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Haunted places in Lesser Poland

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Haunted places in Lesser Poland

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Lesser Poland is a land of mysterious natural phenomena, castles, abandoned houses, sometimes very tragic histories. It makes it mysterious and strange place. It's worthy to see them.

Lesser Poland Voivodeshp[edit]

Castle ruins Melsztyn
  • Kraków. There's a lady in black appearing in Wielopolski Palace. Old sewing room (Szwalnia) on suburbs is a mysterious place. There's said some students have been killed there. There're houses said to be haunted in Kocmyrzów (Wielicka street), Zabłocie, Pychowice and Bieżanów.
  • Tarnów. The Tarnów castle's ruins are said to be haunted. There're mysterious, small door near Strzelecki Park. There're haunted houses in Biała and Kąpielowa.
  • Tatra Mountains.Czerwone Wierchy massive is said to be haunted, the other strange fact is there're many caves. Some witnesses saw strange things.There's a haunted forest in Czarna Góra near Trybsz. People visiting it experience strange feelings, you can also reach it from Białka Tatrzańska. There's said yeti-like humanoid appears on the trail to Kasprowy Wierch. Kominiarski Wierch peak is also said to be haunted.
  • Mała Poręba. Place near Nowy Sącz. There's an abandoned apartment house said to be haunted.
  • Sucha Beskidzka is famous by its haunted castle, currently a museum.
  • Pieskowa Skała. There're two ghosts haunting the castle-Stanisław Szafraniec who was decapitated in Kraków and Dorota appearing in a black clothes.
  • Melsztyn. The local castle ruins are haunted by knight's ghost.
  • Witkowice Forest. One of the most haunted place in Poland, located near Kraków. An incident similar to this shown in "Blair Witch Project" movie took place there. In 2001 nine of students disappeared in the forest. Locals've always considered it as a haunted place.
  • Diablak. The highest point of Babia Góra massive. The peak is said to be dangerous. Devils are said to appear in whole Babia Góra massive.
  • Nowy Sącz. Michał Sędziwój-famous Polish alchemist appears on the market square as a ghost. The legends says a person who notices the ghost will have a luck in learning and science career.
  • Niedzica castle is very haunted place. It's connected with legendary Inca treasure.
  • Tęgoborze (near Nowy Sącz) has a haunted palace. One of its owners was a spiritist.
  • Łowczów. There're some abandoned houses (village near Tarnów.
  • Babice. The bishop riding the chariot appears in castle ruins at the midnight. He accompanies the execution. The phenomena's often connected with a thunder bold.
  • There's a haunted forest between Nieporadz and Rudno. There's a fragment of Dulowska Forests. There're a mysterious white stones in the middle of the forest.
  • Zbylitkowska Góra (near Tarnów ) hides a haunted house in the forest.
  • Chrzanów. There's a haunted house located on the way to Libiąż in Kroczymiech district. The house's said to be built on old dungeons.
  • There's a place in Kwaczała (near Alwernia) on Zmornica river where babies' cries are heard.
  • Ryczówek. The ghost of spy executed by January Insurgents appears at the midnight there.

Subcarpathia[edit]

  • Rzeszów. there's a haunted house near Cathedral on Sikorskiego street, other one is located on Krakowska street. There's a haunted house on Zalesie district, there's said the children giggle is said and the poltergeist phenomena is observed. Another places is manor house in Słocina district, located in the park.
  • Łańcut. Local castle is haunted by two ghosts- Lady in Blue and Stanisław Stadnicki-a cruel noble man called the Devil. The often appears riding a black horse.
  • Wysoka, located near Łańcut. There's a haunted house located in the end of the hill. A mysterious white ghost is said to be been there.
  • Mielec. There's a place called baraniarnia located in nearby Wola Mielecka. There're strange noises heard and many people have an impression of being observed. There're also three crosses located between Mielec and Przyłęk where some creatures have been seen.
  • Czudec near Rzeszów is a place where light orbs appear next to local cemetery.
  • Krasiczyn castle is haunted by lady in white ghost. There's some hotel rooms.
  • Horyniec Zdrój. There's a place called Devil's Rock. Local legends say the devil use to appear there. There's a stonce circle called The Sun Temple.
  • Krosno. There're many haunted places in this city like manor house on Piastowska street and house on Ks.Szpetnara street
  • Odrzykoń. The castle ruins are said to be haunted.
  • Baranów Sandomierski. Local castle is said to be haunted, there's a hotel there.
  • Way to Sietecz and Siedleczka (near Łańcut) is said to be very haunted place.
  • Gołesz castle ruins (near Jasło) are said to be haunted.
  • Bieszczady Mountains. There're many abandoned places some as monastery ruins in Zagórze are said to be haunted. There's also many places and forests which are said to be haunted or people visiting them have a strange feeling.
  • Ropczyce. Local magnesite rocks' influence produce a strange phenomena, especially appearing during thunderstorms. There're also strange creatures seen there.
  • Góra Cergowa, the mountain located near Dukla is famous by ghosts and other paranormal phenomena.
  • Stare Brusno, there's an abandoned cemetery in this village near Narol.
  • Przemyśl. The fortress hides many strange places as haunted Fort 13.

