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Hermit who lived in Maine

He had lived in someone else’s woods, undetected under camouflage-colored tarps and completely off the grid; he paid no taxes, had no address and never used a cellphone. He told the police that he had not spoken during his decades of self-exile except for one day in the 1990s when he uttered a greeting to a passing hiker.

Amazing story. Out of touch and completely in touch with society at the same time. 27 years in the woods, Walden style.

By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of four books.

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