ALASKAN DEATH BUS PUT IN COLD STORAGE!
ADVENTURERS DIED TRYING TO FIND ‘INTO THE WILD’ RELIC
THE rusted bus made famous in the book and film “Into the Wild” has been airlifted out of its remote location in central Alaska. Authorities decided to remove it after two people drowned trying to reach the so-called “Magic Bus” and many other tourists had to be rescued. “Into the Wild,” by author Jon Krakauer, detailed how adventurer Chris McCandless hitchhiked to Alaska and settled into the bus but starved to death after living there for 113 days in 1992.
Two moose hunters found the 24-yearold’s decomposed body inside his sleeping bag 19 days after his death. Construction workers abandoned the bus in the 1960s, and visiting the dilapidated vehicle became a pilgrimage for some after the book was published in 1996.
But adventurers encountered dangerous terrain trying to find it and the state responded to 15 bus-related search-and-rescue operations between 2009 and 2017, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Two travelers drowned on their way to the vehicle in 2010 and 2019, officials said.
The bus will be stored at a “secure site” until a permanent spot is found.
The “Magic Bus” was airlifted from the trail in June The vehicle was popularized by the book and movie “Into the Wild” Several visitors to the site required search-and-rescue missions
Emile Hirsch as McCandless