Alan McSmith is a tourist guide who loves to get lost in nature. Likewise one day he was casually going through an African forest with his cameraman when he encountered the death in its most horrifying form. He was standing right before an elephant that looked as black as thunder. The worst thing was that there was no turning back as the elephant was just an inch away from him. The man had never seen death so closely. The elephant was mad with anger and the man was completely disarmed. No doubt it was the most unwanted situation in his life that had already made him go weak at his knees. What would you have done in this situation? Well as far as this man is concerned, he did something very interesting. Read the story out and compare your strategy of evading the charging elephant with Alan’s. Do not forget to watch the amazing video of the same that will make you drop your jaws.
Alan McSmith is a prominent wilderness guide who has wandered in the woods of Africa for 25 years having total experience of 30 years. Along with being a wild explorer, he is a public speaker, writer, conservationist and founder of Wilderness Vision. By waddling through the thick jungles of Africa, he is promoting the meaningful connection between human and nature. He also conducts Meaningful Encounters (tours) for the corporate audience in Europe. Interestingly, to listen to him people flocks in thousands from all over the world. You must be wondering why does he has so much popularity. Well, the answer will shock you completely!
McSmith has served as a guide in the wilderness of Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, and Zambia. He got attracted to the wilderness at a very young age and that is why Alan left his school to become a ranger. According to him “very few people return from a wilderness experience without a clearer understanding of themselves and their place in the world”. This tour guide is living an amazing life as a safari guide that becomes immensely thrilling with the addition of this incident. Till now he has guided all kind of group of people from teenagers to older ones through the wilderness of Africa.
Experience teaches you a lot! McSmith has spent so much time in the shadow of trees and rivers of Africa that it has now become a second home to him. He had been living in wild for three decades. Very few people get the chance to make their passion their profession and Alan was lucky enough to get that opportunity. His career span as a safari guide had imbued him with confidence coupled with each and every knowledge required to deal with the callousness of woods which was soon going to be put to test.
Jungle of Africa
Africa has its 22 percent land covered with forests. And these forests are the hub of biological diversity that includes many animals, scaringly, of which some are highly infamous for claiming several human lives such as hippopotamus, lion, elephants and many more. It is estimated that the African elephants alone kill around 500 humans every year. Though Alan was well versed in dealing with the inclemency of wilderness, he was yet to confront the worst nightmare of his life. In fact, something worse than a nightmare was waiting for him in middle of that vast and frightening jungle!
Ambling Through The Jungle
On the day in question, McSmith along with his cameraman was roving in the forest looking for some wild animals to record. Everything was going normal, the cameraman was walking after him and McSmith was in the front in search of something interesting. He was marching ahead when his eyes caught an unidentifiable figure. Initially, he could not make out what was it but knew very well that it was about to cause him a big trouble. Meanwhile, the figure continued approaching him!
Gradually, the unidentifiable figure advanced towards them. The figure was getting clearer and clearer with every step it took forward. Penny dropped! McSmith realized what it was. And with the realization, beads of sweat began to form on his forehead. Unfortunately, there was no turning back now as that suspicious figure was looking them directly in the eye! No doubt it was going to be a real mess! To know more about the tensed situation check out the sensational video on next slide.