In the early 18th century, near the town of Hamlmen in Germany, a boy of about 12 years of age was captured. He did not speak or eat bread, eating only grass and vegetables. Rumors of the “wild child” reached King George of England, who decided to bring the boy to England. Thus began the story of Wild Peter.
Upon arrival in England, Wild Peter became a court favorite, but never learned to speak intelligibly. He attracted the interest of many scientists and philosophers. The Scottish Lord Moboddo considered his story a brief sketch of the history of progress, and the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau saw Peter as a model of an unspoiled man.
German naturalists and scientists have studied all the documents related to the story of Wild Peter and concluded that he was not raised in an animal society, like Mowgli, but lived among humans shortly before his capture. However, where he came from in 18th century Germany remains a mystery.
One hundred years after Wild Peter’s story, another mysterious child was caught in Nuremberg. On May 26, 1828, the police apprehended a strange young man in rags who could barely speak and scribbled his name – Kaspar Hauser – on a piece of paper.
Kaspar Hauser spent many years in a dark room, completely isolated from the outside world. He could see in the dark like a cat and had incredible abilities, but he didn’t know simple things like milk, fire, and distance to an object. He was sure his father was a soldier and he wanted to be one.
There was speculation that Kaspar Hauser was the heir to the reigning house of Baden and was disposed of in favor of another heir. Renowned lawyer Anselm von Feuerbach took up his case, but Kaspar died from a wound on his forehead that he said was inflicted on him by a masked man. The authorities conducted a thorough investigation but were never able to establish where Kaspar Hauser had come from.
In August 1887, two children with green skin, oriental-type eyes, and wearing clothes sewn from an incomprehensible material emerged from a cave near Baña, Spain. The boy soon died, and the girl survived, learned Spanish and later she told that they came from “a country where there is no sun”, once there a hurricane struck, picked them up and carried them to this cave….
In 1942, a strange and more than “suspicious” man was shot as a “German agent” in the Caucasus. He was discovered by accident, when the head of a column of Soviet troops suddenly for the “agent” came out from behind a bend. The “suspicious” man rushed to escape, but the soldiers were more nimble.
He looked extremely unusual – as if he was the result of genetic engineering, with the help of which his body had been slightly modified. A hairy body – but not a Bigfoot, but – really a man! They tried to interrogate him, but the captured man was more shocked by what was happening than the Red Army soldiers who caught him. The information reached us thanks to a military doctor who examined the body after the shooting….
In 1954 in Japan after the popular unrest during the passport control detained one such strange citizen. His documents were in perfect order, except for one detail.
The passport was issued by the never-existed state of Tuared! At a press conference, the outraged “Tuared” claimed that his country was in Africa between Mauritania and French Sudan (not to be confused with the more eastern Sudan), and was shocked when he was shown a map showing Algeria in place of most of the Tuared.
There is no Tuareda in the 1950s maps, nor in earlier maps, nor in later maps (as we now know), although the place indicated by the “citizen of Tuareda” is indeed inhabited by the Tuareg people. The difference, as it is easy to see, is only one letter, but the Tuaregs existing “in our reality” have never had their sovereignty in the foreseeable past, so will the Tuaregs really create their own state in the future?
Or not in the future, but, for example, in a parallel world?