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Located outside of Nowe Czarnowo, West Pomerania, Poland sits a 'crooked forest' -- an area where 400 pine trees have been bent near their bases.

Poland's 'crooked forest' continues to baffle scientists


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 10:30 AM - Located outside of Nowe Czarnowo, West Pomerania, Poland sits a 'crooked forest' -- an area where 400 pine trees have been bent near their bases. Scientists can't come up with a natural cause for this type of bending, leading many to believe the strange trees are result of human interference.

The pines were planted around 1930 and some speculate they were altered to create naturally-curved wood for furniture or boats.

But if the trees were shaped by humans, it's not clear what methods were used.

Every tree is bent at a 90 degree angle, and each is bent in a northward direction.

A Google search reveals a host of theories -- everything from the paranormal to wind, snow or fires.

Nobody knows what actually happened.

Speculation has gone on for years, but the crooked forest received new attention this week when the website This is Colossal featured an old photo set by photographer Kilian Schönberger. 

Whatever the cause, most will agree: This forest sure is beautiful to look at.

Sources: This is Colossal | Kilian Schönberger

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