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UK housewife 'raised by monkeys in jungle'


Posted on Monday, 22 October, 2012 | Comment icon 28 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Marina Chapman spent five years of her childhood being raised in the jungle by a colony of monkeys.

Marina had been abandoned in the jungles of Colombia by kidnappers and ended up learning how to catch rabbits and birds with her bare hands in order to survive. Eventually she was discovered by hunters who sold her to a brothel from which she later escaped. She spent several years on the streets before being finally taken in to work as a maid for a family in her mid-teens.

Marina's remarkable story is being published for the first time in the form of a new book and later a television documentary aimed at highlighting the plight of those caught up in the horror of human trafficking in South America.

"The story of a Yorkshire housewife who spent five years in her childhood living with a colony of capuchin monkeys in Colombia is to be told for the first time in a book and planned television documentary."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #19 Posted by Abramelin on 23 October, 2012, 14:14
Come on people, this is just a hoax based on wordplay: It's not capuchin monkeys, but Capuchin monks: +++ EDIT: In 1916 the Arhuacos asked the government of Colombia for teachers to learn to read and write and also learn about mathematics, but instead the government sent Capuchin Friars. The Friars prohibited the children from learning about their culture, established a "regime of terror" and put them aside in an orphanage. They also established forced labor, ignoring the Arhuacos' plea to leave them alone. (...) On August 7, 1982 they rebelled against the Capuchins and t... [More]
Comment icon #20 Posted by sergeantflynn on 23 October, 2012, 14:39
First it was monkeys . Now it`s Monks . I thought it was coffee . Correct me if I`m wrong .
Comment icon #21 Posted by Abramelin on 23 October, 2012, 17:28
You correct me if *I* am wrong.
Comment icon #22 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 24 October, 2012, 5:18
Hmm interesting but maybe some of the monks might of been a bit cro-magnonish and this inspired the head lines.
Comment icon #23 Posted by JGirl on 24 October, 2012, 6:04
luxury...
Comment icon #24 Posted by Alex Smith on 25 October, 2012, 13:27
I was raised by brass monkeys
Comment icon #25 Posted by nohands on 26 October, 2012, 1:18
WHAT A NICE STORY TO TELL.... WHAT A BEAUTIFUL LIFE IT HAS BEEN
Comment icon #26 Posted by BiffSplitkins on 31 October, 2012, 13:07
Then you must be one funky monkey!
Comment icon #27 Posted by Eldorado on 31 October, 2012, 16:32
So sad. She was sacked as a prostitute for throwing feces at the clients, apparently.


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