tetsoushima: [www.filmoria.co.uk image 390x116][a.abcnews.com image 640x360]Time travel is a biatch.
Snort: This is a hoax.
XanthPrime: Snort: This is a hoax.LinkA few years ago, a Website called Websleuths began pouring in hours into the Benjaman Kyle story, trying to solve the case. One day, a moderator proclaimed, it was a hoax- due to some discrepancies between the reports of how he was found. Here's a quote from Neil Forsyth's article in The Guardian."In 2007 Kyle became one of the site's most popular cases until, on 3 April, Griffith posted a 350-word entry claiming that she and others had evidence Kyle wasn't beaten and so was a fraud. The 18-page discussion that followed contained two pieces of apparent evidence. The first was that Richmond Hill police had told a Websleuths member Kyle was not unconscious when found and was able to talk but chose not to do so.However, Harold Copus, an investigator with more than a decade's experience as an FBI case manager, who was brought in by the Dr Phil show to look into Kyle's story, supports his version of events. "I spoke to the EMTs [paramedics], Burger King staff and responding police officers. Not only was Kyle unconscious when he was found, they thought he was dead." Copus confirms that Kyle's fingerprints have been checked against the FBI's files on both criminal and civil cases, the most comprehensive search possible. Kyle also cooperated with a linguist (who agreed that a midwest background was likely) and Copus talks about taking Kyle to an "expensive doctor in Atlanta" who reviewed "Kyle's medical situation from the moment he was found".In my own research for the documentary, I tried to obtain the original police reports from the Richmond Hill Police Department. Sadly, they no longer exist. And when you do look at the information provided by websleuths, there do seem to be differences between the stories, but more disturbingly, the original report is gone.Because of the strange circumstances of the case, proper care was not taken on the crime scene, or for the subsequent paperwork. To this day, it is used as an example to police t ...
Snort: a fresh start and now notoriety
xcv: No mention of how the websleuths board considers this to be a hoax? Part of their claim is that the initial police report, medical exam and interview with responding officer all claim there was no sign of physical injury on Kyle while he keeps playing up the 'near death,' serious injury aspect in the documentaries.
Null Pointer: This guy did an AMA on reddit awhile back.There were multiple redditors that remember seeing someone similar working as a maintenance man for Waffle House.Ben Kyle never responded to those questions/comments. Others are following up on the clues.Link to AMA on reddit
WarszawaScream: That's mentioned in TFA, and there's a blurb about how he worked at a kitchen and 'instinctually' knew how to repair and operate things there, so he thinks the Reddit folks are onto something.
special20: WarszawaScream: That's mentioned in TFA, and there's a blurb about how he worked at a kitchen and 'instinctually' knew how to repair and operate things there, so he thinks the Reddit folks are onto something.Or it could be that he simply has an aptitude for mechanical systems, which could also mean he's a self taught software developer, for instance. So I don't think they are on to something, personally. On to a rabbit hole, sure...
gingerjet: FTFA They aren't eligible for health insurance, can't pay rent or get a driver's license.Why? All he needs is a job to pay rent. And all he needs to do is to prove he can drive to get a license.He has been told that because of the presumption that he was given a Social Security number at some point, he cannot get another one.Bullshiat. People get a new SSN all the time due to identity theft./I'm sympathetic to the guy but the article is poorly researched
ReapTheChaos: Snort: This is a hoax.Well I guess that settles that. After all, if it's posted on an internet forum then it must be true.
Snort: This case sets off my stink meter.
Smoky Dragon Dish: Did anybody even stop to consider that he's bat shiat farking crazy? The reason that no one claims him is because of that fact? That he does know who he is?
brantgoose: Isn't that an old Scott Thompson character?Must have escaped from his repertoire.You know the one I mean.
Cybernetic: TFA doesn't say if they've ever run his DNA through CODIS. It won't ID him if he doesn't have a criminal record, but it might provide a pointer to a relative.
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