What story does it inspire?
This is a photograph of the Leopoldskron Palace used for exterior shots in the movie “The Sound of Music”.
It was a very bleak day when we decided to go on the Sound of Music bus tour, and, yes, there was singing.
It is a sombre setting and lends a great deal of inspiration to a story.
There was a large uninhabited house on the edge of a lake where multiple fatalities occurred in the mid-1800s. The family was cursed from the moment the house was built because a gypsy family who had lived on the land before the building commenced were murdered because they would not leave.
The original owner died when falling from a ladder fetching a book from the top shelf in his library, the wife died when she accidentally slipped and fell on a knife in the kitchen, and the eldest son died when he fell from the roof. No one could explain how he got there.
The daughter left immediately after all of these events which happened in the first week of residence, and moved far away.
Move forward about 170 years and one of the ancestors discovered they are entitled to take ownership of the building that had not been lived in for a long, long time.
It does not look any different from the day the last inhabitants died, and is in perfect condition.
How could this be after 170 years?
And what exactly is going on when the descendants come to live in the house?
Is it paranormal activity or is it just gold old fashioned scare tactics to send them away?