For nearly thirty years, a phantom haunted the woods of Central Maine, creeping into homes, and surviving on what he could steal. He became a legend. Then one day last year, the hermit came out of the forest. His name was Christopher Knight
And this is him:
While it may seem tough to believe, the story is true..
This from GQ:
His name, he revealed, was Christopher Thomas Knight. Born on December 7, 1965. He said he had no address, no vehicle, did not file a tax return, and did not receive mail. He said he lived in the woods.
Everything that he ate and used was apparently stolen..
The oddest part of all to fathom: He says he didn’t speak a word the entire time, besides once in the 1990s when he passed a hiker on a path in the forest and he said a simple ‘hi’ ..
And now all of the paranormal fears and strange occurrences that haunted this part of central Maine for decades may very well be solved. No ghost.. no UFO.. no beast from the East.. Instead a thin hermit living in the forest, eating the scrappings of others and stealing the possessions of them, too..
It’s like THE VILLAGE gone wrong.. no one else joined in..
READ MORE AT GQ..