Greenpeace activists used a ‘spectacular’ Halloween Party at a castle associated with the fictional Count Dracula to call for an end to illegal logging.
Twitter owner Elon Musk who had reportedly organized the party for billionaires and celebrities was nowhere to be seen according to a guest Universul.net spoke to.
Crowds gathered outside Bran Castle in Transylvania on Sunday after reports that Musk, actress Angelina Jolie, and PayPal’s Peter Thiel, the PayPal founder were attending the bash.
As people gathered at the gates, activists from environmental group Greenpeace shone messages on the 14th century castle that was lit up blood red.
SOS Carpathian Forest”, „Tweet that, Elon!”, read one message, a reference to his acquisition of the social media group.
Another referred to actress Angelina Jolie, known for her activism in the past. „Angelina, adopt a stance!” although there was no confirmation that she attended the party.
„That’s Horror, Elon”, read another message in a reference to the illegal cutting down of forests which is widespread in Romania. “„Protected forests”.
Documentary maker John Florescu who attended the party and wanted to give Musk a copy of his father, the historian Radu Florescu’s book best-seller „Dracula: Prince of Many Faces.” said there was no sign of Musk when he left at 11pm amid claims that reports of his attendance were a hoax.
Florescu said he saw Australian model Elle MacPherson and Swedish actress Julia Sandstrom and called the costumes worn by guests ‘spectacular.’
Romania was the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler who inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula character. One of his residences is Bran Castle which has come to be associated with the blood-sucking vampire.
This year Elon Musk has rented it out and has invited actress Angelina Jolie, , whose arrival in Romania was snapped by by local paparazzi.
Media Flux claimed to have learned about the party on Saturday and posted pictures of what they said was one guest getting into a helicopter.
Guests reportedly arrived on private jets and were taken from Bucharest to Bran by helicopter.
WWF-Romania created and launched SUMAL 2.0 which does video monitoring of wood transports that leave the forest. It can help authorities significantly reduce illegal logging by prioritizing and improving the efficiency of their checks.
The tool was to help Romania to address the European Commission infringement relating to the lack of efficient controls on operators transporting wood from the forest.