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->''"Last Chance Not To Go Near The Castle!"''
-->-- '''Sign outside [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Dontgonearthe Castle]]''' in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', a Literature/{{Discworld}} novel set in {{Uberwald}}

''This is the article for the trope Haunted Castle. For the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' game of the same name, click [[VideoGame/HauntedCastle here]].''

On a foggy mountain peak in a [[{{Uberwald}} spooky land]] looms the Haunted Castle -- and who knows what manner of beast lurks within its walls? It could be [[OurVampiresAreDifferent some sort of vampire]], FrankensteinsMonster, the MadScientist, the WolfMan, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking or even]] WesternAnimation/BugsBunny. Or maybe [[MonsterMash all of them at once]].

The protagonist will be [[ClosedCircle driven to the castle]] by a thunderstorm, running out of gas, or by [[CuriosityKilledTheCast his own curiosity.]] In the valley below, the villagers will have warned the hero against spending the night in the castle, but he presses on into the night. His beautiful bride will question his decision, but will reluctantly accompany him.

Once the couple have arrived at the castle, the monster will take a liking for the bride. Perhaps she resembles some long-lost love of the monster, or he desires her for some mad experiment.

It will also typically be AlwaysNight, with the sun never rising until the evil is vanquished. Expect DramaticThunder, GraveClouds with a [[HostileWeather Chance of Rain]], OminousFog, CobwebOfDisuse, FallingChandelierOfDoom, and your typical [[ItWasADarkAndStormyNight Dark And Stormy Night]].

In a North American setting, instead of a haunted castle, the HauntedHouse will be the monster's home, since actual castles are in short supply in the United States and Canada. They are plentiful in {{Transylvania}}.



* Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo-Berry live in a haunted castle, or more accurately, they haunt a castle.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The Castle of Illusions in ''Manga/DigimonVTamer01,'' "haunted" by the lingering data of monsters improperly deleted.
* It comes up in Gundam spin-off ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'': one of the fights in the main tournament arc takes place in one such haunted castle.
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Every castle Guts comes across is either filled with some monstrosity or just filled with assholes.
* ''Manga/BlueExorcist'': Impure King Castle
* ''Anime/OnePiece'': Thiller Bark, the whole island is one big spooky castle.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Castle [=McDuck=] in Disney's ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' and ''Uncle Scrooge'' comics: When first introduced in Creator/CarlBarks' "The Old Castle's Secret," it was purportedly haunted by the ghost of Sir Quackly [=McDuck=], who sealed himself in its walls along with a chest full of treasure. In Creator/DonRosa's comics, it's apparently haunted by every member of the [=McDuck=] clan, who watch over their descendants and help scare off enemies; Sir Quackly is the one who shows himself the most often. There was also a ScoobyDooHoax launched by their rival clan the Whiskervilles involving a ghostly hound.
* Rueben Rueben, from ''Zip Comics'', stumbled on a haunted castle with benevolent ghosts who gave him powers.
* Doctor Doom's castle in Latvaria. The only monster is the human monster of Doctor Doom.
* Baufort Castle in the ''ComicBook/JohanAndPeewit'' comic book story "The War of the Seven Springs" (and its AnimatedAdaptation counterpart "The Haunted Castle") is haunted by its ancestor Aldebert Baufort, because he had caused the seven springs surrounding his castle to dry up due to his selfish desire for more wine to drink, and thus is BarredFromTheAfterlife until the seven springs are restored and a true Baufort descendant who carries the family seal comes to reclaim the castle.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Played straight in the ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' movies with Kate Beckinsale. A gothic mansion and a haunted castle both make appearances.
* The ancient Glourie castle in the ''Film/TheGhostGoesWest''.
* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' is an AffectionateParody of this trope, the movie is mostly set in one that turns out to be [[spoiler: a spaceship]].
* The ensemble comedy ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095304/ High Spirits]]'' (1988) was set in a haunted castle.
* ''Film/VanHelsing'' plays this straight but also kind of lampshades it since the whole movie is a deliberate mash-up/tribute to Universal Horror Classics.
* ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'' played this exact trope, except they couldn't get a castle, so they used a smallish and rather boring house.
* ''Castle of Blood'' depicts Edgar Allan Poe being challenged to reveal the inspiration of his stories. Big mistake--it leads to a night in a haunted castle. The film claims to be based on a story of the real Poe but nothing he wrote in our world really fits the bill. The movie was remade in 1971, titled ''Web of the Spider'' and was allegedly based on Poe's famous story ''Night of the Living Dead''. Uh, yeah.
* Many of Creator/VincentPrice's movies were set in haunted (or supposedly haunted) castles, ''Film/ThePitAndThePendulum '' probably being the best example.

