The Most Terrible Active Volcano in East Java – With the image of a mountain that is very beautiful to look at and serve as a travel destination, it turns out that the mountain also has a dark and terrible side.
Mountains are one of the favorite destinations for tourists to get stunning natural beauty with a calm atmosphere. Beautiful nature becomes our sight during our hike, especially when it reaches its peak.
Behind the beauty of these mountains, there are various mystical stories that are known to residents and climbers. Among them are some of the most haunted active volcanoes in East Java.
1. Mount Kelud
Mount Kelud is located at an altitude of about 1,731 meters above sea level. The last time it erupted was in 2014. Until now, it is still considered an active volcano.
Like mountains in general, Mount Kelud is inseparable from its haunted story. According to local residents, there is a lake in the area of Mount Kelud inhabited by an angel who was cursed to be a crocodile.
2. Mount Semeru
This mountain, which is located at an altitude of 3,676 meters above sea level, also holds many horror stories. One of them is in Ranu Kumbolo. That said, there was a goldfish who was the incarnation of a goddess.
There is also a figure of a warrior from the Majapahit Kingdom who likes to appear in the Arcopodo area. At the peak, if you meditate for a long time, you will be able to see the appearance of a god.
3. Mount Bromo
Mount Bromo at an altitude of about 2,329 meters above sea level is often visited by beginner climbers. Even though it was crowded with visitors, it could not be separated from the haunted story.
Around 2015-2016, Mount Bromo experienced an eruption that gave rise to thick and high smoke. It is said that this eruption occurred as a result of the construction of a magical kingdom as high as 18 levels by Ki Bromo as a supernatural ruler.
4. Mount Raung
Mount Raung is located in three districts of East Java, namely Banyuwangi, Bondowoso and Jember. Uniquely, at Mount Raung, you will find four hut posts, namely Pondok Sumur, Pondok Demit, Pondok Mayit, and Pondok Angin.
Pondok Demit is said to be the location of the devil market. Often hear the sound of buying and selling transactions even though there is no one around. At night, the climbers seem to feel the area is always crowded.
5. Mount Ijen
Who doesn’t know the blue fire in the crater of Mount Ijen? There are only two blue flames in the world, in Iceland and on Mount Ijen Banyuwangi.
Behind its majesty, Mount Ijen is also shrouded in horror stories. There is a story of a climber being chased by several soldiers with a sword in his hand.
Reportedly, this area had become a battle location for the children of VOC soldiers and the Indonesian nation. Now, the spirits of the soldiers are often seen to mislead the climbers.
6. Mount Lemongan
Mount Lemongan, Lumajang, is located at an altitude of about 1,651 meters above sea level. Some climbers often see apparitions while traveling to the top.
At night, some climbers see the figure of an old woman dressed all in white who carries a scarf on her shoulder. This figure seems to be looking for water near a tree. After that, it just disappeared.
7. Mount Welirang
Mount Welirang, as high as 3,156 meters above sea level, is included in the Raden Soerjo Forest Park area. Various mystery stories in this area have also been spread by word of mouth.
There is a story called downloading mantu. Hikers often hear the sound of gamelan as if they were having a wedding party. There is also the Dieng Market area which is known as the magical market.
8. Mount Kawi
Gunung Kawi is often cited as the source of all the offerings from. During the journey to the top, there are forests that are said to be the source of pesugihan, such as tuyul and buto ijo.
Among tourists, Gunung Kawi is also known for its kingdom of supernatural beings. Usually, the figure of this supernatural being disguises himself as a farmer who appears.