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8 natural mysteries that can't be explained

By: Melissa Breyer on Sept. 28, 2015, 1:01 p.m.
Crooked forest

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Crooked forest

There was a crooked man, he walked a crooked mile … but did he walk in the crooked forest? This groovy grove of trees in West Pomerania, Poland is a weird wonderland of some 400 pines that took a definite detour in the ol’ “growing straight as a tree” routine. Nobody has any idea why. Adding to the mystery is the fact that they are part of a larger forest of normal unswerving pines. What is known is that they were likely planted in the 1930s and whatever caused them to waver in their sky-striving happened when they were seven to 10 years old. Theories abound, but until trees can talk, we may never know the real story.