* The castle ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' is this. However, what most people think is the ghost is actually more something like a GeniusLoci, and is not there out of his own free will, he was magically bound to the castle, to make it PoweredByAForsakenChild. Despite all this, Oreg is quite friendly to the inhabitants, that is, unless they [[BerserkButton slap the mute daughter of the family]]. It is never mentioned what he did to the person who did that, but it is mentioned that she never visited again.
* OlderThanRadio: Literature/TheStoryOfTheYouthWhoWentForthToLearnWhatFearWas features a youngster spending three nights in a haunted castle to try and learn what fear is.
* Walpole's ''Literature/TheCastleOfOtranto'' (1764) initially gave rise to this trope in popular culture, not to mention to GothicFiction in general.
* Bram Stoker's ''Literature/{{Dracula}},'' of course. Dracula greets Jonathan Harker: "Welcome to my house! Enter freely and of your own will!"
* Played with in the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', where the ancestral {{Uberwald}}ean home of the Magpyrs is actually called Dontgonearthe Castle, and the Old Count would advertise it as if it were a tourist trap using ReversePsychology ("Last Chance to Not Go Near The Castle"). It worked terrifically; people would come in for MILES just so they could Notgonearthe castle. And when, every few decades, the vampire there rose again ([[spoiler: and was quickly quelled, of course]]), it just added to the interest... and the local economy. It helps even more that there's something with the roads that causes all traveling coaches to break a wheel as they near it.
* Present in Christopher Stasheff's novel ''[[Literature/WarlockOfGramarye The Warlock's Companion]]''; it's the location where half the story takes place. The other half is flashbacks, including one that plays with the trope by referring to an ancestor a few centuries ago who, seeing that haunted houses were becoming all the rage, but owning only a fairly recent mansion, instructed the house butler/majordomo to go out and ''buy'' an ancestral ghost from somewhere.
* In Creator/JamesThurber's ''Literature/The13Clocks'', the Duke finds his castle haunted by the children he locked in the tower: that is, he hears their laughter, and children's balls come bouncing down the stairs. Cold as he is, he finds this more horrifying than the ordinary sort of ghosts.
* The neo-Gothic Wyrdhurst Hall in ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil]]''. It comes complete with local villagers who tell visitors the place is haunted.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** [[AwesomeButImpractical Harrenhal]] has this reputation, partially because the Targaryens used dragons to roast the castle's holders alive centuries ago, and partially because most of the people who hold the castle end up [[TheMillstone experiencing acute misfortune.]] [[spoiler:Janos Slynt got sent up to join the Night's Watch, Amory Lorch got thrown in the bear pit when the castle was taken, Vargo Hoat had his limbs chopped off and ''fed to him'' by Gregor Clegane, and so on: and, these are just the newest.]] There are tales of the ghost of Harren the Black and his sons roaming the castle, looking like charred corpses. Not to mention whatever House Lothston as a whole managed to do while living in it to ''still'' get used as scary stories to get children across the Riverlands into staying indoors when it starts to get dark for fear of what could come out of the castle. They've been extinct for decades by the start of the series, but it left a mark.
