A SCOTS traveller who has develop into famed for his outrageous journeys to locations resembling Afghanistan claims he was requested to develop into a “spy” throughout a gathering in an airport.
Callum Mills, higher recognized on-line as Callum Overseas, has explored most of the world’s most harmful international locations and recounted the story when showing on the Have a Phrase podcast final week.
The 29-year-old from Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire recalled how he was approached by “two guys in fits” while ready to board his flight to Islamabad, Pakistan earlier this yr.
The previous nursing scholar was then given a proposal by the lads who requested for his e mail earlier than letting him go.
The clip begins with Callum sitting within the studio of the podcast as he claims that the 2 males took him out of the queue for boarding and into a personal room.
The seasoned traveller says: “I’m making an attempt to get to the departure lounge and these two guys in blue fits come as much as me like ‘Callum?’
“I step apart, ‘My colleague has seen your TikTok movies, you certain get about’ I used to be like aye, and he was like ‘So that you’re going to Islamabad? Is it simply YouTube you do? Are you working for anyone?’
“I stated no and he says, ‘Proper on you go sit down’.”
Callum recollects he entered the interrogation room at Heathrow earlier than the lads requested extra questions surrounding how a lot footage he collects.
He says: “They stated ‘You have to get a variety of footage, even footage that you simply may delete that you simply don’t even put in your video. Are you aware that footage can be very helpful to us?’ I’m like ‘Proper’.”
At this stage having listened to the story to this point, podcast hosts Adam Rowe and Dan Nightingale interject with their very own concept.
They are saying: “In order that they’re making an attempt to make you an operative then certainly, yeah?”
Callum replies: “He was like ‘Would you thoughts protecting in contact with us weekly in your travels by way of completely different means?’
“I used to be like ‘Nah you’re alright mate’ and he was like ‘Oh I feel you’ll’.
“I used to be like ‘No I received’t’ and he’s like ‘What’s your e mail tackle’ so I’m pondering I’ll simply give him my e mail tackle and I’ll simply not reply it.”
This leaves the hosts chuckling as they remark: “Modern-day James Bond [is] not fairly as intimidating because it’s made out to be, is it? Give us your e mail tackle.”
Host Adam jokes in regards to the forwards and backwards saying: “You’ll be a spy for us, no I’m not, you f***ing are, no I’m not, what the f**okay?”
Callum reveals that a couple of weeks after leaving the airport for his journey to Pakistan he acquired correspondence from the lads.
The previous scholar nurse says: “A few weeks later I obtained an e mail ‘Hello Callum, how’s your travels?’ It was identical to a sequence of numbers and digits.
“I simply didn’t reply it, I didn’t reply it and I’ve not heard something since.”
A producer interjects asking: “So you realize that they’re watching you although?”
The well-travelled Scotsman takes a second to suppose earlier than answering: “Effectively after I go to sure international locations, I do know they’re watching me.”
Nevertheless, the producer interjects saying: “I feel they’re watching you on this nation.”
Callum appears unfazed by the potential monitoring, saying: “Doubtlessly, properly I’m banned from America on the minute as a result of they see me as a menace as a result of my travels.
“I’ve by no means had a parking ticket in my life, however I’m banned so I’ve obtained a gathering with the US Consulate in Belgium to sit down down and present them the movies to see in the event that they’ll let me in.”
The video was shared on social media final night time with the caption: “Spy interview.”
It acquired 1000’s of likes and dozens of feedback from social media customers who had been left astounded by Callum’s nonchalant nature over the claims.
One commented: “I’ve seen his movies, kicks about in loopy locations. Mad respect.”
One other added: “If they need your footage, they most likely have it.”
A 3rd commented: “Large set of bollax (sic) on this lad, truthful play.”