Oct. 16, 2013
July 18, 2013
The fictional character Jason Bourne is a covert intelligence operative who survives an intense mind control “reprogramming” process to become a government assassin. After being shot while on an assassination mission, he forgets his identity and tries to rediscover his true past. That’s the storyline of the Bourne series of motion pictures.
Last week, a possible real-life Jason Bourne awoke in a motel room. While his I.D. revealed he was a U.S. Navy veteran named Michael Boatwright, he awoke without any memory of being able to speak English whatsoever. He now speaks Swedish and insists his name is Johan Ek.
When he looks in the mirror, he doesn’t recognize his own face, and he has no memory of his past.
“The guy Michael — it wasn’t me. I’m still Johan,” he said through a translator, as reported by MyDesert.com.
When Michael Boatright was discovered in the hotel room, he had, “…a duffel bag of casual athletic clothes, a backpack, five tennis rackets, two cell phones, some cash, a set of old photos and four forms of identification: a passport, California identification card, veteran’s medical card and a Social Security card.”