082 Bran Castle

October 27, 2021

Is Bran Castle Haunted?

Is Bran Castle haunted? We’re wrapping up Haunted Castles month on Ghostly! Last up is Bran Castle in Transylvania, Romania. Many claim that this castle is home to none other than Dracula himself, Vlad the Impaler, and is haunted by his many victims. But do we know the truth? Listen and vote!

Questions Explored in this Episode

Where is Bran Castle? When and how was it built? Who built it and how long did it take? Who was Vlad the Impaler and did he ever live in the castle? How did Vlad the Impaler inspire Bram Stoker and Dracula? What is it like today? Who are the ghosts that visitors claim to see? What other paranormal activity do visitors claim to experience? Is it haunted?

Bran Castle on the border of Wallachia and Transylvania was erected in 1378 to regulate trade and defend against Turkish invaders. It served as the Romanian royal residence from 1920 to 1947.

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History of Bran Castle

Pat explores the history Bran Castle, Vlad the Impaler, Bram Stoker, and Dracula. This large estate was built to protect. Queen Marie was the first monarch to live there in 1920. Today it is open to visitors and hosts many paranormal investigations

The Debate

Pat and Rebecca debate the paranormal evidence. Visitors claim to see apparitions, including Queen Marie. Paranormal equipment such as EVP, EMP, Spirit Boxes, and more are often effective here.   

Bran Castle in Transylvania

Poll Results

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