Have you every heard of Foreign Accent Syndrome?
Neither have I, but it is real and Michelle Myers, from Buckeye, AZ has it…and she has NEVER left the USA!!! What happens is you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning with an accent. No rhyme or reason for it, but that’s all it is.
Now this isn’t some whack job wanting attention (she has been checked out by a psychiatrist), this is a former Texas beauty queen.
As Michelle says,
“Everybody only sees or hears Mary Poppins,
“Some people think it’s physiological; others think it’s psychological,” she said. “People like me – we don’t care which one it is. We just really want to be taken seriously and if it is something that’s going to hurt me, help me.”
But this is just one of her many accents that she has experienced. So far, she has awoke to speak like an Australian and with an Irish Accent.
The doctors who have checked her out have said that this could be a result of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine:
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a group of disorders that affect connective tissues supporting the skin, bones, blood vessels, and many other organs and tissues. Defects in connective tissues cause the signs and symptoms of these conditions, which range from mildly loose joints to life-threatening complications.
Not to be funny, but it does make you wonder, what her next accent will be.