Sunday, October 09, 2011

Forest Boy Is A Hoax


This has been a busy week for Forest Boy. An elderly couple from Switzerland say they are the boy's grandparents and have offered to take a DNA test to prove who they say they are. Unfortunately for them Forest Boy refuses to do the same. In fact, Forest Boy refuses to do much or say much of anything except his first name and his age. Police in Germany and people assigned to his case now suspect his entire story is a hoax, but they have no idea where he came from or what to do with him. Apparently Forest Boy's tent and all his equipment were almost all brand news and not been used much. No one can find the grave of his father and no one can find records of a woman dying in a car accident at the time he said it happened. I wonder though if something did happen to his parents. If the Swiss couple are really his grandparents then maybe something did happen to his parents and maybe that sent him careening down this path he is on. I mean as much publicity as this 17 year old has had around the world you would think whatever relatives he has would show up at some point. Maybe this couple is all he has left.

13 comments:

*Miss_P* said...

The only place I have read about this story is on here! Not noticed anything about it in the UK press.

Anonymous said...

Not in the Danish press either. But the story is creepy. Maybe it's the picture.

Oceansandsun said...

I think I saw it on Gawker? It seems like a hoax since there is no evidence and the kid seems shady.

karen said...

Nobody here in Germany covers that story. The first time I've heard about this is here. So what 'world wide' press coverage are you talking about, Enty?

Beth said...

I actually first read about it on The Guardian or BBC site. Google it. You'll find more stuff.

Jeans Addiction said...

The first time I read about this was on Gawker, and there have been links to the Daily Mail and Sydney Herald. I think most major news outlets are not following the story is because it reeked of being a hoax from the start. I don't think this "kid" is actually 17. But most likely a youthful looking adult pretending for attention. Which could explain why he refuses to meet these "grandparents" who are claiming him and why no relatives have come out of the woodwork either.

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.robert said...

I decided it was a hoax back when the picture there of him came out and it looks like it was done in MS Paint.

I know it has nothing to do with anything but why is the only available image so very bad? did they get the UFO/Bigfoot photographer's to take it?

FrenchGirl said...

i never heard his story except here and who cares?

Ms Cool said...

LOL @ .Robert

hotchacha said...

It has always seemed like a hoax to me, which is fine. But I'd just hate for it to be a kind of hoax that's an ad for something like the Blair Witch Project or some lame international reality competition with a Maury Povich baby daddy DNA angle. That would chafe.

bluebonnetmom said...

The whole story is a lie.

ChrisO said...

It's been covered in the Irish press too.

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