Mysterious UniverseFebruary 11, 2016
The world has a long history of forests with apparently supernatural qualities, from the legendary Black Forest of southwestern Germany, where every manner of creature, from werewolves to sorcerers, are said to originate. To England’s haunted Wychwood Forest, possibly the most haunted forest in Britain. To Japan’s Aokigahara Forest, also known as the Sea of Trees, where more than 500 suicides have been reported since the 1950’s.
There’s something vaguely romantic about a mysterious wood, like Sherwood Forest of Robin Hood fame, which was known as a haven for everything evil. The idea that a forest holds wicked truths and supernatural power seems to speak to us in a primal way. Ancient stories perpetuate the myths of such haunted places, and the anonymity of a ghost story involving such a vast area seems to give license to more than a few urban legends.
One such instance of high-strangeness …