I've been following the recent British news story about the canoeist who went missing over five years ago and went to a local police station and turned himself in as a missing person claiming he's suffering from amnesia... This story is unfolding like quite a soap opera:
Missing 5 years, he cites amnesia (Tues., Dec. 4, 2007)
'Dead' canoeist arrested for fraud: Pictured with wife in 2006 (Wed., Dec 5, 2007)
John Darwin's sons say they were 'victims of a scam' (Thurs., Dec 6, 2007)
Canoeist mystery: new twist as son disappears (Thurs., Dec 6, 2007)
I swear no news story has captivated my interest quite like this one since the Hans Island feud between Denmark and Canada back in 2005.
At any rate, I believe this whole story is proof positive that sometimes the truth truly is stranger than fiction.
The plot thickens...
Canoe man used fake name 'John Jones' (Fri., Dec 7, 2007)
Like father, like sons...
John Darwin's sons in hiding (Fri. Dec 7, 2007)
Apparently the dude has been going all "Anne Frank" on us... although something tells me his diary wouldn't be/isn't as compelling as Anne Frank's was.
Police plea over missing canoeist (Mon. Dec. 10, 2007)
Oh and when I read about the police asking for photos of a "bearded Darwin" I thought to myself that would make for an interesting band name.... As in, "Did you hear the Amnesiac Dead Canoeists are opening for the Bearded Darwins this weekend?"