British Housewife Claims Columbian Monkeys Raised Her
Marina Chapman lives the sedate life of a British housewife in northern England today, but a soon to be released book about her early years claims she was raised in the jungles of Columbia by monkeys after being placed there following a childhood kidnapping, reports New York Daily News.
Chapman claims in her soon to be released book, “The Girl with No Name” that she was nurtured by
a family of capuchin monkeys and managed to survive for five years with their help.
Her return back to civilization was facilitated by a group of hunters who discovered her in her jungle habitat and bartered her to a nearby whore house in exchange for a parrot, according to The Sunday Times via The Australian.
“When we wanted food, we’d have to make noises for it,” her daughter told the newspaper. “All my schoolfriends loved Mum as she was so unusual. She was childlike, too, in many ways.”
In the late 1970s, she made her way to England where she worked as a maid prior to marrying.
On his website her agent Andrew Lownie offers more details on the Yorkshire housewife’s extraordinary tale.
“She was confronted by about twenty curious capuchin monkeys,” Lowie describes. “By following them and copying what they ate and drank, their social activities, their language, Marina gradually became part of the family for five extraordinary years. They fought, played and shared tender and terrifying experiences. Marina developed extraordinary super-human abilities such as tree-climbing, stealth and animal communication.”
According to the Huffington Post, although her life is very different in England, Champan still embraces her primal side “by scaling trees in seconds, catching wild birds and rabbits with her bare hands, as well as milking the odd passing cow.”