Now, we are a good way to conduct the entire “human” experiment, and the first phase-the age of the explorer-is ending. We have mapped every piece of land to a certain level of detail, and we are digging into the secrets of ancient civilizations. The untapped wilderness is being moved by more and more people, turning the wilderness into a landmark.
Every year, as more and more people flock to these landmarks, the difference between settlement and tame becomes more and more obvious. Sometimes the land fought back and people died. Sometimes people just fight each other and die. Either way, after 300,000 years of settlement, there are many dead people in many truly cool places. These are ten of the landmarks. Whether it is a natural wonder or a man-made wonder, in either case, there are a large number of dead bodies.
A place that practically defines the word ‘infamy’, Aokigahara is a forest in the shadow of Mt. Fuji, Japan, that has come to be widely known as the Suicide Forest. Entering the forest, visitors are greeted with a sign reading roughly, “Quietly think once more about your parents, siblings or children. Please don’t suffer alone, and first, reach out.” The sign exists for good reason.
The forest has taken on an almost mythical reputation as a domain of ghosts, an evil wood with sinister intent, and most notably- one of the most popular places in the world to commit suicide. No exact tally of suicides within the forest exists for the same reason many choose to end their lives there- inside, one is exceptionally isolated and alone. Police have estimated hundreds of suicides within the forest on any given year, but the exact total will never be known.