Skip to comments.Florida Man Wakes In California Hotel With Amnesia Speaking Only Swedish
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.
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Didn’t Freud write about this same guy?
I HATE it when I wake up with Amnesia in strange hotels only being able to speak Swedish! Happens so frequently too!
The worst is alien abduction and getting the PROBE. Their spaceship ain’t all that, either.
Sweden? ...but you're wearing Lederhosen.
Je, for sure, from Sweden.
“He has no income or insurance, further complicating his treatment at Desert Regional”
are we sure it was Swedish and not Spanish?
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.
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Du inte lura någon, George Zimmerman
very weird, thought he might have spoken Spanish
Well, no wonder the moose bit her!
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.
Another sad case where a man is assaulted and left broken by the Swedish Bikini Team.
Where do I sign up?
He’s got a veteran’s medical card though, it’s a shame that isn’t enough to cover treatment for him somewhere.
Jag rullar på golvet och skrattar! (ROTFL)
It irritates me that it only happens in California!
Det är svårt att slå bra svenska skämt! (HA!)
Is there a pic of this Amnesia chick?
Sure his name ain’t Jason Bourne?
He hooked up with a Swedish girl named Amnesia?
If he woke up speaking Spanish he’d have it made. Government goodies would be his for the taking.
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....
Actually you would be surprised...lol
I liked the Hotel California in PS better before the remodel.
Lots of detailed info on his past — looks like the poor guy was quite an interesting person.
The man with no memory: Navy vet wakes up, speaks only Swedish (updated info at CNN)
Was he also wearing his underwear on the outside ?
Välkommen till Hotel California.
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