Mysterious Forest Warning: The Secret of the Bent Trees – Why You Should Start Looking Around Immediately


Mysterious Forest Warning: The Secret of the Bent Trees – Why You Should Start Looking Around Immediately

I can’t image driving without a GPS now… and it’s because I/we let technology take over our lives. It’s hardly surprising that they recently linked the brain to the internet…

Maps can also be a great guide, but what happened before we had maps or GPS? Before technology, how did people find their way through the woods? It appears that there were hidden mysteries in nature, and they have something to do with bent trees.

According to the American Forests website:

Across the U.S., you can find trees that are oddly shaped. Their trunks have odd kinks in them, or bend at strange angles. While some of them may indeed be simple quirks of nature, most of these trees are actually landmarks that helped guide indigenous people on their way. Native Americans would bend young trees to create permanent trail markers, designating safe paths through rough country and pointing travelers toward water, food or other important landmarks. Over the years, the trees have grown, keeping their original shape, but with their purpose all but forgotten as modern life sprang up around them. Today, we may not need these “trail trees” to navigate, but their place in history makes them invaluable. Imagine the stories these trees could tell.

Yes, we know there are many twisted and weirdly shaped trees created by Mother Nature, but there are few things Native Americans accomplished that distinguished them, and wandering wanderers could tell the difference.


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