posted on Jul, 15 2006 @ 11:21 PM
From Jaramillo, Hall was able to learn the true story of the Tayos library—which was not in the Cueva de los Tayos at all! Jaramillo stated that he
had entered the library in 1946, when he was 17 years old.
He was shown it by an uncle, whose name has gone unrecorded but who was known as "Blanquito Pelado" (a loving description of the man's appearance).
He was apparently on friendly terms with the local Shuar population, who invited him to see a secret in gratitude for the kindness and goodness he had
shown towards the tribe.
Jaramillo entered the system at least once after that. On that occasion, he saw a library consisting of thousands of large, metal books stacked on
shelves, each with an average weight of about 20 kilograms, each page impressed from one side with ideographs, geometric designs and written
There was a second library, consisting of small, hard, smooth, translucent—what seemed to be crystal—tablets, grooved with parallel encrusted
channels, stacked on sloping shelves of trestled units covered in gold leaf. There were zoomorphic and human statues (some on heavy column plinths),
metal bars of different shapes, as well as sealed "doors"—possibly tombs—covered in mixtures of coloured, semi-precious stones.
There was a large sarcophagus, sculpted from hard, translucent material, containing the gold-leafed skeleton of a large human being. In short, an
incredible treasure, stored away as if hidden in preparation for some upcoming disaster.
On one occasion, Jaramillo took down seven books from the shelves to study them, but their weight prevented him from replacing them. It also meant
that they were too heavy to remove from the library and reveal to the world. Jaramillo never produced any physical evidence for his claims, which may
explain why he wanted to live in the shadows of this story.
Hall did ask him why he never took photographs. "He said that it would not prove anything." Other discoveries, such as the infamous Burrows Cave in
the United States, prove that seeing actually isn't believing.
Still, Jaramillo stated that he had left his initials in these seven books so that, if the library were ever discovered, it could be proved that it
was he who had entered it.