|Retrograde Amnesia, Benjamin Kyle|
|Wednesday, 02 September 2009 00:00|
Re: Retrograde Amnesia, Benjaman Kyle
Around 6 a.m. on August 31, 2004, a man now living under the name Benjaman Kyle was discovered behind a Burger King at the intersection of Interstate 95 and Hwy 17 in Richmond Hill, Georgia. He was found by the managers of the restaurant lying on the ground inside the brick wall enclosing the Burger King dumpsters, in a space between the dumpsters that is accessed by a walk-though used for trash disposal. The dumpster enclosure was behind the Burger King in an area hidden from view from all directions except from the restaurant parking lot. Kyle was badly beaten, unconscious, naked, and covered with red ant bites. Prolonged exposure to the sun had left him sunburned. He was assumed homeless and taken to a hospital for treatment. Officers who searched the scene found no clothes or wallet to identify the man. According to the manager of the Burger King, there were no weapons found at the scene and there was no sign of a struggle. Paramedics reported that there were three depressions in his head, that may indicate blows by a blunt object. When found, he had no memory of who he was, and did not even recognize his own face. He was legally blind with cataracts, indicating he may have been without medical care for some time before he was assaulted. Initially, he was known as BK because he was discovered on the premises of a Burger King. Since then, he has chosen to live under the name Benjaman Kyle and insists that his real first name is Benjaman.
Kyle is Caucasian and appears to be in his 50s or 60s. He is 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m) tall and weighs 240 pounds (110 kg). He has graying hair with a receding hairline, and blue-green eyes. He has no tattoos or piercings. He has the following scars: at the base of his throat, likely from a cervical discetomy, two parallel surgical scars, likely from reparative surgery for broken elbow (XRays of pins on file with NCIC), and a small round puncture type scar on the left side of his chin, possibly from a drained abscess.
Above: Age regression photos created by the Dr. Phil show.
Kyle has memories of Indianapolis as a child, including the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, the Woolworth's on the Circle, and the Indiana Theater showing movies in Cinerama. He remembers Crown Hill Cemetery, though not its name; the Scottish Rite Cathedral; and the White River when "it was mostly just a dumping ground." He also remembers grilled cheese sandwiches for a quarter and glasses of milk for a nickel at the Indiana State Fair, and that he might possibly have had 2-3 brothers.
Kyle also has memories of the area around the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has detailed memories of the subscription the library has to Restaurants and Institutions; the library has had a subscription since the 1920s. He also remembers the Round the Corner Restaurant on the Hill restaurant, and the Flatirons and Fox Theaters near the Boulder campus. It is believed that Kyle could have lived in Boulder as early as the 1970s.
During an October 16, 2008 interview on the television show of Dr. Phil McGraw, he recollected some minor memories he has, such as having brothers, being 10 years older than Michael Jackson (giving him a possible birth date of August 29, 1948), being around restaurant equipment, and that he attended a Catholic School. Through hypnosis, he has recalled a partial Social Security number 3X5-44-XXXX, consistent with the states of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Benjaman Kyle has an unusually detailed knowledge of restaurant operation and food preparation equipment, leading to the belief that he may have once worked in these industries.
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