Kingdom – the haunted hospital

This dilapidated building in Dnipropetrovsk can be a refuge for many ghosts … The citizens call this dilapidated building Kingdom (Korolevstvo), probably because it is located on the Korolenko street. Many myths and legends intertwined with the history of this hospital.

One of the legends says that the disgusting things were often taking place in the hospital – a lot of patients died due to unknown circumstances. Mother of a nurse working in that hospital had psychic abilities. She was staying in the hospital for treatment. One night that woman heard the mournful moaning and screaming of the baby who was killed and unburied in the walls of the hospital a long time ago. That’s why a lot of different troubles occurred in the hospital.

There is also another legend, which tells us that during the war the administration abolished the hospital. After that, workable people revolted by staging a riot. People were killing patients and medical staff. As a result of these killings, abnormal phenomena began to occur in the hospital. Even in the present times it is possible to see switched on bulbs sometimes, in spite of the fact that there is no electricity in the building.  Moreover, people who tried to discover the shabby hospital and its anomalies, suddenly died.

There is a stalker legend, which says about the catacombs. Its believed  that there is a multi-way maze of vaulted by ancient red brick underneath the building. Curious “visitors” even found the tools with the royal stamp in this dungeon. Of course, going down to the dungeon is very dangerous, because according to the legend in the zero-tier the doomed incurable patients and the bodies of the dead were placed. That is why the ghosts of dead people wander in the catacombs of the Kingdom, even at the present time.


Medveditskaya ridge – anomalous zone with fireballs

Medveditskaya Ridge is one of the most famous anomalous zones of Russia. It is a chain of undulating mountains with height of 200-380 meters on the border of the Volgograd and Saratov regions.

The strangest place on the ridge is the so-called Devil’s den, where fireballs are often observed. At the points of intersection of fireball paths there are traces of burns on the trees.

However, not only trees were burnt it that zone. On November 11, 1990 in the heart of the Devil’s den shepherd Biesen Mamaev was burned alive, while having rest on a bunch of hay. His friend found only the charred body … Maybe all the causes of fire associated with the same mysterious fireballs.

“Alien” version, and the version of “magical powers” can be considered. But most likely, that there are a range of different fields of the physical nature that affect material objects.

“Drunk” forest

The well-known “drunk” or “dancing” pine wood is located in national park “Curonian Spit” in the Kaliningrad region. The trees were landed in 1961 within the program for strengthening of sand. After a while it became visible that the grown-up pines on a small site have an unusual form – their trunks twist in spirals and rings.

There are few beautiful legends about Dancing forest. According to first, long time ago wizards were living here. They could not agree who of them was owning the trees, which resulted in devastating battle that curved the pines. According to another legend,  a girl, who fell in love with the prince, were living there. Once she played so beautiful melody on a magic harp that the trees could not stand and began to dance. Third legend says that witches who flew to this place on coven turned into these pine trees …

Ancient Prussians believed that trees, twisted into a ring are the gates to the world of spirits. If you climb through that ring, you can get rid of the diseases, get an energy boost and supernatural powers, as well as live one year longer. This “features” almost ruined the Drunk forest: there were so many people who wanted to get  “medical treatment” from tree rings and spirals that many trees were left without bark and almost died. Nowadays, it is allowed to walk only on the special paths.

There is a set of versions why the pine wood became “dancing”. However, which one is true, has not yet been determined. Scientists, who do not believe in mysticism, have the following assumptions: the winds blowing in the same direction and a butterfly-pest, which put the larvae in buds of young shoots. But these versions do not explain why only a small area of the forest is curved and other nearby pine trees are straight. Another hypothesis is the movement of sand. Dune, on which the Dancing Forest is situated, has a clay base under it, which is explains the movement of sands. Planted pine trees here have tried to grow evenly, but they had to adjust every time due to the ground motion.

The magic moving blue stone

On the shore of` Pleshcheyevo Lake near Pereyaslavl-Zalesski (Yaroslavl region) you can find a grayish granite boulder. It called the Blue-stone (Syn-kamen). According to the old Russian legends; the spirit, who makes dreams and wishes come true, lives in this stone. At the beginning of the XVII century, church came to grips with the pagan religion. The deacon of Pereslavl church Annufriy ordered to dig a big hole and throw the Blue-stone in it. But after a few years boulder mysteriously appeared from under the ground.

In 150 years the church authorities of Pereslavl-Zalessky decided to put a magic stone in a subfoundation of a local belltower. Stone was loaded onto the sled and drove across the ice of Pleshcheyevo Lake. The ice broke, and Blue-stone sank to a depth of five meters. However, soon fishermen began to notice that the boulder mysteriously changes its location, moving slowly along the bottom. Half a century later Blue-stone appeared on the shore at the foot of the Yarilin mountain, where it is still located.

People don’t manage to catch the Blue stone during the movement even with special tools in their hands while specially making observations. There are many versions of this phenomenon. From mystical explanations to quite “scientific”, explaining the spontaneous movement of the stone by influence of unknown physical fields. But any hypothesis isn’t worked up to the end. But whether it is worth regretting for it? Think how boring our lives would be if it did not remain such mystery…

The devil of Labynkyr lake

Today we will tell you about another Russian lake, which is the subject of many eerie legends. Labynkyr is the small lake in Yakutia. Residents of the nearby village Tompor claim that the bottom of the pond is inhabited by mysterious and very aggressive “devils.” Word of mouth transmit stories that once unknown creature got ashore and chased local fisherman, until he died of fright. On another occasion, “the devil” stuck his head out of the water in front of the villagers and in one fell swoop swallowed floating dog …

Descriptions of the monster from different witnesses coincide. They illustrate it as something “huge, dark gray, with a large head, the distance between its eyes is not less than the traditional local rafts out of ten logs.” Information on these monstrous dimensions can be considered partially confirmed. Local farmer Peter Vinokourov picked up the animal jaw with teeth on the north shore. Bone was so huge, that “if it is put vertically, the rider will freely pass under it.”

