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Transylvania’s Haunted Forest, Known as Romania’s ‘Bermuda Triangle’


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Hoia Baciu (Hoia Forest) in Romania. (Bortescristian via Compfight)

The universe is full of mysteries that challenge our current knowledge. In “Beyond Science” Epoch Times collects stories about these strange phenomena to stimulate the imagination and open up previously undreamed of possibilities. Are they true? You decide.

When most people think of Transylvania, the first thought that comes to mind is Dracula. But, setting Vlad Tepes (the person considered the model for Dracula) aside, the area’s majestic yet notorious landscapes are home to perhaps the world’s most haunted forest.

The forest in question is the Hoia Baciu forest located outside the city of Cluj Napoca in the historical region of Transylvania, Romania.

17th century view of Cluj-Napoca. Painting by Egidius van der Rye, engraving by Joris Hoefnagel (1542–1600). (Wikimedia Commons)

17th century view of Cluj-Napoca. Painting by Egidius van der Rye, engraving by Joris Hoefnagel (1542–1600). (Wikimedia Commons)

The area first gained notoriety outside the region when in 1968 biologist Alexandru Sift who, while on a scientific expedition to the forest, snapped a photo of a disc shaped UFO. The photo fueled ufologist interest across the world.

However, the forest is known for much more than just UFO related phenomenon. It is known as the “Bermuda Triangle of Transylvania” among the ghost hunting community and among paranormal investigators, such as Dr. Adrian Patrut, president of the Romanian Society of Parapsychology.

“Some experts believe that we are dealing with a genuine Romanian ‘Bermuda Triangle.’ The area certainly can be certified as such, especially with the exceptional video and photos, along with testimonies of researchers who studied it for decades,” said Dr. Adrian Patrut in the show “Science and Knowledge (TVR Cluj), according to www.hoiabaciuforest.com.

Visitors to the area tell of intense feelings of anxiety. Moreover, some who have ventured off into the mysterious woods have emerged with unexplained rashes, scratches, burns, and other effects like migraines, nausea, vomiting, and even missing time.

To make matters more menacing, some of the forest trees are twisted and distorted misshapen like those depicted in old fairy tales. This landscape adds to the anxiety experienced by visitors as they enter.

In one particular area of the forest is a clearing were no trees grow. Some paranormal investigators believe this area to be especially high in activity.

Many locals believe the site is haunted and that if they enter, they will not return. In fact, according to legends of the area, the forest is named after a local shepherd who, along with his 200 sheep, disappeared.

Other legends include that spirits of murdered villagers have been trapped in the forest and are unable to move on. Visitors to the forest often hear disembodied voices and sometimes witness disembodied heads floating amid the trees.

Dr. Patrut has been studying the site since the 1970s, but unfortunately, no conclusions about the forest’s strange atmosphere have come to light.

Hoia Forest and Grigorescu district, Cluj-Napoca, June 2005. (Roamata/Wikimedia Commons)

Hoia Forest and Grigorescu district, Cluj-Napoca, June 2005.
(Roamata/Wikimedia Commons)

In recent years the site has attracted tourists to the area seeking either ghostly encounters or spiritual experiences, according to the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures,” a show which did a short stint on the mystery forest (see video clip above).

Today even the legends remain buried in the shroud of campfire stories. However, the lasting impression of this forest seems to the consistency of the occurrences and the large amount of photographic evidence.

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Source :

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1076670-transylvanias-haunted-forest-known-as-romanias-bermuda-triangle-hoia-baciu/

Mystery Of Ghostly Black-Eyed Child Sightings On Cannock Chase

A paranormal investigator is appealing for witnesses after a resurgence of sightings of an eerie entity known as the “black-eyed child”.

Lee Brickley is scouring the Staffordshire beauty spot of Cannock Chase after receiving claims the girl, “who has coal-black pits for eye sockets” is making appearances again some 30 years after she was first spotted.

Brickley, who is the author of UFOs Werewolves & The Pig-Man: Exposing England’s Strangest Location – Cannock Chase, received the latest report a fortnight ago.

