Amnesiac Florida Man Wakes Up Speaking Only Swedish


florida man This can happen outside a science fiction book? 

A Florida man woke up in Palm Springs, California, with no memory of his past and speaking only Swedish. The 61-year-old Michael Boatwright, found unconscious in a Motel 6 in February, believes his name is Johan Ek and has no memory of his two ex-wives or his son. Nor does he remember how to exchange money or use public transportation. He has only $180 and a few Chinese bank accounts, but the only one he can access has $7 in it.

Doctors call the phenomenon transient global amnesia, which is triggered by physical or emotional trauma and can last for months. Read more at The Desert Sun.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. happened before
    the guy may not have spoken it before, but he for sure has heard it before, otherwise this cannot happen
    that’s why it’s possible to have someone speak a language that he never knew in a hypnosis show

  2. It really is not correct to post Tabloid like articles on a site like this. There is a real story and this is only the headlines. If you read the article in the link posted, he lived in Sweden for several years & speaks the language.