Allow us to introduce you to this 80-year-old man who lives in a hole near a village in southern Iran. He says he has not taken a bath in 60 years because he believes if he is clean, it will make him sick!!!

Mr. Haiji, who smokes animal feces from a pipe, says that he chose this form of life after a few setbacks while as a youth, and that he prefers to be isolated from the world. Those in surrounding villages have tried to give this man a bath, but luckily for him, he has escaped.

At night he either sleeps in a hole, which resembles a grave, or in an open brick shack people have built for him. When it comes to grooming, he says that he simply burns his hair when it gets too long, and often uses an old car mirror for grooming.

As for eating, this 80-year-old man says he prefers to eat rotten meat and drink water from his old rusty water can.

This truly saddens me to see a human being live this way on the earth we all share. Sure, it may be by choice, but I cannot understand what he must have gone through as a child to bring him to this. Isolation is a terrible thing, and this man needs some serious help.

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