Horror building trivia: The Mass Burning at Chateau de Montsegur

This mighty former fortress is perched high on a 4,000-foot-high outcrop. It is even said to have once…

This mighty former fortress is perched high on a 4,000-foot-high outcrop. It is even said to have once held the Holy Grail. In 1243 to 1244, during religious infighting in the region, the fortress endured a 9-month siege. When it finally surrendered, around 220 of its occupants were rounded up and thrown on a giant bonfire, where they were burnt to death.


Horror building trivia: The Mass Burning at Chateau de Montsegur
Horror building trivia: The Mass Burning at Chateau de Montsegur

Another version of events states that the prisoners voluntarily marched into the flames, sure of their salvation. The fortress is now a ruin. Although the spot where so many died in agony is meant to be a dammed and cursed spot, some believe it is actually a holy spot commemorating Christian martyrdom.

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