Thursday, January 31, 2013

History: The family that time forgot

Or rather, they forgot time.  Driven into the wilderness by the Communist purges of the 1930s, this family built a home 150 miles from the nearest village.  They relied on faith and what they could harvest or scrape from the Siberian woods around them for decades, never seeing another human, improvising everything from shoes to cooking stoves with no source of metal, teaching their children to read and write from an old Bible.  A remarkable story. 


omegaman66 said...

Wow! That is amazing. Going to read everything on them available. That is fascinating. Living off the land is one thing but Siberia... ouch.

Laurence Clark Crossen said...

The author is Mike Dash, presumably the Fortean Times writer and anomalist critic?

Matt Bille said...

Clark, not sure if it's the same guy.