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  • TCA
    TCA 2 months ago +1932

    Matt surviving that polar bear attack is beyond incredible. He is a walking miracle that could live to tell the tale.

    • Josh Dellinger
      Josh Dellinger 14 days ago

      Mf just spoiled it

    • Zero X
      Zero X 21 day ago

      @Taji Graham So you’re telling me a polar bear’s life is most important and precious than a human’s life? Man I’m really sick of you sensitive animal lovers like really, the man just wanted to go on a trip to visit the landscape etc it’s not illegal to want to travel, but if you come up in a situation like that where you have to defend yourself it should be the number one priority.

    • Myles
      Myles 23 days ago

      True

    • Constitution_89
      Constitution_89 Month ago

      Flare guns?? Oh, what it Must be like living in this world as a Liberal Democrat. NOT One with a firearm? How has humanity sank to this level of pure ignorance of Reality . . . that is rhetorical because I Know what the cause is and it's Not political, but to hear the ONLY words 'Matt' was repeating over and over when the bear walked away . . . . momentarily till it began to finish what it had started until the Trip Organizer came out with his . . . . flare gun 🤣 😂 🙄 just Seals the Case here for me and proves Matt Didn't learn the Most Important lesson he was called to . . . . GOD. But I guess that Never entered Matt's crushed skull and probably Still hasn't. BYE!!

    • Taji Graham
      Taji Graham Month ago

      @tehfuq izg0inon even though you need protection I feel like that’s a messed up thing to do. When you go into another animal’s natural habitat, you put yourself at the risks to die. I don’t feel like killing an animal in that habitat is a humane thing to do considering it’s a remote area, and it’s their natural habitat

  • Savage Sun
    Savage Sun Month ago +610

    If you got something out of today's episode, and you haven't done this already, the next time the like button wants to go on vacation, send him to the Torngats without a polar bear protection plan.

    • Mike Rogers
      Mike Rogers 8 days ago

      Ffh

    • Ondrea Counts
      Ondrea Counts Month ago +2

      Right and make sure the Like button doesn't have directions to Belle's Canyon either! 🤣

    • Constitution_89
      Constitution_89 Month ago

      Flare guns?? Oh, what it Must be like living in this world as a Liberal Democrat. NOT One with a firearm? How has humanity sank to this level of pure ignorance of Reality . . . that is rhetorical because I Know what the cause is and it's Not political, but to hear the ONLY words 'Matt' was repeating over and over when the bear walked away . . . . momentarily till it began to finish what it had started until the Trip Organizer came out with his . . . . flare gun 🤣 😂 🙄 just Seals the Case here for me and proves Matt Didn't learn the Most Important lesson he was called to . . . . GOD. But I guess that Never entered Matt's crushed skull and probably Still hasn't. BYE!!

    • ty thanh
      ty thanh Month ago +1

      ok

    • Valerie
      Valerie Month ago +1

      Lol! Brilliant!

  • Linear Equalist
    Linear Equalist Month ago +654

    Mr Ballen is literally the only creator I actually watch the sponsors for. Gotta love Ol' Lungy

    • Danice Gewiss
      Danice Gewiss 21 day ago +1

      The ads are so funny even he laughs while doing them.

    • overseer • 78y ago
      overseer • 78y ago Month ago +1

      Am I the only one that don't bother sponsors?

    • BigfootUnibrowMan
      BigfootUnibrowMan Month ago +1

      I'll literally never watch ads for anyone, even if it was my own mother haha.

    • Tamara Sorbo
      Tamara Sorbo Month ago +9

      OOOOOOOOLL' L LUNGY

    • NoahOverlord
      NoahOverlord Month ago +2

      @19Mailman84 he said that Lungi was samii, i believe samii people do also live in Finland. So he was possibly speaking Finish/Samii

  • R H
    R H Month ago +317

    Odd and frustrating that the experienced campers didn't realize the importance of distance from water, even after the bears themselves warned them.
    God Bless Matt, and Rich and the doctor who saved him.

    • Galaxy Animal
      Galaxy Animal 9 days ago +2

      @SSPspaz Yeah, that's what I figured minus the bears' stronger sense of smell.

    • SSPspaz
      SSPspaz 10 days ago +2

      @Galaxy Animal I think it has to do with the fact that bears’ sense of smell is exponentially better than ours, so less spicy stuff is needed. People, although less physically imposing, can be more determined, especially if they’re amped up on drugs or having a psychotic episode.

    • Galaxy Animal
      Galaxy Animal 10 days ago

      ​@SSPspaz I guess that makes sense. A human could be more stubborn but physically weaker than a wild animal (so they might keep going if you hit them with something weak but aren't as dangerous up close).

    • SSPspaz
      SSPspaz 10 days ago

      @Galaxy Animal believe it or not, bear spray itself actually has less oleo capsicum (OC) than the pepper spray that LEOs use or that people buy for self defense. Bear spray is technically weaker, but it has a stronger stream with a much longer range.

