A BEAR enthusiast along with his girlfriend was eaten alive by a bear named “The Machine” who feasted on their remains.
Timothy Treadwell, 46, spent his summers camping in Alaska and got close to wild bears in the region — even naming them.
The former heroin addict has dedicated his life to filming grizzly bears in their natural habitat and vowing to protect them.
During his travels he came dangerously close to the bears and his girlfriend, who often accompanied him, became uncomfortable with the proximity.
In October 2003, Timothy was scheduled to be picked up by seaplane from Katmai National Park with his girlfriend Amie Huguenard, 37.
The couple had spent the winter there studying the animals and were just hours away from being picked up off the Alaskan coast.
But suddenly a bear appeared and started mauling Timothy in front of Amie – at the time a camera was running but the lens cap was on.
It captured the chilling tone of her final moments as Timothy told Amie, “Get out! I’m getting killed out here!”
In a six-minute clip, the tent zipper can be heard as Amie runs to help.
She screams to distract the bear for a moment before it turns and bites Timothy’s head, dragging him into the woods.
He yells for his girlfriend to smack the bear before attacking the bloodthirsty beast with a frying pan.
Then Amie lets out bloodthirsty screams and the tape stops running.
When air taxi pilot Willy Fulton came to pick up the couple, he knew immediately something was wrong.
He was greeted with an eerie silence and found her collapsed tent still neatly outside with her shoes.
To his horror, Willy suddenly spotted the bear feasting on the couple’s remains.
Speaking about the murky find, he said he’s seen the “nastiest bear sitting on a pile of human remains and feeding on a human rib cage.”
Timothy’s disfigured head, part of the spine and his right forearm and hand, with his watch still on, were recovered a short distance from camp.
Amie’s remains were found next to the collapsed tent – partially buried under a pile of twigs and dirt.
The male bear, dubbed The Machine, was killed by park rangers while trying to protect his prey.
An autopsy found human remains and clothing in the grizzly’s stomach.
CHILLING DIARY ENTRY
Amie had expressed concern over the approach to the bears in her most recent diary entries.
Uncomfortable in their presence, she suggested leaving the park.
The pair had set up camp near a salmon river to record grizzlies’ feeding habits during the fall season — a time when bears try to gain fat for the winter months.
Food was also scarce that fall, causing the bears to become increasingly aggressive.
The couple had planned to leave the park in September, but a dispute with the airline over changing their ticket meant they were staying longer.
During his 13 summers filming grizzlies in Alaska, Timothy founded the bear conservation group Grizzly People.
His life and tragic death were later turned into a critically acclaimed documentary by Werner Herzog entitled The Grizzly Man.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6336266/couple-eaten-alive-grizzly-bear-machine-deaths-film/ How a screaming couple got eaten ALIVE by a grizzly bear named “The Machine” and filmed their own deaths