I just got back from a saturday night out. I went to the bathroom and I saw myself in the mirror. I don't believe I've ever been so pale in my life.
I'll start with the beginning.
I live in a town called Tulcea located in the south-east of Romania. By day, it's a normal town with the characteristic monotony of a small town. By night however, thing can get interesting to say the least.
I went out with some friends, hanged out in the usual places, in a bar, then outside in between some office buildings and a high-school building. We drank, laughed and told some scary stories and facts. This evening was particularly scary. We get that from time to time. We were all really tensed and jumpy. The weather is incredibly warm for December. The rumbling of the wind was infernal and there was this mad, devilish laughter we heard a good portion of the time, while we were downtown. It was very likely coming from some junkies high on the latest research drugs.
Anyway, on our way home we past the old synagogue and an old discussion started.
Foreigners don't know, and a small portion of the young population in Romania is aware that our country has a vast "underworld". I'm talking about thousands of crypts, catacombs, medieval subterranean highways beneath the cities, all across the country, but more abundant in the eastern half of the country. Moreover, many entrances to these catacombs are located in basements of many old buildings and blocks of flats, and a couple of museums. So we actually past and present side by side. Years ago I read in the local news paper that they found another secret entrance in the Danube Delta museum to a chamber filled with furniture and objects dating from... maybe 1880, which had another entrance to a large underground highway dating from middle ages, going right beneath the Danube river. It is believed it was used to transport horse carriages filled with gold, food and weapons, during the wars with the Ottoman Empire. Additionally, they found a couple of torture chambers, torture devices and some human bones.
Another entrance is behind the above mentioned synagogue. We decided we were already scared enough so we climbed down some stairs to gaze and the now plugged entrance. A girl in our group said she remembers walking past this place years ago, and the was police a over there because some hobo hanged himself in the tunnel, or was hanged... So that's when they decided to close that tunnel. Apparently many gruesome murders happened in the solitude of these catacombs.
When I first heard all this , I was a bit skeptic, but many elders confirmed it.
And the scariest part is that in a nearby hill there is a subterranean river with a much bigger flow than the Danube. And when the walls cave in (from hundreds of years of erosion ) the town is fu**ed.
All this seems very interesting to me, and I wanted to share it with you.
Do you have any juicy horror or interesting stories from your town or city ??