    • BIGDADDYD
      BIGDADDYD 11 days ago +1

      Its frustrating that every story like this, nobody has an actual practical weapon. Such as a 500 magnum

  • Sarah Kensa
    Sarah Kensa Month ago +139

    i love when MrBallen tells his stories about sponsors, can barely say the whole thing without laughing, but theyre funny 😅

    • Shiv Patel
      Shiv Patel 20 hours ago

      @Drip Mario ?seriously I’ve never knew dhat was a dang thingy THANG!

    • Flamethrower
      Flamethrower 29 days ago

      @Drip Mario agreed

    • Drip Mario
      Drip Mario Month ago +1

      Too cringe for me. Luckily I have SponsorBlock and it automatically skips ad spots though. Clip-Share is unbearable without Ad Block and Sponsor Block IMO.

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    M. McCoy Month ago +96

    Nothing on earth makes me happier than Mr Ballen cracking himself up during an ad read.

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  • Taylor Zen
    Taylor Zen Month ago +121

    I’ve heard him talk about this experience before and it’s horrifying. Even scarier is while they were trying to stabilize him and wait on help, multiple other polar bears were stealing them throughout the night.

    • TαRα K꧂
      TαRα K꧂ 6 days ago

      @Tearjerker alright....🤣 ya got me...🤣🤣 most troll comments don't make me laugh, because im so used to hearing all kinds of crazy comments, from being a part of the online community I'm in.. but this.... this had me cracking up while quietly sitting in my room, alone, at 2:45am...😆 and the follow up comment was freakin hilarious too🙌🤣

    • Steven Gonzales
      Steven Gonzales 20 days ago +1

      So they do have polar bear wwe?

    • Talon Evans
      Talon Evans 26 days ago +1

      @Glenna Rose It was an obvious joke though 😅. Must be hard being so hardheaded

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      Gallery Aquatica TV Month ago

      Woah!

    • Mickey D
      Mickey D Month ago

      @Tearjerker 🤣🍻

  • Iamfish
    Iamfish Month ago +29

    I usually skip sponsorship sections of videos but this one was pure gold 😂

  • boudicaa storm
    boudicaa storm Month ago +10

    Wow, yeah that's amazing that he survived the bite on his head, a lot of the apex predators in our world have incredible jaw pressure that you just don't want anywhere near you. Idk how these people were affiliated w/ the Sierra Club, but they're an org that's been around forever, it's surprising to hear their name associated with such a gratuitous flub as to ignore safety warnings.

  • Lisa Laursen
    Lisa Laursen Month ago +20

    It mentioned that the trip leaders prepared a big feast for the group. In any area where there are bears present it’s not a good idea to cook, eat or store food at your campsite where you sleep. A polar bear has the most powerful sense of smell of all bears and can smell your camp up to 20km away.
    I’m just glad Matt survived to tell the tale. 🙏

    • Noel Georgette
      Noel Georgette 7 days ago +1

      @LisaLaursen Sounds like the trip leaders were knuckleheads, deserving of losing their jobs.

    • Baba
      Baba 9 days ago +1

      Polar Bear: sniff sniff , is that salami and cheese

    • Tallis Brown
      Tallis Brown 26 days ago +1

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    • Leonie Grzeskowiak
      Leonie Grzeskowiak Month ago

      @MrBallen what is that??

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  • Zpider
    Zpider Month ago +22

    Matt came back to the attack site with armed experts was like:
    "Yo! Polar Bear! I'm back for round 2!!!"

  • Lauren C
    Lauren C Month ago +14

    Your adventures with good ol' Lungy always brighten my day

  • RNE_ DENZ
    RNE_ DENZ Month ago +26

    I was listening to some of his old videos around 9 pm before going to bed, then next thing I know its 3 am and I didnt feel tired at all because of how excited/intrested I was because of his story telling

  • Robert A
    Robert A Month ago +25

    “… went back, but this time he was accompanied by an armed polar bear expert”
    Yeeeah, I think Matt went back there for revenge. Wanted to use that polar bear as his new rug. 😂😂😂

    • Robert A
      Robert A 14 days ago +1

      @Briattny Brittany It's a bear. It's an animal. It doesn't have the faculties to differentiate what's "right or wrong". Obviously it's not its fault. For something to be your fault, you have to have morals and the ability to have consequence-based thinking.
      It's a freaking bear, obviously it can't be it's "fault".

    • Briattny Brittany
      Briattny Brittany 14 days ago +1

      it wasn't the polar bears fault 🤷🏾‍♀️ it was the guide's fault.

