Monday, March 26, 2007

Wild Woman

In the middle of 18th century, some hunters from Ochamir region of Georgia ,Russia captured a ‘wild woman’. The woman had ape like features. She had a massive bossom, thick arms, legs, and fingers and was covered with hair. She was named Zana by the hunters. She was so violent so that the hunters had to keep her in a cage for some years and food tossed to her. Later she became human friendly and started doing some simple tasks like grinding corn. She had an incredible fortitude against cold and couldn’t stand in a heated room.

She enjoyed herself gorging herself on grapes from the vine and had a weakness on wines, often drinking so heavily she would sleep for hours. Colin Wilson points out in The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Mysteries, this is likely how she became mother of many children to different fathers. Her children died usually when she washed them in freezing water. She expected them to withstand the cold like her but being half homosapiens they were killed. The villagers later took her children away from her and brought them up like their own. Unlike their mother they had ability to communicate

Zana died in 1890.Her youngest child died in 1954.Later Professor Porchnev researched on her stories and interviewed many old people from trhe village .They remembered Zana and her grandchildren Her grandchildren had dark skin and one her grand children named Shalikula had powerful jaws that he could lift a chair with a man sitting on it

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