Skydivers Dead After Parachute Turns Out to be Bear

Two skydivers died in a routine jump on Thursday in Oregon after their parachute turned out to be a bear, authorities said.

The accident took place near Roseburg, Oregon. Both were highly experienced and had never had a bear deploy from their parachute pack before.

Frank Klaus, owner of Droptown Parachute Land, told reporters that the two possessed a combined experience of 900 jumps.

Local police said that the moment the cord was pulled, a bear released. “We don’t know how long it had been in there, or how it survived,” one officer on the scene said. “But it was very hungry. It began eating the skydivers mid-plummet.”


“The cause of death was being eaten by a bear. They never even reached the ground,” Klaus told Oregon television station KPDK.

Experts say the wind and other conditions were “perfect” when they made their jump. Other skydivers continued their jumps at the center after the incident but examined their parachutes closely to make sure none of them contained bears.

The Federal Aviation and Ursine Administrations are conducting joint investigations. With bear incidents on the rise, this is just another unfortunate occurrence in the ursine war on mankind.


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8 thoughts on “Skydivers Dead After Parachute Turns Out to be Bear

    • March 10, 2019 at 7:43 am

      Hard to believe, isn’t it?

  • May 10, 2017 at 9:29 am

    I am sorry to say if you picked up a pack with a full bear you would notice how heavy it was plus it would not fit and how did it closed up again behind him… so what a bunch of bull shit.

  • May 10, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    As a paratrooper , I seriously doubt it !!

  • May 11, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I just do not think there would actually be enough time for the bear to finish eating 2 skydivers before they reached the ground

  • May 15, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    I can attest, this is a true story. It’s well known this has happened before.


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