Rachel Denton, UK hermit, update

Rachel Denton, mentioned in entries here in 2009 and 2013, is a Catholic hermit, formerly a teacher and once a Carmelite nun.A canonical hermit, she lives alone in Lincolnshire, now complicated by cancer. Several media profiles (Independent, Daily Mail) describe her use of social media, supplementing a modest income from calligraphy. Referring to her health, the 52-year-old Rachel says “It was interesting when I got cancer because you make a bucket list and my bucket list was to spend my life as a hermit.”

URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3269366/I-hermit-m-human-Reclusive-former-nun-says-social-media-internet-shopping-make-shunning-human-contact-easy.html#ixzz3sEBSBTDb;
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/sister-rachel-denton-why-i-founded-a-one-nun-hermitage-a6706916.html; https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2015/11/16/inside-the-life-of-a-modern-day-hermit/

Australian “Tarzan” hermit

Michael Peter Fomenko, 84, has been called the original Tarzan, surviving in the wilderness of Australia 60 years, accumulating legend and notoriety for decades. Reputedly the son of a Russian princess, Fomenko, notes the Daily Mail,

shunned modern society 60 years ago and survived by slaying crocodiles and boars with his bare hands in the wilderness.

He fled Sydney at the age of 24 and retreated to the rainforests between Cape York and Ingham in northern Australia to live as a recluse after becoming inspired by Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey.

Over the years, Fomenko was harassed for vagrancy, indecency (he wore a Tarzan-like loincloth), and was once charged with mental illness and institutionalized in a psychiatric hospital. But Fomenko has outlasted these mishaps, returning to extended periods of solitude in the wilderness to resurface occasionally. He now lives in an old age care facility where he reportedly does not commnicate much but appears content.

URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3233460/Real-life-Tarzan-Michael-Peter-Fomenko.html