In the early 13th century, high within the Transylvania Alps, Wallachian rulers built a castle over looking the Argeş River valley. Sitting on the steep edge of a canyon on the Transylvania border, Poenari Castle was a superb fortification which was very hard to get to. After changing hands over the centuries, the castle eventually fell into ruin. However, many say that spirits haunt the castle ruins and the surrounding valleys. Hauntings thought to be triggered by a dark and evil time in Wallachia and Transylvania when the fortification was known as Castel Dracula, home of Dracula.