These are the top 10 most mysterious things in Romania from the location of Dracula's tomb and his creepy castle to Baciu Forest!
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4. The Buzau Mountains Mystery
The Buzau Mountains are a beautiful place to see in Romania, but by no means does that not make them mysterious. If you dare to walk through the mountains here, you may come across, these strange cave complexes. What’s strange about this place, is that the caves contain a mysterious language encarved on the walls that no one is quite able to decipher. The walls contain several messages that many people are dying to know what they mean! There’s also depictions of mysterious beings. Some believe these carvings come from the Luana Kingdom which little is known about. Tales of people who lived in this kingdom say that they had access to magical water that could heal anyone. Could this be their language written on the wall? The tales ends with the kingdom dying out due to the sun exploding. What might this have been a reference too? Others believe it’s simply from christian missionaries who settled on romanian land around 300 AD. But it still remains a mystery exactly who wrote it.
3. 36,000 Year Old Footprints
How long exactly have people been living in this mysterious land? Archaeological discoveries seem to prove the existence of a family of 6 or 7 individuals with at least one child living in the caves of the Carpathian Mountains. Could these have possibly been some of Europe's first inhabitants as well? Radiocarbon dating of two bear fossils below the footprints suggest that they were indeed 36,000 years old. How these footprints were able to survive the test of time is still somewhat remarkable. Here in this photo, you see some bear scratchings, proving humans weren’t the only ones to inhabit the caves. The findings were sufficient enough to be documented into a peer review journal. Who exactly were the mysterious people to once live here and where did they go? Were they attacked by a bear? The timeline seems to put them as some of the earliest home sapians but further research is needed.
2. Where is Dracula’s Tomb
People who are fascinated with Romania’s history are often intrigued with Count Dracula. The vampire we know from movies is a fictional character but the real person he was named after, also known as, Vlad the Impaler, actually did have a taste for blood. He was born in 1431 in the Sighisoara,Romania, in this ordinary house, in the central region of Transylvania. He didn’t actually suck the blood from his victims but he was known to dip bread into buckets of blood from the people he impaled and would eat a meal while watching his victims being executed. The search for the grave of dracula has remained a mystery, that’s bothered many people. Some claim he was buried in the Snagov Monastery on an island near the capital of Bucharest. when people came across it in the 1930, it appeared as though he was no longer there, possibly moving on his own. People still come to the altar at this monastery to pay their respects. Others claim he was buried in Naples, Italy but this was quickly debunked. Historians believe he was beheaded by an Ottoman assassin and as a cruel twist of irony, had his head impaled on a stake. After it was preserved in honey and presented to the Sultan. Hard to come back to life after that. His final resting place is unknown.
1.Mystery of Dracula’s True Castle
Vampires lovers from all around the world flock to the Bran Castle in Transylvania and is extremely popular for the 500,000 people per year who visit it. But are they being mislead? This picturesque fortress is positioned on the top of a cliff in Brasov County. But the true mystery about this place is that people still aren’t really too sure if Vlad the Impaler even lived here! There’s no historical evidence of him ever residing at Bran Castle. Historians know the true residence was at Poenari on a remote clifftop that’s much less easy on the eyes and was constructed by slaves. He even constructed a different palace/fortress to defend against the Ottomans later on in his life. Many tourists are tricked into believing that he resided at Bran Castle, when the reality is that he might have just visited it a couple of times. It would also be extremely difficult for tourists to access the real lair of Dracula that requires a mass hike. Nonetheless, it’s still a pretty creepy place to go when you take a look at the artwork and the armor on the walls. Did Vlad the Impaler eat blood soaked blood at this table in Castle Bran? What other gruesome atrocities he possibly committed at his residence at Poenari is still quite puzzling.