In an exclusive interview with WDAY news Amber said she suffers from recurring Amnesia. Below, in Amber’s own words, are what happened to her:
Amber Glatt: “I didn’t know who I was, and I sat around the house for a while, looking at books and stuff. I started getting really scared, because I didn’t know what was going on, where or who anyone was.”
“After I figured out how to drive my car, I took off and didn’t see anyone for two hours. Eventually it got dark and I saw fireworks in the sky. I followed the fireworks and chased them around town to see where they were coming from.”
“When I started to get back to a main road, I started following other cars and eventually one led me back to a bar. That’s where I met Kirk. Kirk was really nice, we had that nonverbal communication thing. He looked at me and gave me that “Are you okay?” look, and I said, “Not really.” He nodded over saying I could go over to his table.”
“My driver’s license said I was from Virginia so I told him that I was from Virginia. He asked where I was going, and I said I was just kind of driving. He was saying that he was going to the Grand Canyon and that if I wanted to tag along I could and that it was beautiful up there. So, I decided to follow him up there.”
We stopped in Salt Lake City and we were in a place where we could get internet and he looked me up online and woke me up and showed me I was a missing person. He encouraged me, saying “If I went missing my family would miss me so much!”
“So eventually the next day we got to the Grand Canyon, I called the number and nobody answered the first time or the second time. After the third time I called they didn’t answer, but then the payphone rang back and she was like, “Amber is that you?” And I had no idea who it was, I was amazed that the telephone even rang. We talked and I told her where I was and then she talked to Kirk and he told her I was safe.”
Amber said she regained most of her memory on Wednesday morning.
UPDATE: July 10, 2012 – Officials said in a press conference that Glatt was found in Coconino County, Arizona, after a man she was traveling with called authorities in Arizona and Glatt’s mother in Virginia.
Glatt was transported to Page, Ariz., where she was being held for observation, according to Cmdr. Rex Gilliland of the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office.
Amber Glatt, 22, is missing from Valley City, North Dakota. Amber was last seen July 4, 2012. She may be driving a silver Mittsubishi Lancer with the rear driver’s side window broken out, with Virginia license plates XFK1538. She was listed as a student at Valley City State University from Chesapeake, Virginia.
Valley City Police say Glatt suffers from reoccurring amnesia and has disappeared before during episodes that have lasted up to six weeks. Amber is about 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighing about 96 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown medium-length hair.
Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Amber Marcia Glatt should call the Valley City Police Department at 701-845-3110.