Cryptic SOS: Lost Hikers, a Ghostly Sign, and Unanswered Questions on Mount Asahidake
A chilling true story of rescue, hidden clues, and an unsolved mountain riddle.
In 1989 two hikers who got lost while climbing Mount Asahidake in Daisetsuzan National Park were found when a helicopter saw the distress sign written on the side of the mountain and rescued them. Great for the two hikers and lucky because this is where the story gets strange. The police in the area were sure the hikers had made the SOS sign that was made by stacking large birch trees on top of each other, the sign was quiet large. When the police questioned the two hikers about their ordeal they swore they knew nothing about the sign. It was just pure luck on their part.