The Story Behind This Cursed U.S. Castle Is Truly Creepy

Craig-E-Clair Castle looks like something out of a dark fairytale. Hidden in the shady forests of the Catskill Mountains in Roscoe, New York, this structure has a chilling reputation.

The castle is thought to have been built in between 1915 and 1921, but the records from this period are foggy. It is known that Craig-E-Clair was built by Scottish native Bradford Lee Gilbert. The castle’s cursed reputation stems from the horrific fate of the family that built the now-decaying stone palace.

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Obviously, the rumors about Craig-E-Clair castle are probably the product of the estate’s enigmatic appearance and decades of local storytelling. According to historical records, none of the Dundas family had the opportunity to actually live at the castle before their deaths. In fact, the records indicate that no one has stayed overnight at the castle since its construction, though it did function as a summer camp for a brief period . Regardless of what you believe, this place is certainly a mysterious and beautiful reminder of a grander age. It certainly is unusual that such an opulent castle has been left to crumble.

For an exploration of the castle as it stands today, check out the footage below from YouTube channel “The Unknown Cameraman“:

For a beautiful beautiful photographic tour of the castle, including historical pictures, take a look at this video from YouTube user and photographer Walter Arnold.