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35. The Final Hermit: The Curious Life of Christopher T. Knight

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When he was just twenty years old, Christopher T. Knight wandered into the woods of Maine leaving no clues as to why he left. It was not until nearly three decades later that Knight was found at a local camp. After so many years in isolation, Christopher has made history as one of the last true herm
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When he was just twenty years old, Christopher T. Knight wandered into the woods of Maine leaving no clues as to why he left. It was not until nearly three decades later that Knight was found at a local camp. After so many years in isolation, Christopher has made history as one of the last true hermits, leading many to wonder how he was able to remove himself from society for so long.

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https://www.gq.com/story/the-last-true-hermit
**The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-imprinted-brain/201804/the-autism-asceticism-and-the-genius-the-monasteries
https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-48968502
https://www.pressherald.com/2013/04/13/hermit-was-quiet-smart-former-classmates-recall-2013-04-13/
https://bangordailynews.com/2020/04/14/arts-culture/7-years-after-his-capture-north-pond-hermit-documentary-now-streaming-for-free-online/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/north-pond-hermit-maine-knight-stranger-woods-finkel

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