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Author:   DarshD
Date:   Aug 24, 12 at 1:22am (PST)
Subject:   Suicide Forest in Japan
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Suicide Forest in Japan

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Published on May 9, 2012 by Youtube.com/vice
The Aokigahara Forest is the most popular site for suicides in Japan. After the novel Kuroi Jukai was published, in which a young lover commits suicide in the forest, people started taking their own lives there at a rate of 50 to 100 deaths a year. The site holds so many bodies that the Yakuza pays homeless people to sneak into the forest and rob the corpses. The authorities sweep for bodies only on an annual basis, as the forest sits at the base of Mt. Fuji and is too dense to patrol more frequently.

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DarshD : What is so special about that forest? Why people get the determination to suicide in that forest? So many bodies are in there...There ought to be some ghosts present there right? Mass suicides are also connected to Satanic rituals and some cults, is it one of them?





Author:   MagnetBoy
Date:   Aug 24, 12 at 8:00pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Suicide Forest in Japan
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Dog Suicide Bridge

Reminded me of Overtoun Bridge, Scotland, where an innumerable amount of dogs have jumped off of the bridge to their deaths, some even surviving the fall only to climb back up and repeat. Thought I could post it here since it's similar



Author:   Quixotic
Date:   Aug 24, 12 at 8:13pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Suicide Forest in Japan
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I've heard of this forest before and I think it's interesting, yet strange that so many people choose this particular area to take their own lives...



Author:   TripleDX
Date:   Aug 25, 12 at 10:59am (PST)
Subject:   re: Suicide Forest in Japan
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Its gotta be haunted, suicides and murders are the spirts that come back. I guess that it got more popular when more people took there lives there



Author:   jackpumpkin
Date:   Aug 25, 12 at 12:38pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Suicide Forest in Japan
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the greatest tragedy is someone having to take their own life,I found that vid interesting.The skeleton with the shoes .But I wish they would of climbed the mountain instead.



Author:   TripleDX
Date:   Sep 09, 12 at 7:47pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Suicide Forest in Japan
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atubled upon a 40 minute long youtube vid on this forest, was kind of boring for a 40 min long vid, but there were some interesting facts. in the vid a man who finds the bodies was taking us through the forest, he even found a tent that shows someone was there for a few days deciding whether or not to go through with ending his life.

People also get lost in the forest, so they tie a robbon around the tree and walk off, so the ribbon will lead them back. The guy said at the end of a ribbon you will usally find someone dead.

there is even a sign at the entry into the forest convincing people not to commit suicide

pretty sad



Author:   Quetzalcoatl
Date:   Sep 10, 12 at 8:27pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Suicide Forest in Japan
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I saw an entire documentary about this forest. One o the expertees said that it has to do with energies around this forest that enduce people to suicide. I really can't say if I agree or not but one thing for sure, people have taken this as a suicide icon and will follow traditional habits if best said. I would love to visit this forest one of these days but definitely not to suicide.



Author:   TripleDX
Date:   Sep 10, 12 at 10:33pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Suicide Forest in Japan
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quote Quetzalcoatl
I saw an entire documentary about this forest. One o the expertees said that it has to do with energies around this forest that enduce people to suicide. I really can't say if I agree or not but one thing for sure, people have taken this as a suicide icon and will follow traditional habits if best said. I would love to visit this forest one of these days but definitely not to suicide.
id be too creept out to visit the forrest, where hundreads of people have died, there would be an eery silence there and its easy to get lost in there too



Author:   Neon Rainbow
Date:   Sep 11, 12 at 8:57am (PST)
Subject:   re: Suicide Forest in Japan
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This is really strange, I was reading about this just last week on Wikipedia. I thought it was really interesting.

Maybe there is something paranormal about the place, and I too would like to visit it... although I'd take someone with me just in case any crazy paranormal urges to commit suicide took over me and I needed someone to stop me.




Author:   Sniper
Date:   Sep 11, 12 at 3:41pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Suicide Forest in Japan
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This is a really interesting thing to read, watch and learn about. 100 deaths in a year time frame is so crazy. Even if you didn't believe in anything Paranormal, it would be hard for you to say that there wasn't something strange and unexplainable going on there.



Author:   DarshD
Date:   Sep 17, 12 at 4:17am (PST)
Subject:   re: Suicide Forest in Japan
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Nice to see so many replies. I was not aware that there was a documentary about it. I should check it out. The forest is a good subject to study. There is something about it that doesn't seem right. I mean, upto 100 suicides a year? That's strange. MagnetBoy very interesting share. That bridge is a lot like the forest. Why some places attract more suicides than others? Like some roads are said to have more accidents than any others?



Author:   TripleDX
Date:   Sep 17, 12 at 7:31pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Suicide Forest in Japan
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could there be something in the forest that are driving people to suicide? seeing a dead person in the forest? whispers in the forest of the deceased?



Author:   MagnetBoy
Date:   Sep 17, 12 at 7:42pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Suicide Forest in Japan
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It's perfectly possible that among the Japanese, who I believe have a very high suicide rate to begin with, many simply know that the forest is a common spot and decide to go there. Mob mentality at its most gruesome?



Author:   DarshD
Date:   Sep 19, 12 at 5:12am (PST)
Subject:   re: Suicide Forest in Japan
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Hmm, there's definitely something in the forest that makes people suicide. That or maybe it's a popular spot for anyone who wishes to end their life. Very sad tbh, the Govt. needs to do something about it. Make an anti-suicide campaign, remove the forest or have some camps their...



Author:   TripleDX
Date:   Sep 19, 12 at 7:37pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Suicide Forest in Japan
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In the 40 minute video i saw, they showed a sign that is at the enterance of the forrest. It says "Life is a gift from your parents" there is also a phone number of a stress hotline


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