Houska Castle – The Gates of Hell

 

Houska Castle is located close to Blatce in the Czech Republic. The old structure dates back to the 13th century and has a very strange history, to say the least. The castle sits in a peculiar place, with many people wondering why a castle would have ever been built there at all. However, a legend attached to this ancient structure may answer that question.

Before it was ever built, the spot where Houska sits was the focus of attention for many. It is said that there was a large hole, where the castle stands today. This hole was so deep that most believed it was a literal bottomless pit. Strange things happened around this mysterious hole, with nearby villagers reporting black winged creatures flying near it and half human, half animal beings crawling from it. It didn’t take long for people to start believing that the pit was a Gate to Hell itself. It is believed that Houska Castle was intentionally built over this pit, in an attempt to seal this gate and contain the evil within.

Before it’s construction, locals were too frightened to be lowered into the bottomless pit. However it didn’t take long for them to find a solution. Jailed men who were set to be executed were offered a death pardon, if they would allow themselves to be lowered into the hole and report their findings. Simple enough. Seemed like an easy way out of punishment for some prisoners. Unfortunately, after the first prisoner was lowered, this test came to an end.

After being lowered deep into the pit, the prisoner began to scream uncontrollably and begged to be pulled back up. After being pulled up, the prisoner’s hair had allegedly turned white and he appeared to have aged many years, during the few moments spent inside the hole.  The prisoner was so disturbed by what he had experienced that he went insane. Those few moments in the hole seemed to have claimed his mind. He was committed to a mental institution and died of unknown causes two days later.

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  1. Dev July 26, 2013 at 3:52 am

    Houska castle incident was truly a lavishing one more haunted story….even not sure on basis of the folklore “half-man half-beast” concept. Yet i have heard the related topics with Mr. hitler during the ww-II. Now this is the most shocking matter that what was the experimental reports with that legend of castle is still attached with Nazi occualtism…!!!

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