Naked man found in woods 4 days after music festival
CHATTAHOOCHEE HILLS, GA - A Georgia man claims to have had the hunting experience of a lifetime after he came across a naked man who was wandering in the woods for more than four days after a nearby electronic music festival ended.
The hunter, Casey Sanders, said he was in a wooded area on Oct. 2 near the site of the TomorrowWorld Festival when he spotted an unidentified and completely unclothed man carrying a stick near a creek. The international electronic music festival is known for its "rave scene" and was held from Sept. 26-28 in Chattahoochee Hills.
Sanders, who set out for a day of bowhunting on the wooded tract of land he owned, claims the wayward EDM enthusiast said he was beaten up at the festival, stripped of everything on his person and dumped in the woods by a group of men. The anonymous man, who could not recall his address but did claim to reside in Atlanta, told Sanders he wandered the woods for days without food or water before arriving at the creek where Sanders found him.
The bowhunter filmed the encounter and would later post the four-minute video to YouTube on Oct. 7 where it rapidly went viral. By noon on Friday, it had amassed over 700,000 views and continues to climb.
The video, which does not contain nudity or profanity, can be viewed by clicking here.
"He spent days trying to find water and then he stuck to the creek once he found it. He recalled his number and I got in touch with somebody to come get him after I led him to the road. By far the craziest hunting story I will ever have!" Sanders wrote of the strange situation in the comments section of the video.
Speculation by viewers and press concerning the authenticity of the encounter exists, but many believe the conversation captured in the video is far too real and random to be part of a hoax.
TomorrowWorld organizers and Casey Sanders have not responded to requests by media for further details about the incident.
Image: Jmoeca (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-4.0], via Wikimedia Commons