ALASKAN DEATH BUS PUT IN COLD STOR­AGE!

AD­VEN­TUR­ERS DIED TRY­ING TO FIND ‘INTO THE WILD’ RELIC

National Enquirer - - REAL LIFE -

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

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