Hoia Baciu, haunted forest in Transylvania

Hoia Baciu

Have you ever visited the Hoia Baciu forest? Are a ghosty forest whose trees have bent and thin trunks, near the northern edge of Romania, in Transylvania, not too far from Cluj Napoca, the city where was born Mattia Corvino,


Corvino was king of Hungary, Croatia, and Bohemia, and at first allied, then ruthless enemy, of Vlad III ruler of Wallachia, i.e. Vlad Tepes (the impaler), second son of Vlad II Dracul and historic figure to which was base the Count Dracula who someone thinks is buried in Naples.

Hoia Baciu

A gothic forest

While Cluj Napoca is full of gorgeous gothic and medieval buildings and Renaissance statues, according to the legends the forest has been the devil’s crib.

Someone swears he saw ghosts wandering in the wood, others say to have seen aliens, strange lights, and UFOs wandering above the wood, but the real Hoia Baciu’s mystery remains its trees.

Forest stretches 250 hectares and even if it’s old more than two hundred years, trees seem still very young, with thin trunks and with unusual form, to say a few.

Hoia Baciu

Transylvania’s Bermuda Triangle

Moreover, in the middle of the forest, there is a wide-open space, perfectly round, where never a blade of grass grows.

In short, a horror movie location and it is no coincidence that it has been dubbed a “Bermuda Triangle” in Transylvania, especially since legend has it that those who go too deep in Hoia Baciua fail to get out of it.

Pointlessly biologists and researchers from all over the world tried to analyze the ghosty forest: has never been discovered anything abnormal, but weird things have continued to happen.

Hoia Baciu

Alexander Sift studies

Biologist Alexander Sift (died in 1993), after he was in Hoia Baciu for a couple of weeks, had a fever and has got burns all over his body.

Since then he dedicated his life investigating the mysteries of the forest, taking about 60,000 photos of the forest and finding out areas with high radioactivity and symptoms consistent with actinic keratosis, a dermal sickness due to UV rays.

Nothing was, however, corroborated by following studies, thus the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle in Transylvania shall remain.

Hoia Baciu

Tags: Unsolved mysteries, Myths, Paranormal