Twisted, paranormal fantasy. Is this a Tim Burton movie? Perhaps something more sinister, or merely coincidence?
There is 3 acres of land in Saskatchewan, that is unlike any other 3 acres of land on the planet. What happens on this 3 acres of land, is unexplainable.
Welcome to The Crooked Trees of Alticane. Located in No Where, Saskatchewan, or more realistically 20 kilometres north – north west of Hafford, Saskatchewan (Google Maps Link). What is special about this particular grove of trees, is that they do not grow straight. Rather they twist and tangle their way to the sky in a gorgeously visual fashion. It is absolutely stunning, especially when right across the road the trees are all perfectly straight in comparison.
I had always wanted to visit this site, and being in the area ear marked the perfect opportunity to do so. The site is off the beaten path, however is worth the adventure. The opportunity to witness a natural phenomenon is an experience worth having. The aspen trees on this particular plot of land, inherit a genetic mutation that makes them unlike any other aspen trees. How they came to exist in the middle of No Where, Saskatchewan remains a mystery. There are however, plenty of theories on this topic. The paranormal, and extra terrestrial, all have there place in the local tales or lore. The locals will also tell you that birds, and cows will not enter the area. I did not see any of either.
What I do know, is that I am glad I took the afternoon to wander the paths, camera in hand and enjoy a natural wonder, right here at home in Saskatchewan.