Monday, November 15, 2010
The Lost Lovers of the Eiffel Tower
It is not surprising that legend speaks of the Eiffel Tower being haunted. Legends cling to historically ssignificant locations like moss on a rock. The legend of the ghost of the Eiffel Tower is a sad one. According to legend, a young couple once met atop this romantic tower. They met at the Eiffel Tower set on singular purposes. But, sadly, their purposes were divided. The young woman was determined to end her relationship with her lover and thought that the beauty of the view from the tower might soften the blow. The young man was taking his belle to the tower to propose marriage. So the two ill fated lovers met atop the tower and declared their purposes. The young man didn't take it well and became enraged. Perhaps his temper was part of the reason the young woman didn't want to marry him. He became so enraged that he gave his belle an ultimatum. He told her that if she didn't marry him, he would kill her. The young woman was set. She would never marry him. He gave her one last chance and offered to spare her life if she would consent to marry him. The woman stood firm.
The young man pushed his belle from the top of the tower, ending her life. It is said that the young woman still haunts the Eiffel Tower. Her laughter can be heard atop of the breath taking structure and sometimes it is accompanied by her scream.