** The Nightfort of the Wall has had a decidedly nasty reputation for ages. Partially for which it was eventually abandoned centuries ago. The [[IAmAHumanitarian Rat]] [[SacredHospitality Cook]], [[SweetPollyOliver Brave Danny]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Flint]], the [[{{Necromancer}} Night's King]] and his [[WinterRoyalLady Other Queen]], the [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves Seventy-Nine Sentinels]]... Many horror stories of blood, betrayal and ghostly goings on are attached to this castle. Either rightly or wrongly. The magic Black Gate it contains, however, ''isn't'' just a story. And, that's pretty creepy enough.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Hogwarts Castle is a unique form of this trope: the castle is indeed haunted by several ghosts, but most are perfectly nice (well, except Peeves, but he's a pest rather than an actual threat, and not even really a ghost but a poltergeist; the Bloody Baron is pretty terrifying but harmless), and the castle is, of course, also a [[WizardingSchool school]]. Most of the ghosts just hang around and give advice when asked, but one of them is actually teaching classes, and no-one's sure if he's even noticed he died.
* ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'': The palace of Carduel has this reputation due to all the horrible things that happened there over the years: Mass poisonings, cannibalism both accidental and deliberate, people being entombed alive behind the walls, etc., etc. Even Madam Corte, a born skeptic, is convinced the place is haunted.
* ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'': The Palace is inhabited by mostly benign ghosts and has a generally run-down appearance, also because the Heap family is too small for it.
* A few pop up in the Middle-earth works of Creator/JRRTolkien: Minas Morgul and Dol Guldur in the Third Age (both literally haunted, being the lairs of the Ringwraiths and the Necromancer respectively) and in the First Age, when Sauron captures Minas Tirith (no, not the one in Gondor) on Tol Sirion, and turns it into Tol-in-Gaurhoth (the Isle of Werewolves) with a similar reputation for unquiet souls.
** And of course Barud-dur by definition.
* The eponymous building in ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogInCastleRobotnik'' is a purpose built one so Robotnik can shoot a film. Was apparently constructed in under 4 months.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The Riverlands are home to Harrenhal, a castle built by the Ironborn during their occupation of the region. Though now a ruin, it remains the largest castle built in Westeros, but the day it was completed, the Targaryens invaded and roasted the Ironborn royal family inside. The ''Histories and Lore'' bonus material explains that since then every family to hold it has met with misfortune. This holds mostly true even in the present day: Janos Slynt was banished and later executed, Locke had his neck broken by a Bran-controlled Hodor, Gregor Clegane was gravely wounded (it is unclear if the show's version was brought back from the dead as Ser Robert Strong apparently was or merely returned from the brink), Robb Stark, Tywin Lannister, and Roose Bolton were murdered. Only Littlefinger remains unscathed.
** The Nightfort, where Bran and company pass the Wall, is supposedly haunted by the Rat Cook, who violated SacredHospitality.
* Castle Forrester in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''
* Subverted and played for laughs in an episode of the Canadian reality series ''Series/KennyVsSpenny''. The two title characters have a competition to see who can stay inside an abandoned house the longest without getting scared. Kenny (the member of the duo that always cheats) tries a number of tactics to scare his friend Spenny, who's easily manipulated. In the end, Kenny is spooked out of the house by a loud noise, which he believed to be a ghost. It was actually a construction crane that fell on the house, making Spenny win the competition.
* Also played for laughs in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Buffy vs. Dracula:"
-->'''Riley:''' I've lived in Sunnydale for a couple years now. Know what I never noticed before?\\
'''Giles:''' Uh, a castle?\\
'''Riley:''' A big, honkin' castle.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Catspaw".
* Taskerlands in ''Film/TheStoneTape'' only dates back to the 1890's, but it turns out the foundations are a lot older. Much, much older...

