Boys Wanders Out of German Forest After Five Years in the Wilderness

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.


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Haden September 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Or the whole thing is a farce. I’m not sure I buy the fact that he can’t remember where his family comes from, or his last name. A bit odd, if you ask me.

Bryan Schatz September 19, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Pretty fascinating if it is true. Would love to hear the whole story whenever it comes out.

Brian September 20, 2011 at 8:09 pm

By the beard of Zeus!!!

mako September 23, 2011 at 11:46 pm

I am 50 and still live in huts and tents in the wilderness.

Mira n June 16, 2012 at 5:33 am

it is a lie he was 20 and never lived in a forest father still living when he dissapeared

Dean February 6, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Mystery ‘forest boy’ identified as Dutch runaway…

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