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.
Between the enigma and reality
Below you can see excerpts from the book Petrovaradin through legend and reality koji govore o nekim misterijama i legendama o Petrovaradinskoj tvrđavi i njenom podzemlju:
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.
Veljko Milković was on several occasions a guest on television shows where he spoke about his research of the Petrovaradin Fortress. In his appearance on the show "Adventure" on Radio Television Serbia Veljko Milković was a guest in an episode entitled: In search of the tunnel under Danube and Maltese cross.
In the second episode of the show "Adventure", entitled:Following the mystery of the Petrovaradin fortress - Diving to the Kaiser well, jko Milković with the show's crew and divers from Velika Plana explores the flooded underground corridors of the Petrovaradin Fortress.
Ghosts in the Petrovaradin Fortress?
the TV show "Ghost Hunters International"eam from the American SyFy TV channel visited Novi Sad in 2011 and explored the underground of Petrovaradin Fortress! Petrovaradin Fortress is one of the biggest cases ever!
In the 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 the full episode entitled: Army of the dead - Petrovaradin Fortress.
More on mysteries of the Petrovaradin fortress can be found in the books written by Veljko Milković:
- Petrovaradin through legend and reality (2001)
- The world of mysteries - New views (2004)
- Petrovaradin fortress - Over and underground (2005)
- Petrovaradin fortress - cosmic labyrinth of discoveries (2007)
- Mysteries of Petrovaradin fortress (1999)
- Petrovaradin fortress between legend and reality (1999)
Additional information about these publications and how to order can be found in the chapter Books and publications
All additional information about the Petrovaradin fortress can also be obtained directly from the author Veljko Milković.
You can also see the articles and interviews with Veljko Milković on the topic of the Petrovaradin fortress in the chapter What did the others say - Press clippings.