Hoia Baciu Forest – Most Haunted, UFO Hot Spot And Unexplained Forest In The World
Hoia Baciu forest is 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. 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 than Aokigahara, but paranormal activity and ghostly sightings are just beginning. It has been named “The Bermuda Triangle of Romania”, as well as being referred to as “Transylvania’s Bermuda Triangle”.
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. There have been countless reports of physical harm, including rashes, scratches and burns, and one paranormal investigator even being 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.
The 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 documenting 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 like something from a Tim Burton movie. There’s strange and unique tree formations that grow in an unexplained manor. There’s also a small region in the middle of the forest which has been named “The Notorious Circle”. It is a small opening in 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.
Some of the even more mysterious reports that have come from Hoia Baciu Forest are 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.
She got lost in the forest and went missing. 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’d been wearing at the time of her disappearance. 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 gateway controlled by an advanced civilization.
Whatever the truth of this mysterious land is, most who visit refuse to return. Visit the official Hoia Baciu website to see their: complete photo gallery.