Halloween Special - Urban legends from Croatia - my homeland - Vampires, witches and haunted places

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Witches from old Zagreb


A couple hundred meters from Ban Josip JelačiΔ‡ Square in TkalčiΔ‡eva Street, nearby which there are various bistros and restaurants, there is a landmark to Marija JuriΔ‡ Zagorka. To the principal Croatian columnist who obligated our writing with her strange and innovative stories read by ages and ages of individuals.

The most well known Zagreb witch, Grička vjeőtica (The witch of Grič), as witches are brought in Zagreb shoptalk, was the wonderful bread cook Barica Cindek whose main sins were excellence and notoriety among the numerous clients she had on St. Mark's Square. Widow Barica, regardless of various romances of rich folks, chosen to decline everything all together, which didn't exactly measure up for some irritated folks from fine and good families. They formulated retribution and started spreading tales that she was the chief of a witch's society having intercourse to a dark demon.


In those eccentric occasions, the narratives fell on rich ground, and Barica's appalling destiny was nearly fixed when she wouldn't court one of Zagreb's most impressive public accountants. Lacko Sale was noxious in nature and started gathering declarations from ladies who asserted Barica was a witch. Honest and weak Barica Cindek needed to go through neither blameworthy nor liable different torments in the prison, yet she got away from death by paying off the covetous and ravenous public accountant Salo. However, just a short time after the finish of that decision, the honest Barica actually accumulated her mental fortitude and chose to report Lacko, suing him for bribery and incitement to fornication. In any case, shockingly Barica got no opportunity against them and that is the place where her life reached a conclusion. As per a few sources, it was soon scorched, however the legend of that daring lady who ascended against shamefulness actually lives on!

Fairy of the beautiful Plitvice lakes


As per legend, one fairy is responsible for the wonderful Plitvice Lakes. This little baffling and uncommon creature lived on the inclines of Velebit and was known as the Black Queen. Albeit the name Black demonstrates something evil and terrifying, our little pixie was everything except.

This great Black Queen from Lika utilized all her ability to make these delightful lakes that we call Plitvice Lakes today. Rumors from far and wide suggest that quite a long time back the Plitvice district was hit by an awful cataclysmic event. The horrendous hotness went on for quite a long time, every one of the creatures and plants passed on from the hotness and the stones broke into equal parts. Every one individuals stood powerlessly and gazed toward the sky and petitioned God for a couple of drops of downpour and reward.


There appeared to be no salvation, and the sun was burning the earth increasingly hard and everything on it… Seeing such a lot of misery and weakness, the estate headed towards the lakes and made an ocean of ​​drops fall on the Plitvice region, which cooled everything in a moment. The downpour fell vigorously and ceaselessly, until from that power, the Black River flooded into 16 lakes. Individuals have always remembered their little manor and its thoughtfulness, and in her honor they fabricated patios on the slope over the biggest Plitvice lake Kozjak, where she partook in the magnificence and ensemble of cascades for the remainder of her life…

Legend of the oldest European vampire


Jure Grando was the oldest European vampire. Vlad TepeΕ‘ is a well-known vampire whose life story has scared people for centuries. But in Kringa, a small village in the interior of Istria, known for its excellent food, truffles, stone houses and hospitable people, the spirit of this vampire still wanders today.

The terrifying story began back in 1656 when the late Jure Grando was buried. But shortly after his burial, the inhabitants of Kringa began to see eerie silhouettes and ghosts that strongly resemble the already buried local Jura. He carried a dead lamb on his back and a black cat on his shoulder… Every night was more scary because there were more and more locals who saw him describing his eerie smile with which he greeted them.

He appeared to Father Giorgi, who was serving him Mass at the grave, and Grand's widow recounted in horror that the deceased often visited and mistreated her at night. Then something even more frightening happened, the local to whom Jure appeared, passed away a few days later, so the whole village was in even greater fear after that unfortunate event.


Only one night, in 1672, nine armed brave locals set out on a campaign to destroy this vampire who had been harassing them for 16 years. When they arrived in front of his grave, and dug it up, their faces petrified with fear as his body was still preserved and his face flushed and smiling, just as the locals described him. When they failed to drive the hawthorn stake into his heart and intestines, the local Stipan Milaőić took a sharp axe in his hands and cut off Jura's head. At that moment, a terrible howl was heard in the cemetery, and the Istrian vampire began to twitch and throw as if he were alive. Then peace finally reigned and that small Istrian village began to exude some strange serenity and silence, that it carries even today.

Haunted house near Lovran


A kilometer and a half from Lovran is a house above which is a few hundred meters high stone cliff. During the Austro-Hungarian Empire, it served as a hotel, but in 1923 it burned down in a fire, and was allegedly set on fire by the owner so he could get the insurance money.

After a while, the house was bought by one family. Something unusual happened during the renovation of the house. The leeches raised the roof and scattered the tiles, but no other house in the village was destroyed. After that, the owner fell ill and died. The next owner also died a sudden death. After that, it was bought by the new owner and the renovation started. But he had a car accident in which he was killed. Czech tourists also died there when they took shelter from the rain in the house, and then lightning struck.


Both the Opatija businessman and his mistress wanted to hide from the rain. When they entered the house they heard laughter, the pounding of glasses and plates as if they had come to a party. Out of fear, they fled back into the car, which began to slide toward the edge of the deep abyss. The moment they thought it was over, lightning struck the rock above the house and the car sped toward the road.


Locals believe that three ghosts of women who were tortured and killed in the house live there. One died during World War II and two after. They were killed by an Italian fascist officer, Scrobognia, a native of Rijeka. Because of their collaboration with communist gangs, the fascists hunted down the girls and took them to the camp. Some of the girls ended up in Opatija for the entertainment of high-ranking officers, and those they did not like Scrobognia was reportedly taken to a secluded house.


It is said that there were more crimes and deaths in the house. Allegedly, in 1912, the husband cut the throat of his wife, with whom he had four children, out of jealousy, and then stripped naked and threw himself off a rock.

Today, the house is a renowned hotel and a great restauran (it has a 1 Michelin star) with an amazing view of Kvarner bay. It is named Draga di Lovrana.


Dear Hive friends, unfortunately this post came to an end. I hope that I will have time to write more, because I love to write. As you can see from this post, I love urban legends and parapsychology, and I hope I should write more on theese subjects.

In the end, I want you a happy Halloween and a great week!

Stay safe

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Very interesting! I didnΒ΄t know that Crotia, one of my favorite seaside locations, is home to so many cool & creepy urban legends. Thanks for sharing these with us!

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