Meriwether Lewis' Bear Trap


Meriwether Lewis


Bear Trap


Immobilizes across wide range





Collected by

Warehouse 12


Trap Aisle





Date of Collection




Meriwether Lewis was an American explorer, soldier, politician, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery, with William Clark. Lewis had no formal education until he was 13 years of age, but during his time in Georgia he enhanced his skills as a hunter and outdoorsman. He would often venture out in the middle of the night in the dead of winter with only his dog to go hunting. Even at an early age, he was interested in natural history, which would develop into a lifelong passion. 


Immobilizes by the leg any species of animal, including humans, that is in a 5-meter proximity of the artifact when it goes off. Opening the trap releases the effects. Useful for collecting fauna specimens...or trapping a group of people.


Several decades after the Lewis and Clark expedition, the bear trap made it's way back to the British Isles via a merchant vessel. Warehouse 12 had already recived rumours of an immobilizing arifact having been used up and down Western America and were keen to intercept the culprit, having been tipped off to his travel.

They managed to find the guilty party and while he eluded capture by implimenting the artifact, he was unable to recover it without being captured himself and left it with the agents.

In late 2009, James McPhereson stole this artifact, among many others, from the Warehouse stores and sold online via auction. It was purchased by Oto Barry, who used it against the agents of Warehouse 13 in 2015, where it was finally recovered.

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