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    Woman claims to have been raised in jungle by Capuchin monkeys after kidnap at age 5

    Er.....pardon me??

    Bradford housewife claims she spent five years being raised by monkeys in the Colombian jungle after she was kidnapped (Sunday Mail)
    A Bradford housewife has claimed she spent five years as a child being raised by monkeys in the Colombian jungle.

    Marina Chapman said she was kidnapped for ransom in the 1950s when she was just five years old and abandoned in the jungle, with her captors believed to have botched the abduction.

    For five years, she lived a Tarzan-style existence with a colony of Capuchin monkeys - learning to catch prey, including birds and rabbits, with nothing but her bare hands.

    She escaped and was taken in by a Colombian family as a teenager, choosing the name Marina Luz.
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    [She and her husband] have two children and live in Yorkshire. Chapman, who says she never cries, only told her husband, a former church organist and bacteriologist, about her bizarre claims after they were married.
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    Monkeys are known for accepting humans into the fold, according to experts on feral children.
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    Lol what a load of rubbish.
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    Hard times, she's got a book to sell, lol. I might claim I'd been raised from birth by Yeti snow-gods in the Himalayas if I were writing a book.

    I'm trying to figure if her proposition is do-able and - nah, don't think so. True, she would have, one would think, acquired language skills by age five. The linguist Noam Chomsky's research indicates that if a child has not acquired those skills by age seven, he or she will never speak; but I'm not sure whether life in the jungle with the Capuchin colony would retard them sufficiently so that, after her return, she would be unable to use them. One suspects so, though perhaps not entirely so.

    Though I don't believe her, I support her; the world needs its fabulists.

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    In the comments:

    "I think she was very wise to have held back on her story until after the wedding...... I should know after all I was raised by hedgehogs on the hard-shoulder of the m6 in Staffordshire." - Meresyside-Dave, Liverpool, 21/10/2012 18:32........... Would that be the Hells Hedgehogs MCC, Staffordshire Branch, Dave? "Born to be Wild"? You were lucky, those hedgehogs are hard as nails and they have the best bikes.

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    Capuchin monkeys are kinda tiny... 12-20 inches or so. They must have felt like raising the Yeti.

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    She escaped from tiny monkeys as a teen?

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    Maybe she can get together with Forest Boy and they can regale each other with their wacky stories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txsvicki View Post
    She escaped from tiny monkeys as a teen?
    No, not from the monkeys. There is an unmarked ellipsis in the quote and the the original article says:


    Chapman's life in the jungle was said to have ended when she was discovered by hunters and sold to a brothel in the northern city of Cucuta, where she was regularly beaten.

    She escaped and was taken in by a Colombian family as a teenager, choosing the name Marina Luz.
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    I did a double take when I saw this thread - initially read it as "woman claims to have been raised by Capuchin MONKS"
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    No, that's her sister.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hejlena View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lizzybeth View Post
    No, that's her sister.
    BWWWAAAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!!!!!!!

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    I wonder if she'll invite her monkey family to the book signings?

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    I'm just gonna say that I am gonna gamble that her parents are not in agreement with this story. And yes, very good idea to wait till after her marriage to tell her husband about it. Wonder why she did that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetT View Post
    I'm just gonna say that I am gonna gamble that her parents are not in agreement with this story. And yes, very good idea to wait till after her marriage to tell her husband about it. Wonder why she did that?
    I would say it was good she did not tell her husband about this until after they were married. I would not have told my husband about all that monkey-ing arround either.

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