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  • kiki- drawer26
    kiki- drawer26 Month ago +7

    You are such a good and consistent story teller and it's very nice! It gives the feeling of sitting around the fire and sharing information with family like cavemen. You were even able to express the fear and quickness of the situation. These things happen so fast while adrenaline slows it down and this is the first time I've ever heard somone explain and pace something so well it comes through. Thank you for this! Super interesting

  • Cassandra Öhman
    Cassandra Öhman Month ago +12

    Love your videos! ☺️
    But i must say, as a finnish person myself, that was some next level epic finnish 😂 have not laughed this hard as I did today! Thank you for making my day a happy day! ❤️

    • Romeow and Rainbow
      Romeow and Rainbow Month ago

      🇫🇮🤍🇬🇧 love from the UK

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  • John Walters
    John Walters Month ago +11

    I loved this one. I am 1/3 Skolt Sami through my father. We didn't know until we did ancestry DNA. My father passed away this year from thyroid cancer, but I intend on doing a trip to meet our distant family in Northern Finland. Thanks again for being an inspiration. You have the best add segments.

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    • John Walters
      John Walters Month ago

      @etjetjtej We used Ancestry. They didn't used to have the markers, but when my father first took it he got three from Finland. Western Finland, Eastern Finland, and the Northern Sami. You sound like you are more knowledgeable than I as far as research goes, but this is what they told us. They updated it again not long ago, so it may be even more accurate now.

    • etjetjtej
      etjetjtej Month ago +1

      i thought sami wasn't something they can test for? what dna test did you do?? they give different results depending what one. I was told ny finnish last name is common for sami by a customer that had the same last name. it was kinda odd because its so rare to meet another finnish person nevermind one with my last name. its not a common one.

  • Dennis Wagner
    Dennis Wagner 2 months ago +310

    Wow the irony. I’m literally fishing on a shrimp trawler off of the Torngat mountains and looking at them right in front me. Followed you for a while now and to hear a story of a place that’s literally where I am is mindboggling! From Nova Scotia here!

    • Sara Palczynski
      Sara Palczynski Month ago

      @Dennis Wagner lol I knew what you meant

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      Fu*k Poe's Law! Month ago

      By the way, the word you're looking for is 'coincidence' instead of 'irony' (in "Wow the irony.")
      I hope I don't come off as too pedantic. 😬
      Editing a second "by the way":
      Happy new year!! 🥳🍾🥂

    • Drip Mario
      Drip Mario Month ago +1

      @Dennis Wagner The internet is so insane when you think about it. We’re talking right now but you’re in Nova Scotia in the ocean, and I’m sitting on my lounge in Sydney Australia on Christmas Day. Hope you have a good Christmas out there bro. Really appreciate your comment. ✌️

    • Dennis Wagner
      Dennis Wagner Month ago

      @Elijah Warnell lol now talk about a coincidence. I’ll see you there. I have to take a trip off for a doctors appointment so I’m sailing on the Maude, which I’m assuming you are as well?

    • Elijah Warnell
      Elijah Warnell Month ago

      Bridgewater NS steam out of Lunenburg in a couple weeks. Back out on the dragger. Have a good trip and safe fishing man.

  • Aurora Shepherd
    Aurora Shepherd Month ago +2

    It looks like Matt had a tracheostomy too. So glad he survived and can tell an amazing story.

  • RAVEN BOURNE
    RAVEN BOURNE Month ago +4

    I love his very detailed descriptions of events & his theatrics! Very entertaining?

  • dRG
    dRG Month ago +2

    Mr. Ballen, by now you should know we believe everything you have to say.

  • Papi Chulo
    Papi Chulo Month ago +8

    First story where an avid outdoorsman has survived a Mr. Ballen story.

  • Kohaku Usagi
    Kohaku Usagi 2 months ago +1447

    Man, that's crazy and I'm so glad Matt survived and seems to have made a pretty nice recovery. Thank you for telling his story. ❤️

    • Jackie Kegan
      Jackie Kegan Month ago

      @Nice video thanx

    • Nice video
      Nice video Month ago

      Nice story

    • Jackie Kegan
      Jackie Kegan Month ago +1

      That was a hellacious story!!

    • David Buben
      David Buben Month ago

      @The Excel Project Thanks for asking. No, probably would have taken some pretty risky surgery. It hasn't bothered me for several years, now that I'm retired.

    • bloobityblue
      bloobityblue Month ago

      @ToxinGNE Chain mail scarves. XD

  • Tyler Green
    Tyler Green Month ago +6

    I don't even mind Ballens ads. His storytelling is unmatched.

  • Project Jay Bird
    Project Jay Bird Month ago +4

    I was in Navy Boot Camp for 2 months and I'm thankful I got plenty of Strange, Dark, and Mysterious videos to catch up on.