Świętokrzyskie[edit]

  • Kunów. There's a mysterious cave, there's said the skull is found here.
  • Starachowice. Zarżnięta Góra hill's located in Orłowo settlement. According to the urban legend a couple noticed here a ghost while coming back from the disco at stormy night. One year ago the couple took leave of and the guy committed a suicide.

Lublin Voivodship[edit]

  • Zamość. There're abandoned bunkers under Zamoyskiego settlement (Osiedle Zamoyskiego). Due to building of Zamość Fortress, there're plenty of underground tunnels. Their enters are located in Franciscan church.
  • Uroczysko Mucharyniec, located in Krzywowólka, near Biała Podlaska. This wildlife place is said to be haunted. There's a strange stone hidden in the woods.
  • Klemensów palace (near Tomaszów Lubelski is said to be haunted.
  • Sodoma Lake. A haunted lake located in Ruskie Piaski near Zamość.
  • Kryłów castle ruins' and Moroczyn palace ruinsare said to be haunted (near Hrubieszów).
  • Lubycza Królewska bunkers (near Tomaszów Lubelski are considered as a strange place.
  • Biała Mountain in Żdanów (near Zamość is said to be haunted.
  • Pyramid grave was built by one of Polish Brethren, there's located in village of Krynica (near Krasnystaw).
  • Poniatówka-Górka (near Chełm), on the way to Poniatówka the woman's ghost is seen.
  • Biłgoraj has a haunted forest in Rapy district.
  • Okuninka ( a holiday village near Chełm ) has a legend about crocodile swimming in the lake. Some say it was left by smuggler and other claims it could be a local cryptide.

Practical info[edit]

  • Many forests or swamp areas in Subcarpathia are said to be haunted. Many of those places are located near Łańcut like Czerwone Bagno, Winna Góra or Sosna Sobieskiego or Przemyśl (Sulce, Hruszewice mound).
  • Some of the places are located in nature reserves or national parks. To visit them, ask for earlier permission.
  • Many places have their owners, ask them before if you can explore.
  • Castles are usually hotels or museums. As visiting museums at night isn't possible (if you don't observe the object from above).
  • Some places like f.ex. Kryłów are located on borders and visiting them after dark isn't recommendable.
  • There're many places in different locations, so the best way is to stay in one place and visit others by car or bus/train.
  • If you're too afraid of visiting such places, say it and if you feel a panic attack, ask someone to give you a lift to your accommodation.

Stay Safe[edit]

  • Visiting mountains after dark is dangerous. Animals like wolves or bears use to be very active this time. Don't try to climb the mountains after dark, you can do it in late afternoon and then observe the mountain from binocular, eventually small or toy telescope. In this case the best way is to spend a night in mountain refuge. If you want to see Czerwone Wierchy and Dolina Jaworowa chose Schronisko PTTK Hala Kondratowa. If you want to see all those places (including Kasprowy Wierch), chose Schronisko Kalatówki. Diablak's a very hard mountain to explore, there were many lethal diseases, the closest refuge is Schronisko PTTK Markowe Szczawiny. There're also many mountain refuges (Schronisko PTTK) in Bieszczady Mountains.
  • Some abandoned places can be dangerous, always use any source of light and helmet to see them, especially while visiting bunkers.

Travel tips[edit]

The good way's to stay in one place and visit other from there.

Multiple days[edit]

  • Version 1
  • Day 1

Wielopolski Palace and old sewing house

  • Day 2

Houses in Kocmyrzów, Zabłocie and Bieżanów (evening)

  • Day 3

Rest in Kraków, Witkowice Forest (evening/night)

The best place to accommodation is Kraków

  • Version 2
  • Day 1

Houses in Kocmyrzów, Zabłocie and Bieżanów (evening)

  • Day 2

Witkowice Forest (evening)

  • Day 3

Rest in Kraków/ Mielec (Baraniarnia) or Rzeszów haunted places exploring

  • Day 4

Free day in Kraków

The best place to accommodation is Kraków. You can reach Mielec by bus or Rzeszów by bus (if you don't have your car rented). You can find timetables on E-Podroznik site.

  • Version 3
  • Day 1

Walk in Ojcowski National Park, night observations in Pieskowa Skała

  • Day 2

Forest between Nieporadz and Rudno

  • Day 3

Visiting Alwernia, evening exploration in Kwaczała.

  • Day 4

Afternoon visit of Błędowska Desert (Chechło) and observations in Ryczówek.

