Borgvattnet Prästgård The largest haunted house in Sweden
An hour's drive from Hammarstrands camping you can take a look at Sweden's narrowest and most famous haunted house. The summer cafe is open in June, July and August. You can take a look in the old rectory. Guided tours are also available.
Sweden's largest haunted house - these were the headlines in 1947 related to priests attesting to strange phenomena and Bishop Bohlin recognizing plans for a scientific investigation of the old Borgvattnet presbytery from 1876 for his "ghosts". Read all about how the Borgvattnet Rectory became known as Sweden's largest haunted house.
The first observations:
In 1927 the priest Nils Hedlund saw that his laundry was torn from the clothesline (Nils was the son of the wife of the priest Märta who died in the house in 1908)
In 1930, priest Rudolf Tängdén saw a gray lady in the Great Hall.
In 1936, priest Otto Lindgren heard footsteps and doors opening.
In 1941, diocesan secretary Inga Flodin saw three weeping ladies.
In 1945, the priest Erik Lindgren was thrown from the rocking chair in the Great Hall.
The priests and the rest of the Swedish Church spoke softly about these "ghosts" to the public, but in 1947 everything changed.
Borgvattnet Prästgård is known as one of the most haunted houses in the world and in Sweden. How did it happen? At a meeting of Jämtlands läns hushållningssällskap on December 1, 1947, a journalist from Länstidningen heard that he was attending the rectory. The journalist contacted the then priest Erik Lindgren, who set up an interview in which he told what he and other priests had experienced in the Borgvattnet pastoral ministry. The fact that a priest spoke openly about the "ghosts" in 1947 raised eyebrows for many. This was a time when people who openly believed in ghosts were considered 'strange'. Spirits and souls were a more common word. During the interview, Erik said the church had plans to inspect the house. When Bishop Bohlin lateralis confirmed that his plane was "researching a scientific Prästgården tea order after several years of chase", "Spökprästgården" was immediately known to the public as one of England's most haunted houses.
Auszug aus ÖP (Östersunds-Posten) 4/12 1947:
Aftonbladet and StockholmsTidningen published large reports in which Lindgren testified about footsteps, candles going on and off, and invisible figures "colliding with him
During the day, Commissioner Lindgren was extremely persecuted by reporters from Stockholm, who had come in person but called so softly that Commissioner Lindgren eventually forced himself to block his phone for incoming calls. Calls came from all over Copenhagen showing the level of interest in this. type of events
As a newcomer and alone in the house, Erik heard noises from above. Among other things, something was dragged across the floor that sounded like heavy objects. Erik was a bit surprised because the furniture hadn't arrived yet - the top floor was empty!
The next day something happens again. When Erik is working in the Expedition, he hears footsteps in the yard and then the sound of someone stamping his shoes on the Bridge. When Erik opened the front door, no one was there. That it sounded like someone was coming, but didn't show up after that, Erik eventually got so used to it that he started ignoring it. Many other visitors have witnessed these sounds.
Most troubling was in the western part of the house, where the expedition was located. When Erik was alone and at work several times, he clearly had the feeling that he was not alone and that someone was watching him. Sometimes he felt someone sitting next to him, which created an atmosphere that made it difficult to work. It may even be that while walking around the expedition he came into conflict with this "someone". Lindgren had to move to Rosa Rummet from time to time because he was not getting any res
Erik kept a record of all experiences in the pastoral ministry of Borgvattnet and made detailed notes. Eventually, these ghosts became a natural part of his daily life, and eventually he found no reason to write down what he was experiencing. It even happened that he suffered from mental illness.
The rocking chair starts by itself.
One evening when Erik was reading a book, the rocking chair in which he was sitting was pushed forward so far that it fell to the floor. He sat down again, the same thing repeated, but this time he struggled to stay. He then feels a force coming from behind him that passes through him. His lower legs began to shake violently and he lost control and returned to the ground.
Gray Lady in the Great Hall
After all the publicity, other priests and guests who spent the night in the house began to come forward with their stories. In 1930, the priest Rudolf Tängdén sat in the main hall (directly from the entrance on the ground floor) and read. Suddenly he sees a lady dressed in gray appear in a corner of the room. She takes slow steps towards him and then changes direction and joins the expedition. He follows, but the room is then empty.
