A magnificent complex of halls, built by the Hospitallers Knights, was a part of the medieval Hospitallers’ citadel, which includes six semi-joined halls, one recently excavated large hall, a dungeon, a dining room and remains of an ancient Gothic church.
Local Arabs consider this place haunted. There is a legend about young monk Sebastian who joined the Crusade to serve God by converting Muslims to the true belief, only to find out that the entire quest was about killing thousands of innocents, torture and pilfering. Unable to reckon with his conscience and tormented by screams of victims tortured to reveal hidden treasures Sebastian cursed his order and plunged the dagger into his heart but God did let him die and for many years Sebastian had to wander the Holy Land witnessing massacres committed by his brethren till he found some peace as a hermit in one of numerous caves of today’s Rosh HaNikra. For the attempt of suicide God rejected his soul to his day Sebastian’s ghost wanders the empty halls of Crusaders’ Fortress, reviving again and again horrors of massacres he witnessed, and Sebastian’s wails can sill be heard on the full moon nights in sinister shadows of the medieval fortress.