[11], A geographical comparison between Kyle's Y-DNA results and the YHRD Y Users Group database showed a somewhat close match in southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma, but the U.S. coverage in this database is sparse and includes only Y-DNA haplotypes. He was born on August 29, 1948, in Lafayette, Indiana, and was raised there. King suggested that Kyle's amnesia dates from August 31, 2004. He had detailed memories of the subscription the University of Colorado Boulder's Norlin Library had to Restaurants & Institutions. [4], Kyle believed he was passing through Richmond Hill, either on U.S. Route 17 or Interstate 95 in late August 2004. He came up with the surname "Kyle" from his police and hospital placeholder name. There were no reports of stolen vehicles in the area and local restaurants and hotels did not encounter any individuals matching Kyle's description. [11][16] Based on these results, in March 2010 an almost perfect DNA match was discovered in the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation database with a Davidson of Scottish ancestry, a grandson of Robert Holden Davidson (b. ", "History and Economic Impact of Sales Tax", "Tips roll in for amnesia victim; no ID yet", "Big Thompson Canyon July 31- Aug. 1, 1976", "Benjaman Kyle - MY IDENTITY HAS BEEN FOUND! [8] In 2011, with help from Florida State Representative Mike Weinstein, Kyle was able to obtain a legal, government-issued Florida Legacy ID. A more comprehensive autosomal DNA test by 23andMe relating to mixed-gender family lines reveals a large number of matches with ancestry in the western Carolinas, eastern Tennessee, northern Alabama, and northern Georgia. In March 2011, Kyle was the subject of a student documentary from Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts by filmmaker John Wikstrom. T On August 31, 2004, he was found naked and injured, without any possessions or identification, next to a dumpster behind a Burger King restaurant in Richmond Hill, Georgia. With Tenor, maker of GIF Keyboard, add popular Burger King Man animated GIFs to your conversations. 1885, Logan, Utah, d. 1946, Chico, California). On August 31, 2004, he was found naked and injured, without any possessions or identification, next to a dumpster behind a Burger King restaurant in Richmond Hill, Georgia.Between 2004 and 2015, neither he nor the authorities had determined his identity or background, despite searches that had included television . King in Atlanta. [21][22][23] Genetic testing suggested that he may have had the surname Powell or Davidson or have relatives with these names. Hypnosis suggested that Kyle had two or three brothers, whose names or faces he did not remember, but otherwise he could not recall any other people from his life. The film was invited to be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival and at the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival. He was empty-handed as he gave away all he had (1000$) to the woman that she claimed to use for the wedding. As of January 2015[update] he lived in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, in a 5-by-8-foot, air-conditioned shack provided by a benefactor. Through a process of elimination they determined my ancestral bloodline and who my relatives were. He was diagnosed with dissociative amnesia in 2007 by Jason A. AMA. [15] Based on Kyle's memories of the University of Colorado Boulder campus, it was hoped at the time that someone would respond to the articles to identify him. In 2012, an online petition was created on the We the People petitioning system on whitehouse.gov, [12] Many of his memories he cannot describe in words and are at the tip of his tongue. [1], Kyle appeared on the Dr. Phil show on the October 16, 2008, episode "Who am I". With the rediscovery of his Social Security number, he has again become eligible for employment and has received public assistance. Kyle says he has been met with skepticism about the case.[6]. [1], On September 16, 2015, Kyle announced that his real identity had been found, including identifying his name and close family members.[1][10]. After the incident, no criminal investigation was opened by Richmond Hill police until a friend inquired with the department in 2007. Kyle's story appeared in a report on News4Jax, which caught the attention of a local business owner who subsequently employed Kyle as a dishwasher. [1] The nurse helped support Kyle financially while he earned about $100 a month mostly doing yard work. [citation needed] He also remembered grilled cheese sandwiches for a quarter and glasses of milk for a nickel at the Indiana State Fair. Share the best GIFs now >>> With Tenor, maker of GIF Keyboard, add popular Burger King Man animated GIFs to your conversations. [18], Colleen Fitzpatrick attempted to create a family tree for Kyle, and based on DNA tests, cousins were