* ''VideoGame/ThreeDUltraPinballCreepNight'' takes place in and around a castle that's infested with ghosts, goblins, and other supernatural creatures.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has several, mostly concentrated in [[{{Uberwald}} Sylvania]].
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has too many examples to list, but the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' campaign is setting is especially full of them, due to its Gothic horror inspirations. Most notable is Castle Ravenloft, after which the setting is named.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Mysterium}}'' involves investigators going to one to solve the mystery of its haunting.

* Doris Castle, home of the titular countess Raymonda from the ballet Raymonda, is a normal, lived in castle that happens to be haunted by a helpful, if strict, family ghost called the White Lady.

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* Appears in the ''Scooby-Doo'' scene from the former ride, ''Ride/TheFuntasticWorldOfHannaBarbera''.
* Is the main setting of the Ride/BuschGardens attraction, ''The Curse of [=Darkastle=]''.
* The Dutch faerie tale theme park ''De Efteling'' has a haunted castle called ''Spookslot'' as one of its oldest attractions.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Fighting your way through such castles is the very premise of the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series. In fact, ''VideoGame/HauntedCastle'' is the actual title of one of the arcade games in the series.
* Keith's castle in ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' is both a straight example and a subversion. It ''is'' haunted, as is only appropriate for a castle owned by a vampire, but the owner himself is a very nice guy; all the ''real'' trouble in the area is being caused by the mayor of nearby Bistriz.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has two haunted castles, Shadowfang Keep and Karazhan. Groups can assault these castles to kill their EvilOverlord. Also, the Forsaken hometown of the Undercity is the dungeon of a Haunted Castle.
** Only because the Undead killed everyone there, razed the surface, and moved into the basement, of course...
*** But other than that they're okay people.
*** Or to be exact, "normal" people with undead bodies, at least if you don't count Varimathras and the evil royal apothecary society
*** To be fair, the city was razed by the faction that made them rather than the splinter group that lives there now.
** Another haunted castle in the game in Icecrown Citadel which outclasses all the others in size.
* Foe Mansion in ''VideoGame/LaTale'', complete with Frankenstein-esque monsters and ghosts.
* ''VideoGame/{{Kuon}}'' features a cursed medieval Japanese mansion.
* Castle Brennenburg in ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'' is located in thick Prussian forests which the locals are afraid to enter as it is supposedly haunted by the deserters of wars. And that's ''before'' the Shadow shows up...
* Soldier's Peak, the former headquarters of the Grey Warden Order in Ferelden as seen in the ''Warden's Keep'' DLC expansion for ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. It's an abandoned fortress inhabited by roaming undead, demons, ghosts and a centuries-old [[BloodMagic blood mage]], trying desperately to hold back a [[HellOnEarth demonic invasion]] from the Fade.
** The Adamant Fortress mentioned in ''Literature/{{Asunder}}'', a Grey Warden outpost built into the side of the [[BottomlessPits Abyssal Rift]], a chasm believed to lead right down to the Deep Roads. After being abandoned by the Wardens, it fell under the control of the Tranquil Pharamond, who's [[MadScientist experiments]] accidentally tore the Veil, leading to every building but the Keep being burnt to the ground, the inhabitants killed and their corpses possessed by demons.
* Mundus's castle in the first ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''. Dante's not spooked easily, but the place is filled with eerie contraptions and horrific demons.
* ''VideoGame/FatalFrame'' features Himuro Mansion for the first game and the Mansion of Sleep for the third. Both are big. Both are spooky. Both are designed to make sure you never come out again, dead or alive.
* ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'' has Castle Borgov, home to ghosts, vampires, ogres, and Toby.
* The scenario that [[AIIsACrapshoot AM]] sets up for Ted in ''VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream''. It has everything: Banners portraying Ellen as a [[PrincessClassic princess]] and Ted as her KnightInShiningArmor, a British maid who'd like nothing more than a night with him, the surrounding forest is dark and infested with wolves, and the witch who owns the castle is into dark arts and has a secret room with a pentagram for summoning demons. Ted himself [[DeadpanSnarker doesn't think too highly of the place, though.]]:
--> '''Ted:''' "So typical of the castles I've visited in Europe. A beautiful facade disguising ordinary stone."
* The ruins of New Londo in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', the remains of a once-great city flooded to seal away the Darkwraiths. It's now filled with ghosts, who are quite nasty,requiring the player to either be cursed or use special weapons to hurt them.
* Almia Castle from ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger: Shadows of Almia'' is completely devoid of human life and crawling with ghost and psychic-type Pokémon. It's also covered in ice.
* Hang Castle in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' is filled with pumpkin-headed ghosts and robotic wizards and witches and sprawls out as far as the eye can see. The following stage, Mystic Mansion, is set on the inside, with the final area on the roof at dawn, having survived the many traps within. The reason Sonic is here is because he's spotted a Chaos Emerald in the castle.
* Osohe Castle in ''VideoGame/MOTHER3''.
* The Covenant Manor from ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersUndying''.
* Sylvain Castle in ''VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}'' has an AcidPool outside, and inside has skeletons, {{Giant Spider}}s, Undead Knights and some grim records of its former inhabitants.
* ''VideoGame/NosferatuTheWrathOfMalachi'': It's not so much "haunted" as it is "run by, inhabited by, infested with, and patrolled by undead monsters and demons" but same difference.
* Cainhurst Castle in ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}''. It's a creepy frozen castle in the snowy mountains. It's infested with ghosts and crazed servants and lorded over by the long-dead Logarius, a scythe-wielding skeleton. You even get there by way of a black carriage without a driver after finding an invitation -- addressed specifically to your player character -- on a dead body in the local clinic.
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' has a castle run by mutant cultist.
* Creepy Castle from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', complete with {{Bedsheet Ghost}}s and [[DemBones Skeleton Kremlings]].
* The castle of Magus, Fiendlord's Keep from VideoGame/ChronoTrigger

