A strange news story emerged this week. Am English-speaking boy named Ray, who is 17 years old, wandered out of a forest in Germany. He had a mysterious tale for authorities, telling them his father had taken him into the wilderness after his mother died, and that the father and son had spent five years living in huts and tents in the forest. Then his father died, and the boy had buried him in a shallow grave and then followed the advice his father had given him before his death, to follow his compass north. He wandered for two weeks before reaching Berlin. Authorities are now looking for more information about who the boy is.
As the reader who sent this article to me pointed out, the story has some interesting parallels to Iron John (the Grimm fairy tale and the book).
A movie and book deal cannot be far behind–the kid must have an incredibly interesting story to tell.
Read: Mystery of English-Speaking Boy Who Lived in German Forest for 5 Years (@Fox News)
Hat tip to Colin O. for the link.