There are several videos and blogs of people either going in at night to “ghost hunt”, or going with another person or in groups to stay overnight, but no one seems to have had the testicular fortitude to go in there and sleep overnight ALONE in Aokigahara...until now.
(2019/1/13: Continuing where I left off....)
It has been almost a year since I uploaded my Overnight Alone in Aokigahara video, and it has become my most watched video. It received over a 1000 comments, almost all of them overwhelmingly positive, and many encouraging me to make more videos. The positive feedback was much appreciated.
Let's talk about the negative feedback a bit. My haters fell basically into two categories: the "Hurr durr GHOSTS ARE REAL, MAN!" true-believers, or the garden-variety name-calling trolls that usually got deleted immediately. I have no problem with differing opinions..I do have a problem with those that just want to be dicks.
To the credit of the true believers some presented a mature discussion of their beliefs, but not one has been able to provide a link to a scientific study that supports their "Ghosts are Real!" position.
Having my video get such a response (and resulting in me finally getting PAID a tiny bit of beer money from Youtube...Woo-Hoo!) was quite educational, and quite motivating to see that even though *I* thought the vid could have been MUCH better, many people said that the liked my "style", so...COOL! It is Game On with my YouTube game!
I learned that seeking to make the "perfect" video is time wasted, that most people can see and appreciate when you are being genuine with them, and that people are more often accepting of you than your are of yourself. Unless you are a truly evil person, for most people, the voice that tells us we aren't good enough is a &$%#@# LIAR...so don't listen to it! Positivity is the winning move!