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

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Er.....pardon me??

    Bradford housewife claims she spent five years being raised by monkeys in the Colombian jungle after she was kidnapped (Sunday Mail)
    much more, with pictures, at link above
     
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  3. SapphireSteel

    SapphireSteel New Member

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    Lol what a load of rubbish.
     
  4. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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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.
     
  5. gm8549

    gm8549 New Member

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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.
     
  6. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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

    txsvicki Active Member

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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. :what:
     
  9. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    No, not from the monkeys. There is an unmarked ellipsis in the quote and the the original article says:


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...Colombian-jungle-kidnapped.html#ixzz2ACatFXKB
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  10. Gardenlady

    Gardenlady Active Member

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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" :floorlaugh:
     
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    Hejlena Former Member

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    No, that's her sister.
     
  13. Hopeful One

    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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

    SweetT Active Member

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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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    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. :blushing:
     
  17. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    tezi Member of Websleuths since 2000.

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    wfgodot Former Member

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    That's one of the better tabloid headlines that one is likely to find.
     
  20. ttcRider

    ttcRider Well-Known Member

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    this story reminds me of the years I spent living with a band of unicorns. They use to let me peel oranges using their horns and we'd laugh and laugh... :facepalm:
     
  21. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    I know I know, its funny stuff. This lady may have a need for attention and her story may or may not be hooey, but I do believe this kind of thing historically HAS happened.

    Maybe not to her but to some few others throughout history. And the idea that children are "raised" by animals is a mistaken romanticized idea. In those instances where these stories have been validated, the children are tolerated by the animals around them, sometimes shown or are able to discern for themselves what foods to eat and pick up their cues from the wildlife around them.

    I have been watching this series on Discovery Networks about the topic and I believe the case of the monkey boy of Uganda to be absolutely true.

    It was very interesting.

    [video=youtube;a3BGC-QSkCg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3BGC-QSkCg[/video]
     

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