The Pokaini Forest, located 80 km south-west of Riga, Latvia near the small town of Dobele is a place where myths, superstition and mysterious events co-exist.

The Pokaini Forest is a picturesque location and an ancient holy site famous for the wondrous legends told about it. Take a walk along the path and find out more about this energetic place.

I first visited Pokaini forest back in 2008 or 2009. A lot has changed (developed) since then. During my latest trip here in May 2018, I did find many things have greatly improved like there is a kind of a tourism information center built, more trails are made and actually, the territory seems much larger than it was some 10 years ago. Not sure about the energetics but for a lazy Sunday walk this is a great place. 

Currently, there are walking paths totaling 15 km in length in the forest. The stone agglomerates have been carefully cleaned, and certain stones were given names.

Trails at Pokaini

Trails at Pokaini

Mysterious Pokaini Forest has long been long been shrouded in legends and myths. It is a very special and strange place that many consider being a strong anomalous zone.  Several people who visited the forest say there are ancient rocks here that emit very strong energy. Some think the place was once an ancient healing center. There are also incredible stories about a mysterious hidden object under the rocks, a gateway to a parallel world as well as reports of sightings of mysterious lights haunting the woods. (Source: Is Mysterious Pokaini Forest An Ancient Healing Center And Anomalous Zone?)

A small pond in the Pokaini forest

A small pond in the Pokaini forest

The Forest was believed to be the seat of ghosts, gods and monsters, or the underworld. It was long believed that forests were places full of magic; they were ‘inhabited’ by diverse mythical beings, all endowed with superhuman powers and characters, often appearing in human form.

Rock at Pokaini forest

Rock at Pokaini forest

 

Many rocks at Pokaini Forest

Many rocks at Pokaini Forest

Hmm, for some reason kind of remind me the El Torcal in Spain.

Pokaini forest

Pokaini forest

There are rocks assembled around 30 hills in a particular sequence and frankly no-one really knows where they came from. Archeologists who conducted excavations at the site discovered no burials, so the boulders must have been placed there for some other unknown reason.  Some historians argue that the stones were removed from the fields and brought there by peasants. Others say that stones were needed for the construction of the castle, which had never been built, but there is no evidence for this.