Maine Hermit Captured

Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu May 14, 2015 9:47 pm

Nice post CH :)
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: cokehead On: Fri May 15, 2015 3:23 pm

This is the most in depth article I could find about the North Pond Hermit. It is 5 internet pages long.

http://www.gq.com/news-politics/newsmak ... rue-hermit
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Fri May 15, 2015 4:04 pm

cokehead

That was a GREAT read. Thank you for posting the link.
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: KLook On: Fri May 15, 2015 5:35 pm

Yes, that was a good read. Surprised I didn't know of it sooner, being from up there. I used to have places that I knew I was the only person in a very long time that had been there. Even more so with todays hunters not getting more then 100 yards off a road. But the wood harvesters decimated square miles of my home hunting area, much of it cedar swamp and jack fir thickets no where near a mature forest, but that is the state of todays "logging". The most amazing thing to me is his survival without fire.......simply amazing.

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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: johnjoseph On: Fri May 15, 2015 6:05 pm

Just amazing. ..I have no words...I pray he is doing well today
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Fri May 15, 2015 8:43 pm

franco b wrote:Search the leatherman

Very interesting story.


Got this book last year, an incredible story, folks would set their watch by his walking passage on the same road same time on his round trip thru NY and CT every several weeks. Best guess he was French Canadian, seldom spoke to people but was well liked. I envy him but don't exactly know why.

http://www.amazon.com/Old-Leather-Man-H ... rman+books
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri May 15, 2015 9:02 pm

Outstanding read CH :)
cokehead wrote:This is the most in depth article I could find about the North Pond Hermit. It is 5 internet pages long.

http://www.gq.com/news-politics/newsmak ... rue-hermit
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: johnjoseph On: Sat May 16, 2015 7:18 am

http://www.centralmaine.com/2015/03/23/ ... t-program/

Seems he is successful thus far in his quest to rejoin society.
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: cokehead On: Sat May 16, 2015 11:17 am

johnjoseph wrote:http://www.centralmaine.com/2015/03/23/north-pond-hermit-completes-specialty-court-program/

Seems he is successful thus far in his quest to rejoin society.


Thanks for the follow up article. I was wondering about but had not taken the time to search for that info. Looks like it might end well.
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat May 16, 2015 11:39 am

Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see where he had 'a quest to rejoin society'. I saw a man trying his best to get away from the government scrutiny.

If he doesn't give the 'appearance' of trying, he stands the risk of spending years in an insitution.

I hope I'm wrong, and he becomes a productive member of society, but I just don't see it happening.
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: cokehead On: Sat May 16, 2015 11:56 am

SWPaDon wrote:Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see where he had 'a quest to rejoin society'. I saw a man trying his best to get away from the government scrutiny.

If he doesn't give the 'appearance' of trying, he stands the risk of spending years in an insitution.

I hope I'm wrong, and he becomes a productive member of society, but I just don't see it happening.


It is a victory if he is not longer a destructive member of society. I would never expect he would be "normal" as defined by society. Time will tell if he becomes more socialized or turns back into himself. He has to forgive himself to move on and grow. That is harder to do if there are many voices calling for a pound of his flesh.
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: johnjoseph On: Sun May 17, 2015 7:18 am

SWPaDon wrote:Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see where he had 'a quest to rejoin society'. I saw a man trying his best to get away from the government scrutiny.

If he doesn't give the 'appearance' of trying, he stands the risk of spending years in an insitution.

I hope I'm wrong, and he becomes a productive member of society, but I just don't see it happening.

I agree with the crux of your post. ..but how much government scrutiny could he have experienced by age 19 when he disappeared from society? We don't know the answer. Government scrutiny only came into play when he was caught breaking the law...just my opinion.
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sun May 17, 2015 8:10 am

johnjoseph wrote:
SWPaDon wrote:Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see where he had 'a quest to rejoin society'. I saw a man trying his best to get away from the government scrutiny.

If he doesn't give the 'appearance' of trying, he stands the risk of spending years in an insitution.

I hope I'm wrong, and he becomes a productive member of society, but I just don't see it happening.

I agree with the crux of your post. ..but how much government scrutiny could he have experienced by age 19 when he disappeared from society? We don't know the answer. Government scrutiny only came into play when he was caught breaking the law...just my opinion.

And that was the point of my previous post ( and subsequently this one ). He is doing what he must to get out of jail, and the rehab programs to 'get away from government scrutiny'.

Time will tell, but I personally think he will disappear into the woods again once he is free. He wants to be alone, away from people and society.

I don't feel for the man at all. He spent 27 years or so stealing from hard working people. He terrorized people.

If your house has ever been broken into, and the items you worked for were stolen, you will understand. It took me several years to get over being robbed (for the most part). I still look over my shoulder, and I still to this day look over my entire property as soon as I enter the driveway. I ckeck to make sure the door is still locked before I ever put the key into it. I still check every room upon entering my house after being gone (even if only gone for an hour).

My house was broken into in 1985. You never really get over it, that's why I say the the North Pond Hermit is a terrorist, and it's a proven fact that he is a theif.
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: johnjoseph On: Sun May 17, 2015 8:40 am

If he doesn't give the 'appearance' of trying, he stands the risk of spending years in an insitution.

I hope I'm wrong, and he becomes a productive member of society, but I just don't see it happening.[/quote]
I agree with the crux of your post. ..but how much government scrutiny could he have experienced by age 19 when he disappeared from society? We don't know the answer. Government scrutiny only came into play when he was caught breaking the law...just my opinion.[/quote]
And that was the point of my previous post ( and subsequently this one ). He is doing what he must to get out of jail, and the rehab programs to 'get away from government scrutiny'.

Time will tell, but I personally think he will disappear into the woods again once he is free. He wants to be alone, away from people and society.

I don't feel for the man at all. He spent 27 years or so stealing from hard working people. He terrorized people.

If your house has ever been broken into, and the items you worked for were stolen, you will understand. It took me several years to get over being robbed (for the most part). I still look over my shoulder, and I still to this day look over my entire property as soon as I enter the driveway. I ckeck to make sure the door is still locked before I ever put the key into it. I still check every room upon entering my house after being gone (even if only gone for an hour).

My house was broken into in 1985. You never really get over it, that's why I say the the North Pond Hermit is a terrorist, and it's a proven fact that he is a theif.[/quote]

Well stated! He may well go " back to the woods but hopefully will not continue his old ways....I have experienced robbery as well. ..so I know and understand what you are saying. ..He is free to go back to the woods now...but he must do that in a way that is legal and just. ..If you know what I mean
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sun May 17, 2015 8:51 am

Yes, I know what you mean.
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