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[Merged]Family Cut Off From Human Contact for 40 yrs

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

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In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga

The sight that greeted the geologists as they entered the cabin was like something from the middle ages. Jerry-built from whatever materials came to hand, the dwelling was not much more than a burrow—"a low, soot-blackened log kennel that was as cold as a cellar," with a floor consisting of potato peel and pine-nut shells. Looking around in the dim light, the visitors saw that it consisted of a single room. It was cramped, musty and indescribably filthy, propped up by sagging joists—and, astonishingly, home to a family of five:

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:29 PM

Wow, that story was incredible.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:28 AM

View PostWoIverine, on 30 January 2013 - 09:29 PM, said:

Wow, that story was incredible.

That's about all I can say as well.

SW, thanks for posting that story.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:50 AM

Amazing story!


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:01 AM

That must have been so hard ot leave her ther alone!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:12 AM

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That must have been so hard ot leave her ther alone!

Yeah...that breaks my heart for her. That poor lady, I hope she's ok.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:02 AM

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That must have been so hard to leave her there alone!

It might have been crueler to bring her to 'civilization'. I wonder how she's doing now though.

I'd hope that since they know she was there, they're visiting her and giving her the necessities, the best that were available.

Such a poignant story.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

Thank you for sharing that story. There is a plethora of wonderment there!

"From time to time there appear on the face of the earth men of rare and consummate excellence, who dazzle us by their virtue, and whose outstanding qualities shed a stupendous light. Like those extraordinary stars of whose origins we are ignorant, and of whose fate, once they have vanished, we know even less, such men have neither forebears nor descendants: they are the whole of their race."  -- Jean de la Bruyere 1645-1696.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

That story is both great and sad

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

thanks for sharing the story!  just wow!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:45 PM

yup,  great story .. people can be amazing sometimes.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

Sounds a bit like old Mickey One-tooth and his family who used to inhabit a derelict railway carriage in woodland a few miles away. The family used to throw stones at anyone who came near them. It was rumoured that Warner Bros got the idea for 'Deliverance' from Mickey. He's long dead now and the kids (about 12 of them if I remember correctly) went into care.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

A very fascinating story that holds the imagination in wonder and the surprise ending was very bittersweet. How noble of her to remain on the mountain but it for her how easy as well.


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:21 AM

I wish they would have shared some of their dreams.  I often wonder how different dreams would be for someone who has no contact with the outside world to someone who is the outside world.


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:48 AM

ya,  i'll bet living such a quiet life  might  make them quite insightful ?     I'll bet they dreamed  'good'

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