Break the Fake: Video clip of bear chasing skier down slopes in Romania

I found a video of a bear chasing a skier down the ski slopes in Romania. I am going to verify if it’s true or not.

  1. This is what I found on the ABC 7 Chicago news page.  I’m going to check and see if this is a real video.


           2. I went to the abc 7 Chicago account on Twitter and it does have a  blue checkmark meaning it is a verified account.




3. I did a wikipedia search on the abc7chicago news website and it has information from many sources on it, so I knew I could trust the source.




4. I also used to see if the video is real. It turned out to be true.




5. I double checked other reliable sources about the video.  Also, other websites posted about this news around the same time, so I knew it was recent. In conclusion, the video is real.


One of my passions is skiing. My first experience with skiing was watching Paralympic alpine skiing in Whistler during the 2010 Olympic games. I was 4 at the time and that was the first time I had seen skiing. Three years later, my family started skiing together at Mount Seymour.   The reason I love skiing is because it is so much fun to ski with my whole family and go on some of our favorite trails and try out new trails.  I also enjoy racing my siblings down the slopes.  When we go to Seymour, we like to go on Lodge and Mystery. One of my favourite runs is Pete’s run, and I like it because it is in the middle of the forest and it has bumpy areas through the trees.

Here are some interesting facts about skiing:

  • The word ski comes from the old Norse word ‘skíð’ meaning a split piece of wood.
  • In the 16th century war between Denmark and Sweden, canvas was stretched between skis to help transport the injured, therefore the term “stretcher”.
  • Alpine skiing became an Olympic sport in 1936, however skiing became more popular as an activity after WW2 when moving to the Alps improved.