As was the fate of the most famous hermits of our timePictolic
The police of the city of Rome in Maine, USA, after decades of fruitless searches in April 2013 were able to apprehend the mysterious Hermit of North pond. Christopher knight for 27 years lived in a dense forest, almost never coming into contact with humanity. And if left to people, only to steal in the camps in the surroundings, shops, private houses and other places it has to catch its food, clothing and other household items. By the time he fell into the hands of justice, the knight was suspected of involvement in a thousand of such crimes.
Get acquainted with other hermits, who, despite remoteness from civilization, could become world famous.
Christopher knight was born in 1965, and from 1986 to 2013 he lived in the woods. Grew up in a prosperous, in his own words, the family was planning to be a computer expert (as evidenced by a photo dated 1984).
But tired of civilization and began to live in the woods. Later, when the police arrested him, knight said that the decision was taken after the Chernobyl accident, however, directly link the act with the crash of the hermit did not, saying that just wanted to be alone.
During the investigation the police found that, while the knight lived in the woods, he committed over a thousand burglaries. But these measures were required for the production of books and food.
October 28, 2013, knight was sentenced to seven months in prison, which he by that time had already served in pre-trial detention.
The victims of their raids he had to pay fifteen hundred dollars.
Christopher McCandless is one of the most famous hermits of our time. He had an excellent education, but by conviction he was an ardent environmentalist and opponent of the consumer society. For this reason, he went into self-imposed exile and traveled in North America.
Chris ' parents hired a private investigator and he found out that their son turned 24 thousand dollars for OXFAM (Oxfam) — an international Association of 17 organizations, the purpose of which is to solve the problems of poverty and related injustice around the world.
In their wanderings, the man reached Alaska, where they found the abandoned bus in which he still lives. However, in August 1992, the accident happened — after spending 113 days in the bus, McCandless died of poisoning with unknown berries.
Probable date of death of the hermit — August 18, 19 days before the appearance of the bus six residents of Alaska and discovered a body inside.
About McCandless's travels was written documentary novel "Into the wild" and Sean Penn shot the same film.
Masafumi Nagasaki once worked as a photographer, but gone from civilization for more than 20 years ago and lives on the tiny uninhabited island of Sotobori, which is part of the Okinawa Prefecture.
He is 78 years old. Until recently, the old man looked quite strong, smoked, ate rice and walked around his property naked. Every week Nagasaki goes to the nearest village to buy fresh water and rice to which he sent money home.
Nagasaki thinks he is not doing what is dictated by society, and follows the laws of nature. After all, people are not able to conquer the nature, so the only thing we can do is fully obey. He realized this as soon as I moved into the woods, and he was good there.
"Someone thinks that to die in a hospital or surrounded by family right. I chose nature. Is it possible to come up with something better?" — told about his lifestyle Masafumi.
Maxim Kavtaradze lives atop a 40-meter Kachinskogo pillar in Georgia since 1997. Have Kavtaradze monastic orders, the food and water he takes novices from the monastery town of Chiatura. The hermit comes down to him not more than two times a week to pray.
Says Maxim, asceticism is payback for past sins. Before the monk drank a lot, was engaged in selling drugs, for which he landed in jail. After his release, he rethought his life and turned to God.
The first winter Kavtaradze held in the crypt. In 1999, the Ministry of culture restored the Church of the X century at the foot of the pillar Kachinskogo.
In 2005, the top of the pillar was cleaned almost completely. Was restored monastery complex. The ruins were carefully dismantled and re-assembled.
Timothy Treadwell, or, as it is called, Human-grizzly bear lived far away from civilization in Alaska for 13 years. Environmental activist, protector of the bears and the Director promoted a healthy life away from the cities. He was born in new York city all his life, fond of sports.
In College fell into a depression after it was not approved for the role in the youth series. Started drinking, doing drugs, and from them escaped to nature.
Unfortunately, in 2003 a scientist and his girlfriend Amy Huguenard died — they ate the same grizzly bear that they loved to communicate.
As he wrote later, the media, bears don't like fresh flesh, and what they ate two people said that they were very hungry. The remains of the bear hid in the earth, they found the Forester. On the spot remained accidentally made the video scene.
Local Forester, by the way, was not surprised and admitted that he foresaw such an outcome. "The question was not whether there will be a tragedy, but when it happens," sighed the Ranger, not just watching the crazy Jogging Tredwell across the steppe.
In 2005, Director Werner Herzog made a documentary about the Man-bear.
Karp and Akulina Lykovs went into the forest in the 30-ies of XX century. Before that, they lived in a Quiet village near the river Bolshoi Abakan. When collectivization reached these places and it became clear that a quiet life will not see them Lykovs went to live in the Sayan taiga, where he acquired a large family.
Stopped near the shore of a mountain tributary of the river Einat, built a hut out of wood. Hunted, fished, gathered forest nuts and mushrooms, made a garden. The fire was produced with flint and kresalo, clothing was made from hemp on a homemade loom.
They were accidentally discovered by geologists in 1978. Lykovs did not know that erupted and resulted in the Great Patriotic war, about the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, of plane crashes and other events that shook the world for 40 years until they were outside of civilization.