This is truly a living cultural heritage! Unless passers-by throw a stick at the pile, both the exciting story and the pile itself would eventually disappear.
Mångelshögen is a memorial site of the more unusual kind. Once upon a time, long ago, a murder took place here. To prevent the deceased from walking again and to protect themselves from accidents, passers-by started throwing a dry twig or branch on the site. Soon it became a big pile. The practice is called sacrificial throwing and used to take place in many places around Sweden where someone had died a sudden or unnatural death. Sometimes twigs were thrown, other times coins or stones.
Today Mångelshögen is located on a quiet forest road, but the road has a past as a well used national road called Tingsvägen. Once upon a time, two månglerska women met here on their way from the market (a månglerska was a merchant woman who carried her goods on her back). The women got into an argument and it ended so badly that one of them was beaten to death.
The forest road is blocked, so you can't drive to the site, but you can cycle or walk there.