    • Ryan JayRoc
      Ryan JayRoc 16 days ago

      Have fun at A school shipmate now try a 7 month deployment 😆

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  • Amber Hicks
    Amber Hicks Month ago +3

    I swear you tell the best stories and I have no idea how you get through the funny parts of your video’s without falling out of your chair laughing, it’s like the best part of my day no matter my mood 😂😂😂

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  • Nat K
    Nat K Month ago +4

    Ooh not only do we get to enjoy the strange, dark and mysterious in story format... But we get Finnish lessons from Lungi too?! Sweet!

    • Nat K
      Nat K Month ago

      @Tearjerker 😂 ah well it sounded good anyway.

    • Tearjerker
      Tearjerker Month ago

      It wasn't Finnish, I hv no idea what language it was tbh.

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  • AJ Jamsen
    AJ Jamsen 2 months ago +595

    I imagine the polar bear walking right through the electrical fence, getting shocked before laughing, "Oh, thanks, I had an itch there" 😳 The fact Matt survived a polar bear attack is absolutely insane

    • Tammie Adler
      Tammie Adler Month ago

      @J Shaw 😆 🤣 😂 😹

    • J Shaw
      J Shaw Month ago +2

      @Michael Moorrees Ow at the drive thru I bark growl snarl shout scream bang my head on the steering wheel dribble swear and cry when ordering my portion off small fries...

    • Cristopher Matamoros
      Cristopher Matamoros Month ago

      @Lorric Logging Quite sure people sign a waiver before going to those trips, you can't sue because you signed that you are aware of the dangers.

    • Harsha Rao
      Harsha Rao Month ago

      @DA H exactly...

    • Per Perald
      Per Perald Month ago +1

      Strangely enough, most survive, in Svalbards 71 polar bears attacks, in the last 50 years, only 6 died.

  • Pudgy Gudge
    Pudgy Gudge Month ago +1

    I'm From Newfounldand and Labrador we have alot of crazy storys and ghost storys here & crazy beautiful scenery, I love how I recognize the names posted for photo credits!

  • Visser
    Visser Month ago +1

    The first time a Mr Ballen video made me cry happy tears 😂. Matt is one lucky guy!

  • Chandler Humphreys
    Chandler Humphreys Month ago +2

    I recently read Matt's story after curiously Googling for survivors of polar-bear attacks, _bearing_ in mind the old adage: "If it's black, fight back, if it's brown, lie down, if it's white, goodnight" (or "don't fight.") His story exemplifies a LOT, but I like that it's an uplifting reminder of how unexpectedly tough humans are as animals. Unsurprisingly, Mr. Ballen treaded the nuances of this story beautifully, though I suspect that's where his a competitive advantage of being a former SEAL comes into play. This was a great upload.

  • Jovan
    Jovan Month ago +2

    always appreciate what mr. Ballen does. one of my favs channels

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      Tallis Brown 26 days ago

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  • Claire Meyer
    Claire Meyer 2 months ago +171

    apparently after Matt and the doctor were taken out in a helicopter the rest of the group had to wait 12 more hours for a boat to pick them up and they counted 16 polar bears watching them. They stated they felt like they were being hunted. They also were down to 3 flares, not enough to run off another bear if needed. What an experience that must have been, I wonder how many suffered PTSD.
    Just to update the facts, apparently the helicopter crew had an armed bear guard with them but I can't make out if they left him there while the rest of them waited. It is not clear to me but with 16 bears hunting them, one gun , while way better than 3 flares is still dicey. I have been so taken with this story that I can't stop .....

    • QUirk
      QUirk 2 months ago +11

      Kinda reminds me of the film The Grey starring liam neeson but instead of wolves, its polar bears.

    • Hell Boy
      Hell Boy 2 months ago

      88ii8i88i8ú

    • Amanda Whitney
      Amanda Whitney 2 months ago +1

      Whoa🤯...

    • AW2
      AW2 2 months ago +1

      Holy crap!!

    • MrBallen
      MrBallen  2 months ago +34

      Omg

  • Jake Messick
    Jake Messick Month ago +2

    "ol' Lungy!!" that literally made me laugh out loud! well done

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Month ago +1

    I'm canadian, an avid outdoorsman, I try to have as much extensive time in remote wilderness when I can, and I always have a rifle on me. The fact that not even the leaders were equipped with protection other than a flare gun; is incompetent in such a rugged environment.. I know guns aren't allowed in national parks, but I feel like the torngats are an exception..

  • Sosangtoshi Lemtur
    Sosangtoshi Lemtur Month ago +1

    Hey bro after hearing some of your story in youtube i'm finally going to subscribe ,I hope the story never ends, god bless you

  • Angela Garcia
    Angela Garcia Month ago +1

    I know this is off topic, but I love Mr Ballen strange, dark, and mysterious stories. The problem is I hate our people just ripping off his stories, to include his own setup as if it was him. If you want other people to see his videos just share his site. I had to just put this out there.

  • Michelle Lafleur
    Michelle Lafleur 2 months ago +46

    No other storyteller comes close to Mr. Ballen. Reminds me of the old radio shows that were so well performed the audience could envision the whole scene Very entertaining! Another awesome account Mr. Ballen ! Thank you !

