Juodasis Vaiduoklis: The Black Ghost of Lithuania


Near the castle remains, just past the swing bridge, stands bronze sculpture of ghostly silhouette, which just stepped out of the water on the shore line. 2.4 meters in height, the sculpture hold its own secret – everyone that comes near the frightful sculpture will be greeted.

According to the legend, in year 1595 one of the Klaipėda Castle guard, Hans von Heidi, saw a supernatural ghost. Ungodly visitor warned the guard that the city’s supplies of grain and timber may be insufficient, and just like it appeared – vanished.


Artists S. Plotnikovas and S. Jurkus and architects V. Dapkevičius and V. Balsys via Discover Klaipeda.

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About Heretic

I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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