Missing NYC Schoolteacher In City Section
Written by Bwog Staff
| Photo via nytimes.com
At the beginning of the semester, we posted a link about a missing schoolteacher from Hamilton Heights. The teacher, Hannah Emily Upp, was rescued in New York Harbor a few weeks later, but was profiled in the Times’ City Section yesterday due to the unusual circumstances of her disappearance.
Upp has a form of amnesia called dissociative fugue which causes people to forget their identities. As the Times article points out, most are familiar with dissociative fugue only because it is the condition that afflicted Matt Damon in “The Bourne Ultimatum.”
Upp cannot piece together the three weeks of her life when she was missing, but has declined to discuss her situation with the media thus far other than the Times. In Upp’s words, “Maybe people I’ve never met and never will meet will think I’m crazy, but maybe it’s better than going on Oprah, you know?”