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Where To End It All: The World's 4 Most Popular Natural Suicide Destinations


Nowadays people like to kill themselves by jumping off big things.  A lot of the time those big things are man made.  But what did people do before bridges and sky-scrapers?  The following is a list of places on Earth God Himself made specifically so that people can off themselves.

 

Aokigahara Forest, Mount Fuji, Japan

Why People Do It Here:

Many people believe the forest is haunted or cursed due to a myth explaining that iron deposits underground cause equipment to fail.  This is only true with crappy equipment like compasses.  GPS navigators and cars work just fine.  Its' mystical properties were given even more publicity after a popular Japanese novel used it as a place for the main characters to commit suicide. 

The Death Toll:

Authorities believe that over 70 people commit suicide here every year.  Volunteers from the surrounding community often join police search teams to help find bodies.  Authorities have placed signs and telephones designed to dissuade a suicidal person from ending their life.

 

Niagara Falls, New York, USA/Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Why People Do It Here:

The swift current of the water and the jagged rocks below add to a pretty high death rate should a person go over the side.

The Death Toll:

Over 20 people per year commit suicide at Niagara Falls.  Barriers designed to prevent suicide are minimal.

 

Beachy Head, Eastbourne, England

Why People Do It Here:

The cliffs rise over the water at 530 feet.  Life expectancy from that height is almost 0%

The Death Toll:

Around 20 people a year have committed suicide at Beachy Head, dating back as far as the 1600s.  On August 25th, 2008, a police crew was attempting to recover the body of a suicide jumper when a car driven by two suicidal men drove off the cliff.  It landed very close to them, but luckily no one was hurt...well, the guys in the car were hurt pretty bad.

 

Mount Mihara, Izu Oshima, Japan

Why People Do It Here:

It's incredibly effective at achieving death quickly.  Most of this is due to the fact that you can jump straight into lava.  Lava is anywhere between 1200º F and 2200º F.  These tempuratures will kill you, probably before you even reach the lava, which with then turn your body into liquid.  21-year-old  Kiyoko Matsumoto is credited with being the first person to commit suicide in Mount Mihara in 1933, leading to countless copycats since then.

The Death Toll:

It's pretty difficult to give a specific number, since finding a body is pretty much not an option.  However, authorities estimate that 944 people killed themselves in the volcano in 1933 alone.  The  amount of deaths has dropped off a bit since authorities placed a barrier at the base of the mount, but that's definitely not enough to stop a determined person.



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