Picture above is Mount Osore, located on a remote peninsula in Japan. Mount Osore is a volcano that hasn't erupted since 1787, and popular mythology will have you believe that the volcanic wasteland actually marks the entrance to Hell, with its name literally translating to Mount Fear (aka Fear Mountain).
Bubbling sulphur pits, noxious fumes and howling winds no doubt are responsible for the area being considered a conduit to another world, and Mount Osore has become an incredibly sacred place, where many visit in an attempt to make contact with the dead.
But perhaps the strangest thing about the so-called Fear Mountain are the highly unique mushrooms that grow there, which exist nowhere else in the world...
As you can see, these 'Skull Mushrooms' most definitely live up to their name, with the caps of them resembling the shape of a human skull, both on the front and back. 'Big »
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