Posted by David Elliots | October 27, 2016
A man in Brazil with extremely long nails and hair was found in his dad's windowless basement after 20 years.
Police came across the man named Armando de Andrade accidentally whilst they were searching homes for drug gang members.
The neighbours had assumed that the boy had moved out of the house when he was 16 years old.
Witnesses say that he was found with a beard that reached down to his knees.
The police chief Celso Marchiori made public the following: 'He got up, very impaired and didn't speak a word. We took him outside and he still didn't say anything. We didn't know if he was scared or drugged.
'He wasn't able to identify us a police officers. We called for help and he was taken straight to hospital.
'It's difficult to believe he was in that place for 20 years. It's a very insanitary place, he wouldn't have survived. There's no light at all.'
When asked neighbours recounted that Armando seem to be a normal 16 year old boy who liked to play guitar and skateboard at the time of his disappearance.
His family had always insisted that Armando had moved to a different part of Brazil and that he was 'doing well' for himself.
One of the neighbours Aparecido Rocha Basil believed that the boys step mother and father had locked him in the basement when he was found experimenting with alcohol.
A childhood friend of Armando named Ederson Silva, said: 'Whenever we asked about him they always said the same thing, no, he's living in the north east, he's doing well, he's working, he's building a family there. That's all they said to us.'
The father of the boy Amancio de Andrade has denied all allegations and has claimed that after leaving when he was 18 that his son had just returned home last week.
Amancio claims that his son asked him to lock him into basement as he needed help 'getting clean' from a drug addiction.
He went on to say: 'He's a grown man. He never got in touch. Then last week I opened my door and he was there. We gave him food and let him stay in the basement room. He asked me to lock the door so he couldn't get out.'