In this story we will be taking a look at the Hoia Baciu forest circle, also known as the World’s Most Haunted Forest. Ghost sightings, unexplained apparitions and UFO encounters have all been reported in the area…
The Hoia Baciu Haunted Forest
The forest gets its name from a shepherd that disappeared in the area with a flock of two hundred sheep. Ever since this incident, the locals try their best to stay away from the area.
Those that have had no option other than to enter the forest, have returned with rashes, nausea, vomiting, migraines, burns and scratches.
The forest gained worldwide notoriety in the 1960’s when a biologist named Alexandru Sift returned from the area with several images of disc-shaped objects in the sky. A couple of years later, on August 18th, 1968, a military technician named Emil Barnea also returned from the forest with a fascinating photo of a UFO.
Paranormal Activity in the Forest
The forest seems to inflict rashes on many of it’s visitors – these rashes coincide with electronic devices not working as they should.
Over the years, numerous teams of paranormal investigators have recorded incidents of orbs of light, disembodied female voices and giggling children (much like the famous scenes in The Blair Witch Project).
Many of the locals believe the strange happenings inside the forest are down to the fact that it is actually a gateway to another dimension.
Several stories tell of people entering the forest and experiencing missing time – some people have gone missing for days on end!
The most famous report linked to this ‘idea’ involves a 5-year-old girl who is thought to have got lost in the forest years ago. Nobody really knows if this story is true or not, but, it is said that she went missing and turned up 5 years later.
She was apparently wearing the same clothes she got lost in…
The Romanian Peasants
Another local theory linked to the strange activity in the forest involves a group of Romanian peasants who were murdered there.
It is believed that the souls of these tormented ghosts are trapped within the wooded confines of the Hoia Baciu woods. Apparently, they are fully aware that they were murdered and they are fully aware that they are trapped inside the forest – so they are NOT in the best of moods when visitors enter their domain!
Locals believe that the spirits of these murdered peasants appear as green eyes in the dark forest mist.
The Forest Circle
The Hoia Baciu forest circle seems to be the epicenter of the paranormal incidents that come from the area – this is a dead area where nothing ever grows.
Over the years, soil samples have been taken from the site and analyzed but the results show nothing out of the ordinary – there is no real reason why vegetation is not growing in this area.
Paranormal investigators believe that this area could be a hub for the paranormal entities stuck in the forest – the circular plateau dead zone could in fact act as a home to the spirits…
Obsessed by ghost hunting and all things paranormal. Chris spends a lot of time (some would say too much time) investigating ghosts and spirits and documenting stories and paranormal communication. He teaches aspiring ghost hunters in the Paranormal Academy.