On Wednesday, Opposing Views reported about the hunter who stumbled across a naked man in the woods and helped bring him to safety. Now, the man who was saved from the woods is speaking out about what really happened to him to land him in the woods naked in the first place.
Reports said, initially, that a hunter named Casey Sanders was in the woods near Atlanta, Georgia, with his bow when he stumbled upon a naked man. The man begged Sanders not to shoot him, and eventually, Sanders says that he was able to bring the man to safety.
Initially, the man claimed that he had been beaten up, stripped naked and dumped in the woods during the TomorrowWorld Music Festival that had happened nearby four days prior to Sanders finding him. After posting video of the shocking confrontation on YouTube, the story has quickly gone viral.
“I know I was confrontational at first, but what you don’t see is the hour after that of me getting him to safety,” clarified Sanders in the clip. “I mean I did save his life and I didn’t call the cops. Sorry I wasn’t so trusting to random stranger naked in the creek out in the middle of the woods who couldn’t differ a dream from reality. I didn’t exactly have a script in my head of this is what I will do when I find a naked man in a creek.”
Now, the man that was found naked, who goes by the name Carl, admitted to The Blaze in an interview that what he told Sanders initially wasn’t exactly true.
When Sanders got him to safety, Carl was able to tell him his cell phone number, which led them to the man’s girlfriend, who brought him back home. Carl specifically asked Sanders not to call the police because he didn’t have health insurance and he feared they would bring him to a hospital, but now, Carl says that the circumstances of how he ended up there in the first place aren’t what he originally claimed.
Carl admitted to The Blaze that, while at the music festival, he ended up taking a strong concoction of drugs that included a mixture of MDA and LSD, and eventually, he woke up naked in the woods. He isn’t even entirely clear how long he was there.
“I said what I said in the video because I was really afraid that Casey was going to shoot me and I was trying to explain myself,” Carl said to The Blaze. “It’s not exactly something [that I was high on drugs] I want to tell somebody with a loaded bow.”
The Blaze notes that Carl’s story can’t be independently verified, but Carl did provide pictures of sores on his feet as evidence that he really was stranded in the woods.
Now, Carl, who takes all the blame for the false story and says that he had the “most terrifying weekend of his life,” promises that he’s done with drugs for good. Even though the story isn’t exactly what was reported from the start, Carl still credits Sanders with saving his life.