Unidentified teenage boy emerges from forest

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28 Responses to “Unidentified teenage boy emerges from forest”

  1. Wisconsin Platt says:

    Hanna?

  2. King Pigeon says:

    As seems always to be the case in stories like these, the obvious thing to do fails to be mentioned in the article at all–in this case, a journey by police to the purported shallow grave containing the remains of the boy’s father.

  3. Chuck Holt says:

    Aw, damn.  This was part of the plot of my YA paranormal romance novel.

  4. millie fink says:

    “he is in good shape physically and psychologically

    Oh suuuuuure he is . . .

  5. Lobster says:

    If that’s all he remembers about his life, that doesn’t sound like he’s in good shape psychologically.

    • CGulow says:

      I know several people that do not remember any of their lives before the age of eight. And their memories from eight to ten are shaky at best. None of these people are psychotic or deranged or people you would keep away from your kids.

      • blueelm says:

        “I know several people that do not remember any of their lives before the age of eight. And their memories from eight to ten are shaky at best. None of these people are psychotic or deranged or people you would keep away from your kids.”I fit into this. But there is a large area between “healthy” and “psychotic or deranged people you would keep away from your kids” after all. In fact, most mentally ill people are no threat to your kids.

  6. Jose Alberto Abreu says:

    Sounds like a Kaspar Houser story… sadly, these stories are often hoaxes.

  7. Scott Reed says:

    “often harsh German winters”

    Erm, what?  I’m not a native German, and I’ve only lived there for a year on a study abroad, but I believe that much of Germany has a temperate climate based on ocean influence.  I lived north of Frankfurt, and the winter temperature was never more than a couple of degrees below freezing — which to a midwesterner is light-to-medium jacket weather.  Even Wikipedia says that Berliner winters are “mild with average high temperatures of 4 °C (39 °F) and lows of -2 to 0 °C (28 to 32 °F) — not exactly what one would call “harsh”

  8. nemryn says:

    Five years? That’s a lot of tree-punching.

  9. mccrum says:

    What?  Off the grid with no papers?  Must be a sleeper cell terroris… oh, wait, this wasn’t in the US?  They’ll probably be a lot cooler with the whole thing then.

  10. nautodidact says:

    Let me be the first to welcome our lingually gifted, geographically uninformed doppelganger overlords.

  11. cymk says:

    How long until someone writes a movie script for this? A gripping survival drama about a boy and his father living off the land in the harsh wilderness with only their wits to help them survive. Then tragedy strikes, and the son must leave his father (following his pre-mortem instructions)….oh wait, they did already. Its Cormic McCarthy’s the Road without the apocalypse and cannibalism.

  12. red_dragon132 says:

    Boy whacks his old man then hides out in the woods and later tells this story. Oh yeah.

  13. Avrakdavra says:

    The inevitable result of homeschooling…

  14. Aaron Tekala says:

    I saw this Movie the other day. It’s called Alabama Moon.

  15. surreality says:

    FTA: “The police concluded he was suffering from amnesia and while they never discovered his identity, they believed he was genuine.”

    He was genuine…ly suffering from amnesia? He was a real human being? He was a space alien?!

  16. i call and raise you:

    he’s the secret lovechild of ray charles and the pope of the greek orthodox church.
    he was abducted by the belgian government because they needed a hostage for leverage against
    greco-american plans to flood belgium with hundreds of “gyros hut” fast food franchise stores,
    thereby undermining the local waffle industry and causing some kind of butterfly effect to topple the german government. the abduction went wrong, though: when they entered the berlin airspace 
    the boy managed to jump out of the low flying helicopter and, uninjured by the fall because of heavy snowfall in the harsh german winter, managed to hide in the vast tundras in the outskirts of berlin.

  17. rastronomicals says:

    Dude told me he wants to be a soldier as his father was

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