National Geographic : 1914 Oct
ONE OF THE MOST PICTURESQUE AND INTERESTING CASTLES INHUNGARY Photo byA.W. Cutler It is situated in an exceedingly wild and isolated spot in northern Hungary. Here, about 1624,lived the fiend, Elizabeth Bathory, awidow, with two aged servants-a man and woman. Thinking thus to preserve her beauty, this woman lured tothe castle young girls, whom she mur dered, and then bathed in their blood. It is said that 300 girls lost their lives before the crimes became known. Eventually the Countess was starved to death in one of the rooms of the castle.