Suicide Forest, Japan

I first heard about the Aokigahara Forest several years ago and have been fascinated ever since.  In the spirit of Halloween, I share the story with you…

Aokigahara Forest, also known as “the Sea of Trees” and “Suicide Forest”, is a forest that lies at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. The forest contains a number of rocky, icy caverns, a few of which are popular tourist destinations. The forest, which has an historic association with demons in Japanese mythology, is a popular place for suicides. In 2003, 108 bodies were found, despite numerous signs, in Japanese and English, urging people to reconsider their actions. Due to the wind-blocking density of the trees, and an absence of wildlife, the forest is known for being eerily quiet. Aokigahara is the world’s second most popular suicide location (San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge tops the list).

Cursed? You be the judge…

Read more on the following sites:

Mysterious Universe

Atlas Obscura

 

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