Creepy places in Poland
Poland is a country with many types of attractions, that can be divided into the obvious and typical ones and those that are unique and surprising. One of the most surprising types of attractions that can genuinely shock some of the tourists are all sorts of creepy places, such as haunted castles, abandoned buildings that had some disturbing purposes and other scary locations. This article describes some of the creepiest places in Poland, that can only be visited by people with strong nerves. Do not say we didn’t warn you!
The Skull Chapel in Kudowa-Zdroj
The Skull Chapel is a religious monument located in Kudowa-Zdroj, in the Czermna district.
It was created between 1776 and 1784 by a Czech priest named Vaclac Tomasek. In 1776, he noticed human skulls and bones. When Tomasek began digging them up, he learned that these were the remainings of wars in the Klodzko land, probably from the times of the 30-year war, the
Prussia-Austria war and the cholera epidemics in the 17th and 18th century.
Nowadays, the Skull Chapel is one of the most disturbing and yet most eagerly visited attractions in this area.
Lysa Gora is a peak in the Swietokrzyskie Mountains with the height of 594 meters above the sea level, located in the eastern part of the Lysogory mountain range in Nowa Slupia. It is the second highest peak in the Swietokrzyskie Mountains behind Lysica. According to local legends, Lysa Gora is a meeting place for witches, which were supposed to come here by night for the Sabbath, where they would brew poisons and burn fies – all for the harm of humanity. This legend is associated with a Slavonic custom of burning fires in June, which was blunted by the Catholic church.
Diablak on Babia Gora
Diablak is the highest peak of Babia Gora, which has been extremely popular among tourists for many years. Although it is considered one of the most picturesque peaka in Poland, it also has a darker side. Long ago it was believed that at the top of Diablaks there was a fortress, which was the home to the devil himself. According to the beliefs of Slavic tribes, this mountain was enhabited by Chernobog – the god of evil and war. There are dozens of other legends about scary creatures, such as dragons, witches and even a UFO living around here. But the truth is, if they really lived here, Diablak should be much larger to have room for them all.
The chalk undergrounds in Chelm
Most of the people probably ate the Bieluch cteam cheese at least once in their lives. But they might not know that the smiling ghost from its wrapping originated from a legend surrounding the chalk undergrounds in the town of Chelm, which is also the place where that cream cheese is produced.
Long before there was a town at the Chelm mountain, a giat bear lived in a chalk rock. The chalk made his fur white. The bear only came out when the local people were in danger, and in gratitude they put the white bear and three oak trees in the town’s crest. Even after the bear died, its ghost took care of good people and over times he gained the name Bieluch.
The Rudzki Forest in Lodz
At first glance, the Rudzki Forest might look like any other typical forest. But don’t be fooled, because you wouldn’t want to be there after dark. According to local people, this place is cursed! Almost all the people living in Lodz have heard the nightmarish stories of this forest. According to one of them, there once was a group of school trip, who came here on a nature trip. Some believe that the students didn’t come home to this day, and their lost souls are wandering between the trees at night. Another legend, which originated from World War II, tells about a group of murdered workers, who lived in one of the local villas. If you’re to scared to check the accuracy of these stories, you should stay as far away from this forest as possible!