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The Story Behind This Abandoned Bus In Alaska Is Truly Tragic

Out in the wilds of Alaska, an abandoned bus is filled with the remains of one man’s last days on Earth. The “Magic Bus” is the site of Christopher McCandless’ death, and this video by YouTube channel “Team EXPE” takes us into the perfectly preserved old vehicle.

In 1997, Jon Krakauer wrote and published the biographical book Into the Wild, about McCandless’ story. The book later inspired a 2007 film directed by Sean Penn.

Today, the bus still sits in the wilderness. It has become something of a pilgrimage site for people inspired or fascinated by McCandless’ story. Watch the footage below for an inside look at the bus where McCandless spent his final days.

Sophia
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