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Seven of the most terrible of the world’s forests

The forest often seems to be something spooky and mysterious. No wonder the world’s folklore is full of stories about how the forest turned and threw poor children and young girls, as there were active robbers, predators and a variety of evil spirits. Today we tell about the forest that can instill fear because of the anomalies, legends, historical facts and dangerous inhabitants.

Drunken trees

1. On the banks of the Oka river near the village of Trnovo in the Ryazan region growing of the so-called Drunken trees is a rectangle krivorotova coniferous trees. Interestingly, the twisted and intertwined in this place only coniferous trees, and deciduous stand straight, as usual. Researchers and scientists have repeatedly tried to unravel the mystery of the Drunken forest, and agreed that there is a geomagnetic anomaly.

Curve Les found in some places of the planet, including he is on the Curonian spit on the Baltic sea coast. There are pine trees look as if they bent and twisted the giant, because of what the forest was called Dancing.

2. One of the scientific versions, the cause of the curvature could be the tree’s response to the vortex magnetic field: it spun the axis of the trees and creating an extraordinary landscape.

Abnormal crooked can be seen in the vicinity of the village of Nowe Czarnowo in Western Poland. About 400 curved trees, turned to the North, was imprisoned by the Germans during the occupation in 1930. According to the researchers, of bent wood, the Germans were going to make furniture, ship hulls and fittings for plows, but how they achieved the amazing bending of stems is unknown.

Forest of suicides

3. In Japan, there is a sinister place — Aokigahara. This dense forest at the foot of mount Fuji on Honshu island, which is more than half a century has proved popular with local suicide. Since 1970, the police involved in the regular search for bodies in Aokigahara and every year finds from 70 to 100 corpses. The most common methods of death in the forest — hanging or poisoning with medical drugs.

4. Of course, the government and social organizations trying to break the tradition and to prevent another death. At the entrance hangs a sign: “Your life is a priceless gift from your parents” — and listed phone the helpline. However, suicide is not yet cease to be popular in Japan: in 2014, there were 374 25 cases of suicide (in 2003, there were 34 427).

5. Aokigahara is the second most popular place in the world to bid farewell to life after the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco and if not for the scurrying to and fro tourists, perhaps, would beat this sad record. About the forest of suicides books written, filmed, sung songs that romanticize and popularitybut this place. For example, in the book of the Japanese writer Wataru Tsurumi “the Complete manual of suicide” Aokigahara is advertised as the best place to die, and it is sometimes found close to the bodies.

A rendezvous with a UFO

6. Romanian forest Hoya-Baciu known as the paranormal area. Locals and some scientists, according to them, came to watch unidentified flying objects, heard voices, saw shadowy figures and shapes. People have nicknamed the forest the Bermuda triangle and try to avoid it, and those who do attend, complain of headaches, dizziness, nausea and other ailments.

About forest legends: like it’s missing a shepherd with two hundred sheep, a woman lost her memory, and once a five year old girl vanished and appeared five years later, not matured.

7. In 1960-ies settled a biology teacher Alexander Sift: he made a large number of pictures of possible UFOs, unidentified glow and silhouettes, and studied the phenomenon of “bald” lawn perfectly round, devoid of vegetation of a plot of land in the forest that local people believe a portal to another dimension. Comparative analysis of the soil showed that land clearing and other forest patches is no different, and so scientific explanation of the phenomenon is not.

Sift noted that, according to locals, a UFO is more common in this area. Further, the research continued military engineer Emil Barney. He took a picture which later is considered some of the most clear and authentic picture of a UFO in Europe. Anomalies of the forest has also described the scientist Adrian Patrut in the book “Phenomena of the forest Hoya-Baciu”.

The forest of screaming ghosts

8. Near English village Placel in Kent is Screaming forest, which is considered a habitat of ghosts. According to legend, in the XVIII century the local people killed in this forest a robber and he still wanders and wants revenge. Besides, these places allegedly found poltergeist and wandering spirits of other dead, including those hanged on the trees of Colonel, and teacher. Locals claim that early in the morning from the forest screams. They believe many Ghostbusters: tourists come to tickle your nerves and nights wandering amongst the trees, trying to hear anything unusual. For example, The Visual Paranormal Investigation says that they managed to speak with the spirits of the forest Screaming.

Forest of the damned

9. In USA in Vermont there is a forest with a bad reputation: it disappeared people. It was also reported unexplained noises, unusual atmospheric phenomena and unseen animals in the woods. Writer and folklorist Joseph Citro called the Bennington triangle — similar to Bermuda. In his books he claimed that this place is cursed since the days of the Indians they tried to avoid it long before the arrival of colonists.

Stories about bad forest were present in local folklore since the late nineteenth century. Believed to have gone here more than ten people, but documented only five cases: they all occurred in the period from 1945 to 1950. Among the missing: a 74-year-old hunter and fisherman, who knew the terrain, the 18-year-old student, 8-year-old boy, an elderly veteran, and 53-year-old pochodnych. The last body was able to detect seven months later, the rest were not found, despite a lengthy search.

Reserve Satanists

10. Another anomalous forest in the US — reserve the Freetown-fall river in Southeast Massachusetts, also known as Bridzhuoterskoy triangle: it is considered that this area of Satanists, criminals and suicides. According to the legends, this region has long served as a place of religious rites, including sacrifice and ritual killing of animals. There is evidence here about what he had seen ball lightning, giant snakes, mutilated animals, UFOs and other unusual phenomena.

According to legends, these places are cursed, angry at the colonists by the Indians. In the forest there are graves. They say that the spirits of the buried natives to roam the woods and a thirst for revenge.

11. The police also has information on bad forest: there were several murders and accidents. In 1998, for example, the police found the mutilated carcasses then calves and cows, which, apparently, was sacrificed.

Radioactive forest

12. Red (Red) forest is a notorious part of the forest around Chernobyl, the radioactive dust has acquired a reddish-brown color. Many trees were felled by the blast and died. Because of radioactive decay long you could see the glow of the trunks at night.

Since the Chernobyl disaster nearly 30 years have passed, but, according to experts, the forest remains radioactive. Last spring, scientists from the U.S. and France published the results of a study of the ecosystems of the Red forest and pointed out the anomaly: dead trees do not decompose, they seem to be preserved in the time of the accident. Scientists conducted an experiment: he collected several bags of leaves are not affected by the radiation, and put them in different parts of the forest. Hunch was confirmed: in places with high radiation leaves were rotting during 40% slower than in normal forest areas. This is because bacteria and fungi that cause decay, less-active radiation.

According to scientists, the Red forest potentially dangerous fire accumulated vegetation — if it lights up, then the radiation will spread wider.

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