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      Pippa 2 months ago +1

      Please report scammers^^^^^

  • Natalie Super
    Natalie Super Month ago

    Isn't that great when people ignore safety warnings?
    But imagine having this story to tell for the rest of your life. Quite a story.

  • Corette Jones
    Corette Jones Month ago

    EXCELLENT BROADCAST! Love your presentation, very exciting!👍🏽

  • April Holton
    April Holton Month ago +1

    WoW!! That was terrifying to watch! I cannot even imagine going through this situation. I find it fascinating how when the body is being attacked by something horrific, it goes into shock and therefore doesn't feel pain. I believe that is by God's design because seriously who could even think while going thru that much pain!?!? Great story and great ending I am so happy he survived!!

  • Farel Kaylief
    Farel Kaylief Month ago +3

    i’ve always been a story teller, and i really enjoyed how you told and delivered these stories, i always tell my ex a story before bed, and she always seems so excited when i do these kind of stories, i took from your stories also and delvered just like you also, and she always loved it, sometimes i use games and movies as stories, and from your video obv, and she always ask “where you get this kind of stories from?” and i said, “i made it up”. it’s always funny to see how she react about the plot twist and many other things in the story, after i break up, i never watch your video again because it’s always remind me of her, how i always told your story to her before we go to bed, but i realise and forgave myself to let her go completely, and finally i did it, thank you for making these beautiful memory, i’m not sad that it’s over, im glad and grateful that it’s happen, wish you the best mr ballen, thankyou for your amazing story telling video, you don’t know how many ppl that you help through your videos.

  • T.O. Gade
    T.O. Gade 2 months ago +57

    Honestly, I wait for Mr Ballen’s story of the week like a child waiting for Santa 🎅🏻
    Best storyteller I’ve ever heard!
    Greetings from Sweden 🇸🇪

    • Pippa
      Pippa 2 months ago +2

      @Sean Bruck. So what are you doing here, hater? Get lost.

    • Sean Bruck
      Sean Bruck 2 months ago

      yeah and he gives us a 10 min videos lmao and 15 or 20. dude used to make 40 mmin vid now u have to pay for"good content"like that he bellow average nowadays smh was my fav now my least fav u tubers ong, and i luv u tube

    • TN tyer.slayer
      TN tyer.slayer 2 months ago +2

      Well you're I luck today, one's here an the other isn't to far behind

  • Heather Cavall
    Heather Cavall Month ago +1

    His stories are awesome but I SWEAR I watch to see if he laughs in his intros and sponsor sections. He has the most contagious laugh and mannerisms. I love it. You just can’t help but giggle. Or at the least, smile.

  • ACE 99
    ACE 99 Month ago +1

    "SLAAAAPIN' AWAY AT THE KEYS!" is the best thing I've heard in weeks. That's what I'll be thinking about from this episode.

  • Matthew Dyer
    Matthew Dyer Month ago

    You did a pretty good job with this Mr. Ballen. You’re a good story teller. Here’s some clarification for the haters. Yes, we put way too much faith in the bear fence. We should have moved the camp sight. None of us had experience with polar bears. Firearms are not allowed in the park unless you are indigenous. It’s a deal Canada and the tribes made when the park was established. Even if we could have brought guns, none of us had any interest in killing anything up there. I hope our ordeal winds up saving other hikers who might have made the same mistakes we did.

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  • M L
    M L Month ago +1

    OMG!! I thought his name sounded familiar!! I have ond of the Dyers as a customer of mine here in Maine! Wow!! I never knew this!! Thank you for sharing. Also, shredded wheat biscuits bring back the best memories for me!! We lived on a dairy farm and so grandma made fresh butter and we had fresh raw milk. On cold winter mornings, while waiting for the fire in the cook stove to heat up the house, grandma would boil some water and pour the hot water over shredded wheat biscuits that had sugar and homemade butter on top of them! She would then add a little of the fresh raw milk to cool it down just a little and man was that the best breakfast in the world!! Warmed us right up and tasted so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still do that occasionally but somehow it just doesn't taste the same. I guess it is missing grandma's love from the recipe now. Thanks for sharing. God bless.

  • Samantha Salcedo
    Samantha Salcedo 2 months ago +80

    THIS!!!!! THIS IS WHY YOU ARE "THE GOAT" OF STORY TELLING. Wow. I could see everything, every detail in my head. I was in my head wishing that polar bear away probably as hard as Matt did while it was happening to him. Please, please, please tell more stories like this. This is why we fell in love with you way before the other podcasts and Amazon deal. I understand you're getting bigger and more popular. But please stay true to you MRBALLEN.

  • Jayson Tan
    Jayson Tan Month ago

    The story you telling is playing a scene in my head. What a superb guy.

