Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The Wolf Girls
Were there really wolf girls? Were two girls ages 2 and 8 really raised by wolves? This is a true story, sort of. The two girls were brought to an orphanage in India in 1920. They could not speak. They ran around on all fours and ate raw meat. Joseph Singh, the person who brought the girls to the orphanage, said he found the girls in a wolf den. We have only Mr. Singh's journal as evidence that the girls were found in a wolf den. Some people who saw the girls said they acted like animals, but that's not really proof that the girls were raised by wolves. Did Mr. Singh make it all up? Was it a hoax? Were the girls really raised by wolves? Did they not speak because they had a mental or physical problem? Or were they just abandoned by their family and raised by a kind man and lady? Those are the four most popular theories given. Are any of them right? Nobody knows for sure. It is a mystery still waiting to be solved. Which theory do you like best or do you have your own theory of what happened to the wolf girls of Midnapore, India? Please share your theory with us in three to four well written sentences. Be sure to tell us why you believe in that theory.