Have any of you seen the movie 127 Hours? It’s about a man who had to amputate his own arm off because he went mountaineering and ended up stuck under a boulder. No one knew where the man was because he never told anyone his destination. The lesson of that story is that if you are going anywhere; especially hiking and mountaineer, you should always let loved ones know what you are up to.
This brings me to my new article: Recently there has been a Swedish man who was discovered to be trapped inside his car under the heavy snow for TWO MONTHS.
Summarizing the article, the man has been mysteriously trapped in his car for two months and was found by snowmobile riders. They were curious about the stranded car and noticed a man moving inside and called the emergency services. I honestly don’t think they would have expected the man inside had been trapped for two months already. The man was described to be 45 years old and had been stuck in his car since December 19th, 2011. He had nothing to eat but snow for the past 2 months and was found very weak and very close to death as well.
The man was quickly taken into hospital and is currently in critical condition but is expected to recover.
One might claim that all this hardship could have been avoided if the people let their loved ones know where they were going. Sadly though, the 45 year old man was never reported missing so there were never any searches for him. This adds to the mystery to this whole situation: Why would a man just drive down a deserted road and leave his car parked there long enough for snow to cover their car? Also, does this man have any mental health conditions? Was this some sort of suicide? Attempted murder? However, without any more news being released about this issue, this is all speculation.
When I was younger, I always thought that my parents were being over protective. For me, having them question where I was going, when to expect me back, what I was going to be doing and who I was going to see was a sign of weakness and dependence. Now with a bit more maturity, I can see that you don’t have to be hiking in canyons in the middle of nowhere to get lost. If something as crazy as being trapped in your car for two months can happen, other things can happen to you as well. So next time when you go out to the mall to hang with friends or go on a road-trip, let a loved one know. We live a crazy world where anything can happen and letting someone know where you are all the time doesn’t mean you are weak or dependent, it means you’re smart and considerate enough to not have someone who deeply cares about you worry. It might save you from a lot of hardship and pain.
-Any thoughts on the article or other speculation on why the man was trapped inside his car for so long? Feel free to comment below! Don’t forget to like and share with your friends on Facebook and have a great day!