Do you believe in ghosts? Even if you don’t, it’s hard to deny some of the paranormal activity that has been reported in locations all over the world. Often times these apparitions and strange happenings occur at the sites of tragedies, where the souls of those who lost their lives linger restlessly. Other times these ghosts simply return to a place they once called home, whether out of comfort or necessity. While there may be millions of places on the Earth where these sightings are reported, there are some locations where the concentration of mysterious happenings is much higher. So if you’re seeking a good ghost hunt, read on to discover some of the most haunted places in the world.
10. Aokigahara – Mt. Fuji, Japan
Also known as the “Suicide Forest,” Aokigahara is located at the base of Mt. Fuji. Its infamous name comes from its reputation as the most popular place in Japan to commit suicide, where monthly “body hunts” are conducted to recover the remains of those who have taken their lives. It is thought that these individuals are drawn to the forest by supernatural forces, which many believe are the souls of those who were abandoned there by their families during times of food scarcity. People also blame these spirits for the lack of wildlife in the area, causing a deafening silence under the dense canopy of trees. Many visitors have reported that their compasses and cell phones have stopped working while in the forest, leading them to become disoriented and lost. And discarded objects such as shoes, photographs, letters and dolls contribute to the eerie feeling that surrounds the area.