Today'sCellar / Neatorama Image of the Week is the amazing story of Rochom P'ngieng, a Cambodian girl who disappeared at the age of eight and re-appeared now, twenty years later, after living all that time in the deep Cambodian jungle.
Rochom's story remains a mystery, as she can't talk (she can only grunt and pat her stomach when she's hungry). However, proving that karaoke is something more primal than anything else in the world, the "jungle girl" took an instant liking to the family's collection of karaoke videos!
Lots more photos at: MSN-Mainichi Daily News - Be sure to visit Cellar Image of the Day for more amazing photos!
(Previously on Neatorama, posted by Spluch)
a proof of this kind.
This girl was also Cambodian, and had to be coaxed back into using language because she had lived in the surrounding jungle for over ten years and lost her vocabulary, forgetting what words meant. The officials got enough of her story to know that she had escaped a Khmer Rouge execution squad who had killed her family when she had been about five years old, and she had apparently hidden from all human contact in the jungle since then. That made her about sixteen years old when she was captured. This girl also insisted on constantly taking off all the clothes she had been given, and eventually vanished, probably back into the jungle. This story sounds eerily like the Rochom case, except that no one knew who this girl was or claimed she was their daughter.