  • Day 5

Free day.

The best places to stay are Ojców or Pieskowa Skała.

  • Version 4
  • Day 1

Exploring haunted places in Tarnów.

  • Day 2

Łowczów and Zbylitkowska Góra

  • Day 3

Afternoon in Melsztyn, evening observations in the castle ruins.

  • Day 4

Rest in Tarnów/ trip to Mielec (Baraniarnia) or Rzeszów haunted places exploring

  • Day 5

Ropczyce exploring or free day

The best place to sleep is Tarnów. There're both buses and trains to Mielec or Rzeszów.

  • Version 5
  • Day 1

Rest in Zawoja

  • Day 2

Visiting Sucha Beskidzka, exploring the castle

  • Day 3-4

Afternoon starting the Diablak trail, night in mountain refuge (including observations), early morning reaching the peak.

  • Day 5

Rest in Andrychów/Kęty

This trip plan requires accommodation in following places: Zawoja, Sucha Beskidzka, Mountain Refuge in Babia Góra National Park and Andrychów/Kęty. Most of places aren't expensive. This tip is good for people with a hiking experience.

  • Version 6 (Version 1)
  • Day 1

Rest in Zakopane, walk on Krupówki

  • Day 2

Rest in Kalatówki, evening observations of Kasprowy Wierch

  • Day 3

Riding on Kasprowy Wierch cable car

  • Day 4

Hiking towards Dolina Kondratowa, night observation of Czerwone Wierchy

  • Day 5-6

Small afternoon walk towards Czerwone Wierchy

  • Day 7

Wandering towards Kominiarski Wierch and back, evening observations.

  • Day 8

Walking the haunted forest in Czarna Góra

  • Day 9

Rest in Zakopane

Note:This trip tip is good for people with minimal hiking experience. It requires accommodation in Zakopane and mountain refuges.

  • Version 7 (version 2)
  • Day 1-2

Rest in Kalatówki, hiking towards Kasprowy Wierch, coming to Mountain Refuge in Hala Kondratowa, evening observations of Czerwone Wierchy massive.

  • Day 3

Climbing on Czerwone Wierchy and then Kominiarski Wierch, coming back to Zakopane.

  • Day 4

Rest in Zakopane.

Note:This trip tip is good for people with experienced hiking experience. It requires accommodation in Zakopane and mountain refuges. You can also make one day exploring Javorova Dolina in Slovakia which is also said to be haunted.

  • Version 8
  • Day 1

Exploring house near Cathedral.

  • Day 2

Exploring house on Zalesie and manor house on Słocina

  • Day 3

Observations in Czudec

  • Day 4

Free day in Rzeszów or observations in Mielec (baraniarnia)

The best place for accommodation's Rzeszów.

  • Version 9
  • Day 1

Observing ghosts in Łańcut.

  • Day 2

Night observations in Wysoka, way to Sietecz and Siedleczka

  • Day 3

Czerwone Bagno, Winna Góra and Sosna Sobieskiego observations.

The best place of accommodation's Łańcut.

  • Version 10
  • Day 1

Exploring Fort 13

  • Day 2

Observations in Krasiczyn

  • Day 3

Sulce and/or Hruszewice mound observations.

The best place for accommodation's Przemyśl.

  • Version 11
  • Day 1

Exploring Starachowice haunted place.

  • Day 2

Exploring Kunów

  • Day 3

Explorations in Mielec (Baraniarnia) and Baranów Sandomierski.

The best place for accommodation's Starachowice.

  • Version 12
  • Day 1

Exploring bunkers and underground corridors in Zamość.

  • Day 2

Evening visit of Sodoma lake and Biała Góra observations.

  • Day 3

Night visit at pyramid grave in Krynica.

  • Day 4

Exploration of Poniatówka-Górka

  • Day 5

Rest in Zamość or full day trip to Uroczysko Mucharyniec

The best accommodation place's Zamość.

  • Version 13
  • Day 1

Exploring Lubycza Królewska bunkers.

  • Day 2

Kryłów, Moroczyn and Klemensów palaces observations.

  • Day 3

Evening trip to Narol, Horyniec Zdrój and Stare Brusno

  • Day 4

Visiting Rapa haunted forest in Biłgoraj.

The best accommodation places're Tomaszów Lubelski or Hrubieszów.

  • Version 14
  • Day 1

Seeing haunted places in Krosno

  • Day 2

Evening/night observations in Odrzykoń

  • Day 3

Observations in Gołesz castle ruins

  • Day 4

Free day in Krosno or trip to Dukla (observations on Cergowa Góra)

The best place for accommodation's Krosno.

  • Version 15
  • Day 1-3

Observations in Bieszczady Mountains

  • Day 4

observations on Cergowa Góra in Dukla

This trip requires 3 accommodations in Bieszczady mountain refuges and one in Dukla.