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  • Lore Ann Vivero
    Lore Ann Vivero Month ago

    Your story telling skills help me sleep, Thankyouu!!

  • nrZDy
    nrZDy Month ago +1

    I really admire and wish to learn the story telling skill you have ,greetings 🙏

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  • Mango Juice
    Mango Juice Month ago

    That way near death experience, glad he is doing well.

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  • TheTibbott
    TheTibbott 2 months ago +237

    I'm SO happy John still does some stories in front of the camera. Whilst the podcasts are still great, I do miss watching the storyteller. Thanks for these!

    • Arcanum
      Arcanum 2 months ago +3

      I didn’t even know about a podcast, I just watch his weekly uploads.

    • Kayleigh Groenendal
      Kayleigh Groenendal 2 months ago +12

      I love these videos too, getting to see real photos of places and items from the stories really adds to it, but doesn't hurt if I'm too tired to open my eyes and look lol

    • Katie Dickson
      Katie Dickson 2 months ago +19

      I agree 🙂 whenever I’m listening to podcasts I end up having to keep going back to listen because my mind wanders but when I’m watching these particular story time videos it’s easier for me to lose myself in the story because I’m able to focus on the body language which definitely enhances the experience 🙃

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  • Abbie Normals
    Abbie Normals Month ago +3

    13:54 "The only thing going through Matt's head..."
    Was polar bear teeth.

  • Luke Pickering
    Luke Pickering Month ago

    love the way you really build a image of the storys you tell and the way you talk with Ur hands brilliant big up Mr Ballen

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  • Grunt
    Grunt Month ago +1

    How a group can go hiking through polar bear country and not have a few high caliber rifles on hand seems completely nuts. I really do feel like our lives have been so sheltered that we do not appreciate how utterly ruthless nature can be.

  • Moore.K
    Moore.K Month ago

    That was incredible! Thank you.

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  • Marcos Machado
    Marcos Machado 2 months ago +72

    FINALLY we get a story like the old days!! Super happy for your success John but we need more stories like this! Or more of the scary kind you used to share!

  • Stephanie Fisher
    Stephanie Fisher Month ago

    Came for the strange, dark, and mysterious delivered in story format. Stayed for Seagull Lung.

  • Luchia Oxford
    Luchia Oxford Month ago +1

    That still blows my mind how he survived that

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    I’m glad every is okay, I hope the bears are okay too. They don’t know, they’re just being bears.

  • mattswing0
    mattswing0 Month ago +2

    "The only thing going through Matt's head as he was being drug to the beach was the bears teeth" I fixed it. 😂

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  • J DUB
    J DUB 2 months ago +105

    This whole thing was so preventable! The egos of the guides are unreal! Great story per usual MRBALLEN. I miss the days of 3, 4 or even 5 uploads per week 😢

    • TheWayfarer
      TheWayfarer 2 months ago +1

      @roadArt its not concealed if your in the outdoors

    • roadArt
      roadArt 2 months ago

      @cassi miano yes true but he's probably got a solid team of badass employees and brainstormers and researchers editors etc to take a great deal of workload off his back. I still agree though I kind of miss the good old days of the SD&M.

    • Kyle G
      Kyle G 2 months ago +1

      Yeah I'm only half way through the video but if you're going into territory with apex predators like bear/tiger/lions/cougars/hippos etc without a firearm you're asking to die.

    • cassi miano
      cassi miano 2 months ago

      @roadArt you must not have heard, he's only ramping up the content. But its happening thru Amazon prime only so you have to pay to play now. Only 1 TY vid a week going forward:(

    • roadArt
      roadArt 2 months ago

      I think Canada CCW not permitted

  • EAF
    EAF Month ago +3

    The only guy who can get me to watch ads. We love you Mr. Ballen

  • Thick44
    Thick44 Month ago

    Question for Mr Ballen: do you remember theses stories or do you read them?

  • K V
    K V Month ago

    I swear John is one of the only people I know of that can go from an eloquent, artistically intense master story teller to complete idiot in a split second. These commercials are so bizarre, offensive and hilarious. I almost love them as much as the stories.

    • K V
      K V Month ago

      @FlemLo Raps ok @mrballendotdash I'll get right on that. Im also making angel hair with meat sauce. Can you stop by have some dinner (just as friends).

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  • DadaPlayz
    DadaPlayz Month ago

    Whoa brutal, amazing story telling 👏 😳 😀 😄 😍 👌 👏

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  • marsh
    marsh Month ago +1

    Your details immediately let me know it was a bear so I thought I wouldn't be any more shocked
    But then you said WHITE fur and I nearly shit a house

  • noapologizes2018
    noapologizes2018  Month ago +3

    Great story. I can turn your channel on and don't have to watch but hear you throughout the house telling a story and be fully entertained. Well done.

