The worst forest planet
Wood often seems to be something creepy and mysterious. No wonder the world's folklore is full of stories about how in the woods wound up and threw the unfortunate children and young girls as there were active thieves, predators and various vermin. Today we tell about the forests that can strike fear because of anomalies, legends, historical facts and dangerous inhabitants.
On the banks of the Oka River near the village of Turnovo in the Ryazan region is growing so-called drunken trees - a rectangle krivorastuschih conifers. Curiously, the twisted and intertwined in this place only conifers and deciduous stand straight, as usual. Researchers and scientists have repeatedly tried to solve the riddle of drunken forests and agreed that there is a geomagnetic anomaly.
Curve forest is found in some parts of the planet, including it is on the Curonian Spit on the Baltic Sea. There are pine trees look as if they were bent and twisted the giant, because of what a forest is called Dancing.
In one of the scientific version, the cause could be the curvature of trees response to the whirling magnetic field: it spun tree axis and created an extraordinary landscape.
Also abnormal crooked can be seen near the village of Nova Tsarnovo in Western Poland. About 400 trees twisted, turned to the north, were planted by the Germans during the occupation in 1930. By assumption, scholars of bentwood furniture Germans were going to do, ship hulls and accessories for plows, but exactly how they achieved surprising bending trunks - is unknown.
Favorite suicide forest
In Japan, there is a sinister place - Aokigahara. It is a dense forest at the foot of Mount Fuji on the island of Honshu, which is more than half a century, it is popular with local suicide. Since 1970, police have been searching for bodies in the regular Aokigahara annually and is from 70 to 100 corpses. The most common ways of passing away in the woods - hanging or poisoning of medical drugs.
Of course, the government and social organizations are trying to interrupt the tradition and to prevent more deaths. At the entrance hangs a plaque: "Your life is a precious gift from your parents" - and indicated confidence in phone service. However, while suicide do not cease to be popular in Japan: 25 374 suicides (34 427 was 2003 of them) were registered in 2014.
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 it were not scurrying to and fro, tourists could have beat this sad record. About Forest suicide written books filmed, sung songs that romanticized and popularized this place. For example, in the book of Japanese writer Wataru Tsurumi "The Complete Manual of Suicide" Aokigahara touted as the best place to die - and it is sometimes found near the bodies.
A place for meetings with UFO
Romanian forest Hoya Baciu known as paranormal zone. Local residents and some scientists said they observed unidentified flying objects here, heard voices, saw the vague shapes and outlines. People called forest Bermuda Triangle and try to avoid it, and those who still attends, complain of headaches, dizziness, nausea and other ailments.
About Forest legends: that is lost a shepherd with two hundred sheep, one woman lost her memory, and one five year old girl disappeared and appeared five years later, not at all matured.
In the 1960s there settled biology teacher Alexander CIFTA: he made a large number of photographs of possible UFO, unidentified glow and silhouettes, and studied the phenomenon of "bald" clearing - absolutely round, devoid of vegetation, land in the forest that local feel a portal to another dimension. Comparative analysis of the soil showed that the land in a clearing and from other parts of the forest is no different, and therefore there is no scientific explanation for the phenomenon. CIFTA noted that, according to local residents, the UFO is more common in this area. In the future, the study continued military engineer Emil Barney. He took a picture of that later some considered the most accurate and reliable picture of a UFO in Europe. Anomalies of the forest also described the scientist Adrian Petrut in the book "Phenomena forest Hoya Baciu."
Forest screaming ghosts
English countryside near Plakli in Kent has a flashy forest, which is considered a place of ghosts habitat. According to legend, in the XVIII century, local residents killed in the forest brigand and he still wanders and want revenge. Besides him, in these places supposedly usual poltergeist and other wandering spirits of the dead, including a colonel and hang on trees teachers. Locals claim that the early morning of the woods can hear screams. They believe many Ghostbusters: tourists come to tickle your nerves and nights of wandering among the trees, trying to hear anything unusual. For example, the team The Visual Paranormal Investigation says that they were able to talk with the spirits of the forest Screaming.
In the US state of Vermont there is a forest with a bad reputation: it disappeared without a trace people. It was also reported unexplained sounds, unusual atmospheric phenomena and unseen animals in the forest. Writer and folklorist Joseph Citroen called this place Bennington Triangle - similar to Bermuda. In his books, he argued that this place is cursed since the Indians they tried to avoid him long before the arrival of the colonists.
Stories about the bad old wood present in the local folklore in the late XIX century. According to legends, it is missing more than ten people, but only five documented cases: they all took place in the period from 1945 to 1950. Among the missing 74-year-old hunter and fisherman, who knew the area, the 18-year-old student, 8-year-old boy, an elderly veteran and 53-year-old pohodnitsa. the latter have found the body of seven months, and the rest were not found, despite a long search.
Another anomalous forest in the United States - Reserve Freetown-Fall River in the southeast of Massachusetts, also called the Bridgewater triangle: it is believed that this area of Satanists, bandits and suicide. According to legend, this region has long served as a place of religious worship, including sacrifice and ritual killing of animals. There is evidence here of the seen ball lightning, giant snakes, mutilated animals, UFOs and other unusual phenomena.
According to legends, these places are cursed by angry colonists on the Indians. The woods were their graves. They say that the spirits of the buried aborigines roam the woods and eager for revenge.
The police also have a "dossier" on a bad forest: there have been several murders and accidents. In 1998, for example, the police found the mutilated carcasses then calves and cows that seem to have been sacrificed.
Red (Red), the forest - a notorious forest around the Chernobyl site, which is from the release of radioactive dust a reddish-brown color. Many trees were knocked down by the blast and died. Due to radioactive decay for a long time could be seen glowing trunks at night.
Since the Chernobyl accident has been almost 30 years, but, as experts note, the forest is still radioactive. Last spring, scientists from the US and France published the results of research on the ecosystem and the Red Forest pointed out the anomaly: dead trees do not decompose, they seem preserved in time of the accident. Scientists conducted an experiment: collected several bags of leaves, be unaffected by radiation, and put them in different parts of the forest. Hunch was confirmed: in places with high radiation leaves rot by 40% slower than in conventional forest areas. This is because the bacteria and fungi that cause rot, less active during radiation. According to scientists, the Red Forest is potentially dangerous fire accumulated vegetation - if it lights up, then the radiation will spread wider.