Hermits - people who live or dream of living is not all, as well as they want, as called for in their nature and purpose. Many of them were frustrated by society, while others have simply decided to cease contact with the outside world. And you would be able to live this way?

30 years in the mountains of Alaska. After many years of service in the Navy and working as a mechanic American Richard Proenneke chose a rather unusual way to relax on the pension. He built a hut high in the mountains of Alaska, in a picturesque place called Twin Lakes. There he lived for almost thirty years - until his death. It should be noted that the hermit is not completely cut himself off from the outside world: several times he made the long journey to Iowa, to their relatives. However, most of his life he spent in solitude in the wild wilderness. He hunted, fished and studied nature, they discovered their innate naturalist. Episodes of his solitary life Proenneke taped, which was later mounted a series of documentary films "Alone in the Wild." His recordings have been adapted several books, and, in addition, he wrote several important articles in the field of meteorology and biology.

During the Vietnam War, when a bomb killed his wife and two of his sons, forty-two Vietnamese Ho Wang Tann escaped into the jungle with the sole survivor of a two-year son. There's both and have stayed for the next 40 years, and even heard from relatives that the war did not make hermit father back to the brutal world of people. Most recently - in August 2013 - the workers from the nearby village found the jungle sorokadvuhletnego man and his elderly father. They have little understanding of the local language, were exhausted and looked absolutely savages. All these years, they lived in a simple-hut and fed mainly only roots, corn and wild fruits.

Since the state of his old father raises fears after discovering he was sent to the hospital. Both men now have to attempt socialization in modern society.

Family Lykovs: Life in the taiga At the time this story occupied the front pages of all Soviet newspapers. In 1978, geologists during an expedition in a remote corner of the Taiga instead of mineral deposits discovered a family of six who lived in the forest for forty years. Karp Lykov and his family were conservatives. Even during the revolution, many Old Believers fled to Siberia to escape the persecution of Communists; some of these refugees were Lykovs. In 1936 there was a tragedy: the elder brother Lykov was shot. Fleeing from Stalin's repressions, the family fled to the forest ... With their modest belongings Lykovs went farther and farther away from society, stopping only a few hundred kilometers from the border with Mongolia. Husband, wife and their four children (two were born in the Taiga) lived only in that grown or caught in the hunt. They often go hungry; mother of the family died of starvation in 1961 after so once again gave their portion of food to children. Lykovs and never heard any of flying to the moon, or even about the Great Patriotic War. Little things of the modern world, as plastic bags, brought them into raptures. During all these years the younger children began to speak in dialect, which only with difficulty it was possible to identify the Russian language. Once the geologists came into contact with Lykov, family members gradually began to trust them, however, deeply religious, they refused to leave his house cut off from society.

Over the next few years, three out of four children have died. Two died from kidney problems caused by long years of malnutrition. Third killed pneumonia; medical treatment, he flatly refused. Their father died in 1988. Agatha Lykov, the last of the family still lives in the same place all alone. She is now almost seventy years, and for all her life she never left the limits of his native taiga edge.

Japanese guerrillas, who have not lost ground in the distant 1944, the Japanese army sent Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda, and several other groups in the sparsely populated island of the Philippines Lubanga to fight a guerrilla war. And, although pretty soon after that World War II was over, nor Onoda, nor his people was not informed, and they have left to live and fight in the jungle for thirty years. In October 1945, the Japanese government tried to inform about the end of the soldiers hiding in the deep jungle, but Onoda and his companions took the news papers and leaflets dropped from overflying aircraft for enemy propaganda. And, although they have read all the news to the last word, they decided not to give up until then, until they receive orders from their commander in chief. And, although finding them were sent detachments to find guerrillas have failed. For many years all associates Onoda died, and one of them decided to surrender and secretly fled. The next twenty years Onoda lived alone, becoming a legend among Japanese and Filipino soldiers who are confident in his death. In 1974, he happened to meet a young traveler Norio Suzuki. He tried to convince the indomitable soldier himself that the war is over, but Onoda, he had not believed it. Suzuki had to find Onoda-chief and arrange a meeting between them. When Onoda learned the truth, he was shocked to the core. Japanese authorities he was proclaimed heroes, and he was forgiven for the murder of Filipinos that he committed while on the island. However, to join the modern Japanese society Onoda and failed. As a result, he moved to live in Brazil. After moving to Brazil, he was a pretty active social life, with time to organize and lead the Brazilian Society of Japanese. In parallel, he raised cattle on the farm: a considerable scope of work for an elderly person. Ibid Onoda and married. When age does not allow him to have to work on the farm, Onoda returned to his homeland: Hokkaido, he organized a school for troubled teens where she takes them on hikes and teach not only the science of survival in the harsh nature but also discipline and reciprocity. For successful work with young people in November 1999, Onoda was awarded the prize in the field of social education of the Ministry of Culture, Education and Sports of Japan. He is now 90, but he continues to work with difficult teenagers, to lecture at universities, participate in community activities in Japan and Brazil, engaged in charity in the Philippines (with whom he fought so long), writing books and articles wife Onoda is chairwoman of the Women's Association of Japan and deputy Board of Ehime Prefecture.

The last of the tribe in the Amazon jungle. Almost twenty years ago in the Brazilian jungle was discovered lone Indian who, apparently, was the last of his tribe. Attempts by the authorities to enter into contact with him ended in failure: Indian unhesitatingly shot an arrow in the chest of one of the rescuers. I must say that before the desire to integrate Indians into society, as a rule, failed and ended early deaths Amazonian savages. As a result, the authorities declared a piece of land fifty kilometers around the place of his residence inviolable. The man, who is to be forty years old, still leads a lonely isolated life in the jungle.


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