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This is a group dedicated to the study and discussion of paranormal phenomena, both real and imagined. Do you have a story to tell about a ghostly encounter? A near-death experience? A haunted house? Have you been abducted by aliens? Just kidding on that one--well, maybe! This forum is open to any who would like to join and discuss such topics.
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Thought I would share it with you.
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Aokigahara, also known as the Suicide Forest or Sea of Trees, is a 35-square-kilometre (14 sq mi) forest that lies at Mount Fuji's northwest base 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.
The forest has a historic association with demons in Japanese mythology, and it is a notoriously common suicide site (in which 57 took place in 2010). For this reason, a sign at the head of the main trail urges suicidal visitors to think of their families and contact a suicide prevention association.
The forest is reportedly the most popular site for suicide in Japan and among the top three most popular sites for suicide in the world. Statistics vary, but there were around 30 suicides documented every year during the period leading up to 1988.
In 2003, 105 bodies were found in the forest, exceeding the previous record of 78 in 2002. In 2010, it is estimated that more than 200 people had attempted suicide in the forest, 54 of whom completed the act. Suicides are said to increase during March, the end of the fiscal year in Japan. As of 2011, the most common means of suicide in the forest were hanging or drug overdose. In recent years, the local officials have stopped publicizing the numbers in an attempt to downplay Aokigahara's association with suicide.
The high rate of suicide has led officials to place a sign at the forest's entry, written in Japanese, urging suicidal visitors to seek help and not take their own lives. Annual body searches have been conducted by police, volunteers, and attendant journalists since 1970.
Dec 13, 2015
On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this coming week SyFy is showing a miniseries called "Childhood's End." The story follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture. Here is a trailer:
Dec 4, 2015
I have no idea if this castle is purported to be haunted or not, but one could certainly imagine a few spirits lingering behind those crenallated walls!
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Nov 27, 2015