Anchorage (dpa) - A rusty, discarded bus, which became known through the fate of the "Into the Wild" dropout Christopher McCandless, is said to come to a museum. Negotiations are ongoing with the Museum of the North at the University of Alaska in the city of Fairbanks.
The Alaska authorities removed the bus from the wilderness on Stampede Trail near Denali National Park in mid-June. This was announced by the Agency for Natural Resources and the Environment. The vehicle, nicknamed the "Magic Bus", had repeatedly attracted hikers and adventurers, sometimes with fatal consequences. Two people have died in raging rivers since 2010 alone.
The bus from the 1940s, which temporarily served as a temporary shelter for construction workers, became known in 1996 through the Jon Krakauer novel "Into the Wild". Oscar winner Sean Penn filmed the book in 2007 with Emile Hirsch in the leading role of the young US dropout, who lived in the bus in the middle of the wilderness for 114 days according to diary records. Lean and debilitated, 24-year-old McCandless may have been weakened by the consumption of poisonous seeds. His body was found on the bus in September 1992.
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Notice from the authority in Alaska