|Europe's largest undestroyed fortress - the Petrovaradin Fortress in
Novi Sad, Serbia - is bound to have a few stories to tell, and the GHI
team want to hear them.
Alen Panikovic, who works at the now-museum,
shows the team the grounds, including a prison, a barricade area, an
execution wall, and a tunnel system 16 kilometers long.
The facility is
so large that their normal equipment won't do the trick, but luckily
Paul is able to rig a device for each of the investigators so that they
can carry DVs, audio recorders, EMF detectors - the whole toolkit - on
one hand-held rig. Genius. Barry warns them to be careful of the
fortress's dangers, including collapsing tunnels, and with that, the
explorers set off.
Barry and Kris wind through the tunnels to a
Satanic ritual room, where bones from a dead ritual still rest. Alen has
asked to find out what animal these bones come from, so they take a
sample to be analyzed off-site. Paul and Susan cast a net of lasers in
hopes of detecting a presence, and before long, Susan sees a shadow form
in the laser grid.
The pair hear noises and chase them through the
winding halls, feeling something toying with them. In a dark corner,
Susan feels something give her hair a good tug. Barry and Kris go back
later to fortify Susan and Paul's experiences. They, too, see shadows
and hear noises, one of which is a long sigh. Something touches Barry's
arm and he calls out to the darkness, but receives no reply.
and Susan head next to the logistic tunnels. Paul hears a woman's
voice, and they both hear sighing and moaning, but the sounds always
seem to slip away. Joe and Scott, who have been investigating the
prison, walk the perimeter of the space to make sure the breathing they
heard was not coming from a living human. As they do so, they hear the
rattling of a chain, and speak soothingly to the presence, but it fails
In analysis, some prime audio clips are caught: The
moan that Susan and Paul heard in the logistic tunnels, a woman's voice,
heard by Kris and Barry in the prison and the coup de grace, a
photograph of the shadow person seen by Susan and Paul in the
barricades. There, in the laser grid at the back of the corridor, is a
hulking human outline.
Barry and Kris present this to Alen, whose
curiosity about the paranormal activity in his space is even more
enlivened after seeing and hearing these catches, and whose mind is
calmed to know that the paranormal presence does not seem to be
Petrovaradin Fortress is a fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia. It is located in the province of Vojvodina, on the right bank of the Danube river. The cornerstone of the present-day southern part of the fortress was laid on October 18th, 1692, by Charles Eugène de Croÿ.
Petrovaradin Fortress has many underground tunnels as well (16 km of underground countermine system).