Teen Girl Wakes Up From Coma, Can Speak German Fluently

April 15, 2010

Croatia (ChattahBox) – A 13-year-old girl who went into a coma woke up able to speak fluent German, and unable to speak her own native language.

The unnamed girl, who comes from the town of Knin, had just begun to study German before an accident sent her into a coma.

Though she had been shaky in the basic language when she went under, when she came back out of the coma she was fluent in German, and could no longer understand or speak Croatian.

The case is a strange one that has stunned doctors, who say that head trauma can cause any number of effects that are difficult to gauge.

“In earlier times this would have been referred to as a miracle, we prefer to think that there must be a logical explanation – its just that we haven’t found it yet,” Dr. Mijo Milas, a psychiatric expert consulted about the case, said.

“There are references to cases where people who have been seriously ill and perhaps in a coma have woken up being able to speak other languages – sometimes even the Biblical languages such as that spoken in old Babylon or Egypt – at the moment though any speculation would remain just that – speculation – so it’s better to continue tests until we actually know something.”

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5 Responses to “Teen Girl Wakes Up From Coma, Can Speak German Fluently”

  1. Old Man Dotes on April 15th, 2010 11:52 am

    Considering the things that have been documented as going awry in hospitals, I’d go directly to checking that the staff didn’t mix up a German head-trauma patient with a Croatian head-trauma patient.

  2. olivia on April 15th, 2010 2:14 pm

    Old Man Dotes – I swear to God, if that turns out to be what happened I am buying you a cookie for calling it.

  3. Heather on April 15th, 2010 2:42 pm

    This could be explained easily, if anyone were to read “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.”

    Very interesting. Too bad the person doing the “testing” is a psychiatrist, known for quelling artistic and imaginative situations before they get too wondrous.

  4. Ellene on April 17th, 2010 1:40 am

    I believe she was German or spoke fluent German in a past life. That would explain it. It would be interesting to have language experts analyze her speech patterns and the dialect she speaks etc.

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