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'Forest boy' found in Siberia after 16 years


Posted on Friday, 13 September, 2013 | Comment icon 8 comments

The boy had lived in the woods for 16 years. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Anahoret
Authorities in Siberia have located a young man who had lived in the wilderness for almost two decades.
The man is thought to have lived in the wild forests of Siberia for almost his entire life alongside his family who in 1997 had decided to leave society and make a life for themselves in the wilderness.

Locals had become concerned for the boy's wellbeing after he turned up in a nearby village on his own. His parents had allegedly left him several months ago and with the cold Siberian winter approaching he had been trying to seek assistance.

In a bid to help him, the local prosecutor's office made an appeal in court to have his identification papers re-established so that he could ask for state support, however not long afterwards he was said to have disappeared back in to the woods again.

"He was just afraid that he won't survive the winter without his parents," said prosecutor Roman Fomin. "But maybe they have already come back."

Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (8)

Tags: Siberia, Forest Boy

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Bavarian Raven on 13 September, 2013, 15:00
Hmm... If they have been living that many years off the land, the boy should know what he is doing. :/ that being said, he must be very lonely.
Comment icon #2 Posted by YukiEsmaElite0 on 13 September, 2013, 17:17
Yeah, it takes a lot of knowledge to survive for that long with so little resource. Wonder how he kept sane...
Comment icon #3 Posted by paperdyer on 13 September, 2013, 19:48
Yeah, it takes a lot of knowledge to survive for that long with so little resource. Wonder how he kept sane... Are we sure he is? "The place where optimism most fluorishes is the insane asylum"
Comment icon #4 Posted by Aggie on 13 September, 2013, 19:52
Why did his parents leave him??? Poor lad...I hope he'll be ok.
Comment icon #5 Posted by AsylumSpirit on 14 September, 2013, 3:53
I thought the story would be a kid that survived in the wild by himself. Sucks that his family abandoned him, but yawn.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Kaa-Tzik on 14 September, 2013, 16:48
It's not really a story at all. He lives with both his parents in the forest and they have home schooled him, and well enough that he speaks English. Also looks very healthy, as do his parents for eating real food and living a healthy life. I think they are to be admired. http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/english-speaking-forest-boy-nicknamed-siberian-mowgli-was-born-and-raised-in-the-altai-wilderness/
Comment icon #7 Posted by qxcontinuum on 19 September, 2013, 3:16
Yes i agree. Living in the forest can be very healthy and rewarding. Nothing can be compared to the beauty of he nature.
Comment icon #8 Posted by libstaK on 19 September, 2013, 15:09
It's not really a story at all. He lives with both his parents in the forest and they have home schooled him, and well enough that he speaks English. Also looks very healthy, as do his parents for eating real food and living a healthy life. I think they are to be admired. http://siberiantimes...tai-wilderness/ If that is how your life has always been, then you have nothing to compare it to and nothing to wish was an alternative to it - I doubt he would be suffering as he is living what he believes life is.


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