American Hermit

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For nearly thirty years, a phantom haunted the woods of Central Maine. Unseen and unknown, he lived in secret, creeping into homes in the dead of night and surviving on what he could steal. To the spooked locals, he became a legend—or maybe a myth. They wondered how he could possibly be real. Until one day last year, the hermit came out of the forest.

I’ve always been intrigued and delighted by hermits. Thanks then to Robert Day for showing me this via our Facebook page.

This fellow survived in the woods through stealth and petty theft. A shame maybe, but the bigger crime is surely not providing any decent, more sanctioned way out of society.

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Robert Wringham is a humorist and the editor-in-chief of New Escapologist.

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