Maine 'hermit' arrested after 27 years with almost no human contact

A reclusive man arrested in Maine over alleged theft told police that he spoke with only one person -- a lone hiker -- during his 27 years living in a tent.

Until he was arrested earlier this week in Maine, Christopher Knight lived with almost no human contact.

He said it all began with a walk in the woods just after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, the last major event he is aware of. Pretty soon, he was living in a makeshift tent near a pond.

Knight confessed to police that everything he owned with the exception of his glasses was stolen from a nearby camp -- propane tanks, clothes, bins.


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