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Ocheesee Pond Wild Man Captured, Florida 1884

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#1 jayjeti



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 05:10 PM

The Ocheesee Pond wild man is known about from local legend in Jackson County, Florida, and from a New York Times article that appeared in that day.  Captured in 1884 by a group of men, many of them former confederate soldiers, who hunted down the strange creature that had been raiding gardens and stealing chickens.  It was thought to be a wild hairy person, shuttled around to various authorities until he was placed in a mental institution where he died two years later.


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