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Mystery surrounds Polish man with amnesia

By T.K. Randall
April 4, 2015 · Comment icon 4 comments

Retrograde amnesia is a rare condition that results in memory loss. Image Credit: CC 2.0 Andrew Mason
Authorities have been appealing for assistance after the man walked in to the Polish Embassy in London.
A lot of people have migrated to the UK from mainland Europe over the last few years in the hopes of starting a new life, but for one man who wandered in to the embassy in London this week the move had been perhaps a little too overwhelming.

Sporting no identifying features aside from a distinctive tattoo of a flower on his arm, the man seemed unable to recall who he was or what he was doing there. The only thing he could remember was that he had a daughter and that he was from Poland.
"Due to his lack of memory, he was taken by London Ambulance Service to the hospital as a precaution," said a spokesman for Scotland Yard. "The man is able to state that he was born in Poland and may have travelled to London from Denmark within the past few days."

While total amnesia of this kind is very rare it has been known to happen from time to time, sometimes without warning. It is thought that the stresses of migrating to a new country may have contributed to the man's condition but it is likely that his memory will return on its own in time.

Source: Mail Online | Comments (4)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Foil Hat Ninja 9 years ago
No wonder he can't remember anything. It looks like half of his skull is missing.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Skep B 9 years ago
Surely this wouldn't be difficult to find out. Look for missing persons reports from Poland and Denmark that match his deion.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Zalmoxis 9 years ago
That is intriguing. Amnesia is a mysterious malfunction. They call it an illness, but I would describe it more like a mechanical failure of the brain. I would say that amnesia is loosely related to deja vu. When fatigued and stressed a great deal and when going without sleep for a prolonged period of time I can get pretty dumb, stumble over words or even forget obvious things. Although that is not really amnesia, I can understand the frustration of forgetting something.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Harry_Dresden 9 years ago
It's not like this dude is gonna end up in a lost and found box. Sooner or latter they'll know who he is.


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