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has Castle Heterodyne. The ruined {{steampunk}} castle may not actually be haunted, but it's stuffed full of deathtraps, and its broken [[AIIsACrapshoot artificial intelligence]] tends to kill the people who enter, and/or press-gangs them into repairing it.
* In ''Webcomic/SchwarzKreuz'' [[TheDragon Harker]], whose training in being a vampire probably comes from Film/{{Hammer Horror}}s, sets his base in a suitably ruined one.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', the palace of [[HeartbrokenBadass Daisuke Hyuga]] in Yamato is covered by a dark forest and becomes haunted after Lord Daisuke, in despair after having lost his wife Matami in a raider attack, makes a [[DealWithTheDevil blood pact]] with the demon [[OmnicidalManiac Yurius]].
* ''FanFic/GraveAcademy'' is a Forum/RPG that centers on a school for monsters which is based in such a castle.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Ghosts always seemed to love that old haunted castle on the outskirts of town, in ''The Ghost Busters''.
* Subverted in many ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoons.
* Two of Creator/VanBeurenStudios cartoons are set in haunted castles full of skeletons and ghosts respectively--one of their Tom and Jerry shorts "Wot A Night", and one of their WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat cartoons "Bold King Cole".
* Bender's uncle Vlad's castle in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Honking". Near the village of Thermostadt, it was "haunted" by holograms of his dead ancestors.
* And, of course, many adventures of Franchise/ScoobyDoo and friends.
* Richard Tyler in ''WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster'' has to go through Dr. Jekyll's 'spooky' mansion (complete with dark clouds, lightning, bats, a full moon, and a kind of gravestone in the front saying that it belongs to him).
* The Beast's castle in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. As the Beast gradually gets nicer, the action takes us further and further into the section of the castle that has pretty neo-classical architecture, until the [[spoiler:curse is cured at the end and the whole building is like that]].
* Castle Wyvern in ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}'' has this reputation, although we never see any ghosts within the castle itself. Though the nearby caverns do contain the ghosts of Hakon and the Captain of the Guard.
* The ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' episode "Chi of the Vampire" is set in a place like this. Jackie, Jade, Uncle, and Tohru visit an abandoned castle located somewhere in the mountains of China, hoping to buy and sell the antiques it contains. But they later find out the hard way that [[RealEstateScam this wasn't really such a good deal]]; as they were not warned that a sleeping [[ChineseVampire Jiangshi]] resided here.
* Quarrel Castle in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''; also Castle Captor.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Given that castles' whole purpose was to provide strongholds for military authority, the abundance of ghost stories which arise from their typically bloody histories is hardly a surprise.
* Windsor Castle is supposed to be haunted by the sad and shabby ghost of King George III who spent his last years there chatting up the shrubbery under the impression it was brother monarchs and being tormented by the doctors trying to cure him. And the ghost of Queen Elizabeth I still briskly walks the gallery she built for exercise on rainy days which is now the library.
