Why mysterious places in Iran?
There are places all over the world that people can go there to feel scared and surprised, but in our city life we are used to seeing horror movies in the form of Hollywood movies and on our TV screens. Today we want to introduce you to some of the scary and mysterious places in Iran that you can go to!
First of all, we must say that any place that is presented as a strange or even scary attraction, did not have a sense of fear from the beginning. There is no doubt that the time has passed for them to introduce these places to us today. But first, we must point out that all their fears and wonders are not just about the place itself. Rather, stories told from those places by locals or their ancestors were instrumental in portraying these attractions as scary or mysterious places.
However, it should not be overlooked that in the beginning, the locals also witnessed unusual events that added fear and mystery to the introduction of these places.
With the advancement of science and the study of researchers, the cause of some events in these places is clear and others remain undiscovered. Anyway, join us to introduce some of these scary and mysterious places in Iran to you briefly.
Top Scary and Mysterious Places in Iran:
Darvish Khan Stone Garden
The surrounding garden, which is desert, has given it a terrifying feel that has contributed to its strangeness. Darvish Khan was a deaf person who had agricultural lands around Sirjan. In 1340 AH, due to land reform, Darvish Khan lost all his lands and this issue made him very sad and disappointed. After a few years, he, still saddened by the loss of his land, decided to take action as a sign of this unhappiness. And this the beginning of the story of how a scary and mysterious places in Iran was created.
He planted large trees in the holes and continued to do so. When the planting of these withered trees was over, he began to hang stones from the branches of the trees. Eventually, the stone garden reached an area of 1,000 meters, and the 180 trees that were planted in it. The stones that hung like fruit from it, gave this garden a strange and sometimes terrifying feeling.
It is said that Darvish Khan was very pleased with this work and felt that the sign of his unhappiness and protest had led to a garden that would never be destroyed. His family says he may have had this kind of protest because he could not speak.
Apart from stones, he hung other things on the tree such as punctured tires, broken mirrors, springs, and anything else that seemed to exist, but most of the rock garden in Sirjan is made up of the same stone fruits.
The Sarborj forest or Screaming Forest
This forest is quite normal and calm during the day. But at night, a strange and terrible sound is heard from the trees of this forest. A whistling or screaming sound is heard as soon as it gets dark and continues until dawn. Hearing a scream in the forest may be one of the scariest things that can happen to people who decide to stay overnight in the forest. Sarbarj forest of Mashhad is one of the most mysterious places in Iran.
Some residents of Sarbarj village hear these horrible noises from locusts that have invaded the area and take refuge in the trees and surrounding meadows at night and make noise. Some have attributed these sounds to unknown factors, including climate change.
The sounds that can be heard from the trees of this area; It bears no resemblance to the sound of crickets or the rushing winds of a tree. Because when these sounds are heard, even the leaves of a tree do not move due to the wind. Some people consider the Sarbarj forest in Mashhad to be cursed and say that this forest is a place where goblins and demons live.
According to them, demons and cursed spirits roam the forests at night and make annoying noises. But it should be noted that no abnormal phenomena have been observed in the region. The forest is also located in a river valley, that this river is seasonal but since the year when these sounds are heard from the forest (2011), the river water has flowed and remained. This has attracted people’s attention and, consequently, their fear of this amazing phenomenon. The horror that can attract curious tourists.
Valley of the Stars
The Valley of the Stars, known as the Passage of Ghosts, is located 5 km south of the coast of Qeshm Island and is definitely one of the scary and mysterious places in Iran. This beautiful valley is one of the best places for astronomers and geologists.
But the locals are not satisfied only with the beauty of this place, but they believe that a star has fallen on the ground in this place and the earth of this valley has made a strange shape. Since then, supernatural forces and even extraterrestrials have been coming and going in this area!
The Ghasabe Qanats of Gonabad
This strange qanat is an ancient qanat with strange features and is 2500 to 2700 years old and is among the Persian Qanats that are registered in UNESCO World Heritage Site. The qanat also has two underground corridors with a length of 33 km and very deep wells.
This qanat can be considered the longest qanat in the world because it has been dug 33 km. That is why the locals say that this aqueduct was dug by demons!
In addition to some mythological and historical stories that indicate the ancient age of this qanat, archaeologists who have made this qanat their subject, using pottery collected from the mouths of the main wells, the antiquity of this qanat. This strange qanat dates back to the reign of the Achaemenids.
Rig-e Jenn Desert, Dasht-e Kavir
Rig-e Jenn Desert is the most amazing and scary region in Iran where many unanswered events have taken place and many living beings have been sent to their deaths. However, it is still a favorite of many adventurous tourists. The small and big events that have happened in the Rig-e Jenn desert have made it a question mark in the minds of many and have made it one of the scary and mysterious places in Iran.
Rig-e Jenn desert with an area of 3800 square kilometers, is an area full of sand dunes in the central desert of Iran. This vast area has no water wells or water sources and therefore has never been a favorite for caravans. Nevertheless, adventurous tourists love this area, and in the last few years, besides tourists, many researchers have visited it.
The natives of the desert believe that the sand dune desert is a cursed area that is ruled by evil spirits and demons. That is why everyone who goes to the sand dune will never return. The Dasht-e Kavir desert is full of salt marshes that devour people. The desert is also called the Bermuda Triangle of Iran.
One of the worst things that can happen to an uninitiated tourist is to sink into the mud, which can easily kill a person. For this reason, for several years, no one dared to travel to this desert and discover its secret.
The Parau Cave
In the depths of one of the mountains of Kermanshah province, there is a cave that is known as the most dangerous cave in Iran and it made this cave one of the scary and mysterious places in Iran. Here, a high mountain hides a cave, which is the deepest cave in Iran. Parau Cave is 1454 meters long and 751 meters deep and 26 wells are located in different parts of it.
In this cave, there is running water that has flowed from the melting of the underground glaciers of Parau Cave, and that is why the name of this cave has been given to Parau which means full of water.
The paths of this cave are very difficult to cross, except for the cold weather inside the cave and its hard roads, the rough and porous wall tears the clothes of the cavers and this causes cold water to reach their bodies and the difficulties of navigating the cave become more than before.
The difficulty of passing through the paths of this cave has caused 5 cavers to fall inside this cave and be killed. If you step into this cave one day, you will see signs along the path of this cave that indicate the place where these cavers fell.
The Fairy Chimney (Hoodoo)
The phenomenon of Fairy chimneys is one of those attractions that can be seen in different parts of the world such as Zanjan in Iran. In geological terms, the natural phenomenon of the smoker is called “hoodoo”.
Hoodoo is actually a mushroom-like stone that has been shaped like a tall and thin minaret by erosion and another stone has been placed on it. In Zanjan, these hoodoos are called ” Fairy chimneys”. You may ask why the locals call these chimneys ” The Fairy chimneys “? Because in the past, the construction of any building that was difficult for humans was attributed to fairies and demons.
You can also experience an exciting journey by listening to old local tales, legends, and superstitions and going to eerie and scary places in Iran. To experience horror and excitement, you do not necessarily need to sit at the foot of horror movies, you can also have a journey full of excitement and horror. If you are curious and excited or interested in seeing mysterious destinations, you can design your desired Iran tour package through the link below and see these scary and mysterious places up close.