Ghost Castle Ternuv

lot of sinister secrets and mysteries keeps the ancient land of Poland.On the east tower gloomy ruins of majestic castle Ternuv, once belonged to a noble nobleman, left a terrible memory in the stories and songs like the Polish and Ukrainian peoples.This man, famous for his pathological cruelty, named Prince Jeremi Wiśniowiecki (1612-1651 gg.).

Hunters luck

The story began on a hot summer afternoon July 17, 1998, when two young guys from the same town with the castle Ternuv decided to improve their financial situation is not quite the usual way.Kempinski, Janusz and Tadeusz Mir - frank loafers in life - has long been resent leisurely provincial life and work in agriculture, like the parents really do not want.However, life in the "new" capitalist Poland, as well as in Russia, was filled with many temptations, which are constantly needed a lot of money.

The friends have long pondered how to get rich without much effort, and therefore offer Mir dig in the medieval dungeons, Janusz reacted enthusiastically.The fact that the story of the buried in the castle of Prince Vishnevetzkogo in an ancient treasure among ternuvtsev transmitted from generation to generation, gradually acquiring a variety of mysterious and mystical components.However, under a pile of verbal husks hiding and several real historical facts relating to the time Rzeczpospolita conducted intense war with the rebels against the oppression of the Polish Cossacks, Bohdan Khmelnytsky ...

Gold Rush

In the late 40-ies of the XVII centuryPrince Jeremi Wiśniowiecki was one of the major Polish magnates, who fought with the Cossacks at your own risk, almost disobeying royal decrees emanating from Warsaw.The fact that the majority of land holdings is the prince was in the Ukraine, and, therefore, in this war, he pursued not only the state, as a personal goal, protecting the interest of the feudal lord.

Vishnevetskii Jeremiah himself was short-tempered and quarrelsome nature, which generally characteristic of the Poles, but some ambiguity situation is further compounded by mistrust of Prince and sharpens its hidden natural cruelty.The essence of the contradictions of his nature lay in the fact that, as a Polish nobleman-nobleman, Prince Jeremiah was Russian in origin, and his ancestors faithfully served Moscow kings (particularly Ivan the Terrible), often participating in their military campaigns.

prince himself Jeremiah sworn allegiance to the Polish king, for a while remained orthodox, but soon converted to Catholicism.Within a year, he composed the Polish army invaded the Russian lands, taking part in the siege of Smolensk (1632-1634 gg.).Ever since Prince constantly argued for the Polish nobility of blood, that he, as a Catholic "holier than the Pope."In general, Vishnevetskii was a man about whom Bohdan Khmelnytsky said he was "double traitor" because betrayed his people and his faith.

However, all of the above does not detract from the many advantages and this gentleman: valor on the battlefield, initiative in military affairs, and even some military talent.Despite the fact that in the battles with the Cossacks Prince often plagued with failures, he always managed to somehow get out of the situation: he repeatedly went from almost full circle, and the bullets enemies never found him.And only one Vishnevetskii Jeremiah was always defeated, his tormented financial problems.

Since Prince acted on their own, then he had to have an army at his own expense.The bulk of his soldiers were German mercenaries.The constant lack of money sometimes Vishnevetzkogo drove into a frenzy, and therefore, being deeply mystical nature, he did not think of anything better than to extract so it needs gold through alchemy.Search for "philosophical" stone while was conducted in secret laboratories in many European countries for several decades, but, alas, to no avail.However, the prince was sure he could master the great mystery of alchemy, because many years ago, some astrologer predicted he allegedly unprecedented greatness and called him the future "savior of Poland!"

And rainy autumn of 1649 in the dungeon of the castle by order of Ternuvskogo Vishnevetzkogo were taken the necessary chemical, astrological and magical ingredients.Soon lit a fire under the crucibles and furnaces, and work has begun to boil.

But days passed after day, and the prince could not comprehend all the secrets of the "magic gold birthday."Nights he spent with the German scholar monk-alchemist Friedrich Zayn specifically written out of Munich, in the laboratory.Head of dope smoke and fumes, the club over the flask.Rings, bracelets, gold coins all over the world, and even consecrated by Pope precious pectoral cross ten times melted in the hearth of the furnace.Mix different drugs.

something green, then blue, then bright orange flames flared at the bottom of the main boiler and lead, which, in the opinion of the German cunning, had become a noble gold, and remained inconspicuous gray metal.

Sometimes it seemed that the goal is near and the mystery is about to be opened, but then the prince, carefully follow the Latin rule "silence - Gold", suddenly became talkative.He was showered with expensive gifts and Zain reported all the court in confidence, that soon will buy whole regiments of mercenaries: it can only wait for the next experience.But the next experience, alas, again destroyed the optimistic hopes.Vishnevetskii darkened, silent walking through the halls of the castle, and, God forbid, in these moments could get to meet him.

And one night, telling the legend, Prince Jeremi Wiśniowiecki in despair gave his soul into the hands of the Devil! ..

Creek in night

But back to the beginning of our story.About what happened in the cellars of the castle with Kempinski and Mirsky, and later wrote many Polish newspapers.Here's how it happened ...

