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Sunday, May 31, 2015


There are some places cursed by deed or destiny.  

Others' deadliness have no clear explanations, their origins shrouded in mystery:

This abandoned amsumement Park in Japan is one of the scariest places on earth.

Disneyland meets Silent Hill in this twisted place

This abandoned amsumement Park in Japan is one of the scariest places on earth.
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.


  1. I've heard about all three before. That forest is really sad. And Sarah Winchester was just nuts.

    1. Mad with grief and victimized by spiritualiists and con artists. The forest is, indeed, sad. The photos of the mummified suicides slowly swaying from nooses in a soundless forest are truly creepy.

  2. I am quite convinced that events can place a stamp on places. For good and for ill. All of us have gone somewhere which made the hairs on the back of our necks rise, or entered a home which feels 'happy' and comfortable.

    1. Before my home burned to the ground, I was told that it felt "happy and welcoming." It had many happy ghosts in it I guess. :-)

  3. No, they won't be on my list of places to visit. I'll take your word for it. I'm not foolishly curious, and I do believe energies which are not friendly do hover in certain places.

    1. Like you, I have no sympathy for those foolish idiots in the horror movies who spend the night in haunted homes or abandoned asylums! :-)

  4. It is so interesting reading about abandoned cities and other eerie places, but I have no desire to holiday there! Interesting post Roland, as was your Summer Bloghop post. I loved the kitch movie Shangri-La.

    Denise :-)

    1. Like you, I have no urge to investigate suicide forests or abandoned amusement parks in radioactive regions!!!

      But I would like to visit LOST HORIZON'S Shangri La, a place of eternal youth where you can search for enlightenment. :-) I have a movie poster of LOST HORIZON autographed by Frank Capra and Jane Wyman on my kitchen wall. Good cooking from me is as much a myth as Shangri La!!

  5. I honestly wonder if some places really are cursed--bad spirits are about? Bad memories rise from the soil? Something. That amusement park sounds like it may be spiritually haunted.

    1. Doesn't though? Perhaps there are physical locations that are very close to a nexus to another dimension -- one hostile to our kind of live?

  6. All very creepy places, but yet I'm still intrigued and would love to visit them one day:)