Discussion in 'Benjaman Kyle' started by believe09, Aug 6, 2008.
I am not ignoring you. :blowkiss: I just can't go into detail right now is all.
No rush - since it's past midnight in Denmark - I really need to go to bed now
No, I didn't know that. I just started reading this while watching the Phil show. It will take awhile to get caught up. I just can't believe I never heard of him until I found websleuths..I go to Savannah at least once a month. Can he go to the hospital and just look at his records without taking copies...his nurse friend could go with him and help interpret results etc.? I know the attack could have been the traumatic event that led to amnesia but it could also have been what led him to Savannah in the first place...something in his past. I have so many questions. The Social Security issue is sad. Poor man.
You are very intuitive-yup he can do that. I don't know how hard it would be to read about how not only was he beaten and robbed, but those who were caring for him thought he was a bum who probably got rolled...so to my knowledge there were no dumpster searches done for his belongings, and the hotels around the area were not checked for disappearing guests until many years later when there was no way to determine if he had been a businessman in town. Even stolen and abandoned cars are auctioned every six months, so there was no way to try and get a list of cars that were found stripped or just parked somewhere. I checked that one myself, lol.
Once his labs came back as pristine, showing absolutely NO alcohol or drug abuse did the light start to dawn that he was probably not the average homeless dude found naked behind a BK...
I'm so glad he is getting this national exposure. I thought the show was interesting. Not quite the angle I had expected, but interesting. Believe, now that the show has been aired will we have access to any additional behind the scenes information which we may not have been privy to earlier? Such as the diocese/possible area in Indianapolis they have 'narrowed'.
I found it interesting the show mentioned little on his memories of Colorado and that he seemed pretty 'certain' he shared a birth date with Michael Jackson but was exactly 10 years older than him to the day.
I pray they get some legitimate leads and they additional assistance offered pans out. Will we be privy to what that might be? Just curious.
It was also interesting to put a face to NB.
The show doesn't go out here until 7 p.m. EST so I haven't seen it, but I can't believe that for the sake of $800 the show didn't pay up to get those medical records released if they could have contained identifying information, e.g., the serial number of his medical implant (or perhaps they explored that avenue using their own searches, I don't know).
I recalled him mentioning a birthdate on the show that he said he just "knew" (intuition) I wonder if it has been ran? I do not remember the date however I remember him stating the date was exactly 10 years to the date of Michael Jacksons birthday.
Cubby we posted at the same time, sorry about duplication!
The date would be 29 August 1948 (ten years before MJJ).
I flat out asked the FBI if we could help out with vetting leads....I figured it was worth putting out there.
The stuff around the show is a little different because there is a confidentiality agreement in place for 6 months after the contract is signed, IIRC.
Interesting. I hope if he is ID'D that won't be confidential, lol.
Interesting comments on Dr. Phils column. A few that he resembles George Bush... I see no resemblence whatsover to our president. A few locals to the Indy area putting out some feelers - which is nice.
Hopefully they will do a follow up show.
He seems like a very nice man. I pray this exposure will bring him closer to people who love him and can fill in the blank pages in his past. I do wish Dr. Phil had placed more focus on him and talked less himself...There were often times that he opened his mouth to reply or add something and Dr. P or other guests over ran him and he was unable to say what he wished to say....
I agree. I noticed that too. Though, I think Dr. Phils show would have to be more focused on the amnesia than a missing persons investigation.
I recorded Dr. Phil and if you want me to upload it here, I can do it at some point tomorrow. Just let me know.
From watching him on the show, when he said that he went to Georgia to see the ocean, I got the feeling that he was dealing with something very traumatic at the time he was beaten and left for dead. Perhaps he had a wife or child die and that's why no one has missed him? It seems like there would be other family members that would report him missing but perhaps he got divorced and became homeless afterwards and no one reported him missing because they suspect he is on the streets somewhere. He could have become depressed from a divorce or death in the family and ended up homeless as a result.
He is an educated man and seems like he would have had a white collar type job so he is not the stereotypical homeless person but not all of the homeless are alcoholics and drug addicts.
I agree Phil did too much talking and not enough listening. We could have learned more from Benjaman . But I guess it's Phil's show and at least Benjaman was on there - hopefully it will find the answers to who he really is.
I LOVE YOU....really, lol.
I had never heard of Benjaman until I saw the notice at the top of the forum, and of course I made sure I watched Dr. Phil today. What an incredible story. The Social Security aspect made me furious - surely there is a Senator or Congressperson from Georgia who would be willing to go to bat for him? I skimmed this thread and saw something about confidentiality - I hope that would not stop someone from posting to his forum if he is identified???
I am trying to imagine how he feels about the fact that, as stated on the show, there might be some traumatic event that triggered the amnesia. How frightened he must be at some level, with the thought of what that traumatic event might be. Not having a mustache any more really changed the way he looks - at least to me - have pix been put up somewhere without the mustache?
I will keep Benjaman in my heart and in my thoughts and hope that he does find answers to his past - and that those answers will not harm him in any way.
Thank you WS for putting the info on the show up there and letting me know about it. Now I want to go back and read all the threads about him.
Oh man-as overwhelming as it would be, I wish you all could speak with him...the things he knows about he knows. If you start him on restaurants, he is like a savant-building construction, food, cleanliness of the bathroom (a nod to you BK) it is something else.
Patty - I would be ever so grateful if you would :blowkiss:
I will work on it tonight and upload it in the morning as I am uploading NG videos at the moment.
I missed it today and was soooo upset when I remembered around 8 o'clock tonight! :doh: I'd watch it this weekend if you get a chance to upload it. I'd appreciate it. :blowkiss: