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Garmiashtata gora (The thundering forest)

Гърмящата гораOver the Smesite locality, in the direction of the “Peeshtite skali” (the Singing Rocks) reserve, an old thinned beech forest spreads. An interesting fact is that all the trees in that forest are crooked, split or burned by lighting that often strikes here. It is likely that the composition of the rocks under the trees is such that creates conditions for the unobstructed conduct of electrostatic charges from the atmosphere. As a result, during the storm, the area is strewn with lightning. It is not surprising that the nearby peaks are called the Groba (the Coffin), Krusta (the Cross) and other similar, named after the thunderstorms in the area. 

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