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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Most Haunted Location In Japan

The most haunted location in Japan is believed to be a dark, dense forest which lies at the base of Mt. Fuji called Aokigahara. Aokigahara is an infamous place for suicides and many feel that it is a sinister place. "The perfect place to die." That's how Aokigahara was described in Wataru Tsurumui's bestselling book The Complete Manual of Suicide. In 2002, 78 bodies were found within it, replacing the previous record of 73 in 1998. By May of 2006, at least 16 new suicides had already been found. More than a few of them were even carrying copies of Tsurumui's book. No one knows how many bodies go undiscovered." (Zack Davisson)

The forest is believed to be haunted by Yurei, which are restless Japanese ghosts. Nearby residents and workers believe that these Yurei live in Aokigahara tormenting all those that go inside.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there!

If you dont mind Id like to use your piece on Aokigahara and add it to my blog on iamhaunted.com

Aura said...

Sure, as long as you link back to the original. Which I see that you did-thanks! :)