If you ever wander into some spooky woods, you better have some Creed in your MP3 player, just to be safe. According to a report by Norwegian TV Channel TV2 (via NME.com), when 13-year-old Walter Eikrem encountered a pack of wolves on his way home from school, all he had to do was blast Creed’s ‘Overcome’ to chase them off.
“[They] didn’t really get scared, they just turned around and simply trotted away,” Eikrem said. When the wolves closed in on him, Eikrem for some reason felt it was best to use his music to defend himself, so he took off his headphones and blasted the volume to the maximum. Turns out, it did just the trick.
Eikrem knew the last thing he wanted to do was run away at that moment, he said. “The worst thing you can do is run away because doing so just invites the wolves to chase you down.” According to the report, wolves are common in the Norwegian countryside, but rarely attack humans. So what kind of music should we blast if we ever cross paths with a grizzly bear?