9 of the world’s most haunted castles and mansions — and a look at their dark histories

From Business Insider:

Some of the most haunted places in the world give us a deeper look into the history of past cultures.

From Château de Trécesson in France (supposedly haunted by a young woman who was believed to be buried alive on the premises) to Morgan House in India (said to still be visited by the spectral, tortured wife who once lived there), these locations are not only home to alleged ghosts, but also to the legends that have been passed down for decades — or even centuries.

It’s no wonder these locations hold such an allure for travelers. They offer not just goosebumps or a set of cold shivers down the spine, but the chance to feel a connection with souls who came before — the people who walked in a land before our time.

And if not that — well, then at least they offer a pretty solid Instagram picture. 

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Château de Trécesson — Brittany, France

The Château de Trécesson is said to be haunted by a woman who was buried alive on the property, The Local reported.

The legend goes that a thief had been lurking around the Château de Trécesson and spotted two people digging a hole. Then, the two people dragged a young woman, dressed in a bridal gown, and threw her body into the hole. 

The thief ran home and told his wife about what he’d seen, claiming that he’d overheard the two people saying they’d buried the young woman alive because she had “dishonored” her family. His wife told him to run back and save the young woman, but once he returned, the young bride was already dead.

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Casa Loma — Toronto, Ontario

Casa Loma was built by businessman Sir Henry Pellatt in 1914 for his wife, Lady Mary Pellatt, Spacing magazine reported.

Today, visitors and staff workers at the castle report seeing apparitions, being touched by unseen figures, and even hearing disembodied voices around the property, Toronto.com reported.

The castle is said to be haunted by several ghosts, one of which is known as “The White Lady”; she is believed to have been a maid on the property in the early 1900s.

Then, there are the tunnels underneath the property, in which guests have reported speaking to and otherwise interacting with another ghost. Reports say it’s the ghost of a friend of Sir Henry, who was hired to look after his horses. 

There have also been rumored sightings of the Pellatts themselves. People say they’ve spotted Henry glaring out of the windows on the second floor, and Mary, who has been noted for turning off the cameras of those who have tried to capture a snapshot of her in the afterlife.

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PG notes that there are photos of each house at the OP.