Before we dive into the haunting of Cârţa Monastery we must first know of the building and it's inhabitants.
|The Cârţa Monastery
They were referred to as the "white" monk's because of the white choir robe that they wore over their habits. The monastery, at times was overcrowded with the Monks, sleeping many more in the rooms than designed for.
Poor living conditions the monks seldom lived past the age of 40. They were then buried in the yard of the monastery. Also, in modern times they buried soldiers from the First World War.
Upon excavation of an area of this site there were remains of two men found.
The oddity of it was that both men were over 6 and a half feet tall. Now the average height of men hasn't changed too much, even since the middle ages, only a few inches. But since the time period was not kind to people who were visually different, they were sent to live in monasteries.
It was in the cellar that these two bodies were uncovered. The same place that strange things have been observed by the priests that serve there. Chairs move on their own and the walls seem to vibrate.
Upon numerous searches I couldn't find much about the hauntings there, however because of their ghosts people flock to it every year. Not only to take in the paranormal but the architecture as well.
The monastery is located 43 Kilometers from Sibiu. It attracts thousands of people every year for the legend that it is haunted by the monks that resided there in medieval times. But what is truly interesting is that this monastery has some unusual ties.
Sigismund, The Holy Roman Emperor, issued a document about the monastery in 1418. Sigismund founded The Order of the Dragon, described in an earlier post to protect Christianity in Europe.
Also, Matthias Corvinus, king of Hungary, disbanded the monastery in 1474. Matthias Corvinus was the King that impression Vlad the Impaler in 1462.
Vlad the Impaler was also a part of The Order of The Dragon and the inspiration for the monster Dracula.
An interesting place to visit not only for the chance ghost sighting but the place it hold in Romanian and Transylvanian history.