The North Pond Hermit
Children in Maine were warned for decades not to go into the forest... for fear of a dangerous man lurking in the woods. It turned out that this local legend was rooted in fact, although Christopher Knight, the legendary North Pond Hermit, never harmed anyone. For 27 years, Knight lived in the woods of Rome, Maine. He only spoke to one person, and had not purchased anything since the 1980s. He allegedly stole food and other necessities, though he was never spotted, leaving curious victims to speculate on the culprit. His unconfirmed presence frightened people avoiding the Maine woods. Knight was arrested recently and currently faces charges of burglary and theft.