Tuesday, January 5, 2016

AOKIGAHARA FOREST OF DEATH

AOKIGAHARA FOREST~
Aokigahara Forest - wondering if
this young man made it out?
I have always been curious about the
Japanese Aokigahara Forest which they have even made a movie about it, but the truth is it's a very scary place to be & has been for hundreds of years taking young lives.
I thought since You, my delightful readers, followers, and friends do like the Urban legends I would start with one of the most legendary. I hope that you find it interesting. But you must remember this is a forest that is shrouded by death. An legend that is seen as truth.
Mount Fuji that rests in the shadows
of the Aokigahara Forest
Resting in Mount Fuji's shadow lies a forest shrouded by death, the world's second most popular suicide location in the world--Called
'the perfect place to die'. The Aokigahara Forest has the unfortunate distinction of the world's second most popular place that folks take their lives. [Note the First is the Golden Gate Bridge in Sanfransico].
It is said since the 1950s, Japanese businessmen have wandered in and at least 500 of them have never come out. At an increasing rate of between 10 and 30 per year will die in the Aokigahara Forest in Japan. Geologist Azusa Hayano who has studied the Aokigahara Forest for 20+ which I will add to this post later in this post.
Aokigahara Forest is recently
having more suicides over the years
Recently the numbers have sadly increased to a record of 78 suicides in 2002. The belief in Japan is that the suicides that have been committed in the Aokigahara Forest have permeated the trees, which has generated a paranormal activity and preventing many who enter from every leaving the forest's depths, this is believed by Japanese spiritualists who have studied the area for many years some up to 20+years. There are other complicating matters that Geologists & Scientists are finding too. This could be the uncommon rich deposits of magnetic iron in the area's volcanic soil. They say due to the vastness of the forest, desperate visitors are unlikely to encounter anyone once they step inside the so-called 'SEA OF TREES", so the police have mounted signs reading, 'YOUR LIFE IS A PRECIOUS GIFT FROM YOUR PARENTS. PLEASE CONSULT THE POLICE BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO DIE! on trees throughout.
Aokigahara Forest
Sadly these warnings do not deter the determined people who feel live is not worth living anymore and are determined to commit suicide in this forest of death. It is said that Annually about 70 corpses is found by volunteers who clean the woods, however, many of these volunteers that clean the woods are forever lost in the very thick woods. Japanese authorities have not published the exact numbers of suicides, the reason for this is to make the place less popular. They say the Locals can easily spot 3-types of visitors that go to the Forest;
1-trekkers interested in scenic views of Mount Fuji.
2-curious visitors hoping to get a glimpse of the macabre
3-Lastly sadly all those souls who plan to come to the forest and
never on returning.
Sad Suicide person
The problem that the folks that come to the Aokigahara Forest to end their lives, they have no idea the impact their suicide have on the locals folks and the forest workers that have to clean up after them. You see they only monthly patrols and annual body hunts which  police and volunteers scour the forest for victims.In the words of one man,' It bugs the hell out of me that the area's famous for being a suicide spot'. Also, the local police have said that they have seen more badly decomposed bodies to last a lifetime.  Many don't know what the works of cleaning up the forest go through, they must carry the decomposed bodies from the forest to the local station--there the bodies are put in a special room used specifically to house suicide corpses. After they do that, the forest workers well play 'jan-ken-pon' (rock, paper, scissors)to see who has to sleep in the room with the corpses. Yu may wonder why one of the workers has to sleep in the room with the corpses, well it is believed that if the corpses are left alone, it is very bad luck for the
Yurei--Ghost of the suicide victims. Their spirits are said to scream through the night and their bodies will move on their own.
The link below is where I found the info...
www.atlasobscura.com/places/aokigahara-suicide-forest
Aokigahara Forest
Aokigahara Forest 
There are some places on this Earth that people say to be cursed.
Well, at the foot of Japan's Iconic Mt. Fuji lying sprawled amongst some of the most majestic scenery in Japan. At the base of this picturesque mountain lies the haunted destination of broken souls known as Aokigahara Forest. Which is also referred to as the 'Sea of Trees' or the Creep version ' infamously infested 'Suicide Forest'.
I thought I would tell you a little bit about the history of the Aokigahara Forest since I've told you about the legend/truth of the Forest. Aokigahara Forest lies at the northwest base of Mt. Fu, which looms overhead with its majestic peak. It is a starkly beautiful landscape renowned for its breathtaking scenery and vistas. The forest itself is approximately 35square km(14square miles)in an area and from a distance seems like an idyllic, pristine wilderness area.
Aokigahara Forest 
However, looks can be deceiving. The moment one steps into the Aokigahara Forest, it quickly becomes apparent that something
is slightly odd about the place. The first thing that one might notice
is the disconcerting silence within the forest. Another odd thing would be how density packed the trees block the sun & wind which produces a very dark, eerie blanket of creep quiet. This compounded with the lack of wildlife in the forest or that one can see or hear. You would think you would hear the sounds of birds and other types of wildlife and the chirping and chattering in abundance in the forest. However, oddly in the enormous Aokigahara Forest, there is a natural absent of sound & wildlife. It's like they are hiding from something that is not from this world. Some have described the quality of the sound in the forest to have a somewhat muted quality to it as if being heard through a thick veil or another room.
Another thing that people discover is that compasses do not work in the Forest. What does happen your compasses needle may jerk & jump about spasmodically? The languid circuits around the compass will constantly go around and around. It is said that this happens because of the magnetic anomalies induced by the rich deposits of magnetic iron in the volcanic soil in the forest. But it isn't just the volcanic soil of the forest, there is an disorienting effect of the forest goes beyond merely rendering the compass useless.
There have been even the most experienced hikers to venture to Aokigahara that have the claim that for some reason in this forest they get easily confused in the dark & silent place. They all think it's due to the uncommon silence and hikers inexplicably traveling around in circles unable to navigate even in just short distances in the forest.
Shoes of all ages 
From these experiences, many have planted markers or plastic tape on the trees in order not to lose their way however it does not always work. Some are lucky other are not. Then there is the Creepy litter that is strewn about the forest floor --- like that of Pairs of shoes, both children's older folks and adults, lined up on moss covered in gnarled logs. Also, there may be a packet of entire mundane photographs, song lyrics scrawled upon the envelope, lying forgotten and untouched amongst the underbrush. Other trinkets could be a child's doll lying wide-eyed atop the twisted roots of a tree, its vacant eyes staring up as if trying to peer through the crooked branches above the thick trees.
Odd Trinkets abandoned among
the trees
Besides finding odd trinkets abandoned among the trees they could be placed seemly jarred out of place here and there all over the forest floor. Which could seem odd to some forests but not to this pristine wilderness? These Items only add to a growing sense of the creepiness of the Aokigahara Forest. Sadly even with all the eery occurrences, warnings of the police many tourists still visit the area to see the magnificent scenery and the numerous rocky caverns scattered throughout the Forest. Many of these caverns that you find are quite dangerous to the unwary & the warning signs are a common sight to warn you among the think trees as you approach these caves. Sadly there are still large numbers of visitors that are brave or crazy to trek inside them to seem every year. It is said that above and beyond the unsettling elements of the forest is very dangerous but even darker inside the caverns of Aokigagara. In addition to those who are drawn to the caverns which have been told to have beautiful scenery, hiking, the drives in the hundreds of lost souls who come here every year to die. All die even the ones that are here to have fun hiking and checking out the scenery of the caverns because they all never find the way out of the forest. It is also said to be a rather morbidly way to died & the perfect place to die'. Since the monthly patrols only happen annual for the body hunts, it is said that the numbers are likely to be even higher in the deep forest, the numerous caves, crevasses, and caverns. The forest has the ability to quickly and thoroughly decompose remains of its victims.
Some decomposing bodies of the victims are stumbled across every
Strange things that Vistors
would find is otherwise
a horrific sight
year by new visitors, coming into the Forest. This could hike through an otherwise beautiful wilderness, then across the field an horrific sight of a corpse hanging from a tree or a skeleton with its legs poking out of the dense foliage on the forest floor. This is the reality of Aokigahara Forest. It is very difficult for the local police and volunteers to locate all of the dead that are hidden away within the dark wood or to accurately estimate how many have died there.
They only know one thing for sure and that is that every year the numbers of those come to the Forest to die is increasing sadly.
Forest Ghosts
Even with the endless measures of putting signs as well as installing security cameras and sending more police patrols hasn't stopped the increasing numbers of people meeting their doom. are thinking about ending their lives are mysteriously drawn there by supernatural forces within the dark forest that beckon them to come.
It is said that some of these lonely souls who enter the Aokigahara ubasute) -- a custom in which a sick or elderly relative was allegedly abandoned in a desolated location such as a remote mountain or forest and left to die. It was said the victims of ubasate in the
Aokigahara Forest-- elderly victims became vengeful ghosts relentlessly prowling the twisted trees. Many also believe that all the suicides over the hundreds of years in the forest have permeated the very trees, which generated a paranormal activity. That means it has driven all the wildlife away and preventing many who enter from ever escaping the forest grasp.
Forest of Aokigahara
Forest and survived their attempts of suicide have told of having the vague feeling of being somehow called to or pulled towards the forest. It was like having the inexplicable compulsion to make the journey there. Knowone can be certain but it seems that Aokigahara has its own paranormal happenings too. In the early days before records were kept on the suicides on the Aokigahara forest, the area has a long history steeped in spooky lore and mythology. They have said the dim forest was long thought to be the haunt of demons and ghosts of who prowled the landscape and terrified travelers that came within the forest. In the old days, it was also believed that it was once a popular place for the gruesome practice of (ubasate )
Ghost trying to lead you in
the Forest
They say too that the forlorn souls of those who committed suicide in that Aokigahara forest are doomed to eternally to inhabit its depths, trapped within the gnarled trees & forever beckoning others to join them. So the curse continues on and on sadly.
I found another interesting view on the 'Jukai' 'The sea of Trees'  he is a Geologist Azusa Hayano has been documentary the forest and film making its hauntings for over 30+ Azusa has been documenting and trying to see the many clues that have been left behind by the one that have taken their lives in desperation or other reason that he has studied for decades. All that is left among the trees is the persons few items that they leave behind the moment before they take their own life. Some of these
things have been even notebooks with writings or nothing at all but maybe pictures. The Geologist Azusa has taken many rolls of film of theses sites of men, women who have taken their lives however when he does talk in the film he is clear has compassion for the people through his softly spoken voice. This pensive man acts out of a desire to understand and to try everything he can to prevent these tragedies. I must say in his video the footage does include some very disturbing stills of bodies found dangling in the forest that might not be quite the film that google would want me to put on my blog page. There
Don't look for Me'
that is left among the trees is the persons few items that they leave behind the moment before they take their own life. Some of these things have been even notebooks with writings or nothing at all but maybe pictures. The Geologist Azusa has taken many rolls of film of theses sites of men, women who have taken their lives however when he does talk in the film he is clear has compassion for the people through his softly spoken voice. This
pensive man acts out of a desire to understand and to try everything he can to prevent these tragedies. I must say in his video the footage does include some very disturbing stills of bodies found dangling in the forest that might not be quite the film that google would want me to put on my blog page. There are equally chilling possessions of bodies that are left behind with often signs of distress and indecision too. So for Mr. Hayano suicide in his country of Japan has changed so much of the many centuries. Whereas it was once the preserve of the Samurai, who would commit the ritual act of 'Harakiri' to preserve their 'Honour'. Today it is merely a mark of social isolation in the modern world sadly. Mr. Hayano believes it's impossible to die heroically by committing suicide in his opinion.
Mr. Hayano tries to stop a suicide 
He also feels it is all a symptom of the increasingly impersonal and lonely way of how we live today within the internet, not with true human contact. Quote' How can we live our lives being online all day. However, the truth of the matter is we still need to see each other's faces, read their expression hear their voices so we can fully understand their emotions basically to coexist'.

