Sunday, February 7, 2016

Grandma was raised by monkeys, sez 'Today'

A 60-something grandma claims she grew up in the jungle

Grandma was raised by monkeys, sez 'Today'

A grandmother claims she was raised by monkey for five years on Today.
A grandmother claims she was raised by monkey for five years on Today.

I’m a creature of habit. Usually I switch over to Sportscenter in the morning right after Al delivers the weather on Today.

But Matt Lauer delivered a tease this morning that kept me riveted: the story of a British grandmother who maintains that she spent five years in the jungles of Colombia as a child, being raised by Capuchin monkeys.

How you gonna resist a yarn like that?

Sounds like a story from the old Weekly World News, I know. But it has to be true because it was reported by Michelle Kosinski, a beacon of journalistic integrity. Take it away Michelle.

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I’m not sure which part of that report I enjoyed most. I guess when Marina Chapman climbed up a tree and started shaking the branches vigorously. You wanted proof? You got it.

It was the scene in this segment that convinced the Today folks ¬ Natalie, Matt, sit–in Hoda and particularly Al ¬ that the story was verified.

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A true child of TV, David Hiltbrand has worked as a critic at People and as a columnist and editor at TV Guide.

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