We love the beauty of trees, and the charm of the forest. We love to be in touch with the nature. We are also very curious and we like to explore and discover new places related to the environment and to earth. And sometimes we find things that outright shock us.
Let’s forget about fairy tale forests for a while. Today we are going to discover three of the scariest forests on earth. Are you ready?
Aokigahara Forest – Japan
It is a 35-square-kilometre (14 sq mi) forest located at the base of mountain Fuji in Japan. The forest – also known as Suicide Forest or Sea of Trees – is sadly known (as the nickname suggests) because chosen as final destination by many souls who don’t plan on returning.
In spite of being a tourist destination for its numerous icy caverns and quiet paths, its reputation is mainly due to macabre reasons. Numerous signs are put up by the police in the forest to convince people to reconsider their actions, with sentences like “Your life is a precious gift from your parents,” and “Please consult the police before you decide to die!”.
Unfortunately they are not so effective if we think that the Aokigahara Forest is the second most popular location in the world to commit suicide (the first is the Golden Gate Bridge) and the first in Japan.
Hoia Baciu Forest– Romania
Hoia Baciu Forest, located near the city of Cluj-Napoca in Romania, is one of the scariest forests in the world. Defines as the “Bermuda Triangle” of Romania, it is often associated with paranormal phenomena. We don’t really know if it is because of suggestion or due to real inexplicable reasons but thousands of people narrate to have suffered all sorts of mysterious sensations from headache to sickness after getting in. Moreover, paranormal activities, unexplained events and UFO sightings were reported. Not yet satisfied? Inside the forest there is a perfect circle without vegetation and where trees don’t grow.
The Red Forest – Ukraine
The Red Forest (previously known as the Worm Wood Forest) is the 10-square-kilometre (4 sq mi) area surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Due to the terrible nuclear accident in 1986 the pine forest around the station turned to ginger-brown color and died. This forest is sadly, one of the most contaminated places in the world.
We are sure there are many more mysterious forests. If you know someone who deserves to be in this group, leave us a comment below the post.
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