714, even after a Bourbon siege destroyed a good part of the castle's walls, the garrison was one of the last to surrender to the Bourbon troops
which supported Philip V. As the Bourbons and their heirs would go on to suppress Catalonian national identity, the fort has become significant to
Today, the castle's main jewel is the torre de la minyona (from the 11th century) a tower which measures 15 meters in height and 10 meters in
diameter. Additionally, there is the romanesque church of Sant Vicenç de Cardona adjacent to the fort. The fort is currently used as a parador, a
state-run luxury hotel.
1970s the castle got built into a luxury hotel.
Even though, thousands of people stay at the Hotel. Not many know about one of their rooms.
Workers who reformed the Castle said that they could hear noises and saw apparitions in room 712.
One such worker saw the apparition of a woman dressed in medieval clothes.
Others say it is a man wearing medieval clothes.
Some claim even when the room is locked you can hear furniture moving around.
Animals like Dogs or Cats will NOT go into that room.
The Castle was home to different Dukes throughout the ages, and was a place of pain.
Since the 10th century there have been legends of paranormal.
Old people from the neighboring village have seen a young woman climb to the top of the tower.
The room 712 is NEVER open to the public. If you wish to spend the night there one must ask in reception.
A group of Spanish Ghost hunters decided to stay there for 4 days and 4 nights.
One person who stayed there asked the Hotel to change his room because he could see a man in medieval clothes standing at the end of his bed.
An English woman who stayed there told the Hotel manager that all throughout the night someone or somebody was pulling her hand.
The cleaners will not go into the room alone. Whenever they have to clear up, they go two in two.
A well known Spanish Lawyer turned reporter and writer, Francisco Gonzalez Ledesma spent a night in the castle.
They warned him not to stay there. But he refused to believe in such stories.
At 2am he began to hear very loud noises of furniture being dragged from the room above.
He explains that it wasn’t just any noise it was like a whole wardrobe had been dragged.
Snr Ledesma, still to this day cannot explain what is happening in the Castle.
One Director of the Hotel resigned leaving a note for his successor.
The note warned the new director of the room 712.
The new Director called the old one on the phone when he explained that before the Hotel had keys to open the rooms. Now they have cards. One day the
cleaners could not open it with the key so they called the director who went up to the 7th floor and tried opening the room 712, when a voice from
inside the room said "YOU MUST WAIT". The guy resigned.
The former Director of the Hotel explains;
5pm, a Basketball team was staying at the Hotel and they asked if they could leave sometime during the afternoon instead of at 12am, the next day.
They were staying on the 7th floor.
As normal when the basketball team left, the cleaners went to clean the room. They cleaners thought that all the rooms on the 7th floor were occupied
by the team. So they turned the key, as the room was locked, and heard a voice that told them to wait.
They did, as they thought the Basketball team was still on the 7th floor. When they looked at their work sheet they found that the team had already
left and no one stayed in room 712 anyway.
Security got called and they went up to the room but couldn’t open it. The Director then made his way to the ghostly room turned the key when the
voice again told them, again, to wait.
The Director managed to open the door and 4 people went in. Everything was normal except for the bathroom. They found a hot water tap on at full blast
with condensation on the mirror, a used towel and foot prints.
They searched the whole room and no one was there.
Other people, some of them paranormal investigators have stayed in the room and heard a voice telling them to sleep.
One of them says that at 2am someone knocked on the door, he got up to check but again no one was there.