There's a strange forest in Poland that's filled with crooked trees - and no one can explain how it got that way


Crooked Forest

Kilian Schoönberger

The "Crooked Forest" rests within an area outside of Nowe Czarnowo in the West Pomerania region of Poland.

Deep in the woods of the West Pomerania region of Poland, an entire section of trees bends at sharp angles near their bases, forming an odd and entrancing phenomenon known as "The Crooked Forest."


Why do the trees bend like this? No one is quite sure.

Some have theorized that harsh weather conditions made them this way. Others have said that man-made development uprooted the trees.

Landscape photographer Kilian Schoönberger shared some of his photos of the forest, as well as the folklore surrounding it.