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The presence of a large number of legends and stories about the Petrovaradin fortress are usually misleading and can witness about many human tendencies. Rumours about all kinds of wonders are not confirmed, but not all of them can be disputed.

The challenge for amateur explorers could be to check the rumours in the filed, but they were usually ill equipped and lead by curiosity and risk-taking.

Insufficient degree of exploration of the Petrovaradin fortress creates room for certain questions - mostly about underground galleries. Over-enthusiastic people without much knowledge are promoting wonders and sensations, discarding reality and possible options. Unlike miracle-makers, other extreme are the sceptics who discard undiscovered colossal buildings.


A tunnel under the Danube?


Below you can see excerpts from the book "Petrovaradin through legend and reality"written by Veljko Milković that is about some of the mysteries and legends concerning the Petrovaradin fortress and its underground:

  • Hidden underground gallery? - During Napoleon's invasions, valuables from the Vienna Court were hidden in the underground of the Petrovaradin fortress. When the "secret" was revelled...
  • Ventilation shaft under the deepest military gallery? - When the deepest corridor under the south-eastern part of the Hornwerk was passable, one could see an opening on the floor, near the well...

  • "PETI" creature from the Petrovaradin fortress - ..."Turkish special forces" brought offspring of huge reptiles (snakes, lizards etc.).

  • Enigma of the Maltese cross - ...near the gallery with the sign "comm.
    Gall. 500" there is a "dead-end" corridor on the south side and there is a Maltese cross on the right wall with two rolls...





  • Chicken eggs in the mortar of the Petrovaradin fortress - there is a legend that chicken eggs were added to the mortar during the construction of the Petrovaradin fortress...
  • Is there a tunnel under the Danube? - The legend says that the entrance to the tunnel was behind the altar of the St. George's church.



  • Ghosts in the Petrovaradin Fortress?

    In the latest episode, the TV show "Ghost Hunters International" Team from the American SyFy TV channel visited Novi Sad, and explored the underground of Petrovaradin Fortress! Petrovaradin Fortress is one of the biggest cases ever!

    In the latest episode, which was first broadcasted on 2nd February 2011 on the American science fiction SyFy TV channel, the international research team of "Ghost Hunters" visited Petrovaradin fortress and using high-tech equipment they researched the underground fortress looking for evidence of paranormal and spiritual phenomena that have been attracting the attention of local residents for centuries.

    "Ghost Hunters International" is a team of paranormal phenomena researchers who use the latest technology and try to make audio or video recording the beyond, in locations to which stories of the supernatural are related.
    Sy-Fy channel team brought very sophisticated and hypersensitive equipment to the Petrovaradin fortress, by the means of which they identified the existence of some paranormal activities in the long corridors and tunnels under the fortress.

    In early November 2010, a twenty-people team of Hollywood production company Pilgrim Films & Television in cooperation with a local partner,  "International Media Art Service" and "Veljko Milkovic Research and Development Center" from Novi Sad made first shoots on Petrovaradin fortress.
    They were filming for 7 days for the first Hollywood documentary about Petrovaradin Fortress and its mysteries.

    The TV show, which was made after the concept by academician Veljko Milkovic, a longtime researcher of the Petrovaradin fortres, featured local experts and historians, paleontologists...

    According to program authors and participants, Petrovardin fortress was one of the largest cases ever for the GHI team and according to GHI team stataments they found whay they were loking for!

    Watch what they exactly discovered and found on Petrovaradin Fortres on the popular video portal YouTube:


More on mysteries of the Petrovaradin fortress can be found in the books written by Veljko Milković: "Petrovaradin through legend and reality" (Petrovaradin kroz legendu i stvarnost"), "Petrovaradin and Srem - mysteries from the past" ("Petrovaradin i Srem - misterija prošlosti") and "The world of mysteries - new views" (Svet misterija - novi pogledi"), and in the scripts "Mysteries of the Petrovaradin fortress" and "The Petrovaradin fortress between the legend and reality".