Fear is one of the primal emotions that man feels. However irrational the fear may seem, everybody has felt the emotion surge through their bodies making their hearts thud, their brain freeze in panic and palms go clammy. Your fear may stem from something as simple as creepy crawlies or something more sinister like the noises from your closet in the dark, that silhouette under your bed or that unshakeable chill that crawls down your spine.
While a lot of our terror hides in the dark, the unknown or the imaginary, here are some stories of lore from true incidents that have occurred. So crawl under your covers and give in to some serious goosebumps.
Cachtice Castle, Slovakia
Cachtice Castle was home to 'the blood countess' or the world's most prolific killer by Guinness Book of World Records standards. Elizabeth Bathory, hailing from a powerful Hungarian noble family, was gifted the Cachtice Castle after her marriage. With her husband out fighting wars or studying, Elizabeth would be left mostly to her own devices.