The “bergmonck” in German is the phantom of a giant
monk that guards treasures in caves and abandoned mines.
Bergmonks are rather like South European Monticello's , these large,
pale monks of Germany ward off travelers venturing too close to
mines rich with lodes of gold. They are thought to be the ghosts of
good friars who hid golden candlesticks and chalices from marauders
during the religious wars.