No need to go all the way to Middle Earth.
A dark and foreboding forest. Legends of ghosts and demonic terrors creeping across a windless, dying expanse of diseased trees. People summoned by some invisible force who willingly embrace their mortal end; all-too-often, never to be seen again.
Sound like Peter Jackson potty-spank material? Not at all…it’s actually a forest in Japan near the base of Mt. Fuji (affectionately known as Aokigahara….the “Sea of Trees” in their ugly and incomprehensible tongue). And Aokigahara isn’t just your typical creepy forest…it’s the site of over 500 suicides over the last 30 years (and about 4,000 attempts as well as over 200 missing persons reports).