 The-suicide-forest-Japan-Mystery-Mount-Fuji-beauty-spot-100-bodies-year.html

This is the video of the Geologist
Azusa Hayano who has Explore the
Sea of Trees--Aokigahara Forest for
over 30+years.
I thought I would put both the
video and the link above just in case the
video's get taken off you never know these days.
Mind you the video can be a bit graphic
so use caution
mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/05/the-mysterious-suicide-forest-of-japan/
~The links above is where I got a lot of my info for the post~
Here are a few other video's of the
Aokigahara Forest



Well, I have put a few video's of the
Aokigahara Forest
What I hope is that this Urban Legend
which is actually a True Urban legend
That anyone that is thinking to ending
their life please go to someone that
your trust or a place to help you.
If you can't do that the internet has
a few good sites that I have & will leave
for you at the end of this post.
I do understand in someways I have be
there in some way or form. Your life is
very presious. You may not know it, as
I didn't at the time but you faimily & friends
feell you are so important
And that you life is very precious
to them.
You seem they are the ones you are hurting
and you must think of them!
Here are those links that I was
talking about that were given to me
many years ago, that I saved for a raining day
I would love to share in hopes to help
another friend in need.
thequietplaceproject.com/thedawnroom/?page=thedawnroom&lang=
www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html
These should help


Sunday, January 3, 2016

WINTER-TIME ROSY-

WINTER-TIME ROSY~
ROSEY ON HIS FAVORITE
PERCH IN THE SNOW
ON THE TREE VERY CLOSE
TO MY PORCH
Good Afternoon my dears, it's been so cold these couple
of days, I have been very concern about my tiny friend
Rosy. It has been between 20 to 25 degrees outside which is 
very cold for us Washington's - basically, it's freezing here in
Kent Washington. I just wanted to
let you know about my tiny friend Rosy
the Hummingbird that has made his home here for the last almost 10years even when there is terrible weather like 
snow, freezing weather, flooding pouring rain, and winds that have gone up to 65 to 75 miles here in my small apt. Rosy has always 
lived near my porch side, protecting it as he always does even in these freezing temperatures of 25 below sometimes. I saw him this morning after I brought his feeder outside so that it wouldn't be frozen ice food as I always do in these cold winter days. If you have a hummingbird that has made his/her home in your backyard, garden or porch always make sure you have food that is not frozen.
ROSY HAVING
A DRINK 
These lovely creatures feed in the morning sunrise and just before sundown so you need to keep the food out for them, after that you need to put the feeder back inside so that it will not freeze. I do have a few tips for you all since I have been looking after Rosy for many years now. I hope these will help your tiny friends that might have made a home in your area if it happens to get cold like me or even colder. 
1-If you have any hummingbirds that live with you in the conditions that I have mention to you, one way to protect the food from freezing is to make a large sock that will go over the entire feeder. Also, I always use plastic feeders, not glass! Why the glass will crack in the winter. You must do this because the food with FREEZE!
Rosy on a very cold night 
I have done many stories on my Rosy but in the time of very cold weather I wanted to help the hummingbirds and you folks that might have a few hummingbirds that have stayed over in your yards during the colddddddd! Winter! So now you can have the tools how to keep them safe and have food fro them all winter long. The feeders that I use during the cold/raining winters are plastic. You can us metal too, however, they
are harder to keep clean and they will rust easily--very bad for the hummingbirds. Glass with crack and that is a mess. I also check me
feeders every other day.To make sure that they are clean from the mold. Also, when the temperatures get down to the 20's and teens you have to check to make sure that your food nectar has not frozen on them. You must remember that this is their only source of food during this time. There are no flowers around for them to get the nectar to give them the source of food they need. 
If you need the food nectar recipe, that I have posted many times but you might have missed it my dearest friends, readers and followers Well, here it is;
If you need the food recipe that I had posted before-And you might 
have missed it my dearest readers, friends, followers too.
Ingredients
4 cups of water
1 cup of white sugar
1 teaspoon of pure orange extract
Directions
Boil the 4 cups of water first, then add the 1 cup of white sugar til
all sugar is dissolved. let boil for 1min then cool completely. After
cooling add 1 teaspoon of the pure orange extract. Then put in a plastic container to keep in your refrigerator till needed.
I hope these tips will help you all with your own hummingbird in these winter months Wendy...







