Situated in the Lungau region of Salzburg, Austria sits the very creepy Moosham Castle, otherwise known as The Witches Castle. It got its’ devious nickname from the fact that hundreds of witches were executed (beheaded) and thousands more were tortured and imprisoned.
Villagers believed that witches lived among them- hence a hysteria that lasted for 15 years. Between 1675 and 1690 men, women and even children were arrested and brought to the castle. Many of whom are said to still haunt the place. Prisoners’ ages ranged from 10 to 80 years old, and 92 of the executions were on victims under the age of 21- most of them were just beggars who had no one to vouch for their character. They often admitted to false charges just to stop the torture.
Another strange bit about this location- in the 1800s, mutilated deer and cattle were found throughout the grounds, leading some to speculate that werewolves roamed the hills.
Official Castle Website here (check out the photos!) http://www.schlossmoosham.at
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More on the Salzburg Witch Trials here: http://www.witchcraftandwitches.com/trials_salzburg.html
More on creepy European Castles here: https://loco2.com/blog/most-haunted-europes-creepiest-castles