After 27 Years In The Wilderness, Neighbors Catch “The North Pond Hermit”

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The legend of the “North Pond Hermit” had stretched nearly 30 years. Since the late 1980’s, residents of the North Pond lake community in Oxford County, Maine saw personal items disappear with considerable frequency. No one seemed to have an idea as to the reasoning behind these thefts. Expensive valuables such as jewelry had been left untouched. Instead, practical items — such as food, clothing, batteries, and reading material — were stealthily nicked from cottages, campsites, and homes.