Saturday, January 2, 2016

Father Time

Oldfather Time~
OLDFATHER TIME
I thought since we are into the new year I would
start with a few legendary legends such as
Oldfather Time. Before the holidays, I got lots of
feedback on urban legends so I thought I would start with
the Father Time/Father Christmas legend. It is said that in the
ancient times of the Romans they
would celebrate Saturnalia which was a week-long harvest festival in
December to honor Saturn. It was likely that the festival was influenced by the Christian people and their traditions, the year
354AD, when Pope Liberius ordered that December, 25 be
observed as the birthday of Christ. The Pope Liberius then cited
Father Christmas
the precedent of Saturnalia, which probably in the hope that
the new holiday would divert attention from the pagan revelry.
This is why the images of Father Time & Father Christmas plus the
passing of the old year and the coming of the new have
all come to be associated with one another over the centuries.
Here's to the bright New year And a fond farewell 
to the old; Here's to the things that are yet to come
And to the memories that we hold. -Anonymous-
So what better way to start the new year with a bit of history, trivia, myth, murder, incest and intrigue, Well that is what some say with the legend of Oldfather time--Father Time--Old Man Time--Aka Old Man Time--Father Christmas.
It is usually said that Father time is depicted as an elderly bearded
man, dressed in a robe, carrying a scythe and an hourglass or other timekeeping devices. Sometimes he is pictured with an infant or young child to symbolize the coming of the new year!
However, there are over ways that Father time has been depicted too. Have you noticed who he resembles? Well, I think the Grim Reaper is one to synonymous with death, which is sometimes depicted as a figure in its own right. Father Time, Old Man Time, and the Grim Reaper and Death the same person?
So the question is?
If you want to know where Father Time originates are it is from Greek Mythology.
The 2 greek gods with the similar names
Cronus -- Chronos
1-Cronus was one of the descendants of  Gaia, the earth, and Uranus, the sky, With his siblings they made up a collection of deities known as the Titans. Cronus being the youngest and also their leader. Cronus envied the power of his father Uranus and with the connivance of this mother Gaia, he ambushed Uranus. Using a sickle made and provided by Gaia, he castrated Uranus and threw his testicles into the sea. Thereafter Cronus ruled with his sister Rhea as king and queen. Appropriately, he was and is usually depicted with a sickle in his hand. The period of his rule is known as the Golden Age. The festival of Kronia was held in his honor and to celebrate the harvest, suggesting that he was also the patron saint to the harvest.
Cronus had been told by Gaia and Uranus that he would be overcome by his own son. To stop this happening as soon as rhea gave birth to a child, Cronus pre-empted the prophecy by swallowing his unborn children. By the time she was due to give birth to child number 6 Rhea had had enough, She enlisted the aid of her mother in law Gaia and together they hid the sixth child in a cave, where he was raised either by a goat or by Gaia  depending upon which version you wish to believe. Cronus was given a stone to disguised as the baby and swallowed that in the belief that it was his son. The baby became the God Zeus. When he grew to the God Zeus he used an emetic to force Cronus to disgorge as the babies he had eaten, who had remained alive. The war that followed saw Zeus victorious with Cronus being imprisoned for eternity.
2-Chronos was a very different entity to that  all around good guy, Cronus. 
Long before Cronus, before Gaia and before Uranus, the universe was unformed, a mass in the shape of an egg. In addition to the cosmic egg, there were also the primordial hoods Ananke and Chronos, sometimes written as Khronos. Ananke was the primeval goddess of inevitability and necessity and had emerged fully formed at the beginning of time. She had a serpent's form. Chronos was the time god, also, serpentine in form but with three heads, that of man, a bull, and a lion. Chronos and Ananke wrapped the egg in their coils and squeezed, shattering the egg and thereby creating the earth, sea, and air. Chronos and Ananke remain forever entwined within the universe so created, being the forces of fate and time. The younger gods then created are said to be controlled by them. An alternative version holds that Chronos impregnated  Ananke who then laid the cosmic egg. Eros hatched from the egg and created Chaos from which came Gaia Uranus, Tartarus the abyss and so on. Whereas Cronus, the evil guy, was considered by the Greeks to be a tempestuous force of the chaos and disorder, Chronos, the God of time controls the past, present, and future of everything.
Although most frequently depicted as a young man, Chronos was  sometimes pictured as an old wise man with a long white/gray beard. His name in modern Greek means 'YEAR' and his name has given rise to such words as chronometer, chronology, chronic, anachronism and chronicle.bytesdaily.blogspot.com/2010/12/father-time.html
www.novareinna.com/festive/oft.html
www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2006/10/a-brief-history-of-father-time.html
is where I found this article have a look if you like;
Father Time; Similarity of the names Cronus and Chronos are believed to have resulted in a blurring of the distinction between the two, the confusion causing the time god to become depicted as an old man with a scythe. The sickle used by Cronus and Saturn has become symbolic not of the castration of one's own father but of the unrelenting flow to time. It was the sickle or scythe which had emasculated Uranus/Saturn thereby enabling the next
generation to rule the cycle of birth-life-death. Sometimes Father Time is depicted with an hour glass, symbolizing the flow of time. Time's elderly body and long, white beard are reminders that time itself is a devourer of all things. Nothing can escape time. Nonetheless, time also gives serenity, experience, and wisdom.
The downward flow of the sand in the hourglass and the loss of the body's vitality is balanced by the upward flow of the spirit  the increase of wisdom of the spirit and the mind. The young bull and the old bull of words
The Grim Reaper: From the 15th century onwards, Death has been depicted as a
skeletal figure that carried a large scythe and clothed in a black cloak with a hood. He has also been termed as the Angel of Death, Stemming from the Bible too. The image of the Grim Reaper, aka Death, comes directly from the combined image of Chronos and Cronus.
The Grim Reaper is sometimes depicted as being accompanied by a crow too.
It may be that in ancient Greek culture the crow was somehow associated with death, perhaps because crow pecked at the corpse on the battlefields. It is also true that the greek word for crow means 'Corone' sounds much like Cronus and Chronos. By the Middle ages, there were many engravings of the Grim Reaper which depict a skeletal 
Figure holding a scythe and the 
hourglass with a crow nearby. Also, you must
 not forget the lady Morgain too.
Well I hope you enjoy my first post of the 
a new year with I hope I will have many
more for you to come 
Happy New Year 
Love you all very much
your friend always 
WENDY


Friday, January 1, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR 
2016
ITS BEEN A GREAT
YEAR 
I PRAY THAT 
THIS YEAR 2016 
WILL BRING HOPE,
PEACE AND LOVE
TO ALL AROUND
THE WORLD






HAPPY NEW YEAR
WELCOME 
2016
I PRAY THAT 
THE NEW YEAR 
BRING HAPPINESS
THROUGHOUT 
THE WHOLE WORLD
AND THAT WE CAN
BE ONE! PEOPLE!
I LOVE YOU ALL 
YOUR FRIEND ALWAYS
AND FOREVER
WENDY 
YUKIHIRO

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