identified from the western Carolinas who collaborated with her to try to determine his identity. #Burger-King-Man-On-Plane; #Burger-King; #Fast-Food; #burgers #70s; #Burger-King; #Looking; #eyes; #thedangerbeard . These efforts included: In July 2009, a search was being made by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for Kyle's Vietnam draft registration, based on his birthdate and his physical characteristics. The video obtained by . A video posted online shows a man wearing a paper Burger King crown getting kicked off an American Airlines flight for calling other passengers the N-word. He later found out she was fake, there was never any meeting. . A gap of more than 20 years in his life history still remains without any documented records. A man in a paper Burger King crown hurled racist slurs at a fellow passenger on a New York-bound JetBlue flight, after accusing her of taking his seat and kneeing him in the stomach, videos show. Kyle moved to Jacksonville, Florida, traveling on foot, in order to be filmed for a documentary. [6] The earlier date was based on his memory that he arrived during the construction of the Pearl Street Mall in the downtown area, and shortly after the Big Thompson Canyon flood[31] that occurred on July 31 August 1, 1976. The plane was leaving Kingston, Jamaica and on its way to the John F . A MAN in a Burger King crown sparked a mass brawl on a JetBlue flight this week after repeatedly calling fellow passengers the N-word. [15] Kyle reported having memories of the controversy surrounding the construction of mass transit in Denver, at a time when the city still had no financing to proceed. Through the outreach involved with the film, Kent Justice of News4Jax (WJXT) ran a series on Kyle with the help of Florida Senator Mike Weinstein. He had no identity document and was recorded in hospital records as "Burger King Doe". Kyle had detailed knowledge of restaurant management and food preparation equipment, leading to the belief that he may have once worked in these industries. [2], He eventually said that he remembered his name was Benjaman, spelled with two 'a's, but said he could not recall his last name. He may also have been on the road because of Hurricane Charley, which had hit earlier that month.[5][6]. "Benjaman Kyle" was the alias chosen by an American man who had severe amnesia. [1], On August 31, 2004, at 5:00a.m., a Burger King employee in Richmond Hill, Georgia, found Kyle unconscious, naked, and sunburned behind a dumpster of the restaurant. Many people have shared their DNA profiles so that they may be compared with mine. In late 2015, genetic detective work, which had gone on for years, led to the discovery of his identity as William Burgess Powell, born August 29, 1948. More specific memories of Boulder placed Kyle there between 1976 and 1983. Some climb the seven highest mountains in the world. [2][3] He had three depressions in his skull that appeared to have been caused by blunt force trauma and he also had red ant bites on his body. Between 2004 and 2015, neither he nor the authorities had determined his identity or background, despite searches that had included television publicity and various other methods. [24], On September 16, 2015, Kyle announced on his Facebook page that his identity had been established by a team of adoption researchers led by CeCe Moore. The unidentified man, who is white and has light shoulder-length hair, was seen sitting in a seat aboard the plane as it was preparing to leave Jamaica for New York, according to TMZ. Oct 24, 2020. In February 2015, forensic genealogist Colleen Fitzpatrick reported that Kyle had cut off all contact with her just as she felt she was nearing a breakthrough. A reporter was able to find some Social Security records of him working in various jobs until 1983, after which no records could be found for the remaining period of more than 20 years before his discovery in 2004. This is Ryan Brewer, a diagnosed schizophrenic, who went on a one-way trip to Jamaica to meet and planned to marry a woman he met on facebook. The Granada closed in the mid-1950s. [25] Searching through Indianapolis area high school yearbook records came up empty, although records from that era are often incomplete. The later date was based on the year that the King Soopers grocery store chain merged with Kroger. The video obtained by TMZ shows the man, who is white and donning a cardboard Burger King crown in the clip, shouting racial slurs at the passenger before takeoff. A DNA test taken by a close relative has confirmed that we are related," Kyle wrote. He also appeared on local television networks across the country. [35] Dr. Phil McGraw paid for Kyle to seek a professional hypnotist in an effort to help him recover lost memories. A comparison of the whereabouts of the Powell and Davidson families revealed that members of both