Old ruins without legends are like food without salt. So locals from both Khmelnytskyi and Ternopil side of Kudryntsi are always ready to tell tales, both tall and true, about their fortress. You can hear about the underground passage-ways that go all the way to Kamianets-Podilsky - a mere 20 kilometers away -under the Zbruch River.
About the young girl who was walled alive by Turkish barbarians and whose restless ghost still wanders the castle grounds on moonlit nights. Or about the immense fire that started when lightning struck one of the towers.
Of course, the most popular legend is about the countless treasures buried under the grey stone walls by the fortress's various owners. The clue to their hiding place is simple: where the groung hums. That would seem fairly straightfoward - if not for the fact that Podillia happens to be one of the most cavernous regions in the world! Just three kilometers from Kudryntsi is a very popular, three-story-high cave called Atlantis (in the village of Zavallia, Kamianets-Podilsky region). And karst where groundwaters meet underground streams in limestone terrain, really does hum. The old-timers might not know the word "karst," but they've seen plenty of strangers wandering around the fortress with spades in their hands.