A series of colourful and sometimes humorous interviews with the man who helped rescue three missing women in America are fast going viral online.

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight all emerged from a home in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday morning (AEST) having spent up to a decade in apparent captivity.

Three people were arrested.

Charles Ramsey, who told local reporters he helped rescue the women, gave a series of interviews describing how the drama unfolded.

"I heard screaming, I was eating my McDonald's, I came outside and I saw this girl going nuts trying to get out of the house," he told one journalist.

Mr Ramsey said he helped Ms Berry from the home, before emergency services arrived and found the second and third women.

Ms Berry, who was 16 when she went missing, was reportedly carrying a child.

Mr Ramsey said the local community had long-assumed the women were dead because they had been missing for so long and had no idea they were in the house.

"My neighbour, you've got some big testicles to pull this off bro, because we see him every day," Mr Ramsey added.

"I barbecue with this dude, we eat ribs and whatnot, listen to salsa music."

Mr Ramsey said his neighbour seemed like a normal fellow.

"There's nothing exciting about him, well ... until today," he added.

Asked what the women's reactions were when they were rescued, Mr Ramsey replied: "Bro, I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man's arms.

"Something is wrong here - dead giveaway."

Mr Ramsey's interviews quickly gained tens of thousands of views on social media sites, with some mainstream media outlets dubbing him "America's newest hero".

 

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