This Creepy Monastery Is Cursed | Real Found Footage?
In Romania, there are certain places that hold a dark past, shrouded in mystery, for which no scientific explanation exists and nor a logic one for that matter. These are still mesmerizing, fascinating and striking fear into those who happen to venture across them. Bucharest, the capital city of Romania. Just outside its borders, there is a place that holds some terrifying legends. It is called the Chiajna Monastery. Around this unholy site, which lies abandoned for over two centuries, murders, mysterious disappearances and unexplainable apparitions have been often reported. To get to the actual location where the strange incidents happened, one has to pass along many graves and tombs, the ruins being alongside two cemeteries. One night, a witness saw multiple odd shadows on the outside walls. The simple messages engraved by visitors are enough to give you shivers. At the entrance an arrow is scribbled, and beside it, the guidance to the “Children’s World”. Others are hard to decipher. On the right wall, an enigmatic face appeared a few feet high in the detaching plaster. Some say that it resembles a lady or an angel, others say that it looks like the Sphinx of Giza or even the Romanian Sphinx, a natural rock formation from the Bucegi Mountains. The monastery is currently in a continuous state of decay. Construction began sometime between 1774 and 1782. It was meant to be a place of great importance for the local religion. However, it was never got properly blessed as it was abandoned early during the time of plague. There is a legend spreading around in the nearby village, according to which in the 18 Century, the bell of the monastery was taken out, to prevent it from falling into the hands of the invading Turks. It was thrown into the waters of the Dâmboviţa river. The Turks believed that the church was a military objective and tried to destroy it. Thus, all the documents were burned, though the building itself remained standing. Villagers believe that in clear moon nights, the echo of the bell can still be heard pounding from deep underwater. The ruins are located in the immediate vicinity of the railway Bucharest – Craiova and near the final approach path to an airport, the traffic on these routes hastening its degradation. In April 2011, the monastery was claimed by the church and was supposed to be restored. Still, nothing happed. Along all the mysteries that are enveloping the ruins, the most sinister ones are about the murders that had happened there. During the years, there were accidents reported in that area, many of them lethal and surrounded by unexplained circumstances. In 1967, the body of a teenager was found near the walls of the Chiajna Monastery. Later on, the investigators established that he was coming from Bucharest in order to find a job and was killed by an unidentified young man whom he met in the North Railway Station. Another dark crime that took place in 2006. This particular case has amazed the entire team of investigators and policemen sent to the scene. A Swiss man killed three of his relatives in cold blood. His Fiancée, her mother and her mother’s spouse. The triple homicide was at its time the object of an extensive investigation, however the motive of the crime is still a mystery. An since we’re here, let’s not forget that the location is famous for all the satanic rituals that are frequently practiced. But one of the strangest legends related to the area, perhaps the strangest, is the disappearance of two engineering students from Bucharest in 1995. The story goes that 13 years later, a random man found a tape with the footage the two made one day prior to their disappearance, mostly at the Chiajna Monastery. The tape was labelled “Bucuresti, 13”. “Bucharest, 13”. In 2008, a small documentary based on the strange happening was made. In it, everyone was able to see the so-called evidence that suggested that the disappearance involved something from beyond. Even though it was only 4 PM, the darkness fell over them. While questioned by the Romanian journalists, the director, Cosmin Gurău, stated that the found footage is actually fake and that it was made only to deepen the mystery. But some people weren’t convinced and claimed on different websites that the case is 100% real, but because of its paranormal implications, the authorities, helped by the Romanian intelligence service, covered everything up and even paid great money to fake a real video. What better way of throwing believers off the scent than re-creating the actual evidence and call it bogus. For what it’s worth, I believe the director, he was actually telling the truth and the entire legend is just a work of fiction. But real or not, the idea behind is very interesting. We have to always remember that if the truth really is out there, so is the lie. What’s your opinion about the Chiajna Monastery? Thank you very much for watching. I’ll se you again next time.