Dragsholm Slot - Hotel
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Location: Sealand, Denmark
This is a tale from a famous castle here in Denmark, called Dragsholm Slot
However, as many other castles from that age, it has its own story to
tell. Actually, the castle has three ghosts:
The gray lady is said to be a woman who once worked there as a maiden. Unfortunately, she got a serious toothache which caused her great pain. She was cured though, and the story goes that after her death she returns to the castle every night to see if everything is in the right order, as a
gratitude for her cure.
The white lady is said to be the daughter of one of the many owners of the castle. When she was in a young age, she fell in love with common man who worked in the castle. The relationship went on for some time. Since the father was a rich and noble man, they kept their love secret. But one day the father caught them and was furious. He was so angry that he actually made the servants of the castle imprisoned his daughter inside a thick wall of the castle! It is said that because of the tragic event, she every night returns to the castle and walks around the corridors.
In the 1930s they were building new toilets in the castle. Therefore, they tore the old walls down. When doing this, the workers actually found a little hole in the wall with a skeleton with a white dress in it! So maybe the old story is true, since it matches the story of the eye witnesses and the story itself. And many many people have seen the white lady walking in castle at night.
The castle also has old cellars for prisoners. In the 1500s the famous Earl of Bothwell was captured there. He was captured there about 5 years and died in 1578 in the cellar. Some say that he was mad his last years-it's pretty understandable!
He is one of the castles three ghosts-every night he comes riding in the court yard of the castle with his horse carriage. I myself have been in the castle and heard the feet of horses scramble in the court yard as if someone's riding out there. But every time you look out, there is nothing there.
A group of American parapsychologists visited the castle once and took their equipment with them.
Dragsholm castle is indeed one of Denmark's best known ghost castles...