A HERMIT told how he built a cave in a remote mountain after he got sick because of the people who were harassing him.
Petrovic River72, he moved to his small Serbian cave in the mountains to avoid people two decades ago.
Before that, he was living a “busy” working life in the nearby town of Pirot.
However, after slowly isolating herself, she realized that this is where she wanted to be – and moved to the cliff.
Its small entrance is now reached by a tall hill.
He told AFP: “I was not free in the city. You were always someone else – you argued with your wife, the police.or
“No, no one is bothering me.”
Panta had shared his house with goats, chickens, 30 cats and dogs and he loved very much – an old boar named Mara.
But last year he was very upset when his animals were attacked and killed by a group of.
He said: “There must have been five, six.”
“I was able to crawl into the hole (cave), I took an ax and waited. There was no way out, that hole saved me.”
He now keeps his animals in a shack outside the town – and makes pilgrimages down the cliff to look after them.
Petrovic receives help, and relies on donations of food and animal products.
When it comes to feeding himself, he lives mainly on mushrooms and fish that he kills in the nearby river.
Before retiring, he gave all his money to the community by donating money to build three small bridges in the town.
He explained: “Money is cursed, it destroys people.” I think there is nothing that can corrupt a person like money.
Panta made itaround the world in 2020 when he left his cave to get the Covid vaccine.
At that time he said: “I want to get all three levels, including the extra one.” I encourage every citizen to get vaccinated, every one of them. “