On your crazy bucket list ideas you might add the most haunted forest…what do you think?
A spooky forest where the trees have curved and thin trunks, a perfect horror movie set. It is located on the northern border of Romania, in Transylvania and it is called the Hoia Baciu forest.
We are not far from Cluj Napoca, the city that gave birth to King Mattia Corvinus, Count Dracula’s favorite torturer.
Legend has it that it was the house of the devil. There are those who swear they have seen ghosts wandering among the trees, like those who have sighted aliens and recorded strange lights and unidentified objects wandering above the woods. “Stay away from that land, evil presences live there“, said the grandparents of the early twentieth century to their grandchildren, who still pass this good habit to the new generations.
But the real mystery of Hoia Baciu is its trees. The forest extends over 250 hectares on the outskirts of Cluj Napoca and although it is more than two centuries old, the trees still appear young, with thin trunks and highly unusual shapes. And as if that were not enough, there is a point in the forest, perfectly circular, where a blade of grass has not always grown. Botanists and biologists from all over the world have analyzed it, without however reporting anything abnormal.
photo by romanianfriend.com
So many stories have been told over the years that this forest has earned the title of Transylvanian “Bermuda Triangle”. “Anyone who goes too far into the forest is destined to never return to civilization”, is said in the village. Many people swear that they are followed by mysterious presences and that they hear ghostly voices among the trees.
As a young man, biologist Alexander Sift fell ill after being in Hoia Baciu: for two weeks he had a fever and strange burns all over his body, and spent his life investigating the mysteries of the forest. Sift tried to give a scientific explanation for what happened, finding areas of high radioactivity and symptoms compatible with actinic keratosis, a skin disease caused by ultraviolet rays from the sun. But nothing has been confirmed, and the forest can be considered one of the paranormal places. best documented in the world.
Speaking about haunted forests we suggest you this lyrics video for our song White Noise
So if you want to challenge yourself and visit something really scary we recommend this forest, if you come out alive there will be no limits for you.