Saturday, July 20, 2013

Rare amnesia made American man speak Swedish

Posted by Neill Abayon

Imagine waking up one day and speaking a completely different language, with no idea who you are. It sounds far-fetched, but this is exactly what happened to Michael Thomas Boatwright on February 28th this year.

According to a newspaper report in the The Desert Sun, Boatwright was found unconscious in a motel in Palm Springs, California. He was taken to the emergency room at the Desert Regional Medical Center. When he awoke, it became apparent that the man was suffering from amnesia.

Boatwright suffered a complete loss of identity - only answering to the name Johan Ek - and could only speak Swedish.

It is reported that when Boatwright was discovered, he had with him four forms of identification. A passport, a California identification card showing he was from Florida, a veteran's medical card and a social security card. All four of them identified the man as Michael Thomas Boatwright.

Read the full article here.

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