Despite conflicting local legends, they all agreed on one thing - an alchemy lab Prince Vishnevetzkogo was right under the floor of the castle chapel, a secret door in her was placed behind the altar.However, to get into this underground room was extremely difficult because of the blockages - during the war the castle was bombed Soviet aircraft and suffered greatly.However, Kempinski and Mirsky were strong guys and crowbars, picks and shovels, they brought with them, were to help them understand a ceiling of the chapel collapsed.

Starting work early in the morning, the young men made their way to the floor of the altar of the chapel only to the sunset of the day.Many hours Kempinski Janusz and Tadeusz Mir dragged the remains of wooden beams, bricks and assorted pile of small shovels scraped debris.Fatigue, however, they did not feel: adventurers customized hope of finding anything worthwhile.Finally, the most difficult part of the work has been completed and friends, and not finding the cherished door to the dungeon, began gently rattling the floor plate, hoping to find under them void.

Surprisingly, they did it almost immediately.Just a few minutes the young people were working, turning out one of the boards with a crowbar.But she hardly went out of the nest, before the eyes of treasure hunters revealed a square hole, leading down somewhere.Unwound long hank kapron rope, seized from the house thrifty worldly treasure hunters began to descend.The first, including a small flashlight in a basement reached Tadeusz.Barely a minute later, he reached the floor, which is immediately reported leaned over the manhole in the dungeon Kempinski.He was not long in coming, and a moment later joined his friend, turning at the same time powerful speleological lights, once given to him by a friend.Pretty excited, friends lit room in which were, and ... did not see anything interesting!

In the bright light of lanterns clearly silhouetted outlines quite a spacious room with a brick vaulted ceiling.Antiquity and desolation reigned here for many years here did not penetrate any person.Massive wooden tables of bog oak carpeted a thick layer of compact dust accumulated here over the years, and in the same way it had been covered by numerous flasks and retorts thick glass, standing on them.

little calmer, friends began to inspect the basement in search of what they are, in fact, come here.However, they hope to find anything of value soon gave way to deep disappointment: the coveted gold and jewels were not in sight.Friends found a lot of glass glassware, bronze mortar for grinding powders, someone lost a small silver coin and a few fancy gizmos unknown purpose.

In the end, annoyed failure and a waste of time, luck catchers decided to return home.Taking with him as a souvenir souvenir coin and a few mortars, they were approached by a rope hanging from the ceiling.And it is here that events began to develop at an alarming rate ...

As later told Kempinski, at first they felt only a slight imperceptible movement behind him, and then a strange voice, to have survived as if out of nowhere, groaned and wheezed strange words: "Hilfe, Hilfe! "Sharahnuvshis toward shortstop turned and pointed in front of the rays lights.That appeared before them in a bright light, forever etched in the memory of young Poles.

background illumination on the far wall of the basement in front of luck treasure hunters appeared grim human figure, or rather what was once a man.To numb with fear young people slowly approached the human remains, clad in a black robe with draped over her head high hood!Vidnevsheesya beneath greenish face was greatly touched by decomposition, and in those places where the rags rotting flesh turned black and fell off, clearly looked through the white skull.While continuing to publish the sounds of moaning and repeating over and over again twisted mouth the word "Hilfe" creepy creature nearer to the people and handed them a hand ...

Vanished without a trace

Mir Kempinsky and missed the next day.What they were missing all night, did not surprise their loved ones, because young people are not just spent the evening with her friends, and often stayed with them until the morning.However, when they are not there, and for dinner, the mother of Mir, phoned all the friends and did not find his son, sounded the alarm.The fact that friends came to visit the ruins, was known to their parents, and soon several police officers have already begun inspection of the castle.

Where Kempinski with worldly shoveled debris, immediately catches the eye, and thus peace officers were convinced that the missing guys were here yesterday.Approaching the gaping hole in the floor, the police saw the rope going down, but when one of them was going to pull it out of the dungeon suddenly heard a heavy groan.Instantly assess the situation, who led the team sergeant slid along the rope in the basement, and soon Janusz Kempinski has been raised to the surface.

As stated later arrived at the scene a doctor, a young man was in a state of deep shock and slightly reacted to what was happening around him.The victim was immediately rushed to hospital where he was given a sleeping pill and a shot of sedative.

Kempinski finally recovered from stressful experiences only two weeks later.Only then he was able to give the police more or less comprehensible evidence.He told everything, including what appeared like a scary ghost, but here's what happened next did not know himself.Tadeusz Mir disappeared without a trace, but his body was never found, although additional police units arrived thoroughly "combed" and the ruins themselves and the surrounding forest.

from the materials known to the Polish press that after the event the village became Ternuv for a while this place of pilgrimage for lovers of all sorts of paranormal and psychic.All of them have tried to shed light on the incident and made numerous statements in the newspapers.As for the terrible monster, described the hero of this incident, according to most researchers agree.They all came to the conclusion that young people see no real creature of flesh and blood, and the specter of court alchemist Vishnevetzkogo prince - Friedrich Zayn apparently killed his master in a fit of anger.After all, the word "Hilfe" in German means "help!» ...

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