Posts Tagged ‘forest’

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!

It was with sadness I read about this place, Aokigahara Forest in Japan and the above title is a quote from Wataru Tsurumui’s ‘The Complete Manual of Suicide’. The Dense Forest seems to be the choice for those who wish to end their lives.

78 bodies were found in 2002 and the signs around the forest do not appear to be a deterent. Signs such as “please reconsider” or “please consult the police before you decide to die” are nailed around the fences.

The forest attracts people looking at it’s natural beauty, the macabre who seek to search for the bodies and the suicide victims themselves. Local’s are apparently rather adept at telling which aim the person entering has.

It is considered to be a very haunted place, a purgatory for the Yurei, unsettled ghosts who have been torn unnaturally from their lives and howl their suffering on the winds. Some spiritualists say the trees themselves are malevolent and they try to keep people in with them.

Even in such a place the regular work must continue, the regular forestry work must be done. Unfortunately they will come across the bodies of victims in various states of decay, there is a special room set aside for these things.  In the room is a bed for the body and one for a spare person… it is thought that if the body is left along the Yurei will scream the whole night through.  So still think you have a crappy job?

As with some other videos I have posted I do this with a warning, this is an incredibly sad video and if you are not feeling up to it, I would advise you don’t watch it.