by Lidija Drakulic

This forest is located at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. Because it has become quite a popular suicide spot, they had to put up signs which say things like “think of your family” and “life is a gift”. People say that it is the perfect place to die, although it is the world’s second most popular place to take one’s life. The first most popular place is the Golden Gate Bridge. In 2002, a record number of 78 suicides occurred. Japanese spiritualists believe that the suicides which occurred in the forest have actually affected the trees, creating paranormal activity that prevents most people who enter from escaping. It is unusual that compasses don’t work in this forest because of the magnetic iron in the soil.