Riddles of the human psyche: Stories of people, who spent years in complete isolation

There are people on Earth who have a tremendous amount of time. spent in complete isolation from the world and from other people. It was either their own choice, or imprisonment was forced (see also mysteries of history and secrets). Be it a prisoner mystical hermit or eccentric recluse, their fate is sometimes tragic, but always convincing. Photo from open sources 10. John Bigg (John Bigg) In 1649 the end of the civil war in England, Puritan troops Oliver Cromwell (The Roundheads) took control English parliament and hastened to bring to trial the ruling monarch Charles I for high treason. Photos from open sources Simon Mayne (Simon Mayne), English judge and MP at the time, became one of the state prosecutors in the trial of Karl. Maine’s Subordinate, John Bigg, by rumored to be one of the executioners in the hoods who beheaded the king. The quick trial and the subsequent execution of Karl caused widespread disapproval. Oliver Cromwell’s Kruglogolov had to get rid from half of the parliamentarians throughout England to somehow take the situation is under control. Nevertheless, the situation remained extremely tense. For example, Thomas Hoyle, a participant in the reprisal against the monarch (Thomas Hoyle), who managed to maintain his seat in parliament, committed suicide on the first anniversary of the death of Karl. Royalists later they said that he was constantly haunted by a headless ghost. Yet one court member, Rowland Wilson, was said to died of melancholy and overwhelming guilt in the same year. John Bigg pulled himself into the hands of metaphorical death shortly after the execution of reprisals against Charles. When the monarchy was restored to 1660, Maine stood trial, was convicted of regicide and died at the Tower of London. Perhaps out of fear or feeling guilty, Bigg settled in the underground cave of Maine’s house, and lived there all alone until the end of his days. Last time he was seen in a photo of the beginning of the 18th century, very similar to the character Star Wars Ewok (hairy). That is a person isolated himself from the world for more than 40 years. Despite his surname and oversized shoe size, John was not a giant. When in some kind of hole was formed in his clothes, he just sewed leather patch on top. So his appearance was very peculiar and bulky. 9. Dorothy Paget The owner of the eccentric racehorse Dorothy Page in her youth was experienced rider, but over the years began to suffer from obesity. Having reached a weight of 127 kg and smoking about 100 cigarettes per day, Paige eventually began to look twice her age age. Photos from open sources She lost a little weight after a few men surrounded by her – fans of equestrian sports, they said that other representatives of the stronger sex her. It is clear that there was no close man near her. Even when her trotter, Golden Miller, won the competition, people are unkind joked that most likely this is the only man with whom she kissed for her life. Despite the fact that Paige looks domineering, intimidating and rude, Dorothy suffers from excessive shyness. At the racetrack, she isolates herself from society by huge the number of female assistants, and constantly puts on the blue tweed coat and beret. Sometimes she locks herself in the toilet waiting for the crowd to disperse, and while traveling by train, she often rents a whole carriage to keep her personal space from the invasion. Dorothy communicates with his staff by means of notes, and solves all arising questions by means of specially designed color code system, with no one does not apply by name. In addition to horses, apparently, only one living being felt the full fullness of Paige’s affection – This is Olga de Munn, niece of the Princess Meshchersky. Photos from open sources Meshchersky, a Russian immigrant, managed one of the Parisian schools in which the spoiled and naughty Paige was forced to complete her formal education after how she was kicked out of six other schools. By age 54, Paige became full a hermit living in his house at Chalfont Saint Giles. She isolated herself completely from the outside world, “swimming” only in yellowed pages of the newspaper “Sporting Life”, and betting exclusively by phone. She was so isolated from societies that bookmakers allowed her to bet even after the end of the race because they were sure that by virtue of their Paige’s hermitage never finds out about cheating. Dorothy worked at night, and in the afternoon slept. Once early in the morning in February 1960 someone from the “colored” staff found her corpse lying on the calendar with the schedule of races. The woman was 55 years old. Then appeared in the newspapers a huge number of acidic articles with an overview of her lifestyle, which prompted Olga de Mann to make a public statement in defense of her unhappy girlfriend. 