A woman took part in a very bizarre, NASA funded experiment that involved dolphins, and it is said that these adorable sea animals became so close to her that one even tried to have sex with her. Although published a while ago, the story has soared to viral status in recent times.
You can view her interview below:
According to an old source from Mirror.co.uk, Margaret Howe Lovatt always had a love for animals since she was a little girl.
Her first memory begins with a book about a talking cat that was given to her by her mother when she was a child and it sparked a life-long fascination with animals and how they communicate.
It also led Margaret to become a part of the NASA funded experiment in the 1960s. She spent long periods of time with dolphins and built a strong connection with them, reports Ladbible.
When she was interviewed by the BBC, Margaret mentioned a dolphin named Peter, who used to rub himself against her knees, hands and feet in a sexual manner.
She said: “It was sexual on his part – it was not sexual on mine, sensuous perhaps.” Margaret turned 20 when her brother-in-law told her about this programme during the Christmas of 1963.
Her brother-in-law said that there was a ‘secret island’ that was being used to do work with dolphins. Margaret drove to the lab to find out what was going on and met the lab director, Gregory Bateson.
Bateson let Margaret observe the dolphins (even though she had no scientific background) and write down her theories and this was where he knew she was talented as she was able to spot animal behaviour, which eventually secured her spot on the NASA funded study.
Margaret spent time with three dolphins named, Peter, Pamela and Sissy who were involved in the study. “Pamela was very shy and fearful. And Peter was a young guy. He was sexually coming of age and a bit naughty”, says Lovatt.
“Peter liked to be… with me,” she said. “He would rub himself on my knee, my foot or my hand and I allowed that.”
“I wasn’t uncomfortable – as long as it wasn’t too rough. It was just easier to incorporate that and let it happen, it was very precious and very gentle, Peter was right there, he knew that I was right there.”
She continued: “It was sexual on his part – it was not sexual on mine, sensuous perhaps. It would just become part of what was going on like an itch, just get rid of that we’ll scratch and we would be done and move on.”
“I was there to get to know Peter, that was part of Peter.”
The study was set up by American neurologist, Dr John Lilly who hoped the experiment would teach dolphins to communicate with humans by making human-like sounds through their tiny blowholes, however, the study was closed down due to concerns and rumours that the dolphins were given LSD.
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