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Sightings of the ‘black-eyed child’ have been reported on Cannock Chase (file picture)

The sighting, which he shared with Huffington Post UK was as follows:

“On Saturday 13th September, my wife and I were walking though Cannock Chase near to Stile Cop with our dog. Once we had entered the woodland, and the road was no longer visible, we started to hear the giggling noise of a little girl.

“To our amazement, a child, no taller than one meter in height appeared as if out of nowhere further up the path in front of us. We stopped dead in our tracks after noticing her eyes had no colour. Her head was tilted to the side in much the same way it would appear if she had been hung.

“She stared at us for around five minutes before running away into a densely grouped area of trees. My wife wanted to follow her, but I was having none of it.”

An earlier description of the girl mirrors that of those chronicled in the early 1980s, the Birmingham Mail reports.

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Paranormal investigator Lee Brickley is looking into sightings of the ‘black-eyed child’

And Brickley published this account of an encounter in July last year on his website, attributed to a woman using the pseudonym Mrs Kelly:

“… Around 2 months ago my daughter and I were walking through Birches Valley (an area well known for it’s spectral sightings) when we heard the screams of a young child. I couldn’t tell if it was a boy or a girl, but they definitely seemed in distress and sounded very close to us, so we instantly started running towards the noise.

“We couldn’t find the child anywhere and so stopped to catch our breath, that’s when I turned round and saw a girl stood behind me, no more than 10 years old, with her hands over her eyes, like she was waiting for a birthday cake.

“I asked if she was okay and if she had been the one screaming, she then put her arms down by her side and opened her eyes, which is when I saw they were completely black, no iris, no white, nothing.

“I jumped back and grabbed my daughter, when I looked again, the child was gone. It was strange really, I knew something was going to happen, even before it did, I just had a weird feeling…”

Brickley told the HuffPost UK: “In my opinion, the black-eyed child seems to be some kind of demon.

“While it might seem like a standard spectral encounter, almost all the reports involve the child leading people towards potentially dangerous situations.

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Online fiction forum Creepypasta Wiki is also the home of internet fiend Slender Man


“I have received nine different reports in the last two years from seemingly credible witnesses. During interviews most of their stories have been very similar.

“I’m also appealing for more reports, so if anyone has more information, I ask they get in touch as soon as possible.”

 

Indeed in a post last year, Brickley spoke of his aunt’s encounter with a black-eyed child back in 1982.

pig man of cannock chase

Brickley has also investigated reports of the ‘Pig-Man’ of Cannock Chase (file picture)

Then 18, she was on Cannock Chase one evening when she heard a little girl shouting for help. He wrote:

“She stumbled upon a dirt track and caught sight of the six to eight-year-old girl, running in the opposite direction, shouting ‘help mommy help’.

“… by now it was getting dark and the little girl had reached an area of very densely planted thick and bushy trees. She turned around to face my auntie, looked her dead in the eyes, and then ran off into the dark, compact woodland. At this point, probably very wisely, the decision was made to give up. “

Speculating that the sightings could be related to the Raymond Morris child killings in the 1960s, Brickley adds: “In my mind it seems likely that even if my auntie had continued to chase the little girl, she would never have caught her, because it wasn’t a child at all, but an evil force, planning to do away with my own family member.”

Online fiction forum Creepypasta Wiki also references a “black-eyed people”, though these sightings were predominantly across the pond in North America.

The site, which also spawned the legend of Slender Man, adds they are: “Often children, with eyes that are solid black with no differentiation between sclera, pupil, or iris, and are occasionally reported to have blue or bluish tinted skin like that of a corpse.

“Those who report encounters with them often feel that the children were somehow supernatural and extremely dangerous though they could not explain why.”

And blogger Christine Stockton compiled this list of “16 terrifying encounters with ‘the black-eyed kids’,” as sourced from Reddit.

Cannock Chase has a long history of eerie happenings, according to the BBC, including sightings of a “werewolf-type creature” and a Pig-Man.