8. Kevin Tust Kevin Tust – this is a lone hunter, but not in the usual sense of the word. He spent decades alone, months without rising from his knees, being on West coast of New Zealand. And all in order to take a picture of canadian moose. Photos from open sources The first attempt to “populate” moose New Zealand took place in 1900. Then there were only four of them left, 10 individuals died during a severe sea voyage from Canada. By the time they arrived at the place, the animals were described as tame, domestic ponies. During that epic journey, they also became addicted to cookies. One of them lived for many years. near the place where they were landed, probably in the hope of find cookies. The next batch of moose “arrived” in the fjordland in 1910 year. There were 10 individuals in total: four males and six females. This is an attempt the “introduction” was more successful, despite the fact that one of the females damaged the humerus on the day of arrival at a new place and another was killed a week later. Free from “liver” addiction, these moose quickly adapted to new conditions. Their descendants rarely, but seen until 1953. Time passed, and it was believed that Canadian moose has long died out due to competition for food with increasing population of red deer. Not less, biologist Thust found evidence that several moose still survived. Now he lives all alone in the wilds Fjordland to capture live moose on a film. His multi-month solitary stays and field studies gave some results. DNA analysis of the hair of various animals, found by him in the fiordland, confirmed that their origin is related with canadian elk. The search for Tast continues. 7. Blanche Monier (Blanche Monnier) She spent 25 years of her life locked in absolutely dark room, always half-starved and naked. All this Monier was lying on a mattress covered with lice in her own own excrement. Her only friends were rats, with with which the woman shared her piece of bread. By the time of “rapprochement” with with rats, she was already very old and slowly began to go crazy. What was her crime? Photo from open sources Blanche fell in love with a man who belonged to the family, below her family in social status. It’s fair to say that Monya was a terrible victim injustice, and that love does not always triumph. After anonymous the woman was discovered by the French police and freed in the year 1901. Initially, it was believed that she did not get out, and although subsequently physically she more or less returned to normal, her sanity never recovered. Meanwhile, the world was shocked to learn that a woman who later became known as “sequestered Poitiers,” locked up by members of her own family after she refused to recant her love for unsuccessful local lawyer. Photos from open sources Blanche Monnier was attractive energetic brunette, to marry a few wealthy men of the city. But much to the dismay of her family, belonging to the upper class, she gave her heart to the ordinary lawyer. The Monier family, believing that their reputation will end in If the union of the daughter and the lawyer is approved, they decided not to give the marriage take place by restricting a young girl. Implemented the idea of imprisoned her brother is an official, but the idea itself belonged to the mother, who hoped that the girl would soon change her mind. But Blanche never changed her mind. Photos from open sources Her beloved lawyer died in 16 years before saving Blanche. When the details of the shocking crime surfaced, the woman’s mother was imprisoned, where she soon died of heart failure, realizing the true horror of her crime. 6. Fifth Duke of Portland True Scales the mystery of this man’s solitude is hard to imagine. Returning to the Victorian era, it is worth noting that the duke is like it was stated that he remained locked up in his private territory real estate, Welbeck Abbey, was the real Jekyll and Hyde (story Scottish writer Robert Stevenson on split personality). An extensive network of underground walkways and premises, perhaps created to help him lead double life. Photos from open sources The life story of this person is quite could serve as the basis for writing a Victorian novel. Some experts even suggested that this person became inspiration for creating Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel The Mystery of Edwin Drud. A widow named Anna Maria Drews (Anna Maria Druce) for several decades, insisted that her father-in-law, Thomas Charles Druce, owner located at Baker Street textile store was nobody other than by the very duke of Portland. Although Thomas Drews died for 15 years before the duke’s death, Anna claimed that the funeral was hoax. She asked for the exhumation of the body, and was sure that the coffin is either empty or full of lead. Thomas Drews, according to her reassurances, staged his own death to the whole “give yourself” to the duke. Anna never gave up her a seemingly outrageous story, especially when it comes to went about the legacy of the estates of Portland. In 1903, Anna was identified in a special institution, diagnosing a woman with some mental disorders After that, other members of her family continued insist on Anna’s theory, although the evidence they provide turned out to be false. Therefore, several key witnesses in the case received harsh penalties for giving false evidence. When still the coffin of Thomas Druce was opened in 1907, and a body was found there, the case was dismissed due to “unfounded claims”. Photos from open sources However, the version of Anna Maria is quite may be true. Consider the evidence talked about witnesses. The duke gave his orders mainly through notes. When traveling, curtains on the windows would always were