Young Girl Stolen From Her Parents Is Raised By Monkeys Before Being Tracked Down Years Later

By Ryan Unger
Boredom Therapy Staff

Every parent will agree on one thing: having a child kidnapped would be an unfathomable nightmare to live through. Unfortunately, it does happen, and the only thing a mother and father can do is pray that they return home safely.

When Marina Chapman was just four years old, she disappeared from her parents' home in Columbia. She suddenly found herself alone in the middle of the dense Colombian jungle with no one to turn to. However, a helping hand came to her in the most unusual and unexpected form.

Marina Chapman doesn't really know much about her life before being taken. She believes she was born sometime in the 1950s, raised by a family in Columbia. This was where disaster eventually struck...
Marina doesn't know what her given name was, as she chose the name "Marina" later in life. But she does remember being stolen and the nightmare that lasted for years...
According to Marina, not long before her fifth birthday, she was playing in her parents' vegetable garden. She was sitting down picking peas when a strong arm suddenly jerked her backward and a rag full of chloroform was placed over her mouth.
The last thing she remembered before passing out from the chemical was two people placing her into the back of a van, slamming the doors, and speeding away. She had no idea if she'd ever see her parents, or anyone she ever knew for that matter, again.
Marina could do nothing but think about her mother and father. Why was she kidnapped? Did their family have enemies? She even briefly thought her parents were behind it all as a punishment for picking through their garden.
When Marina finally awoke, she found herself crammed in the back of a van with a group of whimpering children. Whoever her captors were, they had been busy scooping up other kids too. Marina soon fell into unconsciousness again...