Death is scary and suicide is a terrible tragedy. The most common reasons why people take such a drastic measure involves depression, financial problems, mental issues, terminal illness or disability and a host of other reasons. But that doesn’t explain why certain locations around the world have become suicide hot spots. Could it be their heights? Could it be their iconic status? No one seems to know! And we can’t help but notice the beauty surrounding these so called suicide magnets.
7 suicide spots:
- Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, United States The Golden Gate Bridge is 77 years and a masterpiece. This bridge is also the premier venue for suicide. On an average, a person jumps from the bridge every two weeks, more than 1,500 to date. And they are the ones who are known about. Others jumped only to be washed out into the ocean, their bodies never to be found. The bridge has been named America’s most fabulous place to end your life.
- London Underground The most famous public transit in the world, the London Underground Metro. The Tube, as it’s famously called covers 270 stations with 11 lines and 250 miles of track. The Tube is accessible from almost everywhere in London and its fast and heavy trains have become mediums of suicide. People jump in front of oncoming trains on a weekly basis. The Tube has witnessed 145 deaths between 2001 to 2011. The most popular suicide station is King’s Cross St. Pancras.
- Nanjing Yangzte River Bridge, China Since 1968, nearly 2000 people have ended their lives on the Nanjing Yangzte River Bridge turning the bridge into China’s favorite suicide location. The Nanjing Bridge is the first bridge on the Yagzte River. The construction of the 5,773-meter-long bridge was kicked off in 1960 and completed in 1969. The bridge was hailed as a major engineering feat and has always been a major tourist attraction in the Republic of China.
- Westgate Bridge, Australia Police data shows that one suicide happens every three weeks at the Westgate Bridge. Seventy-four percent of those who jump from the bridge are male, with an average age of 33. More than 70 percent are suffering from mental illness. Of those who jump off the Westgate Bridge, 31 percent fell on the land. Some of those who land in the water drowned afterwards.
- Pigeon’s Rock, Beirut, Lebanon Along the coast of Raouché, one of the most beautiful areas of Beirut, Lebanon, there is the famous natural landmark widely known as Pigeon’s Rock, which attracts many tourists Other than their rare natural beauty, the two big rock formations, which stand like huge sentinels, became a notorious suicide destination for locals during the ‘40s.
- Corinth Canal, Greece One of the most impressive engineering marvels around the world, the Canal of Corinth is a modern version of an ancient idea. The Corinth Canal is 3.9 miles long, cutting through the Isthmus of Corinth which saves small ships a journey of about 450 miles between the Saronic Gulf and the Aegean Sea. According to local authorities, the historic Canal of Corinth has been the ideal attraction for tourists who want to commit suicide. Believe it or not and according to the local’s police reports, people from more than 15 countries have committed suicide there.
- Aokiaghara Forest, Mount Fiji, Japan It’s call the suicide forest of Japan. Each year the authorities remove as many as 100 bodies found hanging. Aokigahara is considered the most haunted place in all of Japan, where the unsettled ghosts known as “yurei” howl their suffering on the winds. The noises heard here might be considered natural in any other forest, but knowing the reputation of this place, people tend to freak out at the sound of squeaky branches. Fiery forest, isn’t it?