As far back as the 1940s, the Pig-Man – a half-human, half-swine, has allegedly been seen by those brave enough to venture into the woods after dark.

Witnesses recall a human body in tattered clothes, a distorted face, an unmistakable snout and the shrill squealing of the Pig-Man heard from miles around.
Source :
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/09/29/mystery-black-eyed-child-sightings-cannock-chase-_n_5898988.html

10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs found in Chhattisgarh

CHARAMA (Chhattisgarh): Chhattisgarh state department of archaeology and culture plans to seek help from Nasa and Isro for research on 10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs in Charama region in Kanker district in tribal Bastar region.

According to archaeologist JR Bhagat, these paintings have depicted aliens like those shown in Hollywood and Bollywood flicks. Located about 130km from Raipur, the caves come under village Chandeli and Gotitola.

“The findings suggest that humans in prehistoric times may have seen or imagined beings from other planets which still create curiosity among people and researchers. Extensive research is needed for further findings. Chhattisgarh presently doesn’t have any such expert who could give clarity on the subject,” Bhagat told TOI.

 


One of the ancient rock paintings carved on caves at Charama in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district. (TOI photo by Amit Bhardwaj)

There are several beliefs among locals in these villages. While few worship the paintings, others narrate stories they have heard from ancestors about “rohela people” — the small sized ones — who used to land from sky in a round shaped flying object and take away one or two persons of village who never returned.

“The paintings are done in natural colours that have hardly faded despite the years. The strangely carved figures are seen holding weapon-like objects and do not have clear features. Specially, the nose and mouth are missing. In few pictures, they are even shown wearing space suits. We can’t refute possibility of imagination by prehistoric men but humans usually fancy such things,” the archaeologist said.

 


(TOI photo by Amit Bhardwaj)

 

 He added that it is a co-incidence that such ancient images appear to have sharp resemblance to UFOs shown in alien movies. “The fan-like antenna and three legs of vehicle’s stand clearly show a similarity to UFO type craft,” he said.

Other archaeologists would also be consulted for further verification.

 

 
(TOI photo by Amit Bhardwaj)

 

Source :

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/10000-year-old-rock-paintings-depicting-aliens-and-UFOs-found-in-Chhattisgarh/articleshow/38435091.cms

Witches, zombies and ghosts reported to police

Source :  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-28415527

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Two zombies, 15 ghosts and 55 witches were reported to West Midlands Police between 2011 and 2013

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More than 70 reports of zombies, witches and ghosts have been made to West Midlands Police over the past three years.

Figures revealed by a Freedom of Information (FOI) request show the force was contacted about 15 ghosts, 55 witches, and a pair of zombies.

Birmingham East had the most reported paranormal activity, with the least in Birmingham South.

Location and number of reports

  • Birmingham East: 11
  • Birmingham North: 9
  • Birmingham South: 1
  • Birmingham West: 8
  • Coventry : 9
  • Dudley: 3
  • Solihull: 5
  • Sandwell : 7
  • Walsall: 8
  • Wolverhampton: 10
The figures show a year-on-year increase in reported incidents.

  • Birmingham East: 11
  • Birmingham North: 9
  • Birmingham South: 1
  • Birmingham West: 8
  • Coventry : 9
  • Dudley: 3
  • Solihull: 5
  • Sandwell : 7
  • Walsall: 8
  • Wolverhampton: 10
The figures show a year-on-year increase in reported incidents.

There were 17 in 2011, 24 in 2012 and 30 in 2013.

Although all other categories were reported every year, zombies only made an appearance in 2013.
‘Deeply-troubled individual’
 
Force spokesman Billy Corrigan said: “The reports include ghost, zombie and witch sightings; hearing and communicating with the aforementioned; the use of witchcraft; claims to be a witch; and witch-hunters.
“I have not included items such as ‘she called me a witch’, or ‘he was in a zombie-like state.'”

He said that while the figures could seem amusing, behind some of the calls may be “a deeply-troubled individual”.

