The Enigma of the North Pond Hermit

PR King
5 min readFeb 29, 2024

The recluse who became the most famous person in Maine

Deep woods
Photo by Nathan Anderson on Unsplash

In 1986 20-year-old Christopher Knight drove his Subaru Brat into the Maine woods stopping only when the road ran out. He then put the keys in the console and walked away forever. He had no gun for hunting game and no fishing gear to fish in the nearby lakes. For the next 27 years, he would speak only a few words to other human beings. He had no…

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PR King

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