Finding Benjaman – Who is Benjaman Kyle?

On September 16, 2015 Benjaman has announced that his family members have been found.

Στις 15 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015 ο Benjaman ανακοίνωσε πως βρέθηκαν συγγενικά του πρόσωπα.

MY IDENTITY HAS BEEN FOUND! It is now the start of the eleventh year since this began and I never thought this day would come. A little over two months ago I was informed by CeCe Moore that that they had established my Identity using DNA. Many people had shared their DNA profiles so that they could be compared with mine. Through a process of elimination they determined my ancestral bloodline and who my relatives were. A DNA test taken by a close relative has confirmed that we are related. I have been in contact with them and plan on visiting them next week. I will soon have a Social Security card and a new Florida ID card. I am reserving my new name for now until I have met my new found relatives.

I wish to thank all of my friends who have supported me over the years with a big thank you to the people who have helped me with this mess.

Το 2004 βρέθηκε πίσω από ένα εστιατόρειο Burger King ένας άντρας χωρίς ρούχα, χωρίς ταυτότητα, χωρίς αναμνήσεις. Τον είχαν ληστέψει και από τα χτυπήματα στο κεφάλι έπαθε αμνησία. Οι γιατροί θεωρούν ότι δεν πρόκειται να επανέλθει η μνήμη του ποτέ (50 First Dates, Bourne Identity, Memento). Επέλεξε το όνομα Benjaman Kyle και τα τελευταία 10 χρόνια προσπαθεί να ανακαλύψει ποιος είναι. Δεν έχει ταυτότητα και Social Security Number (το αντίστοιχο του ΑΜΚΑ) και έτσι δεν μπορεί να πιάσει νόμιμα δουλειά, δεν μπορεί ούτε καν να μείνει σε καταφύγιο για άστεγους. Το παραπάνω ντοκυμανταίρ το έφτιαξε ο John Wikstrom σπουδαστής του Florida State University Film School.

In 2004, Benjaman Kyle woke up outside of a Burger King in Georgia without any clothes, any ID, or any memories. Benjaman was diagnosed with Retrograde Amnesia, also known as the “Hollywood Amnesia”: where you wake up remembering nothing (think the Bourne Identity, 50 First Dates, etc). Benjaman couldn’t remember who he was, and with no ID, couldn’t find out. The trouble was, authorities couldn’t identify him either. Local and state police tried their hardest, but Benjaman remained a mystery.

In 2007, the FBI became involved, but could not identify him: making him the only US citizen in History listed as missing despite his whereabouts being known. Benjaman can’t remember who he is, and not even the US government can tell him: leaving him without an identity, and without a social security number.

Without a social security number, Benjaman can’t get hired or even stay in a homeless shelter. In other words, there’s nothing he can do. He’s trapped in a loophole that nobody anticipated. Only legislation on the national level will allow Benjaman to work and have a place to stay.

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