Six of the reports were categorised as “malicious” and Mr Corrigan said West Midlands Police always took action against people who knowingly made nuisance calls to the emergency services.

Over the same period there were 19 calls to the force about sightings of UFOs.

The FOI request was submitted anonymously.

In the past three years West Midlands Police received 55 calls about witches
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Demon sighted after a bus accident in Malaysia

Demon sighted after a bus accident in Malaysia

“Demon sighted after a bus accident in Malaysia.” What do you think?

Look like Dover Demon?

Dover Demon

Dover Demon

ONE DAY IN DOVER: On April 21, 1977, the sightings of something otherworldly forever changed a small suburb of Boston, Mass. Four teens witnessed a creature — labeled the Dover Demon by locals — at different times within a 25-hour period. Their descriptions and accounts seemed to confirm there was a new resident in Dover.

DEMON FEATURES: Witnesses described this alienlike creature as having a watermelon-shaped head and a body like a lanky monkey. The demon also had very large eye sockets with glowing eyes, but no other perceptible facial features were reported. The demon appeared to stand no more than 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall with a hairless body and a bright orange skin tone. What exactly could this creature with such strange features be?

POSSIBLE EXPLANATIONS: Many experts have theorized about the Dover Demon. Experts in ufology believe it could have been an extraterrestrial or mutant animal. Another explanation came from zoologists, who believed the demon could have been a baby moose, which has similar features to the demon. However, Lorne Coleman, a cryptozoologist, thinks that line of reasoning is flawed since no moose existed in eastern Massachusetts during that time, plus young moose are much larger than the creature Dover witnesses saw. Coleman said, “I’m most definitely secure in saying I don’t know what this is,” and the residents of Dover still wonder, too.

Source :
http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/lost-tapes/creatures/dover-demon.htm

Taiwan Alien : Policeman Photographed Transparent Creature Near Jiaming Lake In Taiwan


Taiwan Alien : Policeman Photographed… by ufoblogger

 

Taiwan UFOlogy Society (TUFOS) on Saturday announced a transparent alien creature was photographed by a police officer near Jiaming Lake, located at an altitude of 3310 meters, in the southern part of the Central Highlands in Taitung.

Above photograph shows large alien creatures with transparent body, webbed hands, seen from a distance. Due to its odd shape, TUFOS certain, it’s not human, but a creature from outer space.

Chairman TUFOS, Huang Chao-ming revealed, the photo was taken by a police officer with his iPhone 4.

Taiwan alien closeup image :
To investigate whether the photo is genuine, claiming TUFOS takes a year to consult with expert mobile technology, computer imagery, and photography cameras to check out the photos. However, no definite conclusions.
The photos were taken by Chen Yung-huang, a policeman who was walking around the lake Jiaming with his colleagues on May 14 last year.

Chen said he did not see anything out of the ordinary while he was photographing in the mountain.

 

Jiaming Lake
Jiaming Lake is located in Haiduan Township, Taitung County. It is situated on the east side of Mt. Sancha, and is 7 kilometers from Mt. Xiangyang as the crow flies.
The water reaches a depth of 6 meters, and no streams enter or leave the lake. The lake nevertheless remains full of water at all times of the year. The water in the lake is a deep sapphire blue, and has been described as “angels’ tears.
Jiaming Lake’s most notable feature is that the Central Geological Survey, MOEA, has determined that it was created by a meteorite strike, and is the only lake in Taiwan known to have been formed in this way. The shore of Jiaming Lake is covered with rocky debris and glassy material, including black, brown, and white glass. In addition, the surfaces of certain kinds of debris show signs of melting at high temperature, and quartz grains in stones around the lake have been subjected to extreme shattering forces.
Geologists have determined that the glass found at this lake shows signs of extreme internal stress. Since there are no nearby volcanoes, nor have there been glaciers or signs of erosion by ice or snow, it is therefore thought that Jiaming Lake was indeed probably formed by meteorite impact.

Source : http://www.taiwan.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=36901&CtNode=2220&mp=1006