drawn up, and he moved in a separate train car, in which, presumably (!) was, because nobody exactly I knew. Many years later, workers found the tunnel that connected it. London home from baker street. Because of the isolation of the duke, no one is for sure did not know at what point he was in his room. He was left food, but no one saw when he ate it and did eat it at all. Even being sick, the duke communicated with the attending physician through the door, which talked about a possible diagnosis based on those symptoms that voiced by the duke. In addition, the windows of his office on Baker Street are always were covered with red velvet curtains, and the staff had It is said not to disturb the boss when the curtains are closed. When the place finding the duke was known, Druce mysteriously disappeared out of sight and vice versa. After the funeral of Druce, the duke became permanently reside in their abbey. 5. John Slater (John Slater) John Slater, a former Royal Marine commando, was famous English eccentric personality with a penchant for long, very long and lonely walks along the coastlines. After dismissal from military service because “the time has come, when I lost interest in learning how to kill people, use my hands, “Slater went on a self-discovery mission, conducting entire months of life on the streets of London among the homeless. Thereafter he began to be thrown from side to side, he changed many workers places and ruined relationships with relatives and friends. In some moment he volunteered to be a human exhibit at a London zoo for six months to raise money for giant pandas. His offer was rejected. Photos from open sources. Later, he went barefoot to setting a world record, intending to go all over the coast lines of your country. He completed his “walk” dressed in bright striped pajamas, and his accompanying collie, while carrying on himself suede booties. To raise money for charity, he also walked along the entire coastline of Scotland in just four months. He later built a working car out of broken old race cars, broken washing machines, ironing boards and bottles of Coca-Cola. In the end, he grew himself a long beard and began to live in a remote cave on the ocean in the western coast of scotland. Over the past ten years at least four months a year he spent in this cave. Twice a day he was forced to pack his things and carry them to the back of the cave due to the tides. At night, the cave was filled with rats that crawled on it and prevented sleep. No wonder his wife refused to accept such a lifestyle, and they divorced. How wild it didn’t seem, but Slater was completely settled in his cave. “There is such silence as in a cathedral. It helps me think. I addicted to the harmony of calm. Only here you can hear the breath of the planet that creates incredible energy in your heart, “he once told The Herald newspaper. Slater also spoke about the dream one day to tell the world about his mystical ideas and deep wisdom that was born in him It is in the cave. 4. Mary Molesworth After debut at the Dublin Theater, Mary’s talent and beauty admire all over ireland. Unfortunately, the publicity of this story caught the attention of Colonel Rochfort, a man famous because of his bad character. Mary didn’t want to to marry him, but her father insisted. The colonel was very rich man and could offer Mary land and title. So against of her will, Mary Molsworth became Lady Belevedere in 1736 year, having given birth to him several children. Photo from open sources Forgotten and lonely, she began spending time with Earl’s brother Arthur and his wife Sarah. Some months later, the count received a letter stating that his wife cheating on him with his sibling during his absences. Belevedere was furious and threatened to shoot Arthur in place, which forced him to to flee the country. Meanwhile, Mary he imprisoned in his estate in Gaulstown. She was kept under vigilant guard, while fleeing to her succeeded only once. Poor thing ran to Dublin to seek protection from father, but he refused to help her and immediately gave her to the guards husband when the latter came to look for her. Mary spent 16 years in imprisonment. People, apparently, completely forgot about her, remembering only when Arthur returned to his homeland. He stood trial who found him guilty and ordered to pay a huge fine – compensation. But Arthur didn’t have that amount, so he ended up in the prison. After that, Mary was a captive for another 16 years. After the death of the count in 1774 she was freed by her own son. After liberation wrote about her: “Who would have believed that she was a woman whose beauty we have heard so much. She is weak and tortured. There is no question of any beauty! Her hair is white like snow, in her eyes there is a wild, dull sheen, it’s scary to look in them, she speaks in a trembling voice, which almost turns into a whisper, and her clothes were fashionable 30 years ago! ”Even on his deathbed Mary continued to talk about her innocence, and behaved the same way. Arthur Rochfort, who died in his prison cell. Their tragic history has become one of Ireland’s greatest scandals of the 18th century. 