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Monday, July 27, 2015

Aokigahara Forest; The Creepy Suicide Forest

There are times that we feel sad or depressed in life that we look for a place to vent our suppressed emotions, right? Like going to the mall, park or by even staying at home, you can go to those places to have an alone time if you don't feel like talking to anyone else. But there are places in this world that oddly have an ability to attract you in with the mystique and the beauty that they conjure. One of such particular place that we will be discussing in this article is dubbed as the suicide forest due to the fact that it is the second most popular in the world to take one’s life, the Aokigahara Forest.
Aokigahara (青木ヶ原?), also known as the Suicide Forest or Sea of Trees (樹海 Jukai), is a 35-square-kilometre (14 sq mi) forest that lies at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan. The forest contains a number of rocky, icy caverns, a few of which are popular tourist destinations. Aokigahara forest is dense, shutting out all but the natural sounds of the forest itself. - Wikipedia

Around 10-30 bodies were to be found every month in Aokigahara Forest. In certain areas, ropes were found to be hanging cut where the noose had been. The ones that decides to stay adds to the eerie feel of entities calling in the lost that are weak. The quiet atmosphere and seclusion of forest makes it the "ideal place" to commit suicide. To prevent further suicide occurences, there are signs posted throughout the forest in hopes, these signs would remind potential suicide takers of the sanctity and importance of life. Some shared that when you go to the forest, you can easily feel the loneliness and depression of the people who killed their own lives on that place, the sadness is too strong that it will affect you and somehow makes you feel to commit suicide. Some urban legends also say that the people who died there are looking for new people to commit suicide as well.
“I’ve seen plenty of bodies that have been really badly decomposed, or been picked at by wild animals… There’s nothing beautiful about dying in there” 

A documentary from a geologist and forest volunteer Azusa Hayano gives us a glimpse to the Aokigahara Forest and attempts to explain the impact of the belief regarding the forest. The video shows leavings of clothing, bottles of water, tents, and cut ropes that's gently swaying along the trunk of a tree.

Watch the Video Here:


source: playwithdeath.com

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