4 Places Where Dying Is Not Allowed

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4 Places Where Dying Is Not Allowed

One might think that it is not possible to forbid someone from dying. As crazy as it might seem, there are 4 places on earth where measurements have been taken to forbid one from dying, on that location that is. Every place has it its own reason of logic and different cause for it, may it be religion or for the sake of nature. Hereby, we list these 4 place where dying is not allowed.

Itsukushima – Japan
In the Shinto belief, the Japanese island of Itsukushima is a sacred place, and the maintenance of its purity is of utmost concern. So in an attempt to keep up the sanctity of the island, the shrine’s priests have worked pretty hard to make sure no deaths occur there. Since the year 1878, no deaths or births have been permitted near the shrine. Pregnant women nearing the date of delivery aren’t allowed there, nor are the elderly or the terminally ill.

Longyearbyen – Norway
The Arctic town of Longyearbyen in the Svalbard Islands of Norway has a similar rule. Death is forbidden, and the town has only a small graveyard that stopped accepting new burials over 70 years ago. The reason – the bodies never decompose. It was discovered that the bodies buried in Longyearbyen were actually perfectly preserved by permafrost. Scientists even removed tissue from a man who died there and found intact traces of the influenza virus that he died from during the epidemic in 1917.
People who are gravely ill or expected to die soon are dispatched by air or ship to a different part of Norway, where they would spend the last days of their lives.

Falciano del Massico – Italy
At Falciano del Massico, a small town in southern Italy, the story is kind of different. People aren’t allowed to die, not because of the environment or religious beliefs, but simply because there isn’t any space left for the dead to be buried. The mayor issued an order that stated, “It is forbidden for residents to go beyond the boundaries of earthly life, to go into the afterlife.”

Sarpourenx – France
A decree prohibiting people from dying was again issued by the Mayor of Sarpourenx, a picturesque village in the southwest of France. The decision came after a French court refused planning permission to extend the town’s existing graveyard. But Mayor Gerard Lalanne has actually taken it a bit further, he’s not only banned death, but those who dare to die will be severely sanctioned. Although, it’s not yet clear what the sanctions will be. After all, how could you punish the dead?

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