By Nicolle Bryson.
“Aokigahara, also known as the Sea of Trees is a forest on the northwestern flank of Japan’s Mount Fuji thriving on 30 square kilometres of hardened lava laid down by the last major eruption of Mount Fuji in 846 CE. Source : Wikipedia.”
This forest is known as one of the most famous hotspots internationally for suicide with hundreds of people taking their lives every year. Upon entry of the forest there are many signs urging suicidal visitors to re- think there actions and they also list a number of suicide hotlines. Many well known YouTubers and people from around the globe have travelled far to see and explore the famous forest. The suicides are not the only scary thing about this large forest as it has a historical reputation as being very much haunted with ‘Ghosts of the Dead’. Its been reported many visitors have gone far into the forest and have heard voices not of the living and seen spirits telling them to get out, with many people getting lost and never coming back out and locals desperately urging visitors not to enter as it’s very bad luck and incredibly easy to get lost and not come back out. Police have stopped reporting incidents of suicide the last few years as not to popularise the area and change it’s reputation.
Some believe the ghosts of those abandoned and the mournful spirits of the suicidal linger in the woods. Folklore claims they are vengeful, dedicated to tormenting visitors and luring those that are sad and lost off the path. It’s also reported there are a very high number of ghosts left who have died of unnatural and violent deaths and even word of demons being present. Visitors and locals report the sea of trees being cursed and sounds of loud screams in the distance when exploring and fast whispers as if various people are having a conversation at once when no one is anyone nearby. There is no definite proof of the area being haunted but one thing we know is that you wouldn’t want to be alone there at night, the look and feel of the place alone is enough to make even the most brave people scared. Would you explore here? I know I would, but absolutely not alone and never at night! If you have any theories, feel free to let us know in the comments, I love hearing them.
Here is a link below from VICE to see the suicide forest for yourself but BEWARE of watching as more than likely you will see something unnatural and scary although very interesting!