Believe the 80 - year -old Haji that " cleanliness is causing her illness . " That 's why he was bathed in all the past 60 years . He lives in isolation Dejgah village , in the Southern Iranian province of Fars .
Haji did not want contact with water . Even the suggestion of a bath makes him very angry . And all those years of escaping bath time took their toll - Haji is almost the color of the earth . He has managed to perfectly blend in with its surroundings . In fact , it's easy to mistake him for a stone statue if he sat very still .
It is not just bathing that Haji not want . His annoyance for fresh food and clean drinking water is unquestionable . Instead , he prefers his favorite porcupine eating rotten meat . He drinks 5 liters of water a day for health purposes , but only from a large rusty oil cans . He'd have to fill his pipe with animal feces instead of tobacco . To cut his hair he does not use clippers ; she just burns it off over an open fire . An old war helmet keeps his head warm during the winter .
Haji did not really have a house - the earth is his home . He lives in a pit , almost like a tomb , to keep him grounded and in touch with the realities of life . Sometimes she can accommodate an open brick shack that the Villagers built for him out of pity . Local , he was known as Haji amou . ' Amou " is the Farsi term of endearment for a kind old man .
Haji lifestyle choice is very unique. The Villagers say that he suffered severe emotional setbacks in his youth, which led him to make the extreme choice. Even so, he seemed a lot more fun than some of the people who live in large houses with comfort and relief. Haji did not seem to have a care in the world. Nothing to lose, he has no fear.
Makes you think about what's really important in life, is not it?
Haji is not the only person in the world who hates bathing. Two years ago, we wrote about Kailash Singh, an Indian man who has not taken a bath in 38 years.