Romania means citizen of the Roman Empire and it is most famous for Dracula, medieval fortresses, dense forests, the Black Sea, castles, amazing views, and a lot of tourist spots.
Speaking of dense forests, Romania is where Hoia Baciu Forest is located, which has been tagged as the most haunted forest not only in Romania but all over the world. It has also been coined as the “Bermuda Triangle of Romania.”
The History of Hoia Baciu
The Hoia Baciu Forest is located near Cluj-Napoca, Romania. It is around 250 hectares and those who have gone there claim they have seen things or felt things that have been labeled as intense paranormal activity.
The pathway to Hoia Baciu Forest. (Link: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/travel/travel-news/695950/Hoia-Baciu-haunted-forest-bermuda-triangle-of-romania-legend-tours)
The Hoia Baciu Forest got its name from a shepherd. Allegedly, the shepherd went missing in the area while with two hundred sheep. Locals who live near the area do not want to go to the Hoia Baciu Forest because of the stories they heard from people who were brave enough to go through the thick forest. Some said they experienced nausea, vomiting, migraines anxiety, and other unusual sensations. Others claimed they received physical harm while in the forest such as scratches, burns, and rashes. Some visitors also noted that whenever electronic devises are brought in the forest, it just malfunctions. Thus, while there, you won’t be able to contact anyone.
Aside from people disappearing while in the forest, the area is also known as a hotspot for UFOs. In the 1960s, Hoia Baciu Forest became all the more famous after a biologist identified as Alexandru Sift took photos of what looked like a UFO above the forest. On August 18, 1968, another person named Emil Barnea captured a photo of a sauce flying over the same forest. In the 1970s, many claimed they saw a UFO in the area and unexplained lights above the forest.
Photos of alleged UFO sightings over Hoia Baciu. (Link: http://ufosightingshotspot.blogspot.com/2017/08/report-of-mysterious-ufos-filmed-over.html)
The Most Common Paranormal Experiences At Hoia Baciu Forest
The most common paranormal experiences and apparitions at the Hoia Baciu Forest pertain to faces appearing in photographs that are not visible to the naked eye, the feeling of being constantly watched, the appearance of orbs of lights, disembodied female voices that usually come when the silence is already too heavy, giggling, and more.
Here are some of the personal stories from people who experienced unexplainable happenings at the Hoia Baciu Forest:
The story of a five-year-old girl – Accordingly, the Hoia Baciu Forest is also a gateway to another dimension. People who have gone there have emerged years later and have no recollection of what they did or where they were the entire time they were missing. One story is about a five-year-old girl who went into the woods and emerged only five years after. When she was found, she was wearing the same clothes she wore when she went missing and her clothes were spotless. When asked where she has been and what happened, she could not give any answer.
An Paranormal Investigator got thrown to the ground – A paranormal investigator for a television series went to the Hoia Baciu Forest and in one of the clips released, he was scratched and later thrown to the ground by an unseen entity or force. It is reported that the Hoia Baciu Forest is the home of the Romanian peasants who were murdered there. Many believe that the ghosts of these people are trapped in the forest and they are enraged because of their suffering. Thus, they take it out on the people who visit the Hoia Baciu Forest.
Some travelers also claimed they saw a black fog and green eyes observing them as they traverse the forest.
Most trees are also bent or have unique forms making the area all the more eerie. Accordingly, the trees grow in a spiral and all towards the same direction.
The trees at the Hoia Baciu Forest. (Link: https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-ideas/weird-and-wacky/ufos-ghosts-and-missing-people-is-this-the-creepiest-forest-in-the-world/news-story/6018ad7b5d2ae27d61f2def7666491dd)
An Inexplicable Circle Clearing At The Hoia Baciu Forest
One area in the forest is an inexplicable circle clearing where nothing ever grows. In the middle of the woods, the circle clearing is located and is believed to be the home of the ghosts in the Hoia Baciu Forest. Many have taken soil samples from the area but nothing could be found as to the reason why no vegetables or other plants are grown there.
A photo of the circle clearing at Hoia Baciu. (Link: https://realparanormalexperiences.com/the-hoia-baciu-forest-circle)
Also, many have taken photos at the circle clearing and outlines of human forms, hovering shapes, and other unexplainable images have appeared.
Some Reviews From Travelers Who Went To The Hoia Baciu Forest
One woman said she went there with her friend and they did not see UFOs but she did feel suffocated and felt like she was being watched. She added that they stayed at the forest for more than an hour and it was too quiet. It was a sunny day but she said that it felt like even the “leaves make no movement, there if felt like even the air froze. Really strange silence.”
Another woman said that the energy at the Hoia Baciu Forest is weird and the anxiety will “follow you the second day after you visit.” She said that she won’t recommend visiting the place unless one is really into creepy things.