* The Tower of London is even more haunted for obvious reasons. The murdered princes Edward V and Richard Duke of York are seen playing around the White Tower, the headless ghost of Anne Boleyn stalks the halls terrifying the Yeoman Warders and so on.
* Scotland is full of them. ''Most'' Scottish castles seem to have at least one ghost, though three standouts are Edinburgh, Glamis and Fyvie. [[http://www.rampantscotland.com/features/haunted.htm Here]] is a ''very'' incomplete list.
* [[UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}} The Kremlin]] is no less fun, being perhaps the one castle in Europe with the bloodiest history. The ghost of Ivan the Terrible is said to appear before terrible catastrophes; two last alleged sightings are before UsefulNotes/RedOctober and just before WWII. Other recognizable ghosts in these stories are of Pseudo-Demetrius (last sighting: just before the fall of the Union), the ill-fated Tsar Boris Godunov, Nikolay Yezhov (the Peoples' Commissar of NKVD, who enacted the Great Purge of 1937-1939), Fanny Kaplan (Lenin's assassin) and Lenin himself. The oldest ghost allegedly seen in the Kremlin is the medieval prince Ivan the Moneybag, and the youngest is Marshal of the Union Sergey Akhromeev, who committed suicide there during the fall of the Union (1991).
* The Tuileries palace in Paris according to legend was haunted by "the Little Red Man", the ghost of a butcher whom Queen Catherine of Medici (spouse of Henry II) had murdered because he knew some of her dark secrets. As he died he cursed those responsible for his death and vowed to return. Which he is said to have done many times, usually just before deaths significant to the royal family, such as before Catherine's death, the assassination of Henry IV, and the deaths of Cardinal Mazarin and Louis XIV. UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette is said to have seen him a few times a few days before the storming of the palace by revolutionaries in 1792, and later he supposedly made a habit of visiting UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte before important turning points, the last time in 1815 before he set off for the Waterloo campaign. The Count of Artois and his brother Louis XVIII are said to have seen the Little Red Man shortly before Louis' death in 1824, and in 1870 Empress Eugénie saw him pointing to the way out as she fled from the palace on her way into exile in England. The last time when the Little Red Man is said to have been seen was when the Communards set fire to the Tuileries Palace in 1871. After the palace burned down it was demolished and the Little Red Man was never seen again.
* The Hohenzollern family, especially their main branch, the royal house of Prussia, was haunted by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Lady_%28ghost%29#Germany White Lady]] (''Weiße Frau''), who would often appear shortly before the death of a king or important family member. Mostly she haunted the royal palace in Berlin (the ''Stadtschloss''), however in some cases she also is reported to have been seen in other castles and palaces belonging to the Hohenzollerns, e. g. in Bayreuth, where she allegedly caused Napoleon a sleepless night in 1812.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhangarh_Fort Bhangarh.]] Notorious for being India's most haunted place, it was said to have been cursed by a magician in the 1600s. In fact, even the government is aware of the situation, as there are signs warning trespassers of legal prosecution if caught entering during nighttime. Over the years, there have been rumors of spirits roaming around the area and locals witnessing eerie sounds and lights coming from the abandoned fort.