DailyDirt: Mystery Men With No Memories

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Every so often, there are intriguing stories of a man who speaks multiple languages, waking up with complete memory loss, and carrying no paperwork or identification on them. Sometimes these men are well-dressed when they're found. Sometimes they've been mugged or beaten, but not always. Doctors can't tell if these men are faking amnesia. Police can't figure out identities from fingerprints if they have no criminal records. Here are just a few examples of these mysterious men called John Doe. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 9th, 2014 @ 6:13pm

    and the tech connection is?...

     

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    art guerrilla (profile), Apr 9th, 2014 @ 6:20pm

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    checksum error in the wetware ?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 9th, 2014 @ 6:23pm

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    Maybe it has something to do with an unsolved mystery that tech may fix with enough time?

    Or perhaps it's just interesting like most of the "Daily Dirt" articles are. I dunno...

     

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    Vic, Apr 9th, 2014 @ 6:28pm

    Oh, look, the man in Oslo has been ID-ed (report from today)!

     

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    Wally (profile), Apr 9th, 2014 @ 7:05pm

    Response to: Anonymous Coward on Apr 9th, 2014 @ 6:13pm

    More than you know...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 9th, 2014 @ 7:12pm

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    I'm sure it does, i just can't remember.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 9th, 2014 @ 7:49pm

    Aliens!!!! I knew it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 9th, 2014 @ 8:04pm

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    That's what the aliens want you to believe. Don't be fooled!!!!

     

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    Harry Fudd, Apr 9th, 2014 @ 8:53pm

    I know exactly what happened to this guy....it's scary

    He was found in what sounds like a park (Discovery Park) with some ties to the military it sounds like.
    Please listen to this you tube video about how this is going on all around us and not being reported. Scary.
    He's one of the lucky ones to be found alive. Most victims(the few that are found) are dis-oriented and don't know how they got to where they were finally found

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-dbwe0Olm0

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 10th, 2014 @ 5:07am

    They were warned about going to Rekall, must have been a schizoid embolism.

     

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    Gaurav Dutt, Apr 10th, 2014 @ 5:30am

    The Oslo guy will definitely be someone related with CIA otherwise how on earth anyone know that much language unless he's a secret agent

     

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    Clark, Apr 10th, 2014 @ 6:37am

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    Mormon?

     

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    Jake, Apr 10th, 2014 @ 2:44pm

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    Czech and Slovak are so similar that they'd be considered one language if the two countries didn't have a relationship not unlike the English and the Welsh, and Russian and English are both commonly taught in schools there. It's just as likely the guy works as a tour guide in Prague.

     

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    Anonymous, Apr 10th, 2014 @ 3:29pm

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    Perhaps government experimentation or extraterrestrial abduction?

     

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