Romania Home To The Living And Growing Rocks

Samuel Reason | January 15th, 2019

These mysterious rocks that appear to be living entities in Romania continue to grow & grow, defying all the odds and confusing biologists around the world. They really do appear to be something that is impossible: stones that move and grow. Locals refer to them as Trovants and they have confused experts all around the globe since they were first found.

Even more puzzling is that after studies and research, no one can figure out how or why the stones are able to grow & move. Maybe these strange stones are something left behind in Romania from the time of Dracula & vampires?

They can be just a few millimeters or be as large as 10 meters, located near a small village called Costesti. Trovants simply mean cemented sand in Romanian, so it is a fitting name for something which is really still a stone. But the mystery becomes even odder when people realized you could even take one home and plant it in your garden, then you would have a growing stone in your backyard!

Of course, as with every local legend, stories exist to why these stones grow. Naturally, after every rainfall they seem to appear out of the ground or grow bigger, some legends stated that if you were caught outside in the dark surrounded by these living stones then you may be in trouble. At night the living stones apparently get up and search for victims… at least that is what Romanian grandmother tell their grandchildren to keep them in bed at night.

Scientists, however, have struggled to find an answer, some believe it is due to the compounds the rock is made up of that causes a chemical reaction when rained on. This chemical reaction causes the stones to grow and appear to be alive – when in fact they are just rocks.

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