Maybe you're one of those people that gets nostalgic over forests. You know, the ones of fairy tales, with enchanted castles and beautiful princesses illuminated by moonlight. Or, maybe you're quite the opposite. To you, forests feel like the settings of nightmares and horror movies — spooky places where once you enter, you never escape. While forests do seem to have a pretty divided reputation, we think it's unfair to judge them all as one. Here's a peek at five remarkable forests around the world that will either thrill you or chill you.
1. Crooked Forest, Poland
2. Aokigahara, Japan
3. The Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
4. Hoia-Baciu Forest, Transylvania, Romania
5. Tsingy Forest, Madagascar
Weird Places: Europe's Dancing, Crooked Forests
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Key Facts In This Video
Trees in the Dancing Forest (also called the Drunken Forest) twist into curving patterns instead of standing straight. 00:16
Humans can "train" trees to grow in certain ways. 01:18
The Crooked Forest is full of trees with 90-degree bends at the bases of their trunks. 02:09
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