If you have a soft spot for urban legends and haunted houses, you might be surprised to discover that Bucharest has plenty to offer. There are legends about ghosts, demons and witnesses testifying that cries from other worlds can be heard all over the city if you listen carefully.
Here are a few of the haunted houses of Bucharest located just a short car-ride away from Hotel Moxa:
The next haunted house is in the Old City center, on the Franceza Street (no 13 and 14). Here it is all about the tormented souls of more than 200 children. An orphanage was once here and accommodated children who lived on the streets. The owner of the house was known as an evil person who kept the children unfed and reveled in their cries of hunger and thirst. The window blinds of the house have been shut for decades, but people passing by after midnight witness that you can still hear the desperate cries for water of the little ones.
The Post Hospital
Not far from the Franceza Street, in the building behind the Stravropoleos church hosted the Post Hospital. The legend says that decades ago people with severe conditions were brought here and their organs were stolen. People from that time declared that while there were some treatment rooms there, what really happened is that people died and the organs were sold on the black market. Patients came here with the hope of getting better, and apparently, a vast majority of them end up dead. This part of the building is said to be haunted. People mention hearing moaning, groaning and cries for help on the streets around the building, especially during cold winter nights.
These are just a few of the haunted houses of Bucharest. There are many more to be discovered in each neighborhood of the capital city. Lost love, crimes of passion, poor tormented souls and even demons and their evil energy have left their imprints on the buildings and even the areas surrounding them. If you are ready for a special encounter with a ghost, Bucharest might be just your city.