Powerful footsteps and music
Otto Lindgren was a priest in Borgvattnet 1936–1941. As he and his wife sat in the dining room, they heard the front door open and took sharp steps into the kitchen. When they went there to see who was visiting, no one was there. On a later occasion the woman heard the same thing again, the front door opens and closes, and there are footsteps in the direction of the kitchen where she is sitting. Suddenly, music sounds outside the door that leads to the kitchen. She went and opened it, then the music stopped. She took Otto from upstairs and when they were both in the kitchen there was music again behind the closed door.
The expedition served as the office for the priests who served in the presbytery. In 1927, the priest Nils Hedlund heard footsteps and he clearly felt "someone's" presence as he cleaned the room. In 1930, the priest Rudolf Tängdén saw a lady dressed in gray pass him and enter the expedition. Rudolf followed, but the room was empty by then. Recently guests have witnessed a tall dark male figure wearing a hat walking between the Dining Room and the Expedition. Many feel the presence and hear footsteps.
In 1941, the diocesan secretary (head of legal affairs of the cathedral chapter, graduated lawyer of the court), Inga Flodin, opened The Night door to the room that is now howling cows. Rooms are called during a business trip. She wakes up in the middle of the night and feels herself being observed. She then sees three figures sitting on a sofa and staring at her. When they turn on the light, they stay - three sad ladies. Mrs. Flodin squeezes her arm and finds herself awake. When they turn on the light, they are still sitting - three sad women. As a final check, she lets the alarm go off as far as possible, but she can still see it clearly. She notices the colors of their clothes. One of them is dressed in black, the other is wearing a strong purple dress and the third is dressed in gray (like the woman who saw the priest Rudolf Tängdén eleven years earlier, 1930 in the great hall). Two of them are sitting with their hands in their lap, while the woman on the far left is knitting. The lady dressed in gray looks very sad and has red circles around her eyes. No one has ever felt scared, very interested, and confused about what was going on. She watched the ladies for a long time before finally falling asleep.
The priest confirms
The next day she went downstairs and spoke with the then priest Bertil Tunström. During the conversation she told me that the room she slept in was very nicely decorated. Bertil replied that he wanted to move the Expedition there, but was opposed by other priests when it was said that a ghost was in the room. Inga Flodin was really confused now, but she never told the priest about the events of the evening.
A Flodin's letter
Much later, during a conversation with Pastor Gunnar Löfwenmark, Inga told about her experience and that she knew long before all publicity was known about the spirits in the Borgvattnet pastoral ministry. She then wrote a letter and testified about her experiences. The room was called the Cryers' Room
Das gelbe Zimmer
Am 11. April 1908 starb die Priesterin Märta (34 Jahre alt) in Geburtssuiten im Gelben Raum. Die Trauer war eindeutig groß für eine junge geliebte Frau. Der Ehemann und Priester Per hatten 8 Kinder von 14 Jahren bis zu einem Neugeborenen. Da der Boden noch zu hart war, konnte die Leiche nicht begraben werden, sondern wurde im Haus aufbewahrt. Vielleicht etwas zu lang, konnte Per sich einfach nicht von seinem Geliebten trennen. Der zweite Sohn des Paares, Nils, wurde ebenfalls Priester und dokumentierte als erster ungeklärte Phänomene in der Wohnung. Zum Beispiel, wie die gesamte Wäsche von der Wäscheleine entfernt wurde. Die Gäste haben Schatten und Formen gesehen, sich angezogen und die Umrisse von jemandem gesehen, der auf den Betten saß. Viele glauben, dass Märta hinter der Aktivität steht.
Beds are moved in the blue room.
Someone even makes a noise in the Blue Room. Overnight guests witnessed the sound of heavy objects being dragged across the floor and blankets at night. The beds in the room were also moved while the room was empty. On several occasions a small boy has also been seen in the Blue Room and baby cries have been heard. Many people experience a sad feeling of something tragic that has happened.
Baby is crying in the pink room.
At the end of the 19th century, a young unmarried girl became pregnant, which was then unacceptable. The fact that the priest of the farm was said to be the father of the child made it even more banned. When the pregnancy started, the girl must be locked up until the baby is born. The child must have been murdered and buried on the north side of the house, outside the pink room.
Both the girl and the child would still be staying in the presbytery, confirmed by the old owners and guests who have spent the night hearing screaming, crying babies and children's figures.
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