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Suicide Forrest

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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Submitted: 06/19/2012
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#3 - torchrose (06/19/2012) [-]
That was a good watch, thumb for you OP
#11 - Awesomenessniss (06/20/2012) [-]
Suicide FORREST?
User avatar #8 - xiik (06/20/2012) [+] (3 replies)
Thank you for posting this OP.
I think i remember seeing this article in a copy of Vice i picked up. Very interesting. Beautiful forest.

Isn't it crazy how the corpse was decayed, fully clothed.
Aren't humans fragile.
User avatar #6 - thedarkdefender (06/20/2012) [-]
Thank you for sharing this, OP
#1 - xxxsonic fanxxx (06/19/2012) [-]
Like this?
Like this?
User avatar #23 - liebebella (06/20/2012) [-]
I fell asleep while watching this, what a nice bed time story.
#12 - desigium (06/20/2012) [+] (1 reply)
This actually made me cry.
#13 to #12 - desigium (06/20/2012) [-]
....and was immediately cheered up after seeing in the reccomended videos "The Biggest Ass in Brazil."
#9 - opisstraight (06/20/2012) [-]
feels bro feels
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User avatar #22 - ShrimpPuff (06/20/2012) [-]
It takes a real kind-hearted person to do that sort of job. I wish they could patrol the place more and maybe save some lives.
User avatar #14 - elitetroll (06/20/2012) [-]
that guy has a really depressing job
#5 - xxxsonic fanxxx (06/20/2012) [-]
How many people go there and return???
User avatar #24 - arksey (06/26/2012) [-]
dat fanny pack
#20 - xxxsonic fanxxx (06/20/2012) [-]
I think people kill themselves in such a beautiful forest because it's beautiful. Whether you're a nature lover or not, wouldn't you want the last thing you see before you die to be that beautiful?
#15 - niggiesmalls (06/20/2012) [-]
ok this guys cool.
#2 - keelanleeper (06/19/2012) [-]
Scary **** ...
#17 - xxxsonic fanxxx (06/20/2012) [-]
It is really interesting but no thumb because not only does it feel wrong to thumb for funny but this post defeats the purpose of this website. Then again I am anon so whatever...
#4 - germanpie (06/19/2012) [-]
**germanpie rolled a random image posted in comment #509 at Creepy myth 6 (rp) **
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