5 famous landmarks that are creepy suicide spots
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge, the symbol of San Francisco is also one of the world's most famous suicide spots
The Golden Gate) in San Francisco, USA is said to be one of the most popular places for suicide in the world. More than 1,400 people have committed suicide by jumping down from the Golden Gate Bridge since this bridge started operating in 1937. However, many people suspect that the actual number is even bigger.
Currently there are only 34 cases of suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge survived luckily. Most of the remaining cases are dead due to violent collision, drowning or hypothermia.
London subway system is a pretty popular place where many suicides take place. Many people assume that jumping right in front of an approaching train will cause instant death. However, it's a mistake.
According to statistics, only about 40% of people die after jumping toward the locomotive. The rest survived because of falling down into the drainage holes under the rails. Then afterward they are accused of threatening the safety of railway or intending to obstruct subway operation.
Aokigahara Forest in Japan is a notorious creepy place for suicide of the world. In 2010, 247 people attempted suicide in Aokigahara Forest but there were only 54 successful cases. This forest is associated with the devil stories in Japanese mythology.
Aokigahara Forest is also said to be where the angry souls reside and haunt. Therefore, the police has searched for commit suicide bodies every year and found many corpses without any missing report from the relatives.
Beachy Head in England is a beautiful white cliff, but also one of the most popular suicide spots in the world. According to estimates, each year there are 20 suicide cases here, starting from the 1600s.
Since 2004, the local government had to to strengthen monitoring this area. Twice a day, the patrols of Beachy Head go check and determine who is likely to commit suicide at this place. There are also signboards with telephone number so suicidal people can call for advisory or seers can inform the authorities.
Eiffel Tower, Paris is a world's famous place for tourists but also a suicide magnet. Jumping from the "Iron Lady" is one of the three most common ways to commit suicide in France.
Although the government has used many methods to prevent people from jumping off the Eiffel Tower for suicide such as setting up nets, barriers but they all seem inefficient. So far, they can't tell exactly how many cases of suicide in this famous tourist destination.
By: Hugh Wright