Others' deadliness have no clear explanations, their origins shrouded in mystery:
Disneyland meets Silent Hill in this twisted place
People left in a hurry…
1.) Abandoned Takakanonuma Amusement Park - Japan
Surrounded in a thick cloud of mist that swallows the park entirely, it is swallowed in mystery as well.
Built in 1973, the park’s first attempt at bringing fun family entertainment lasted only two years.
While never officially confirmed, it was rumored to be closed due to a number of mysterious deaths inside the park.
Perhaps the park was repaired, or maybe it was long enough for people to forget the bizarre freak accidents, but the park reopened in 1986.
This time it only stayed open for a single year, again mysterious deaths were rumored to be the cause.
Today, the sprawling hills and trees of the surrounding forests seem to have taken over the park.
Although adventurous travelers or Horror movie directors may be tempted to seek out this Disneyland from Hell,
the recent nuclear meltdown at Fukushima keeps a prohibitive level of radiation in the area.
2. Trees of the Sea – suicide forest
The Blair Witch Project Forest is like Disneyland compared to this place…
Aokigahara, also known as the Trees of the Sea is a 35-square-kilometre forest that lies at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan.
The density of the trees is so intense that you can wander in pitch black darkness during the day.
Due to the wind-blocking density of the trees and an absence of wildlife, the forest is also known for being extremely quiet.
The forest has a historic association with demons in Japanese mythology
and is the second most popular place for suicides in the world (right after the Golden Gate Bridge).
Almost 100 people a year wander in the forest never to return again.
The forest is so sprawling and dense, it cannot be patrolled adequately ... so often suicides go undiscovered until their bodies mummify as they hang from tree branches to be discovered by horrified tourists.
Pictures of these poor souls are on the Net, but out of respect for their anguish and despair, I have not used them.
3. The Winchester Mystery House
In San Jose you can find this victorian mansion that has 160-rooms and is constructed pretty much like a maze,
filled with mile-long hallways and secret passages. The house was build by Sarah Winchester, the widow of William Wirt Winchester,
who was the son of the manufacturer of the famous Winchester repeating rifle. Sarah lived a wealthy but extremely cursed life, losing both her daughter and husband to illness.
These tragic turn of events made Mrs. Winchester fell into a deep depression from which she never fully recovered. It is said, she ultimately sought help from a spiritualist
who gave her the idea of building a house to please and accomodate the spirits,
and as long as she kept building, her life would not be in danger.
The result is Sarah building this real-life version of the Addams Family household.
"How do they do that?"is a question heard over and over again in a crowded movie audience. Stuntwork accounts for over half of all film-related injuries, with an average of five deaths for every 2,000 injuries.
From 1980 to 1990 there were 37 deaths. Imgur user Father Uzzi put together a list of notable — and, in some cases, fatal — movie set accidents.
Now You See Me
While filming a water chamber escape scene inNow You See Me,
Isla Fisher's shackles became entangled.
Because the scene involved her
banging on the glass and "struggling" no one realized she was actually
Fisher was under water for nearly 3 minutes.
The Expendables 2
An accident during an explosion scene on the set of Expendables 2 in Bulgaria killed one stuntman and critically injured another.
The injured stuntman later sued Millennium Films, claiming the stunt was "recklessly staged."
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part I
David Holmes worked as Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double on the first six Harry Potter movies.
While shooting a flying scene in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I, Holmes was thrown against a wall..
He fractured his neck and was paralyzed from the neck down.
The Dark Knight
Conway Wickliffe, a cameraman for The Dark Knight, died
during a test run for an action scene.
The vehicle he was in crashed
into a tree and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A few years later, a
British jury cleared the film's special effects expert of health and safety breaches.
hardly been a smooth ride for the 24th Bond film, from the theft of cars to hackers stealing an
early script to Daniel Craig injuring his knee -
filming for the new Bond film Spectrehas been hit by a
string of disasters.
to the Daily Mail, filming was put on hold when one of the crew members was
hit at high speed by a racing car during a stunt.
So? Is your night at the movies worth a human life?
Dorothy Parker, Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway
(their ghosts rather)
and I were playing poker at my table at Meilori's. Dorothy Parker took a sip of her whiskey and smiled at me.
"If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.”
"Bah!" snapped Hemingway. "With the first of June and the start of this senseless BuNoWriMo, the lemmings are throwing together words just as fast as they can to create hovels of novels."
Mark lit a cigar and grinned, "Well, I certainly believe in using the right word not its second cousin. Hemingway, did you mean to rhyme? Weren't you a poet, too, Dorothy?"
Dorothy bent down, grabbed a rubber doll whose throat was torn from ear to ear, and tossed it to her poodle -- who faithful even beyond death -- lingered beside her mistress.
"Ha! My verses. I cannot say poems. Like everybody was then, I was following in the exquisite footsteps of Miss Millay, unhappily in my own horrible sneakers. My verses are no damn good. Let’s face it, honey, my verse is terribly dated—as anything once fashionable is dreadful now.
I gave it up; it wasn’t getting any better, but nobody seemed to notice my magnificent gesture."
Fitz, as he liked me to call him, took a sip of his own champagne. "Never confuse a single failure with a final defeat." Hemingway gruffed, "We are all defeated in the end. It is only the struggle that matters and why you struggle in the first place."
He glared at Ratatoskr who scampered from ghost to ghost, looking at their hands and whispering in my ear. "He's telling you our cards, isn't he?" I shook my head. "He's merely teasing you and telling me terrible jokes." "How terrible?" frowned Twain. I sighed, "How many lives does a Nazi cat have?"
Mark frowned, "How many?"
"Nein," giggled Ratatoskr.
Dorothy groaned, "Ouch!" She said to me, "It’s a popular supposition that there was much more communication between writers in the twenties. The Round Table discussions in the Algonquin, for example."
"Gertrude Stein did us the most harm when she said, 'You’re all a lost generation.' That got around to certain people and we all said, 'Whee! We’re lost.' Perhaps it suddenly brought to us the sense of change.
But don’t forget that, though the people in the twenties seemed like flops, they weren’t. Fitzgerald, over there and the rest of them, reckless as they were, drinkers as they were, they worked damn hard and all the time." I asked, "Did the “lost generation” attitude you speak of have a detrimental effect on your own work?" "Silly of me to blame it on dates, but so it happened to be.
Dammit, it was the twenties and we had to be smarty. I wanted to be cute. That’s the terrible thing. I should have had more sense."
Fitz sighed, "At eighteen, our convictions are hills from which we look. At forty-five, they are caves in which we hide." Mark Twain nodded, "Each day is like a coin. We can spend it any way we like. But we can only spend it once." Hemingway lit his own cigar and puffed out the smoky words.
"The living think they have more days than they do. They look out at a thousand lives. At the end, they'll turn around and find only one -- and if they frittered away precious days investing in work that is inferior, that one life will be inferior." Fitz looked into the shadows. "All good writing is swimming underwater and holding your breath, knowing it will not last." Ratatoskr looked up at me from the table top. "What do you think of this Bruno WhyMe nonsense, Roland." I smiled sadly. "Some of my friends are for it. Some of them are against it." Dorothy asked, "And you?" "I'm for my friends." Ratatoskr groaned.
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