Hoia Baciu Forest


Hoia Baciu Forest

About Hoia Baciu Forest

About Hoia Baciu Forest

The Hoia-Baciu Forest is situated near Cluj-Napoca, Romania and is locally referred to as the Bermuda Triangle of the country. Hoia Baciu Forest, has a reputation for the intense paranormal activity. Reports have included, among others: ghost stories,  unexplained apparitions, faces identified in photographs that were not visible with the naked eye, and in the 1970s, UFO sightings. Visitors of the forest report anxiety and the feeling of being constantly watched. Moreover, the local vegetation is somehow bizarre (strangely shaped trees, charring on tree stumps and branches).

The forest was named after a shepherd that disappeared in the area with two hundred sheep. Most people who live near the forest are afraid to enter it due to the stories and legends. They believe that those who visit the site will never return back home. Many of the locals who have gone into the forest complained of physical harm, including rashes, nausea, vomiting, migraines, burns, scratches, anxiety, and other unusual sensations.

This dense forest first gained notoriety in the late 1960s when the biologist Alexandru Sift snapped several amazing photos of a flying disc-shaped objects in the sky above the forest. People who have entered the forest got inexplicable rashes or they begun to feel very light-headed and ill. Moreover, the electronic devices are known to manifest inexplicable malfunction when introduced into the area. Some paranormal investigators associated these unknown malfunctioning with supernatural activity.

The Hoia-Baciu Forest has a reputation for paranormal activity. People have witnessed numerous strange events on the land. The most common phenomenon includes the sudden appearance of mysterious orbs of light, female voices breaking the heavy silence, giggling, apparitions, and cases of people being scratched. All these things happen with no reasonable explanation. In the 1970s, the area was a hotbed for UFO sighting and unexplained lights. Visitors of the forest have reported a strong sense of anxiety and the feeling of being watched. The local vegetation in the forest became bizarre and the tree trunks bended in extremely odd shapes. On August 18, 1968, a military technician named Emil Barnea captured a famous photography of a saucer flying over the Hoia-Baciu Forest.

Some people believe that the forest is agateway to another dimension. Several stories exhibit people entering the forest and experiencing missing time with no recollection of how they had spent that time. One such story focuses on a 5-year-old girl who wondered into the woods and got lost. She reemerges from the forest 5 years later, wearing the same untarnished clothes that she wore on the day she disappeared with no memory of where had happened in that interval of time.

Another story of the The Hoia-Baciu Forest is taking shape around the site of strange paranormal phenomena which have been recorded and researched for nearly 50 years. The woods are thought to be notoriously haunted by the Romanian peasants who were murdered here. It is believed that the souls of these tormented ghosts are trapped within the wooded confines of Hoia-Baciu and that the entities are enraged by their predicament.


Within the dark interior, people have been known to disappear, strange lights have been seen, the wind seems to speak, and visions of these tormented spirits are observed by terrified travelers. Pairs of green eyes and a black fog have been observed here and many people report a feeling of being watched as they travel near the forest’s edge. Locals also believe that there is a hub for this paranormal activity— a circular plateau deep in the forest which is delimited by trees and which is thought to be the “home” of these ghosts. Photos taken here have revealed hovering shapes and outlines of human forms.

More recently, the paranormal energy of the forest is taking on the form of poltergeist and ghost activity. In one paranormal television series an investigator of the forest is scratched and thrown on the ground. People also claim to have seen bright lights within the woods. This paranormal activity seems to be focused on an inexplicable clearing in the forest that is a vegetation dead zone. It is nearly a perfect circle in the woods where nothing ever grows. Soil samples have been taken from the site and analyzed but the results show that there is nothing in the soil that should prevent the growth of plant life.

UFOS, a dead vegetation zone, lights with no logical source, poltergeist activity, EVP activity, and malfunctioning electronics are the documented paranormal happenings of this creepy forest. While most of the stories about this legendary location may be over exaggerated, it is hard to ignore the fact that something is going on in this forest that we may not understand, given the recent well-documented occurrences of poltergeist activity.

Many people who live near the Hoia-Baciu Forest have reported a large collection of orbs of light inside the tree line. When using a thermal, these lights don’t seem to be producing any heat signatures. Some people who enter the forest suddenly remember all of their past experiences, but then forget the memories after leaving the land. Specialists from around the world are fascinated by the forest. Scientists from Germany, France, the United States, and Hungary have managed to capture bizarre material structures on film, including faces and apparitions. Some of the structures are seen with the naked eye and others only in photos or videos.

There are many people who strongly believe that in this place there are paranormal phenomena or appearances of UFOs. One mysterious place near Cluj Napoca, the Baciu Forest begins to compete more and more with the Dracula legend in Transylvania… This is a forest just a few miles from Cluj, that became famous because of unexplained phenomena, which are considered by some as manifestations of the paranormal. This forest’s fame spread worldwide.

Prestigious publications such as Travel & Leisure magazine or BBC have included this among the most interesting forest haunted areas on the planet. And its fame continues to attract tourists. Two years ago, the famous actor Nicolas Cage, who was shooting a film in Sibiu, came to Cluj specifically to see this mysterious forest.

What is actually Baciului Forest?

Forest, which covers an area of ​​over 250 hectares, it attracts many amateurs of Yoga, Wicca and the paranormal. There are numerous legends in connection with this forest. Some trees grew crooked and that is why there is speculation that their shape was influenced by mysterious energies.
There are people who believe that in this forest there is a portal that provides access to other universes. There are also legends that entities outside our known world would occur here every year.

If  any of this it’s true or not, we expect you to visit Hoia Baciu Forest to discover for yourself….