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  • Brandon Wetklow
    Brandon Wetklow Month ago

    “Let’s go camp with polar bears without any real guns!” Genius…

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  • Metamorphic Me
    Metamorphic Me Month ago +1

    Geeez! The Revenant all over! Bloody hell, I just can't imagine the horror. Love you MeBalllen from South Africa 🇿🇦

  • BluePhoenix
    BluePhoenix 2 months ago +139

    So glad Lungy saved you from potential disaster! 😂
    This story is next level amazing. If one didnt know it was true, youd think it was a creepypasta story. Always love your ability to tell a story John. Thanks!

  • Marcus the Gamer
    Marcus the Gamer Month ago +1

    Matt Surviving the Polar Bear is just Insane and Incredible

  • DENISSE F
    DENISSE F Month ago

    Omg 😮 what a scary experience that Matt suffered

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  • Deandra Mayer
    Deandra Mayer Month ago

    I 100% believe this story because it happened to someone i know as well in a small town in Nunavut Canada, and the only reason he survived the attack was because someone had an ax with them and they hacked at the bear and scared it away. The man that was severely injured came up to my trailer and we called in the helicopter medics. A terrifying experience but thankfully he lived to tell the tale!

  • Ryan Yutzler
    Ryan Yutzler Month ago +1

    Great story, and also legendary / most funny Nord VPN ad read I've ever seen! 🤣

  • Mackenzie Lackner
    Mackenzie Lackner 2 months ago +45

    Ballen gives the perfect amount of information while still including poetic descriptions at the right times 🥰

    • Pippa
      Pippa 2 months ago

      He is so gifted, it's incredible!

  • Newton Cooper
    Newton Cooper Month ago +1

    You can read a book or watch a video, but Mr. Ballen really takes you there.

  • David Edwards
    David Edwards Month ago

    They went that far up north without an actual gun. Crazy. I am from northern Canada and assure you people don't go camping in polar bear territory unarmed.

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  • Glitchy
    Glitchy Month ago +1

    Mr Ballen is 100% THE BEST storyteller 😃

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  • yukoncharlie2
    yukoncharlie2 Month ago

    Oh man, that huge single biscuit shredded wheat cereal takes me back! Grandmother would either give us that, or sometimes we lucked out and got broken up graham crackers in milk. 😋

  • Defaced_Reality
    Defaced_Reality 2 months ago +138

    This is literally the only channel that i don't skip sponsored content on. He makes it entertaining and his sponsors are happy because I'm sure he says way more than they want him to say
    Edit: love you too bro, thank you for doing what you do 🤙🏼

    • William Girard
      William Girard Month ago

      @santtu nen it's not Leggy. It's Lungie, aka good ol Seagull Lung! It's ok, you're probably just new here in which case I say Welcome. Stay awhile. You'll love it here! 😊

    • bracoop2
      bracoop2 2 months ago +2

      He even has his own ghost story on his channel.

    • bracoop2
      bracoop2 2 months ago +2

      @Pippa I want to hear true ghost stories! He’s got some really great real honest to god scary as hell ghost and supernatural stories.

    • Nick Barton
      Nick Barton 2 months ago +2

      SAME!

    • santtu nen
      santtu nen 2 months ago +5

      Can't skip the sponsored parts, they're hilarious. 😂😂 Leggy is precious!

  • Dane Anderson
    Dane Anderson Month ago

    I'm pretty sure that a 2.5 hr 900+ mile flight on a Twin Otter is totally impossible

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  • Gary Schultz
    Gary Schultz Month ago

    ive been on Sierra Club sponsored events & they were well organized & responsible....i had a good time on both events.....this sounds to be downright irresponsible .... changes in overnight camping protocol must be made to insure a repeat of this near fatal event never happens again....without guns & bear spray i would not have gone into a remote park even for just a day hike....

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  • etjetjtej
    etjetjtej Month ago +1

    freaked me out alittle when you spoke finnish, had to rewatch it lol, Im finnish Canadian and grew up with old finnish, its a bit different because its the same as my great grandfather would have spoken, In Canada we have alot of languages and many ppl past them dwn to their kids.

  • K B
    K B Month ago

    Already loved Mr. Ballen…then he starts talking about how much he loves his wife. 🥹💙

  • James Pike
    James Pike 2 months ago +81

    There’s something primordial about this story.
    How many people and creatures have had experiences just like this in their last moments on this world?
    Eerie.
    Glad Matt’s doing well!

    • Drew z
      Drew z Month ago

      @Bee Vie That reminds me of a Joe Rogan story: clip-share.net/video/zR1sPCm9BqA/video.html

    • Judita
      Judita 2 months ago +2

      @Bee Vie
      Our brain is absolutely protecting us, that's nothing new about this particular topic. I mean, this is how DID (or multiple identity disorder) was being "born".

    • Gaia
      Gaia 2 months ago +4

      Yeah, I've thought about this a lot.

