Crooked Forest (or Krzywy Las), is a grove of oddly shaped pine trees, located outside the village of Nowe Czarnowo, in western Poland. It covers an area approx. 1.7 hectares. The trees are bent at an angle of approx 90 degrees to about 20cm above the ground, and the curvature in some reaches to a height of 3 m. The total height reaches about 11-12 m.
This grove of approximately 400 pines was planted around 1930, when its location was still within the German province of Pomerania. It is generally believed that some form of human instrumentality was utilized in order to make the trees grow this way, but the precise method, as well as the motive underlying this methodology, have both been apparently lost to history (hence this forest’s commonly being described as “a mystery”).