Hoia-Baciu Forest is located near Cluj-Napoca, Romania, part of the old-growth forests of the Apuseni Mountain foothills. It is approximately 1 square mile around. The area surrounding the forest is reported to be very beautiful with low green hills & lush valleys with charming villages dotting the countryside. It is also described as a rustic vista, in contrast to the forest looming from the hill above.
The forest was actually named after a shepherd that disappeared in the area with a flock of two hundred sheep. Natives to the area are afraid to enter it because of the stories and legends surrounding the forest. Many who have been brave enough to enter it have complained of physical harm, odd rashes, nausea, being lightheaded, vomiting, migraines, and other unusual sensations.
It is possible that some of the stories surrounding the location may be exaggerated, or even simply made up, however, most are hard-pressed to ignore the fact that there is indeed something bizarre going on in this forest.
The mysterious Hoia-Baciu Forest is actually beginning to become more well-known than the Dracula legend in Transylvania. It has become more famous due to the unexplained phenomena, which are considered by some as manifestations of the paranormal. This forest’s fame is spreading worldwide, and here is why:
Electronic devices are known to inexplicably malfunction when brought into the area. Paranormal investigators associate these strange malfunctions with supernatural activity.
This forest has been researched by many different specialists from Germany, France, the United States, and even Hungary. All have spent time there, studying the mysteries. Photographs of odd manifestations have appeared on their film, including faces and apparitions. Oddly enough some of the images have been seen with the naked eye, while others only show up in photographs or in videos. (Human-shaped shadow figures are commonly reported within the forest as well as large masses of forming black mists.)
Back in the late 1960s, Alexandru Sift took several amazing photographs of a flying disc-shaped object in the sky above the forest. August 18, 1968, Emil Barnea captured a famous photograph of a saucer flying over the forest. Back in the 1970s, the area was a reported hotbed for UFO sightings and unexplained lights. Also noted that some of the photographs of captured UFO’s were taken by a military technician.
Others who have visited the area claim that they have only been awe-struck by the beauty of the forest. Nothing paranormal or otherwise has occurred. The “circle” is actually a meadow.
The forest is mysterious, however, it is reported to exhibit a beauty and intrigue in its own unique way.
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