If there was a forest from hell, the Hoia-Baciu Forest would be it. Located near Cluj-Napoca, Romania and locally referred to as the Bermuda Triangle of Romania, this forest is a hot spot for paranormal activity. UFO sightings, disappearances, and even tales of alien abduction have all been reported. The list is endless. Folklore includes ghost stories, apparitions, faces identified in photographs that were not seen by the human eye, and, in the 1970s, UFO sightings. Those who have visited the forest report anxiety and the feeling of being watched.
It was named after a shepherd with two hundred sheep who had disappeared in the area. Locals are afraid to enter the forest and believe what those who visit, may never return. Some have experienced physical harm such as rashes, nausea, vomiting, migraines, burns, scratches, anxiety, and other odd sensations while in the forest
Several stories are often told about people who entered the forest, experienced missing time with no recollection of how they spent that time:
“One such story focuses on a 5-year-old girl who wonders into the forest and gets lost. She reemerges from the forest 5 years older still wearing the untarnished clothes that she wore on the day she disappeared with no memory of where she had been.”
Many of the trees in the forest are distorted, twisted, and misshapen.
Is it a gateway to another dimension? Locals believe so.
Electronics are known to malfunction here and in the 1970s, UFO sittings and unexplained lights happened frequently in the forest.
There’s a large clearing in the forest that is in the shape of an almost perfect circle.
In the 1960s, it gained notoriety when biologist Alexandru Sift captured photos of flying disc-shaped objects in the skies above the forest.
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