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Bornes
Bornes 139305
Hof te Zande, 1975
Province Zeeland
City Kloosterzande


Natural Habitat Haunted House, Water
Bornes (Henricus Bornius, 1617-1675) was once a steward, put in charge of the Zeeland region by Willem III.[1] He lived in a house that was built in 1648 on top of the remaining fundaments of the fallen monastery of Kloosterzande. The man had a dog named Ossaert and was infamous among the townsfolk for his cruelty.[2]

The HauntingEdit

When Bornes died, he could not find peace in the afterlife and haunted the basements of his residence. Anyone who dared enter his domain would find that someone blew out their candle and laughed. His black dog Ossaert could sometimes be seen. It had firey eyes and roamed the courtyard. Bornes sometimes appeared outside, riding a sallow horse around the house. Once every hundred years, he would loudly ride a firey carriage across the area in an attempt to free himself from eternal suffering. Much later in 1856, Bornes' old house was destroyed and the basement was sealed shut. Ever since then, Bornes appeared at random in the area of Hulst.

Water DemonEdit

Some believed Bornes and his dog Ossaert were the very same entity. They are well-known water demons either way. Bornes has been known to drown the people of Zeeland. In Zeeland and parts of Belgium both adults and children were afraid of him.


List Of Dutch Monsters (edit)
Ghosts Haunted Locations Aamsveen · Folperd van der Leede · Huis De Griffioen · Goddeloas Tolhûs · Goddeloaze Singel · Pelgrim van der Leede · Skilige Pypke · Solse Gat · Urnenveld · Witte Wievenkuil

Flaming Ghosts

Blauw Dámpke · Dwaallichtjes · Glüenden Gerrit · Hémänneken · Laakmannetje · Pelgrim van der Leede · Schinderhinke · Venrayse Schepenen · Vurige Landmeter · Zwartmakers

Border Ghosts

Dove Waander · Laakmannetje · Venrayse Schepenen · Vurige Landmeter
Unsorted Assepoesters · Barende Vrouwe · Barneman · Beeldwit · Budde · Bornes · Elf-rib · Folperd van der Leede · Ijzeren Veulen · Jager van het Meer · Klopgeest · Ossaert · Spinwijf · Spookuur · Trije Wiif · Vliegende Hollander · Wederganger · Witte Wieven · Zwarte Juffer
Child Terrors Bietebauw · Bloedkoets · Bloedpater · Boeman · Boezehappert · Bornes · Bullebak · Duivel · Elf-rib · Griet Met De Lange Armen · Haarhand · Heintje Faar · Heintje Pik · Ijzeren Veulen · Kladdegat · Loekenbeer · Lorrenboer · Man Met De Haak · Nikker · Pikkepoot · Roggemoeder · Sint Nicolaas · Spinwijf · Takkenman · Tongesnaier · Waterwolf · Zwarte Piet
Hellhounds Belleman · Börries · Den Dier · Elf-rib · Flodder · Kardoes · Kladdegat · Kludde · Korenwolf · Loeder · Nikker · Ossaert · Schuimert · Stoep · Stommelstaart · Waterwolf · Weerwolven
Witches Alruin · Bloedende Wind · Danskring · Heggemoeder · Nachtmerries · Olde Marolde · Tante Cor · Trije Wiif · Vaar-Köbke · Varende Vrouwen · Wanne Thekla · Weerwolven · Witte Wieven · Witte Wievenkuil
Tormentors Belleman · Blauwe Gerrit · Den Dier · Flodder · Gloeiige · Hémänneken · Kludde · Korenwolf · Lange Wapper · Loeder · Opwippen · Ossaert · Schuimert · Stoep · Weerwolven
Dragons And Serpents Basilisk · Draak van Gelre · Draak van Rodeklif · Hazelworm
Other Lange Man

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://encyclopedievanzeeland.nl/Bornes
  2. http://www.verhalenbank.nl/items/show/38966

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