3. Christopher Knight (Christopher Knight) Classmates Christopher talked about him as quiet, smart and a little inhibited person. After graduating from school in 1984, Christopher showed little interest in computers, and then went to the Maine forests (Maine woods). Over the next 27 years, he was reportedly seen only one day. A random tourist came across him, they greeted him and he went further. Photos from open sources Local residents realized that in the forest belt someone is hiding because their houses were regularly robbed. Knight He made hundreds of hacks in several decades. He stole sleeping bags, clothes, propane cans, walkie-talkie batteries, and also a huge amount of food and alcohol. Knight’s arrest claimed that the glasses were his only property, however, representatives of the law later found its refuge and everything else stolen. When clearing his camp, two pickups were stuffed with things. Knight spent time in the forest playing Nintendo Gameboy, meditating on overturned bucket, watching TV, making bonfires in winter, reading stolen books and magazines, as well as getting drunk and listening to the radio. Photo from open sources His arrest caused a storm of emotions in the media. Behind one night he became almost a legend: people wrote poetry about him, They offered to pay a deposit and even wanted to marry him. Knight refused to be interviewed and rejected all offers of help. His lawyer transferred donated funds to compensation fund people affected by his thieves. Knight spent in jail for several months, then he was recognized as an alcoholic and sent to participate in a special three-year program, designed to help people adapt to society. He had to attend psychological weekly consultation and register with representatives of the law. Not less, no mental abnormalities were found in the person; just comfortable alone. 2. William Beckford (William Beckford) Beckford was the only legitimate son of incredible rich sugar mogul. After receiving the inheritance in 1770 Lord Byron called him “the richest son of England.” Byron as well some other influential writers of the time, other than geniuses did not talk about him. Photo from open sources So why is a person with such talent and with that kind of money ended up becoming an outcast and lived alone in a tower? And how did he manage to squander his entire fortune? Beckford was an archetypal romantic who spent endless amounts money to satisfy your fantasies. He never stopped collect rare books, furniture and works art. At first glance you might think that this is hardly his addiction somehow affected stable annual income from plantations in the caribbean. But with the abolition of the slave trade, the situation in sugar industry began to change and profits significantly decreased. On top of that, Beckford wasted money, realizing the architectural design of his abbey in Fonthill. Fonthill was an amazing neo-Gothic work. It took years to finish it, but since paramount Beckford was concerned about his aesthetic beauty, not the practical realities of the physical world, the abbey collapsed after two years after Beckford sold it in 1823. Photos from open sources Completely distraught from the loss of their monumental pride, Beckford moved to Bath, where he was covered obsession with building huge towers. He began to lead Hermit Life in its famous Lansdowne Tower, which was an unusual work in the neoclassical style 37 meters high, standing to this day. He also left after one of the greatest underestimated treasures of the gothic literature – a very characteristic creative novel “Arab fairy tale. “It is freely available on the Internet. 1. “Terrible” Tommy Silverstein Tommy Silverstein Silverstein was one of the most violent criminals in all the history of America. Imprisoned in 1977 for armed robbery, his sentence was changed to “life imprisonment without pardon rights “after he killed two cellmates. Photos from open sources He was called a person who has “no human contact, “after he killed a guard in prison Marion. Some human rights activists claim his verdict contrary to the american constitution, which officially recognizes outlaw cruel punishments. Silverstein served in solitary cell in Atlanta prison a few months before his transferred and locked up alone in the liveworth prison where he spent 18 years. Finally, the last destination was prison “Supermax” in Colorado. The former head of this prison spoke about this person as a “pure version of hell.” Now silverstein literally buried in his cell behind a soundproof door in for 23 hours a day. He eats alone and gets everything one hour of solitary relaxation inside somewhat larger the camera. Some say this hellish environment is intentionally created in order to drive prisoners crazy and make them more accommodating. Photos from open sources Adverse psychological consequences solitary confinement are documented. Silverstein claimed that he experienced depression, hallucinations, disorientation, and memory loss. He also said that he went beyond than most people can psychologically accept. Silverstein lives in solitary confinement for more than 30 years. Although this is a record for American federal prisons surprisingly but some prisoners stuck in solitary confinement in prisons Louisiana even longer. For example, Herman Wallace (Herman Wallace) spent 41 years in such a cell and died three days after release at the age of 71.

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