Real Frankenstein, Mummy Curse, Wallstreet Witch

On a rocky outcrop in central Germany stands the forbidding ruins of a monstrous castle where a scientist conducted a series of sinister experiments. 

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Frankenstein Castle
Frankenstein Castle

Frankenstein Castle

The origins of one of the most famous horror stories of all time can be traced here, to Frankenstein Castle in Mühltal, Germany. 960 1280

  

Frankenstein Castle

Frankenstein Castle

Behind the menacing stone walls, now in ruins, a 17th-century scientist conducted a series of macabre experiments in his quest for the secret to immortality -- inspiring a literary masterpiece. 960 1280

  

Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle

Located west of London, Highclere Castle just happens to be the set of the hit series Downton Abbey. 960 1280

  

Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle

But Highclere harbors a little-known secret: Stored in its recesses is a collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, extracted from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun. 960 1280

  

Fort Royal

Fort Royal

In 17th-century France, a single prisoner was locked up in an isolated fortress on a desolate Mediterranean island known as Ile Sainte-Marguerite, France. 960 1280

  

Fort Royal

Fort Royal

Confined to his cell at Fort Royal, he was forced to wear an iron mask at all times. The prisoner’s identity and the reason for his imprisonment have remained a mystery for centuries … but theories abound. 960 1280

  

Cliveden House

Cliveden House

During the heightened tensions of the Cold War, an elegant party at the magnificent Cliveden House at Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England, spawned a secret love triangle. 960 1280

  

Cliveden House

Cliveden House

The affair among a young starlet, a government minister and a Russian spy triggered a national crisis. 960 1280

  

Round Hill Manor

Round Hill Manor

The opulent mansion known as Round Hill Manor in South Dartmouth, MA, was built by America’s wealthiest woman, known as the “Witch of Wall Street.” 960 1280

  

Round Hill Manor

Round Hill Manor

Obsessed with hoarding her riches, she had to choose between her injured son and her money. Her shocking decision resulted in Round Hill Manor. 960 1280

  

Hammond Castle

Hammond Castle

Within the walls of Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA, a bizarre experiment was conducted in an effort to prove that ESP, or extrasensory perception, is real. 960 1280

  

Hammond Castle

Hammond Castle

The celebrated inventor of the car radio, remote control and a host of other modern conveniences developed an unusual new interest in ESP, attracting the attention of the US military. 960 1280

  

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