We sometimes hear the scary stories of a dense, dark haunted forest which fulfill the feelings of fear. And while the most horrific moments can be prepared for our campfire fantasy, in some places around the world there are some horrible history hidden which if you will see through this section will be hard to erase from the memory for a long time.
These trees are simply not wooden stem with unique branches but they are the woods with high-pitched screams that echo in the entire forests and is also the witness of hundreds of deaths. These 10 forests are certainly not the easiest one to experience.
Here’s a compiled list of most haunted forests around the world
1. Epping Forest, Essex, England
Epping Forest is a popular hideaway for criminals because of its wideness and denseness factor and a notorious burial place for bodies.
The infamous highwayman Dick Turpin disguised himself in the early 1700s, and since the 1960s, more than a dozen murdered victims were discovered in the jungles. It is not surprising that the forest has developed a renowned name regarding the world of scary sounds and visible appearances of ghosts (including Turbine himself).
Some of the people claim that if you drive towards hangman’s Hill and par in neutral, your car will be slowly pulled uphill. The appearance of the woods is enough to chill your spine. Since the 1800s, the pollarded trees are not cut down because of the Epping Forest Act of 1878, which gives them an overgrown and round in shape, an overweighed appearance that is hard to see anywhere else.
2. Elfin Forest, California
Another story of haunted spirits and demons is found in California’s elfin forest. In the early 19th century, the legend says that gypsies used to capture the elfin forest as long as the nearby towns pulled them out and killed those who lived behind. Also, the gypsies demanded revenge by taking the name in vain in the forest and all its surrounding areas.
Today people claim to see all kinds of supernatural visible appearances of ghosts; like a floating woman dressed in white, a mystic soul riding a black stallion, and some frightening and mysterious footprints.
3. Dow Hill Forest, India
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Dow Hill Forest is found in the West Bengal town of Kurseong (pictured), and the Dow Hill Victoria Boys’ School is famous as one of the most haunted places in India.
People there claim that when the school is closed from December to March, they hear footsteps that echo through the halls of the school. The main thing to notice that its surrounding forest pick up the most paranormal activities. The wooden area is rumored to be the place where there have been several murders.
This one will shake you upside down as one of the woodsmen reported saying that he saw a headless boy who was roaming among the trees and along the path between the school and forest, therefore it is appropriate to say this that road is named as “Death Road”. It one of the most haunted forests in India.
4. Aokigahara Forest (or Suicide Forest), Japan
This clearly is an undisturbed forest which is found at the foot of Mount Fuji has a devil past. Commonly known as “Suicide Forest,” Aokigahara Forest is the world’s second-most popular site for suicides (after the Golden Gate Bridge which is in between US highway 101 and California Route 1).
In 2011, 247 people attempted suicide, and 54 out of them were successful to do so. Some Japanese mythology blames this trend on the association of the jungle with demons. Others point to the bulk of the tree, which makes the sound difficult and makes it easy to lose.
In fact, many mountaineers will mark their path with tape or string so that they can find their way when they get back again to exit. The scattering of clothing and letters left throughout the complex woods will leave the stand in cold sweat. It’s one of the scary forests in the world.
5. Devil’s Tramping Ground, North Carolina
Devil’s tramping ground is deep-seated in the jungles of North Carolina; about 50 miles south of Greensboro, a mysterious circle where you will see no plant or tree growing, nor does any animal cross its path. What is the reason? the devil comes to dance every night from 40 ft away- at least according to local people.
People here claim to say that they see red eyes glowing at night and these spirits place their belongings in the circle in the evening, only to throw them back the next morning as according to a belief possibly the devil can clean up his dance floor.
6. The Black Forest, Germany
Sunlight is unable to break through the dense deer trees of the Black Forest, and the myths surrounding these woods are more unbelievable than bizarre: A headless horseman riding on a great white steed, a king who kidnaps women to take under the water, where he lives among the family, friendly dwarves and lurking werewolves. Is it any wonder the Brothers Grimm set so many of their fairy tales here?
7. Pine Barrens, New Jersey
In New Jersey, Pine Barrens forest, there are large wild trees spread over one million acres and seven counties. During the colonial time, the area covered the hostels, paper mills, and other industries. When coal was discovered in the west in Pennsylvania, eventually people abandoned the mills and surrounding villages leaving behind ghost cities – and some say, some superhuman explorer.
Jersey Devil is the most popular Pine Barrens resident. The creature was born to Deborah Leeds-her 13th child-with leathery wings, head of a goat, and foot of animals like horse, deer, or ox in 1735 according to a legend. It flew into Leeds’s chimney and Barrens, and since then it is killing livestock and taking out residents of South Jersey.
8. Hoia-Baciu Forest, Romania
In 1968, a military technician captured the photograph of UFO, which roamed the jungle. Hoia-Baciu has gained an unusual paranormal reputation around the world. This area is known as the “Bermuda Triangle of Transylvania” because some people believe that this is a portal that causes visitors to disappear. People who have passed through this forest have reported having rashes, nausea, and feelings of anxiety.
9. Freetown-Fall River State Forest, Massachusetts
Freetown-fall river state forest sits directly stroke in “Bridgewater Triangle”, which is an area of supernatural activity crawling in Southern Massachusetts. UFO encounters and even tilted with Bigfoot scenes. Some believe that the haunted history of the forest comes back from the colonial period when settlers bought land (sacred burial grounds) from the Wampanoag Tribe.
It is believed that the transaction has an area which is doomed for a bad ending and which has recently witnessed comparatively; relatively flawless poltergeist and fireball scenes as well as the site of devilish cult rituals and murders in the 1970s and 80s.
10. Dering Woods, Smarden, England
“The Screaming Woods” is another name for Dering Woods. Visitors here reported that they hear blood-clotting screams that come from forests at nights as well the sound of footsteps and whispering sound on foggy days (winters). The screams are often of a highwayman who was captured and killed by villagers in the 18th century.
Some others believe that the place is haunted because of the 1948 massacre, where 20 people were found dead in the forest on the morning of 1st November. It’s one of the creepiest forests in England.