Monday, September 19, 2011

German "forest boy" emerges in Berlin- UPDATED

From the Daily Mail:
The first words of Germany's mystery English-speaking ‘forest boy’, who is is said to have lived rough for five years, were: 'I'm alone in the world. I don't know who I am. Please help me.' The teenager, known only as Ray and believed to be about 17 years of age, made his heartbreaking plea to German guards after walking out of the wilderness and presenting himself at Berlin City Hall.

‘He has indicated that he would be far more comfortable on the forest floor and would prefer to return there to sleep,’ the source added. The boy claimed that his father - identified only as Ryan - had taken him into the woods south of Berlin after his mother, Doreen, died in a car crash. Now detectives have begun a search for the grave, or any other place where Ryan’s body might be lying. The boy is unable to tell them exactly where he buried his father, but claimed he ‘followed his compass northwards’.

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This is a crazy story. A boy aged ~17 (estimated) showed up in Berlin recently claiming that he's been living with his dad in the German forests for at least the last 5 years. He claims his name is Ray but doesn't know his last name, or much else. He speaks fluent English and rudimentary German the article(s) say. Also weird is that he says his mother died approximately 5 years ago, and at that point went to live in the forest with his father who also recently died. Ray claims to have buried his father in the forest "due south" of Berlin, but efforts to find the grave thus far have proved unsuccessful. After examining him, authorities in Berlin claim that he doesn't appear to be abused in any way, is in good general health and appears to be telling the truth.

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