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  • The Suicides Represent All Walks of Life in Japan on Random Haunting Facts About Japan's Suicide Forest

    (#9) The Suicides Represent All Walks of Life in Japan

    Given its popularity and prominent location, Aokigahara sees the suicides of many different types of people. While it's known primarily for the suicides of the so-called "Japanese salaryman" in a suit who loses his job and shamefully kills himself, it doesn't stop there. Aokigahara has had young lovers kill themselves, patients with terminal illnesses, people suffering from severe depression, and most recently, relatives of those killed in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

    Mental illness, joblessness, debt, and disease have all been cited as reasons for suicides in the forest.

  • The Forest Is In the Shadow of Mount Fuji on Random Haunting Facts About Japan's Suicide Forest

    (#1) The Forest Is In the Shadow of Mount Fuji

    Located at the base of Mount Fuli, Aokigahara is a thick canopy of trees, with a hard floor made of compressed volcanic rock. The soil is so thick and packed together that it's virtually impossible to dig into. Combine featureless ground with thickly packed leaves, and hikers easily lose their way.

    Not only that, but iron deposits in the volcanic soil render GPS and cell phones useless. It's extremely easy to get lost in the "Sea of Trees."

  • Forest Workers Have to Take the Bodies Out on Random Haunting Facts About Japan's Suicide Forest

    (#10) Forest Workers Have to Take the Bodies Out

    When a body is found, the workers of Aokigahara have a solemn and complicated task to carry out. The sheer number of corpses found every year has led to a series of codified procedures and rituals, carried out every time. The workers must carry the bodies down from the forest to the local  police station, where the bodies are put in a special room used specifically to house bodies from suicides.

    The forest workers then play jan-ken-pon (rock, paper, scissors) to see who has to sleep in the room with the corpse overnight until it's picked up the next day. This is part of a ritual so that the spirit of the deceased is not left alone.

  • It's Also Devoid of Wildlife on Random Haunting Facts About Japan's Suicide Forest

    (#4) It's Also Devoid of Wildlife

    Virtually no wild animals live in Aokigahara. The denseness of the trees makes it difficult for animals to make their way into and around it, and there's little for them to eat when there. Any animals that do live in the dense foliage are nocturnal, and are never seen by humans.

    The trees are so thick that birds are rarely seen, and hikers have spoken about how startled they are when they actually do hear a bird chirp.

  • The Suicide Epidemic Has a Concrete Origin on Random Haunting Facts About Japan's Suicide Forest

    (#12) The Suicide Epidemic Has a Concrete Origin

    While people had been committing suicide in Aokigahra for decades, the epidemic first started to be tracked in the 1950s. It didn't truly become a national problem until 1960, when author Seicho Matsumoto published a novel called Kuroi Kaiju (Black Sea of Trees) in 1960. The story ends with two lovers committing suicide in the forest, and a noticeable uptick in suicides was seen afterwards.Wataru Tsurumui’s controversial 1993 bestseller The Complete Suicide Manual recommended Aokigahara as the perfect place to die, and the book is often found near suicide victims and their belongings.
  • The Trees Are Incredibly Thick on Random Haunting Facts About Japan's Suicide Forest

    (#2) The Trees Are Incredibly Thick

    The foliage in Aokigahara is so dense that it's virtually impossible to see above it, or past about ten feet. The trees are high and crooked, meaning the sun can be virtually blocked out. Japanese officials caution hikers not to wander off beaten paths, and people often use colored tape to mark the trail they've gone on.

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One of the most mysterious places on the planet is the Suicide Forest, which is also a famous attraction under Mount Fuji in Japan. The Aokigahara Forest is famous for its beautiful Mount Fuji scenery and local suicides. So far, there is no way to determine why the forest attracts those who commit suicide, maybe there is something really evil that distorts people's mind, or the abnormal magnetic has such amazing effects. 

Here are 15 facts that prove the Suicide Forest is a truly disturbing place. As people might imagine, there are many ghost stories about the forest and the old legends of old people being left in the forest with centuries of history.

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