Remarkable Story: Missing Man With Amnesia Walks, Hitchhikes Over 1,000 Miles Home
A man who disappeared on vacation in New Hampshire turned up two weeks later, one-thousand miles from where he began. Seventy-two-year old Hugh Armstrong was out for a walk when he fell down a ravine and hit his head. When he woke, he couldn’t remember his name but thought that he might know someone in Asheville, North Carolina, so he started walking there! Armstrong traveled over 1,000 miles, hitching rides and doing odd jobs along the way. He would hear familiar names and begin to get pieces of his memory back.
Police picked him up 240 miles from his home and identified him by the initials on his wedding band. Luckily, he is now back home with his family.
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