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    Posted: 08 Dec 2010 at 23:16
Do you have some places in your country that is known to be haunted?
 
Here is the famous Glimmingehus in the Swedish province of Scania from late 15th and early 16th century.
 
 
It was built in the time when the Danish ruled Scania. it is said that spirits of both animals and people are haunting the place. There are said to be spirits of black rats (a species which is extinct in Sweden), a big hen with chickens, and a ferocious  big dog. The dog is said to be the ghost of a castle lord who sometimes turns into an animal.
Three tranclucent ladys from the 18th century and a cart drawn be six horses are also to be seen.
 
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Please tell me this is some sort of ironic statement Carch..! Even with string theory and multi-dimensions and facsimiles of us and everything else that's been posited, this is surely a waste of energy to even bother considering!


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I do not actually believe these places to be haunted, I am mostly interested in them in the context of folklore.

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Folklore in the ghostly context calls to mind some medieval ne'er do well sitting by the fire telling his tall tales to the most credulous idiots in the village. I sometimes find it a little hard to stand back in awe and wonder at some ancient tale of a three headed cat with crucifixes for eyes, believed to be the ghastly transfiguration of an unnamed rapist monk who fell out of favour with the landed gentry, or any other combination you can think of. Any old fool can come up with a ghost story, some just last a little longer than others.

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Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:

Folklore in the ghostly context calls to mind some medieval ne'er do well sitting by the fire telling his tall tales to the most credulous idiots in the village. I sometimes find it a little hard to stand back in awe and wonder at some ancient tale of a three headed cat with crucifixes for eyes, believed to be the ghastly transfiguration of an unnamed rapist monk who fell out of favour with the landed gentry, or any other combination you can think of. Any old fool can come up with a ghost story, some just last a little longer than others.

 
Just remember that they did not have any TV in those times, so they could sit and watch even more mindless horror stories (as those about Jason, Leatherface, Freddie and whatever they are called).
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Just remember that they did not have any TV in those times, so they could sit and watch even more mindless horror stories (as those about Jason, Leatherface, Freddie and whatever they are called).

Of course, but that fact does not necessarily make such stories more valuable. There's a whole spiel here about the cultural norms of the time being reflected (dead virgins/maidens, heathens etc), era-specific fears (witches and the Devil incarnate etc), changes in focus over time, mythologised fact having a greater cultural transmission currency than fact itself. It is interesting I suppose, from a *gasp* social anthropological perspective. Someone's gotta do it, eh?

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Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:


Of course, but that fact does not necessarily make such stories more valuable. There's a whole spiel here about the cultural norms of the time being reflected (dead virgins/maidens, heathens etc), era-specific fears (witches and the Devil incarnate etc), changes in focus over time, mythologised fact having a greater cultural transmission currency than fact itself. It is interesting I suppose, from a *gasp* social anthropological perspective. Someone's gotta do it, eh?

 
Yeah, these stories can tell us a lot of the way of thinking in old times.
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Also modern, urban places can be haunted. In Stockholm there is the never completed Kymlinge subway station that is said to be haunted. Here the mysterious Silver Arrow (Silverpilen) train stays and let ghosts from dead people get off and on.
 
 
The mysterious, never completed subway station of Kymlinge.
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wow, mysteries, cool. i don't know whether ghosts really exits or not, but it sounds kind of interesting~
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