The Most Haunted, UFO Hot Spot And Unexplained Forest In The World
Situated just outside the city of Cluj-Napoca, in North West, Transylvania, Romania, and named after a shepherd who disappeared with his flock of over 200 sheep, lies the infamous Hoia Baciu Forest. Now, if you haven’t heard of this place, you’re going to wonder why by the time you’ve finished learning about its mysteries. Hoia Baciu is considered the most haunted forest in the world, yes, even more so that Aokigahara, but paranormal activity and ghostly sightings are just beginnings of this strange location. It has been named “The Bermuda Triangle of Romania”, as well as being referred to as “Transylvania’s Bermuda Triangle”.
The Hoia Baciu Forest has been labeled the most haunted forest in the world, and for good reason. There have been hoards of reports, pictures, and feelings of a paranormal presence. Many visitors have reported feelings of anxiety, being constantly watched, headaches and migraines. There have been numerous photographs taken in the forest, but upon later inspection, faces, and even full bodied ghosts have been seen in the pictures. But, that’s not really impressive when compared to some of the world’s most haunted locations, right?
While visiting the Hoia Baciu Forest, people have been witness to terrifying female voices and giggling, a heavy black fog, mysterious orbs, ghostly faces, and even full bodied apparitions, but these spirits don’t just like being seen, they enjoy interacting with the visitors of the forest. There have been countless reports of physical harm, including rashes, scratches and burns, and one paranormal investigator being scratched and even thrown to the ground by an unseen force. There has also been reports from visitors of equipment failure whilst studying the forest, which paranormal investigators claim is due to the supernatural presence there.
Hoia Baciu Forest is said to be haunted by the Romanian peasants that were allegedly murdered there years ago. Many of the locals won’t dare to enter the forest.
Spanning over 729 acres, Hoia Baciu Forest gained its extra-terrestrial notoriety in the 1960’s, when a biologist by the name of Alexandru Sift took pictures of a flying disc above the forest while documented wildlife. On August 18th, 1968, Emil Barnea, a military technician, captured more pictures of another flying saucer hovering above the trees. By 1970, the forest became a hotbed for UFO sightings and other unexplained mysteries.
Armed with the knowledge that this forest is evidently home to the paranormal and UFOs, it’s difficult to believe there’s more to this strange land, but we’re just getting warmed up…
The vegetation in parts of the forest look just like something from a Tim Burton movie. There’s strange and unique tree formations that grow in an unexplained manor, which you can see an example of in the images to the side. Furthermore, there is a small region in the middle of the forest which has been named “The Notorious Circle”. It is a small opening in the middle of the trees where vegetation will not even grow. The soil has been analyzed by experts and there has been no explanation why nothing grows in this area. Locals and some enthusiasts believe it is the area that drives the paranormal forces in the forest, mainly because that is where a large number of the sightings have taken place, but we’re not done yet…
Some of the even more mysterious reports that have come from the Hoia Baciu Forest are that far beyond paranormal activity and UFO sightings. Multiple visitors have reported missing time when entering the forest. The most inexplicable case is that of a 5-year-old girl who wondered off and got lost in the forest…
Her parents and others conducted an extensive search of the area, but no body was found and her parents had given up all hope. Five years after her disappearance, locals found a young girl crying near the outskirts of the woods. She was identified as the missing girl who had disappeared. The mind-boggling part was that she hadn’t aged at all and she was wearing exactly the same clothes she had been wearing at the time of her disappearance, and they were completely untarnished. She was said to have no recollection of the missing time.
This report, and many others, as well as the numerous UFO sightings, unexplained lights, and paranormal phenomena, has driven researchers, enthusiasts and investigators to believe the forest has some kind of time slippage portal, access to a higher dimension or some kind of portal controlled by an advanced civilization.
Whatever the truth of this mysterious land, most who visit, refuse to return. Though, if you’re looking to explore some of the most mysterious happenings of the unknown, Hoia Baciu is surely the home of them. Visit the official Hoia Baciu website to see their: complete photo gallery.