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Krzywy Las: The Crooked Forest of Poland

Krzywy Las: The Crooked Forest of Poland

Mysteries surround a special grove of trees standing—or should I say sitting—in the middle of a forest in the village of Nowe Czarnowo, south of Szcezecin, Poland.

These 400 or so pine trees are bent at a 90 degree curve on the base with the open side uniformly facing north. The trees are believed to have been planted in the 1930’s and were somehow bent by an unknown force and for an unknown purpose for a considerable number of years.

Theories behind this strange occurrence abound.

Some say the trees were twisted by fluctuations in the Earth’s gravitational field or by some snowstorm that buckled their growth.

Some claim that the Soviet tanks during the war ran some saplings over, causing them to grow with an unnatural bend.

Yet some believe that woodworkers intentionally grew these crooked trees in hopes of cutting them down later for furniture. Unfortunately, those foresters didn’t realize they’d be dead by the time the trees actually grow to a functional size.

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Nobody knows.

But we like to think that Giants sat on them to testify how huge their butts are. It’s possible.

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