    • Bee Vie
      Bee Vie 2 months ago +21

      Primordial is a great word for it. I remember seeing an interview of someone who survived a mountain lion attack. They described feeling no pain, and just looked up at the cats eyes and were amazed by how beautiful it was up close. It seems like in some cases, our brains are able to do us some favours on our way out.

  • Richard Pena
    Richard Pena Month ago

    12 years!!! Wow! That's such s special gift! A rabit skunk 🦨 ur sooo sweet and thoughtful

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  • michael revels
    michael revels Month ago

    13:50 - Na the only thing going through Matt's head were polar bear teeth, also these professional "outdoorspersons" went to one of thee most inhospitable places on the planet where they know full well what wildlife is there and nobody brought bear spray or a gun. Sounds like they all wanted to get eaten to me.

  • Rae Crowhurst
    Rae Crowhurst Month ago

    Loved your malware story 🤣

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  • Purpledaisies2022
    Purpledaisies2022 Month ago

    Makes you not want to go camping doesn’t it? Especially in the cold climate where polar bears live.

  • Randi Mitchell
    Randi Mitchell Month ago +345

    Matt's a local hero here in Lewiston, Maine. This was just so awesome hearing his story through you! Thank you!

    • ObsidianFaux
      ObsidianFaux 16 days ago

      But why?

    • Randi Mitchell
      Randi Mitchell Month ago +2

      @Colleen Duke He's considered a local hero in our city for helping folks here. Several years ago, he helped families who lost their homes due to a fire that destroyed many apartments, find their forever homes.

    • Colleen Duke
      Colleen Duke Month ago

      A hero? For being stupid? Heros are brave not foolish.

    • ifmusicbe
      ifmusicbe Month ago

      Hey me too!

    • Flo McCanuck
      Flo McCanuck Month ago +9

      @Randi Mitchell Not surprised, what a remarkable man! As MrBallen said at the start of this story he took on legal cases to help low income folks. That alone makes him pretty damn special. He's never played the victim card, didn't 'blame' the bear, took ownership of the consequences of his decision to go there, even had the guts to go back & revisit the site. Respet from Canada - you Mainers are a tough breed:)

  • That'sWhatSheSaid
    That'sWhatSheSaid Month ago

    HOLD UP
    So you're telling me... that 8 people - one of whom was a lawyer and another who was a dr, and all of which were avid hikers - didn't have the combined IQ to not set up camp in a PLOAR BEAR HIGHWAY without a gun????

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  • Just Kam
    Just Kam Month ago

    Bro Mr BALLEN literally has the BEST ads I have ever seen! He’s literally the only Clip-Sharer that I don’t skip the ads..I look forward to them!

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  • Stephen McGraw
    Stephen McGraw Month ago

    I`m quite sure that there was/is a recent(within the last 5 yrs) true story of a fisherman from MASS that was actually swallowed by a whale(can`t remember the type)for approximately 10 mins. or so and somehow was spit out or escaped and survived the damn thing....I believe I heard this on the Howie Carr Show,out of Boston and was also discussed by a local radio news channel....Anyway,hope you check it out.....Greetings from the cloudy 19 degree coast of Maine.........Steve M.,Brooklin,ME

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  • nd15 music
    nd15 music Month ago

    Ballen talks about how Matt said he didn't feel much physical or emotional pain when caught by the polar bear because of the shock. I heard a Deep Green philosopher, Derrick Jensen, tell a story of how he was driving along a mountain road when rocks fell on the car infront of him. He got out of his car and ran over and could hear a person inside the wreckage calling for help saying that they couldn't feel their legs and was trying to help the person out of the wreck but then Derrick realised it was actually him inside the wreckage saying these things and when his car was hit his mind made up the whole thing. Derrick said how he imagines it's often similar experience when a deer is caught by a lion and so on. I believe Derrick was relaying this story in response to those who say 'Nature is brutal' etc downplaying things such as industrial farming of livestock or destruction of environments or such kind of pro-industrial civilisation arguments.

  • Alyssa Stewart
    Alyssa Stewart 2 months ago +48

    This was some of the best storytelling you’ve ever done. Felt like I was right there!

    • Alyssa Stewart
      Alyssa Stewart 2 months ago

      @Pippa already did!

    • Pippa
      Pippa 2 months ago +4

      Please report the scammers pretending to be MrB. ^^^^^

    • Dark
      Dark 2 months ago

      Have you seen the one about skin walkers? If you haven’t it’s a great video!

  • Squeakyjeff
    Squeakyjeff Month ago

    I love how MrBallen does his sponserships

  • Erik Pinto
    Erik Pinto Month ago +1

    Can you do one of Andrew Dawson the guy that is missing after posting videos of a giant ?

  • Mezulamet Jaramillo
    Mezulamet Jaramillo Month ago +1

    8:26 👁️👄👁️ Me feeling special because I’m watching from Finland… in winter time