  • Version 16
  • Day 1

Biłgoraj sightseeing, night observations in Rapy forest.

  • Day 2-3

Observations in Puszcza Solska or Lasy Janowskie forests

The best place for accommodation's Biłgoraj.


Halloween trips[edit]

  • Version 1
  • Day 1

Haunted houses in Kocmyrzów and Pychowice

  • Day 2

Haunted houses in Bieżanów and Zabłocie

  • Day 3

Halloween night in Witkowice Forest

  • Day 4

Rest in Kraków

The best accommodation place's Kraków.

  • Version 2
  • Day 1

Park Strzelecki, Biała and Kąpielowa haunted houses

  • Day 2

Halloween night at castle ruins

  • Day 3

Łowczów and Zbylitkowska Góra exploring

  • Day 4

Rest in Tarnów/Mielec (Baraniarnia exploring)

The best accommodation place's Tarnów.

  • Version 3
  • Day 1

Coming towards Diablak in Halloween afternoon, evening observations from mountain refuge

  • Day 2

Early morning exploring the easiest peak of Babia Góra massive.

The travel tip is good for people with some experience with hiking. There's an accommodation in mountain refuge.

  • Version 4
  • Day 1-2

Visiting Kalatówki, walk towards Hala Kondratowa, night at mountain refuge, observing Czerwone Wierchy

  • Day 3

Halloween walk in Czarna Góra forest.

  • Day 4

Rest in Zakopane

This travel tip is good for tourists with minimal hiking experience. There's an accommodation in mountain refuges and one night in Zakopane.

  • Version 5
  • Day 1

Night observations in old house in Zalesie district.

  • Day 2

Halloween observations in Słocina and house on Sikorskiego street

  • Day 3

Rest or observations in Czudec

The best accommodation place's Rzeszów.

  • Version 6
  • Day 1

Observations in Łańcut castle.

  • Day 2

Halloween observations in : Sietecz/Siedleczka way and Wysoka.

  • Day 3

Rest in Łańcut or observations in Czerwone Bagno, Winna Góra or Sosna Sobieskiego

The best place for accommodation's Łańcut.

  • Version 7
  • Day 1

Observations in Krasiczyn

  • Day 2

Halloween exploring of Fort 13

  • Day 3

Observations in Sulce and Hruszewice mound.

The best place for accommodation's Przemyśl.

  • Version 8
  • Day 1

Observations in Baranów Sandomierski.

  • Day 2

Halloween observations in Mielec (Baraniarnia)

  • Day 3

Rest in Mielec or trip to Sandomierz and Kunów.

The best accommodation place's Mielec.

  • Version 9
  • Day 1

Biała Mountain and/or Sodoma lake exploring

  • Day 2

Halloween exploration of Zamość bunkers and undergrounds

  • Day 3

Rest or trip to: Biłgoraj(Rapy district Forest) or Krynica pyramid grave.

  • Day 4 (optionally)

Rest or trip to Uroczysko Mucharyniec or Poniatówka-Górka way,

The best place for accommodation's Zamość.

  • Version 10
  • Day 1

Klemensów, Kryłów and/or Moroczyn explorations, ew. Lubycza Królewska bunkers visit.

  • Day 2

Narol, Horyniec Zdrój and Stare Brusno Halloween trip.

  • Day 3

Free day or trip to Fort 13 in Przemyśl.

The best place for accommodation's Tomaszów Lubelski.

  • Version 11
  • Day 1

Sunset in Chełm, Poniatówka-Góra way observations.

  • Day 2

Rest or walk in Okuninka, searching for the Crocodile.

  • Day 3

Pyramid in Krynica, near Krasnystaw.

The best place for accommodation's Chełm.

  • Version 12
  • Day 1

Rest in Biłgoraj, night walk to Rapy forest

  • Day 2

Zamość underground trip and Sodoma lake.

  • Day 3

Free day or visiting Narol, Horyniec Zdrój and Stare Brusno

The best place for accommodation's Biłgoraj.

  • Version 13
  • Day 1

Walk in Chełm, Halloween observations on Poniatówka-Górka way.

  • Day 2

Night observations in Okuninka

  • Day 3

Free Day or trip to Biała Podlaska and Uroczysko Mucharyniec

The best place for accommodation's Chełm.

  • Version 14
  • Day 1

Night observations in Odrzykoń castle

  • Day 2

Halloween observations on Góra Cergowa in Dukla

  • Day 3

Free day or evening observations in Krosno.

The best place for accommodation's Dukla.

  • Version 15
  • Day 1-2

Bieszczady mountains observations.

  • Day 3

Halloween observations on Góra Cergowa in Dukla

  • Day 4

Odrzykoń night observations.

This trip type requires 2 nights in mountain refugees and 2 nights in Dukla.