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This Castle In Denver Has A Dark And Evil History That Will Never Be Forgotten

Richthofen Castle is tucked away behind menacing barbed wire, thick overgrown plants, sturdy iron gates, and large stone walls that boast signs warning “Beware of Dog” and “No Trespassing.” The 14,000-square-foot fortress, also known as the “Red Baron’s Castle,” was completed in 1887 by Baron Walter von Richthofen, the uncle of the famed WWI flying ace the Red Baron. I’m sure Baron von Richthofen had good intentions when he purchased 320 beautiful suburban acres, named it Montclair, and promoted the neighborhood as being a model community and a “fount of health and prosperity.” However, he had no way of knowing that the castle and grounds would soon be the site of many untimely deaths and one of the most sensational murders in our city’s history. With its twisted and tainted past, it’s no wonder that this castle in Denver is rumored to be haunted.

We may never know the truth of what happened to Charles Patterson, but we do know that he and all the others who gave up the ghost at Richthofen Castle are making sure that their presence is not forgotten. Glowing apparitions appear in the castle tower, lights flicker on and off of their own volition, unexplained footsteps walk the stairways, objects move and disappear inexplicably, and figures have been seen wandering the grounds – one was allegedly wearing a white surgeon’s mask. Let’s just hope whoever purchased this haunted home has an affinity for the paranormal. Egads!

R. Phillips
Exploring the wilds of Denver, Colorado, and beyond.