families were living in proximity in the Pacific Northwest in the early 1900s. [citation needed], Kyle also had memories of being in the Denver Metropolitan Area. but when its deadline expired on December 25, it had received only two-thirds of the number of signatures required to receive an official response. [32], The Orlando Sentinel reported on September 22 that Kyle had received a Florida identification card with the help of IDignity, an Orlando-based organization that helps the homeless and others obtain identification documents. A man captured on video disrupting a JetBlue flight and disrespecting a Black passenger and staff has been stripped of his flight privileges with the airline. [9] Several online petitions were created asking lawmakers to grant Kyle a new Social Security number. Although the RTD Bus & Light Rail system in Denver went into operation in 1994, public debate over the construction of the system dates back to about 1980, consistent with the time period of the other memories that Kyle has of Denver and Boulder.[30]. [24] When asked by doctors to recall the Presidents of the United States, he was able to recall only those from the 20th century. [7] Georgia Legal Services did not obtain medical records for Kyle because Memorial Health requested an $800 fee. The news of Kyle's identification received widespread coverage, including stories by the Orlando Sentinel, ABC News and New York's Daily News. The later date is based on his recollections of a 2% retail sales tax that was enacted by the State of Indiana in 1963,[28] and that the popular WLS Chicago radio station disc jockey Dick Biondi left the station that year over management issues. Upon seeing himself in the mirror for the first time, Kyle realized he was around 20 years older than he thought he was. A MAN in a Burger King crown sparked a mass brawl on a JetBlue flight this week after repeatedly calling fellow passengers the N-word. Last week we shared a viral video of a fight that broke out on a JetBlue flight after this white male passenger, wearing a Burger King crown, was yelling the N-Word and other insults at fellow passengers and crew after boarding a plane in Kingston. Nobody knows who I am. A man captured on video disrupting a JetBlue flight and disrespecting a Black passenger and staff has been stripped of his flight privileges with the airline. In March 2011, Kyle was approached by Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts graduate student John Wikstrom. He also remembered the Round the Corner Restaurant on The Hill, and the Flatirons and The Fox Theater near the Boulder campus. [29] This placed Kyle in Colorado in the late 1970s to early 1980s. 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In one video, near the start of the commotion, the man in the Burger King hat is seen sitting in an airplane seat screaming 'take your s** and get the f*** out of my seat'. He had cataracts in both eyes, and had corrective surgery nine months after he was found, when a charity raised enough money to pay for the operation. In 1976, he had cut ties with his family and abandoned his possessions, including his car and the trailer where he had been living. Fitzpatrick's efforts had not yet pinpointed his exact identity when he cut off communication with her. [34], On November 21, 2016, Kyle's true identity was revealed to be William Burgess Powell. No new leads were developed by the story, but he was able to find work and housing through the generosity of viewers. The unidentified man, who is white and has light shoulder-leng About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features NFL Sunday Ticket Press Copyright . A racist JetBlue passenger wearing a Burger King crown was caught on camera repeatedly using the n-word and shouting 'all of you guys on this plane are n****' just minutes after boarding a flight . He might be trying to be the first banned from the biggest airlines in the world. His family filed a missing persons report at the time, and police found he had moved to Boulder, Colorado, where he had moved on a whim with a coworker. His birth date turned out to be one of the details about his previous life he had been able to remember correctly. To help with Kyle's identification, Kingston's office sent DNA samples to the FBI's National Criminal Justice Information Services Division in West Virginia. Although it is unclear where and when the incident took place, the video has surfaced three-weeks after the same man was kicked . [6][24] Kyle had memories of Indianapolis as a child, including the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, the Woolworth's on the Circle, and the Indiana Theater showing movies in Cinerama. A friend contacted Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston for help with the case. Through Weinstein, and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Kyle was