Hello kiddos, grab your favorite drink and snack of your choice and embark on this wonderous tale, theories you might not of heard before, to the Lost City of Z.
The British explorer Percy Fawcett, also known as the true Indiana Jones, disappeared in Brazil. Many people believe he was killed by local tribes, but is this true? I will let you decide.
Finding the remains of delicate pottery, in the Motto Grosso region of western Brazil, convinced Percy Fawcett that beneath the jungle floor of the Amazon River basin, was evidence of civilization that had once existed. He believed that beneath the jungle floor was evidence of roadways and causeway.
Anthropologist Micheal Heckenberger, through recent finds, suggests that Fawcett may have indeed been right. There is evidence of a city and large civilization, that was home to roughly 60,000 people in 800-1600 CE, named Kuhikugu after the main archeological site of Percy Fawcett.
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Back to our story…
After fighting in World War I, Fawcett returned back to the jungle in search of this lost city Z. He falls sick with fever and ends up having to shoot his horse at the place he later called “Dead Horse Camp”.
In 1925, Fawcett returns with his son Jack and Jack’s best friend, Raleigh Rimell. Also in this party were two locals, two dogs, two horses, and eight mules.
After his last communication with his wife Nina, they were not heard from again.
An explanation that has been given weight was by Swiss explorer Stephan Rattin. Ratting claimed he met Fawcett. Ratting said that Fawcett was being held captive by tribesmen, so he sets off to rescue Fawcett with two men, one being a reporter, but again, they were never heard from again.
Majority of people believed that Fawcett, Jack, and Raleigh were killed by local tribes but, no evidence or clues suggest that this is true.
A fanciful tale, when Fawcett and his son never disappeared was, that they had starved to death, been eaten by wild beasts, or were alive and living with the natives.
I ask you, is it possible that Fawcett had never intended to return to England? Was he determined to set up a commune in the jungle?
Based on Fawcetts family papers that had been kept secret, Fawcett had visions of a native goddess who drew him to the area. Many of his friends had agreed to meet him there when he set up this commune.
The major motion picture The Lost City of Z, suggests Fawcett and his son were carried off to meet their demise by cannibals.
What do you think happened? It’s a fanciful tale with many twists and turns and don’t forget theories.
Continue the conversation and let us know what you think.
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