Thursday, November 1, 2012
While this short documentary isn't the kind of thing I'd normally bring up, it sincerely stopped me in my tracks and I felt it had to be shared.
The Aokigahara forest in Japan is a gruesomely notorious place for being a favored destination to people who want to commit suicide. Every year approx 50 to 100 bodies are discovered in the forest. Aokigahara is the second most popular place in the world for suicides right after The Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco.
_BE WARNED_! This documentary features some graphic images of corpses.
(for subtitles, hit the close captions logo, [CC], on the bottom edge of the video)
There is also an alternate version, which informs at the end that the guy in the yellow tent was in fact removed later that day by an ambulance and had been surviving in the forest for two months with nothing but liquids.