Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Amou Haji Is A Dirty Old Man...

Eighty year old Haji lives in isolation, you may well wonder why, in Dejgah Village in the Southern Iranian province of Fars.
He hates water and hasn't bathed or washed for over sixty years.
Haji believes that cleanliness brings about sickness. He may well have a point there but he's so dirt encrusted if he keeps still, it's easy to mistake him for a rock statue.
Strangely this man also has a disgust for fresh food and clean drinking water but he does drink five litres of water a day. From a rusty old oil can.
His favourite food is rotten porcupine meat. Don't go away, there's more. He likes to fill his smoking pipe with animal dung rather than tobacco.
He lives in a hole in the earth, much like a grave. He says it keeps him grounded and in touch with the essence of life.
There's more about Haji here.
He must be doing something right.
He's lived a long time and seems healthy, wealthy and well, wise in a way...


  1. We dirty old men need love too, right Keith?

    1. Dear Mr Stinky Scummy Scabby.
      You're right of course...

  2. There are a few alternative lifestyles I wouldn't mind trying on for size but this is NOT one of them.

  3. Grounded indeed. 80 years living like that? Might be a few years too many for me.

  4. This man has missed the beauty of life & the sacredness of his own body. There is nothing enriching or uplifting about this mental patient.

  5. I could smell him from here....I agree with Anonymous...