Corvin Castle, also known as Hunyadi Castle or Hunedoara Castle is situated in Romania and is one of the most haunted castles in the world where Vlad the Impaler was imprisoned.
In the heart of Transylvania, just a few hours drive from Bran Castle sits Hunyadi Castle. Built in the 14th century, it’s accessible only by a single narrow bridge that leads up to the main entrance.
Corvin Castle is one of the largest castles in Europe and is split into three main areas, the Knight’s Hall, the Diet Hall, and the circular stairways. Each of which are bordered by towers that were used as a prison.
During the 15th century, Vlad the Impaler was imprisoned in the castle. Though he has been falsely linked to Bran Castle because of the 1897 Dracula novel, if there was a castle of Dracula, it would most certainly be Corvin Castle
The grounds are spectacular and boast rich gothic-style architecture. This may have actually been the true inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Many legends are associated with Corvin Castle which leads people to consider it the most haunted castle in Romania and maybe even the most haunted castle in the world.
In addition to being a prison, Corvin’s Castle also had a torture chamber. Corvin’s torture chamber included many instruments that were used to inflict brutal pain on any of its visitors. There was also a bear pit, where prisoners would be thrown in alive to meet their end in a live brawl with a bear.
The horrible history of violence and torture have spawned many of the ghost stories that have led people to believe this is the most haunted castle in the world.
Visitors have caught apparitions in photographs whilst visiting Corvin Castle and the grounds have the home of a lot of violent poltergeist activity. Likely attributed to the tormented souls within the medieval castle walls.
One story is of a group of overnight visitors who got a lock-in for a paranormal experiences, but they got more than they bargained for. When the guard returned the next morning to let out the guests that he secretly let stay, they were bruised and beaten.
They claimed that throughout the night, they’d been tormented and attacked by a violent poltergeist. Though still second to the most violent poltergeist in Europe, the ghosts of Corvin Castle make it known as one of the most haunted castles in the world.