able to obtain a Legacy Identification Card to supplement the identity card he received when he was in Georgia. AMA /r/IAmA", "Benjaman Kyle Indianapolis Birth Announcements, 30 Aug 1948", "Powell Surname DNA Project by Jim Barrett", "Davidson/Davison/Davisson Research DNA Study Project", "I am Benjaman Kyle, an unidentified amnesiac with no memories, and the country's only "invisible person" without a SSN. The man reportedly became enraged and. He remembered Crown Hill Cemetery, although not its name, the Scottish Rite Cathedral, and the White River when "it was mostly just a dumping ground". Kyle took several DNA tests that offer clues to his origins. [1], Kyle's appearance on a Reddit AMA in 2012[12] and again in 2013[19] attracted several possible leads, most of which were disproven. A man launched into a racist tirade minutes after boarding JetBlue flight 1760 from Jamaica to New York on October 20. The film, entitled Finding Benjaman, was in part a description about his curious circumstances, and in part an appeal to action for local media groups and politicians. The JetBlue Racist Burger King, often called "Kingposting", refers to a viral video of an incident on a JetBlue flight in which a passenger in a paper Burger King crown shouted racial slurs against another passenger, who he claims kneed him in the stomach. He then shouts: 'Get that n**** b*** off the plane' before smirking. [8], For many years after his amnesia Kyle was homeless and had been unable to obtain employment as he was unable to remember his full Social Security number. There were a number of major efforts to identify Kyle by matching his fingerprints or DNA with that stored in various databases. [11][17] The fact that Kyle had several weak matches to Powells, with a single strong match to a Davidson, indicates a possible non-paternity event in the male line of his familythat is, an adoption, a name change, or an illegitimacy. [14] One event he does remember is reading about the September 11 attacks. [33] IDignity also assisted in establishing Kyle's identification. "Benjaman Kyle" was the alias chosen by an American man who had severe amnesia. [20], Kyle remembered that he was born 10 years before Michael Jackson and on the same day, giving him a possible birth date of August 29, 1948. While driving his truck in a yard, Kyle discovered that he still remembered how to drive a car. [6] Through hypnosis, he recalled a partial Social Security number 3X5-44-XXXX, consistent with numbers assigned in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana during the 1960s. [12], Kyle had nearly no memory of his life after the 1980s, including how he ended up in Georgia. Oct. 4, 2015, List of Babylon 5 characters Benjamin Kyle, Learn how and when to remove this template message, National Criminal Justice Information Services Division, University of North Texas Health Science Center, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, "Man with no memory tries to start new life", "DNA expert: Man without identity wants it that way", "Jacksonville man with no name wants government to give him one", "Man Lives Six Years without Knowing Who he is", "I am Benjaman Kyle, an amnesiac who woke up with no memories in 2004. [1], "A little over two months ago I was informed by CeCe Moore that that they had established my Identity using DNA. In October 2020, 4chan users meme'd his appearance, referring to him as "The King . [5] A DNA test revealed that Kyle shared significant amount of DNA with members of a family named Powell in the western Carolinas descendants of a 19th-century man named Abraham Lovely Powell. [6] The earlier date is based on his recognition of the Fountain Square Theater,[26] but not the Granada Theater[27] in the Fountain Square area of town. Can You Tell Him Who He Is? After discovering him, employees called the emergency services, and EMS took him to St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital in Savannah. [36][37], "Benjaman Kyle" in 2010 (later identified as William Burgess Powell in 2015), Los Angeles Times, "Man learns his true identity after having amnesia for 11 years". Newspaper articles were published in the Boulder Daily Camera on July 5, 2009, and in the Denver Post on July 7, 2009. [12], More specific memories placed him in Indianapolis between at least 1954 and 1963. [2] Two weeks later he was transferred to Memorial Health University Medical Center, where records state he was semiconscious. It was surmised that his legal name might be Davidson, but that in past generations, the family name was originally Powell. Based on his reactions to the mention of nuns during hypnosis, he may have been raised Catholic and may have attended Catholic schools. The "Royal Jerk" is still trying to leave Jamaica and still getting kicked off planes for using the N-Word.
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