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Houska Castle is an early Gothic castle, 47 km north of Prague, in the Czech Republic. It was built by Ottokar II of Bohemia during his reign (1253–1278) and became an important royal abode. It later passed to the hands of the aristocracy in which it remained until 1924, the times of the First Republic. It is one of the best preserved castles of the period.
 Local Folklore
Houska castle and most specificaly the chapel has been built a large hole that is supposedly so deep that no one could see the bottom of it. Half animal half man creatures where reported to have crawled out of it and dark winged creatures flying in the vicinity of it. When construction was begun on the castle all the inmates that where sentenced to death were offered a pardon if they consented to be lowered by rope into the hole and reported back on what they saw, when the first person was lowered in after a few seconds he began screaming "pull me back up", and when they did he looked as if he had aged 30 years in just a few seconds, he had grown wrinkles and his hair had turned white. He was admitted into a insane asylum and died within 2 days. The castle was built with no fortications, near no trade routes, built with no water, no kitchen, and no occupants at its time of completion. Houska castle was not built to keep inhabitants or as a protective sancuary, it was built because they thought the hole was the gate to hell and they were trying to keep the demons in the thickest walls in the castle are the lower levels closest to the hole and the people who work there know and they are just as spooked as you would expect them to be.
 Nazi Connection
During the Nazi occupation of this area in the early 1900's many physics experiments where done by the Nazi Reich in the castle and most specifically in the chapel where the Nazi's made attempts at opening dimensional portals and other physics/science experiments.
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