Monday, July 20, 2009
Forest Of Doom-Aokigahara, Japan
Aokigahara is a forest in Japan located at the bottom of Mt. Fuji. Which is also known as the "Sea of Trees". It's believed to be very haunted.
There's an annual body count in which volunteers combs the forest due to all the suicides. They are in search of bodies, bodies hanging from trees, and bones from even several years ago. There have been Japanese films based of the occurrences in the forest. In January 2009 there were 2,645 suicides, up 15 percent of the previous year.
Josh Gates of Destination Truth in 2008 ventured into the woods. It seemed to have been a wild ride for him and his crew. They saw apparitions and have captured EVPs. Even got lost due to the fact their compasses weren't working. They found an abandoned campsite. They found photos, cut-up credit cards.
People believe the forest is haunted by a "Aswang", a creature that attacks people. Some spiritualists believe it's the tree's themselves that are filled with malevolent energy. Accumulating centuries of spirits of those who took their lives that don't want you to leave.