Marina Chapman, Raised by the Monkees

Capuchin monkeys

Marina Chapman wrote a memoir titled The Girl With No Name. In it, she details her life. The most notable fact is that she lived among Capuchin Monkeys for five years of her childhood. No humans, only the Monkees monkeys:

Between the ages of four and ten, Marina Chapman’s family consisted of 20 or so Capuchin monkeys, native to the jungles of South America. Her memory of how it all started is hazy-she remembers sorting peas in her village when in an instant a hand covered her mouth and she awoke in the jungle.

“All she can remember is being chloroformed with a hand over her mouth,” James, told London’s Sunday Times this past week. “It’s assumed that the kidnap went wrong,”

Two days after fending for herself, she was approached by a colony of monkeys who taught her by example to forage, feed, and survive as one of their own.

Marina Chapman, The Girl With No Name

“Acting entirely on instinct, she tried to do what they did: she ate what they ate and copied their actions, and, little by little, learned to fend for herself,” according to a press release for the Marina’s memoir, The Girl With No Name, to be released in 2013 by Pegasus Books.

As Chapman adapted to jungle life, she lost any language she had learned in her early years, and instead developed an inhuman ability to scale trees and to communicate with creatures native to the forest. After more than five years, she was discovered by hunters who sold her into slavery in exchange for a parrot.

I may have been born at night, I just was not born last night. I’m agonna have throw the bs flag on this one. Raised by monkeys? I’m not a believer. . .

9 thoughts on “Marina Chapman, Raised by the Monkees

  1. Actually, you’re right Navy One…this little fabrication is kind of hard to swallow in any conceivable way….k

  2. It rather depends, I suppose on what form of Islam each group practices…as some may not be aware, there are at least two hundred different forms of Islamic sects within the one faith…and each sect considers all the others as heretical, committing blasphemy and as a result, apostates. So, this may be something even more complicated than upon first reflection…or each group may just be feuding…who knows with a desert religion?..k

  3. Lt Dude…ya ever heard of Tarzan? It can happen! Why I even worked with a bunch of people who had to be raised with monkeys…or jackasses.

  4. Totally believable! It happened to me once, years ago. I was on liberty in Pattaya Beach, and someone much have chloroformed me, because I woke up a day later sandwiched between two young ladies with no recollection of how I got there. Two days later I was discovered by a Shore Patrol team and sold into slavery with the USN until I regained my freedon (retired) in 2002. *sniff* I sure do miss those monkeys.

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