I think that the secret could be a small unknown group of people living in the woods for so many generations. And the sign ”a secret hides in this forest” that we can see in the picture stands for that secret, ”the forgotten tribe ”
It’s,as i believe, a small village full of people who are living there with no contact with the outside world.And when explorers discovered that village, they suspended the sign to keep tourists away or to make them more curious . And I also think that it is all related to an ancient story that has to do with to the history of Maydena, Tasmania. In fact, there is an old railway called The 3′ 6″ gauge railway that was once used to transport wood and metals to every corner of that place so many years ago… and this railway must be related in someway to the secret of this forest..
So as i imagine, this town once had a king and they used to call him ” the one” . He was like a leader that always tells them what to do and how to live, he was like a ”model” to follow. And one day, ”the one” was going to the other side of the forest when suddenly the train hit him… He died.
And from that day, the villagers started venerating the dead soul and they’ve made of their dead king a God. they never stopped giving sacrifices and the village turned from a normal small community to a frightening place. And as the years passed by, people from around the world started to forget about that place until they completely forgot about it.
And when some explorers heard the story, they’ve figured out after some research that the place was abandoned because some persons thought that it’s still hunted by the dead soul; and others thought that the villagers represents a big danger for every outsider .
Until know, people of that forgotten and hidden village still believe in that story; generation after generation.And they avoided every contact with the ”modern” world that they don’t even know about it’s existence. They in fact lived there for so many years and they never leaved that place because they thought that they must stay faithful to their king..And as some tourists believe, that place hides a big treasure that was buried with the body and whoever finds it will be the next king..
(And untold story, and unknown ”small community ‘ ; that’s the secret.)
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