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New Video is up, others are on the way...
I have been out of work for sometime now, so my focus has been on finding employment, not posting videos. But I just posted Part 3 of last year's Okinawa trip:
...and am working on the video I took during my second(!!) overnight stay in Aokigahara that I did/shot last year. Stay tuned!
To the best of my knowledge and extent of my Google-fu, there has been no one that has documented going to Aokigahara AKA "the Sea of Trees" (or "Sea of Forest" according to the Engrish of the Wind Cave parking lot's map of the area, and also known as, unfortunately, the "Suicide Forest"), and sleeping overnight completely alone among the alleged ghosts and scattered remnants that numerous tortured souls have left behind.
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.
First, a bit of background. After hiking through Aokigahara during my Sea-of-Trees to Summit hike of Mt Fuji:
I started checking out the numerous videos of the place on YouTube, and I kept seeing the same factually WRONG information, and the same challenge (to spend th…
Since it looks like ScrewTube will be taking away my Partner status, I plan to try and make up for it by trying to direct more traffic here to my blog. It will likely be years or possibly never before I ever get paid from Adsense, but I gotta do, right? Besides, I am a far better writer than I will ever be video presenter/vlogger, so I need to make better use of my writing abilities in getting my message out.
I counted, and was rather disappointed to see that I only uploaded 6 damn videos last year. I can.. I MUST up my game this year and I am already slacking, but I'm back in the game with a new video....YAY!
And found holes...BIG holes. In this area (south east of road 71/northwest quadrant of Mt. Fuji's base) there were several large caves and holes, seemingly in much more abundance than near the Lava & ice caves.
Whatever this root curled around obviously came out the loser in what was likely a years-long fight for survival... Based on the shape, I think this should be called Jabba the Cave. This is connected to a 2~3 km long cave.
Some creepyness here. I wonder who and why(??!?) did someone (...or something?) feel the urge/need to look for several softball-sized rocks and pile them up like this...
...and I hope this lonesome hat we found on the trail was dropped by accident, not because the owner had no use for it (and life in general) anymore. Either way, we left it where it was...
After having gotten off the trail earlier in the day, it was good to know we were back on the right path...