There is no doubt that Denmark’s most famous ghost, Ingeborg Skeel, is a regular visitor to Voergaard Slot. There are countless reports of mysterious happenings and sightings of a white lady making her way around the castle at night.
Ingeborg Skeel was an enterprising and highly skilled business woman and therefore despised by a large percentage of the local population. The stories about her evil misdoings are many. She is rumoured to have drowned architect Philip Brandin in the moat to prevent him from building another castle like Voergaard again.
After Ingeborg’s death in 1604, she haunted the castle to such an extent that a priest was called in to perform an exorcism and lay her spirit to rest in a nearby marsh. Despite what we hear about her, Ingeborg is known to have donated a lot of money to poor houses and erected a hospital and a school for the poor people of Sæby.
The bloodstain which cannot be washed off
In the north-eastern tower room, there is a stain on the floor, which is purported to originate from someone killed on that spot. That it is innocent blood that has been shed is evident from the fact that the stain cannot be removed.
The stain was all but forgotten for many years, but when the room was renovated in 1997, the stain reappeared as many years’ varnish was sanded off. No matter how much the floor is sanded, the stain always reappears after a few days.