|Photos From Apie vija and Vladas Balsys|
Back in 1595, the city of Klaipeda was saved by a phantom. It is said that one of the guards for nearby Memel Castle, Hans von Heidi, encountered the hooded ghost while patrolling the docks one night. This particular ghost was a chatty one, and asked the guard if the city had a sufficient grain and timber supply. The guard replied that indeed, the town was fairly well supplied. However, the ghost predicted that the supply would soon run low, and urged the city to beef up their stock. The mysterious phantom then vanished into the mist.
The city apparently took this warning seriously and took extra steps to ensure that their supply was truly sufficient. As a result, the people were able to ride out the impending famine and the city became the third largest in Lithuania, its people prospering.
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