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Florida Man Wakes In California Hotel With Amnesia Speaking Only Swedish
WCTV ^ | July 16, 2013 | AP

Posted on 07/16/2013 7:37:44 PM PDT by Innovative

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- Doctors are looking into the mystery of a Florida man who awoke speaking only Swedish, with no memory of his past, after he was found unconscious four months ago at a Southern California motel.

Michael Boatwright, 61, woke up with amnesia, calling himself Johan Ek, The Desert Sun reported.

He was found with a duffel bag of exercise clothes, a backpack and tennis rackets. He also carried four forms of identification -- a passport, a California identification card, a veteran's medical card and a Social Security card -- all of which identified him as Michael Thomas Boatwright.

Swedish public records show Boatwright lived in the Nordic country on and off between 1981 and 2003. Several Swedes on Tuesday said they knew of him as an American with a big interest in medieval history and jousting.

He has no income or insurance, further complicating his treatment at Desert Regional. And he has little money he can access -- only $180. He also has a few Chinese bank accounts but can only access one account, which holds $7, according to the newspaper.

(Excerpt) Read more at wctv.tv ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: amnesia; boatwright; ek; johanek; michaelboatwright
Bizarre!!!
1 posted on 07/16/2013 7:37:44 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Didn’t Freud write about this same guy?


2 posted on 07/16/2013 7:39:39 PM PDT by Catmom
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To: Innovative

I HATE it when I wake up with Amnesia in strange hotels only being able to speak Swedish! Happens so frequently too!


3 posted on 07/16/2013 7:39:46 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

The worst is alien abduction and getting the PROBE. Their spaceship ain’t all that, either.


4 posted on 07/16/2013 7:43:09 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Innovative
No, I am Inga from Sweden .

Sweden? ...but you're wearing Lederhosen.

Je, for sure, from Sweden.

5 posted on 07/16/2013 7:44:19 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Innovative

“He has no income or insurance, further complicating his treatment at Desert Regional”

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are we sure it was Swedish and not Spanish?


6 posted on 07/16/2013 7:45:40 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

That’s odd. I always wake up with temporary amnesia in strange hotels only being able to speak Jibberish! Happens more and more since November 2008.


7 posted on 07/16/2013 7:45:48 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Innovative

8 posted on 07/16/2013 7:46:13 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: Innovative

Additional comments here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3043752/posts


9 posted on 07/16/2013 7:46:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Innovative

Du inte lura någon, George Zimmerman


10 posted on 07/16/2013 7:47:11 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: BBell

11 posted on 07/16/2013 7:48:00 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Innovative

very weird, thought he might have spoken Spanish


12 posted on 07/16/2013 7:48:03 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Dr.Deth

Well, no wonder the moose bit her!


13 posted on 07/16/2013 7:51:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Catmom
Freud?

There's a secondary character named Freund in the Swedish period cop show Anno 1790. Yep, 1790, Sweden v. Russia, French Revolution, etc.

Come to think of it, perhaps he's watching too many of the Swedish crime shows. One of the local PBS stations runs three of them, with English subtitles.

14 posted on 07/16/2013 7:54:42 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Innovative

Another sad case where a man is assaulted and left broken by the Swedish Bikini Team.

Where do I sign up?


15 posted on 07/16/2013 7:56:19 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: Innovative

16 posted on 07/16/2013 7:59:37 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: max americana

He’s got a veteran’s medical card though, it’s a shame that isn’t enough to cover treatment for him somewhere.


17 posted on 07/16/2013 8:03:51 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: smoothsailing
Du inte lura någon, George Zimmerman

Jag rullar på golvet och skrattar! (ROTFL)

18 posted on 07/16/2013 8:08:14 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Innovative
His master plan to get the Swedish bikini team to come nurse him goes to hell when Lisbeth Salander walks in to his room.


19 posted on 07/16/2013 8:08:19 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

It irritates me that it only happens in California!


20 posted on 07/16/2013 8:11:11 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Fiji Hill

Det är svårt att slå bra svenska skämt! (HA!)


21 posted on 07/16/2013 8:16:07 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Innovative

Is there a pic of this Amnesia chick?


22 posted on 07/16/2013 8:16:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Innovative

Sure his name ain’t Jason Bourne?


23 posted on 07/16/2013 8:17:09 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: Innovative
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis......


24 posted on 07/16/2013 8:21:51 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Innovative; a fool in paradise
Very clever Mr Boatwright, very clever, they're all falling for it.


25 posted on 07/16/2013 8:26:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Innovative

He hooked up with a Swedish girl named Amnesia?


26 posted on 07/16/2013 8:30:52 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy
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To: max americana

If he woke up speaking Spanish he’d have it made. Government goodies would be his for the taking.


27 posted on 07/16/2013 8:43:57 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Paladin2

28 posted on 07/16/2013 8:46:48 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: stylecouncilor

...ping....


29 posted on 07/16/2013 8:56:01 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Innovative

Fringe episode.


30 posted on 07/16/2013 8:58:44 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Innovative

I grew up in PS and still spend the winters there. 4 months ago, Palm Springs was full of gays for the “White Party”, He could very well be Johan Ek. I’m guessing things got out of hand at the Party.

Only in Palm Springs....


31 posted on 07/16/2013 9:35:54 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Actually you would be surprised...lol


32 posted on 07/16/2013 9:38:55 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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To: Daffynition

I liked the Hotel California in PS better before the remodel.


33 posted on 07/16/2013 9:40:34 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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Lots of detailed info on his past — looks like the poor guy was quite an interesting person.

See:

The man with no memory: Navy vet wakes up, speaks only Swedish (updated info at CNN)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3043957/posts


34 posted on 07/17/2013 2:38:52 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative; Clemenza

Was he also wearing his underwear on the outside ?


35 posted on 07/17/2013 8:38:28 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition

Välkommen till Hotel California.


36 posted on 07/17/2013 1:12:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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