Unlike other similar Scottish, Irish and other lakes occupied by big monsters, Labynkyr is covered with ice during the winter. Observations found out several large holes (called “devil windows”) with the traces of some large animals next to it invariably appear on the ice surface.

For the first time, talk about the “northern Monster” raised by the newspaper “Youth of Yakutia” in December 14, 1958. Two years later, in 1961, diaries of the  geological party cheif of the USSR East Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences Viktor Tverdokhlebov were published. These diaries also confirms the existence of a large unknown animal in Yakutia. One of the critics of this message was researcher of geocryology institute A.Tolstov. He suggested that in fact witnesses saw a catfish of about 5 m, weighing up to 300 kg. This version is turned to be unsustainable because it became clear that there is no catfish in Labynkyr. On the other hand, there is also no clear evidence which proves existence of a monster in the lake…

Lovozero – lake shrouded in mystery

Lake Lovozero in the Murmansk region is located in the center of the Kola Peninsula. It takes its name from the Sami “The village by the lake of strong.” Pond stretches from north to south and has a lot of islands (approximately 140) covered by forest. Its three parts are connected by small spills.

On the north bank of Lovozero there is island called Horn, which has very interesting rock on it. That rock has a huge (30 meters width and 70 meters high), drawing, similar to human body. People call it idol (by Sami – Kuyva). Local believe that this foreign invaders who tried to attack the Sami, but the gods turned him into the shadow. This place is associated with a variety of beliefs and legends including the North Atlantis – Hyperborea.


In Soviet times, an expedition led by scientist Alexander Barchenko to study the mysterious phenomenon called the Arctic hysteria, which often manifests itself is in the vicinity of Lovozero. Information about this “disease” has appeared in publications in the late XIX century. Unusual state resembling a mass psychosis, and struck locals and visitors: they started to execute any command and repeat each other movement. Arctic Hysteria was manifested during shamanic rituals, but sometimes arose spontaneously.

The expedition was organized in 1922. The participants found an unusual artifact in the forest – a large rectangular granite stone with regular shape, oriented to the cardinal. Sacrifices to such boulders were carried by Lapps, who worshiped the god of sun. Scientists have tried to get to Horn Island in the Lovozero, but locals refused to help them, and didn’t give the boat. They explained the refusal by the fact that only sorcerers are allowed to get on island, because magic horns, which can cause storm, were stored here. Later Barchenko and his companions tried to cross over to the island again (they agreed to carry on a sailboat son of the local priest), but suddenly wind broke the mast and drove the ship.

Another expedition arrived at the Lovozero after Barchenko and his companions after all got to Horn Island and studied the idol image. They found that an ancient sacrifice artifact just a stone “bump” on top of the mountain. Researchers have even found ” the ruins of Hyperborea” – a giant arch and right-shaped panels, stairs leading to nowhere, the ritual pit, walls and the remains of an ancient observatory … which, however, according to scientists who have visited this place even later, in 2000, were only the result of weathering in rocks penetrated by water, which “break down the” stone blocks, and it slid down. Image of Idol is just the cracks on the rock, covered with moss. They also felt that there is nothing mystica in the frequent deaths of canoeists in these places.  The weather in the area of Lovozero sometimes changes dramatically within a few minutes and the huge waves can arise. Locals know about this phenomenon but tourists not.

Despite this, the mystical properties endow the lake until now…

Arkaim – Russian Stonehenge

The ancient city is located in Chelyabinsk region, in two kilometers from the Aleksandrovsky settlement. Scientists established that this settlement was built more than three thousand years ago. According to legend, the Slavic goddess Slavunya, who is the great-granddaughter of Old Slavic uniform god Rod, constructed that one of the most mysterious places of Russia.

The area of Arkaim is about 20 thousand square meters. The ancient city includes the strengthened settlement, as well as a burial ground and farm fields. Arkaim was constructed according to the very precise plan: four of its entrances are focused strictly on parts of the world and radial lines are converging in one point. The city is oriented on stars and scientists believe that it looks as Universe model. In Arkaim it is possible to trace 18 astronomical events such as days of a solstice and equinox, risings and sunsets under certain conditions and so on (for comparison, in the well-known Stonehenge the number of such phenomena is 15). Reference points are as precise as at the Egyptian pyramids, which were constructed later. For this reason Arkaim is often called “ancient observatory”.

The city had its own measure of length equal to 80 inches. For example, the distance between the centers of the circles is 5.25 Arkaim measures, which is close to the value of the inclination angle of the lunar orbit – 5 degrees 9 minutes. No wonder that this place attracts many tourists who actively use the “mystical” features of Arkaim. Visitors laid out a few spirals of stones near the city. They believe that if you go on these spirals barefoot to the center and make a wish it will come true. To recharge with positive energy, you can climb the Shaman mountain (also called “Bald”) located near the Arkaim; to ask for forgiveness – the mountain of Penance, and in order to “attract” the opposite sex – a mountain of love. It’s believed that women who have problems with personal life can seek for happiness in the Men’s forest and after visiting it they will attract lovers for sure. However, another forest, located near Fertile mountain with twisted trees, is considered bad: the locals say that it can make people crazy.

It is interesting that in many fables related to Arkaim it is said about mental disorders. One of them tells the story about girl student, who arrived here on a dig. In the midst of work, she heard a voice that called her into the center of the ancient city. When girl returned, she told  that she met ghosts. The help of the psychiatrist was necessary for the scared crying student.