Poland’s Mysterious Crooked Forest

Everyone loves a good mystery right?  Well see if you can figure THIS one out.  No one else can…  (I’m guessing woodland trolls manipulated these trees early in their development so that they would always have seats for their forest meetings.  What?  You have a better idea?)

In a tiny corner of western Poland a forest of about 400 pine trees grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks – all bent northward. Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees this collection of curved trees, or “Crooked Forest,” is a mystery.

Planted around 1930, the trees managed to grow for seven to 10 years before getting held down, in what is understood to have been human mechanical intervention. Though why exactly the original tree farmers wanted so many crooked trees is unknown.

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