Posts Tagged ‘Alexandru Sift’

referred to as the Bermuda Triangle. Visitors to the area often report feelings of anxiety or like they are being watched. This was one of the things covered by Ghost Adventures when they visited, and yes you can laugh, I still watch because they go to places I want too. Shame on me?

Cluj-Napoca is Romania’s second largest city, on the banks of the Somesul river and Hoia Baciu is on the outskirts of that city. The forest was named after a shepherd, he supposedly disappeared with a flock of two hundred sheep.

Now not only that but in the 1960’s the forest gained another event of a note, a biologist Alexandru Sift (1936-1993) who snapped a UFO in the sky above the forest. The professor was there studying unusual magnetic activity and took images whilst he was there and noted the activity that he had experienced. August 18th, 1968, Emil Barnea captured something too and by the 1970’s it was a hotspot for sightings.

It is also said it could be a gateway to another dimension and another local story says that a 5-year-old got lost and wandered into the woods before disappearing. 5 years later she came out untarnished and in the same clothes. There is no clear indicator regarding when this happened, however.

How about the ghost of murdered Russian peasants? The souls of the unfortunates are trapped and angered by their predicament. Still not convinced? What about an area where there is no vegetation even though research suggests there is nothing in the soul to cause it.

The trees twist in places, some look like corkscrews or trunks with singular roots have been observed. Alex Patrut (Sift’s predecessor) says he is confident that there is a biological explanation. Some of the trees arch over and sparked tales of how people would disappear and re-emerge later. The central clearing (Poina Rotunda) became famous for people going missing, the central clearing is devoid of vegetation and trees, giving it a rather odd and unnerving sort of appearance. Patrut says it’s down to poor soil and bad planting not necessarily anything supernatural.

Camera’s and gadgets have often suffered from battery drain, the strange electromagnetic fields seem a likely explanation, but it is odd and often reported. The forest is located close to high voltage pylons and is not far from a major transport route, and these can both have an effect of people even if they may not realise it. There has also been a natural phenomenon of ball lightning in the are and other events like people hearing cries may just be wind whipping through the trees.

Strange noises, UFO’s, voices, vortex’s, disappearances, rashes and scratches on visitors and more! If you visit and experience anything, I’d love to hear it!